Thursday, 17 December 2009


I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Crafts Council for their generous support in awarding me an Exhibition Assistance Grant. It was this support made it possible for me to participate in the One of a Kind show.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

One of a Kind - finally

So I finally got around to uploading photos from One of a Kind. It was a wonderful show and I am happy that I was in the Rising star section and got meet so many lovely people. And I am so happy that I no longer have to spend all day telling everyone that yes, it is in fact all made out of glass

my booth - the front

my booth - the back

The elusive Krystal was not impressed with my early morning paparazzi attack. So here is her booth with her delightful ceramic pieces!

I am now the proud owner of the tall cup in the back, hooray for trades!

The lovely Cristina Larsen of Textile Platypus with hand felted, hand sewn little critters. I absolutely adore the bunny I got from her - his name is Kyle.

Benita of House of Hsueh and her sister Brenda posing with their bunnies!

Popcorn monsters by Banjo Puppets

Pocoplush! Super cute plush toys from Montreal

One of my new favourite people: Isabelle Veilleux of Zazai with her textile work. She makes really beautiful scarves and other amazing things. She definitely helped make the time go by faster too!

Isabelle's super cute little plush guys

Here we have Michael with his hilarious pretend buzzers. I now own one that says minions and it makes me really happy - photo to follow soon....

Friday, 13 November 2009

Jewellery Feature at the Ontario Crafts Council

Starting now and running until the end of December some of my candy work will be in a display case at the OCC at 990 Queen St. West. Here's a sneak peek:

Monday, 9 November 2009

One of a Kind Coupon!

I have been a busy bee getting ready for the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. Never thought I would be making so many gummy worms and gummy bears.

For anyone who is interested, here's the new One of a Kind e-flyer. It gets you $3 off admission to the show, which runs November 26 to Dec 6. You can get your tickets here:

(be sure to use the promo code AD6ad4v to get your discount!)

Friday, 25 September 2009

Unity & Diversity

Now that we are into the end of September I am happy to say that the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea has begun. My piece 'Assigning Flaws' (shown above) was selected along with over 200 pieces by other craftspeople to represent Canada in the 'Unity & Diversity" show in the Canadian Pavillion at the Biennale. The work will be on display until November 1st, 2009.

More Info:
The Cheongju International Craft Biennale (CICB) began in 1999 and has grown steadily over the last 10 years to become the largest multi-disciplinary fine craft Biennale in the world. The 2009 CICB, its 6th biennale, will feature international exhibitions, special events, academic discussions and significant high-profile awards. In 2007 the biennale was attended by over half a million visitors worldwide, and a wealth of craft makers from over forty countries were showcased in the month long event. With a focus on high-quality functional and sculptural craft, the Biennale attracts attention from collectors, curators, academics, craftspeople and, of course, the public.

The CICB has invited Canada as its 2009 guest country, which means that the work of Canadian craftspeople will take centre stage in the Guest Pavillion with a national exhibtion including over 200 works. Entitled Unity & Diversity, and curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, editor of Neo Craft, Modernity and the Crafts, the exhibition will explore the range of work by Canadian craftspeople through the themes of Water, Land, Contact, Flora/Fauna, Arrivals, Myth/Metaphor and Departures.

I am so excited to be participating on a show of this scale, and am proud to be exhibiting with so many talented artists from across the nation.

Bookhou Featured Artist

From October 1st-25th I am going to be a featured artist at bookhou, a great little shop on Dundas West. Please go and check it out, Arounna and John have some great stuff!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Creative On Queen - Queen West Art Crawl

Coming up this weekend I will be doing 'Creative on Queen' at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). As part of the 2009 Queen West Art Crawl, Creative on Queen will once again take over the front lawn of CAMH’s Queen Street site from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 19. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Big News!

So in under a month I have gotten some amazing news. The first being that I have been accepted as a resident artist in the flameworking studio at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauaga. The second is that I will also be teaching the second level of flameworking there as well!

I couldn't be happier to get back into the studio! Lots of new and exciting work to come....

