This is where to find the latest work to arrive in the shop!

Visit each artist’s page to see all their available work – simply by clicking on their highlighted name.

Please email the gallery for purchase information, to book an appointment and other inquiries: generalfinecraft@gmail.com

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MARIA MOLDOVAN: painted porcelain


ERIC YOUNG: charcuterie boards


MAUREEN MARCOTTE: resist-glazed porcelain

ELLEN GOOD: woven/warp dyed scarves


DON GODDARD: reduction-fired pottery

ROBERT PAULY: The Kasuri Quilt (and others)

MEREDITH KUCEY: sterling silver jewellery



MARIA MOLDOVAN: painted porcelain sculptures and functional wares

CHANDLER SWAIN: stoneware animal busts

MARIEL WADDELL-HUNTER: blown and bit-worked glass

ANNE CHAMBERS: reduction-fired stonewarepottery


DAVID SOLOMON: parquetry boxes


RITA REDNER: salt-fired stoneware pottery

KATHRYN DRYSDALE: beeswax and gouache renderings



DIANE LEMIRE: felted scarves and cowls


JENNIFER RYDER JONES: mixed media constructions

ALEXI HUNTER: blown glass forms




LAUREN BLAKEY: paper clay tiles


SUSAN UKKOLA: small encaustic paintings

MAUREEN MARCOTTE: resist-glazed porcelain pottery


RAYMOND WARREN: figurative wood-fired stoneware




LILY SWAIN: mixed media paintings


CHANDLER SWAIN: small ceramic animal sculptures


JANICE MOORHEAD: narrative paintings and layered glass mosaics


ANDREA VULETIN: porcelain with Mishima decoration

ELLEN GOOD: woven scarves


PAULUS TJIANG: blown glass wares



JOHN WARD: turned wood bowls and containers



EIKO MAEDA: nerikomi porcelain

It was my innate love of art that brought me to the Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo where I specialized in Japanese lacquer (Urushi). During that time I began to appreciate the deep connection among art, culture and Japanese history, while developing a particular interest in the deeply rooted tradition of Japanese ceramics. It was years later, after moving to Montreal, that I chose to fully pursue this passion by taking up the study of ceramics at the Visual Arts Centre, where I learned to translate my existing skills into a new medium. 

Today, I work from my home studio in Woodbridge, ON (north of Toronto). I devote my life to my work, through which I strive to express the elegance, feminine beauty, delicacy and modesty of Japanese culture.  

I have been exploring a new style of ceramics technique, called nerikomi. I had the opportunity to attend a nerikomi ceramics workshop taught by Eiji Murofushi, one of the pioneers in the field of nerikomi ceramics in 2013 in Fuji, Japan. I was immediately attracted and started to practice nerikomi in Canada where the technique is hardly known. Funded by the Ontario Art Council, I have gone back to Japan to further develop nerikomi technique under Eiji’s guidance. I hope to generate public interest in nerikomi in Canada and to share the beauty of Japanese ceramics.”        

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Plentiful Garden: new porcelain pottery by MONICA JOHNSTON

Mill Street window display, May 2020

 

Apart from the bold and colourful patterns set off on a creamy white background, you immediately notice the attention to finely crafted details in Monica’s work. She has been a potter for over 30 years and the experience shows. Her distinctive style of lively organic imagery delights in nature’s abundant flora and fauna.

Her new work uses several thoughtful pattern designs: Dragonfly with Branches, Leaf and Swirl, Olive branch, and the newest: Red Blossoms. These wares are all functional and meant for daily use. A cup of tea, a bowl of warm soup or an entrée served on a beautiful platter can make a meal and a moment just that much more special.

Monica’s work begins as pure white porcelain. Generous shapes are wheel-thrown or press-moulded by hand, then carved and /or altered. Underglaze colour is painted on before the first firing. A rich clear glaze is applied and fired a second time, adding depth to the surfaces.

As Monica says, “colour is the celebration of life and colourful pots bring life to celebrations!”

see all of Monica’s work here

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Animal Narratives: new ceramic sculpture by MARY PHILPOTT 

 

Mary’s wildlife creatures are realistically rendered with sensitivity and an obvious love of all animal life. Living on a rural property has nurtured a keen observer of the local inhabitants. Her skill is matched by her insight into the spirit of each animal, influenced by the stories and illustrations found in folktales, mythologies, medieval illuminated manuscripts and 19th century children’s books.

Mary Philpott’s sculptures have character without being caricatures: a hare alerted to a far-off noise, a fox stretching in the sunshine, an otter sniffing the breeze while standing tall on its hind legs.

Each sculpture is modelled in stoneware or earthenware clay, then hollowed out before being fired in an electric kiln. Surface colours are achieved through a combination of underglazes, stains, oxides and glazes, then fired a second time. Sometimes a third firing is done to achieve additional effects.

Mary is also widely known for her beautifully carved porcelain tiles depicting flora and fauna in an Arts & Crafts inspired style.

 

Please email the gallery for purchase information and inquiries: generalfinecraft@gmail.com