A Twist of Metal

Rob & Sue Thomas

A Twist of Metal is home to one-of-a-kind metal creations. Specializing in outdoor art and sculpture, each piece is designed, fabricated and welded by Canadian artist Rob Thomas. An ideal way to add beauty and creativity to any garden, metal art is long lasting bringing a unique impression to your outdoor space. Customize your space with one of our many diverse sculptures or any combination of our ever-changing designs.

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Artified Living

Cecilia Troy is a local mixed media artist and avid gardener, located in Stittsville Ontario. She uses salvaged and locally resourced metal objects to construct large structural pieces for your yard or garden. Her current collection has been fabricated with vintage wagon wheel rims, antique cast iron floor grates and rusty farm equipment.  In creating her unique pieces she follows tthe principles of reuse, repurpose and recycle.

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Chris Van Zanten Glass Art

Chris Van Zanten

Chris Van Zanten is a multi-disciplined Glass Artist who started his formal art education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the mid 70’s. The past 16 years have been focused on Art Glass, primarily architectural glass and hot glass. He has undertaken architectural glass commissions for a broad range of clientele in Canada and the U.S. Chris began his hot glass exploration in Corning, N.Y. in 1996. While there, he studied at several studios with various artists. This eventually led to the deeper involvement and exploration found in today's work. One of Chris's fabulous pieces was commisioned to celebrate the 30 th anniversary of Whitehouse Perennials. Chris's work is available at the nursery throughout the garden season.

Studio:  2828 Concession Road 10 N., Pakenham, ON

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Cindy Laneville

Cindy is a stained glass mosaic artist who uses the beautiful colours, and textures of glass to create her own style of mosaic art .Her unique creations are “one-off”. Each one is different and often includes repurposed objects that find a new life incorporated into a colouful piece of art for your home or garden.

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Karen Kurtzrock of Klay Kreations

Karen Kurtzrock of Klay Kreations is an Ottawa based ceramic artist. She works in stoneware clay making unique objects for the home and garden. A favourite technique she uses is "monoprinting" where an image is transferred from paper to clay. This allows her to create distinctive imagery. Karen draws her inspiration from many sources making for a highly individual and eclectic style.

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Kokopelli Custom Woodworking

Frank Sammut

Frank Sammut gets his inspiration from the natural environment surrounding his home near Maberly, Ontario. Starting with trees he finds locally, Frank handcrafts each piece individually. Live-edge, hand made custom furniture and built-ins are his specialty. Give Frank your idea and he can make it a reality. Fine Woodworking and custom wood design without the use of any patterns.

264 Little Silver Lake Rd, Maberley, On K0H 2B0

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Stephane Lavallee

Fun, colourful and perfect for any garden! These delightful houses, framed in cedar wood that fell naturally from the forest, are decorated using old copper wire for the flowers and chimneys. Each little house is one of a kind and sits on a beaver stick for the garden.

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Logan's Stone Forge and Ironworks

Colin Logan

Logan's Stone Forge & Ironworks adds class, elegance - and even fun - to your home and garden. Each piece is handcrafted by Norfolk County artist Colin Logan. His pieces will always get you smiling and, as Colin will tell you, "We don't name them; it makes it too hard to let go.”

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Murkay Creations

Murkay Creations is the collaboration of Sandra Allen and Kevin Wilson, both artists who work primarily with glass. They use two  techniques for working glass. In flameworking they make components and beads from glass rods by melting and shaping the glass with a torch. The other technique is fusing where panels of glass are cut, shaped and melted together in a kiln.  In the past they have focused on creating indoor art like wall hangings and jewelry. Recently they have developed a line of garden art which will be featured for the first time at this year's show.

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My Recycled Dreams

Caprize Segall of "My Rcycled Dreams" is a bird house artist. Her whimsical  houses are functional, colourful and one of a kind works of art. Give a family of birds a comfy home and treat yourself to a beautiful piece of garden art. 

