Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery, 95 Muskoka Road
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On Saturday, August 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, come by Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery to meet Quill Artist, Henrike Clement. She will be demonstrating the process of creating a birch bark and sweet grass quill box from the sourcing of quills to the finished product. Several years ago, when she belonged to a beading group, a First Nations artist from Massey, Ontario was invited to teach them quilling. The five-day course had her hooked. Today Henrike remains the only member to continue creating her own patterns and designs of birds, flowers and scenes, never replicating any First Nations patterns.
Quills are sourced from porcupines killed on our roads and brought to her by friends or collected herself. The Birch bark comes from her own woodlot and the sweet grass from secret locations throughout the region. On the 24th, Henrike will demonstrate the various stages of quill box creation.
For more information call 705-646-3663.