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Winter 2011                       

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   Encaustic and Clay!



  Encaustic and Clay!


Encaustic painting is an ancient art form, using pigments and beeswax. In ancient times this style of painting was often done on clay. Last year Elsa fell in love with the process after attending an inspiring workshop with Andrea Bird at The Hive, at the Alton Mill. Since that time, Elsa has been exploring the concepts learned there and blended them together with her primitive firing techniques. She was recently invited to participate in a group exhibition at The Hive to unveil some of these fresh ideas. Elsa will be at the opening, Saturday November 26th, from 1 - 4 pm, to discuss her new work and encourages you to join her plus meet the other encaustic artists participating in the show.


Join us for our first student group show at the hive this

Saturday, November 26th! 

The Winter Solstice Exhibit will include art from:

Daniel Beirne , Andrea Bird , Supria Karmakar , Jane Longman ,

Elsa Mann and Tania Wycherley

This diverse group of encaustic artists will display small scale work with the theme of Winter Solstice.  Show runs until Dec. 18th. 


November 26, 27th, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18th, from 10am - 5pm and/or by chance or appointment: 519-323-3437. Alton Mill, Alton, ON    Encaustic on Clay


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Ordering a Personal Horse Hair Gift


Our horse hair vessels continue to grow in popularity and some of you have already learned that we can create pieces using the horse hair that you provide us. Giving a gift created this way makes it personal and special meaning to the recipient. Maybe you're giving a gift to an avid rider or maybe you wish to have a pot created for someone as a lasting memory of their equine friend. It doesn't require very much hair for the process and we'll provide you with all the details when you order. Choose from several shapes, styles and a range of price points.


Just give us a call or make an appointment to come by the studio. One important note about ordering: Those pieces that are gifts for Christmas, should be ordered no later than Dec 7th to guarantee delivery by Dec 23rd, but as always... we take orders throughout the year.


Order by December 7th to guarantee completion for Christmas.


Julian's Pride

Julian's Pride 1984-2000


Custom Horse Hair Vessel




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Durham Art Gallery includes a Holiday Gift Gallery


The Durham Art Gallery will be converting their Community Gallery into a Holiday Gift Gallery beginning December 3rd. While visiting the main gallery you'll also have a opportunity to browse and shop the works of local artisans; Larry Cluchey, Paul Kaye, Tanya Zaryski, Mark Lewis, and Elsa Mann.


You'll find a lovely selection of blown glass, turned wood, still life and landscape paintings, our own functional salt-glazed pottery and our decorative raku pottery and ornaments. There will be many gift-priced works for everyone on your list!


December 7th the gallery will extend their hours into the evening to correspond with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. So make it a magical night and drop by the gallery after the official event! The Holiday Gift Gallery will be open through until January 8th.


The gallery's regular hours are Wednesday to Friday 10-5, (plus Thursdays 7-8pm), Saturday & Sunday 1-4

NOTE: The gallery can only accept CASH or CHEQUE for any Gift Gallery purchases.


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Durham Art Gallery's Gift Gallery





Shop at the Studio!


The studio showroom is ready when you are! We have a wonderful display of gifts and ornaments ready for all your holiday shopping, including gift certificates. We will be open regular hours 10-5 daily, but may be called away on occasion. So if you're traveling a distance we recommend that you call ahead to be sure we're on-site.


The showroom will be open through until December 23rd and open by appointment between December 26th and 31st. We will be closed on November 28th, and December 24th-26th.


Remember that you can always shop online! Shop from the comfort of your own home and suggest gifts to Besides, you can let Canada Post or UPS do the traveling for you!


If you don't see what you're looking for on our e-commerce site, just send us an email and we'll get it sorted. Email us:I have a question about your pottery.


       Harmony Bells     Shining Stars    Salt Glazed Mugs



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