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City of Craft starts FRIDAY!


City of Craft Winter
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
December 12, 13 & 14, 2014
Friday 6pm-10pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
(Kids 12 & Under FREE)


Artwork by Emily Taylor


Porcelain Tiles on Etsy

Silver lustre decal on porcelain

Silver lustre decal on porcelain

I have finally starting to list my tiles on Etsy, starting with this one.

I've added a cork backing to prevent scratching on surfaces

I’ve added a cork backing to prevent scratching on surfaces

I’ll be listing them one by one, so check out my store often!

Saturday Sale!

Saturday April 26th!



Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West
(one block West of Spadina)
Toronto, ON
(Kids 12 & Under FREE)

Featuring handmade goods, vintage,
supplies, rummage, and more!

I’ll be sharing a table with rcboisjoli!

More details here!

Anchors Aweigh!

Something I worked on recently with rcboisjoli, available here.





Collecting: Housewares, Part 3

Carbon steel cutlery, with pistol-grip hand-fitted bone handles, by G. Gedney Godwin

Hand made cutlery seems to be the hardest thing to find… These hand forged and polished pieces are from a company that makes and supplies period props to the film industry. Continuing my search for craftspeople who make spoons!

Found this White Oak spoon carved by Offcut Studio’s Cameron MacLean, great for this tiny Coe and Waito sugar bowl

Found this White Oak spoon carved by Offcut Studio’s Cameron MacLean, great for this tiny Coe and Waito ceramic salt dish

Collecting: Housewares, Part 2

Astier de Villatte left and centre; rcboisjoli on the right

More about collecting everyday objects… this time, ceramics.

Three ceramic bowls:  rcboisjoli (top), Astier de Villatte (middle), and Renaud Sauvé & Gilbert Garcia’s Ateliers des cent-ans (bottom). Cream and sugar from Astier de Villatte. Additional props: vintage bakelite salt and pepper hats with antique silver spoon

Astier de Villatte with heartnuts – a mutation of Japanese walnuts. The sweetest of all walnuts, these are both cultivated and grow wild across parts of southern Ontario

More from Astier de Villatte. not exactly local, but handmade and hard to resist those flowers

A small black tumbler made by Shane McNutt of Bad Dog Pottery, flanked by Astier de Villatte

Small plates from Astier de Villatte

A small naked raku vase by Anne Armstrong of Brickworks Pottery sits between 2 rcboisjoli pieces

More from the folks who started my obsession with hand-made goods, Astier de Villatte

rcboisjoli with dried horsetails

This past summer I searched in vain for my high school art teacher Jake Black’s ceramics at shops in Thunder Bay. Someday if I am lucky I will be able to add a piece or two of his to my cupboard. Mr. Black remains a big influence… he really made me work hard, lots of do-overs! My first art lesson with him was in kindergarten.

My next post on collecting will feature hand-made cutlery. Part 1: Glass.

Astier de Villatte
Ateliers des cent-ans
Bad Dog Pottery
Brickworks Pottery

City of Craft!

I’ll be assisting the basket of nuts at the rcboisjoli table this weekend!

Come and visit!

City of Craft 2012

December 8 & 9
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
$2 Admission
Children under 12 FREE
The Theatre Centre
1087, 1093 & 1095 Queen Street West

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