Georgin Studio Tour


Participating Artisans
A – Bobbi Lovell – Potter
(Showing at 375 Adeline Drive, Keswick, ON 905-476-8670)

Cash only

Weatherall Pottery will always bring a warmth to your home. Bobbi's functional porcelain or stoneware will offer you the alternative kitchenware that you have been looking for. From the oven to the table, my pottery is safe for all food uses, oven temp. up to 500 degree's, microwave, dishwasher. After refrigeration a cold casserol should be preheated with the oven.

Planning your wedding, register with Bobbi and she will customize your first set of dishes.
Private lessons and kid's classes are available.
Shop hours: Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm - Sat 9am to 3pm

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: weatherallpottery@hotmail.ca
website: www.weatherallpottery.co
Weatherall Pottery – since 1978
375 Adeline Drive, Keswick, ON
905-476-8670

B – Barb Thistle – Fabric Creations
(Showing at 283 Kenwood Avenue, Keswick, ON  905-252-3025

Cash, Cheque

Thistledown Creations is a handmade, creative and fun collection of original Children's clothing and accessories, all made with love.
Barb Thistle in her home business creates Children's Clothing and accessories in the Town of Keswick. Her entire line of work is handmade by herself. She creates beautiful products for children of all ages, utilizing materials that are soft, long lasting, reliable and very manageable.

Open all year by Appointment Only.

Thistledown Creations
e-mall: thistledowncreations@gmail.com
www.Facebook.com/ThistledownCreations
283 Kenwood Avenue, Keswick, ON
905-252-3025

B2 - NEW ARTIST – Vilhelm Vegh – Multi-Media Sculpture Art
(Showing at 51 Lake Drive North, Keswick, ON 905-989-0512)

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Born and raised in Transylvania, from an early age, Vilhelm scored the highest in his art classes, received local awards and had his works displayed in public.  In Europe he received a classical training with inspiration from the masters of old.  From pencil drawing, watercolour, and acrylic, to egg tempera, sculpting, and oil, Vilhelm reveals his multi-media talent.  His passion is watercolours yet he enjoys three-dimensional sculptures in wood, plaster and even metal.  In what some would deem unusable firewood, Vilhelm envisions the finished sculpted work within.

He carves wood in such ways that its colour, beauty, and secrets of the tree are at last revealed.  That once refreshing life of the tree, where the birds sat on its branches and squirrels made their homes, is brought back to life in its new art form as a legacy of former glory. Vilhelm never stops learning, and was a part of the North York Artists’ Association where he studied egg tempera paintings.  This will be Vilhelm’s second time participating in the Georgina Studio Tour.  He has created special tools for sculpting tough plaster and loves to share these latest techniques and inventions with all. 

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail:  uniquewalldesigns@gmail.com
Studio: Unique Wall Designs
51 Lake Drive North, Keswick, ON  905-989-0512
1-416-733-7770

C – Debora Bergeron – Acrylic Painter
(Showing at 839 Lake Drive North, Eastbourne (Keswick) ON 1-416-720-1959)

Cash, Cheque

Debora has always shown a passion for the arts. From a family of European artists, she has been surrounded by the masterpieces of many relatives – including her great grandfather Otto Geismer – a renowned European painter of the Impressionists period.
Debora's work invokes warmth and movement. Her use of colour and understanding of lights and darks create balance and harmony. “I’ve always loved using colour to create a mood.” She has had various private and corporate commissions, including a triptych featuring her “red birch” series for the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club.
She is on the board of directors for the North Toronto Group of Artists (NTGA). This is the first year she will be participating in the Georgina Studio Tour.

Open in the summer by appointment only.

e-mail: artbydgordon@gmail.com
website: www.djgordon.com
Toronto or Keswick
1-416-720-1959

D – Joanne Rich – Papermaker & Paper Light Sculptor
(Showing at 969 Metro Road North, Keswick, ON  705-279-4824)

Cash, The Square

Joanne’s inspiration to create formed during her time as an art director in major advertising agencies. She enjoys the challenge of applying her creativity to branding products, but was uncomfortable with her role in mass production.

