From her studio in Northern Ontario, Cheryl Wilson-Smith creates striking and thought-provoking glass sculptures. This piece—delicate layers of glass frit (ground glass) in winter white is reminiscent of the old system restaurants had of stacking paper receipts on a nail beside the cash register as a record of the day’s sales.
Is this a clever social comment on how we tend to ‘keep score’ in life? One in a series.
“The layers of my work represent many things but one of them is the accumulation of memories that are passed down.” Cheryl Wilson-Smith
She was the 2014 winner of the RBC Award for Glass through the Canadian Clay and Glass. Wilson-Smith has received nine grants from the Ontario Arts Council and one from the Canada Council. Commissions include the Red Lake District Heritage Centre, Margaret Cochenor Memorial Hospital Donor wall. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, in the UK and the US.