Artisan and Craft Shows Right Around the Corner

It’s been a beautiful fall! It was so colourful out here in the woods. Most of the leaves have fallen off of the trees now and only the Beech tree leaves are hanging on, golden brown and rustling in the wind.

In the pottery I’m glazing 7 pointed star tree decorations. Every one of them is a unique piece, never to be repeated twice. It is impossible to replicate a piece when making things by hand and one-by-one. Each star is hand cut and after the stars are bisque fired I paint on layers and layers of glaze for an amazing and dazzling finish.

Here’s an example of some I’ve made in recent years.

Doves and 7 pointed star, "Star Brite."  White earthenware with layered glazes and bursting crystal glaze centre.

Doves and 7 pointed star, “Star Brite.” White earthenware with layered glazes and bursting crystal glaze centre.

For November and December I’ll be at 4 artisan and craft sales in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.

The first one is on Saturday, November 8 at Buckingham Elementary School, 615 rue Georges. The sale starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. Last year there was no craft sale in Buckingham, but this sale is sure to get you started on the right foot where gift shopping is concerned. There will be artisans there who make jewelry, wood sculptures, home decor, knitwear and of course I’ll be there with my pottery. Proceeds from the table rentals (a fee that we artisans pay to be there) go to the school for various student activities. It’s a win-win! Come out and support local art!

On Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., I will be at the Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles (OVCC) Christmas event “Joy!” at The Library and Archives Building at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. The charity we are supporting is the Ottawa Senators Foundation. To see who is selling at this artisan event, go here:
“The 2014 OVCC | Artisans @ Archives Christmas Art & Craft Extravaganza”

On Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, the 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. I’ll be at the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard in Ottawa’s east-end, for Baz’Art – The Holiday Show and Sale along with 32 other artists and artisans.

And for my big finale I will be at MAC Fair on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. MAC Fair is held at Immaculata High School, 140 Main St., Ottawa ,in the gym and there will be 100 crafters and artisans there! Tune in to
for more details.

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