Four Creston Valley artists featured on Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Web Lead

Micah and Jeremiah Wassink took over Pridham Studio from Micah’s parents

Four Creston Valley artists are opening their studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Columbia Basin Culture Tour. Wire Woman Studio, Celtic Fire Design, Pridham Studio and Bluemoon Pottery Studio are among 80 venues that will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pat Yarema’s Wire Woman Studio is located in West Creston, where she creates large oil paintings, three-dimensional pieces with wire and clay, and tile mosaics.

At Celtic Fire Design, Cherie Rensing offers handmade lampwork glass beads and jewellery, which she says have “become a dominant passion for my art and my spirit.” During the CBCT, she will host a short presentation on the ancient history of lampwork and demonstrate how a glass bead is made at 11:30 a.m., and 2 and 3:30 p.m. each day.

Micah and Jeremiah Wassink offer distinctive pottery at Pridham Studio in downtown Creston. They have owned the business since 2010, with Jeremiah as the potter and Micah the painter. Their pieces include mugs, bowls and vases, with designs inspired by the Kootenays — including the Big Orange Bridge for Nelson and the S.S. Moyie for Kaslo.

At Bluemoon Pottery Studio, Andrea Revoy creates one-of-a-kind sculptural and functional ceramics. Her work is whimsical and colourful, with a touch of humour, and is a mixture of thrown and hand-built with surfaces that are highly textured and enriched with bright colours and details — and range from circus chickens to porcelain and enamelled jewellery to carved mugs.

The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is self-directed and free of charge. For more information, including artist and venue profiles, and a downloadable map, visit www.cbculturetour.com.

Just Posted

Santa Claus will still be visiting the Creston Valley this year

Community support surrounding this inaugural event has been incredible

Semi drivers struggle with icy conditions

Creston RCMP responded to numerous calls involving tractor trailers going off the road or jackknifing in icy conditions after last week’s snow.

Smart men can solve problems

But wise men avoid them…

Town Council realized back in 2012 that the current fire hall was unacceptable.

Council did due diligence in the hiring of experts to do a design and needs analysis.

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

B.C. boy’s social media bid to get levidrome in the Oxford dictionary goes viral

‘It’s been five weeks and has totally blown up today.’

Whistler venues could see 2026 Olympic action

Calgary is looking to cut down on costs

Michael Buble announced as 2018 Juno host in Vancouver

Awards will celebrate Canadian talent in March

Most Read