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Secret Life

127 EpisodesProduced by Barb McGrath, #GoogleGirlWebsite

Welcome to the Secret Life podcast ~ a tell-all, share-the-goods show.The Secret Life chronicles the success and secrets of local businesses, organizations and community leaders. Join Barb McGrath #GoogleGirl, and her guests, to hear their story of what makes them tick, what drives them to succeed a… read more


Ep. 78 Susan Robertson & Janet Akre of the River and Rail ArtVenture

The River & Rail ArtVenture is a self-guided driving tour where you can explore a fascinating corner of Saskatchewan while visiting many of the creative artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs who call this region home.

This is a unique opportunity to explore and engage with fascinating folks working in a variety of creative endeavours: painting, jewellery, glass, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, music, writing, metalwork, and agribusiness.

Today's guests are the driving force behind River and Rail.

Susan Robertson:

The beautiful pottery of internationally recognized ceramic artist Susan Robertson has been making people smile for over 35 years. Her goal is to connect with people, providing them with a sense of belonging.

Susan creates pottery that reminds them of a happy time or place, helping them to connect with family, friends, and the world around them.  She believes that everyone should live with art they love, and she designs her work to be truly lovely and useful. Her pottery reflects her love of colour and sense of humour and is inspired by nature and her surroundings.  Susan sells her functional and decorative pottery through select stores across Canada and the United States.

All of Susan’s work is made of stoneware clay.  It is food safe and can be used in the oven and microwave.  Clean-up is a breeze; just pop it in the dishwasher.

Janet Akre:

Retired from teaching, Janet now has time to pursue her love of art.  Janet paints landscapes with a particular focus on the sky. A secondary focus has been prairie birds with a soft-focus background but she is always ready for a challenge or special request.

Over the past six years, Janet has led paint nights, individual painting lessons and acrylic pour parties, helping students of all ages to explore their creative side.

Connect with Janet and Susan @ River & Rail



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