Sunday, June 21, 2009
We have just received a number of new pieces by Toronto potter, Gabrielle Kaufman. Gabrielle has introduced a new black pattern to her line and we think that it will prove to be as popular as her well known pottery with it's red highlights. Fifty percent of all Gabrielle's pottery sales are donated to Canadian Food for Children.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Danielle O'Connor is a young award winning jewellery designer that Village Studios has been carrying for a number of years. Customers will be familiar with her very popular line of bracelets made from old silverware that Danielle began making and selling before she went to Georgian College to get her formal training. We still carry her silverware pieces but we also have a number of her necklaces, bracelets and earrings in sterling silver with crystals and semi- precious stones. We have just recently received some new pieces in the wonderful purple colour shown here. For more information on Danielle go to her website linked here.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Stratford artist and theatre designer, Susan Benson has done some wonderful small mixed media drawings on gesso board this spring. Each piece is a character from a Shakespearean play and reflects Susan's talent as both portrait artist and costumer designer. Shown above are Prospero from 'The Tempest',6"x9" and Orsino from 'Twelfth Night', 5"x6". To learn more about Susan and see more of her work use the link provided here.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Lori Skinner has been carving birds and fish for many years and her work can be seen in collector's homes, cottages and gardens in many parts of Canada and the United States. Last year Lori decided to try something a little different. Lori's new work takes it's cue from the folk art tradition of wood doll heads. Her whimsical women's heads document hairstyles through the ages, each one with a personality of its own. Each head measures approximately 7 1/2" tall and stands on a black base. Come in and see this delightful new work soon.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Jennifer Graham is a talented ceramic artist from Stratford. Jennifer's black and white gravity bowls and hand built glasses and vases are embossed using textile elements to create contemporary design pieces. Her work can be seen in decorating and design magazines. We are pleased to have many of her pieces in the store. Shown here are her 'Black and White Glasses' and her 'Tall Gravity Bowls'.
Mary Philpott, Verdant Tile Company, is just one of many talented potters from Stratford. Mary's work is inspired by the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement and her tiles can be found in homes throughout the United States and Canada. We have a nice selection of her work at the store including her ' Morris Pimpernel Tile' and her 'Poppy Vase'. You can see all of her designs by clicking her link.
Monday, June 1, 2009
We have just picked up a large order of Scott Barnim pottery. Scott is a well known potter from Dundas, Ontario. Scott's award winning pottery combines artistry with functionality making each piece a valued investment. We have a number of his stoneware pieces in stock and we also have a nice selection of his limited edition lusterware pieces.
Anat Basanta is a gifted jeweller from British Columbia. Anat uses sterling, gold, pearls and semi-precious stones to create unique necklaces, earrings and rings. Shown here are her Trillium earrings and necklace. We have a number of pieces in the store that are on her website, including her Neverending necklace.