Laurie Jones-Canta - LJC - Artisan
Laurie lives and works out of Coquitlam, British Columbia.
She is proud to be a member of the following groups:
The Club [101 Noons Creek, Port Moody]
Coquitlam City Centre Library [1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam]
Dogwood Centre [1655 Winslow Ave, Coquitlam] (March, July and November)
Poirier Library [575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam]
Port Moody City Hall [100 Newport Drive, Port Moody]
Laurie began carving 5 years ago, studying with Master Carver Al Phillips and Bill Skerret. She has taken courses at Lee Valley with Derek Darling & other professional instructors for carving and pyrography. As a working artist Laurie has produced private commissions and unique works of art from bark, cedar and bass wood. Bark pieces are gnarly, aged and range in all sizes and thickness. They are chosen for their intricate shapes that speak to how their fantasy might be revealed. Lighthouses, boathouses, woodland gnomes, castles, gothic spires and fantasy houses are Laurie's focus. Pieces are often mounted on recycled wood, bark or on painted canvas board.
“I grew up with the Friendly Giant television program and Sunday nights with the Walt Disney Family Show; this was the start of my interest in castles, jesters and miniatures. My home-based craft business in the 1990’s, “Jester Gift Ideas,” launched with children’s name plaques, shadow boxes of children's literature themes, court jesters, clay sculptures and more. My new Jester logo and updated branding reflects the whimsical, fantasy themes found in my carving work.”
For private commissions, please feel free to reach out to Laurie through the links below.
Photography by Bev Bogdanow
and Laurie Jones-Canta