Greta and Ken Cline were recognized for their active contributions to the arts community for the past 35 years. These members made it possible for 1,500 students to take part each year in workshops and courses in Muskoka through Georgian College during the late 1960s and 70s. Now, this feat alone would be worthy of an award, but then they went on to organize and host the Northern Regional Show for the Ontario Crafts Council in the mid 1970s. And when they retired, it was difficult to tell because they took a course themselves and built a log house and gallery outside of Huntsville.
Ken taught woodworking at Huntsville High School for many years and is still remembered for an exquisite violin he made and exhibited at the 1970 Spring Members’ Show. He was an accomplished photographer who took great pride in developing his own pictures and remained active with his furniture-making.
Greta is warmly remembered for her pottery, textiles, silversmithing, enameling and braided rugs.
It’s a humbling experience to meet such a talented pair, but a great inspiration to all of us who share a love of craftsmanship.
Ken died on January 9, 2011 in his 89th year. Greta Cline died on October 21, 2014 at the age of 90.