Jane Thelwell and I are collaborating on some work. Please see our website: claywithwood.com. Our work is being shown at a show called "Medium and Muse: Wood at the Guild Shop in Toronto and will be opening on the 12th of August. The Opening Reception is on the 15th. All are welcome to attend.
I will be doing 2 solo shows in 2014, one at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives and the other in Montreal at the Canadian Guild of Crafts. There is more information on these shows on the Upcoming Events page of this website.
I have just completed a very successful show at the Ojibway Club in Pointe au Baril. It was interesting in that the show moved from its regular date of the second weekend in August to the last weekend in July. There were many new faces and the sales varied slightly from previous shows. The one surprise was that the only dock wood piece I sold was a charger. Last year I sold 11 chargers and several dock wood bowls. That was pretty well the difference in sales between last year and this year. When I got home from the show, the chargers all went to Circle Arts, my gallery in Tobermory, and the dock wood bowls went to the Canadian Guild of Crafts.
My youngest daughter was married in June here at home. That entailed doing a lot of work on the house and grounds in preparation for the big day. Lisa and I spent a number of weeks camping out in our house amid the drywall dust, paint cans, rollers and scaffolding. To Do lists that were perhaps decades old were addressed and crossed off, the deck and cars were power washed and the deck chairs were repaired. Excess furniture was put in storage so that there would be room for the 80-90 people attending. Plan B was to hold the wedding in the house if the weather was inclement.
The weather broke the morning of the wedding and my daughter was married in the Fairy Circle under a bright sunny sky. (This is where the swing is and both my daughters, in their childhood, spent many an hour swinging and dreaming.) Did I mention that the swing had to be repaired too? We had to put in a new cross bar. Good thing we did. It was well used that weekend.
Upcoming, there is the imminent show at the Guild Shop, then there is a show with Headwaters Arts (HA). I will post more on the HA show when I have dates and info. After that I am submitting some work for jurying at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Again, I will post more info on this later. Finally there is the Holiday Treasures show in late November and early December. There is info on this on the Upcoming Events page.
Until next time...