Brad Turner Art & Design

" I create sculptural and functional glass objects with a focus on diversity, superb craftsmanship, and conceptual originality.  Using the medium’s unique characteristics, I seek to create well-made, thoughtful objects that add relevant content to the world's creative landscape. "

Education & Training


• MFA, Glass Sculpture/Dimensional Studies, Alfred University, Alfred, New York, USA


• BFA (with Distinction), Glass, Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Calgary, AB, Canada

• Pilchuck Glass School, Collaborations in Design (workshop), Nadege Degenetez and Monica Guggisberg, Stanwood, WA, USA


• BKin, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Selected Exhibitions


Awards, grants & Scholarships


• Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied Art and Design

• BC Arts Council:  Individual Project Grant


• Canada Council for the Arts:  Fine Craft Individual Project Grant

• Canada Council for the Arts:  Travel Grant

• Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Mid-career Award for Excellence


• RBC Award for Glass, presented by The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery


• Alfred University Full Tuition Waiver (2013/12 & 2011/12 school years) 


• Canada Council for the Arts:  Project Grant – Declined in lieu of MFA

• Ontario Craft Council Award, Volunteer Committee Scholarship

• Glass Art Association of Canada Project Grant

• Ontario Arts Council, Craft Project Grant: Individuals

• Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (Including 2009, 2008)


• Ontario Craft Council Award, Kingcrafts/Lady Flavelle Scholarship


• People's Choice Award (for Rocking Cups), The Distill Cup,

Distill Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

• Ontario Craft Council Award, Studio Set-up Grant

• One of a Kind Award for Excellence in all media (Eastern Canada), presented by the Ontario Craft Council


• Emerging Artist Project Grant, Toronto Arts Council

• Best of Show, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, ON

• Ontario Craft Council Award, Clay or Glass Supply Grant, presented by Tucker's Pottery Supply


• Artist-in-Residence One-Year Scholarship, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

• Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, ACAD, Calgary

• Pilchuck Partner Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

• Best of Show, Canadian National Glass Graduate Exhibition, Material Matters Contemporary Canadian Glass Gallery, Toronto, ON