Ceramics, Stained Glass, Paintings
1980 ~ 2020
By Margriet Van Erp Artist and designer
A retrospect of life as
an artist and designer
Margriet Van Erp
Greetings to old friends, new visitors,
fellow artisans, painters, creatives and crafty types !
Yes, after years of my various"brick and mortar"places for
work, play, show and sale of my artwork and design,
it's time for an UPDATE.
So our newly renovated SeeView Gallery is on-line space.
Here the Gallery is Always Open.
With various rooms to visit, it becomes
a digital Artspace to Browse, See, Envision...
re-member with your own creative self.
In the Legacy Gallery you will see a permanent show of a small selection my of art and fine craft over these past 4 decades. Most pieces are long gone, enjoyed in homes and places around Ontario and further abroad. Some remain in my personal collection, some are available here at the SeeView on-line ArtShop
Come for a stroll and tour through the eyes of my Art-Spirit as a maker soul. Go around, then come again, anytime.
Be encouraged, enjoy innerAction with your art self!
Margriet Van Erp has been an artist and designer for over 25 years. Since 2003 lives with husband Ted in Kincardine on Lake Huron. there maintains theSeeView Artstudio. "Truly this is a spiritual place of creativity”. Still working in glass, illustrations and oil painting, she finds inspiration for her unique artwork in area landscapes, trees, forests and lakeviews from the SeeView in Downtown Kincardine.
The Head Leaves, swirling and twirling, making wishes.
Heads back, having seen the leaves and the Spirit on the Wind.
MVE Ceramic Art
* Pottery * Slip Casting * Low Relief Sculpture
Since 2003 here at SeeView Gallery and Art Studio for Clay and Glass.
At the SeeView pottery studio were 4 wheels and a kiln, clay supplies and glazes for my clay design and production. We hosted classes -- adults, kids, year round.
By 2011 the SeeView Studio and Gallery was settled in the South Gallery
with workspace for my Clay and Glass, and a Gallery along side.
It was a wonderful place of creativity, joy and friendship with fellow artists and artisan of Kincardine, and many regular local customers and tourists from near and far.
May you enjoy this digital tour through a selection of my styles and designs in ceramic art over these many decades. I no longer make art with clay but cherish my long love of clay and journey it allowed me through these many decades.
May my varied clay journey encourage your love of pottery and lead you to be purchaser
of hand made pottery and perhaps a maker too !
In 1980 Margriet fell in love with ceramics and pottery through visits to numerous Toronto Art Shows and Galleries, and treasured books about Potters and Ceramics through to ancient times.
She began 3 years of classes with renowned Toronto potter John Jarvis at his studio in the
Dufferin and King St. area. There, the world of CLAY was fired open for me forever!
From then onward it was a journey in clay of mind body and soul. Here is a review of my years as a clay artisan through my various styles and designs along the way.
My first studio with kiln and wheel was in 1981 in the basement of our Toronto home. This moved to my Stormy Weather Pottery Studio in Point Clark in 1985, back in 1996 to our next home in Toronto, ... to eventually our new place of creativity
the SeeView Gallery in Kincardine 2003.
My work with clay continued to delight and inspire my creativity. For these many years, alongside with designs in Art Glass, I showed and sold Clay and ArtGlass designs through numerous Ontario annual fine craft shows, 11 years at the Toronto One-of-a-Kind Show, 7 years Toronto Beach Studio Tour.
CERAMIC ART and DESIGN by Margriet Van Erp
a journey in mind body and soul.
This section of the Legacy Gallery reviews my 35 years as a ceramic artist.
POTTERY. stoneware and porcelain. 1980 - 1985
Handbuilt Vessels and Wheel Work. Containers, Vases, Goblets.
SLIP CAST CERAMICS. white earthenware slip into plaster molds 1986 - 1989
cast from MVE original Master Series of Serving Dishes, Vases.
Ceramic Art Decor
SLIP-TRAIL CASTING CLAY. White earthenware slip, porcelain slip,
into various flat plaster casting bats. 1987 - 2015
the MVE "Stormy Weather" Series. Slip Cast and Hand built. Wall Tiles, Vessels, Branch Vases.
featuring designs of Forests, Trees, Birch Trunks. Stormy Lake, Beach Grasses,
LOW RELIEF SCULPTURE Stoneware and Earthenware, Clay Slabs. 1996 - 2015
Slab-rolled Clay pressed into molds of the MVE Original 17 Faces. Hand-built in low relief leafy sculpture.
"The Head Leaves" Series of unique Vessels, Bowls, Trays and Head Designs
MVE designs Art Glass
overlay lead and stained glass art film
Margriet studied in Toronto at Ontario College of Art, in fine art and crafts, graduating in 87 with primary study in ceramics design and slip casting, and stained glass with traditional lead cane and copperfoil.
Her art focus began in 1980 with pottery and ceramics which continued well into 2015. However, in 1990, Margriet with a partner purchased SGO Designer Glass, a global glass franchise for design and production of custom architectural stained glass.
Our franchise area was the region of Waterloo Wellington, from 1990 to 97 our glass showroom was in Kitchener, with extensive custom glass commissions in the Tri City area. We designed and manufactured designer glass for homes, business and churches using stained glass with overlays of lead and mylar window films.....( seeMVE Custom Glass Gallery )
In 1997 Margriet began her original artglass series of Forests, Trees, Birch Trunks and Bevelled Floral.
This new look in stained glass was a very unique, creative and painterly, and the artglass design achieved by using overlay lead and art film on stained glass. In 1997 Margriet moved the SGO Designer Glass to her Toronto home and Studio. Alongside her Ceramic Art she sold through the fine art and craft galleries and shows, continuing with custom architectural glasswork.
See the Art Shop by LINK for the current selection of ready to hang panels, available on-line sales.
perhaps try your own designs with DIY stained
glass film! Our in stock window film is on sale through
our on-line Art Shop. May you enjoy the legacy gallery tour of MVE Designs in ArtGlass. be inspired, envision and be creative!