Original Handmade Arts & Crafts

September 24 & 25, 2022 • 10am - 4pm each day

Explore Our Back Roads

Nestled on the meandering roads of North Frontenac, you will find many Artists and Artisans who create beautiful works of art in different mediums. Adding to our little piece of paradise are the fall colours, alive and vibrant, their reflection dancing on the water of our many lakes.

We invite you to come and enjoy our ‘Back Roads Studio Tour’.

Sincerely yours,

The Artists and Artisans of North Frontenac


Artists & Artisans

Barnova Studios Art & Photographs - Gaile & Trevor Bethell

Studio 1

1004 Fosters Lane, Cloyne

Close-ups, especially of the flora of Ontario, as well as the photography of birds (mostly in the Everglades) and butterflies, are some of Trevor's passions. Gaile creates paintings that capture the rhythms and music found in the land she not only sees but also feels.

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Red Dragon Gallery and Gift Shop

Studio 2

1091 Ridge Lane, Ardoch

I have been painting watercolours for 30 years and teaching for over 24 years and began traditional stained glass work about 20 years ago. My work has evolved to include mosaic stained glass, sculptures, jewellery, painted fabric and garden art.

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Wendy Clement

Studio 2

Showing at 1091 Ridge Lane, Ardoch

I enjoy being creative and learning about and trying new arts and crafts – including most recently, fibre art. Over the past couple of years, I have learned how to make felt flowers, incorporating them into wreaths, signs and other decorative items.

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Homestead Studio Glass

Studio 3

5586 Ardoch Road, Ardoch

I am mostly self taught and enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques and improving my skills. I make lampwork beads by melting rods of glass at the torch and carefully winding the glass on to a mandrel to create beads. I also use my kiln to fuse glass.

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Farm House Stitching & Vintage Journals

Studio 4

6172 Road 506, Ardoch

My Vintage Journals are hand crafted from brand new materials & distressed, with various mediums, to take on a vintage look. My sewing involves a variety of quilted items, tote bags, cell phone pouches, wallets, cell/dog walking pouches, quilts and more.

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Stone Ridge Art Studio

Studio 5

6672 Hwy 506, Plevna

My passion for painting, photography, graphic design and sculpture overlap, and take me in new artistic directions. I will never settle on one style of art. I believe creativity flourishes if provided with room to explore and grow. I can’t wait to meet you on the tour!

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Free Spirit Creations

Studio 6

7263 Road 506, Plevna

I am a self taught Jeweller and Stone Cutter who has been doing one or the other for over forty years. My medium is both gold and silver creating and or repairing. Please take time to come and see my work. Looking forward to meeting you on the tour!

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Original Photography by Michelle Ross

Studio 6

Showing at 7263 Road 506, Plevna

Nature photography has been a passion of mine since the first day I photographed a beautiful sunflower. I love to capture the beauty of nature with my camera. My photographs are available as unique handmade greeting cards and also in various sizes of prints and collage posters.

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Bobby Morrison

Studio 6

Showing at 7263 Road 506, Plevna

From Kitchener Ont. retired and moved to Ardoch 2 years ago. I have been Woodburning and carving for about 25 years mainly caving driftwood when its available. I absolutely love what I do! I look forward to meeting you on the tour, come drive our back roads.

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Grindstone Pottery

Studio 7

Showing at 6598 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna

I enjoy creating unique and functional pottery in my studio on Grindstone Lake. I am constantly amazed at the beauty of nature around me and hope that some of my love for the outdoors comes through in my work.

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Art By The Baileys

Studio 7

Showing at 6598 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna

We use coloured pencils, pastels, and acrylic paints to create beautiful artwork. Our favourite subjects are pets, wildlife, family portraits, landscape scenes, and homes/cottages. Looking forward to seeing you on the tour!

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EJH Creations

Studio 8

9268 Road 509, Plevna

I have been crafting through out my life. You never know what I will have as I'm always working on something new. I do all types of needlework; sewing, quilting, knitting , crocheting and many other needle works.

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Linda Rush

Studio 8

Showing at 9268 Road 509, Plevna

I consider myself to be primarily a water-colourist, and I will always love painting in that medium. In recent years, however, I have done a great deal of work in acrylics, and am also beginning to incorporated collage and multimedia techniques into my work.

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The Nature Natives Art Gallery

Studio 9

6127 South Lavant Rd, Ompah

Nature Natives Art Gallery is a gallery with an old schoolhouse flair, complete with a working bell and original desk. Original creations displayed here include a wide variety of watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, photography and mandalas.

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Silent Valley Alpaca

Studio 10

1120 Donaldson Road, Ompah

Hanne loves to spend time working with alpaca fleeces. She is passionate about wet felting alpaca & has a number of cowls, scarves and mittens that she has designed & made from our alpacas’ fibre. Come and see all of our amazing Alpaca gift items.

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Ompah Naturals

Studio 10

Showing at 1120 Donaldson Road, Ompah

Maker of feel good eco sourced skin and hair products including sugar scrubs, human and dog soaps, shampoo bars, lotion bars, deodorants and shave soaps using naturally derived additives such as charcoal, calendula, camomile, poppyseed and lavender to name a few.

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Jenna Rose

Studio 11

1406 Gulley Rd, Mississippi Station

The Jenna Rose textile studio was founded by designer Jenna Fenwick in 2006. Located in the countryside of eastern Ontario, she creates her hand printed textiles using her surroundings and daily life as inspiration. Each illustration in created by hand.

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Back Forty Artisan and Cheese

Studio 11

1406 Gulley Rd, Mississippi Station

Back Forty’s cheeses have grown into a local favorite. Using traditional old world methods and 100% natural unpasteurized sheep's milk, each cheese is made by hand in very small batches and then carefully tended to and aged from two to nine months.

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Mariclaro Reclaimed

Studio 12

14259 Hwy 509, Snow Road Station

Mariclaro turns salvaged materials into unique bags and accessories giving repurposed goods a new role to play in life. Offering an array of unique bags and accessories, proudly handmade in our studio in Snow Road Station, Canada.

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Grab a Bite to Eat & Refuel

Our North Frontenac community has a number of options for you to refuel at while participating in the studio tour:

Back Forty Cheese

1406 Gulley Road, Mississippi Station

Cheese and Wood-fired Barbeque

Open Saturday 11-6 • Sunday 11-4

Shamrock Bakery

7263 Road 506, Plevna

Soups, Breakfast Wraps, Pastries & Coffee

Open Saturday 10-3 • Sunday 10-2

North of Seven Market and Restaurant

7325 Road 506, Plevna

Restaurant, Grocery and Gas

Restaurant Open Saturday 9-7 • Sunday 9-3

Palmerston Marina

9637 Highway 509, Ompah

Ice Cream, Coffee, Snacks & Gas

Open Saturday 9-5 • Sunday 10-4

St. Killian’s Church

5984 Ardoch Road, Ardoch

Grab n’ Go Chili and Bake Sale

Open Saturday 10-1 Only

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