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Sally McCubbin is a Toronto artist, who is active within a global community of art and design. Her passion for creative problem solving is the keystone in her approach to object design, art making, public art, community building and teaching. In recognition of her commitment to excellence, Sally has received a variety of grants and awards, in 2011 she was given the Royal Bank of Canada Award for Glass. She is part-time faculty at Sheridan College and Managing Editor of Contemporary Canadian Glass, Online Magazine. In 2011 Sally worked as artist assistant to Bruce Mau for a three-week period. This experience was central to shaping her values and professional pursuits today. In 2010 she founded a multi-disciplinary studio of 12 artists in downtown Toronto, called Studio Huddle and in 2005 was a founding member of the VEST design collective. Sally is passionate about content driven design and in 2008 created a company entitled Timid Glass Toronto with partner Aaron Oussoren that reflects this enthusiasm as well as their shared interest in environmentalism and conservationism.
Sally McCubbin finds her passion in the design, fabrication, and refinement of objects. This devotion developed in her years studying at Sheridan College.
Since starting a residency at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 2005, Sally has been exhibiting her work locally and internationally, traveling to and learning from the world’s glass experts, participating in collective creative groups and shows, and generally soaking up the world’s glass, art and design cultures.
Surprised and delighted, Sally accepted a teaching position at Sheridan College in 2009 and has subsequently been invited to teach workshops in Canada and internationally.