Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Artisan Studio Tour Mississauga South Fine Craft Show

20 Artisans, 8 Studios, Free Tour ~ Fun Day + Christmas, Personal Shopping Opportunity

South Mississauga area artisans came to the Port Credit Farmers Market yesterday with a sampling of one-of-a kind crafts to be featured at the upcoming Artisan Studio Tour taking place the weekend of Oct 23, 24, 2010. An incredible 20 professional artisans living and working in the Port Credit Mineola area will showcase their fine crafting in eight working studios.

This juried artisan studio tour is a great opportunity to meet the artisans who variously work with clay, wood, metal, textiles and glass to create pottery, knives, wall art, sculptures knitwear, jewellery and handbags.

Here are some pictures, posted in no particular order, taken at the Farmers Market to give a sample of the wide range of functional art created by our talented local artisans. Click on image to enlarge, then click Back button to return to this page.

  Bill Thoms ~ Knitwear

 Josie Goodfellow ~ Felted Handbags

 George Christou ~ Metalworker

 Adam Beales ~ Potter

Gillian Sych ~ Ceramist

 Robin Hollingdrake ~ Jewellery

 Kit Mahood ~ Weaver

 Bill Barkhouse ~ Woodcarver

Jim Kinnie ~ Jewellery

Marlyn Rollauder ~ Weaver

 Bea Harris ~ Textile Artist

John Dorrell ~ Knifemaker
 Note: The blade on this desk knife / letter opener has such a high shine that it reflects nearby objects.

Artists not mentioned above include Emma Gerard, glass artist; Noelle Hamlyn, handbags; Conniemarie Howard, metalsmith; Ron McCardell, penmaker; Marie Payne, dyer/weaver; Caryl Richmond, felter/flameworker; Sue Riley, mosaics; and Wendy Vervoort, potter.

For more information about the tour, click on the map below to enlarge, or visit their website at Artisan Studio Tour:

This is a great opportunity to meet these talented artisans who live and work in and around Port Credit, Ontario.

 Mississauga South Fine Craft Show Brochure

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's almost that time again. Time for our studio tour--October 22 & 23.

We are welcoming you into our studios on Saturday, October 22, 10-5 and also on Sunday, October 23, 12-5.

There are 28 artists involved this year at 9 different locations.

There are 28 wonderful gifts to be given away at the end of the weekend, so you will find ballots and a draw box at each location.

Here's a tip to save yourself a little writing, just bring along some labels with your contact info on them-name, address, phone and email and you can simply put one of your labels on each ballot.


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