Mealy Mountain Gallery
Posted 23 July 2018, 2:50 pm ADT
Smoke fired bowl (larger version)
Annual Fire Pit Day with Mealy Mountain Gallery and Big Land Pottery, August 4. Drop by the Gallery to pick out the pot you want to decorate and fire. Gather at the Kayak Shack at 9:30 am on the 4th bring your junk of wood to add to the fire. We hope to have the pots in the fire and the flame going by 11 am .
The fire will be fed until 2 pm and then left to smoke until 7 pm when we will be at the pit to remove the tin coverings and take the pots from the ashes.
This year there is a prize for...
Posted 09 July 2017, 11:44 am ADT
Parka People with Cookie Lethbridge (larger version)
The Big Land Pottery with Cookie Lethbridge has added a special workshop this year. On July 18 she will be at Mealy Mountain Gallery in Cartwright with her clay to teach a workshop, "Making Parka People". Workshops with Cookie are always exciting.

Check out her Facebook page to see pictures of her creations. Use Facebook to inbox me, Peyton Barrett or Facebook Mealy Mountain Gallery to register.

The workshop starts at 6 pm, register now and be at the Gallery by 5:30 to gather your supplies.
The cost of this workshop is $45. All materials included.
Posted 20 June 2017, 4:25 pm ADT
Screen Printed on Cotton Duck (larger version)
Each week we profile a product or an artist in the Gallery. We also have a prize for a lucky customer. Last week we were showcasing our hand crafted bags. On Sunday Nita came to shop and picked the lucky winner.....It was Eric Pardy. Eric won the beautiful cotton duck, screen printed bag.
Posted 11 June 2017, 7:07 pm ADT
Mealy Mountain Gallery 2017 (larger version)
June 12, 1 pm. Drop in and visit us at the Gallery. We have new jewellery, some new pictures, carvings. Ask to take a peek at the Labrador Quilt by Paula Summers.

Do you need a special gift for the teacher? Visit us at the Gallery, pick up the gift and have it gift wrapped ready to go.
Posted 28 May 2017, 6:27 pm ADT
Carvings by well known Mi'kmaq artist, Clyde Drew, St. Alban's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The beauty and powerful imagery of his work comes from the songs and stories of his people which he learned from childhood in his home town of Conne River. He began carving in his mid 30s first using wood, chain saw and chisel. Later he switched to moose and caribou antlers and whalebone. What started as a hobby turned into a lifelong passion and livelihood.

Clyde creates a three dimensional world of...
Posted 16 May 2017, 8:12 pm ADT
Inuit Tattoo images on an ulu (larger version)
Inuit Women Tattoos

Down through the ages Inuit women have been adorning their body with tattoos. Over the last century the Inuit Women of Labrador have lost most of this tradition. There have been some evidence of the women still tattooing along the coast in the early 1800. There has been no later documentation.

Today some of the imagery for the tattoos are showing up in embroidery patterns. I had been introduced to it a few years ago when I was in Greenland and the Eastern Nunavut...
Posted 06 August 2015, 1:28 pm ADT
Pendant and earrings - Labrador Sea Series (larger version)
Summer is almost over, in fact in Cartwright on some days, it feels like as if we have embarked upon an early fall.

The Gallery has been very active despite the rain, drizzle, fog, thunder, lightning and cold. The new propane fireplace is almost ready to turn on, we have 2 new part-time workers, Doreen and Lynn. All is well.

There have been very few new products in the past 2 weeks, I ave been too busy to get to the studio but I will be posting some pictures of those designed for the start of this season and showing in the Gallery.
Posted 14 October 2014, 6:39 pm ADT
Kangaamiut, Greenland and the Nanook in the Nachvak Fjord, Labrador (larger version)
The scenery was amazing. I just have to post these couple of pictures taken by Photographer, Julie Knox. Julie was my roommate on board the ship as well as a staff person with Adventure Canada in Toronto. You will see some of her pictures on my face book page
Posted 14 October 2014, 4:09 pm ADT
Ice Fields in Greenland (larger version)
A fantastic trip. There were icebergs, polar bears, whales, sea birds, crafts, great presentations and friends. One of my jobs was to help some of the guests create a silk hanging and others, copper wall hanging.
Posted 27 August 2014, 7:59 am ADT
Clay pots fired in an outdoor fire pit (larger version)
Each summer Cookie Lethbridge returns to her roots in Labrador and brings clay pots that she makes in her home studio. We gather at Mealy Mountain Gallery, decorate the pots with leaves, flowers, paint, jelly beans, whatever we find, and wrap them in paper, gently place them in the fire pit, cover with sawdust, old wood and boughs. We try to have the fire lit by 11am and this year we didn't wait 24 hours to take the pots out of the pit. This year we removed our masterpieces by 7 pm. After scrubbing, admiring, and photographing we went home happy.

Did I mention food? Well, any gathering here means we have to eat. Cookie supplied us with some of her home baked tarts and pies and there was very little left for her to take home to share with Mike.
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