23 Market Street West, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0
Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
We are thrilled to announce our current exhibition
"felted paintings of Norfolk County and beyond"
show runs July 27 to August 27, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, July 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
also jewellery by Leanne Ellis and original photography greeting cards by Michael Leedale
We are also pleased to carry limited copies of Arabella: The Love of Flowers, which contains 13 watercolours by local artist Carol Gerrett; The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests, by local author and illustrator Bailey Fort; the novel Flee, Fly, Flown, by Janet Hepburn and a handprinted, handstitched poetry book,The Bruce, which is written by Janet Hepburn and illustrated by Cristina Zanella
Artist Statement – Jennifer makes felt using natural fibres. The felt pieces become woolscapes; landscapes created with fibres, needlefelting and embroidery.
They emerge from a place deep within her.
Jennifer’s hope is to invite a conversation between the maker and the viewer.
Originally from Wales, Leanne moved to Canada in 2014, and in the process she switched her creative focus from a 10-year career in Illustration to exploring various methods of jewellery making.
Leanne’s work combines an intricate touch with an organic look. Aesthetically she finds inspiration in ancient craftsmanship, particularly that of the medieval period. Though her references often stem from old masters, her techniques are a combination of new and old, ranging from hammer and stamp to the alchemical mystery of silver metal clay.
This particular collection focuses on marrying metals, primarily silver and brass, and incorporating hand carved hollow forms alongside stamped designs on sheet metal.