Brian McArthur & Dawn Detarando
Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando are the co-owners and creative minds behind Voyager Art & Tile, a professional studio producing public art and a Canadian-inspired line of decorative fine craft tiles. Both Brian and Dawn are traditionally trained in the fine arts and maintain their own studio practices.
Brian and Dawn began their studio in 1999 in the back of a two-car garage. After an educational residency at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Pennsylvania, they decided to dedicate themselves to their craft as full time professional artists, and built the Voyager Art & Tile art studio. The studio has the capability and space for the production of large sculptures, mosaics and decorative tiles.
"We feel extremely fortunate to be making a living doing what we love. The hours are long but the rewards are far extending. For the business, we collaborate to make decorative ceramic works that reflects our sense of life and romance. We are inspired by our natural surroundings and produce work that is responsive and whimsical, combining interests of flora, fauna and history that is related to the rural and urban environments we experience".