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Concrete and Glass

Last weekend I participated in a Christmas Craft Show and Sale at the Fisher Park Community Recreation Centre  in Ottawa.  I have participated in this show for several years and this was the best one yet. One of the participating artisans was featured on TV just before the event and that brought out lots of new customers to the event.

Two of my friends also participated in the event. Neither of them has a website as yet so I thought I would show some of their work.

Elise Muir of Lady Bird Concrete Products makes bowls, planters,  bird baths and leaf-shaped stepping stones.  Elise is a member of the Ottawa Artisans Guild.

concrete bowl

Elise Muir

Elise Muir


Valerie Potter of VP Creations in Glass sold her fused dichroic glass jewellery and ornaments, but she also makes stained glass windows and lamps.



Valerie Potter

Valerie Potter

What’s Growing in your Garden?

Last weekend I visited Kiwi Gardens in Perth, just outside Ottawa.   It was their 16th annual show and sale of garden art.   About 38 artists displayed their work  throughout the gardens.  Although there were many wonderful works of art, I am going to share some of the picture I took of the work of just three of the artists.

Artist by Design ‘s Liz Ciesluk does sculptures using  recycled objects and pavepol, a fabric hardener.

Liz with Lady Merry Feather who now resides in my garden.


Stanley Lake  &  Almut Ellinghaus of the Ruiter Brook Pottery in Quebec’s Eastern Townships showed their Fountains and Garden Sculpture.

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