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

Sara Washbush
Brockville, ON
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Sara has a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She has been actively producing her metalwork in eastern Ontario since 2005 and has also taught art courses for several institutions of higher learning. Her work is collected in Canada, the USA and England.

“ How do the small pleasures of our current lives, our ideals and emotions all look in comparison to the weighty concept of death? The seriousness and absoluteness of death nearly eclipses the relevance of these "small things", yet, when these ideas are put into object form they gain power. The longevity of objects gives us the ability to communicate with future generations. Upon future discovery, would these people think "how wondrous" or "aren't you glad our society has evolved?"

“Puppycat Sparkle Food Bowl”
Pewter, silver, synthetic stones

Pets have ascended to from wild animals to regal family members in many households today. They are cared for better than some people are. For the adored pet and the loving owner, this food dish shows the high regard we have for pets and the riches we consume for them. If this bowl were buried with any animal, it would designate it as a special companion.

"The Parting Glass: Comrades Going"
Patinated bronze

This cup is the sixth in a series of eight cups that deal with various universal life stages. It is about the movement that happens when we grow older, as we relocate and jostle our relationships along the way. Its form refers to a toasting cup, celebrating a person who is leaving as well as those left behind.


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