2010 Artists' Village

Naomi Assenheim - Opal Wing Creations
Jewelry - Georgetown
www.opalwingcreations.com

Naomi's work is intended to intrigue the mind, speak to the heart, adorn the body and nourish the soul. Crystals, fossils and rare gemstones are wrapped and sculpted with silver and gold to transform these earthly wonders into whimsical pieces of jewelry.

Ron Belanger
Instruments - Orillia
www.ronbelangerguitars.com

Ron builds custom steel string guitars, Irish bouzoukis, and Hawaiian steel and resonator guitars. Ron has a knack for coming up with the perfect instrument for each player: Affordable, beautiful looks, amazing playability, balanced tone and a unique voice.

Barbara Buntin
Mixed Media - Cobourg
www.barbarabuntin.com

Subtle textures, glowing colours, delicate Japanese papers and boldly expressive line drawings combine in the layers of Barbara's exploration of the unfolding of life. Barbara works in monotype prints, paintings and collage.

Ausma Clappison - Gentle Glade Studio
Fibre Art - Norwood
www.gentlegladealpacas.com

Ausma is a fibre/textile artist who creates "ecoscapes" using raw natural fibres. Drawing on the ancient art of felt making, experimenting with various colours and textures, she creates a visual transformation from raw fleece to an eco-friendly felted fabric.

Corin Ford Forrester
Photography - Lakefield
www.corinfordforrester.com

Corin blends black-and-white photographs of the human form with landscapes, both natural and manmade. Her work explores the tremendous impact that human beings have on the planet, as well as the connection between humans and the natural world.

Lucien Gagnon - Reclamation
Sculpture - Puslinch
www.luciengagnonsreclamation.shutterfly.com

Lucien designs and creates garden sculptures from reclaimed woods, metals, and nature's fallen and found. Some of his creations may be used as habitats for birds, bats, butterflies, and toads. Others are sacred sculptures that can create a spiritual sanctuary.

Natali Guttman-Baird
Glass Art - Bradford
www.natali.ca

Inspired by nature, Natali uses hot glass techniques to create lasting things of beauty. Cells in a leaf, fibres of a feather, irradiances of an insect's wings - all of these are delicate to touch, yet can withstand the wind, sun and rain - like glass.

Maia Heissler - Down To Earth Creations
Dioramas - Frankford
www.forestfriends.ca

When Maia's career in education ended in motherhood, a door opened to the realm of creative expression. Maia has developed an elfin civilization brought to you in the form of dioramas, with a sideline of cards, lifestones, and a legend.

Lucky Jackson
Mixed Media - Peterborough
www.luckyjackson.etsy.com

Lucky's work includes hand embroidered portraits on lovely vintage sheets, as well as "map paintings" and collages. She loves to create something whimsical and fun, with a sense of nostalgia that connects people to a happy sentiment of their own.

Judith Kreps Hawkins
Mixed Media - Port Hope
www.judithkrepshawkins.com

Judith collects all sorts of debris, cast-offs, unlikely materials, junk. She recycles these by putting them together in imaginative ways, often playfully, sometimes seriously, to create inspirational art that causes the viewer to pause and reflect.

Lisa Marcus - Mermaid Springs Pottery
Pottery - Kitchener
Tigerlilly55@live.ca

Lisa's whimsical pieces are thrown on a potter's wheel or hand built in stoneware clay. She often incorporates cats, mermaids, trees or dragons into her designs. She is also inspired by the Ancient Goddess images which adorn some of her pots.

Katie McLellan
Textiles and Glass - Georgetown
www.katiemclellan.com

Organic in appearance, lyrical in nature, Katie's work allows the medium to tell a story. Using new and recycled materials, Katie creates textile and stained glass works which express humour, whimsy and an appreciation of nature's beauty.

Henry Mitchell
Painter - Trenton
h.mitchell@sympatico.ca

"I paint because I love painting. I conceive in my head, but paint with my heart. I deal in abstracted realities and in the abstract. I am entertained when I paint. I am entertained by what I paint. I paint to entertain."

Rri Povey - Rrijoice
Tie-Dye - Killaloe
rrijoicedyes@yahoo.com

More than wearable art! Rri hand ties and dyes uplifting vibrational clothing. With nature as her biggest inspiration, she creates images of butterflies, dragonflies, turtles and other colorful designs on clothes and fabrics for the entire family.

Max Sexsmith
Soapstone Sculpture - Peterborough
www.soapstonesculpturebymax.com

Max started carving in 1992 and studied at the Haliburton School of Art and the Ottawa Art Gallery. The majority of his stone is Canadian soapstone from Quebec, along with pieces of Brazilian soapstone. Max sculpts with hand tools and finishes with a treatment of beeswax.

Dean Spence - Kapristo Mountain Woodcraft
Rustic Furniture - Lanark
www.kmw.ca

Dean produces distinctive, quality rustic furniture, housewares and twig miniatures from birch and cedar. His traditional joinery methods and birch bark mosaics are influenced by woodworking traditions from the Adirondacks to the Canadian Rockies.

Sue Tate
Pottery - Port Hope
suztate@gmail.com

Combinations of clay and glaze offer infinite possibilities for expression and variety. With early Canadian, British and French country wares as her inspiration, Sue enjoys using earthenware and stoneware clays to create functional pottery.

Janet Whittam
Weaving - Winchester
www.handweaving.ca

Janet weaves clothing, accessories, baskets, household linens and rugs using mainly natural fibres with a touch of the unexpected woven in. She prefers vibrant colour combinations and always gives a lot of attention to finishing details.