Jeff Goodman Designs

Dates
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 - Sun, Feb 24, 2013

Hours
Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

Location Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
990 Queen Street West, Toronto

Event Type Exhibition

Admission Free

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January 10 – February 24, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10 | 6pm – 9 pm

Craftsperson, designer, maker, mentor, friend, husband, father, brother, son – Jeff Goodman (1961–2012) was all of these. This exhibition focuses on one aspect of Jeff: his interest in incorporating handcrafted items into contemporary design. Some of these works were commissioned by architects and designers for specific locations; others became signature pieces of the Jeff Goodman Studio.

Following his studies at Sheridan College and the University of Illinois, Jeff returned to Sheridan to serve on the faculty from 1987 to 1994. He was an artist-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre’s Craft Studios from 1986 to 1989, and after his residency acted as an advisor from 1991 to 1994, and from 2004 to 2008. In addition, he served on the boards of the Glass Art Association of Canada from 2003 to 2008, and the Ontario Crafts Council from 2000 to 2003. Jeff was also generous, mentoring and/or employing many glass artists early in their careers.

In 1983, Jeff established the Jeff Goodman Studio. Over the years, it moved and expanded from a small location on Dupont Street to one on Hanna Avenue. The Studio is currently located on Cranfield Road in the northeastern part of Toronto, and continues to produce works in glass.

In much the same way as Jeff worked, this exhibition was conceived and produced as a team effort. Jeff never failed to pay tribute to the highly skilled and dedicated people who brought their considerable attributes to his work and studio practice. In this spirit, we would like to acknowledge the following individuals, who made this exhibition possible:

Sunil Bhandari
Melanie Egan
Alan C. Elder
Janna Hiemstra
Sylvia Lee

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