Muskoka Arts & Crafts owes much of its history to Jon and Suzann Partridge. Their minds, hearts and hands have helped to shape the growth and direction of our organization.
Jon and Suzann moved to Muskoka at the start of the 1970s and, over the years, have transformed a 100 acre farm into one of Muskoka’s most popular pottery studios. The Partridges also took an active interest in the artistic development of their community.
Since joining Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Jon and Suzann have served the organization in many different ways. They were fixtures at the Summer Show from the early 1970s until 2001. Their work has been exhibited at the Chapel Gallery and at the annual Spring Members’ Show where it has won numerous awards. One of Jon’s innovative pottery paintings was selected for Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Permanent Collection in 1987. This talented couple have shared their experiences through teaching: Jon with Mohawk College in Hamilton, Nipissing University in North Bay and Haliburton’s School of Art & Design, for example. Suzann has taught many workshops for local schools.
Jon and Suzann have actively helped to direct the arts in Muskoka. Jon has served as President for Muskoka Arts & Crafts, while Suzann has been involved with education and has been a constant volunteer.
Together, Jon and Suzann have been a solid and continual source of ideas, support and encouragement.