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Introducing Brad Copping Glass

Introducing Brad Copping Glass

Brad working in his Hot Shop Studio in Apsley, Ontario I met Brad way back in 1992 when I was accepted as a craft resident in the Metal Department at the Harbourfront Craft Studios. I applied to Harbourfront's Craft Resident Program while I was finishing up my Goldsmithing Diploma at George Brown College. Brad was already a resident in the Glass Blowing department, as he had graduated from Sheridan College's Glass Blowing Program in 1990. The glass blowing section at Harbourfront was always a very hot, busy place. There was lots of banter between the glass artists, as the practice...

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Meet Monique Chan of MoonRox Jewellery & Accessories

Meet Monique Chan of MoonRox Jewellery & Accessories

Monique at her MoonRox Booth I met Monique in 2006 when we both participated in an accessories wholesale/trade show. Trade Shows are not open the public, they are for buyers that own bricks and mortar retail stores. Buyers come to look at jewellery and accessory lines to see what items are appropriate for their store and clientele. Monique's booth was across the aisle from mine. In the slow times, we would socialize to pass the time until our next buyer came along, and we discovered many similarities between us, including a life-long love of creating things with our hands. Confetti...

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Introducing Saskia Wassing Embroidery

Introducing Saskia Wassing Embroidery

Saskia Wassing in her Toronto Studio I'm not sure exactly when in the 1990's I met Saskia Wassing? And I'm not sure she remembers either? That was a long time ago now. It could have been at one of the very first years I did the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair? Or we met via the West End Studio Tour, which is now defunct, but used to run every Fall in the Roncesvalles area of Toronto's west end. It started in the mid-90's and ran until about 2005, I think?  I was a guest artist at Saskia's house every Fall, for...

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It's Almost time for Lisa's Studio Artisan Holiday Show!

It's Almost time for Lisa's Studio Artisan Holiday Show!

Can't believe we've made another trip around the sun and it's November already. Where does the time go? Seems to speed up the older I get.  November is the month when I am usually getting ready to participate in the Winter One of a Kind Show. As you know, last year it did not happen in reality, just virtually, and I decided to sit it out. Once again, this year I have decided that participating in the "real" show at the Enercare Centre still doesn't feel right to me. I wish all my fellow artisans a great show, and know...

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New Website, Same Great Jewellery

New Website, Same Great Jewellery

  Wondering where I've been this summer? Well, nowhere exciting, let me assure you! I decided after sticking with my same WordPress website since about 2005, that it was time for an upgrade. It is really hard to part ways with a "thing" I've spent so much time building, but sometimes you just have to accept that there are better solutions out there, even if it means basically starting all over again. How did I come to this decision?  Well, one day when I was talking on the phone with Jen Manuell from Fish Eye Sisters, once again complaining about...

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