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HAZELL, Eileen

Surrey, England, 1903
Toronto, Ontario, 1984
Biography synopsis
Eileen Hazell came to Canada in 1928 where she studied at the Central Technical School in Toronto. Hazell was a sculptor and potter who is known for her works in ceramic, which include bird and animal figures, free form pieces and pottery. In 1958 she was one of a handful of artists featured in the Film "Craftsmen of Canada" produced by the British American Oil Company. Her works have garnered a number of awards which include the Canadian Design Award and the Contemporary Design Award, both form the Canadian Handicraft Guild, as well as the Diploma and Honneur at the Exposition de La Céramique Contemporaine, France, 1962. Throughout her career she exhibited nationally with the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, the Ontario Society of Artists, Expo 67, and internationally at Ostend, Prague, Florence, Syracuse, Washington, Australia, New Zealand, Geneva and Turkey.
Media used
Canadian Handicrafts Guild, 1950
Canadian Guild of Potters
American Craftsmen's Council
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Toronto Reference Library, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Ceramics Monthly 16 (1968)
Craftsmen of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario: Crawley Films, 1958
"Birth and Death Notices: HAZELL, Eileen." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 10 Dec. 1984: M7
"Canadian Ceramics '59." Globe and Mail 14 May 1959: 13
"Handicrafts Family Project To The Hazells." Toronto Star 07 May 1959
Crawford, Gail. A Fine Line: Studio Crafts in Ontario from 1930 to the Present. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1998
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009.
National Gallery of Canada. Canadian Art. Michigan: Society for Art Publications, 15-16 (1958): 209
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008
Society for Arts Publications. Artscanada 11-12 (?): 95
Williamson, Moncrieff. Canadian Fine Crafts: An Exhibition Collection by Moncrieff Williamson Montreal: Canadian Government Pavillion, 1967

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