Canada Summer Jobs

With assistance from the Canada Summer Jobs Program, Norton’s Cove Studio is now accepting applications for one position:


Studio Assistant


This position is for 7 weeks at 30 hours/week, $10/hour + vacation pay.  During the period of employment, the student will receive free art classes/workshops and an employee discount.  Bonus pay may be applicable for exceptional service.


The student will be involved in all daily studio activities:

  • assisting with printing copper etching and lino-cut relief prints
  • cutomer service
  • special events
  • art classes and workshops
  • regular studio maintenance
  • giving tours of historic structure
  • assisting with printing copper etching and lino-cut relief prints
  • cutomer service
  • special events
  • art classes and workshops
  • regular studio maintenance
  • giving tours of historic structure
  • assisting with printing copper etching and lino-cut relief prints
  • cutomer service
  • special events
  • art classes and workshops
  • regular studio maintenance
  • giving tours of historic structure
  • Students of an art program such as Textile Studies, Fine Arts, Art Education, etc., will be preferred.
    From Service Canada…
     To be eligible to participate in Canada Summer Jobs, individuals must: 
  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act6; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
    Resumes with a cover letter stating the reasons you would like to work at Norton’s Cove Studio are being accepted until June 14th… 
  • in person at the studio
  • by email nortonscovestudio@nf.aibn.com
  • by fax 709-536-5795 or 
  • by regular mail: P. O. Box 223   Wesleyville, NL   A0G 4R0   

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Christmas Tea & Sale

I’m getting my things ready to bring to this event in St. John’s this coming weekend.  I’ll be bringing the  following pieces with me- if there’s anything else on the website that you’d like to get a closer look at, let me know, and I’ll bring it along.
Dogberry Branch
Newfoundland

He Loves Me

Minke Whales

And snowflakes!  A collaboration between myself & potter Alexis Templeton.

SALE!!!

These items are also available through email sales: Just send me a note with which items you’d like to have, and I can package it up and put it in the mail for you.  I can process your Visa or MasterCard over the phone.

Crochet snowflakes were $2, now $0.75 each: just 2 left!
Also (not shown) crochet wreaths and cats by Spindrift were $4.50 each, now $1.13
Originally $36, this necklace is now SOLD
Lelli Unique Wire Jewellery was from $14 – $84, now SOLD
Artsea Jewellery’s Stretchy Rings are now SOLD OUT
Fish and Brewis clay bun warmers are now SOLD
Recipe books now SOLD OUT
Dark Tickle Jam gift sets now SOLD OUT 
Tinned Salt Fish now SOLD OUT
Cream and Sugar Set now SOLD
Teas, Maple Berry Syrups (sold out) , were from $3 to $7.90, now $0.75 to $1.98
These items are non-taxable
Mugs SOLD | Small bowl SOLD
Raku Clay Magnets were $8 now $2 each: ONLY SEA URCHINS REMAIN
Books all 75% off original prices: were from $5-34.95, now $2.50 – $17.48
TITLES REMAINING: NL BOOK OF MUSTS | FLIGHT | WHALES & DOLPHINS OF NL | PUNISHING UGLY CHILDREN | THE DEVIL YOU DON’T KNOW | WERE 13.95 – 19.95, NOW 3.49 – 4.99
CDs and DVDs were$12.99 – $35, now $3.25 – 8.75
Candles were $5-$7.50, now SOLD
Hockey Socks from Spindrift were $26, now SOLD
Hat was $32, now $8 | Green Sprout Vamps were $26, now SOLD
Xmas Stocking was $23, now SOLD
Perfectly Pure Bath Products were from $5 to $20, now from SOLD OUT
Elfshot Jewellery: The only product left in this display case now is  the hafted beothic arrow necklaces, which were $35 each, now just $8.75
Updated 6 MARCH 2012

Pinchard’s Island, Bonavista Bay

Jack waiting for our ride back to the mainland…

Why do I live where I do?  Lots of tourists ask me this, wondering what would make an artist settle down in a place with seemingly no other artists around, in the middle of nowhere.

It’s because this is my hometown.  My son is the eighth generation of my family to live here in this part of Bonavista Bay.  The first generation, William Davis, settled Pinchard’s Island from Ringwood, England.  That’s my paternal g-g-g-g-grandfather.  My mom’s family is so closely associated with the same little island that she was six years old when her mom & dad floated their house across to Newtown at Joey Smallwood’s insistence. 

My husband’s hometown too.  His family roots come from Pool’s Island, Swain’s Island, and Greenspond, all short boat rides away from our home and studio in Brookfield.

Now if anyone can explain to me why I care about these things, and feel pulled by this place, while most of my close relatives don’t feel the same connection, I would be grateful for the psycho-analysis!

Icebergs in June: Day Four



Available at the Job Kean Shop
for $19.95 + GST

 Iceberg count on Day Four: zero. 

“Blue Ice is an illustrated biography based on the extraordinary diary of the late artist George A. Noseworthy. In 1970 he boarded the 253-foot “Chesley A. Crosbie” out of St. John’s, NL., bound for the ice-fields and the annual seal hunt off Northern Labrador and Newfoundland. Until this time, he was the only artist who had actually gone to “the front.”

Blue Ice dramatically records Noseworthy’s time in the wild. As he was portraying the life of the courageous sealers through his art, he was also recording the daily hunt in his journal.

Blue Ice is the true account of George Noseworthy’s passion for adventure – and the men of Newfoundland’s sealing industry whose bravery he immortalized in his art. ” ~Creative Publishing