A Juried Exhibit of Contemporary Artisans
Woodstock Museum - Woodstock Ontario
September 5 to November 1 - 2008

Grave Goods

Featuring the work of:

Caz Bently
wood block prints
Daniel Bernyk
metal scuplture
Pat Burns-Wendland
hand spun weaving
Scott Caple
Larry Cluchey
wood turning
Catherine Crowe
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
living history
Sandra Dunn
& Steve White

Dianne Edwards
Kelly Green
wood carving
Allison Hamilton
Lydia Ilarion
fine metalwork
David Ivens
Lloyd Johnson
forged metals
Mary Lazier
Elsa Mann
Darrell Markewitz
forged metals
Rosemary Molesworth
Kelly Probyn-Smith
Mark Puigmarti
forged metals
David Robertson
forged metals
Brenda Roy
fine metalwork
Rob Schweitzer
tablet weaving
Graeme Sheffield
forged metals
A.G. Smith
Steve Strang
painting & drawing
Ruth Swanson
Kathryn Thomson
blown glass
Mark Tichenor
Laura Travis
stone carving
Catherine VamVakas Lay
blown glass
Sara Washbush
fine metalwork
Brigitte Wolf
stained glass

Diane Edwards
Mythago Wood Marquetry
335 3rd Ave West
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6Y9

"Marquetry is the fine art of intricately pieced wood veneers, creating pictures and patterns"
With original designs inspired by traditional Celtic symbolism, and the beauty of the Canadian landscape, Diane creates a line of fine crafted boxes and wall art.
"Wood has an endless potential for experimenting and discovering new approaches to design. I like to work with the natural wood grain and light reflection of the veneers in art to create unique shading and light effects"
Diane has been working with marquetry from her studio in Owen Sound, selling at select stores and galleries both locally and internationally for 19 years.

"As artists, we have the skill and imagination to offer a choice of having a unique piece of art for a cremation urn. An urn should reflect the personal celebration of a lifetime.
A fine crafted urn can be a keepsake to remind us of a special place, a favourite flower, or a symbolic design special to a loved one."

‘Family Group’
Iris marquetry panel,, cherry boxes,
$ 450 large urn, $125 each small urn

My inspiration for this iris botanical design is to show the three stages of life. The flower
bud of youth, the full bloom of adulthood, and the seed pod, the elderly years, with the promise of rebirth.
The small matching urns have a concealed place for a small token of ashes, with a matching marquetry picture.

birdseye maple with spiky burl lid panel

With this urn, I wanted to express the feeling of regrowth, that after life the soul is reborn in a new form. The spiky burl has the feeling of transition, of changing and growing out to a new life.

Walnut with marquetry panels
$600 large urn, $125 each small urn

The celtic cross knotwork design is a classic symbol of faith.
The memento urn is designed to have a special place for photos and keepsakes. There is a small compartment under the lid that family and friends can include a picture or small object to remember a loved one by. The small matching urns are for family members to be able to keep a small part of the ashes, or to just have a box to remember with.


Text and Objects copyright the individual artist. A general statement of copyright can be found HERE