Making Your Mark: Clay Making Program - Nia Centre for the Arts
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Making Your Mark: Clay Making Program

Explore clay and build community


September 20 - November 1, 2023


6:00PM - 8:30PM


524 Oakwood Ave, Toronto, ON M6E 2X1

Explore hand building, glazing, mark making, and more

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About the Program

Back for a second year, Making Your Mark creates space for community members to learn more about the clay making process, explore the medium, and create works inspired by their individual, and our shared histories.

Facilitated by ceramicist Adam Williams, this program will feature two public artist talks, and is open to all. Space in the program is limited, and priority will be given to participants who self-identify as Black / Afrodiasporic.

Workshop Schedule

Workshops will run weekly from September 20 to November 1. All workshops will run from 6 – 8:30pm, and take place at Nia Centre For the Arts, 524 Oakwood Avenue. Workshop schedule is subject to change. Registration is free of charge.

September 20 – Introduction to Hand Building Techniques

September 27 – Hand Building

October 4 – Hand Building

October 11 – Artist Talk (Participant Works are Bisque Fired Off-Site)

October 18 – Glazing

 October 25 – Gardiner Museum Tour & Glazing

November 1 – Documentation of Completed Works

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Meet the Facilitator

Adam Williams was born in Trinidad in 1982. In 2000 he moved to Toronto. Canada, to attend the Ontario College of Art and Design where he majored in drawing and painting. In 2003 he shifted his focus to clay and returned to Trinidad to complete his degree in visual arts at the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine. In 2011 he returned to Toronto where he currently lives and works as an artist an educator. With a shifting focus from production pottery to sculpture, Williams’ work explores unstable patterns of power through figurines and architectural models. Issues surrounding human sexuality, homonormatism, social aspirations, and the unintended consequences of upward mobility are ideas strongly legible in his clay work.  

About Community Art Space

Established in 2016, Community Arts Space (CAS) is the Gardiner’s incubator for community engagement though clay-based projects. The program provides an inclusive space for artists, educators, and community members to connect, collaborate, and explore their creativity through hands-on participation and open dialogue.

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