Episode #9!  I am in conversation with Meira Mathison – renowned potter, and for 20+ years managing director of Metchosin Summer School of the Arts. We talk about where she found her clay calling – from living on a sailboat to building a house and studio to accommodate her clay addiction.  How she found her path through artist residencies, and how important it is for artists of all kinds to pursue inspiration through art centre facilities.  In the last part of our conversation, Meira talks about her involvement with MISSA, how a small movement of artists offering a few classes at a remote location in Metchosin on Vancouver Island has grown into an international school of the arts catering to facility and students from all over the world. Visit her website: meiramathison.com

It was an honor to speak with Keith Johnstone, pioneer of improvisational theatre, and creator of Theatresports. Keith describes his early life in Britain as a school teacher,  his genius in inspiring the most difficult kids, then his work developing theatrical improvisation, where it was at the time, illegal! Keith eventually immigrates to Canada and initiates Canada’s first improv company in Calgary, Theatresports. Visit his website: keithjohnstone.com

In episode #7 I have a conversation with textile artist and owner of Dahlia Drive, Wendy Van Riesen. She unpacks her journey from her career as an actor to creating one-of-a-kind fashion, using up-cycled materials, and working with First Nations artist Reg Davidson. Visit her website: dahliadrive.com

Veena talks about her 30+ years performing on stage and in film, how being Indo-Canadian has recently become an asset getting roles, and how improv from legend Keith Johnstone, shaped her career. Visit her website: veenasood.com

Episode #5! In this Episode I am in conversation with potter Peter Flanagan, from Peachland, B.C. We discuss his path to becoming a potter, his detour into a ‘real job’, how his pots are made from various materials from the Okanagan Valley, and his methods of creating his magnificent wall chargers!
*Bonus at the end of this episode — our first Soap Opera Commercial — for Juliet 925! Visit his website: 
okanaganpottery.com

In this episode I am in conversation with  Zsuzsi Gartner, we discuss her life as a writer, her debut novel The Beguiling, how she builds out the story and develops characters, her attitudes on self-publishing vs finding a publisher, and her ideas for her new novel – which actually evolve during our conversation! Visit her on Facebook

Norman Foote has lead an incredible life of creativity, from busking on the streets in Australia to creating a character for Expo 86, to touring the world with his music.  Juno award-winning, funny, and inspiring – he’s never far away from his guitar! Partway through the interview, I get to sit back with my glass of See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Gris and just listen!  Visit his website: normanfoote.com

Over a lovely glass of Intersection Merlot, Lori and I talk about her work as a painter, artist and teacher.  She describes what influenced her to study art, and how she supports herself as an artist, with different kinds arts-related jobs. Lori explains what inspires her to paint – how nature and upcycling have lead to various series, and how a red canoe painting was commissioned to take up an entire foyer!  She’s constantly curious and looking for her next idea. Visit her website: lorigoldberg.ca

Our inaugural episode features a conversation with Gordon White, actor, physical comedian and Cirque du Soleil clown.  Gordon muses on what made him laugh as a child, his progression in a career that’s taken him from stage to screen to Cirque du Soleil big top. He talks about how he builds a character and how he finds the funny! *Bonus original Old Time radio Ad for Juliet 925 Jewellery. Visit Gordon at his (soon-to-be-live) new website: gordonwhite.ca