Monday, July 28, 2014

Sue Pritchard, Woodturner

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is pleased to welcome Sue Pritchard to the lineup of talented artists who will open our studios to the public in our 36th tour.  You are invited to two weekends of demonstration and display which will occur on September 27-28 and October 4-5, 2014 from 10:00 to 6:00.

Plan to visit Sue's workshop to see her one-of-a-kind art and learn about the skill of woodturning. Sue turns blocks of Maple, Beech or Ash on a lathe in her home based workshop. Each piece is given a natural finish to allow the grains of the work to stand out.

Sue’s award winning bowls are textured or beaded on the outside, using an assortment of carving tool or chisels to get the desired effect. They are then treated with wood stains, waxes and gilt creams in warm colors, many pieces reminiscent of fall in Muskoka or the rich blue hues of the areas lakes. All pieces are unique and individual.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Susan Higgins Chosen as 2014 Artisan

Susan Higgins, glass artist, was selected as the 2014 artisan for the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. Her image expresses the spirit of the festival and will be used on brochures and promotional materials.

Susan said, "Almost instantly an impression of the image I wanted to make emerged in my mind’s eye; a joyful celebration bursting out of the Algonquin Theatre, into the Muskoka sky.  I began experimenting with different ways to achieve my vision in glass."

Susan's colourful art glass portrays natural themes using the ancient technique of fused glass. Specially formulated glasses are cut, composed in layers and melted in a kiln to create imaginative effects in original bowls, platters, art glass and window panels.

Susan Higgins' studio will be open for the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour on September 27, 28 and October 4, 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Elise Muller's "Family Time" Sculpture

Elise Muller's passion is the art of stone sculpture.  She expresses emotions of love and caring in this carving of orange Alabaster stone.  The warmth of "Family Time" shines from within with the love of children for their mother.  

Happy Mother's Day!

Elise Muller's Stone Tree Studio will be part of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour on September 27-28 and October 4-5 from 10 am-6 pm.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Vivid Easter Colours

Happy Easter!  This picture is the inside of a large bowl made by potter, Johnathan Bullock. The technique for creating such vivid colours is the same as for Ukrainian  Easter eggs.  Johnathan paints the surface of the piece with  liquid wax and multiple  glazes and when the wax burns off, the images come through.  Beautiful!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A New Year For MAST

Dorset in Winter by Elizabeth Johnson

2014 promises to be a year of creativity for the artists of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour. The tour is scheduled for two weekends, September 27, 28 and October 5, 6 and we hope to welcome a few new studios to the group.

It is MAST`s 36th year of opening our doors for demonstration and display as visitors see the creative process at work.

Drawing by Jennifer Pimentel

Winter Haven by Christine Marshall

Imagination and creativity do not stop as temperatures drop and snow falls.  This display of the work of a few of the MAST artists shows that we are inspired by the sights, sounds and wildlife of winter in Muskoka.

Winter Sunset by Catherine O`Mara