Perhaps her art is a reaction against her earlier career. After selling efficiency and uniformity, her pieces have evolved towards a more natural focus. The forms are free flowing, random, and spontaneous. She doesn’t preplan or work from a sketch. She enjoys the process of jumping straight in and playing with the materials — bending it this way and that — allowing it to become the shape it wants to become.

The materials she chooses to create her sculptures are inspired by observing how animals create their homes. Full of creativity and ingenuity, basic materials found within their living environment are converted into functional dams, nests, and hives.

Over the years, her backyard has become the source for her materials. Dogwood is used to form the skeleton for her light sculptures. Plants used for papermaking are grown for their fibers. Flowers and leaves are picked, pressed, and added to her sculptures as inclusions. With this process, the light diffuses through her work in a much more natural way, highlighting all those wonderful imperfections found in the materials nature creates.

Open year round by appointment only.

Sculpted Light
705-279-4824
E – Lesli Fisher – Painter
(Showing at 231 Lake Drive East, Willow Beach, ON 647-261-6614)

Cash, Cheque
ATM nearby

Lesli Fisher graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University with a major in drawing and painting. She is a teacher with the YRDSB and taught children's art programs for a number of years. At this time Lesli is primarily interested in painting landscape, plants, animals, insects and flowers. Especially flowers. Birds and common creatures one might see out on a walk in the forest, at the park or garden are a favourite theme. She currently prefers a loose expressive painterly style. Her work ranges in size from smaller paintings of one to two feet in height - to much larger paintings at four to five feet in height. Lesli experiments in a variety of mixed media including, collages, watercolours, and beaded jewellery from time to time.

Open year round by appointment only.

‪e-mail: lesli_fisher@rogers.com
231 Lake Drive East, Willow Beach, ON
647-261-6614

F – Kristen Lavender – Watercolour Artist
(Showing at 811 Sedore Avenue, Willow Beach, ON 289-264-4164)

Cash or Cheque
ATM nearby

Kristen has a love of watercolour painting and storytelling through her art. She captures memories of community landscapes and specializes in turning her photography into original paintings. If you have ever thought about turning your own photographs of favourite places into a painting, commission Kristen to create a custom watercolour for you. Great gift idea for friends and family.

Open during the studio tour or Open year round by appointment only.

E-mail: lavender.kristen@yahoo.ca
289-264-4164
F – Tim Lavender – Wood Carver
(Showing at 811 Sedore Avenue, Willow Beach, ON 905-967-4362)

Cash or Cheque
ATM nearby

Tim is a third generation woodcarver; he started as a young teenager wanting to spend more time with his father. As he grew older his passion for all things natural brought him back to this art form. He enjoys creating fully textured bird carvings in which each feather is drawn and carved individually then painted. He also enjoys creating smoothies, which relay only on paint to create the depth and softness of each bird’s feathers.

Tim creates both life size and miniature versions of the songbirds, birds of prey, shorebirds, and waterfowl that he enjoys watching in the wild. He continues to use his art to express and share his love of nature with others.

His work continues to grow and develop as he explores new techniques, tools, and acquires additional knowledge through wildlife study and time spent learning from his father and his peers.

Open during the studio tour or Open year round by appointment only.

E-mail: mitredneval@hotmail.com
905-967-4362
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H – Suzanne & Brett Cotton – Stained Glass & Glass/Earth Elements
    – Bill Cotton – Lapidary (Rocks) & Glass/Earth Elements
(Showing at 82 River Street, Sutton, On 905-722-3148)

Cash only

Suzanne’s glass pieces with a difference include cut and polished stone and fused glass. Other pieces include elements from nature and created in Suzanne’s Sutton studio.

Brett started in the art glass field when he was in high school and then studied at Sheridan College. His different glass art pieces are in stained, fused glass and flame working.

Bill has added natural, organic & reclaimed objects to go with his rocks, glass, driftwood from Lake Simcoe, Black Walnuts, feathers, beads, to create earthy jewellery and wall pendants. Bill does stone cutting and polishing. He also cuts and polishes the stones Suzanne uses in her pieces.

