Getting to know… Martha Millard

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What time of day are you most productive?

I prefer afternoons to other parts of the day. My other chores are up to date and I can focus on my art. Many days I lose track of time and work well into the evening.

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What new items are you currently working?

Colanders, garlic pots and bird feeders. I recently purchased a clay slab roller – a fun new device – and am looking forward to creating new platters and other functional items.

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Dream vacation? Where would you like to go and why.

We are heading to Iceland and Scotland in the fall. Both countries offer unique history, geographies, people and art.

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What music do you listen to when you are working?

I am fan of 70’s music as well as Blue Rodeo, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton , Jackson Browne and James Taylor. IMG_3254_2 IMG_3253_3

Favourite colour?

Green – the basis for much of my glaze works

Hobbies

I love to read, work in my gardens , kayak and play hockey.

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Getting to know Carol Taylor

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What time of day are you most productive? 

Early morning in the summer…love that time of day.

What are you currently working? 

Finishing a show for Moncton in December. Because of problems with my studio this is what will be on my work table.

What would you like people to know about you, your creative process or your work?

That I’ve worked hard at it for over 30 years.

In the next five years you would you like to accomplish. Dream big!

Finish my series of women with axes and start another series of landscapes that I keep thinking about….that get my studio together.

Dream vacation? Where would you like to go and why.

Going back to Florence Italy to see the art and just to simply walk the city again. I went in 2003 as part of an International Exhibition and was awarded a fifth prize in Mixed Media, the largest category!

What music do you listen to when you are working?

Well the CBC is on, other than that, I’m concentrating and really don’t hear anything but birds in the trees sometimes.

Favourite colour? Red/orange/blue/yellow./green/ etcetcetc

Web Site: www.caroltaylor,ca (the story of my trip to Italy is at the beginning…you need to scroll a long way….partly because an elderly friend, Polly (Bernice) McQuinn wanted to have something on the internet so I placed a story she wrote years ago on my website.)

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