20 x 8 x 2.50 in (50.80 x 20.32 x 6.35 cm)
Hot Head Glass
Don MacLennan was raised on the west coast of Canada. He completed his studies at the University of British Columbia and moved on to a career in restaurant management. Before long Don returned to his studies, first in environmental design and eventually in glass at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. He has been an artist in residence at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga, Ontario since his graduation in 1997. "I am very much driven by color and form in my work. I feel that my upbringing in the natural beauty of British Columbia weaves its way into my work, although it is not something that I do consciously. I am often amazed by how my work evolves to reflect the environment of my youth." The fact that Don focused on Environmental Design during his schooling in Ontario, prior to his studies in glass, is not surprising. His pieces are a blend of natural colors in simple understated forms-functionally elegant. His work exhibits wind, water and wave motifs, reflecting Don's affinity for the natural environment as well as his upbringing in coastal British Columbia.
EDUCATION 1994-1997 Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology, Glass, Oakville Ontario 1985-1986 Ontario College on Art, Environmental Design, Toronto 1979-1982 University of British Columbia, Urban Studies, Vancouver, BC
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2000-2002 Annual Canadian Glass Exhibition, West End Gallery, Victoria, BC 1998 Debut, Group Show, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario 1998 Juried Craft Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario 1998 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON