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 What's happening . . . 

Spring into Summer!!

We are looking forward to attending a number of local craft shows and sales this spring and summer.  Do come out to visit our booth at one of these great events:

- May 11th from 11 to 4: Comox Valley Pottery Club - Spring Pottery Show and Sale at the Little Red Church.

- May 18th: Cumberland Village Market Day in celebration of Victoria Day.

- July 1st:  we hope to once again attend the Courtenay Canada Day Celebration in Lewis Park. 

We are also thinking to try doing some pop-up booths at various Farmer's Markets this summer such as in Campbell River or on Quadra Island.  We may surprise you at a few new locations - do watch for us!

Dragonfly over the Wetland fused glass wall hanging.Dragonfly over the Wetland fused glass wall hanging.

Nature Sightings

How we enjoy the bird life that we see in our backyard, especially the Anna's and Rufus Hummingbirds and it is a special treat to see the occasional Varied Thrush as well.   Looking up is also rewarding as we often see Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures circling overhead.  Further afield, it seems our best birding spot all winter and spring has been the trails around the Airpark in Courtenay.  You can see so many migrant birds overwintering or passing through.

Meet the Artists

Meet Glenn and ThomMeet Glenn and ThomGlenn Gustafson (left):

Glenn has dabbled in many different arts and crafts and still tends to experiment with many mediums in the work he creates.  While trained primarily as a weaver and fibre artist, Glenn also enjoys creating artworks using leather, wire, paper, pottery and photography.  He is frequently out exploring the parks and protected areas in the Comox Valley in search of new inspiration and materials to create with.

Thom Rypien (right):

Thom has also explored many types of media and techniques, but has landed quite firmly in the area of fused and stained glass production.  Starting with some initial lessons taught by a friend, Thom has gone on to take glass courses and workshop in Canada as well as in California, Washington and Nevada (at the Stained Glass Expo).  Thom has displayed his work at various galleries across Western Canada including most recently at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.