This autumn, visitors to the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour will have three new studios to explore. Mark Reeder is both a commercial photographer and a painter who works exclusively in oil using techniques based on those of the Old Masters. During the tour, Mark's studio in Dwight will highlight his landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
Also joining the tour is wool artist, Pam Carnochan. Using the hand dyed wool from the sheep that reside on her century farm (located just outside of Huntsville), Pam has developed her own technique called "Watercolours with Wool". Visit Pam's studio to learn more about her process and to view the Muskoka inspired landscapes she creates with wool.
Mary-Ruth Newell (aka The Village Potter) will also be joining the tour this year. Located between Huntsville and Utterson, Mary-Ruth creates a complete line of quality, durable stoneware that is fired in a wood-fuelled down draft kiln that Mary-Ruth and her husband built themselves. Be sure to visit her studio to see her collection of traditionally inspired work and to check out her kiln!
This year we also say a fond farewell to several studios. We wish all the best to Lindgren Pottery, Christine Marshall, Susan Higgins, Linda Potts and Elise Muller & Cirvan Hamilton as they pursue other interests and avenues in their creative careers. All of these artists and craftspeople enriched The Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour through their participation and we thank them for their help in building the strong reputation of Canada's Original Studio Tour!