Author Archives: melaniethompsonsaltspring

About melaniethompsonsaltspring

A free spirit that loves working with natural materials to create beautiful art.


Just completed my installation wall piece ‘wriggle’. This will be mounted on the front wall of Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, for the duration of Artcraft, June 8-Sept. 16. Artcraft is celebrating 50 years this summer, the longest running craft/art … Continue reading

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cbc interview, Mrs. Williams-homage to a homemaker  Sheryl McKay of the CBC weekend morning show, North by Northwest, met me at the Port Moody Art Gallery to interview me about the exhibit, Mrs. Williams. She was great to talk to, have a listen, just press play.

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Richmond Arts Council

FEATURED MEMBER:¬†Melanie Thompson Melanie Thompson lives and works on Salt Spring Island and in a very small cottage at the Finn Slough on the Fraser River. She has practised basketry for many years using traditional and non traditional materials. Melanie … Continue reading

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a whole lot at once

It has been awhile and I have been working on a variety of different projects lately. Some are stitched pieces, some are sculptural pieces and some are painting/collage pieces. I do a daily sketch and a daily collage and then … Continue reading

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new show, new work

These pieces plus others will be at KiZmit galeria and cafe on Salt Spring for the month of October. I am showing with a photographer. There is also the 20th anniversary show of the basketry guild in October. My piece … Continue reading


bark residency continued

The wrapped rocks are with cane not bark. I am still working with my bark supply. Having finished with the cherry and birch bark I have been using my supply of willow bark. It is such a lovely material, smells … Continue reading

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