NL’s Always Artful Janet Peter

Posted: December 11, 2017

One of the first stops we made when we launched SEA AND BE SCENE
back in 2010 was the The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador's Devon House in St.John's,NL (feature).

Imagine a beautiful brick building that's bursting at the seams with all sorts of incredible creations - in every possible medium - made all over the province. It was then, and continues to be, a true MUST DO when you're in St.John's.

Well, it was during that first visit that we discovered the wonderful work of artisan Janet Peter.

It was her marvelous paper maché lamps that first caught our attention and then... the wide assortment of her marching mummer ornaments.

"I made my first mummer ornament back in 1998 after being inspired by the stories my friends would tell me of this Newfoundland tradition" Janet told us.

"Since then, I have done plenty of research on mummering in Newfoundland, along with its origins in the UK."

FYI - The 2017 Mummers Festival continue through to Thursday, December 14, 2017. For details click here

While Janet hails from Welland, Ontario - it's fair to say she fell in love with the creative capital from the start - a true kindred spirit of the finest kind.

"There is a distinctive culture here in St.John's that permeates everything - I was inspired by that when I first came to visit and continue to be so to this day."

All of Janet's pieces are individually handcrafted using as much recycled material as possible.  She also creates one of a kind mixed media dolls, wall hangings and sculpture.

"As my creations evolve, they still maintain my unique style and continue to be inspired by the vibrant culture and rugged surroundings of this beautiful province."

We're so glad to be able to celebrate Janet's creations here on SEA AND BE SCENE and happier still that we're able to give a way one of her lovely paper maché mummer ornaments in our Countdown to Christmas Contest (pictured above - see the contest details below). SABS

You can find Janet Peter's work in Bogside Gallery - Halifax, NS, The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador - St. John’s, NL, Heritage Shops; Java Jacks; Newfoundland Emporium; O’Briens Whale Tours; Cupids Interpretation Centre; Newfoundland Emporium

To catch up with Janet Peter on line click here and follow her on Twitter @jlpeter37

We're giving away this handcrafted Mummer Ornament created by NL Artist Janet Peter in our Countdown to Christmas Contest.

Click on the picture below to see how YOU can get in on the winning!

 

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