White Point’s Sea’spired WEARABLE ART SHOW, May 11
Art isn’t just for your walls, it’s wearable! Nova Scotia is teeming with talented artists who of course create works in all mediums that showcase, celebrate, honour and accentuate our natural beauty – BUT they are also creating unique on-of-a-kind, bespoke WEARABLE ART!
Express your individuality and satisfy your ‘locavore’ appetite on Saturday May 11th at White Point Beach Resort as we present, in partnership with SALTSCAPES, Nova Scotia’s FIRST Wearable Art Show, featuring works by more than 20 Artists who have been inspired by the sea …. and yours to savour!
A perfect pairing to Mother’s Day Weekend for the Gals getting together for a few hours, or the weekend!
ADMISSION is FREE, 11am – 5pm on May 11, 2019.
Be sure to make reservations for our Show Lunch & Mimosa Special!
Reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-354-2711 ext 383
MEET OUR ARTISTS: (PDF listing)
Ann Perry, Ann Perry Fine Jewellery with Co-adorn
I currently make two different jewellery lines. One is made up of carefully crafted, fabricated or hand forged pieces made in silver. These pieces easily transition from day to night and are comfortable and easy to wear. The second line is composed of delicate backed filigree work highlighted with gemstones. Designed as statement pieces, this body of work is as well suited for a high-powered businesswoman on the go as it is for a black-tie formal event.
Bev Crouse is a Nova Scotia Quilt and Fabric artist specializing in Stitching up Memories and Milestones. Creator of the beloved Nova Scotia ‘Hug’, her works of wearable art include broaches, and ‘quilted’ creations. Her portfolio includes simple memory quilts, large art and story quilts and all things in between. Bev is nearby in Western Head, Queens County.
Bridget Turner, Bridget Turner Jewllery with Co-adorn
I create fine jewellery that carries the feeling of the sea, by using imagery, colours, and found items from the beach. My inspiration comes from my love of surfing and it is why the wave form is used widely in my designs. I have a collection especially for the wave consisting of rings, earrings and necklaces. I have two more collections, my shell and sea glass jewellery that features shells and sea glass from around the world. I set the shells and sea glass in silver or gold for a lasting piece of jewellery.
Germaine Osborn, Woodland Weavery
Medium: weaving, scarves 7 shawls
Woodland Weavery is the business of Germaine Osborn, who lives along the beautiful Sable River, in Shelburne county, NS. I weave one-of-kind scarves and shawls, in silk, Tencel, merino, cotton and rayon chenille, to name a few. I have been weaving for over 30 years and enjoy creating unique pieces for people to enjoy and wear.
Heather Cook, Heddy’s Warm Woolies
With a philosophy that a splash of colour brightens any day, Heather Cook’s hats, mitts, slippers and other knit or felted pieces bring cheer into your wardrobe. Growing up in nearby Beach Meadows, the ocean and its creatures have inspired Heather’s work, and hold a special place in her heart.
Ilga Leja, Iilga Leja Handknit Design
Medium: Knitting, shawls, cowls, scarves and sweaters
I create elegant and playful knitted garments that emphasize the feminine and play with colour and stitch pattern. Inspired by the natural world, these designs combine the techniques of knitting with unique yarns in interesting constructions. Several of my collections have been built on the theme of the sea and the beach, including my 2018 collection: Sea and Shore Club and my Beach Collection.
Medium: Jewelry and Knitwear
For Jane, colour and texture rule and most of the inspiration feeding her imagination comes from the natural world. Inspired by Nova Scotia, she sees knitting and jewelry as art, as viable as any other. No matter what the tool or preferred palette, in human hands, magic happens. Jane says: “I create intuitively. The yarn or stones talk to me and I listen.” She calls it free-range knitting which in translation means letting the creative force go rather than lock-step marching to a pattern’s (or anybody else’s) tune. Jane gathers the components of her jewelry on travels around the world but her yarns are mostly dyed right here in Nova Scotia. Jane has taught evocative knitting workshops all over the world and exhibited in New York and elsewhere.
Jen Miller, In Tune Living and Design
Medium: semi-precious beads, lava stones
Using stretchy cord, I add lava and semi-precious stones and charms to them. The Lava Beads hold essential oils, creating a personal aromatherapy adornment. My double and triple wraps can be used as necklaces as well.
Medium: tartan creations
Bring from Barrington I take great pride in my community and wanted to wear the wonderful tartan created of my area – and at the Barrington Woolen Mill – but found that no one was making value-added products, just the tartan itself was being sold. I taught myself to sew, creating neckties and bow-ties. I continue to learn and explore, creating new products to my line as time goes on.
Medium: textile/fibre art
Judy Cooper is an award-winning textile artist whose work has been on exhibit nationally and internationally. Her wearable art pieces, by virtue of their construction process are each unique in colour, texture and composition. A variety of yarns, glittery threads and other fabrics are stitched, needle felted or embroidered by hand or sewing machine, to create Reversible Fibre Art scarves, Evening Purses, Wearable Art Pins, Card Cases and Fibre Art Pendants. Judy a juried member of Craft Nova Scotia and the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her Fibre Lace Scarves and Evening Purses have been in several juried gallery shows.
