Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

 All the best in meats and treats this season...

Mariko & Bryan

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Out of Hand!

Well I don't often do Christmas Fairs, but Paige Kearns Coull of Blackbird Studios in Campbell River gave me a little nudge towards sharing a booth in Out of Hand, Victoria's long running show and sale. Come down and visit us in Booth #108. 

We'll be there Friday, November 26 through Sunday the 28th!

Oh yes...and be sure to visit our other G-rock friends Jim and Dan of Illuminati's Glassworks there too...

See you there!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gabriola Winter Art Affair- The Artists are In!

The artists for this year's Gabriola Winter Art Affair event (or GWAA as it has affectionately become known) are in and ready to complement your holiday season with the very best to offer in the way of fine art, craft, accessories and even organic body products.

We at Feedlot Studios are proud to be co-sponsors and organizers of this event together with  Jupiter Ranch!

For images of the artists and links to their site please visit the GWAA Blog .
Check back often to find out all about GWAA and its goings on. We can't wait to see you and your invited friends on the "Isle of the Arts" and hope that it will become a new Gabriolan tradition!

Participating Artists:

Simone Bell
Cherryl Reed Designs
Derrill Shuttleworth
Dianna Bonder Studios
Mickey Udal - Earth Garden Studios
Elias Wakan -  Drumbeg House Studios
Nicholas Halpin -  Eyes Wide Open Photography
Jeff Molloy - Gallery 401
Joy Olsen - The Green Bough
Judith Madsen Art Studio
Paul Grignon - Moonfire Studio
Kate Wood Art and Jewellery
Trish Moon - Indigo Moon Studio
Jill Haras
Lindsay Stocking Godfrey
Laura Hanford
Robyn and Carly MacMahon - For Give and Forget Boutique
Melinda Wilde - Our House Studio
Naomi Wakan - Drumbeg House Studio
Rohana Laing Studio
Maarten Perera - Slice of Life Gallery
Graham Sheehan - Sunstone Pottery
Tara Qua - TaraCotta Pottery
Vikki Vettese of Vikki's Studio
Ted Johnson - Delphin Designs
Zulis Yalte - The Green Bough
Mariko McCrae - Feedlot Studios
Sylvie Milman  - Jupiter Ranch Art Studios
Gus Lund
John Poirier Photography
Margo Anfossie - Panacea Herbs
Mary Tougas Studio/Gallery
Laurie Burns - Whole in the All Gallery
Janice Harris - Handworks Studio
Mauren O'Connor - Whalesong Studios
Nina Turczyn - Paprika Studio
Julie Sperber - Yuma Designs
Shena Meadowcroft
Heather Loyer with Sarah Welsby - Dancing Maiden Botanical

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Feed a little. Feed a lot. Feed your mind.

Pre-Holiday Greetings from Gabriola and Feedlot Studios!

There is so much going on at Feedlot Studios this fall and winter season that it is hard for Bryan and I to keep our heads on straight. We thought we moved to in island for a little more R&R and instead we have found ourselves busier than ever work wise, creatively speaking and socially so! No complaints from this neck of the woods, but we thought we'd list for you some of our goings on about Valli Place.

Successful Ceramics Classes
As you can see the Adults, kids and Halloween classes were a major success. Not only were we full to the brim with students, but the creativity that flowed from the fingertips of all participants big and small was positively contagious. We were happy to host one 
Kids' Class, one Adult Class and three Halloween Workshops.
I also managed to squeeze in a two day workshop with the  
Gabriola Nursery School.

Upcoming Classes

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat...On tap for the Holiday is a set of two sessions geared to the  
"Adult Elf." The Tuesday evening session is all full up but should you be interested in the Wednesday evening gig, drop us a line as there are a few spots left. 

New Kids Holiday Class!

  Adventures in Gingerbreadland! 
 A one day parent and child workshop for the younger kids (3-6). 

Come make some long lasting terra cotta gingerbread ornaments to last you through the Holiday seasons on Gabriola and afar.  

Sunday, December 12th. 1 pm- 3 pm. 
Cost $25.

Drum Roll Please...
And finally GWAA comes to the island! Sylvie Milman of Jupiter Ranch and Mariko and Bryan have joined their super powers together to bring to you the 2010 Gabriola Winter Art Affair this Saturday, December 18th, 10 am - 5 pm. We are close to signing up 40 artists for this self directed art extravaganza. Too much to tell you here so please link to the GWAA Blog for participating artist and visitor info.

For more class  or GWAA information , please click here to email us!
Mariko and Bryan

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gabriola Winter Art Affair- A Call to Artists and Art Lovers Alike!

Open your house, home, studio or share one 
with a friend for it's time to launch the 
2010 Gabriola Art Affair!

Organized by the likes of myself,
Mariko McCrae and the fabulous Sylvie Milman, we present to you what will hopefully become another time honored 
tradition on Gabriola Island.

Please email us for more details on how to 
participate in this self- directed art tour that will take place 
Saturday, December 18th, 2010. 

The deadline to submit an application is November 7, 2010.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Write up!

Artist Finn Valdez
Well, what a success the Halloween Kids Classes were this past weekend!

Three classes chock o block full of talented kids and enthusiastic parents made for shelves packed with all sorts of great Halloween projects and plenty of kiln firings for feedlot.

Carly and Robin of Coast Realty participated with their little ones and had this to say about their clay times... Click here to link to their blog!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Prairie Excellence... Best in Province!

Before I moved to the fair Isle of Gabriola, I entered my Willow Top Golf Shoes in the Prairie Excellence Show brought about by the Alberta Craft Council. Lo and Behold, they seem to have fetched Best in Province.

Toot, Toot! That's me blowing my little horn!

Click here for a link to the Prairie Excellence website!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Winter Workshops for the Adult Elf!

Come make your stylish ceramic gifts, stocking stuffers, hanging ornaments AND a Surprise Project at Feedlot Studios. We will spend the first two sessions making and the third glazing up your HolidayBooty.

$100 Workshop Fee (+ HST) includes clay and glaze materials + firing...oh and mulled cider!

Session 1 (Tuesdays)
November 16                        6:30 - 9
November 23                        6:30 - 9
November 30                        6:30 – Til glazing is finished!

Session 2 (Wednesdays)
December 1                          6:30 - 9
December 8                          6:30 - 9
December 19                        6:30 -Til Glazing is finished

Contact us by clicking here or 250.325.3281

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Open House

We hope that you can join us in a toast to our
studio and our new home on Gabriola!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Classes!! Spooky Ceramics for Kids and Adults..

Feedlot Studios loooves Halloween and is pleased to offer two classes for this frightfully delightful season.

Come with your Little Goblins to a  
Child and Parent Class 


Let your Bigger Ghouls come 
to their own spooky session.

Goblin Classes
 (Toddler and Parent - Ages 3-5)
Saturday, October 16
10 AM - 12 PM
$25 + HST

Ghoul Classes 
(Kids 7+)
Sunday, October 17
10 AM - 12 PM
$25 + HST

All work will be ready for pick up
in time for Halloweeen!

Contact by clicking on Mariko or call us at 250.325.3281