Studio Stories: Mags Kandis

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.

Mags Kandis at the Wellington Market in Prince Edward County
Indigo shibori dyed pillows by Mags Kandis.
Mags also marks textiles with rust.
Botanical marking by Mags Kandis of Indigo+Rust

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.

Listen anytime on the iTunes podcast or the googlePlay podcast. Amherst Island Radio show archive can be found here.

Indigo dyed shirt in the Japanese shibori method by Mags Kandis.

All photos provided by Mags Kandis and used with permission.

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Studio Stories: Karen Franzen

Karen Franzen tile

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 Franzen in her Studio Under the Trees in the Beach Hill neighbourhood of Toronto.
The bowl of lemons tile piece we discuss in the interview.
Works in progress in Karen’s studio
Mother Goose tea pot by Karen Franzen

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.

Daffodil tile by Karen Franzen

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.