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Peace of Mind Creations

David Card

Inspired by the natural components of wood, Dave Card sees his art as a collaboration with nature and with each of his creations he seeks to reflect the colour and form of the wood in faces and figures you won’t soon forget. David’s wood sculptures also attest to his sardonic sense of humour, and his sensitive view of the human condition. “If you are laughing, crying, thinking, or even a little disturbed, it’s all good! If I have gotten your attention, I have succeeded!” Dave's work is on display throughout the garden season at the nursery.

 Studio: 10 Sugar Bush Hill Rd, Portland, On K0G1V0

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Portshell Crafts

Morley and Marilyn Labelle are the artists behind the whimsical yet functional handcrafted bird houses and feeders of Portshell Crafts. Morley has had a life long love for wood working and making birdhouses and feeders is his favourite pastime. Marilyn chooses all the colour combinations. Their work is available at the nursery throughout the garden season.

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Raymond Warren

Raymond Warren

Swinging from a tree, lounging on a favourite little branch or just playing around, Raymond’s whimsical wood-fired ceramic sculptures are the perfect piece of art for a spot in your garden, around a pond or even in your home.

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Rue Royale

Douglas MacDonald

Inspired by decorative stonework that adorns heritage and historic buildings , Douglas MacDonald - formerly a commercial photographer - has been sculpting and casting a myriad of gargoyles, grotesques, and green men for over 25 years. With a keen eye for today’s gardens, Douglas has adapted this ancient stone art to a new medium that is fun and affordable for anyone.

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Rusty Girl

Clare Scott-Taggart

Rusty Girl Metal Studio is a small welding and fabrication shop specializing in custom furniture and architectural elements, a product line of garden accessories, and sculpture. From the delicate to the bold, from bird baths to peony rings, Clare’s creations are certain to add beauty to any garden.

Rusty Girl's creations will be available at the nursery from May to September 


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Shelly Amor

Shelly Amor is a  painter who also makes exterior, weatherproof wall hangings.  These are created to  be hung on fences or walls  to block unsightly views, create privacy or just add colour to a dark corner of the garden.  They can be left up throughout the winter or rolled and put away in the fall.

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Simply Devine

Mary Lou Devine creates beautiful and whimsical fabric sculptures using paverpol, a unique aproduct that is used to harden fabric and paper. The sculptures can live outside in your garden, hang from a tree  or even sit on your coffee table. 

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Tuscany Concrete by Design

Ted and Sherry Oosterlaken

Using what nature provides, combined with images of wildlife, birds and landscapes, our designs capture nature in concrete. All of our table bases are made from live edge cedar adding to the natural look of each piece. By putting concrete on the pedestal, you can add art to your home or cottage in a truly functional manner.

Studio: Marmora, Ontario

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Twisted Tee Garden Sculptures

Jane Christie creates one of a kind garden sculptures to make you smile, and to add whimsy to your garden space or home. Using an array of recycled and natural materials gives Jane a fun and fanciful way of looking at reuseable treasures. One of her main sources is old tee shirts! With a little imagination and a bit of muscle, anything is possible. Sculptures can stay outside throughout the seasons or they can brighten up your indoor space. 

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Walden Three Studio Jack Steklenburg

Since 2005 Jack Stekelenburg has been creating one of a kind, abstract metal sculptures.  Following in the footsteps of his philosophical and artistic mentors, he creates art as an unconscious, unscripted, wordless act of emotional expression.  Sometimes his work is representational but most often not."

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Wood Resin and Glass Boutique

Glass, Wood, Resin is an Ottawa based husband and wife team specializing in creating one-of-a-kind garden sculptures made from wood, epoxy resin and glass. Their work is weatherproof so you can display their sculptures year-round to add interest and flashes of sparkle. Most of the wood is locally sourced and the glass is reclaimed. 

The artists create these  handmade products with the belief that anything they manipulate should always amplify the beauty of nature’s gift to us.

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