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: glassearthcreations@rogers.com
Glass Earth Creations
82 River Street, Sutton, On 905-722-3148

Handicap_accessH – Cheryl Fulcher – Jewellery Designer
(Showing at 82 River Street, Sutton, ON 905-722-3148)

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Growing up with an influence of invention and attention to detail, Cheryl brings a natural flow and balance to her jewelry. Starting from various gauges of sterling silver and copper, she hand-winds and saws wire into links making timeless classics and fascinating original designs. In addition to her necklaces and bracelets, her original earrings are complimented by beads and semi-precious stones. She has also added a fun, colourful side to her work by using stainless steel and rubber “O” rings. After being a perpetual night-class student in Jewelry Arts at George Brown College for 16 years, Cheryl has now set up her own studio in Island Grove, ON.

Open year round by appointment only.

Chained Reaction
e-mail: cheryl@chainedreactiondesigns.com
www.chainedreactiondesigns.com
Toronto or Island Grove Call for an appointment.
416-558-1983

Handicap_accessH – GUEST ARTIST – Laurie Larson – Stained Glass Artist
(Showing at 82 River Street, Sutton, ON 905-722-3148)

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Laurie is an artist whose media is the traditional form of 'cold' stained glass, both copper foil and leaded, with a little mosaic work for added interest! Laurie learned her craft at Thornhill’s Glowing Panes Studio and fell in love with the art.

“It is a curious dichotomy – a juxtaposition of the creative and the technical”, explains Laurie.  Laurie’s typical pieces reflect her love of nature, but occasionally she will branch out to something more abstract. She works in various genres but her style is all her own. Laurie designs and produces her creations, which include lampshades, windows and panels, garden stepping stones, and three dimensional decorative items. She accepts and enjoys commission work: “It is a challenge to give your client exactly what they want and at the same time to satisfy your own creativity.”

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: arbutuscrafts@gmail.com
www.arbutuscrafts.com
647-955-3088
Handicap_accessH – GUEST ARTIST – Lisa Brunetta – Multi-Media Sculpture and Eco-Art
(Showing at 82 River Street, Sutton ON, 705-252-8273)

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Lisa Brunetta is an Eco Art-and-Crafter and Wire sculptor living and working in Barrie, Ontario. She speaks both English and French and is an active volunteer, teacher, wife and mother.

Her product line incorporates recycled materials, primarily aluminum cans, which she cuts and shapes into intricate snowflakes, beautiful jewellery, fun magnets and other guaranteed conversation starters. Other recyclables are not ignored, however, as evidenced by gorgeously folded ornament balls made from old books, envelopes from magazines, and pins made from sparkly jewellery flotsam artfully collaged into mini wearable works of art.

Her wire sculptures are detailed and unique, and Lisa often uses recuperated copper electrical wire, hand-rolled paper beads and vintage bits of jewellery to bring them to life. New creations are constantly springing from her hands, so come and see what has been created this year.

Open year round by appointment only.

Email: lbrunetta@yahoo.ca
Barrie, ON 705-252-8273
Handicap_accessH – Penny Gyokeres – Photographer
(Showing at 82 River Street, Sutton ON, 905-722-3148)
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Penny's inspiration stems from her father's love of photography and film. From a young age, Penny watched her father behind the lens taking pictures of everything from life events to architecture, and knew she wanted the same experience for herself.

She grew up in Toronto and has been a cottager on Lake Simcoe for 35 years. Through her love of nature, she has been drawn to landscapes, sunsets, and the challenge of photographing lightening and birds. Her eye is also drawn to old structures and vehicles, where she loves to find detail that may normally go unnoticed.

Penny is exploring new mediums including stretched canvas and images on metal to add other textures to her prints. Her growth in photography is constant.

Open year round by appointment only

Coined Images Photography
e-mail: coinedimages@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/CoinedImages
Toronto or Island Grove, ON
416-276-1983

H – GUEST ARTIST – Michelle Zikovitz – Weaver
(Showing at 82 River Street, Sutton West, ON 905-722-3148)

Cash, Cheque
or the Square

Michelle has been weaving contemporary baskets for over 25 years and teaching for the past 15 years, throughout southern Ontario. Most baskets she weaves are designed to be visually appealing while still being functional and practical, as well she enjoys creating a selection of decorative woven pieces to celebrate the various seasons. Michelle’s preference is to design baskets for teaching that incorporate many different weaving techniques, materials and concepts that can then be applied to creating a variety of baskets. Reed is her personal material of choice for teaching, incorporating hand dyed reed whenever possible. Michelle is happiest when students learn something new that will not only enhance their own work but will also encourage them to develop a true appreciation of the ancient artistry of basketry!

