“What you intuitively collect reveals so much about yourself.” – Douglas Coupland
Whether you’re considering expanding your personal art collection or just starting one, we can help you with options in all media.
Collecting fine craft and fine art is a way of enhancing your living space and your quality of life on a daily basis. To have beautiful and interesting pieces around you will increase your appreciation for the creative process and the marvel of human creativity. Choose pieces that capture your imagination now and over the long term. Your collection will reflect your diverse interests and your sense of playfulness.
General Fine Craft features artists in the emerging, middle and mature stages of their creative lives; all of them possessing highly developed skills and dedication to their craft. We encourage them to continue developing their personal style by offering them feature exhibitions and themed group exhibitions.
We specialize in fine craft that encompasses glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood and metal in the functional and non-functional realms. From pottery for everyday use, unique jewellery items, finely crafted woodworking or colourful blown glass – we have the widest array of original work in the Ottawa area.
In addition, our walls are generously hung with original 2-dimensional work in the abstract and representational genres. The paintings, prints and drawings we exhibit contrast beautifully with 3-dimensional work, so you can imagine living with them in your own home. Again, skill and a unique sense of personal expression are of paramount interest when we are selecting 2-d work for the gallery.
General Fine Craft features work in all price ranges. If you have a modest budget, start with the work of emerging/younger artists and follow their careers over time. A more robust budget will enable you to collect larger pieces or those by well-established artists and craftspeople with proven respect in Canada and beyond.