Wednesday, 10 April 2013

One More Week!

Since there is only one week left there is much to do so this is going to be short.  I have been taking a lot more process shots lately as I feel that it is really important to show all the steps and how much work goes into these handmade pieces.  

This was my starting point for my little Matryoshka lady.

 cloisonné wire fired on, looking a little bit creepy: 

 packed and ready for first firing:

getting closer:

all packed and ready for another firing:

firing on the cheeks! 

There are still a few things to be done, but this chronicles most of my progress for this piece.  Now I am going to compile some more process shots for my final portfolio! 

Saturday, 6 April 2013

West Hamilton Artists Tour 2013

I am still knee deep in school work while I finish up my BFA here in Halifax, but sooner than I think I will be home and gearing up for my first show of the summer.  I am so excited to be participating in this show for the third year in a row, especially because I will be back in Studio 7 with painter Gord Leverton!  


Where: Various locations, I will be in Studio 7 (114 Stanley Ave, Hamilton) 
When: May 11th & 12th (Mother's Day Weekend)
Times: 10 am to 5 pm

Some more info:

The fourth annual West Hamilton Artists Tour is proud to present 10 studio locations hosting an exciting line-up of 21 local and regional artists working in various media including pastels, acrylic, pottery, stained glass, fused glass, jewellery, textiles, and wood.

Road signs in the neighbourhood will help direct you to the studios. You can also pick up additional copies of this tour guide at businesses on Locke Street, various locations throughout the city, or you can send an email to and they'll be happy to mail one out to you. 


From Toronto: QEW West to 403 West Hamilton, 
Exit Aberdeen Ave. (after Main St. W Exit)

From Niagara: QEW East to 403 West Hamilton, 
Exit Aberdeen Ave. (after Main St. W Exit) 

From Brantford: 403 East to Hamilton, Exit Aberdeen Ave

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

A Little Break

Katrina, Aimee and I managed to escape Halifax for the weekend and crossed the Confederation Bridge into Prince Edward Island to enjoy Easter at the Craig ranch.  It was such a relaxing weekend and exactly what the three of us needed.  

One of the first tasks given to us was to find an "Easter Tree".  Despite not having the suggested tool (a hammer) we managed to find some appropriate branches to fashion a lovely tree. 

We also went back to the alpaca farm, this time someone was there to give us a tour.  The alpacas didn't seem too concerned when we came right up to them, one of them came right up and let us pet her!

Though I did not get to hug one, I got to pet this little lady name Shilo. 

Aimee also enjoys some alpaca pets.

Now that we are are back and done stuffing our faces with chocolate and turkey, it's crunch time at school.  School ends in two weeks tomorrow (which is unreal).  There is plenty of school work still to do and the applications keep piling up as well.  I finished these pine cones right before I left for my One of a Kind show application.   Applying for One of a Kind seems especially surreal to me as it doesn't seem like that long ago that I was putting all that on hold so that I could come to NSCAD. 

This is what awaits me at my bench when I get to school tomorrow.  Lots of electroforming still to do, and earrings still to assemble.