By Appointment Only

e-mail: mzikovitz@yahoo.ca
www.michellezikovitz.ca
Richmond Hill, ON
647-988-0753

I – Debra Nicholls – Copper Wire Artist
(Showing at 47 Sunnidale Blvd, Jackson's Point, On 905-806-2107)

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Debra is a self-taught wire artist loving the versatility, color and warmth of copper wire. Natural elements are a strong influence in her design process as well as honouring the art form, which dates back thousands of years. Copper is a beautifully warm and organic material that lends itself well to both casual and intricate designs.

Copper Street Studios was born after a 10-year journey in teaching, galleries and art shows. Debra's personal and eclectic jewelry designs encompass the phrase "giving wire movement and life". The engineering of each and every piece is both challenging and rewarding.

Creations of her imagination and creations of her love.

Open all year round by appointment or chance.

e-mail: copperstreetstudios@hotmail.com
website: www.copperstreetstudios.com
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CopperStreetStudios
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DebraNichollsjewelry
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/copperstreetstudios/
Copper Street Studios
47 Sunnidale Blvd, Jackson's Point, On, L0E 1L0
905-806-2107

I – Ryan Nicholls– Iron & Wood
(Showing at 47 Sunnidale Blvd, Jackson's Point, On 905-806-2107)

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Nicholls Fabrication Co. was born out of necessity. Ryan Nicholls, from a young age, desired things he couldn't possible afford. From fast cars, exotic guitars and everything in between, Ryan began building his skill set. From the ripe age of 13 years old he started working with a house builder doing the "go-fer" jobs while moonlighting an apprenticeship with a local luthier (guitar builder).

Watching and learning he was given the chance to take on larger and larger projects until the age of 15 years old when he got his first taste of welding. Enamored with the idea of making metal into whatever he wanted he ventured into the long road of fabrication. Absorbing as much as he could from everywhere he could, he began building furniture, modifying and restoring cars and motorcycles, fences and gates, tooling, designing and building his own dreams as well as the dreams of others.

Nicholls Fabrication Co. continues to specialize in restoration, custom fabrication and finishings in wood, metals, plastics and more.

Open all year round by appointment or chance.

e-mail: ryanjohnnicholls@gmail.com
website:
Nicholls Fabrication Co.
47 Sunnidale Blvd, Jackson's Point, On, L0E 1L0
905-806-2107

L – Saverina Allevato – Painter and Visual Artist
(Showing at 84 Hedge Rd. Jackson's Point, ON, 416-312-0276)

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Art is Saverina’s third vocation following careers in film and teaching. A graduate of Central Technical School’s Adult Art Program, she has experimented with bronze casting, lithography and soapstone sculpture in addition to her oil and acrylic painting. Having recently taken up permanent residence at her lake house on Jackson Point, her current works have a “Lake Simcoe” theme that combines a love for the outdoors, concern for the environment and a passion for the art of Canada’s indigenous people.

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: saverinaallevato@hotmail.com
Jackson's Point, ON 416-312-0276

M – Linda Hobson– Acrylics & Watercolour
(Showing at 189 Hedge Road, Jackson's Point, ON 905-722-0104)

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Linda's watercolour, acrylic and mixed media paintings cover a wide variety of subject matter – landscapes, florals, farm animals and people, architecture, impressionism and abstracts. She has exhibited at the Loft Gallery in Clarksburg, the Georgina Art Centre in Sutton, the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg and has won many awards in art shows held in Ontario. Recently, one of her florals was chosen for the Spring Edition of Arabella Magazine and all of her work can be viewed at her home in Sutton.

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: lhobson9@rogers.com
www.lindahobson.com
189 Hedge Road, Sutton West, On L0E 1R0   
905-722-0104

N – Leslie Sedore – Weaver
(Showing at 135 Sibbald Cres. Jackson’s Point, On 905-722-6597)

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Leslie's work includes hand-woven wearable’s, from vests to scarves and shawls, as well as accents for the home, hand dyed towels, baby blankets and more. Her one-of-a kind leather purses are new this year, as well as some beautiful leather muffs reminding us all of days gone by. These unique woven items catch the eye and lift the spirit.

