Margaret Hughes

Born in South Africa and lived in Kingston since 1968.

Producer of decorated ceramics, paintings and pastels from my studio in Kingston for about 40 years.  Co-owner ( and one of the co-founders) of Cornerstone Fine Crafts in Kingston from 1981 – 2004.  I exhibited my work in ceramics locally, provincially and nationally and paintings and pastels locally and in Toronto.  Past teacher of ceramics and art.

After closing my ceramic studio I adapted it to serve as a painting studio and returned to painting and drawing where I had started.  For a number of years I have been one of the regulars who meet at Erika Olson’s studio, the so-called Shag Rug Studio, to work on still life or whatever we choose to work on.  The artist’s life is rather solitary and our regular gatherings provide opportunity to critique and receive critiques of our work from respected peers.  I have found these gatherings to be stimulating, helpful and thought provoking, especially when experiencing a “dry” spell.

Ceramic pieces, often made by me, have been part of my subject matter, providing a bridge between the two media that have been part of my life for more than 50 years.