Four Creston Valley artists featured on Columbia Basin Culture Tour

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

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.

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