Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

I was pleased to have been mentioned in a great new design, lifestyle and entertainment blog by Julia Black: JEWELS

Julia Black is on the market sourcing and discovering the beautiful, the fascinating, and all the exciting things that are happening around us. Whether she's researching, tracking, exploring or reporting, she is always on the front of the line of all things related to design, lifestyle and entertainment. As the design assistant on HGTV's Pure Design, Julia sources and sources some more. Her passions are fueled by her curiosities, and it's her curiosities that are the Jewels to be discovered.

Be sure to check out her blog often to keep up-to-date on all that is fresh, new and exciting!

A lovely surprise....thank you!
Here is a direct link to the post: Artisan Appreciation

Monday, November 2, 2009


I just received word that Petroff Gallery in Toronto, which represents my work, was also a recipient of the the 'Top Retailer Award 2009' by the prestigious NICHE Magazine. They are one of only 2 Canadian galleries to win! ( I am honoured to be represented by both of the award winners!)
Congratulations to Petroff Gallery! Be sure their visit their website at: www.petroffgallery.com

In preparation for the holidays, I have just shipped them a nice selection of new work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I was pleased to be invited to participate in a special evening event at the Gardiner Museum Shop in Toronto, to celebrate the launch of Jeweller Krystyne Griffin's new collection.
If you are free, please drop in, I will be there from 6-8pm on Thursday October 15th, alongside 2 other invited artists: Renato Foti; Glass, as well as Lesley Armstrong; Textiles.

The event is Thursday October 15: 6 - 8 pm

Please see details below, as well as the accompanying link:

An exclusive evening with taste-setter, designer, Krystyne Griffin and guest artists at the Gardiner Shop.

Preview her latest jewellery creations made from old beads gathered from the far corners of the world that carry a "life" of their own and new work by Canadian ceramic artist Shane Norrie, Renato Foti glass and Lesley Armstrong textiles.


Saturday, October 10, 2009


I was very pleased to have an article about me and my work included in the current issue of FUSION Magazine, and even more surprised to have my work used as the cover shot!
FUSION is the Ontario Clay and Glass Association, and they do a wonderful job of promoting current happenings in clay and glass in Canada and beyond. They are a not-for-profit organization, and host exhibitions, guest lectures and terrific visiting artist workshops. Early on, FUSION inspired me to keep working in clay, and I remember flipping through FUSION Magazine hoping to one day be included in it.
I urge any clay and glass artist in Canada and elsewhere to visit FUSION's website, become a member, and support this great organization. It is through them that Canadian clay and glass artists can continue to have a strong identity and voice.
FUSION Magazine is available at Chapters and Indigo, as well as select bookstores. Contact FUSION for a complete list of outlets for their publications.
Visit FUSION'S website at: www.clayandglass.on.ca/fusion

Photo by Brian Reiser: www.brianreiser.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I was pleasantly surprised today, to find a great blog post about my work. It was written by Canadian House and Home Magazine Style Editor: Stacey Smithers.

Be sure to check out www.houseandhome.com regularly, as it is continually updated with everything that is new in homes & design.

A big thank-you to Stacey Smithers from Canadian House & Home Magazine!

Check out the blog post at http://www.houseandhome.com/blogs/house-home-daily/local-talent

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thank you 'Your City' Magazine!

While shopping in London today, I came across a copy of the newly launched 'Your City' Magazine. ('Your City' is London's Multicultural magazine.)
Quite some time ago, I was interviewed for an article for the magazine, and upon reading it, I thought they did a wonderful job.
Please click the above photo for a larger image of the online article. (Please note that the image above is a condensed version of the online article)

Visit http://yourcity.yourmagazines.ca/ for further information and articles, as well as locations where the magazine is distributed.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I've already booked my hotel, and can't wait to head to the SOFA Expo... The World's Foremost Fair of Contemporary Decorative Arts & Design, this coming November. For those who have never been, it is definitely worth the trip...I look forward to it every year!

Check out their web site: http://www.sofaexpo.com/
16th SOFA CHICAGO 2009
November 6 – 8, 2009
at Navy Pier's Festival Hall
Opening Night Preview, Thursday, November 5

If you go, be sure to check out Galerie Elena Lee from Montreal, Quebec
A terrific Canadian gallery, with incredible artists. I had the pleasure of visiting Galerie Elena Lee, a couple of weeks ago while in Montreal.

