Applicant Information

The Craft & Design Studio is a unique Canadian career-oriented program and facility. It is an artist-in-residency, incubator and training centre that uses a self-directed learning approach, which is open to post-graduates demonstrating a thorough and comprehensive understanding, conceptually as well as technically, in one of five areas: Ceramic, Design, Glass, Metal or Textile.

We are the only residency of its kind in Canada to receive the generous support of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Training Fund.

Studio Equipment List

Ceramic

  • Electric kiln (oval) – 16.5 cubic feet
  • Electric kiln (round) – 7 cubic feet
  • Extruding system
  • Front loading gas kiln – 31 cubic feet of stack space
  • Pottery wheels
  • Slab roller
  • Spray Booth – 47″ x 39″ opening
  • Ware racks (2 per AiR)
  • Worktables (approx. 6’x3′ per AiR)

Design

  • Epilog Zing 24 (60 watt) Laser Cutter with Rotary Attachment
  • iMac Computers (2)
  • Rhino
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Glass

  • Annealers with digital controls (5)
  • Belt Sander
  • Diamond Saw
  • Drill press
  • Electric Kiln (Oval) – 12 cubic feet
  • Electric Slumping Kiln – 5 cubic feet
  • Garage
  • Gas Furnace w. 350 lb crucible
  • Glory Holes (1 single burner; 1 double burner)
  • Grinder (lap wheel)
  • Lathe (1″ spindle)
  • Sandblaster
  • Wax/Plaster cast set-up

Metal

  • Anvils and mandrels
  • Band saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Belt sander
  • Draw plates
  • Drill press
  • Enameling kiln
  • Foredom flex shafts
  • Hydraulic press
  • Magnetic and rotary tumblers
  • Pickle
  • Polishing machine
  • Ring stretcher
  • Rolling mills
  • Sandblaster
  • Shears
  • Soldering stations – oxygen/propane
  • Soldering stations – acetylene
  • Ultrasonic
  • Vice
  • Vulcanizer
  • Wax injector

Textile

  • Dark room
  • Dye mixing hood
  • Dye set-up with gas burner
  • Industrial Steamer
  • Knitting machine (main bed)
  • Light table
  • Pattern drafting table
  • Print table (16’ x 5’)

Grants

Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants for Craft Artists in Ontario.

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants — ranging from $500 to $2000 — are for exhibition preparation (ie. materials, framing and preparation, crating and transportation).

Annual Jury Deadline: September 15 and January 15 (or the next business day).

To learn more, please consult the OAC’s website here.

You can find a list of of all Exhibition Assistance recommenders here.