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: riversedgestudio@rogers.com
135 Sibbald Cres., Jackson’s Point, ON 905-722-6597

 


N – Debbie Aikman – Painter, Visual Artist
(Showing at 135 Sibbald Cres., Jackson's Point, ON 905-722-6597)

Cash Only

Debbie has always been a painter and upon leaving school, have continued to experiment with a variety of pigments, methods and approaches to visual art working in oil, watercolour, ink, encaustic (wax) and pastel. Most recently she has experimented with ink and pencil and have found this to be a very vibrant method of illustration. At the studio tour Debbie hopes to display a few oversize acrylic works; along with traditional watercolours and some rather idiosyncratic illustrations. She will be very curious and interested to hear your comments.

Open all year by appointment only.

e-mail Deborah.aikman @gmail.com
Studio: The Pinery Studio
36 Pinery Lane, Jackson’s Point, ON
905 596 1223
O – Barbara Banfield – Potter
(Showing at 339 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, On 905-722-3537)

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“ A craftsman becomes an artist when she/he starts innovating. The experiments blur the edges between craft and art, who can say if that is a pot or a sculpture” – From: Crafty Artist Exhibits: Frank Ross

Barbara Banfield came to clay after twenty years in the garment industry. A lifetime of working with her hands, found her at Sheridan College graduating in 2010. Barbara is fascinated by the endless possibilities and process that working with clay demands.

Her most recent body of work is a response to the study of non-objective abstract painting. Abstract painting abandons attempts to represent the world in identifiable ways. It expresses not so much a retreat from reality but rather a different kind of relationship with reality. It uses a sense of balance, materials and in particular texture, creating imagery without always providing an obvious point of visual reference.

While creating pieces that are useful to every day life, my intention is to bring the user closer, observing the hand made object. Combining form,
texture and dynamic glazes she strives to find a sense of harmony and
beauty.

Open year round by Appointment Only.

Sunnidale Pottery
e-mail: bbanfield@rogers.com
www.barbarabanfield.com
339 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, ON
905-722-3537

O – Roland Peacock – Carved Wooden Sculptures
(Showing at 339 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, On 905-722-3537)

Cash Only

Roland expresses his deep respect for and knowledge of nature, along with his concern for a natural environment increasingly degraded by human impact. Crossing the boundary between folk art and fine art, each works brings together carving, painting and the artist’s overarching message of sharing the Earth. In 2000, Roland moved to the countryside near Lake Simcoe and began working in wood rescued from split-rail fences abandoned in the old hedgerows on his property. His works have been in different shows and galleries since 2003.

Open year round by appointment only.

Sutton, On
905-478-4506

O – GUEST ARTIST – Tod Waring – Waring Works, Designs in Metal
(Showing at 339 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, On 905-722-3537)

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Tod Waring designs and crafts unique metal pieces for the garden and home.
His designs include plant sculptures, garden states and trellises, railings and wind driven whirligigs. He earned a B.A. in Fine Art at the University of Guelph. Tod has been active in the arts community since 1980. He participates in numerous gallery exhibitions, studio tours and arts and crafts events and collaborates with clients on custom metal projects. Tod’s work is inspired by his summers of camping in Ontario wilderness and his love of gardening in this Toronto backyard. An appreciation for design – old and new – and a sense of whimsy are displayed in his work.

Open year round by Appointment Only.

e-mail: todwaring@rogers.com
www.waringworks.ca
Toronto, ON
647-300-5587

P – Andy Dubrawski – Handcrafted Wooden Items
(Showing at 389 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, ON 905-617-9344)

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Andy’s cutting boards, trays, coffee tables, benches and occasional tables are handmade at Hedge Road Woodworks a woodworking studio on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. Typically local woods are sourced such as Black Walnut, Maple and Black Cherry, often showcasing the live edge of the wood. Every piece bearing the logo was designed and created by the studio's owner, Andy Dubrawski, and are made for anyone who understands the beauty of handmade items from natural materials and who is grateful for the bounty of our local harvest. Reclaimed barn timbers are re-purposed as benches and coffee tables.

Open year round by appointment only.

