Artists

 
Martina Lesar
Rug Hooking
studio@martinalesar.com
www.martinalesar.com
 

“Through my original hooked rugs I continue to preserve this fibre art of our ancestors to be enjoyed by collectors worldwide.  With the addition of rug hooking supplies, wool, patterns, kits and classes, it is my goal to inspire others to create heirlooms that will be cherished today and by future generations.” — Martina Lesar


Monica O'Halloran Schut
monicaschut@eastlink.ca
www.hearttohand.ca


 


Croi go Lamh Studio

established in 1988, is shared with co-owner and husband David Schut, a mechanical engineering technologist by profession, but, time permitting, a musician, furniture designer / builder and skilled artist (Celtic illumination, leather work, pottery and stained glass). The words, “Croi go Lamh”, meaning “Heart to Hand” in Irish Gaelic, perfectly describe the philosophy behind the creative pursuits they have both been involved in for so many years. 

Commissioned work is welcomed.
 


Carrole Blakeman
carroleblakeman@redhen.ca
www.copperfoxdesign.ca
 


My journey to Indigo began 5 years ago while exploring textile surface design. I have always been drawn to textile work, even while pursuing a 20 year career in clay. I find the tending of the Indigo vat is similar in many ways to the reduction firing of clay, and similar too, in it's unpredictable nature. I am captivated by the mystery of Indigo and intrigued by the techniques of Shibori, Japanese resist by stitching, folding, and manipulation of the cloth before dyeing. I look forward to my days tending the vat, and the continual challenges and surprises it produces.
 



 


Heidi von der Gathern
heidi@airandearth.ca
www.airandearth.ca
 


Air & Earth Design reinterprets classic silhouettes using striking natural materials to create one of a kind jewellery. 
Designed and handmade by Heidi von der Gathen, each
piece glimmers with the lustre of semi-precious gems, baroque pearls and hand wrought precious metal embellishments.
 


                 
  


Ursula Crosbie
ursulacrosbie@gmail.com
www.ursulacrosbie.com

 
Ursula at Work
 


My name is Ursula Nicole Crosbie. I was born and raised in Simcoe County, Ontario.
I have been painting and sculpting for over 25 years.
I work mainly in acrylics on canvas and sculpt mostly in earthenware and stoneware clay. All my work is original, hand built and hand painted by me.
My work is influenced by both the human figure and elements of nature. Sometimes I like to integrate these two aspects to create something new. Butterflies are very special to me and show up in abstract often in my work. To me, they represent the balance between fragility, strength and beauty.
A donation from the sale of each piece I sell will go to butterfly conservation efforts.
Please feel free to contact me if interested in any of my work. Commissions are always welcome:)
 


Kim Harcourt
kimandedroman@me.com
www.blackearthmusicandpottery.com
 

 

 



  

Joyce Buck
Black Swan 
Stained Glass Studio

jodebuck50@gmail.com


The journey into stained glass started 25 years ago.  I have taken many classes over the years, as my creativity changed.  I have also taught classes, organized and set up many shows. Have designed lamps, panels, windows, sun catchers, stepping stones and done kiln work.
Each day brings new ideas and another learning experience.
 



 



 

Mary Lazier
marylazier@redhen.ca
www.redhen.ca

 
Alcohol Ink on Tile


My first experience with clay was in 1972, and in 1977, I registered Spiral Pottery, a non profit society devoted to encouraging potters by providing classes, sales, workshops, teaching opportunities, and workspace to over fifty potters and two hundred students, over a period of twelve years. The building which housed Spiral Pottery was sold in 1989, and for nine years I worked in the basement studio of my home in Toronto. Presently I work in a recently built studio where we now live in the country at Violet Hill Ontario. In 2001 we built a show-room and have installed a gas car-kiln.
 


Mark Tichenor
marktichenor@redhen.ca
www.redhen.ca
 


I've been in love with clay since I first got my hands dirty in 1964 while studying mathematics in Beirut, Lebanon.
Ever since I burned out working in the software field in the 90's, I've been back at pottery. I also enjoy our geodesic dome greenhouse, growing nutritious vegetables.
 



 

Kaarina Dillabough
kaarinadillabough@live.com
www.kaarinadillabough.com

 

New artist. Joined the Gallery in January, 2018

Kaarina Dillabough uses stamps as the focus of her original necklaces on a sterling silver chain.

Visit her website for a real treat!


Andrea Elmhirst
andrea.elmhirst@rogers.com
www.andreaelmhirst.com

Felting and crocheting fibers to create beautiful and practical pieces for everyday living




Iris Casey
Stone Dragon Studio

caseybmw@sympatico.ca

www.iriscasey.com

http://iriscasey.com/images/Dear%20Prudence2.jpg
 

New Work in February, 2018:

 

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