World-class clay artist, Heather Goldminc, will be opening up her Lantzville studio (7060 Arbutus Crescent off Aulds Road) on Friday, November 29th from 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday, November 30th from 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday, December 1st from 11-4 pm. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy her Christmas pieces – many collectibles and there will the much sought after originals.
The Clayworks Studio will be focusing on the meaning of Christmas and will feature items of illumination, whimsy, innovation and of course, celebration. Heather will be featuring her clay beauties inspired by family, angels and the gathering of friends – perfect for the holiday season.
Heather will also be showcasing some of the collectible art pieces, Christmas décor pieces, whimsical tea light creations and delightful porcelain tree decorations. The weekend sales will consist of a meet and mingle with the artist and checking out all that she creates. There is a multi-generational aspect too – Heather’s mother, Duff Gilbert and her daughter, Rachel Briggeman are creating delightful hand-sewn baby items, table runners and more. The creativity does run in the family!
This event also has your sweet tooth in mind… In the kitchen, Scott Briggeman, pastry chef at the Vault Cafe, will be making his popular, homemade cinnamon buns and other tasty creations to celebrate the season. There will be mulled apple cider to enjoy as well.
Part proceeds from the Claywork Studio’s Christmas Open House will be going to the Vancouver Island Symphony Education Fund.
Heather Goldminc is the second most collected clay artist in North America, after Thomas Kinkade. She lives and works in Lantzville and her pieces are highly sought after. Her work is featured in Costco around the globe and she created pieces for other big companies – Disney, Celestial Seasonings, Epcot Centre, Cracker Barrel, Homes Goods, and many more. She loves to create and every season there is something new to celebrate.