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Garden Gate: Episode 84 – Rustic Sculptures (Mar. 4, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday March 4th 5-6pm

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3683210Ron Stephens, reduction stoneware potter, painter and sheet metal sculpture, was born in Kitchener, Ontario. At high school, he took a potters course. The craft came naturally to him. After graduation, Ron hitch-hiked west in the late 70’s and found work in a pottery supply house in Calgary, Alberta. In 1983 he started his own wheel thrown high-fire production pottery business near Vancouver B.C., distributing his wares throughout the west for 20 years.

His current love and inspiration is metal sculpture. Ron designs and produces by hand a full line of honest depictions of wild life and domestic creatures. He delights in bringing metal to life by hand-cut, bending and welding. Then allowing the west coast humidity to slowly rust the surface to develop a finish on each piece that is unique variable and natural.

Come to the shop to see is Moose, Beavers, Bears, various dogs, rabbits, chickens and other farm animals. In addition Moose heads and Bison heads are giant sculptural pieces that would be a perfect gift for the cottage.

Selection is limited due to the size and shipping costs. So don’t hesitate if you see a piece you just have to have!