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Harper Pottery

From Waterdown, Ontario, Jonathan Harper has been making functional stoneware pots as his career for 32 years.He is drawn to stoneware and the rock and water contrasts you can create in it.

Most of Jonathan’s carvings are influenced by the rhythms of basketry and block printing, as well as his love of biological diversity. His decorations are robust, so his forms have tended to be simple in contrast. Nonetheless, he still plays a lot with the parts of pots and keep a sense of humour in them. All Harper Pottery is both dishwasher and microwave safe.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Artfest Toronto's Pottery & Sculpture Artisans

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Lory MacDonald's (Artfest Show Producer) Confession:

I have a confession to make. I am a pottery fanatic, and have been for many years. My home is filled with beautiful pieces I have collected in a variety of styles, over my 35 years as a craft show attendee. Having also exhibited in hundreds of shows as an artist, I’m fortunate to have traded for much of my eclectic mix of art pieces. The colour blue is one of my favourites, as it matches my kitchen; I have to admit though, I own every colour in the rainbow. After all these years, my addiction is still alive and well. And, now that I am a craft show organizer, I get to peruse the work of all of the pottery artists.

I am particularly attracted to bowls and mugs…and small little dishes, and plates of course, because they’re so functional as well being beautiful, so I truly use and enjoy them. Which brings me to the real story here, which is the wonderful selection available at Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto this Victoria Day long weekend!  

Check out some of our pottery and ceramic artisans exhibiting at Artfest Toronto below:

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

Artfest Toronto hosts 2 outdoor art and craft shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission

Spring Art & Craft Show

May 19-21, 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm, daily 

Artfest Kids: free art workshops all weekend

Posted on May 8, 2018 and filed under Sculpture, Pottery.

Sculpture & Pottery

Artfest Toronto features a unique selection of pottery and sculpture artisans who work with their hands to create one-of-a-kind art pieces.  Magnificent, really!! Whatever styles attract you most, there is a wonderful variety of sculpture and ceramic art at Artfest where are are sure to find the perfect piece for your home.  The pottery is completely functional and most pieces can even go in the dishwasher!  

What a great way to upscale your home's decor with a beautiful hand crafted Canadian art piece from Artfest Toronto.  The show takes place from Sept 1st to 4th at the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto.  The perfect setting and something for everyone at Artfest!  

Artfest Toronto Fall Fine Art & Craft Show

Sept 1-4 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm daily

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Posted on August 31, 2017 and filed under Sculpture, Pottery.

Artists fall madly in love across the potter's wheel!

Paulus and Monica are pottery partner's who fell madly in Love across a potter's wheel. They have been sharing the joy of creation, making functional pottery and blown glass for over 30 years.

When I see glass moving, it is alive. Its heat is a radiant soul.
— Paulus Tjiang

After seeking direction after attending Pilchuck Glass School, Ontario College of Art in Canada and Centenniel College in Toronto, Canada, Tjiang’s marriage to his wife, Monica was the great catalyst. It sparked life to the amorphic primordial design soup he had called work. The pattern, colour, and textures gave way to naïve line, and whimsical images. He has performed numerous exhibitions and received several awards for his work in Canada and the U.S. since 1988.

Posted on August 11, 2016 and filed under Glass, Pottery.