Mississauga Potters' Guild

The Dorothy Collin Memorial Award 2021

Dorothy Collin passed away in 2021 and is missed by many. The MPG has honoured her memory through this award. Dorothy Collin was a founding member of the Mississauga Potters’ Guild. She was proud of the thriving creative community that grew from the humble beginnings of the gathering of a few clay enthusiasts in founding members' homes. Dorothy was a strong member of her community. She was an accomplished potter and connected with members new and old whenever she had the chance. She embraced new Guild activities, participating in sales, exhibitions, attending meetings in person and on Zoom and opening her home for members' to use. Dorothy was the Guild's biggest cheerleader. She is remembered for applauding the hard work of volunteers as the backbone of the Guild. 

The Dorothy Collin Memorial Award Criteria:

(i) It celebrates a person or group of volunteers within the MPG who has:  

(ii) exemplified personal growth in advancing their own work while

(iii) going above and beyond to grow the clay community within the guild and beyond. 


The Nominees for 2021 were:  


Pamela Bingham

Larissa O’Reilly

Jenny Rushforth


The Recipient of the Dorothy Collin Memorial Award 2021:

Jenny Rushforth



Congratulations Jenny! Your commitment to the Guild is inspirational

           To see Jenny Rushforth’s Nomination Notes click here

         To see the full Award Ceremony Presentation click here.

“Her volunteer position as Admin has required a lot of skill and knowledge development, as well as efficiency to handle all the calls and emails she receives almost daily.” 

“This year Jenny has focused on developing her forms, designs and glazes, as she is always striving to improve.”

“Without her tireless effort, many ideas could not have been realized...her skills, knowledge, willingness to help others and dedication to the guild should be awarded.”


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