We hope to inspire you, our readers, in furthering your own interest in the arts by presenting talented artists living in our community to you.
Today our feature artist is SSAC Member & Potter, Jackie Warmelink of Mulmur, Ontario.
Q. As an artist what is the medium you use? Do you ever combine mediums? Describe how or why you might do so.
Answer: I use Stoneware clay fired at 2200 degrees for functional pieces and Raku Clay low fired at 1700 degrees for decorative/ sculptural pieces. I have placed pieces of glass (from beer bottles!) on some of my stoneware pieces – the glass melts at the same temperature as the glaze and flows over the bottom of a dish creating a shiny pool which crazes on cooling and gives an interesting highlight to a matte glaze.
Q. When did you become an artist? Have you found this easy to say, "I am an artist"?...
The South Simcoe Arts Council has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers of all ages, in all genres through its Creative Works Writing Contest for six years.
We are excited to share the winners writings with you over the next few months.
Please enjoy this instalment of our Creative Works Youth Writing Contest winners series featuring Intermediate Short Story 2nd Place Winner - Lael Hughes
This award is sponsored by Diane & Gary Bowers
Life Out of the Shoebox
by Lael Hughes