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 ~ KnifemakerNote: 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