Sue is an artist, a teacher and co/runs “Art at Hooper Studios” in Hampton, NB with her mother, Kathy who is also an artist. Sue Hooper is also a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and and has always been interested in the benefits of the healing power of nature and meditation. All of this experience and her spiritual journey deeply informs her art.
Whenever I open my studio door In some deep way I feel like I am walking into a place I wish I was more like. It is a clear, open, light place, quiet and full of possibilities. I love to be up there. Mostly I think I will have work on paper this year and some painting and clay pieces. I hope that you will be able to come and visit me on the Tour weekend!
All things textile have always been a fascination and a creative outlet for me. Colour, texture, and the manipulation of fibres are more than passions, they are a way of life. Hand dyed, handspun, handknit, handwoven items and yarns in luxurious fibres and vibrant colours. Demoing weaving and dyeing all weekend during the Tour.
Brent Rourke’s enthusiasm and education with wood began during school shop classes. He completed his formal studies as a Master Woodworker and now has more than 20 years experience in creating beautiful, functional, handcrafted quality wood products. Experience the Craftsmanship
For Helen painting is a celebration of life and how light and colour interact. The real joy is in the challenge and complexity and getting it right. She constantly strives to hold herself to the highest standards. Contemporary realism in watercolour and acrylics.
Anne’s appreciation of the outdoors is evident in her art work. Having fallen in love with the many beaches along the Bay of Fundy, she spends most weekends scouring the shores where she finds new inspiration and treasures every visit. Whimsical art from beach finds that is bound to put a smile on your face!
Joe and Pach
Our company name “TerraBijou” means “earthy jewelry”, using local pebbles and rocks from the Bay of Fundy as well as Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, Bronze and Gold. We also use findings from travels around the globe, which is our biggest hobby.We love to travel around the globe and get always lots of inspirations by other cultures. It shows also in always changing design
What is your favourite time of day to work – are you an early bird or a night hawk?
Joe and Gudi both like to work evening hours
What would your dream project be? If there were no restrictions with time or money, what would you create?
no idea for a dream project
What is the one tool of your trade you would not be able to do without?
Joe – would not like to miss his torch
Gudi – would not like to miss a ruler geometrical triangle
Tell us about that one special piece of work that you would never part with and why? (do you have a photo of it)
Joe’s special piece is his bracelet, the signature piece. It entered a student competition and received an award. You can see it on our website.
How do you recharge your creative juices?
Joe – running long distances
Gudi – adventurous traveling around the world
What would you do with a million dollars?
Joe & Gudi would travel more often around the world.
What are you reading right now?
Joe is reading ” Born to run by Christopher McDougall
Gudi – any biography, art books, travel books
What kind of music do you like to listen to when you are creating?
Joe – anything
Gudi – anything instrumental such as classic, Jazz etc.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Tea or coffee?
Joe – coffee any time
Gudi – one cup of coffee in the morning, later tea
Their generosity has helped support this year’s Kings County Studio Tour. Please thank them by stopping in and purchasing something at their place of business.
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