Friday, 1 February 2013

The Collection of Winifred Shantz

In the dearth of quilt shows around these parts lately, I ventured out to the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo. On display was the Collection of Winifred Shantz.  This was a very interesting collection of ceramic items from Canadian and international artists.

Doll by Kasia Piech
Bird Teapots
Maker unknown

Winifred Shantz was herself a potter and a wide-ranging patron of the arts in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and donated these 39 items to the permanent collection at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.  I enjoy seeing art in any form, and this collection was no exception.  

These photos are some of the items I particularly enjoyed. 
Cow and Calf by
Joe Fafard
Vases by Winefred Shantz

I also toured through the gallery shop, and I saw a lot of other intriguing and beautiful glass and clay pieces.  I especially loved the glass works of Jerre Davidson of Alma, On, and Gary Wilkinson of Nottawa, On, see below.  Who wouldn't find art of this caliber an inspiration!?  That's what I thought.

Stained Glass by
Gary Wilkinson
Nottawa, Ontario
Fused Glass by
Gerre Davidson of Alma, Ontario

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