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

Brigitte Wolf
Reflections Glass Studio
RR 3, Lucknow, ON
N0G 2H0

Brigitte Wolf has been working in stained glass for over 20 years. Her work is primarily flat glass, intended for private and public spaces, enhanced with sandblasting and glass painting. A resident of Huron County, her work is available at local galleries and at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo.

“ Traditional stained glass achieves much of its effect through the transmission of light. The mood of a piece changes with the light coming through it and it is this mysterious element which is the most challenging for an artist to learn to work with. Marc Chagall, who was both a painter and renowned glass artist, once said that “Colour carries the emotional content of a work of art.”
Colour and Light.
The twin elements which enliven glass.
Line and Form.
The bones that give structure to colour and light.
Always, in my work, there has been a desire to balance a traditional visual vocabulary with a modern sensibility. “


Stained glass with painted details, steel frame

Stained glass, sandblasting, steel frame

These two panels are both inspired by the idea of death as a passageway, as a transition from the state of being to one of non-being. PORTAL, in particular, tries to express this fundamental duality. In both cases, I have used an absolutely minimalist colour pallete to express the austerity, the starkness of our confrontation with mortality. The red, of course, refers to our life blood.

“Out of the Past – Battersea Shield II”
Stained glass, sandblasting, wood frame

The Battersea Shield is a well known Celtic artifact from the Bronze Age. It was probably ritually buried in the Thames River, London, perhaps in honour of the river gods. It was not in fact a grave good, an item buried with the dead, but I have resurrected it here as an homage to those who have gone before. The panel also reminds one a little of a grave marker or standing stone.


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