Saturday, August 21, 2010
AJ Glass & Ceramics are created by Amelie Lucier and Julian Mongeau. These beautiful, plain white bowls with fine stripe lines are by Amelie. The large bowl is approximately 7 1/2" in diameter and the small ones are about 4 1/2" in diameter each. Functional but also beautiful to look at they reflect all of the work by the two artists. To see some of Julien's glass look at our blog entry titled Summer Colour. Amelie and Julien live in Montreal.
The whimsical jewellery of Sylvie Lupien is made using sterling silver and coloured cement. Sylvie is from Montreal and has been creating jewellery for more than twenty years. With her cement collection she wanted to enliven the silver with vibrant colours while using unexpected materials. The result is jewellery that is light-hearted and playful while being contemporary at the same time. You will find Sylvie's website on our artists links.
Monday, August 16, 2010
I met Marie-France Duval in an artist co-op in Quebec City several years ago. I loved her hand woven jewellery made out of stainless steel wire, crystals and some semi-precious stones. Marie-France uses traditional weaving techniques to create each piece. Marie-France's Tisse Urbain is "inspired by the richness of traditional weaving and contemporary materials." See more of her work on her website linked on the right.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wendy Orr is a visual artist living in Stratford. Shown here are three of her works available at Village Studios. A Sign Of Spring and Not Far Away are both works done in casein on board. Casein is a milk based paint, a very old medium pre dating oil paint. The Pomegranate painting is done in acrylic on canvas. If you would like to see more of Wendy's work you can check out her blogspot linked at the right. *Sold
Friday, August 6, 2010
Toronto artist Lynn Jackson uses childhood memories and textile techniques taught to her years ago by her mother to create unique metal wire sculptures. Lynn knits copper wire to create birthday dresses and night gowns which she then shadowbox frames. She also creates other childhood clothing and toys which she hangs, often in groups. Shown here is one of the four framed dresses we have in the store and one of Lynn's 'stuffed toys', a rabbit with wonderful floppy ears. To see more of Lynn's work go to her website linked at the right.