Bancroft Studio Tour

Artists 2019

Stay tuned — we’ll update to 2021 artists soon.

Margo Merritt
stained glass artist, painter

Margo is back at her own house again making magic with her stained glass and her alcohol ink paintings so come take a look. 315 Madawaska Rd. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right onto Madadwaska Rd, to #315. 613-338-2852 •

Michelle Bruce
jewellery designer

Michelle enjoys the challenge of working with wire, metal, semi-precious stones and glass beads to create unique and functional jewellery. 584 East Lake Rd. Take Hwy 127 N from Maynooth, turn right on East Lake Rd. Keep straight and turn right at #584. 613-334-2021 • wiredgemsbym michellebruce1653

Karen Gray

Using Sgrafitto technique, Karen carves detailed images into functional pottery and wall hangings. Nature lovers, cottagers and gardeners will all appreciate Karen’s pottery and Michelle’s ideal studio in the woods. Karen is a guest at Michelle Bruce’s studio. 705-783-0242 • The-Potters-Studio-Gallery

Laura Culic

Contemporary, Algonquin-inspired paintings in oil and wax by award-winning artist Laura Culic, in her studio Black Spruce Art Works, located in the vibrant village of Maynooth. 32945 Hwy 62. Black Spruce Art Works. Downtown Maynooth, between Hwy 127 and Peterson Road. 416-452-8223 • LauraCulic

Carol Westcott

A contemporary landscape painter, Carol presents slightly abstracted views of the natural world. Inspired by swamps and woodlands, she captures the essence of the rugged, natural environment in her acrylic paintings. Carol is a guest at Laura Culic’s studio. 416-938-2405 •

Amy Doole

Amy creates functional stoneware pottery. Her work is rustic and whimsical with bright and earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures and vintage image transfers. Amy is a guest at Laura Culic’s studio. 613-334-7967 •

Ketha Newman
painter, printmaker

Ketha’s mixed media paintings, watercolours and Lino block prints are inspired by life in the backwoods and infused with magical realism. Enjoy the spectacular view from her off-grid hilltop studio. 488 East Rd., 20 minutes from Bancroft or Maynooth. Take Musclow-Greenview Rd. from Hwy 62 (at Bird’s Creek or Maple Leaf) to East Rd. 613-334-9686 • Ketha Newman Artist

Teena Surma
doll artist

Teena uses paper-clay and fabric to create one-of-a kind dolls. Her artwork includes dolls, animals, and other creations from her imagination. Each piece has its own unique personality and emotion. Teena is a guest at Ketha Newman’s studio. 613-334-7929 • thefancifuldoll

Saidie MacDonald

Nature, life’s journey, feelings and emotions are the inspiration for Saidie’s work. Her handmade functional and hand built creations are made mostly in stoneware clay from her studio/home in Birds Creek. 328 Buck Hill Rd. half-way between Bancroft and Maynooth, just off Hwy 62 N. Look for Saidie’s Pottery sign. 613-332-6339 • Saidie’s Pottery

Karen Istead
glass artist

Using fused and stained glass techniques, Karen captures the dazzling light that reflects upon the skies, forests and waterways of North Hastings. 68 Golden Shores Rd. From Bancroft, go north on #62 to South Baptiste Lake Rd., Go approx 6 km to Golden Shores Rd., just right past the causeway. 613-332-0504 • 613-332-7088 • Karen Istead Glass Artist

Nancy McKinnon

Nancy is a vibrant landscape painter who is also experimenting with wildlife. Her media of choice are oils and acrylics. Come check out her new stunning studio, 15 feet from the shore of Baptiste Lake. 80A Ponacka Rd. From Bancroft take Hwy 62N, left on South Baptiste Lake Rd approx 16 km, right on Clark Rd approx 1.7 km, right on Storey Rd approx 1.4 km, right on Ponacka Rd. 613-332-6858 • 613-334-6478 •

Jenny May Gifford
mosaic artist

Jenny is an award-winning mosaic artist who lives in London, Ontario. She is passionate about mosaic art and is excited to share her mosaic creations with you. Jenny May is a guest at Nancy McKinnon’s studio. 226-378-9121 • Jenny May Mosaics

Simon Dann

Expressions, patterns, geometry of images cast by light and shadows — Simon’s subject focus is diverse, rarely a single category. Compelling images are like magic… everywhere we turn opens eyes. 252 Ponacka Road. From Nancy’s studio, continue along Ponacka Rd. to #252 on right. Slow, single car width, limited visibility, watch for pedestrians. 416-318-6752 • simondann18

Marc L. Gagnon

Marc paints in watercolour and acrylics overlooking beautiful Lake Baptiste. For Marc, painting is a process of self-realisation allowing him to understand his reactions to nature and the built environment. 75 Rangers Rd. Highland Grove. From Bancroft, drive west on South Baptiste Lake Rd. Turn right on Clarke Rd. Turn right on Forest View Rd. Continue straight to the intersection of Rangers Rd. and Jogi Rd. Continue straight onto Ranger Rd. to #75 on the left. 613 334-7559 •

Rene/Elaine Butikofer
wood artists

Rene and Elaine enjoy creating fruit, salad and yarn bowls, cutting boards and charcuterie boards from wood grown in the Bancroft area. They make art from nature’s imperfections. 151 Reid Rd. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 28S approx 4 km to Reid Rd, Turn left, drive .7 km to 151. From Peterborough, follow Hwy 28N to Reid Rd, 1 km past Kawartha Dairy. Turn right to 151. 613-332-0790 •

John Olesen

John brings out the natural beauty of wood in his finely turned pieces. These range from hollow forms, bowls and platters to decorative artistic items made from local and imported woods. His studio/gallery overlooks beautiful L’Amable Creek. 527 Bay Lake Road. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62 S (about 7 kms) to Bay Lake Rd. Turn right for 3 km. Sign on left. 613-332-6248 •

William Kafka
stone sculptor

William works the natural essence of his stone using only hand tools and forms sculpture that is simple in form. His stone from Zimbabwe is unique in its colour, texture and pattern and his work is created outdoors overlooking the waters of L’Amable Creek. 533 Bay Lake Road. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62 S (about 7 kms) to Bay Lake Road. Turn right travel for 3 Km. A sign will be on your left. 613-902-2070 •

Anne Garwood-Roney
fiber artist

Focusing on abstracted plant life, water, the seasons, Anne uses recycled fabrics almost exclusively with handwork over machine stitching. She often incorporates found objects, industrial materials and bits of nature into her pieces. Come visit her lovely new studio overlooking the Crowe River. 1370 Lower Faraday Rd. From Bancroft, south on Hwy 28 to Lower Faraday Rd. Turn left and travel 5.5 kms to 1370 on right. From Coe Hill take Lower Faraday Rd. and travel 19 km to 1370 on left. 226-663-4234 •