Featuring the work of:
wood block prints
hand spun weaving
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
& Steve White
painting & drawing
Catherine VamVakas Lay
Mythago Wood Marquetry
335 3rd Ave West
Owen Sound, ON
"Marquetry is the fine art of intricately pieced wood veneers, creating
pictures and patterns"
With original designs inspired by traditional Celtic symbolism, and the
beauty of the Canadian landscape, Diane creates a line of fine crafted
boxes and wall art.
"Wood has an endless potential for experimenting and discovering
new approaches to design. I like to work with the natural wood grain and
light reflection of the veneers in art to create unique shading and light
Diane has been working with marquetry from her studio in Owen Sound, selling
at select stores and galleries both locally and internationally for 19
"As artists, we have the skill and imagination to offer a choice
of having a unique piece of art for a cremation urn. An urn should reflect
the personal celebration of a lifetime.
A fine crafted urn can be a keepsake to remind us of a special place,
a favourite flower, or a symbolic design special to a loved one."
Iris marquetry panel,, cherry boxes,
$ 450 large urn, $125 each small urn
My inspiration for this iris botanical design is to show the three
stages of life. The flower
bud of youth, the full bloom of adulthood, and the seed pod, the
elderly years, with the promise of rebirth.
The small matching urns have a concealed place for a small token
of ashes, with a matching marquetry picture.
birdseye maple with spiky burl lid panel
With this urn, I wanted to express the feeling of regrowth, that
after life the soul is reborn in a new form. The spiky burl has
the feeling of transition, of changing and growing out to a new
Walnut with marquetry panels
$600 large urn, $125 each small urn
The celtic cross knotwork design is a classic symbol of faith.
The memento urn is designed to have a special place for photos and
keepsakes. There is a small compartment under the lid that family
and friends can include a picture or small object to remember a
loved one by. The small matching urns are for family members to
be able to keep a small part of the ashes, or to just have a box
to remember with.