This year's Victoria County Studio Tour is approaching fast. Once again I will be participating as a guest artist at Janet Tysiak's studio with Janice Addison. We had a lovely time last year and I met so many different people. The studio Tour is all over the Kawartha Lakes, and Janet's studio is in Fenelon Falls. We will be at: 35 Lagoon Drive Fenelon Falls, Ontario CR 121; Francis St. E (CR 22) for 2 [...]
I just came back after a week away in Doylestown, PA from a course with Lisa Naples. She is a ceramic artist that I have long admired and I had a wonderful time. We were there a week and the seven other participants (along with me) all making our choice of sitting animal sculptures. We didn't know what the others were making until we got to the class. There was a kangaroo, a sea otter, [...]
I'm pleased to be taking part in the 2019 Victoria County Studio Tour again this year. It takes place the two weekends of September 28-29, and October 5-6. I am a guest artist at Janet Tysiak's studio at 35 Lagoon Drive, Fenelon Falls. I had a wonderful time last year meeting lots of people and I hope to welcome you again this year. Janet sells stained glass and jewellery and Janice Addison is a painter, [...]
A ceramic friend of mine dragged me (quite willingly) to a quilt shop recently and while I waited for her to choose which materials she wanted, I was drawn to a quilt that was hanging on the wall. It was a beautiful pattern and made in such soft material. I am not a sewer and tried to talk myself out of buying the kit (that included the squares and border for the front of the [...]
I'm excited to be part of this year's tour in Victoria County. We aren't a county any longer and it isn't really called that, but it's a tradition. I'm at the studio of Janet Tysiak in Fenelon Falls and I'm a guest artist along with Janice Addison. Janet is a stained glass artist, and Janice is a watercolour painter. I'm keeping busy making lots of my usual bear mugs, as well as a lot of [...]
I'm concentrating on pottery at the moment (as my second job) and it needs focus. All that drying and bisquing and glazing. But I like art of all kinds. And I won't do pottery forever, I'm sure. So last week I took some time out to take a class at SmoothOn in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Wow, what a great course. I took beginners mold making and casting and it was so much fun. Not only did [...]
I was recently listening to the podcast The Potter's Cast, about a potter, Angela White Wenger. She's doing something amazing, which is capturing spider webs and transferring them to clay. And I got to thinking, where do all of our ideas come from? I immediately wanted to go out and try to do the same, but really, it would just be copying her. (and she gets up at dawn to capture these and I'm not [...]
I'll have my work at the Marshland Centre at 64 Hague Blvd in Lakefield on May 5 & 6. I've made lots of new pieces, which I'm pleased with. Take a drive as the weather is finally getting better! There are lots of different artisans, including wood turners, gourders, weavers, sewers as well as a number of potters.