452 Armstrong Line

These are the participants in this year's Perth Autumn Studio Tour at Studio Location #1
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Dunn Sohn
Woodturner, Furniture Maker

Turning a chair legIn a large workshop in the Perth area, Dunn works on his beautiful custom designed furniture as well as his artistic wood sculptures and turnings. Clients may come with a specific design in mind, or sometimes just an idea and the concept is realized using Dunn's skills which draw upon his twenty-six years of professional woodworking experience.Drawn to the subtle beauty in a variety of wood grains, Dunn has learned to emphasize this to advantage in his furniture. Meticulously finished and highly figured birds-eye or curly maple are often used.

Birdseye Maple RockerRocking chairs are a specialty. "I designed these chairs over a period of years. My goal was to build a rocking chair that could be used comfortably for a long period of time. The final successful ergonomic form evolved as I learned through observation and experimentation. I have combined this comfort with a design that shows the wood to its best advantage. The sturdy construction and clean, strong look result in a beautiful heritage rocking chair that will last for generations."

Curly Maple Sink SetA new and successful item has been added recently. These wooden sinks are turned from a solid block of Maple, Cherry or a similar dense grained wood. A clear and completely waterproof epoxy is used to protect the wood. Polished to a glowing lustre, the highly figured wood grain is almost three dimensional in its look. No upkeep is necessary other than occasional wiping. The sinks shown are installed in a restaurant in Toronto. The wood used is Curly Maple.

Turned bowls and hand-carved forms are other aspects of Dunn's work which allow him to explore the organic nature of wood. Burls, stumps and highly figured wood are the raw materials used to create these pieces, which are both decorative and functional.

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For further information or to make an
appointment to visit the studio call
613 268 2715.

email:  finewoodwork@dunnsohn.com

Sarah Hale
Batik Artist

Purple IrisSarah at workSarah has been living and creating batik art in Eastern Ontario for the past 25 years. Her medium originates in the Far East, but she has adapted it to a Canadian landscape tradition and enjoys finding new ways to express familiar themes. She makes a variety of art pieces, from large quilted wall hangings to batik miniatures on cards. Her studio in Arden Ontario is open by chance or appointment throughout the summer and fall.


(613) 335-2073
email: slhale@yahoo.com

Choleena DiTullio
Paper Mosaics

IrisCholeena has developed a totally new and unique process where she uses various papers (many hand made using natural plant fibers, dyes and leaves) and acrylic gloss to create the illusion and vibrancy of ceramic tile mosaic. The artwork is light, simple to hang or transport and easy to keep clean with a damp cloth. Photos do not do her work justice; in person, you'll see that the surface is high-gloss with a rich texture. Her themes run the gamut from nature-inspired to gears and zeppelins of the Steampunk movement.

Art By Choleena on Etsy
Art By Choleena on Facebook


Heather Sherratt
Heather SherrattHeather SherrattHeather Sherratt’s woven scarves, vests, cocoon wraps, serapes, jackets and coats, with their subtle blend of colours and textures, are the perfect complement to any outfit. With over thirty years experience in the craft, Heather produces classic timeless designs in wools, cottons and silks. Natural fibres, vibrant colours and interesting textures combine to make one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.

email: elphin@superaje.com

Bridget O’Flaherty
Fiber Art

FarmBridget O’Flaherty at workMy life in the fibre art world launches off the historical significance of needle work in our Country. Quilting can be seen in Canada’s history from early settler days and sewing, beading, textiles and fibre art reach back to times long before that with Indigenous peoples’ traditions. Textiles have often been associated with women as a utilitarian contribution, and for a long time it was the only accepted outlet for art for women. It was imported from other lands, adapted, evolved and integrated into our culture of today. I strive to contribute to the evolution of fibre art in Canada. I learned traditional quilting from my mother over 25 years ago, but I had always been drawn to natural landscapes and exploring the blend of contemporary fibre art techniques with the traditions of quilting.I utilize layers of thread for shading effects, much like pencil crayon or pen and ink, stitching techniques, traditional piecing of fabric and quilting techniques to convey my landscape art. I search out hand dyed fabric and develop original designs through free form embroidery on a domestic sewing machine. My current work explores the use of organic materials and natural, hand dyed, organic fabrics. My art quilts are inspired by nature, biodiversity, and I look to connect the viewer with the landscape, introducing the fragile aspects of our environment like species at risk, native and invasive species, traditional and historically significant crafts to open a conversation and reflection on these critical issues.

@ecothreadart on social media


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