By Elaine Brewer-White
Creatives Uncorked!Jun 26, 2021
Rachelle Chinnery Hornby Island Potter
A great conversation with Hornby Island potter, Rachelle Chinnery. We discuss how she built her island life, her porcelain and photography work, and how it's inspired by the nature of the island. We discuss the choice to make a living in the arts and the challenges of being an entrepreneur.
Suzanne Northcott at her studio/shop Morph: ology
Finally, a face to face conversation -- with Suzanne Northcott in her studio/shop Morph: ology in Fort Langley. We talk about her exploration of re-re-purposing old textiles into unique fashion - army issued sleeping bag covers turned into jackets, lace tablecloths into beautiful blouses, and embellishing on old clothing with embroidered imagery. Suzanne talks about how she moved between different mediums, from painting to stitching, and how she fails to wrestle her muse to the ground!
Bruce Greenwood Episode #12!
A fabulous conversation with Canadian actor, Bruce Greenwood. He talks about events from his 30+ years in film, through his 70+ movies and tv shows. We also discuss his life long passion for music, his singing and songwriting, and performing with his new, yet to be named band!
Please note - we had some technical difficulties with the recording - zoom connections! For his patience, I sent Bruce a mug from my new pandemic pottery series "Fuckity Fuck Mugs"! A mug for a year when there's just nothing left to be said...!!! I know, I know...a shameless plug...but hey -- a girl's gotta make a liv'n!
(And this is the only reason that this episode is rated "Explicit"!!!
Christine Rio of Slate Jewelery
Episode #11, I am in conversation with Christine Rio - jewelery designer and dog lover! Her pug Ripley has a few things to say in this interview! We talk about her path to making one-of-a-kind jewelery pieces - from a Micheal's beading kit to Jewelery Art Shows in Milan and NYC!
Helen Donnelly, Clown artist, therapeutic clown and instructor
In this episode I am in conversation with Helen Donnelly, theatrical clown, therapeutic clown, and creative director of the non-profit Red Nose Remedy. We talk about how she found her clown personas, the difference in using clown for entertainment and for healing, and then also, her ordeal with living with stage 4 cancer. A longer podcast than usual - not a moment to be missed!
Meira Mathison, renowned potter, ocean lover, and past director of MISSA
Episode #9! I am in conversation with Meira Mathison - renowned potter, and for 20+ years managing director of Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. We talk about where she found her clay calling - from living on a sailboat to building a house and studio to accommodate her clay addiction. How she found her path through artist residencies, and how important it is for artists of all kinds to pursue inspiration through art centre facilities. In the last part of our conversation, Meira talks about her involvement with MISSA, how a small movement of artists offering a few classes at a remote location in Metchosin on Vancouver Island has grown into an international school of the arts catering to facility and students from all over the world.
Keith Johnstone! Conversation with British Canadian pioneer of improv, creator of Theatresports, playwright, and director.
It was an honor to speak with Keith Johnstone, pioneer of improvisational theatre, and creator of Theatresports. Keith describes his early life in Britain as a school teacher, his genius in inspiring the most difficult kids, then his work developing theatrical improvisation, where it was at the time, illegal! Keith eventually immigrates to Canada and initiates Canada's first improv company in Calgary, Theatresports.
Wendy Van Riesen, textile artist and fashion maker!
Veena Sood - Actor and improviser
Veena talks about her 30+ years performing on stage and in film, how being Indo Canadian has recently become an asset getting roles, and how improv from legend Keith Johnstone, shaped her career.
Peter Flanagan - Okanagan Pottery
*Bonus at the end of this episode -- our first Soap Opera Commercial -- for Juliet 925!
Zsuzsi Gartner, Novelist!
In this episode I am in conversation with Zsuzsi Gartner, we discuss her life as a writer, her debut novel The Beguiling, how she builds out story and develops characters, her attitudes on self publishing vs finding a publisher, and her ideas for her new novel - which actually evolve during our conversation!
Norman Foote, singer, songwriter, master puppeteer!
Lori Goldberg - Painter, teacher, nature's keeper...
Gordon White, actor, clown and professional funnyman!
*Bonus original Old Time radio Ad for Juliet 925 Jewellery.