The above images are:
Akio Takamori
Alice, 2008
Stoneware with underglazes
42 x 27 x 27"
Represented by Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

Toshiko Takaezu
Rust White Blue-15, 2005
Rust White Blue-16, 2005
17.5 X 9.5" and 18 X 6.5"
Represented by Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Be sure to pick up the current issue of 'Canadian House and Home Magazine's MAKEOVER EDITION'. In it, check out my friends Cameron and Jason's gorgeous home. It's stunning!

I was very fortunate to have a painting and some new ceramic bowls appear in the article.

Photography by: Michael Graydon


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This award singles out Circle Arts as one of the best of over 600 other eligible candidates for the North American Niche Top Retailer of the year.

Congratulations to the owners of Circle Arts in Tobermory: Glenda Burrell, Arlene Kennedy and Simon White for winning this prestigious award. As one of the galleries that represent my work, I have always found them to be extremely professional, and treat their artists with the utmost respect. I can't think of a gallery that is more deserving of such an accolade. I am honoured to work with them!
Be sure to visit their website: www.circlearts.com
and also visit www.americancraft.com for a complete list of the award winners

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Back in late October 2008, I was filmed for a segment on episode #1008 of HGTV's Pure Design, hosted by Samanth Pynn. I was commissioned to make a large wall piece for their makeover space. I must say that before the episode aired...I was a little nervous, but those nerves quickly faded once I saw what a great job they did! Thank you to all involved, and a special thank you to Samantha Pynn.

The posted video clip (above) is a condensed version of the episode, and not the entire episode. Please visit the show's website http://www.hgtv.ca/puredesign/default.aspx to access the entire episode & season, as well as find out all of the products that were used on the episode.

HGTV's Pure design airs on Tuesdays 8:00pm ET | 10:00 PT.

If you missed the show, pick up the January 2009 issue of Style at Home Magazine, as there is a wonderful article about the episode.

The pictured carved bronze piece is the one used in the makeover space.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Abbozzo Gallery in Oakville

If you're in Oakville, be sure to visit Abbozzo Gallery. I just delivered a nice selection of various-sized relic vessels. This is a great gallery with a terrific reputation and a terrific roster of artists, including one of my favourite ceramic artists; Judith Graham. They also represent David Blackwood, Ron Eady, and Heather Horton, to name just a few. Be sure to visit their website to see all of their artists. http://www.abbozzogallery.com/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Exhibition in China!

I was very honoured to be asked to participate in an International ceramics Exhibition in Jingdezhen, China, this coming October at Sanbao Ceramics Institute. The exhibition is a representation of Canadian ceramics including the likes of fellow Canadian Ceramic Artists:Bruce Cochrane, Eric Wong, Liz Willoughby, Scott Barnim, Sheila Clennell, Susan Low-Beer, Judith Graham and Ingrid Nicolai, to name just a few. What an honour! I'll post more details when I can.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

London Free Press

I came across this article from the London Free Press, and was pleased to be included in it. It is a nice piece about tourism in Oxford County.
Please follow the link to read the article online

I also found this article and was pleased that my friend Marilyn Barbe of Ailsa Craig thought to mention me...Thanks Marilyn :)
Thank you!

Canvas Gallery - Toronto

I have recently received inquiries about where in Toronto to purchase my paintings. Currently my work is available at Canvas Gallery at 950 Dupont St. I urge you to drop in and have a look at this unique gallery. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable, and the owners and staff are extremely pleasant.
Be sure to check out their website: http://www.canvasgallery.ca

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pots in Print

I was very pleased to find some of my pieces featured in the current Issue of 'Style at Home' magazine. This new collection is available at the Art Gallery of Ontario Shop and also the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto
Thank you!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The weekend of May 22nd-24th, I will be attending the Fusion Conference in Toronto. I was fortunate to be asked to participate in a retail exhibition at the Gardiner Museum that coincides with the Fusion Conference. I delivered some new sculpltural pieces for the show, and look forward to seeing the work of the other participants. The participating artists are: Thomas Aitken, Jay Burn, Susan Card, Shu-Chen Cheng, Aneela Dias D'Sousa, Kate Hyde, Shane Norrie, Gerri Orwin, Barbara Rose, Nancy Solway, Eric Wong and Miguel Deras Zapata.
Please visit www.gardinermuseum.on.ca for information, as well as details of what's happening during the Fusion conference.
For details on the Fusion coference, visit http://www.clayandglass.on.ca/

Friday, May 8, 2009

2009 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

I am very pleased that I just received my acceptance letter to the 2009 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square. I love participating in this show, and feel that the quality of the artists is top-notch. I am always honoured to be included. Be sure to visit this show. I am located in booth #429.
Visit their website for complete details: www.torontooutdoorart.org

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oxford Studio Tour-London Free Press

Thank you to Kathy Rumleski from the London Free Press for the nice article on the upcoming Oxford Studio Tour!
Check it out...

