Teaching & Research Interests
Gord Thompson is the Coordinator for the Bachelor of Craft and Design program and has taught ceramics, craft history, and other Craft and Design courses at Sheridan College and the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU) since 2003. He was a Technician in the Ceramics Studio at OCADU from 2002-2011. As a potter making functional vessels, he has exhibited internationally and participated in artist residencies.
He works actively in the craft community, having served as President of the Board of Directors of Craft Ontario (2012-2014) and advisor to the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre. He sits on the Exhibition and Education Committee of the Gardiner Museum and is the Senior Editor and Chair of the editorial committee for STUDIO, a national magazine of Craft and Design in Canada. He has also served on numerous exhibition and awards juries.
He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Communication and Culture at York University. He studied ceramics at Sheridan College from1994-97 after completing degrees in Cultural Studies (BA, Trent University), Media Studies (MA, Concordia University), and the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (MA, University of Toronto).
- Craft and cultural theory