Moved by the Spirit

The Garden Way of the Cross

Event: The Last Supper, Crucifixion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus

Artist: Louise Tessier, Regina, Saskatchewan; Larry Tessier (wood frames)

Original design set of 15 ceramic art tiles: hand carved linoleum stamp impression in clay; kiln fired; hand painted; hand made set of 15 tapered lap joint Fijian mahogany frames in Mission style

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Artist Biography

Combining her passions for the written word, botanical themes, carving, stamping and working with clay, Louise (Hudec) Tessier finds great satisfaction in creating her original design clary art tiles and linoleum prints. Once a design is created, it is transferred to a linoleum block, carved and used as a stamp which can be impressed onto paper or clay slabes. The complete process brings together the disciplines of graphic arts, printmaking and ceramics... resulting in an innovative surface treatment to each "Garden Rhymes" piece.

Louise was born and raised in Leader, Saskatchewan and she received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan (with areas of concentration in art and music). Upon completing university, Louise taught elementary school in Sakatoon, and she has made Regina her home for the past 26 years.

Inspired by music, poetry and gardens, Louise loves to use her hands: from creating designs to molding clay, from stamping onto clay, fabric and paper to marketing her products and in recent years, adapting her designs to her new passion – rug hooking, Louise creates, carves and colors to her heart's content!


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