WELCOME TO MEACHAM!
A number of respected artists live and work in the village of Meacham, including ceramicists and sculptors Charley Farrero and Anita Rocamora, and fibre artist June Jacobs, who also runs the Hand Wave Gallery, which showcases the work of about 60 artists.
Use the map below to get around and meet everyone.
June J. Jacobs
June’s studio practice involves honing her skills, challenging herself with works for international, national and provincial exhibitions and private commissions.
Her art work incorporates natural animal and plant fibres with natural and contemporary dye techniques. Construction techniques include applique, quilting, and machine sewing and surface embellishment of embroidery and beads. Her fibre work is inspired by the harsh and severe landscape with all the subtleties. It resonates in her forms, her colour palette and surface treatment. My signature would be “the organic nature of the work”. I also address societal and political issues such as environmental degradation, climate change, and human rights issues in my work.
June has been involved in Saskatchewan arts for over thirty-seven years as a fibre artist, Hand Wave gallery owner, educator, juror, and active arts organizations member
I was born in France and came to Canada (Montreal) in 1963. I moved to Saskatchewan I 1974 and became a Canadian Citizen in 1976.
In Regina, I was fortunate to work with Jack Sures in the Ceramics Department, and there met a passion for clay, art making, and lifelong friends. In 1976, Mel Bolen, Charley Farrero, Robert Oeuvrard and I, founded North Star Pottery, in an old church near Humboldt.
I developed as an artist over many years. My interest in nature, human interactions, and the shape of natural, organic forms, are fundamentals of my work, with often some humour thrown in. I divide my working practice between one of a kind sculptural vessels and experimental sculpture in clay and mixed media.
My studio, Modern Artefacts is located in Meacham SK.
Originally from Paris, France, Charley has worked as a ceramic artist since 1972. He studied Fine Arts in Regina SK, and currently lives and works as an artist in Meacham, Saskatchewan.
He has been President of the Canadian Craft Council.
He is the 2008 recipient of Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Award for Innovation in the arts. He has been nominated to the Bronfman Award.
He has been a juror, a curator, an invited artist, and teacher in the ceramics field.
He has had many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions and residencies in Canada, France, China, Chile, Mexico, Japan and USA.
The ceramic works of artists Bonnie Gilmour & Charley Farrero can be seen at Ceram Canada studios in Meacham.
The pottery showroom at 213 2nd Ave.
Available 2 kilns tours (max 6 persons each tour) on site 220 2nd Ave.
Ceram Canada – Facebook
Louisa Ferguson Contemporary Glass Studio
Louisa is a contemporary artist with a practice largely focused on glass. She graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s in fine arts, with distinction in theatre and uses her theatre background to inform her work.
Louisa studied glass painting with Williams and Byrne (England), glass casting with Shawna Firman (New Zealand), and pate-de-verre (Bullseye Glass, Portland).
In 2015, Louisa was awarded The Gale Steck Memorial Award for Excellence in Craft by an Emerging Artist, Dimensions 2015. She was a finalist for Niche Awards 2017 and was recently selected as a finalist in the prestigious International Toyama Glass Exhibition 2018.