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RITA REDNER STUDIO
549 Brooke Valley Rd
These are the participants in this year's Perth Autumn Studio Tour at Studio Location #5
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  Rita Redner
Potter

Teapot

My introduction to salt glazing began as a student at Sheridan College School of Design in the early 1970's. This firing method attracted me because of the end results on the fired surface as well as the excitement of this particular firing process. The results from this firing method seemed both magical and somewhat unpredictable. However, after firing a salt kiln for over 25 years I have learned some of the quirks presented by salt firing, and now expect a range of results from any given kiln load of work. Of course, there is still that excitement when cracking the door to catch the first glimpse of the firing!

I work in both stoneware and porcelain, firing to both cone 6 and cone 10. I use a mixture of sodium chloride and borax (sodium tetraborate) when 'salting' towards the end of the firing process.

Form, colour and texture are the defining features of my work. Most of my pottery is thrown on the wheel. After throwing, a piece is often altered and sometimes re-assembled; these pieces are often oval. Slow changes over time would best describe the progress of my work

I work alone in a beautiful rural studio built by my husband Tom, 10 km west of the town of Perth.

613 267 5202
rita@redner.ca


  Gary Barr
Watercolour Painter

After The Sunshower

After The Sunshower

Gary is a nature lover and enjoys inspiring visits to “the cabin” in the beautiful Lanark Highlands. Painting/sketching/photography trips also provide an abundance of subject matter. Many of the resulting paintings have been reproduced in a series of giclée prints.

He currently paints in watercolours. He has exhibited in galleries from Toronto to Ottawa and currently shows his work in several galleries, outdoor art shows, studio tours and homeshows. His paintings hang in corporate and personal collections around the world including the U.S., England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Cambodia.

It has been said Gary’s paintings remind you of experiences that left you marveling at the wonders of nature. His heritage paintings of charming stone houses, old buildings and rural situations seem to convince that life was more fulfilling “back then”. His wildlife paintings stir feelings that those with a special connection to nature experience.

 

email: garybarr1@hotmail.com
www.garybarrstudio.com


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