IMPRESSIONS is an opportunity to get to know and celebrate Dunbar’s wonderful tree-lined streets and plantings.

It was a GREAT year

at the Dunbar Community Centre!



Ephemeral Friezes and Mobiles


Robin Ripley and Nancy Walker and the DCC

invite you to


January 21, 2010 3:30 to 6:30

at Dunbar Community Centre

4747 Dunbar Street

Visit the FOREST - the clay tile mural

and the Ephemeral Friezes

.... and come pick up your beautiful Tiles

and Mobiles.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Celebration

Ian Robertson, one of our special guests from the Vancouver Parks Board
begins the Celebration with a few words

a little speech from Robin

a few more words from Nancy

Jil Weaving and Sophie

Nancy, Sophie and Danita Noyes by the Tile Rubbing Table

a lilttle guitar music by Doug Towle

a very busy Ephemeral table

lots of beautiful Ephemeral designs were made

a slide show that could be seen from inside and outside

our signature leaf

and of course... goodies

Friday, December 18, 2009

Come See The FOREST made by ALL of us!

The FOREST is Up at the Dunbar Community Centre!

Walter braves the heights to bolt down the Eighth TREE.

WE had some great help installing The FOREST from Walter, Ian and Ryan.

Detail of The FOREST

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Behind the Scenes

The firing of the tiles went perfectly with the expert help of Kory, Dunbar's talented and patient pottery instructor.

We placed the tiles on a few boards on Nancy's dining room floor to begin the placement process and to get a better idea of how it may look.

We scored the wood behind every tile for a good glue bond.

All the tiles are glued to the 8 boards.

We play with the arrangement the TREES on the floor in Robin's Studio before the final installation. We know there will be changes because of the curve of the stairwell wall. We prepare as much as we can for the inevitable surprises.

The TREES are bundled up and taken to the community center for the next day's installation.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dunbar's Holiday Fair Nov 28

We were busy all day polishing the tiles that have been fired and they are beautiful! Folks came in to visit us and to work on the Ephemeral Friezes and learn about The FOREST tile mural that will be installed in the stairway going up to the 2nd floor.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009