Originally trained as a biochemical researcher (B.Sc.- University of Guelph), Rhonda Uppington pursued her desire to create by taking courses at Haliburton School of the Arts, where she learned the basics of relief and collagraph printmaking, mosaics, and ceramic tile making.
With a renovation completed in 2010 on her Newmarket century home, Rhonda is now making handmade ceramic tiles andvessels, mosaics, relief and collagraph prints, and wet-felted bead jewellery in her 3rd floor studio. She is inspired by the “minutiae in everyday life, the delicate details created by the hand of man or Mother Nature”. Her goal is to entice the viewer to pause for moment in their busy life to look at or touch her work, a record of impressions of the natural world.
Rhonda will discuss her experience with the FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association’s year- long mentorship with Michelle Mendlowitz that culminated in a gallery show at the McLaughlin Gallery. Rhonda will also do a short demo on toner transfers and hard slab techniques.