Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Birgit Piskor plant and Sculpture Sale

 Birgit Piskor will be having a plant sale ; April 28 and 29 from 10am - 3pm
offering many difficult to find perennials and grasses (over 1500 one
gallon plants).

Her sculpture gallery and studio will also be open with all
sculpture up to 60% off.

A bit about Birgit's garden:

Birgit Piskor's Garden is an internationally toured, award-winning garden in James
Bay. It has been featured in two issues of Fine Gardening magazine,
the Sunset Western Landscaping gallery section as well as appearing in
several other gardening books. The documentary program, Recreating
Eden, filmed an episode here in season 5.

This year her garden and sculpture will be featured in the August edition of the esteemed magazine, Garden's
Illustrated.This is your chance to get a sneak preview and buy some of Birgit's amazing plant material.

Here are a few of Birgit's  'must haves'

Molinia 'Edith Dudszus'

Cephalaria gigantea

Veronicastrum 'Fascination'

Sidalcea 'My Love'

Verbena hastata

Plant and Sculpture Sale
April 28 and 29, 10am to 3pm
1500 one gallon difficult to find perennials and grasses.

Sculpture up to 60% off
570 Niagara Street - that's at the corner of Niagara and South Turner, plant sale is in the back so come down the South Turner side of the property not to the front door.

Check our Birgit's  website



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Inspire the Way you Live with Stunning Canvas Art

Urban Oasis is now carrying outdoor photographs on canvas from Rattan la Difference. Drop by the store to check out how beautiful they are. It's the perfect way to turn a bare spot into a feature.
Now you can enjoy the view of a spectacular ocean panorama, magnificent mountains or the charming beauty of the Tuscan countryside; vibrant images from the world's greatest photographers.

Decorate your home or office both inside and out with breathtaking images capturing nature's beauty. Whether tranquil or exotic, our giclee on canvas photographs have been reproduced with exquisite detail and quality.
We are proud to offer these for both INDOOR and OUTDOOR use, a vast selection of images of nature and world architecture.

Backed by the manufacturer's two year warranty, our outdoor images are stretched and gallery wrapped on a 1½" all weather polyvinyl stretcher bars, coated with UV protectors that prevent fading and are tested to withstand sun, rain and snow for years to come.

Why not embellish your empty outside walls, deck, spa or garden with beautiful and durable images that will inspire you every time.
To view the entire collection scroll to the link at the bottom of the page.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mayne Island Glass Foundry

This week I would like to feature local glass artist Mark Lauchner, whose art I carry at Urban Oasis.

The Glass Blowing Studio of Mark Lauckner


small scale glass-recycling business

The Mayne Island Glass Foundry is dedicated to
the process of making environmentally friendly glass art and
designing super energy-efficient studio glass equipment.

I love the slugs best, I tell customers they are guard slugs, like scare crows to ward of other slug thugs in your garden-hood. I think I am funny?

The starfish are popular


He also makes an assortment of bowls, seahorses, and other treasures.

check out Mark's website to see how he creates his pieces

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Molten Spirit Glass Studio

Glass Studio Roberts Creek
Chris Motloch's Studio in the Woods

Chris creates one-of-a-kind blown glass pieces, including platters, bowls, vases, chalices, witch balls, pumpkins, hummingbird feeders, ornaments, glass jellyfish, and paperweights.

He also enjoys making commissioned work such as custom light shades, sculptural pieces, wall displays, and garden art.

Chris Motloch started out as an apprentice in 1998 in a large glass blowing studio in Vancouver. There he gained a foundation in factory-based production glass blowing skills.

Chris has studied and assisted at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington and he is a regular contributor to the annual Pilchuck Auction.
Chris has also received scholarships to attend Red Deer College’s Hot Glass Program, in Alberta.

Through these studies and from assisting other glass artists, Chris has gathered fine art skills and techniques to add to his personal work.

Chris founded Molten Spirit Glass Studio in 2005 and works mostly alone to create his unique production, personal and commissioned works.

Show Room Address: (Please call for Appointment)
885 Byng Road
Roberts Creek, British Columbia

Telephone: 1.604.886.0357

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Little and Lewis

It was only a matter of time before I had to include a link to the web site of Little and Lewis. If you haven't heard of their work you are in for a real treat. Many will recognise the Gunnera leaf sculptures, even if you don't know who made them famous.
I saw these sculptures a number of years ago, and absolutely loved them. Oh the whimsy!!!, they are just too much fun.

I am finally getting around to posting them after coming across a great how to book, and web-site for making concrete Art in the Garden. I was very impressed with this site, inspired even as I too have been meaning to try a leaf casting.
There are lots of great tips for concrete garden art, and some links like the one to the Little and Lewis page that inspired me to post this.