Updated: Nov 5, 2021
General Fine Craft is a commercial gallery in Almonte, Ontario, a town known for it’s beautiful and historic location. The gallery specializes in working with talented and innovative artists from across Ontario and Quebec. The gallery features both functional and non-functional fine craft and art. The gallery’s artists are at mid and mature stages in their practices and are known for their devotion to their work.
The gallery’s mission is to “illuminate the art in Fine Craft and the craft in Fine Art”. This is demonstrated by selecting work that challenges perceptions, is technically exceptional and has a profound aesthetic. In the words of the gallery owners: Chandler Swain and Richard Skrobecki, the work “delights the human soul.”
General Fine Craft is known for its popular exhibition openings. Their upcoming exhibition: Exceptional celebrates their 5th year in business. This exhibit showcases original objects that are hand-crafted in Canada. The theme “Exceptional” was left to the artist’s interpretation. With this in mind, artists have submitted individual pieces that may represent great personal achievement, a rare one-of-a-kind project or perhaps an experiment that lead to a change in the direction of their work.
Two Canadian feltmakers, Carmella Karijo Rother and Jennifer Tsuchida, will have work in this show.
Exceptional: April 26th – June 4th, 2017 General Fine Craft, Art & Design: generalfinecraft.com 63 Mill Street Almonte, Ontario
Carmella Karijo Rother is a fibre artist living in Gatineau Park, Quebec. She is inspired by a love of nature, design, and beauty. Her aesthetic is one of studied simplicity. Her work is in the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection. Recent exhibitions include General Fine Craft, Almonte, Ontario; World of Threads Festival, Oakville, Ontario; Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario.
To learn more about this outstanding artist read our Q&A with her at: www.felt-feutre-canada.com/q-a-fibre-artist-carmella-karijo-rother/
Jennifer Tsuchida is a self-taught felt artist from Toronto. She uses both traditional and modern felt making techniques to create sculptural pieces of functional, decorative, and wearable art. Jennifer’s work has been exhibited in galleries as well as non-traditional exhibition spaces both nationally and internationally. Her work has been acquired for private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. Her work has been written about in publications such as: Studio Magazine: Craft and Design in Canada and FilzFUN. Jennifer’s pieces: Those Who Came Before #2 and Transference were exhibited in the “Migration” exhibition at the felt :: feutre canada Canadian Felt Symposium 2016 in Penticton, British Columbia. Jennifer will be teaching at the Twist Fibre Festival this summer.
To learn more about this dynamic artist visit: jennifertsuchida.weebly.com