Ceramic artist opens studio

NANAIMO – Heather Goldminc is one of the most collected clay artists in North America.

World-class clay artist Heather Goldminc will be opening up her Lantzville studio to help launch her newest work, the Love Letters jewelry collection, and another new work that focuses on the love of tea.

She will have other work to show and sell, too – wall art, Christmas decorations, whimsical tea light creations and more.

Goldminc, the woman who creates stunning works of art, is the second most collected clay artist in North America, after Thomas Kinkade, and she lives in Lantzville.

Her work is highly sought after. She designs for Costco and will be designing a new clay series for Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time Bear and more.

The event is set for Saturday (Sept. 28), 1-4 p.m., at Clayworks Studio, 7060 Arbutus Cres., off Aulds Road.

The afternoon will consist of a meet and mingle with the artist where visitors can check out her variety of creations, have a cup of tea and sample some of the tasty treats Goldminc’s daughter and baking apprentice, Rachel Goldminc, has made in honour of the afternoon.

At 2:30 p.m., Nanaimo’s Laughter Yoga’s head chuckler, Line Brunet, will be on hand to lead folks through a laughter yoga session.

Partial proceeds from the sales at the event will be going to Haven Society.