Kathryn Belzer designs and constructs figures and costumes for street theatre, stage and historic animation. Her artwork uses these same techniques to create mail art and fibreart: cloth/paper dolls, sculptures, and books.

Together with Margi Hennen, she likes to teach inspiration and technique classes based on the above experience and the belief that every learner is also a teacher.

Kathryn Belzer lives with her husband, Ed, and a host of other creatures, on a small, mixed, horse-powered farm in the Musquodoboit Valley of Nova Scotia. [More...]

Spinach Diva

Artist: Kathryn Belzer
Size: Approx. 20 cm X 20 cm
Medium: Spinach tin, hand smocked, ink jet-printed cloth, sawdust composition head.
Photo: Dan Abriel

“Spinach is susceptible of receiving all imprints: It is the virgin wax of the kitchen.”Grimod de la Reyniere (1758-1838)

When the Craig Gallery  celebraed its 10th anniversary, this piece was displayed as part of the “Small Works” exhibit, December, 2009. Sales from this show supported the operation and maintenance of the Craig Gallery. The Craig may be the only public Gallery in Dartmouth; it is certainly the only one to have had a spinach tin on display.

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Sardine Angels

Artist: Kathryn Belzer
Size: 12 cm X 12 cm
Medium: Sardine can flap, bottle cap, paper.
Photo: Dan Abriel

What’s a day without a sardine? These angels represent a great hygienic blessing from the sea.

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Artful Paper Dolls by Lark Books

Artful Paper Dolls by Lark Books is an energetic hardcover with a brief history of Paper Dolls, featured artists and a gallery. Editor Terry Taylor included two of my dolls – Flipping King and Trojan Sunfish. I am so pleased to have work on the same pages as artists Margi Hennen and Kathlyn Moss.

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Elsipogtog Adventure

On the 22nd of July, puppeteer and theatre arts educator, Brenna Meagher, joined me on a New Brunswick adventure. We drove through a downpour that left us helpless to do anything but follow the taillights ahead. Unfortunately we had not compared itineraries with the guiding vehicle and drove far into unknown and unintended territory. When the rain stopped, so did we. Eventually we corrected our course and arrived to a warm welcome at Rexton, 9KM from the Elsipogtog First Nation (or L’sipuktuk) formerly called the Big Cove Band.

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Working With Sets and Series

Passion, Patience and Persistance in the evolution of the artist self
JULY 20 – 25, 2008 in Moravia, New York

^ Above Dolls by the Oiseaux Sisters ^

Four of us fibre artists, Margi Hennen (website available Jan. 1/09), Sondra McLeod, Jamie Pratt, and I went to Moravia, New York, to explore sets and series in the Oiseaux Studios North.

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