Email: andy@hedgeroadwoodworks.com
Website: www.hedgeroadwoodworks.com
Studio: Hedge Road Woodworks
389 Hedge Road, Jackson’s Point, ON
Phone: 905-617-9344
Q– Wendy & Phil Shaw – Drum & Instrument Makers
(Showing at 5258 Old Homestead Rd. Sutton, off of Hwy 48, 905-722-5449)

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Shaw Percussion is a family run business in Sutton, Ontario started by Phil Shaw, joined by son Graham, then wife Wendy, and youngest son Alex (all of them musicians). There is a fully equipped wood shop where they make djembes, native-style hoop drums, bodhrans, ashikos, marimbas, cajons, ocean drums, drum kits and more! They have designed and built some one-of-a-kind percussion instruments for customers who wanted their own unique instrument.

Drumming, especially hand-drumming, has grown to be a very popular activity for all ages and abilities because it is so accessible. Shaw Percussion also runs workshops & lessons for hand drumming, kit drumming, drum building as well as drum & dance. Come and see Shaw Percussion’s unique and beautifully crafted instruments and join in for some drumming while you’re there - no experience necessary!

Email: wendy@shawpercussion.com
Website: www.shawpercussion.com
Shaw Percussion Studio
5258 Old Homestead Rd., Sutton off of Hwy 48
Phone: 905-722-5449

R– Thelma Sellers – Painter Visual Artist
(Showing In the upstairs of Homestead Orchards Barn Store at,
3961 Old Homestead Road, Sutton, 905-722-5325)

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Visual Artist Thelma Sellers works in acrylics, collage and water media to paint her feelings of connection to nature through shape and colour. Her paintings express serenity, playfulness and exuberance in abstracted or non-objective renderings of the landscape of her farm and rural wilderness sites.
Thelma will be exhibiting her works in the upstairs of Homestead Orchards Barn Store, 3961 Old Homestead Road, Sutton.



email: jtsellers@sympatico.ca
Phone: 905 722-3347
Handicap_accessS – Elaine Oswald – Pottery & Jewellery
(Showing at Egypt Hall, 6756 Smith Blvd, (Park Rd. & Smith Blvd.), Pefferlaw, ON)

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Elaine has been a potter since 1999.  Elaine also discovered an old Japanese technique of firing, which is done outside and has been around for centuries, called Raku."  In 2002, Elaine has learned how Art Clay Silver worked and also makes Silver Clay Jewellery.  Her creations can be seen at The Georgina Art Centre & Gallery in Sutton. She also attends many different Artisan shows. She has been in the Georgina Studio Tour for many years.  Elaine’s latest endeavour is Wire Bead Crochet Jewellery and needle and thread jewellery.  Elaine’s creations are unique and she is always looking for new challenges in the art world.

Open year round by Appointment Only.

e-mail: eoswald1@bell.net 
www.facebook.com/lanysexpressions
Pefferlaw, ON
705-437-3153

Handicap_accessS– Malcom Madsen – Silversmith
(Showing at Egypt Hall, 6756 Smith Blvd, (Park Rd. & Smith Blvd.), Pefferlaw, ON)

Cash Only

Tantalizing pieces of jewellery created from impressions of actual insects, mammals, reptiles and parts of their skeletons cast in sterling silver. They are truly unique and many are adorned with semi-precious stones while some have moveable parts. His high quality workmanship is ---- eccentrically amazing and stimulating to the imagination.

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: malcommadsen@rogers.com
Sutton West, On  905-722-8875

Handicap_accessS– GUEST ARTISTSarah Porter – Jewellery & Glass Artist
(Showing at Egypt Hall, 6756 Smith Blvd, (Park Rd. & Smith Blvd.), Pefferlaw, ON)
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Sarah's jewellery-making techniques continue to evolve as she explores different media to create unique pieces that are eye-popping, fun, elegant, sassy.... each piece has a personality of its own. From her initial creations of sterling silver chainmail and wire-wrapping, she has now added art clay silver (a moldable silver clay that, when fired, leaves behind 99.9% silver) and fused glass creations (pieces are designed and then fired at up to 1500 degrees in a kiln) to her dazzling line of jewellery. She has also expanded this love of “warm glass" to include art pieces from the functional to the fanciful, but always beautiful - platters and wall art, birdbaths and bowls - and much more.

