According to ceramic husband and wife artists Vaughan Smith and Jacqueline Cohen “Our studio has moved from one beautiful setting to the next, always changing and bringing new life into our imagery.” Since moving in 2011 to the quiet village of LaHave, NS a 17th century French sea trading centre they lovingly renovated a 160 -year-old boat house as their studio. Not surprisingly their large-scale pots, platters and tile murals have become influenced by their South Shore surroundings – the winds, fog and skies, wharves, tides, local birds, sheep, horses and wildflowers. Their artistry depicts vibrant scenes of local traditions, lifestyle and landscape.
Skilled in the use of English slipware, during the past 30 years Jackie and Vaughan have developed unique techniques layering clay slip and glazes using stenciling and carved sgraffito to decorate the one-of-a kind sculptural pieces that will comprise this exhibition created by two new Nova Scotians.
Opening Reception March 24th at 6:00 p.m.