Chari Cohen was born and raised in Southern Alberta but is a now a Toronto-based ceramic artist. She received her ceramic education from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne Australia majoring in Ceramics and continued her studies at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. She strives to create objects that reflect the wonders found in the wilderness and in the seams where humans and nature interact.
Her work has been shown at galleries in southern Ontario and can be purchased at the Gardiner Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MADE design store and the Clay and Glass Gallery. Having received an Ontario Arts Council Grant in 2015 she was able to travel around Japan and participate in an Artist in Residency, which culminated in a solo show there.
I strive to create objects that reflect the wonders found in the wilderness and in the seams where humans and nature interact. It is my hope that these objects can act as touchstones for us in our busy urban lives. I search to find a language that speaks of the beauty found in nature yet still remains rooted in the historical world of ceramics. I am intrigued by ancient cultures that have formalized belief systems and iconography that are based on the honouring of nature.
September & October, 2017