Featuring the work of:
wood block prints
hand spun weaving
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
& Steve White
painting & drawing
Catherine VamVakas Lay
Sara has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA from
the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She has been actively
producing her metalwork in eastern Ontario since 2005 and has also taught
art courses for several institutions of higher learning. Her work is collected
in Canada, the USA and England.
“ How do the small pleasures of our current lives, our ideals and
emotions all look in comparison to the weighty concept of death? The seriousness
and absoluteness of death nearly eclipses the relevance of these "small
things", yet, when these ideas are put into object form they gain
power. The longevity of objects gives us the ability to communicate with
future generations. Upon future discovery, would these people think "how
wondrous" or "aren't you glad our society has evolved?"
“Puppycat Sparkle Food Bowl”
Pewter, silver, synthetic stones
Pets have ascended to from wild animals to regal family members
in many households today. They are cared for better than some people
are. For the adored pet and the loving owner, this food dish shows
the high regard we have for pets and the riches we consume for them.
If this bowl were buried with any animal, it would designate it
as a special companion.
"The Parting Glass: Comrades Going"
This cup is the sixth in a series of eight cups that deal with
various universal life stages. It is about the movement that happens
when we grow older, as we relocate and jostle our relationships
along the way. Its form refers to a toasting cup, celebrating a
person who is leaving as well as those left behind.