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Mary Philpott – Verdant Tile

Mary Philpott is a graduate Sheridan College, University of Guelph and MacMaster University. Her pottery, sculpture and tile work has been exhibited, collected and published internationally. She lives and works in Uxbridge, Ontario. Mary’s work is inspired by the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Her work reflects the Flora and […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 85 – Scrappy Dude (Mar. 18, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday March 18th, 2016 5-6pm Click link to watch this episode online. I first met Caroline Lepannen at the Cobourg Indie show in the fall of 2015.  I was immediately attracted to her colourful and quirky “Dudes” made from recycled “scrap.”  Her booth was filled with strange and wonderful happy characters in […]

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

CHEX TV airdate: Friday March 4th 5-6pm Click link to watch this episode online Ron 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 […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 75-Taken from Nature

Thomson Jack Pine mug

CHEX TV air date: Friday Oct. 30th 5-6pm Click link to watch this episode online. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area of the Country. Close to nature and the ruggedness portrayed in art like the paintings of The Group of Seven. We have a wide variety of items in the shop […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 36 – Outdoor wall art

Wall panels and rustic sculpture

CHEX TV air date: May 2nd, 2014 Click link to watch this episode At The Avant-Garden Shop we pride ourselves in offering beautiful wall art that is Made in Canada and high quality. During this episode I’ll highlight a few artists and show their beautiful work, which is now in stock. ?I’ll also discuss what […]

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