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Telephone City Craft Show

If anyone feels like getting out of the city this weekend come visit me at the Telephone City craft show on Saturday August 22nd from 11-5 at The Ford Plant in lovely downtown Brantford.

Loads of amazing crafters and artists bringing their goods for you to admire! There will be buttons, ceramics, glass, handbound books, sewn magic of various sorts, paintings, wallets and teatowels, merit badges, a portrait artist, wood items, illustrations and prints and so many more surprises!

I will be there selling my jewellery. Come visit!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Sticks and Stones

I am so excited to announce that I am having a solo show. The show will consist of my sculptural work from this year, a collection of awards made for insults.

Where - Launch Projects Gallery - 404 Adelaide St. W, Toronto
When - July 29th - August 9th
Gallery Hours - Wednesday - Sunday, 12 pm -5 pm
Opening Reception - Thursday July 30th, 6 pm - 9 pm

I'll be sitting the show on the weekends, so please come visit!

Hope to see you there!

TOAE Thanks!

Thanks to all that came by on the weekend, and for making this my best show yet!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

With over 500 artists and an estimated 100 000 visitors, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) is the largest juried, fresh-air alternative to conventional art shows and galleries. For 48 years, TOAE has encouraged dialogue between established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative art students. It gives free access to Toronto's vibrant cultural scene and allows exhibitors to make lasting connections with dealers, collectors and fellow artists.

Over 13 media categories are represented including:
- Mixed Media
- Glass
- Drawing
- Jewellery
- Painting
- Sculpture
- Photography
- Fibre
- Printmaking

I'll be participating the the jewellery category this year in the PURPLE section booth number 741.

Come visit!
New Exhibition hours are:
Friday, July 10 from 10:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday, July 11 from 10:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday, July 12 from 10:30am-6:30pm

Nathan Phillips Square - Rain or shine!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


po⋅lar⋅i⋅ty [poh-lar-i-tee, puh-] -noun
1. physics
a. the property or characteristic that produces unequal physical effects at different points in a body or system, as a magnet or storage battery.
b. the positive or negative state in which a body reacts to a magnetic, electric, or other field.
2. the presence or manifestation of two opposite or contrasting principles or tendencies.
3. linguistics
a. (of words, phrases, or sentences) positive or negative character.
b. polar opposition.

Po-lar-i-ty, an art exhibition which explores ideas surrounding polarity and dichotomy, specifically with regard to traditional women’s roles, activities and rituals.

A group art exhibition of sculpture, glass, photography, multiples and installation by: Leanne Eisen. Emma Gerard. Alexandra Mainella. Kim Stanford. Curated by Stephanie Cormier and Tara Bursey

Please come check this one out.

Where: Launch Projects, 404 Adelaide St. West, Toronto
When: June 17 - 28
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5

Thursday June 18th, 6-9

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Midnight Market

A night of amazing vendors, music and dancing, the Midnight Market is sure to be a great event.

Where: The Augusta House
When: Sunday June 7th, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cost: $5 at the door - This is a fundraiser event for "the Alt"

I'll be there selling my flameworked creatures. I've been doing some spring cleaning, and making room for all the new candy creations, so there will be some great deals at this event.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

May Update

Just a quick update on shows I have participated in this month. The first of which being the Seattle Erotic Art Festival.

On display was my piece (shown below) titled "Beat with Odds", a collaboration with my good friend Clayton Haigh.

Secondly, is the juried exhibition called 'FAUX' at INFLUX Gallery in Calgary. This show examines the idea of friend vs. faux, real vs. fake, authentic or imitation. On display is a full candy necklace, on elastic and all. This show opened on Thursday (May 7th) and runs through until June 20.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Etsy Update

Hey Folks!

So I've finally added all my candy to my etsy shop. Check out some of the new work below!

Fuzzy Peaches

Swedish Berries

Maple Sugar Candy

Gummy Frogs

Big Feet


Thursday, 22 January 2009

Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair

Valentines Day is coming up fast, and with it comes the 3rd Annual Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair. From Noon to 8:00 PM on February 14th at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, this show is sure to be a good one. I'll be showing some of my implant paperweights, as well as some fun new glass candy just for the event! Hope to see you there!