Allow me to take you inside the Harbourfront Centre Design Studio and The Centre Shop to view some of the amazing work being done by talented Canadian artists in the medium of glass blowing, pottery, metal arts and textiles. You can quietly walk down the corridor and watch the artists at work or sign up for a class. In this blog post I believe that photos speak louder than word to describe what to expect at the Design Studio. These photos were taken of artists at work and also of finished pieces that are available for sale to the public at The Centre Shop.
The first is an artist at work in the Glass Blowing Studio.
This is an example of the work produced by Andrea Kott a graduate of Sheridan Institute: Craft and Design majoring in Glass. Kott was accept into Harbourfront Centre’s artist-in-residency programme and awarded a scholarship in 2012.
The next artist is working in Textile Design Studio.
Various products are produced in the Textile Studio including these lovely bags created in a variety of different colors and fabrics.
Here an artist is caught busy at work in the pottery studio wearing all the appropriate safety gear.
Work by artist Shane McNutt produced in Pottery Studio is on display for sale at The Centre Shop.
And lastly the Metal Art Studio is equipped with everything to produce stunning jewelry. Various classes are available from beginner to advanced levels.
Some of the artists work is show below on sale at their store at Harbourfront Centre. The purpose of the Design Harbourfront Centre Design Studio is to encourage and support fresh, original and affordable designs by Canadian artists.
In closing I encourage you to visit the Harbourfront Centre Design Studio and the Centre Shop to experience this for yourself. I hope that you also walk away with a souvenir of your visit by buying and supporting local artists.