Victoria County Studio Tour

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 new pieces.  I’ll post some images when I’ve done a few firings.  Check out the studio tour’s website and all of the 33 artists that are taking place this year.   (and with my other job as web and graphic designer, I designed the brochure)

Creative Directions

Last year I was one of fifteen people chosen to participate in Fusion’s Creative Directions.  As they say on their website:

Creative Directions is FUSION’s new and exciting program for potters and sculptors designed to expand their technical skills, develop critical thinking and build confidence.

Basically, it has been a mentorship and has been hard and rewarding, frustrating and fun at the same time.  I’ve learned a lot from our mentor Michelle Mendlowitz, but also from all of the other participants.  We are going to be in a group show at the Robert Mclaughlin’s Gallery A from August 17-September 10.  The opening reception will be September 8th 7-9pm,  Scary?  You bet!