Design at Riverside
7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
This exhibition features design ceramics by three leading Canadian innovators and mould makers extraordinaire. The exhibition encompasses one-off, limited and mass production products and focuses on the process as well as the finished product, highlighting a selection of retrospective and recent works by Angelo di Petta (Ontario), Denise Goyer + Alain Bonneau (Quebec), and Koen de Winter (Quebec). Each designer has utilized both experimental and classic techniques to push the boundaries of clay casting, and has achieved international recognition of their work.
Opening: Saturday, November 8, 3:30pm
Join us also from 1:00 - 3:00pm at Idea Exchange, Preston for the Opening and Tour of 'Works from the Collection of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery'
Angelo di Petta was born in Colle d’Anchise, which is located in the Molise region of central Italy, and immigrated to Toronto with his family in 1956. He majored in ceramics at the Ontario College of Art (OCAD University), graduating in 1972. He was awarded three scholarships to study industrial ceramics in Faenza, Italy in 1973 and 1975.
His teaching career at OCAD University began in 1975 and continued until his retirement in 2012. He taught courses in; mouldmaking, domestic ceramics, ceramic materials, 3D design, applied imagery/surface and rendering/drawing. di Petta has also shared his knowledge, expertise and experience through workshops and lectures in Canada and the United States. He has been the subject of various articles and his work has been published in numerous books and magazines on ceramics.
di Petta has exhibited his work through numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has also executed major public commissions in Canada and the United States.
di Petta resides with his family, in a country setting near Millbrook, Ontario located northeast of Toronto. His daily interaction with this rural environment, its subtleties of landscape and seasonal changes, is reflected in much of his most work.
Denise Goyer was born in Montréal in l947. After a short stay at Ecole des Beaux-Arts Montréal, she completed a four-year study at Institut des Arts Appliqués de Montréal in l970. She established her workshop the same year.
Alain Bonneau was born in Montréal in 1946. He studied Graphic Arts for three years and carried on as a graphic designer for seven years. He associated with Denise Goyer in l975 to create the team Goyer Bonneau. Since, they continued to perfect their knowledge - attributed in part to study trips: France: Sèvres National Factory, Paris; Chastagner and Haviland porcelain; Limoges. Germany: Rosenthal China, Zelb and Rosenthal Glass, Amberg. England: Wedgwood Factory; Stoke-on-Trent pottery region. Countless publications in Canada and U.S., and several specialized books throughout the world cite their work, approach and research. They are present in numerous public and private collections notably: Québec Museum / Civilisation Québec Museum / Indusmin Museum Ontario / General Foods Co. Ontario / Québec Government House New York / Montreal University / Arizona State Museum.
Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1943, Koen De Winter received degrees in ceramics from the École des Métiers d’Art de Maredsous and product design from the Akademie voor Industriële Vormgeving in Eindhoven. He has been involved in product design, first at Volvo in Sweden, then at Mepalservice (Mepal/Rosti), and at Danesco. He currently teaches at UQAM and serves on many professional associations. As well, with Ginette Rochon, he founded Hippo Design and then Atelier Orange. The quality of his practice has earned him several national and international distinctions. He represents Quebec in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2005, his country of birth recognized his career with its highest distinction for design, the Henri Van De Velde Prize.