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Jul 12
Blown Away Viewing Party

Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Details

Location: J102, Trafalgar Campus, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario

Date: Friday, July 12, 2019

What: Screening of Blown Away, Episode 8. Plus, hear about the work behind the scenes from Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor; Jason Cornish Glass Studio Technologist; and Owen Johnson, Acting Head of the Glass Studio.

Type: RSVP

Event Information

On July 12, join us to watch the work of Sheridan’s talented students, faculty and alumni as they make their official debut on Netflix! Blown Away is the first-ever TV competition series to showcase glassblowing to a global audience, and Sheridan played a big part in bringing it to the small screen.

Hosted by YouTube star Nick Uhas, Blown Away features talented glassmakers from across North America, including Sheridan grad Benjamin Kikkert (Craft and Design Glass ’05). In each episode, artists – who are assisted by students and alumni from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Craft and Design (Glass) – create a unique piece of glass for the judges.

In episode 8, they’re joined by Sheridan’s President, Dr. Janet Morrison, who appears as a guest evaluator.  This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Sheridan’s glass program. Sheridan’s long legacy of expertise played a big part behind the scenes of Blown Away, including Koen Vanderstukken, Studio Head of the glass-blowing program, who served as the series consultant for the show.

Help us celebrate our glass program and cheer on our President, students, faculty, and alumni! The first 50 people to arrive at the screening will receive a free, unique, mini glass charm hand-made by members of the Sheridan Gaffers Club – a student-run organization that helps glass students fund learning experiences beyond the classroom.

Blown Away Trailer


Space is limited! Please RSVP by 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. And get ready for the screening by downloading the Blown Away Viewer’s Guide: The (in)complete lexicon of glass blowing, a beginner’s guide to glass developed by Sheridan’s in-house experts.