Christmas comes early this year…

…but not in an annoying Christmas-Carols-in-the-stores-before-Halloween kind of way!

Once again this season, I’ll be participating in the Holy Name Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, November 9th from 10-4. It’s a lovely sale with vendors I’ve come to know and love, and it’s a fun way to kick off your holiday shopping (I know you haven’t started yet!).

New this year, I’ll be doing two other community holiday shows:

Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Holly Berry Bazaar
St. Dunstan’s of Canterbury Church
56 Lawson Road, West Hill, ON

Sunday, November 24th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Craft & Gift Market
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
3176 St. Clair Ave East, Scarborough, ON

There will be some new bright, celestial bobbies to celebrate the magic of the season:

Hope to see you soon!

Guild Alive with Culture…next week!

One week to go before the 2019 Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival. We’re hoping for another lovely weekend (though a bit less humid would be nice!) on July 27th-28th at the Guild Park & Gardens (201 Guildwood Parkway).

The show has expanded significantly for this year, with many more artists and vendors to browse. I can’t wait to see it all!

You’ll find me at Booth 88, in roughly the same location as last year.

Free parking is available at the Guild Inn (though it will be very limited) and many more spaces will be open at Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate (right next door).

Come out for a stroll in the park, relax with some tasty food while listening to live music, and support some talented local artists!

See you there!

upcoming shows for spring and summer 2019

I’m very excited to be joining the Birkdale Arts Festival, coming up on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 10-4. It’s an indoor/outdoor show at the lovely Birkdale Ravine & Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Road (south side of Ellesmere, between Midland and Brimley). This will be the 8th year for the event, but my first time participating, and I’m keen to spend a day out in the park with some fellow artists. I’ll be outside, so let’s have a warm, sunny day, shall we?

I will also be returning to the wonderful Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival on July 27th-28th (Saturday & Sunday) on the grounds of the Guild Inn Estate (201 Guildwood Parkway). The show will run from 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. This was an amazing event last year, with so much to see and do! Live music, art and food, all together in one place. What could be better?

Stop by and say hello!

one week to go!

The kilns are firing and I’m putting the finishing touches on all my pieces for the upcoming Holy Name show on November 24th. I hope to see you there!

This year I’ve made some ornaments. Oh, my stars…

This year, gold just felt right:

Come and pick some up to brighten your tree, your home, or your workspace. Happy holidays!

save the date: Saturday, November 24, 2018

Hope you can make it out to this year’s Christmas Market & Bake Sale at Holy Name church. Saturday, November 24th from 10-4.

As always, it’ll be a great place to do some holiday shopping–or maybe pick up a treat for yourself (’cause you deserve it)–while enjoying a sweet, homemade snack.

Check out the Facebook page for the event here:

working away…

Time to go small. To make a few smaller pieces, that is. I was all out of mini bowls so I got to work on new batches in stoneware and in porcelain (with bright underglazes).

Raw clay bowls, drying…drying…

Bisque fired and ready for glazing:

More aromatherapy charms are on the way, too. Individually handmade spheres, rolled one at a time with patience (and wine).

Stay tuned for the final results. Or come see them in person, in November!