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.
After a good long break, it’s time for more stories from art studios! The August 3, 2018 episode features a late spring interview with Amherst Island artist Peter Large and photographer Margaret Maloney.
Unfortunately I did not receive any images from my guests, but you can check out Peter Large’s Neilson Store Museum at the neilsonstoremuseum.ca home page, and his Blandings Turtle (discussed) here (thumbnails shown below).
Peter and Margaret reside and have a studio on the Amherst Island at 9820 Front Road, and are happy to open it to visitors. Please call (613) 384-7925 to book an appointment. Peter Large’s work can also be found in the Weasel and Easel, open seasonally at 5220 Front Road in Stella on Amherst Island.