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Alumnus Aaron Oussoren Receives 2016 RBC Award for Glass

By Roxanne Toronto

Posted on October 19, 2016 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:06AM

The $10K award will be presented at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, November 12, 2016.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to share news that MDes alumnus Aaron Oussoren is the recipient of the 2016 RBC Award for Glass.

Oussoren graduated from Sheridan’s Craft + Design program (2008), was artist in residence in the glass studio at Harbourfront Centre (2008-2012), and received his Master of Design from ECU in 2016. He has worked with glass in a variety of ways, from public artwork to tableware, and currently has a research practice that integrates 3D printing and a variety of digital manufacturing methods with traditional glass working. Currently, he is teaching in the Design and Visual Arts departments at Emily Carr. This is his second win for the RBC Award for Glass (2013).

This prestigious national award allows early career practicing artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that will advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in their careers. Oussoren plans to travel to Japan to study with glass master Peter Ivy. This mentorship will provide him with an opportunity to experience Ivy's unique studio practice and techniques, explore local aesthetics of the area and research customized equipment. Oussoren plans to apply these new skills and techniques from this trip to new work and share his knowledge with the glass community.

The award will be presented at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, November 12, 2016.

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