Monday, March 29, 2010

Glenn Elliott 3D Tattoos

Glenn Elliott is a Stratford artist who works in many mediums but his work with metal and stainless steel is shown here. Recently Glenn produced a number of pieces he calls 3D Tattoos. They are based on Sailor Jerry Tattoos from the 30s and 40s and they are unique works of mixed media art, including kitchen utensils, created for the wall, not the body.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jay Burn Pottery

This functional line of pottery is made by Jay Burn, a Stratford potter who has been creating this pastel pottery highlighted by line drawings of fish for a number of years. This winter he has added some new pieces to the line making it more versatile and great for people who have some of his pottery already and would like to add to their collection. The pictures above show just a few of the pieces we have in the store.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Alan Johnson Watercolours

Alan Johnson likes to paint places in Stratford that visitors to town don't often see. Many of Alan's watercolours are studies of the buildings of the Cooper Site which once housed the CNR Repair Shops or of other small factories in the city that are no longer used for their original purpose. Often weeds and scrub brush have taken over the parking lots and surround the buildings. It is the less scenic part of the city and yet Alan's paintings are beautifully done renderings of what were once important buildings in a young community.