Studio Liscious by Patrick Lajoie and Mara Minuzzo…two designer/makers working together since founding the business in1996. Collaboratively we produce modern hand made home accessories while also pursuing our own separate fine art practices. Patrick is a fine art photographer known for his image transfer works on wood panel, while Mara is known for her unique style of contemporary realism in painting and drawing. Patrick has a fine arts background through his studies at the Ontario College of Art but is also an accomplished studio woodworker. Mara has a design and arts background with a degree in Apparel Design from Ryerson University and 20 years of experience as Patrick’s production assistant in the woodworking studio.
Together we designed and built both the house we live in and the light filled studio workshop we work in, which incorporates a generous woodworking shop as well as dedicated art studios for both Patrick and Mara. All our work is hand made completely by us (with the occasional assistance of our teenage son Max) here in Caledon, Ontario, Canada (just north of Toronto). Our home accessories work is available exclusively thru our online Etsy shop, while our fine art work is available primarily through our very own Lustre Contemporary gallery, alongside the work of a select group of talented contemporary Canadian artists. Work through the gallery is available online at www.lustrecontemporary.com or at select fine art fairs, as listed on the website.