Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Handmade Here in Westboro this Saturday

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Looking forward to this show in Kim's lovely home.  Each year this show expands a little bit.  Five of us have been exhibiting together for several years, and this year there are five new artists.  Jewellers, painters, potters, glassblowers, felters--each making beautiful, unique creations right here in Ottawa.  It will be a festive day with hot cider & treats to enjoy while customers discover the handmade treasures and visit with the artists.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ottawa Guild of Potters Holiday Sale

It's that time of year again!  Over 40 potters will be displaying their work for sale in the bright, spacious foyer of the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans.  This year the Guild is celebrating 40 years of existence and a small gallery show at the Centre will feature works from some of those initial potters.  I think I first joined 29 years ago when I moved to Ottawa and have benefited from the Guild in many ways over the years.

It's a great place to find unique gifts--functional and/or decorative.  I'll have lots of my popular gift items--egg separators, French butter pots, mugs, goblets, brie bakers, egg cups, yarn bowls, etc.  And a good selection of large serving dishes and decorative platters.  And Christmas ornaments for your tree!