Thursday, November 28, 2013

Give Craft for Christmas

Miller Letter Openers $33.00 each

Larchwood Cutting Boards: Cheese $95.00, Chopping Block $215.00

Cedar Grove Salad Servers $29.00

Mary Philpott Serving Tray $80.00

Scott Barnim Serving Platter $65.00

A&J Glass & Ceramics Citrus Juicer  $58.00

Aitken & Hyde Small Vase $50.00

Frederique Bonmatin Spout Bowl $44.00

Jennifer Graham Dot Bowl $95.00

Lakeside Pottery Dip Dish $50.00

Andrea Vuletin Pitcher $120.00

Gabrielle Kauffman Bowl $85.00

JD Leather Wallets 1 Zip $10.00 & 3 Zip $20.00 

Bronwyn Pel Purse $95.00

Sheepskin Mitts $59.00

Garneau Slippers Full $100.00, Slip On $80.00

Brenda Radford Wild Oats Necklace $138.00

Rima Macikunas Daisy Photo Locket $130.00

C.G. Whitfield Wide Sterling Cuff $148.00

Gilles Maurel Sterling Earrings  $61.00
Oxidized Sterling $66.00

Danielle O'Connor Jade, Adventurine & Agate Bracelet $165.00
Agate & Aqua Earrings $75.00

Elaine Wigle Turquoise and Onyx Bead Pendant $235.00

Sandra Goss Sterling Leaf Earrings $76.00

Andrew Goss Brass Sail Earrings $60.00

Sunday, November 10, 2013

David Sharpe Opening

Recent paintings by Stratford, Plein Air artist, David Sharpe. The exhibition begins on Saturday evening November 17th and continues until November 30th. David will be in the store on the Saturday evening, 7 to 9 pm. and Sunday afternoon, 12 to 3 pm.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Gabrielle Kauffman

We have recently restocked our shelves with mugs and bowls by Etobicoke potter, Gabrielle Kauffman. Gabrielle is making mugs to fit everyone's needs. In the foreground you can see two of her short mugs, designed to fit under new coffee machines. She is also making two sizes of large mugs, large and extra large. We also have a nice selection of bowls in all sizes.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Leslie Watts Landscapes

We have two new landscapes by Leslie Watts. Evening at Kelmscott, top,  and Near Buscott. Both are acrylic on canvas and are paintings of the English countryside that Leslie loves to visit when she is not in her studio in Stratford. All of Leslie's paintings, available at the store, can be seen on her website.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Victoria Lewis

The two works shown here, by Stratford artist Victoria Lewis, are done on large panels with oil sticks. Each landscape is "constucted from pieces of other landscapes and views in the outside world." The oil stick, oil paint in a solid form resembling a crayon, allows Victoria to apply the oil in a robust burst of colour and shape. Each work exerts the energy of the Canadian landscape Victoria admires.
Top to bottom: Drift  48" x 48"; Island  48" x 48". For more information on Victoria's work please contact the store.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Leslie Watts Paintings

We have some exciting new paintings by Leslie Watts in the store. In these works Leslie has taken the ordinary and twisted reality by placing animals in the scene. London Tube Stations and a London Pub serve as backdrops for this new genre of work. From top to bottom: Happy Hour; Boston Manor; Osterley.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lester Pitcher

These wonderful pieces of folk art are by Lester Pitcher from Humber Valley, Newfoundland. Each piece details life in a Newfoundland fishing village. Setting out the salt cod to dry under the clothesline, enjoying a drink and conversation on the dock bringing in and cleaning the days catch. For more information on these pieces please contact the store.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Alan Dhingra

St Mary's artist, Alan Dhingra, has done a series of Moose pictures using old maps and paint. We have a number of them in the store right now in different sizes and each with a unique image and map.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Andrea Vuletin

We have a new selection of pottery by Andrea Vuletin in the store. Wonderful garden theme vases, plates, bowls, cups and a whimsical lady bug teapot. The perfect gift for the gardener in your life!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sue Goossens

Sue Goossens, a watercolour artist from Otterville, Ontario, paints on paper and canvas. Sue beautifully captures the spirit of  Ontario's landscape in large and small format, each picture expertly framed by the artist. To look at more of Sue's work go to her website, linked on our blog.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Aitken & Hyde Vases

We have some wonderful new vases in by Thomas Aitken and Kate Hyde, each one beautifully turned by Thomas and whimsically decorated by Kate.

Jeannie Galt

New jeweller, Jeannie Galt from Amherstburg, Ontario does lampwork bead pendants, earrings and bracelets. Each bead is handmade and one of a kind.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Congratulations Leslie Watts!

Congratulations to Leslie Watts. Leslie's portrait of Pamela Newel Sellers was selected for inclusion in The BP Portrait Award 2013 Exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. The exhibition will be on display at The National Portrait Gallery in London, England from June 20th to September 15th, 2013. It will then go on tour and be at the Aberdeen Art Gallery from November 2013 to February 2014 and the Wolverhampton Art Gallery from March 2014 to June 2014. This year there were a total of 1,969 entries of which 55 were selected for exhibition. Leslie is the only Canadian out of the fifteen countries represented in the exhibition.  Last year more than 255,000 people saw the exhibition in London.

We presently have five portraits by Leslie on view and for sale at Village Studios and they will be included in her opening and show April 27th to May 10th.* The portrait of Pamela Newel Sellers is done in Egg Tempera on Panel, as are the portraits in the store.  Please contact the store for any inquiries.

* See poster below for details on the opening.