Sarah Van Norman and Hilary Fair met at pottery school in Haliburton in 2013. By fall 2014, Hilary had lured Sarah to her hometown of Stratford to open a studio. In February 2015, the two friends launched FreightHouse Pottery at the Stratford train station (in a neighbourhood that is affectionately known as "the Brooklyn of Stratford").
Welcome to the OMAH Shop
The OMAH Shop takes pride in its carefully selected hand-crafted items from local and regional artisans.
From books on art and the history of Orillia and area to prints, jewelry, and pottery, the OMAH Shop is an excellent choice for everything from Orillia and Lake Country souvenirs to birthday and wedding gifts.
Other OMAH Shop treasures include bags, cards, stained glass trinkets, our line of OMAH-brand merchandise, and more!
OMAH’s friendly volunteers and staff will help you find everything you need during your visit. Remember that as well as receiving numerous other benefits, OMAH members receive 10% off every museum shop purchase.
Below is a list of the artisans we feature and photos of their works we offer in our shop.
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Rachel McHugh, founder of Ablaze Beading, creates jewellery that is hand-made and completely unique. We carry a large selection of beautiful rings perfect for any occasion!
Lori Harrington has been making handcrafted soap since 2010 and applies her chemistry background to thie beautiful product. Each batch is made from scratch slowly, by hand, with meticulous attention to detail, hand cut, and then allowed to cure for 4 weeks before it is carefully wrapped. These soaps are made from high quality vegetable oils and blended with essential oils, fragrance oils, dried flower pedals, herbs and other ingredients to priduce high quality bars that are highly moisturizing and gentle on the skin.
Artist Charlotte Williams brings out the playful with her one-of-a-kind bird cards for every occasion!
“Colour and design brushed by a splash of whimsy have always been touchstones of my work” says Orillia based watercolour artist, Prudence Smith. Bright and bold cards of her work can be found in the OMAH Gift Shop.
In 1990, Mike and Connie decided to establish a new product line, pottery that felt and looked Canadian. All of their past experiences, from Art College, to Dramatic Arts, to living in the near north came into play to create this new pottery design. What resulted was a natural clay hand stamped with a loon motif on pottery that would be used daily; a kind of rustic and refined stoneware. Celebrating 35 years in a 100 year old School House, Mike and Connie Leishman established their pottery business in Cobalt, ON in 1975.
John Jacquemain’s photography will transport you to a world beyond reality. His crisp landscapes can be appreciated in both cards and larger prints in the OMAH Gift Shop
From jewelry to fascinators, Annie Herod’s creativity spans over multiple mediums. Hints of steampunk and theatrics can be seen in these fun, bold pieces.
Antje’s passion for pottery began in her homeland of Germany. Upon her arrival to Canada she studied Graphic Design at Canador College. She opened her studio in 2000 eventually relocating to Tiny Township. Antje offers a full line of functional and sculptural stoneware as well as mosaics and garden treasures that combine her husband’s metal work and clay.