The reality TV series Blown Away made its worldwide debut on Netflix on July 12 and Sheridan helped bring it to life. Viewers are gifted a behind-the-scenes reveal of the complex technical and artistic skills required to excel in this ancient craft. Over 10 episodes, a field of contestants from across North America compete to display their exceptional skills while executing pieces that tackle each episode’s specific set of challenges, to avoid elimination.
Sheridan’s Glass Program was heavily involved from the beginning. Koen Vanderstukken, Head of Glass, served as the series consultant; the college loaned over $10,000 worth of equipment to outfit the show’s facility (what is now North America’s largest hot shop), found on Imperial Street in Hamilton; students and alumni helped to build the hot shop; and 14 students and alumni from Sheridan are featured as assistants in the first 9 episodes. In addition, Benjamin Kikkert, a Sheridan Glass alumnus, is a contestant on the show, and Sheridan’s President, Dr. Janet Morrison, served as a guest evaluator on episode 8.
The frontispiece illustration in the Folio Society 2015 edition of Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved by Toni Morrison depicts characters Sethe and Paul D. Chosen by the Folio Society to illustrate their edition of the book, artist Joe Morse won Toni Morrison's personal approval with an "audition painting" that eventually became the frontispiece.
Joe Morse created nine full-page colour illustrations for Beloved and designed the cover illustration. The illustrations are watercolour on paper, finished using digital techniques.