Category Archives: Ottawa 150

The Art Connection Summit

Under normal circumstances, September would be the start of a new series of workshops offered in my studio. However, Covid19 has disrupted everything. But from hardship comes innovative new ideas and a different way to gather and learn from each … Continue reading

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Studio Space Downsize

This quote by Leonard Da Vinci is going to be put to the test as I settle into my new studio space – a compact 8′ x 6.5′ room. This is the space where I sculpt and create my figurative … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here!

I haven’t posted much over the last few months with good reason. My husband and I made the decision of downsizing and moving closer to the city core last summer. This involved selling our home, purging, finding temporary accommodations all … Continue reading

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A Story About the “Mémère” Elf

Last November I posted photos of some Christmas elves I made. Not long afterwards I received a message from someone who was in a frenzy to get her hands on one particular elf I had shown that looked just like … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Sample Sale at Wall Candy Art Expo This Saturday!

Teaching is a big part of my life as an artist. I love sharing my techniques and introducing both young and old to the joys of 3D sculpting and polymer clay. My style of teaching is to work alongside my students … Continue reading

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2019 Polymer Clay Workshops

Discover your inner artist. Check out my polymer clay workshop schedule for the next few months. Space is limited to 5-6 people for my in-studio classes so reserve your spot early. Looking for a different date or a different project … Continue reading

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Star Searching

I’m hitting the new year running and kicking off 2019 with a new exhibit at the Orange Art Gallery from January 9th to the 27th. It’s a sculptural collaboration called                     “Star … Continue reading

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Storytelling Vingette

Just before Christmas I finished a very special portrait commission. My client unveiled it as a surprise to her family on Christmas Eve, and has now given me permission to share it with you. The commission is of her late … Continue reading

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Studio News

Here’s something new from my studio . . . 15 very special little Elves. I’ve hand-sculpted the face of each one-of-a-kind Elf. They are dressed in dark green striped leggings and t-shirt and green suede shorts, overalls, skirt or tunic. … Continue reading

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NEW Art Workshops

I hope you’ve had a great summer and are enjoying the last few days of August. Before you know it we will be settling into our routines and planning ahead for cooler weather, holidays and if you are like me … Continue reading

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