Sarah enjoys learning new techniques, enabling her to push beyond the boundaries of her previous creations. She also loves working with clients to create designs "from the ground up" to match their desires and personalities.

Open year round by appointment only.

e-mail: sarah@badexcusedesigns.com
website: www.badexcusedesigns.com
905-640-7366
Handicap_accessS – Denise Magloughlen – Wearable Art
(Showing at Egypt Hall, 6756 Smith Blvd, (Park Rd. & Smith Blvd.), Pefferlaw, ON)
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The Square
 

Denise's love of fashion, design and fibre has always played an important role in her life. Denise has studied at Georgian College and Haliburton School of The Arts. Her interest in nuno and wet felting, jewellery and fashion forward knitwear are evident in her designs which can be found in boutiques and the Orillia Art and History Museum. She is one of several artists taking part in Somniatis 11, a Wearable Art show in Orillia.

Open by Appointment Only

E-mail: den.mag@rogers.com
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Jackson’s Point,ON
905-722-6273

T – Paul Harpley – Graphite, Watercolour & Acrylic Painter
(Showing at Wilderness Places Studio 6045 Frog Street, Pefferlaw, ON 905-722-8021)

Cash or Cheque

Well-known Ontario naturalist, wildlife researcher and scientist, Paul was granted membership to the Explorers Club, one of the most fabled international organizations. Paul is also known in the world for his drawings, paintings, watercolours of wildlife and landscapes. His originals hang in private and corporate collections worldwide. Numerous limited editions have been produced of his works.

Open year round by appointment only. 

e-mail: paul@harpley.ca
www.harpley.ca
6045 Frog Street, Pefferlaw, On 905-722-8021

T – Graham Ames –Multi Media Garden Artist
(Showing at Wilderness Places Studio 6045 Frog Street, Pefferlaw, ON 905-722-8021)

Cash or Cheque

I see the ability to transform everyday objects of the modern world into other things with new meaning as my contribution to art making. I move and re-shape these found objects in glass, wood, stone and other media, into a new purpose and message to my art viewers. I like to highlight nature in my art. My art is by nature Ecofriendly, being fully recycled and re-use material. My work always has an edge, a sharpness to it. In the end I seek to motivate and inspire the viewer, particularly the young.

E-mail: weames@rogers.com
Website: www.funkyart.ca
Keswick, Ontario L4P 3P9
905-476-0552

T – Heather Charles – Multi-Media Artist
(Showing at Wilderness Places Studio 6045 Frog Street, Pefferlaw, ON 905-722-8021)

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Heather Charles exhibits original art items created with acrylic/watercolors, ink, carved items from wood and possible antler, leatherwork, painted bone items etc. In the past she has had art displays at a past Georgina Studio Tour, at the Toronto Exhibition – featured in the Native Pavilion – Kids & Teens Edutainment event.

Heather has also undertaken architectural projects including a designed archway/entrance undertaken private exhibitions of her work at her home and at her local Community Centre and the Sutton Library in the Town of Georgina. Heather brings together many experiences and mediums to create her unique art, often with a strong natural theme. “She has always created for the sake of creating, and personal expression."

Georgina Island, Town of Georgina, Region of York, ON
E-mail: heathercharles611@hotmail.com

T – Janet Harpley Aco – Watercolour, Acrylic Painter & Printmaker
(Showing at Wilderness Places Studio 6045 Frog Street, Pefferlaw, ON 905-722-8021)

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Janet enjoys working in all mediums and forms of art, she focuses mostly on paintings, prints, found materials and drawings. Her belief “that the constant bombardment of contemporary media is indelibly permanent . . . it is this daily observation of non-stop images that put a voice to my creative expression, my work”.

Open year round by appointment only.

