Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Welcome new artists!

carved houses

This month welcome  to two new artists into the gift shop. 
Firstly, we have the amazing cottonwood bark carvings of George Blackstock. Most of his work is for hanging on the wall but freestanding pieces are available too.

carved houses

Next we have former Port Moody Arts Centre artist-in-residence, Pauline Doyle whose unique ceramic work is a beautiful quirky addition to our shelves.
Please do visit to say hello to the new work :)


Saturday, February 18, 2012

February's Featured Artist At City Hall

This month work by jewelry artist, Amanda Maxwell, is featured in the City Hall display case. Her work comprises wire crochet plus or minus bits of felted fluff so she can call herself a mixed media artist. As well as pieces of wearable art, which is a polite way to refer to unique and odd jewelry, some of her mixed media framed pieces are on show too.
As usual, all pieces are for sale; phone the gift shop (604 931 2008) to arrange purchase.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

(not quite) Wordless Wednesday: Goosebumps

If you gave yourself and your significant other a fright by completely forgetting Valentine's Day (if you read this blog, how could you?) then why not celebrate the fact (and get yourself out of hot water) with this quirky goosebumps mug by Dan Severance (matching sets available if you act fast).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day ....

hearts by Vicki Allesia
... coming soon, and tomorrow is the last chance to shop in the gift shop before Tuesday!

So why not call in and save yourself from several weeks in the doghouse?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February's featured artist, Myrta Hayes

Something a little different for the featured artist posts this year; a series of questions.

How long have you been a ceramic artist?
about 15 years
Where did you train?
with Gillian MacMillan and Clive Tucker at Port Moody Arts Centre

February's featured artist, Myrta Hayes

Do you work in a studio or at home?
a small studio space at home
Do you work as an artist full-time, part-time, or do you squeeze in the creating as a hobby?
squeeze in creating as a hobby

February's featured artist, Myrta Hayes

What's your favourite piece to make?
sculpted, white translucent raw porcelain
Who inspires you, and why?
Angela Mellor (Australia) and Sasha Wardell (GB)

thank you, Myrta

February's featured artist, Myrta Hayes

Wordless Wednesday: love ... still airborne

intarsia wall plaque by Del Holbrook

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Medley

cards from Yolanda Cheung and Valerie Gilbert; hearts magnets by Del Holbrook;
gift bags by Angela Holbrook

An assortment of romantic heart-themed gift ideas for your beloved.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tokens of love for the lady in your life

Attention - if you have a special lady in your life who you would like to shower with gifts and affection, then this year, your job is easier. Valentine's Day usually means jewelry and Blackberry artist, Sandra Ho, has a beautiful selection of delicate necklaces and pendant charms for you to choose from.
From beautiful and simple glass hearts to stamped sterling love charms, there is sure to be something here to delight your significant other (and distract her so you can get your hands on the chocolate).


Wednesday, February 1, 2012