Faculty: Michael Sheba
Michael Sheba has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from McMaster University and studied ceramics in Holland. Originally working in stoneware and porcelain, he has for over 30 years been recognized for his innovative contemporary approach to Raku as well as development of clay bodies and glazes. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the US and Europe. He was a board member and committee chair for the OCC, and vice-president and exhibitions chair for Fusion. Winner of various awards and honours, he has been an instructor at Metchosin, the New Brunswick Craft School, Canadore College, St. Lawrence College, University of Toronto Faculty of Education, throughout Ontario, as well as in the US, Mexico and Turkey. He was also artist-in-residence at Millsaps College, Mississippi and Vitra Studio, Istanbul. His work is found in the Indusmin, Saks Fifth Avenue and Charles Bronfman corporate collections, Burlington Art Centre, and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Michael's work is published in Raku: A Practical Approach, Hand-Formed Ceramics, The Ceramic Design Book, Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, Making Marks. Mastering Raku,and 500 Raku.