The Dorothy Collin Memorial Award 

1937 - 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 celebrates a person within the MPG who has exemplified personal growth in advancing their own work while going above and beyond to grow the clay community within the guild and beyond. 

The Nominees for 2022 were:

Daniela Duriavig

Salina Szechtman

The Recipient of the Dorothy Collin Memorial Award 2022:

Salina Szechtman
Congratulations Salina! Your commitment to the Guild is appreciated.

To see Salina Szechtman’s Nomination Notes click here

        To see the full Award Ceremony Presentation click here.

 "Salina has a strong presence in the Clay Community due to Salina's efforts. Past President of the Guild wrapped up the Home Pottery Kit fundraising initiative."

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