Artist Project booths over the years.

I was going through some old photos from past Artist Project booths and wanted to share. This was my third year doing the show so I thought I would post all three booths! Things have changed and things have stayed the same over the years…but the show is always such a pleasure. Thanks to everyone who came to check it out!
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Crystallize

Looking forward to taking some professional shots of my new work from the Artist Project 2015. In the meantime, here are a few shots of Crystallize – the precursor to that work! The Artist Project was a great show as usual. I had a chance to talk to so many interesting people who shared their thoughts about it. It’s always such a pleasure to see people interact with it for the first time. I had a chat with a chemist who sent me on an interesting research path that had my imagination soaring. It is sure to influence my future work. Please stay tuned!

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Seeing red!

It’s chubby and bright and made its debut this Spring at City of Craft. It’s red earthenware! Such a fun departure from the white stuff and I’m loving it! Hope you like it too! Contact for purchase enquiries and follow @whimworks for the latest from the studio and important pictures of my dog.

Spring is here, have a party!

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Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Visit my booth at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Friday July 5th-7th at Nathan Phillips Square.  You can find me at booth 271, right next to my groovy glassblowing man Balance Glassworks.

I’ll have lots of take-away pieces at this show including Party animal mugs, bowls and lots of new jewellery pieces!  Bring your pups round to say hello!!

Order your Dino Corn Cob Holders!!

Don’t miss out on the first run of Dinos!  Available for purchase from Digs click here to buy!

Dino Corn Cob Holders

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Brooches for Toronto International Jewelery Festival!

Here are some new brooches for a show called RepeatRepeat opening April 19th at Harbourfront Centre.  The show is happening in association with the Toronto International Jewelery Festival and Conference.  I was glad to be asked to take part and enjoyed making these large statement brooches.  The pieces I created are adapted vignettes referring back to my series of wall sculpture entitled “Killing Timeflies”.  I’m interested in the permanence of a yet fragile material superimposed with the sentiment of fleeting ephemera.­­­­

Thanks to my lovely models Becca and Kim!

The Artist Project 2013

Just a quick note to remind you to come by my booth #314 (think Pi) at the Artist Project this weekend…or stop by the opening on Thursday February 21st.  I’ve been so busy getting ready for the show that I don’t have studio quality photos of the new stuff yet (isn’t that always the way it goes!)  So here’s a quick snapshot of some work in progress and things you can expect to see at the show!!

Toronto Design Offsite festival and ‘Imm Living’ present!!! “Not Forkchops” exhibition and contest! VOTE!

Here are my pieces for the long awaited “Not Forkchops”!!  You can vote for them here: ******VOTING CLOSED*******

If I win my pieces will go into production with the wonderful Imm Living.

Don’t forget to vote before Sunday January 27th!

**UPDATE**:  Thanks for voting and visiting the show!  Expect to see some form of my ‘Not Forkchops’ entries in the 2014 Imm Living catalogue.  Stay tuned!

Thanks Everyone!

Thanks Everyone!

 

Where have all the doilies gone…

Almost a week post City of Craft and I solemnly linger in the question:  Where have all the Doilies gone?  Well, I wanted to share a funny little story about how I posed myself the same question the week before the show even started!

Here’s the thing.  I love doilies.  I love doilies and I use them in my gift wrapping.  The week before City of Craft we searched high and low all over town and even went as far as the giant boxy Kitchen Store to procure some doilies…where their teenaged-boy-employee didn’t even know what a doily was??!!  Aside from teaching the bespotted boy a thing or two about paper pizazz…the trip was a flop.

After all the searching…I still couldn’t figure out…Where HAD all the Doilies gone???  Well, if you were a guest at City of Craft you would know.  All the doilies in town got up and marched themselves over to the show – where all the prettiest things were at, and danced over head for all to see.

I’m sure you’re begging to know if I ever did find the doilies I needed to wrap up all the preshies I sold at the show.  Well, gather near…because there waaaaas one pack left in alllll the city…and it was dusty…and it was hidden…and it was under a pile of junk…at the Parkdale Guardian Pharmacy.

The moral of the story is that you never need to stray too far from home to find your feathered doilies…when Mother Parkdale has you under her wing.