Friday Apr 22, 2011 - Saturday Dec 31, 2011
Discover the work of a new group of world-class artisans April 14th at Portals, Cowichan Valley Arts Council Gallery for Art, Culture and Heritage at 2687 James Street in Duncan. Celebrating the launch of the new Cowichan Valley Artisans Guide map and website, these 13 professional artisans are throwing open their studio doors year-round to encourage
more visitors and to introduce to the region a unique professional artistic voice that will help establish the Cowichan Valley as a truly amazing destination.
A beautiful brochure, available throughout the Valley but always at Excellent Frameworks, 28 Station Street, and Experience Cycling, 482 Trans Canada Highway, in Duncan, complete with map and website will guide you into their world of wonders. It is the only regional self-guided tour that includes culinary stops along the way.
A drive through the Cowichan Region is always an adventure on beautiful country roads with unexpected views of nature. The self-guided tour takes visitors behind the scenery to experience the lifestyle of artisans who desire to create community around food and art.
To debut this unusual group, all studios and venues will be open April 22nd through 25th from 10am to 5pm. Otherwise, consult the brochure or the web site www.cowichanvalleyartisans.com
The following participating artisans will remain open throughout the year:
Jo Ludwig - Kiln-formed glass
Peggy Brackett - Kiln worked glass jewelery
Stone Soup Inn - Local Cuisine
Sandra Carr/Joseph Gelinas - Studio furniture
Heartwood Studio/Ken Broadland - Woodturning
Cathi Jefferson - Salt-fired ceramics
Michael Moore Fine Woodwork - Furniture Maker
The Log House Gallery/Jennifer Lawson - Watercolour
Cobble Hill Pottery/John Robertson & Harriet Hiemstra - Clay/Mixed Media
Mary Fox Pottery/Mary Fox - Ceramic Artist
Doc the Barber - Traditional Barber/Tonsorial Artist
Venturi-Schulze Vineyards - Grape growers, Winemakers, - Balsamic Vinegar makers
Please click on the member name to get more information.
||Mary Fox Pottery, Mary Fox
3rd Ave., Ladysmith, BC
1588 Adelaide Street, Crofton, B.C.
||KilnArt Glass Studio, Jo Ludwig
1588 Adelaide Street, Crofton, BC
||Gelinas Carr Furniture
6259 Mina Dr., Duncan
||Cathi Jefferson Pottery, Cathi Jefferson
5656 West Riverbottom Rd., Duncan
5846 Curry Rd. (off Gibbins Rd.)
||Harriet Hiemstra clayart design, Harriet Hiemstra
3375 Boyles Rd., Cobble Hill, BC
Click on Cowichan Valley Artisans Guide Year-Round Studio Tour - Booklet to print this tour as a PDF file. (Adobe Acrobat reader is required to print this file)