Out of this world art

Extraterrestrial theme appears in Cedar Hill art show

The works of Lisa Samphire

Starfish Glassworks owner Lisa Samphire, together with Starfish alumni Jo Ludwig, exhibit both large and small decorative, as well as functional, glass at the main gallery in the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd.

Peggy Brackett, also a Starfish alumni, is chiming in with her well-received, well-made glass jewelry. Joining Samphire, Ludwig and Brackett are ceramists Sid Samphire, showing off his imaginative slab-built creations, and Adele Samphire, bringing her classic, functional work.

What is surprising about this show, perhaps merely the resultant imposition of a particular bent of mind, is a theme of things extraterrestrial.

The theme is most obvious in Ludwig’s deliberate reference to things alien. His Copper Moon and Blue Moon, with their Saturn-like rings and the spacy stands they sit on, as well as his Treasure Boxes, set the mood. This mood is carried by the out-of-this-world look and feel of the well known, glittering, precious little bowls he has built his reputation on.

Next to Lisa Samphire’s unorthodox christmas balls that conjure up distant, alien space craft hanging just above the horizon, some of Sid Samphire’s slab worked clay jugs, platters and vases provide the alien landscape.

Gently bringing everything back to earth is Adele Samphire’s wheel thrown, functional pottery.

This art exhibition and sale Gifts of Clay and Glass in 3 parts includes a preview, on until Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with only few tantalizing pieces from each artist. Part two is a gala evening, Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. with punch, nibblies, artists and additional exhibits. Part three includes the show-and-sell, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Just Posted

McClure house fire saw Victoria firefighters utilize drone for first time in live situation

Aerial device feeds intel to crews to help formulate firefighting action plans

Victoria beer leaguer turns heads as Joe Thornton doppleganger

Joe Thornton lookalike from Victoria makes it on NHL.com

Jazz songstress Ellen Doty brings her sweet sound to Hermann’s Jazz Club

March 27 concert in Victoria part of national CD release tour

Victoria says #NeverAgain in solidarity with March For Our Lives

Youth Political Commons invites public to rally against gun violence March 24 at legislature

Why are these Saanich lots still sitting vacant?

Mayfair Lanes lot still empty, 12 years later

Submariners come home after 197-day deployment

Tears and laughter filled the jetty where emotional friends and family welcomed the HMCS Submarine Chicoutimi

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Charges formally laid against Nanaimo city manager

City of Nanaimo CAO Tracy Renee Samra charged with fear of injury/damage by another person

Okanagan Falls winery showing international photo project

Liquidity Wines will be sole Canadian show of National Geographic’s Photo Ark

Lawyer for one suspect in beating of man with autism says he’s not guilty

Ronjot Singh Dhami will turn himself in, lawyer said

Liberals awarded $100,000 contract to man at centre of Facebook data controversy

Christopher Wylie says his voter-profiling company collected private information from 50 million Facebook users

Facebook’s Zuckerberg admits mistakes in privacy scandal

Zuckerberg admits to privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm, but no apology

UPDATE: Former B.C. city councillor sentenced nine months for sexual assault

Dave Murray, convicted this past fall, hired a private investigator to intrude on the victim’s life.

Online threat to U.S. high school traced to Canadian teen

A 14-year-old girl has been charged in connection with an online threat against a high school

Most Read