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Nov 2021 

Ottawa Guild of Potters Annual Juried Exhibition

Virtual show

Award winner - "Best Expression"

Nov 2017 

Ottawa Guild of Potters Annual Juried Exhibition

Gallery Coté Créations, 98 Richmond Rd., Ottawa


May 2017 and Nov/Dec 2019

"Celebrating Clay" Ottawa Guild of Potters curated exhibitions

Gallery Coté Créations, 98 Richmond Rd., Ottawa


19 October, 2017 

Group Show "Shifting Ground" by The Clarence Street 5

Gallery 66, 66 Muriel St., Ottawa

Nov22 - Dec4  2016

Figureworks 2016 - juried show

St Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 St Patrick Street, Ottawa​

June 2015

Group Show "Personal Palettes" by The Clarence Street 5

Gallery 66, 66 Muriel St., Ottawa

Nov 2014 

Limmud Ottawa art exhibition,

Soloway Jewish Community Centre, Ottawa   


Oct 2014  Gladstone ClayWorks Annual Open House, Ottawa 

March 2014-present  Gladstone ClayWorks gallery 


May-Aug 2014

Bloomfields Flowers, Ottawa - artist representation 


Jun 2014

Glebe Strutt Your Stuff Art Show,

Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa 


Dec 2012, Dec 2011

Ottawa School of Art  Holiday Fundaraising Art Sale  


Sept-Oct 2011

Figureworks second annual jusried award show,

Orange Art Gallery, Ottawa 


Sept-Oct 2010

Figureworks first annual jusried award show,

Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa 

Iris Arnon


Iris is a multi-disciplined Ottawa artist, working both as a painter and a ceramic artist. After obtaining university degrees in engineering, a brief career as an engineer and another as a full-time mother, Iris rekindled her passion for art. She shared this passion with the children of Ottawa Jewish Community School as a volunteer art teacher for many years. In 2007 she began to study figure drawing and painting at the Ottawa School of Art and in 2009 she started exploring the world of clay; she had the privilege of studying with Jim Thomson until 2012. Over the years she has studied with and been mentored by numerous artists, in Canada and abroad.


Iris has been a member of Gladstone ClayWorks since 2014, the cooperative ceramic studio where she works.  She handbuilds sculptural pieces in clay. Iris also pursues painting and mixed media work in her home studio. Much of her work is on mylar, a translucent drawing film. She uses oil sticks, paint, graphite, charcoal and other media. 


Iris works expressively and gesturally in both clay and painting. Her work tends toward abstraction, often exploring contrasts and tensions. The human figure is a favourite subject and she returns to it again and again. Iris works intuitively, dialoguing with the work as it emerges. Each work starts with an idea but is ultimately a journey of exploration and discovery.

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