It’s been a crazy time for everyone. I’ve had my head down in my day job and working on ceramics during the evening. I’ve got lots of different themes for this year and I can’t wait to show them off at the Victoria County Studio Tour the 26th-27th September and again on October 3-4.
I will be showing my work in Lakefield on the weekend of November 16 & 17th from 10 – 4pm.. This is a lovely show in a scenic location in Lakefield. It is boutique style, meaning that all of the artisan’s work is spread around the venue, artfully displayed. This year is the 14th annual Christmas show, featuring the work of local and regional artisans.
It takes place at:
64 Hague Blvd, Lakefield.
I’ll be participating in the Artisanity show and Sale on November 1 – 3 in Peterborough. This show includes many artisan crafts such as paintings, wood turning, pottery, gourd art, scarves, ornaments, stuffed animals, jewellery, quilts, felted items and much, much more. Free Admission, it is a fundraising show for the Artisan Centre, Peterborough.
Takes place at:
Knight of Columbus Hall,
317 Hunter Street,
Hunter St. & Rubidge St.
I had a friend, the talented Kathryn Frank, take some photos of my platters for me, and I’m thrilled with the results. Here is one to start with. Running bunny.
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 km; Right on Lagoon
I’ve got some new works this year, and four new greeting card designs.
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, a ram, a chipmunk, a bird and three foxes! I was one of the foxes.
I learned so much from this course and look forward to making many more animals in the coming months. I highly recommend not only this course, but just taking a course once in a while. It doesn’t even have to be in the discipline that you work in. A couple of years ago I took a linocut course and it was a revelation!
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.
Just happy that all of the pieces came out of the kiln in one piece with no discernible defects. (How’s that for a five dollar word?)
The piece is out of the bisque firing, and now for the painting while listening to a crime audio book.