Who knew concrete, fibre, sand and peat moss could come together to create beautiful artwork?
Lynn Durtnall was trying to think of something she could make for her mother when she went online and saw artwork that included concrete. As the former owner of a concrete business it captured her attention. She was soon making a variety of items and calling her business Uniquely Unique Vessels.
“No two will ever be alike,” she said. “I come up with new ideas every day. Some are painted, some are stained; I’ve done some in red, gold and bronze for Christmas.”
She’s also expanded to make things like unusual clocks.
Durtnall and abstract painter Matt Bailey, are joining forces to stage an art show and sale, and help raise funds for the Colchester Food Bank Dec. 1 and 2. Ten per cent of each sale will go to the charity.
New and gently used blankets can also be dropped off for the Spread the Warmth program, with blankets being distributed through the food bank to those in need. Blankets can also be taken directly to the food bank at any time.
Those attending the art show will have the opportunity to see some special guest art pieces.
The show and sale runs Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. and Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ginger House, 676 Prince Street.
“I think it’s a perfect spot for an art show, because it’s an art form, as well as a heritage building,” said show coordinator Catherine Atkinson. “I’m really looking forward to this.”