1155 Brooke Valley Rd

These are the participants in this year's Perth Autumn Studio Tour at Studio Location #3
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Anne Chambers

Jug and CupsAnne produces functional pottery for everyday use and special occasions glazed in colours reflecting her new rural environment.

Working in porcelain for over 25 years, what is most important to her in her work is the feeling a piece expresses, through its form, colour and energy.

Anne finds the intrinsic beauty of porcelain suits her functional forms. The translucency, whiteness and surface qualities of porcelain complement her elegant pieces.

An active participant in the craft community Anne has volunteered many years for both The Ottawa Guild of Potters and FUSION: the Ontario Clay and Glass Association serving as President on both boards. A strong believer in mentoring, Anne has presented many throwing and glazing workshops to pottery guilds around the province as well as teaching classes and mentoring from her studio.

In March 2011, Anne received the MERA Award for Excellence in Fine Arts and Fine Crafts. Also in 2008 Anne was presented with the prestigious Ontario Craft Council's lifetime achievement John Mather Award in recognition of her contribution and support of craft in Ontario.

1155 Brooke Valley Road,
RR#4 Perth, ON.
K7H 3C6


John Schweighardt
Living Stones

John SchweighardtTo seek, to find, to gather…from stone fences, gravel pits, beaches, road cuts, and quarries, is the essential beginning of all of my creations.

Eastern Ontario, home for more than forty years, is a hugely rich resource for much of the material I’ve collected for my work and provides a wide array of rock types and subsequently a vast array of colours. Initially I’m drawn to the beauty of the material itself, well aware that I’m working with something formed millions if not billions of years ago that no man could have ever played a part in creating, the very substance of this planet we stand on.

BowlAt the studio, armed with little more than a grinder, a diamond blade, and selfish curiosity, a stone is chosen and that stone’s story begins to unfold. Looking to use the colours and patterns of the rock to play into the piece and find the best outcome for each stone, likens the process to a conversation or a dance. That interplay is elemental in deciding the final outcome.



1787 3rd Concession Dalhousie
Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0

Shelley Ball
44th Parallel Photography
- Photography for the environment - 

Barred OwlShelley is a professional biologist, photographer and educator who uses her camera to capture the incredible biodiversity of earth's natural environments. She often uses more creative approaches and techniques to making images so that they go beyond the limits of documentary photography. The goal of her image-making is to communicate the beauty, fragility, and value of earth's natural environments and the species in them - to connect people with nature and inspire them to appreciate and preserve it. With her landscape images, she tries to create a mood and sense of place that makes the viewer feel like they were standing in the scene themselves. Most of the creative effects she uses are done in- camera. She produces giclee prints of her images and especially likes printing on canvas, which gives the images texture and depth. Shelley has been part of several group exhibitions in New Zealand, where she lived for 5 years. Most of her images are of local nature and landscapes, but she also has photographed other incredible places such northern Canada and New Zealand. Recently, she has begun using her images for education and communicating environmental issue. Visual storytelling is an important aspect of this that she has been developing through her environmental education program, which teaches kids the tools of photography and videography, to create their own visual stories about the environment.

Email: shell@photo44.net

Dagmar Sagat
Textile Designs

Sleeping Fox PillowDagmar Sagat's textile creations are inspired by her love of nature and her believe in sustainability for the planet. Her designs are hand printed onto organic, high quality materials, made into unique clothing, colourful pillows, fabric baskets or beautiful linens. She loves simple design, but never ordinary.



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