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

Catherine Vamvakas Lay
140 Alexmuir Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M1V 1K9

Born in Crete, Greece, Catherine Vamvakas Lay is a Toronto-based sculptor working with glass, bronze and mixed media. She holds a bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a bachelor degree in Administrative Studies from York University, as well as a diploma in glass from Sheridan College.
Catherine has won numerous grants, awards and residencies. Her work has been selected for publication and she exhibits extensively, nationally and internationally.

“ My work is sculptural and I presently focus on blowing and casting glass. My work is inspired by our transforming nature, as seen in the process of rock through heat becoming sand and glass. Concepts for my work also derive from my Minoan background, reflecting on the relevance of the remnants of that culture. I strive to connect the individual with the elemental forces of our physical and spiritual world. In general, the emphasis of my work is to invite thought and to expand and transcend our present condition. “

'Transformation, 9': ossuary
Kiln cast glass, enamel paint

The kiln cast glass ossuary has a lid with Minoan writing. The undeciphered language from Crete dates to approximately 1,500 B.C. The size, form, surface texture, and glass opacity of the ossuary all refer to a traditional artifact excavated from an ancient grave.

Blue Urn
Green Urn

Hand blown glass into rocks
$950 each

The urn process involved blowing hot glass into a negative space that was formed by five rocks found in Ontario. The resulting glass vessel retains fragments of rock and rock texture on its outer surface. In a primal way, the mediation of materials simultaneously explores aspects of transformation, materiality, and immateriality.

Large Pomegranate Urn
Hand blown glass
Small Pomegranate Urn
Hand blown glass

The glass blown urn has a solid glass pomegranate seed on the lid. In color and transparency, the vessel refers to a pomegranate seed. Pomegranates, through Classical Greek mythology, are linked to the underworld or the place that our dead live.


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