Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Art for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas shopping we have some new Leslie Watts still life work. Each picture is on a 5 x 7 inch board and painted in egg tempera. They are matted and ready for giving. For anyone who loves Leslie's work these are the perfect addition to their art collection, and just the right size to sneak into any space.

Friday, October 19, 2012

David Sharpe Exhibition

On Saturday evening November 3rd, we will be pleased to open a two week show of recent work by Stratford artist David Sharpe. You can see the work and meet the artist on the Saturday night from 7:00 - 9:00 or on Sunday, November 4th from 11:00 - 3:00. The show will continue until November 16th. Join us and see what David has been painting this summer.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mary Philpott

We have great new vases, plates and platters, cups and bowls by local potter, Mary Philpott. We also have a good stock of her trademark tiles in various sizes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Michelle Salter

 Local artist, Michelle Salter's  newest works are in encaustic, also known as hot wax painting. This is a very old method of painting and is done by adding coloured pigments to beeswax and applying the hot wax to a prepared board or canvas. In Michelle's work she uses a combination of beeswax, damar resin and oil paint. Michelle likes the encaustic medium for its luminous colours, its lustre and its highly textured surface, all of the qualities visible in the two works shown here.  

Sunday, August 12, 2012


 Andrea Vuletin $92.00, $42.00, $48.00
Mary Philpott $135.00, $35.00
Scott Barnim $210.00
Thomas Aitken & Kate Hyde $55.00, $40.00, $80.00
Tanya Zaryski $120.00 each
Mark Lewis $410.00
Brad Jesson $160.00, $64.00, $130.00

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thomas Aitken & Kate Hyde

Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde brought us some wonderful new work this week. Shown here are three beautiful miniature plates and bowl, thrown by Thomas and decorated by Kate. We also have vases in a variety of sizes decorated with Kate's signature tulips and clothes lines.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Frederique Bonmatin

Just arrived, wonderful new ceramic pieces by Montreal artist Frederique Bonmatin. Frederique produces a number of functional and colourful bowls, teapots, cups and saucers, oil containers and salt and peppers all with a keen eye for interesting design elements that sets her work apart from other potters. Each piece has been carefully crafted in a porcelain stoneware mix.
" Whether a teapot, a cup or a bowl, the objects I create reflect my bubbly appreciation of a good meal." Frederique Bonmatin

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bowls and More Bowls

 Thomas Aitken $25.00
 Timothy Smith $22.00
 Scott Barnim $25.00
 Gabrielle Kauffman $40.00
 Hugo Didier $30.00

Andrea Vuletin $40.00

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Jennifer Graham

We have always loved Jennifer Graham's black and white pottery but her new polka dot work really has us excited. Jennifer has just brought us new full size mugs and espresso mugs in dipped and dot patterns. They are great for gifts or for your own collection. Jennifer is one of Stratford's hidden treasures and her bowls, glasses, mugs and votive holders are always in stock.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brenda Radford

Brenda Radford is one of our new artisans who works from a home based studio in Stratford and creates jewellery in a number of different materials. We have a wonderful selection of her finely crafted sterling jewellery - necklaces, earrings and brooches and also some very whimsical acrylic pendants each with a small gemstone. Above is a blackened sterling silver two-sided pendant on a black rubber necklace and a Venetian mask necklace and earrings in sterling with an antiqued silver patina.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cam Fisher

Cam Fisher is a local potter who is taking some time off in the fall to return to school for a year. We were fortunate to be one of the last few orders Cam filled before heading south to work at a children's camp for the summer. Needless to say we are very pleased to have a number of pieces of Cam's porcelain pottery.
Cam produces beautifully turned functional vessels in porcelain that he then decorates with iron oxide image transfers. As seen here, Cam often uses the tree as his image of choice. To see more of Cam's work there is a link to Cam's website on the right.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Andrea Vuletin

 Andrea Vuletin, from Chatham, Ontario is a new potter for us and we are very excited to be carrying her work. Andrea does wheel thrown and hand built porcelain plates, bowls, vases and cups. Each piece is finished with beautifully rendered inlaid decorations inspired by the flora and fauna of Southwestern Ontario.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bonnie Steinman Drawings

We are pleased to have a series of new drawings by Stratford artist, Bonnie Steinman. Working in pencil, Bonnie has meticulously rendered a number of beautiful drawings of walnut shells and a wilted hibiscus flower. Each picture captures the fine detail and texture of the subjects, reminding us how wonderful simple black and white pictures can be. To view Bonnie's website go to the artist links on the right.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Leslie Watts Portraits and Large Interiors

After a very successful winter exhibition at Gallery Stratford, we are now pleased to have a select group of Leslie's works from that show for sale at the store. We have some of Leslie's portraits done in egg tempera on gessoed panel and shadowboxed in black frames with glass to protect the fragile surface of the egg tempera. We also have some of Leslie's large interiors done in acrylic on birch panel that has been covered in muslin and gessoed to create a smooth painting surface. For more information on these works please contact the store by phone or email.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Leslie Watts

 Next Door and On Douro Street are just two of the new pictures in the Leslie Watts New Works Show. This show continues until May 11th but we will have a number of Leslie's works through out the spring, summer and fall. For further information on what is available contact the store or check Leslie's website with the link available in the right hand column.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Leslie Watts Opening

Please join us on Saturday evening April 28th and Sunday* afternoon April 29th to view Leslie's new works and meet the artist. Leslie has still life paintings done in egg tempera on paper, landscapes in acrylic on canvas and board and several interiors in acrylic on canvas. For more information please email or call the store. Invitation image: Twelve Figs, egg tempera on paper, 4 1/2" x 20"
*Please note the store is usually closed on Sundays at this time of year but will be open on Sunday April 29th from 1:00 - 4:00

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Glass Roots Hearts

The perfect way to remember a loved one on Valentines Day.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Leslie Watts at Gallery Stratford

Gallery Stratford

AN INDELICATE PRACTICE: Paintings by Leslie Watts

The comprehensive exhibition features the artist’s hyperrealistic paintings of museum and hospital interiors and detailed portraits. The project includes egg tempera and acrylic paintings created in 2011.

Opening Sunday, January 15, 1-3 pm
Exhibition on view from January 15 to April 15, 2012

Gallery Stratford 24 Romeo St., Stratford, ON, N5A 4S9