Harbourfront Centre Design Studio

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.

Glass studio at Harbourfront

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.

glass blowing finished work

The next artist is working in Textile Design Studio.

Textile design studio at harbourfront

Various products are produced in the Textile Studio including these lovely bags created in a variety of different colors and fabrics.

Textile Design Studio

The Pottery Studio also provides classes for adults for 6 weeks with various levels of experience.Harbourfront Pottery Studio

Here an artist is caught busy at work in the pottery studio wearing all the appropriate safety gear.

Pottery Studio

Work by artist Shane McNutt produced in Pottery Studio is on display for sale at The Centre Shop.

harbourfront Centre pottery

And lastly the Metal Art Studio is equipped with everything to produce stunning jewelry. Various classes are available from beginner to advanced levels.

Harbourfront Studio Metal art

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.

Jewlery from Harbourfront

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.






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About Diane Greene

Diane Greene stepped off the corporate treadmill in 2004 for pursue a life of traveling and adventure. 10 years later she is still operating Toronto's only Boat Bed and Breakfast and travelling with her husband on Boatel, their 65 foot trawler in the US and Bahamas during the winter. Diane has three wonderful children and 3 grandbabies. Diane loves photography, travel and scuba diving.

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