Voyager Art & Tile

ARTISTS: BRIAN MCARTHUR AND DAWN DETARANDO

Voyager Art and Tile is a private ceramic studio not open to the Public located in Central Alberta since 1999

Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando run a full time studio, which produces Public Art and a variety of Decorative Tiles and House Numbers that are sold across Canada. Both, Brian and Dawn, have been traditionally schooled in the Fine Arts and have been working together as a team for over 12 years. Aside from the business, each of them in our own right is an individual artist who creates sculpture that is exhibited and collected.

Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando started their studio in 1999 in the back of a two-car garage after receiving our Master of Fine Arts Degrees at The Ohio State University. After an educational residency at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and a decision to follow their dreams of being full time artists, they took on their first Public Art Commission and developed a tile making business as a focus for making art. They took the following year off to build their professional art studio that now has the capability and space for the production of large brick sculpture, mosaics, decorative tiles, construction and welding. All surrounded by a beautiful piece of land that has a creek with lots of trees, many species of birds and wildlife that walk through all year.

Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando feel extremely fortunate to be making a living doing what they love. The hours are long but the rewards are far extending. For the business, they collaborate to make decorative ceramic works that reflects their sense of life and romance. They are inspired by their natural surroundings and produce work that is responsive and whimsical, combining interests of flora, fauna and history that is related to the rural and urban environments they experience.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council
Hunting Hills High School, Red Deer
Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska
Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery
City of Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Penhold

The artwork of Voyager Art & Tile, is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Gift & Art Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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