E-mail: rose_janet@hotmail.com
Website: www.janetharpley.com

T – GUEST ARTIST – Ignacio Franzoi – Acrylic Painter
(Showing at Wilderness Places Studio, 6045 Frog Street, Pefferlaw)

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Ignacio creates both figurative and landscape based works. His figurative work is a response to the duality of body and mind, the interaction between the physical world and the invisible abstract idea of self.
His landscapes are a combination of urban aesthetic with the organic textures of nature.

e-mail: iggy_p5@hotmail.com
www.iggyp5.wix.com/studio
Toronto, ON
647-459-5576

W – David and Sonia Mitton – Re-cycled Garden Art
(Showing at 69 Station Rd., Pefferlaw, On L0E 1N0  705-437-1943)

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Sonia and David have a true love of what some would call scrap, they grew up during a time when you were forced to use your imagination and see something inside of something.  David is a Heavy Equipment Mechanic by day but a driven Artisan by night. He has always been intrigued with discarded broken parts that are replaced with shiny new ones.  And then this is what has brought him to the idea of recycling farm/construction equipment parts.   Each piece, one of a kind, and hand crafted is typically produced from 80-90% of recycled and/or found metals.  They include Sundials, lawn decorations, garden sculptures, animals, birdbaths, flower planters and much more.   Waste not want not is a good motto to live by in our society.  David and Sonia are trying to do their part to take discarded items and create something that will ultimately be good for the planet and bring joy into someone’s life.
Come visit our new studio/workshop, (A repurposed sea container of course)

Open year round by Appointment Only

e-mail:  mitton1943@rogers.com
www.scrap2art.com

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David and Sonia Mitton
69 Station Road, Pefferlaw, ON 
705-437-1943

X – Karen & Rob Doyling – Photography
No Place Like Home Picture Framing Studio
(Showing at 9723 Morning Glory Rd., Pefferlaw, ON)

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Karen and Rob Doyling have worked in the art industry for the last 25 years selling works of art to the corporate business sector and the retail side of the art industry. Now in their fifth year in the Georgina Studio Tour their photographic art ranges from landscape, contemporary, florals to still life and is available on Canvas, Fine Art Photo Paper and is professionally framed in-house at very affordable prices! They are now offering by special order their art reproduced onto the newest medium, Acrylic. This new medium is on display at their Studio and is available by special order. In addition to selling their art work, they also provide the service of art rentals of their line of photographic art to spas, restaurants, corporate businesses and home staging companies. Please join Karen and Rob in their Art Studio to view their newest collection of Photographic Art matted and framed, on canvas and also available in packaged flats.

Open year round.

E-mail: info@throughourlens.ca
Website: http://www.throughourlens.ca
Studio: No Place Like Home Picture Framing Studio
9723 Morning Glory Rd., Pefferlaw, ON
Ph#: 905-251-5550

Y – Bill Major – Woodworker Artisan
(Showing at 11 Corners Ave., Port Bolster (Pefferlaw area), ON 289-221-1174)

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Bill Major’s wood placemats, cheese boards, and live edged tables are made in his Live Edged Woodcraft workshop on the southeast side of Lake Simcoe.

Bill uses crosscut slices of wood, sourced from reclaimed wood from local sawmills. His unique approach shows the rings of the trees from which they are cut. He treats his cheese boards with 10 coats of natural hemp seed oil, which makes their natural wood patterns almost leap off their surface. Bill then mixes hemp seed oil with natural bees wax for two more coats to make his cheese boards water-resistant and alive with a beautiful sheen. He finishes his live edged placemats and tables with a hard wax/oil, made from naturally occurring oils and waxes. You are always invited to drop in to catch a flavour of Bill’s passion for live edged wood.

Open year round by Appointment Only.

e-mail: liveedgedwoodcraft@gmail.com
www.liveedgedwoodcraft.ca
Live Edged Woodcraft
11 Corners Ave., Port Bolster (Pefferlaw area), ON
705-437-2188; cell-289-221-1174

Z – Jean Stephens – Quilter
(Showing at 12 Corners Ave., Port Bolster (Pefferlaw), ON 905-952-9719)

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The sewing/quilting field has been my reprieve for the past 20+ years. Being a strong advocate of machine quilting, I encourage same artisans to go one step further and gain confidence with finishing their own quilts using their domestic sewing machines. To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

Open year round by appointment. 

e-mail: stephensfrog@hotmail.com
One Step Ahead Creations Studio
12 Corners Ave, Port Bolster (Pefferlaw), ON
705-437-1189 or cell 905-952-9719


Participating Artists' works are all One-of-a-kind items and welcome commission pieces. Learn more about the artists by visiting their own websites, as available.

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