Blogged! -- cameronmacneil.blogspot.com

A big thank-you to Cameron MacNeil, Design Editor at 'Canadian House & Home Magazine' for lovely post about my pottery on his blog: cameronmacneil.blogspot.com

Check it out, his blog is great!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I can't say much yet, but I just received word today that the above painting, from my current winter tree series was used on set in an upcoming TV drama pilot for CBS Paramount. The show is based in Manhattan & stars a former Grey's Anatomy intern!
I'll post more details when I can. How fun!

Monday, April 6, 2009


As spring approaches, I always feel a need to refresh my house. I was tired of looking at the old painting in my bathroom, and thought I'd try something new and spontaneous, and I love the result! I think it suits my bathroom, as it reminds me of water and waves and the upcoming Spring thaw. I've included a couple of photos of it to share. (Along with my sidekick Oliver who appears very unimpressed!) I'm looking forward to experimenting some more with similar paintings, and thinking of incorporating encaustic for a richer, layered opaque effect.

(For those ceramic aficionados, I've listed below the makers and websites of the pieces in the display niches.)
Top to bottom
Winged vase -- Peter Powning
Teapot -- Robert Archambeau
Crow sculpture -- Mark Chatterley
White bowl -- Kayo O'Young
Vessel form -- Laurie Rolland
Ceramic sculpture (on floor) -- Marko Savard

Monday, March 9, 2009


Check out pages 62-64 & 186 of the April 2009 issue of Canadian House & Home Magazine. A nice selection of my ceramic pieces were used in the 'Makeover of the Month article: Tailor Made.
Thank you!
Produced by: Stacy Begg
Photography by: Michael Graydon

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I happened to stumble upon this nice write-up about Ingersoll, and was pleased to have been mentioned in the article. (The photo isn't bad either...at least I look happy! Those who know me know that I DREAD having my photo taken!)

The article is posted on this direct link (page 59) and continues to page 62


Thank you to Sherri Telenko for the nice write-up!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I have just finished the pieces for my new collection, which was inspired by a recent trip to the Caribbean...a special place that I have very fond memories of. :)
I love the look of this collection, and the random, spotted white surface reminds me of coral, and natural surfaces that have been encrusted by small barnacles and worn smooth over time.

Narrow-necked bottles, thinly-thrown bowls, and rounded vessels make up this collection.

My new collection will be available mid-March at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.

Photos by: Brian Reiser.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Back in November, my friend; Designer Cameron MacNeil wrote a nice post about my work on his blog; CAMERON MACNEIL. I just remembered today that I was planning on writing about it, and it's already been 3 months....time sure does fly!

The direct link to the post is:

His blog is terrific, and he is always at the forefront of everything related to design. He has great style! Be sure to check it out, and check back often, as he always keeps it updated.


When I returned home from my winter vacation, I was please to find this post by STYLE AT HOME MAGAZINE'S Associate Design Editor, Brett Walther on his blog: Style Sleuth.
Check out the link below for his post:

Be sure to visit his entire blog at:

Thank you, Thank you!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Whenever I have an exhibition, or my photos are used in the media, people always compliment me on the image quality. I have always felt that it is extremely important to represent your work as professionally as possible. I am very lucky to have a great friend, Brian Reiser who is a top-notch photographer in Toronto. He always shoots my ceramic pieces for me and continually captures exactly what I have envisioned.
He shoots for some pretty amazing clients, and I am always flattered that he is still willing to shoot for me!
I've posted a few of his images, but visit his website to see his portfolio.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I was pleased once again to have a piece of my work used for the Gardiner Museum outdoor signage. (Turquoise bowl in the lower portion of the sign). I must thank the staff at the museum for all of their support. They always display my work beautifully. While I was visiting Toronto yesterday, I snapped (on my phone!) a vignette shot of my work inside the museum.
Be sure to visit the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art...it's amazing.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


This winter has been extremely cold, and record amounts of snow in Ontario. Although I generally don't enjoy the cold, I do appreciate how inspiring it is for me as a artist. My new paintings seem to echo the cold Canadian landscape. I love the tactile feel of these paintings and am looking forward to experimenting further.
(OK...the crowd painting isn't winter, but I like it!)