Upcoming Shows, Sales and Exhibitions

Help us keep the arts community up-to-date with any ceramics-related shows and exhibitions. Email us at info@mississaugapotters.com and we will post it on our website.

Hello Everyone!

I am pleased to announce the AWBZ Visual Art Collection, Global Affairs Canada has recently purchased 5 ceramic sculptures from my series Invisibility Cloaks (2018-2019) and Growing Wings (2017-19). With the acquisition, my work is now represented in a major public Canadian art collection. Photos and statement can be accessed on my website https://www.kathykranias.com/new-work

The Gardiner Museum Shop will have a small selection of this series for sale beginning next week.

Best regards,


Kathy Kranias

Ceramic Artist




The Body Has Reasons Which Reason Knows Not Of

Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Craft Ontario

April 11 – May 12, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday April 11, 2019 from 6-9pm
Craft Ontario Gallery
1106 Queen Street W. Toronto

Artists: Andrea Piller, Aneela Dias-D'Sousa, Annika Hoefs, Bernadette Pratt, Catherine Jones, Gracia Isabel Gómez Cantoya, Heidi McKenzie, Lesley McInally, Lisa Walter, Mary McKenzie, Mimi Kokai, Susan Low-Beer

Working with clay actively engages the body. The artists in this exhibition trust that their lived experiences, stories, and skills are indwelled in the muscles used to make their work. Each of the artists in this exhibition took part in the Muscle Memory International Ceramic Symposium & Residency, which was programmed and founded by Mimi Kokai in collaboration with the International Ceramic Studio (ICS) in Kecskemet, Hungary and took place in both 2017 and 2018.

Experiences of injury and recuperation informed the theme to the Muscle Memory symposium. One of the purposes of the residency is to demonstrate the power and the skill of artists with disabilities.


During each of the residencies the artists became a strongly knit community. Many of the artists have noted the mentorship, and guidance they received from their fellow participants. It is remarkable to imagine the strength and trust that was built and cultivated not just within their own bodies as they worked with clay, but also with each other.

All of the works explore various themes surrounding tacit knowledge, and the body’s ability to bounce back, grow, resist, and remember. Further Exhibition Information

Image credits (1) Annika Hoefs, (2) Susan Low-Beer

*The title of this exhibition was inspired by the title of Mari Sorri’s seminal article The Body Has Reasons: Tacit Knowing in Thinking and Making, which was inspired by Blaise Pascal who wrote “the heart has reasons which reason knows not of”.
Mari Sorri, The Body Has Reasons: Tacit Knowing in Thinking and Making Journal of Aesthetic Education Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer, 1994), pp. 15-26 (12 pages) Published by: University of Illinois Press

Public reception, all are welcome
Wheelchair accessible venue
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Contact: gallery@craftontario.com




Friday May 31 through Sunday June 2, 2019
Friday 6pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm

The annual ART TOUR is a showcase for some of the best art in Toronto's West End. Artists display their works at locations from Swansea to The Junction.
Admission is free, and art lovers have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and to see their creations.
Visitors are invited to soak up the unique atmosphere of the local community with its delightful mix of shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants.

There is a draw for three $100 prizes to be used toward an art purchase from any artist on the Tour.  Entry forms can be filled out at all the tour sites; enter at each location to increase your chances.  We will contact the winners three weeks after the Tour.
Enjoy the show!

2019 Bread and Honey Festival

Busy Bee Island


Contact: Gisèle
Email: breadandhoneyisland@gmail.com

Save the Bees, Save the Planet
Vendors Wanted!!

Is your product or service local, supports saving the bees or better yet helps save the planet? We would love to have you participate on the Busy Bee Island where we promote reuse, recycling and locally made products. They can be services, a product or a food item that promotes the Busy Bee Island theme.

Canadian homemade products, service offerings and other types of vendors that support the cause of saving the planet are welcome to sell their wares at the Busy Bee Island.


  1.  Made at home or locally

  2. Your own designs , embrace creativity

  3. Please no repackaging of foreign products such as gift baskets

  4.  Supporting the family theme of the Busy Bee Island

  5. Vendors need to commit for Saturday and Sunday (details below)



One space (approx. 13' wide x 16' deep) for Saturday and Sunday (multiple spaces available)  
$110 + $14.30(HST) = $124.30

If you require a table (multiple available)  
$12 + $1.56(HST) = $13.56

Fees Payable to City of Mississauga   

$32 Vendor permit  fee (if applicable)

$21.60 Insurance certificate  

$53.00 Insurance for Edible products (if applicable)


For more information on vendor licensing, visit the City of Mississauga Mobile Licensing Site here, email Mobile Licensing at mobile.licensing@mississauga.ca , or call 3-1-1.

Send in the applications form, cheque(s), insurance certificate and supporting documentation for license exemption to the address indicated on the Bread and Honey Application form by May 10th, 2019

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