Located at the historic Donald Schoolhouse, a pop-up event this weekend will feature a curated selection of artists and makers from the Highlands and neighbouring counties, welcoming a spectrum of mediums.
Organizer April Gates said the Aug. 4-5 event will feature fine jewellery artist Miranda Britton, fabric artist Jen Manuell, artist and writer Victoria Ward, OG Cucina, Woodsmoke and Lore, and Vintage and Blackbird Pottery. Wax linen jeweller Leslie Howchin of Moth Jewellery, will be joining the show, Saturday only.
Gates said 2023 marks Blackbird Pottery’s 9th anniversary at the Schoolhouse and 21st anniversary in Haliburton.
It’s fitting to welcome the public to the property, where historically, the community has gathered. When the Schoolhouse was decommissioned, it served as a church, then a community centre before becoming a home and workspace.”
She added, “we’re loving this grassroots rural market experience. It’s a gem of a destination for weekend road trippers and locals. Makers and patrons together weave new life into this storied property and we’d like to see that continue to grow.”
In the event of unstable weather, check ahead. Find updates by following Blackbird Pottery on Facebook and Instagram. To contact, visit blackbirdpottery.ca. The ‘Schoolhouse pop-up’ is Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 5843 Gelert Rd.
Textile artist, Jen Manuell, from Orillia. She is one of Blackbird Pottery’s seven guests. She is pictured with her hand-dyed woolen quilts.