Sponsored by Action Sandy Hill at the Community Centre on November 17, 2018
ASH is donating part of the sale’s proceeds to the youth-oriented arts group Awesome Arts, for projects like a mural on the theme of diversity and inclusivity coming this spring to the exterior of Viscount Alexander school.
Shopper Yvonne Van Alphen
Photos David Elden
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David Lyons from Harvest Honey offering a sample of his Ottawa produced honey to a visitor.
Michelle Potter and her Off Colour Designs – vinyl words and images superimposed on recycled fabrics to create unique works of art. This is a new direction for Michelle who has exhibited her jewellery at the show before.
Visitors in the main hall at the Sandy Hill Community Centre which was the venue for the 2018 edition of the One & Only Arts & Craft show organised by Action Sandy Hill.
First time One & Only show exhibitor Adam Guzman-Poole of Manifesto Crafts who brought his collection of unique jewelry made from 100 percent recycled and repurposed antique silverware. When asked where he sources his raw materials Adam mentioned dinner parties…!
Jewellery making duo Margaret Sawatzky and Kristina Shostak of Spiralry and White Lily Treasures who use silver plated wire as well as beads of glass, ceramic, shell, wood, or semi-precious stone to create their wearable art.
Christy Wojtaszek of Phoenix Rising Artworks and Crafts modeling one of her amazing pieces of headgear, a crotcheted “fascinator”.
Baker Corinne Babchishin of Sweetcheeks and Cookie Dough with some of her fresh hand made baked goods.
It’s not leather – it’s rubber! Recycled inner tubes from bicycles, tractors and trucks specifically which Ghislaine Descotes of CreationsGDC fashions into purses, wallets and cellphone.
Glass based artist Miriam Silburt of Miriams Glassworks with some of the products of the five(!) kilns in her Sandy Hill studio.
Artisan Silvia Généreux of Silvia’s Creations Made with Love with some of her hand-made jewelry.
As part of the One & Only Show’s theme of support for young local artists a table was offered to future artist Ella Ward to demonstrate her creativity to show visitors.
Carly Hawke and Jessica Houghton of Hustle & Poke create these original succulent and cacti designs.
Francine Charron of Sticks and Stones Plus with some of her signs painted with memorable aphorisms on recycled wood, canvas and stones. Francine’s photographer daughter Melyssa also exhibited at the show.
Debbie Gervais of Sunflower Soaps with a wide variety of soaps, body scrubs & bath salts – all hand-made of course!
Show visitors and exhibitors were fortunate enough to enjoy the musical accompaniment of Lucile Brais Hildesheim (L, harp) and Sheila White (R, flute) during the event. Lucile has played at Rideau Hall in the past and you can catch the duo again at their “When Winter Comes” concert on Saturday November 24, 2018 at the Fourth Stage, National Arts Centre of Ottawa.
Woodturner Denis H Gauthier of Creation Denis H Gauthier in front of examples of his work.
A visitor admires the sewn toys and watercolours being shown by Sophie Guindon (pictured) of Papoumpapoum.
Arriving visitors were welcomed throughout the day at the Action Sandy Hill (ASH) table. Visitors could buy raffle tickets for a chance to win gifts donated by each of the exhibitors as well as joining ASH or renewing their membership.
Tina Tam of Tam Good Soap shows off some of the variety of indulgent handmade bath products she produces.
Lacie-Dawn Dearsley of Viadoodle Inc. who is a versatile creator producing both acrylic paintings and knitted items including knitted animals – which are very popular according to Lacie-Dawn.
Murray Dineen of first time One & Only exhibitors Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers Connective. Murray is hand-carving a piece of plum wood from his garden to make a wood block for printing.
Potter Lynn Murphy (L) and Australian fruit cake maker & seamstress Carol Waters (R) returned to the show once more this year.
Sculptor Mitchell Webster who returned to the show to exhibit with his partner Janet Mackay and her acrylic paintings celebrating Canadian landscapes & nature.