In late March I was in Prince Edward County for pleasure and took the opportunity to visit and interview three artists, including maker and marker Mags Kandis, whose makes and marks with Indigo+Rust, and is exploring botanicals. I look forward to seeing her new work this summer at the Wellington Market.
Listen on Amherst Island Radio on Wednesday at 6pm or Friday at 1pm for our chat about dyeing, marking, the Wellington Market, and more. You can find Mags Kandis in person at the Wellington Market (occasionally she is not there, so if you’re going specifically to see her work, contactMags first!) from May long weekend to the September (Saturdays 8am-1pm) or online on her website, Instagram @mags_kandis, and on facebook on indigonrust.
In February of 2019 I was giving a workshop at Karen Franzen’s Studio Under The Trees in Beach Hill neighbourhood of Toronto so we had a chat about Karen’s ceramic art and studio.
Karen’s Studio Under the Trees is located at 3 Wembley Drive, Toronto. Please call for an appointment 416 465 7477. Check out Karen’s website, including her work, the workshop series, and her 506 Streetcar Project at karenfranzen.com . Find Karen and the 506 Project on facebook.
Listen to the interview on Amherst Island radio on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1pm or on the podcast (iTunes or GooglePlay) anytime.
All images provided by Karen Franzen. Images used with permission.
In January of 2019 I was visiting family in Guelph, so took the opportunity to interview potter Iris Dorton of Blue Iris Studios. Listen to the interview as we talk career changes, name homages, finding the right studio and more. Radio program will air Friday, February 15, 2019, and the podcast is up (links at the bottom of this post)!
For episode 14, I spoke on the phone with recycled textile artist Joanne Jones of mined reCREATIONS in Cambridge, Ontario. I started following Joanne on Instagram a while back and met her in November 2017 at a Toronto show, where our fundraising plan was hatched. Hear about how Joanne got started in recycled textiles, her process, her amazing scholarship project, and a bit about our fundraising collaboration in the interview.
A sneak peek at the Gord Downie | Chanie Wenjack Fund bags currently on Joanne’s work table:
This August 17, 2018 episode (12) is the second of two short interviews I did at an art show north of Kingston at Lower Brewers Lock back in June of 2018. My booth neighbour at that show was Kingston-based Veronica Lloyd of Sable Dog Paddles, who paints gorgeous paddles, some new, some used, some custom, and *almost* all of them functional (occasionally some of the used ones are beyond repair).
You can find Sable Dog Paddles on Instagram and Facebook. Ronnie’s next show is the Women’s Art Festival in City Park on August 19, 2018. (Below is from Ronnie’s instagram feed). She also currently sells at the Cornerstone in downtown Kingston and the Skiff Café in the Ivy Lea Club.
In June I had the pleasure of taking part in a lovely 2 day show at the Lower Brewers Lock north of Kingston. I arrived early on the 2nd day with my microphones and sat down with two artists that day for a couple of short interviews. August 10, 2018’s episode (11) will be the first of those interviews, with Sarah Hamelin of Caboose Co.