1155 Brooke Valley Rd.
Anne produces functional pottery for everyday use glazed in colours reflecting her environment. Working in porcelain for over 25 years, Anne finds the intrinsic beauty of this dense white clay suits her functional forms.The translucency, whiteness and surface qualities of porcelain complement her elegant pieces. What is most important to her is the feeling a piece expresses, through its form, colour and energy.
An active participant in the craft community Anne has volunteered many years for both The Ottawa Guild of Potters and FUSION: the Ontario Clay and Glass Association serving as President on both boards.
A strong believer in mentoring, Anne has presented many throwing and glazing workshops to Pottery guilds around the province as well as teaching pottery classes from her studio.
In 2008 Anne was presented with the prestigious Ontario Craft Council’s lifetime achievement John Mather Award in recognition of her contribution and support of craft in Ontario.
Anais’ lifelong love of textiles and design led to a vocation making functional and beautiful soft goods. After a ten year urban period producing heavy duty bicycle messenger bags and accessories, Anais has recently returned to her rural home and the joy of working with lovely fabrics, translated into charming and practical bags and purses in a variety of materials.
Purses, pouches, diaper bags, messenger bags ad shopping bags in materials ranging from printed cotton to leather to heavy duty waterproof nylon. Classic designs with simple lines allows experimentation with unconventional colour and pattern combinations leading to unique pieces that remain eminently practical and timelessly stylish.
September works in encaustics; natural beeswax, damar resin, and pigments all on birch panels. She works quickly, setting down layers of colour, then fusing them and allowing the form of the painting to emerge from her imagination, memories, or from what the wax presents. Her favourite media include but are not limited to: acrylics, encaustic, oil paint, collage, charcoal + oil pastels which she frequently combines in her mixed media pieces.
The luminosity, the aroma, textures and the naturalness are a happy thing! No two paintings can be the same, so there is always originality. There is an emphasis on the ‘everyday’ – flowers, plants, and the beauty of household items. Sizes range from 3″ X 3″ upwards.
Cafe - Tasty, Delicious Treats by Anna Lianga
Available daily from 11 am- 3 pm
Sample from a wide selection of tasty, home-baked desserts in a lovely setting. Try our much loved rhubarb torte, a decadent slice of cheesecake or some seasonal fruit pavlova. Gluten free and vegan options are also available. Local roasted coffee, teas and cold drinks are also available to quench your thirst.
Brooke Valley School volunteers will have a variety of annuals and perennials
for sale, supporting this community-run school.