Monday, June 24, 2019

Double Kim Blair

Jacquie with her portrait

John with his portrait

 Jacquie and John agreed to pose with their portraits so I could snap a few photos. John commented that the reference photo used to create his portrait was taken when his beard was 'a bit more groomed' than it is now... 5 months later.

Next time you are at the 'The Old Strathcona Market' here in Edmonton stop by their pottery booth Aven-Hill Pottery and say hi!

Monday, June 3, 2019

John's portrait in pastel by Kim Blair

(14"x11" pastel on gessoed 300 lb. w.c. paper)

John is the other half of the creative talent for Aven-Hill Pottery (this is a link to their blog).  In 1984, right after graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design, he and his wife Jacquie started their pottery business, which means they have been creating pottery for 35 years!

You will find them at their booth inside the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market every Saturday. Next time you're at the market you might want to stop by their booth to see the exquisite range of colours they use for glazing their pieces.

Looks like someone recognizes another one of their humans...

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