A Juried Exhibit of Contemporary Artisans
Woodstock Museum - Woodstock Ontario
September 5 to November 1 - 2008

Grave Goods

Featuring the work of:

Caz Bently
wood block prints
Daniel Bernyk
metal scuplture
Pat Burns-Wendland
hand spun weaving
Scott Caple
Larry Cluchey
wood turning
Catherine Crowe
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
living history
Sandra Dunn
& Steve White

Dianne Edwards
Kelly Green
wood carving
Allison Hamilton
Lydia Ilarion
fine metalwork
David Ivens
Lloyd Johnson
forged metals
Mary Lazier
Elsa Mann
Darrell Markewitz
forged metals
Rosemary Molesworth
Kelly Probyn-Smith
Mark Puigmarti
forged metals
David Robertson
forged metals
Brenda Roy
fine metalwork
Rob Schweitzer
tablet weaving
Graeme Sheffield
forged metals
A.G. Smith
Steve Strang
painting & drawing
Ruth Swanson
Kathryn Thomson
blown glass
Mark Tichenor
Laura Travis
stone carving
Catherine VamVakas Lay
blown glass
Sara Washbush
fine metalwork
Brigitte Wolf
stained glass

Brenda Roy
Alliston ON

Brenda Roy is an international award winning designer creating contemporary jewellery that explores contrasts in metal and stone. After a career as a professional stage manager she returned to school and graduated as a member of the first Jewellery and Metals class at Georgian College in 1991.
She now works out of her studio in downtown Alliston. Her work is available in galleries across the province and has been seen in television and film – most notably the first X-Men movie. She was the recipient of a 1992 Diamonds International Award.

“ Two things struck me when thinking about the 21st century North American relationship to death and dying. One is that we have lost so many of the rituals and ceremonies that were once used to mark ALL of the major passages of our life. The second, perhaps partly as a result of the first, is that we have become very removed from death. We tend to be very uncomfortable with the whole subject and no longer know how to deal with its inevitable presence in our lives.”

slate, silver, leopard jasper, red jasper
retail value: $500.00

This piece is simply a vessel that could be used to contain a portion of someone’s ashes or memorial objects. For me, even though the form is quite contemporary, the use of stone evokes the idea of some of the megalithic burial structures, anchoring our modern lives within the cycles of history.


Text and Objects copyright the individual artist. A general statement of copyright can be found HERE