50th Anniversary Scholarship

Youth 18 and under

Sisko Capurro

Lucien Williams


Adult working in clay currently

Robyn Bragg

Lynn Glover

Hope Sooley

Alison Welsh

University/College student in a ceramics program

Amy St. Denis


Adult seeking to work in clay

Jacqueline Bieri

Alyssa Max

Senior 65+

Carol Holmes-Kerr



To see more about the scholarship recipients, click on the names above as they are highlighted on their scholarship journey throughout 2023
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The Ottawa Guild of Potters is pleased to announce the winners of its 50th Anniversary Scholarship! This community outreach project, a series of ten, $500 scholarships, provides funding for anyone wishing to further their education in clay during the Guild’s 50th year. Applicants from across our creative city impressed the jury with their work and their future plans for the use of this special scholarship. We thank all those who took the time to submit an application, who thought big and who dreamed even bigger. We look forward to seeing where this wonderful opportunity takes you!

The Process:

This Scholarship was open to people of all ages living in Ottawa during the OGP's 50th anniversary year in 2023, or who were members in good standing of The Ottawa Guild of Potters at the time of application. Applicants applied under the following categories: Youth 18 and under, University/College student in a ceramics program, Adult working in clay currently, Adult seeking to work in clay and Senior 65+.


Applications were accepted between January 1 - 31, 2023 and, following a juried selection process, the scholarships were awarded on February 14, 2023.


Applicants are required to use their award within the calendar year of 2023 and to present the OGP with a short presentation (given in person, virtually, by recording, or by written text) that describes their use of the 50th Anniversary Scholarship.


The Jury:

Hilde Lambrechts: Curator of Figureworks, Designer of Populace and Compass, notable juror, curator and panel member in the Ottawa Visual Arts community, award winning ceramic artist. http://h-art.ca/index.html


Kim Lulashnyk: Owner and Creative Director of Stone Manor Studios, award winning Ceramic Artist specializing in creative contemporary sculpture and functional ware, past Communications Director for the Ottawa Guild of Potters, Director of Outreach and Communications for Populace and Compass. https://kimlulashnyk.com/


Kirstin Davidson: Former President of the Ottawa Guild of Potters, Director of Populace and Compass, functional potter. http://kirstindavidson.blogspot.com/


For more information contact 50th.info@ottawaguildofpotters.ca


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