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We represent so many Artists both locally and internationally, please support the artist community in these difficult times. And shop local as much as you can! Thank you.
Artist of the Month: Mary Philpott
Roycroft Artisan in Clay, Mary Philpott, studied Ceramics and Design at the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College, after completing her BFA in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Guelph. Her further studies have included Anthropology and Archaeology at McMaster University and Ceramics Intensives at Alfred University.
Inspired by color, narration and design of Medieval Illuminated books, tapestries and architecture, Philpott’s work in tile and sculpture explores the story of the Flora and Fauna in her surrounding landscape.
Philpott currently works as a full-time Artist in her studio in Seagrave, Ontario. When she is not working with clay, she enjoys spending time in nature with her dog, beekeeping and harvesting honey, and helping out at a local farm in her neighborhood.
We are so fortunate to have a beautiful selection of Philpott’s works. Visit us daily from 10am-5pm to view her sculpture and porcelain tile, and maybe even take one home for yourself!
New to the Gallery: Roycroft China
We have just recently acquired a large selection of Roycroft China from the Roycroft Inn.
Formerly produced by Buffalo China in Buffalo, NY. The current selections are imported and printed in Rochester, NY but have been constructed to match the previous dinnerware almost identically.
To view our current gallery, click here.
Currently in the Chur Gallery: LeAnne Marquis
LeAnne Marquis has her BFA in Sculpture & Painting from the University of Hartford Art School in Hartford, Connecticut and has spent the past 12 years developing her ten-step ‘fire painting’ process.
Marquis has a love of color and shape and is always in anticipation of surprise when firing each piece, as different colors emerge each time and no two pieces are identical. She does not use any patinas, but searches each fire painted sheet of copper for shapes and designs before cutting out shapes for her jewelry. Often, you will find semi-precious gemstones in her works which are all set in fine silver to compliment the colors found in the fired copper.
A multi-talented Artist, Marquis implements hot and cold metalsmithing techniques such as soldering, bezel setting, riveting, wire wrapping, forging and fusing.
Update: The Chur Gallery is temporarily closed due to the national health crisis of COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are monitoring the situation and will reopen as soon as it is appropriate to do so. However, some of LeAnne Marquis’ exhibition can be viewed and purchased here: Chur Gallery Webstore.
Marquis’ exhibition has been extended online until June 1, 2020.