New Award in Honour of Dr. Lily Yung

The Canadian craft community has lost an inspirational leader with the passing of innovative designer, Dr Lily Li Li Yung (April 18, 1947 – August 11, 2010).

As per her wishes, Lily’s family partnered with the Ontario Crafts Council to create the Lily Yung Memorial Award, a $1000 award intended to acknowledge excellence and innovation in craft as demonstrated by an established professional. The Lily Yung Memorial Award will be awarded for the first time in 2011.

If y ou would like to honour Lily’s memory by making a donation towards the Lily Yung Memorial Award you can do so through the Ontario Crafts Coun
cil, via one of the following methods:

1. Online donations can be made via Paypal through the Ontario Crafts Council.

2. Cheques can be mailed directly to the Ontario Crafts Council
(Please note ‘Lily Yung Memorial Award’ in the re: line)

3. Wire transfers can be sent directly to the Ontario Crafts Council.
(To conduct wire transfers, contact Caitlin Plewes at or 416-925-4222 ext. 222.)

To read more about Lily, her life and her work, visit Azure magazine. A recent recipient of the John Mather Award, Lily also recorded an interesting commentary upon accepting her award. To watch the video, visit the OCC’s vimeo page.