Julie Gratzer, Impressions with Clay
Medium: polymer clay
One of a kind handcrafted jewelry and other unique gifts made from polymer clay by a local artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Julie Nauss, Imagination Creations Jewelry Plus
Medium: sea glass, driftwood, natural materials
As a self-taught jewelry artist, I’ve been creating for 17 years. My favorite medium to work with is sea glass I gather from the shores of Nova Scotia. Every piece of sea glass is unique and is a piece of history. Besides sea glass, I also create jewelry with driftwood, shells and natural gemstones. No two pieces of my creations are alike. I hope you enjoy my Nova Scotian wearable art, as much as I love creating it!
Karen Price, Petals of Clay
Medium: Polymer Clay
I create polymer clay beads and pendants myself using the millefiori technique which is layering different colours of clay to form patterns. Every colour you see within my pendants and beads are layers of clay, not paint.
Leticia Smillie, ReHeat Clothing
Medium: Fibre Arts, wearable art accessories
My work is the combination of recycled textiles and wool fibres through the ancient art of nuno felting. Like when you throw a nice sweater in the dryer (argh!), wool fibres are laid in a pattern on natural textiles and the addition of soap and agitation causes the wool to bind to the fabric and shrink it all together to create felt, a unique and organic textile.
I use local products- treasures from thrift shops and yard sales, hand painted wool roving and yummy handmade soaps. My products range from tiny bits and bobs to luxurious wraps to fantastical rugs. Each product is unique based on the vintage textiles, incredible range of colourful fibres and how they all combine together to create the piece.
Medium: Nuno Felting, silk painting, wet felting creating shawls, scarves and jewelry
Hours of beachcombing have inspired her work, be it necklaces based on ropework or seaweed, hand-painted scarves of beach shells or light on water, flora and fauna in and around the sea. A multi-media visual artist who explores paint and fiber, Liza is based in Halifax. She is a member of Felt: Feutre Canada, currently focusing on textile art including wearables, sculptural work and wall art. She has exhibited at Gallery Nineteen Nineteen, Argyle Fine Art Gallery, BC Center for Craft and sells her work at The AGNS Gift Shop. Her work has been collected in Canada, US and Europe.
Medium: Fabric with emphasis on recycled wool creating unique Woolen Hats
I have been sewing for the last 50+ years and crafting for almost as long. Over the last 30 years a love of wool has developed from hooking to braiding rugs, and in the last 2 years, hats! It is so enjoyable to see the way a hat turns out. Most just puts a smile on your face, Happy Hats!!
Melanie Rutledge, Sew Far Sew Good
Medium: recycled wool sweater and clothing creating mittens and hats to beach wraps and more!
I have been sewing since I can remember. I love meeting new people and the art and craft world. Through different stages I have discovered the love of up-cycling, mainly 100% wool sweaters. I have created some of my own designs to make my hats and mitts unique. My love of cats also shows through on some of my work!
Melanie Peron, Playing Hooky
Medium: Nuno & Needle Felted scarves and shawls. Natural fibre felting in wool, silk, rayon (wood pulp), cotton, linen, cashmere, angora, alpaca and mohair.
I create wearable pieces of art that are created using new and recycled fibres. A wet felting process (Nuno Felting) is initially done to create a base, then fine needle felting finishes the piece. All my work is inspired by the colours and movement of our beautiful Nova Scotia land and seascapes.
Melissa Morrison, Melissa Morrison Jewellery
Medium: Hand fabricated and hand carved silver jewellery accented with pearls and or semi-precious stones.
Being a Maritime artist, I tend to get absorbed and find inspiration in observing my surroundings leading to unique & unexpected organic designs. My affection for creating what seems imperfect & unbalanced comes from exploring vulnerable places. I am working on embracing who I am, celebrating the imperfect. The jewellery I create is an everyday essential, inspired by a commitment to produce work that I love and made to reflect and embrace your personal style with the craftsmanship to last through the generations.
All pieces are designed and crafted in my little studio in the beautiful seaside village of Petite Riviere. My style is most often and experimental and intuitive process, especially when carving wax.
Medium: Clothing and accessories
The organic and joyful colours of my artwork has been reproduced on easy wear, wrinkle resistant and very flattering fashions that are ideal for travelling. Options like a reversible dress, palazzo pants, scarves and shawls will make these staples of your wardrobe. Mix and match them with the items already in your closet to brighten up your look.
Medium: Jewellery with semi-precious gem stones, glass beads, found objects, wire (copper/brass/sterling silver) and weaving in all fibres)
As a life long collector of all things, it is wonderful to incorporate my ‘treasurer’ in unique pieces of jewellery. Wire wrapping is my favourite – it’s amazing the beautiful creations that can be made with a piece of wire. I am a novice to saore weaving and love to create designs in texture and colour from various fibers. When creating a piece, there is no clear vision. Where my ideas come from, where they take me is an adventure. It is my hope that my work inspires and moves the creative spirit in others.
Valerie Jewkes, Sea to Mountain Silk Art
Medium: Acrylic paints on silk
Using the ancient Japanese water marbling technique, designs are created and imprinted on 100% silk scarves. Each pattern is unique creating one of a kind hand painted scarves, the perfect accessory to any outfit.