Another season passes

The summer flew by. And fall has been gloriously kind to us. But it has blown away with the changing wind and the cold beckons the slower months. Stacking wood and making fires, retreating within in, out of the darkness.

A lot has happened over the past five months. It has been intense, eye opening and inspiring.


This was my first year as coordinator for the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour. It was a busy but wonderful year. We had a fun treasure hunt and studio tour draws. We saw many new visitors to the tour as well and many returning supporters.

A big thanks to everyone that made it out and visited us in our studios, to see new work, watch demos and learn how pieces are made. These are magical places with treasures to be found. Mark your calendars for next year July 21-22 & Sept. 29-30 Hope to see you then!

The Killaloe Craft & Community Fair was another wonderful time. Many friends and family coming together for a weekend of camping, music, workshops, dancing, kids activities and the famous parade!

Looking forward to next year!

September 28th was the Grand Opening of the new location of La Guilde in Montreal. I was excited to be included in the  Opening Exhibition "Hot Matter" and speak in their lecture series. I have a new kimono in this exhibition titled "Blossoming" This exhibition is on until Nov. 25th if you happen to be in Montreal.

I was very hounored to win the Kent and Doug Farndale Award of Excellence during the Craft Ontario Awards on October 12th in Toronto. This recognition means a lot. Craft Ontario


Looking forward as the weather shifts and the landscape  fades into natural earthy greys, yellows and greens. I look toward new directions and new work. Toward a time of hibernation and rejuvenation as I learn to slow my rhythm like the sap in the trees and take time to develop and grow new work about identity and our connection to the land we live on.

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