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COME AND VISIT the Dunes Studio Gallery and Café and experience all it has to offer…
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The Gallery

SHOP in the Gallery, which features an extraordinary collection of fine Canadian craft – work from over fifty artisans, including:  fine woodworking, gold and silver jewelry, textiles, stained and blown glass, candles, baskets, preserves, soaps, books, etc.

The Studio

VISIT Peter Jansons and Joel Mills in the pottery studio to see works in progress and daily ongoing demonstrations.

The Restaurant

DINE on fresh local seafood and produce that has been masterfully prepared into sumptuous entrees by Chef Norman Day.  A full menu is also offered in the lounge and on the patio overlooking the gardens.  The Café is fully licensed and offers a wide selection of coffees and cocktails, fine wines and beers to suit any taste.

The Island Art Gallery

PERUSE the Island Art Gallery’s stunning collection of artwork from some of Prince Edward Island’s leading artists, including: Don Andrus, Clara Bierman, Brenda Bray, Veronica Brown, Elzbieta Borczynska, Trudy Callbeck, Ruth Cassidy, Susan Christensen, John Cox, Joan Creamer, Hugh Crosby, Wendell Dennis, Katherine Dewar, David Dickinson, Iris Ethridge, Nan Ferrier, Linda Fontaine, Karen Gallant, Greg Garand, Mel Giddings, Connie Goodine, Eleanor Jay, Betty Jenkins, Sandi Komst, Mike LeBlanc, Richard LePage, Stacy MacInnis, Kenneth MacIntosh, Laurie MacLean, Karl MacKeeman, Janet Mays, John McCoubrey, Margaret Muzika, Chris Merkley, Connie O’Brien, Julia Purcell, Henry Purdy, Sylvia Ridgeway, Mary Robertson, Nigel Roe, Ambika Gail Rutherford, Erika Rutherford, Susanna Rutherford, Sharon Smith, Lysette Sampson, Terry Shapiro, Julia Sarradet, Lynda Shalagan, Linda Shaw-Packard, Gail Sutherland, Christine Trainor, Lorraine Vatcher, Nika Vaughan, Shayli Vere, Richard Vickerson, Margaret Sutton-Wailes, Lindsay Walker and Donnah White.  On display are a variety of original works done in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and batik.  An assortment of prints is also available.

The Annex

DISCOVER the exotic treasures the Annex has to offer: Nash’s eclectic clothing designs for men and women, unique artifacts, handicrafts, wood carvings and jewelry that Peter and Nash have collected from their travels in Southeast Asia.  The gallery in the Annex features paintings by Prince Edward Island artists and fine art, furniture and home decor from abroad.  Look for Peter’s furniture designs as well.

The Gardens

EXPLORE the graceful elegance of The Dunes’ extensive gardens.  A host of annual and perennial beds produce a riot of exquisite summer colours set against a network of water gardens and fountains.  Our collection of classic and modern stone sculptures further ornament the scene and lend a sense of peaceful tranquility.

The Muse

RELAX amidst the serenity of The Muse’s Asian décor and lovely rooftop water-gardens.  Ascend the spiral staircase to the fourth floor lookout, which affords a breathtaking view of the sand dunes and the Gulf.

The Principals

Peter Jansons

Peter Jansons is a Toronto-born Canadian of Latvian descent who began his career in his mother’s studio.  He graduated from Sheridan School of Design and taught at Western Tech in Toronto and came to the Island in 1978.  He is the designer and principal creative force behind The Dunes Studio Gallery and Café.

Norman Day

He began his career at the age of nineteen in Newfoundland by opening his first restaurant, a very successful pizzeria, which he operated for a number of years. However, Norman wanted to move forward. He enrolled in the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown, PEI to further his career. After graduation, he worked at the Historical Shaw’s Hotel in Prince Edward Island for 2 seasons, and then he was quickly promoted to Executive Chef for the next 10 years. He then went on to work as Executive Chef for 2 years at a beautiful seaside restaurant in Georgetown, called Clam Diggers, and then he spent 1 year as Executive Chef at the Charming Atlantic Lure, nestled inside Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club in Stratford. His goal as a chef is to bring fresh, local food back to the table for everyone to enjoy! Norman is very excited to be back on the North Shore of PEI, which is where his career began 15 years ago. He has made his home in Mermaid, PEI with his lovely wife Kimberley, along with their two sons, Blake and Parker.

Nash

Originally from Java, Indonesia , Nash graduated in finance and worked as a banker for six years in Jakarta.  He later made the transition from finance to fashion and trained as a clothing designer in Bali.  Nash has his own clothing lines for men and women:  ‘Pena’, ‘Hot Flash’ and ‘Bali Boy Designs’.

Joel Mills

Peter’s long-time associate, Joel Mills, is an Island native and a graduate of the School of Visual Art and Ceramics at Holland College.  In addition to his work at The Dunes, Joel teaches a pottery class at the Potter’s Co-op and is an avid sailor and cyclist.

Eve Llyndorah

Eve Llyndorah was born in Scotland and came to Canada when she was a child.  She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and has continued to work as a jewelry designer and goldsmith in Canada and Europe.  Eve was a key member of the original team of potters that was the early eighties at The Dunes.  She currently resides on the Island of Llyndorah in British Columbia where she creates, with the assistance of her partner Ray Lipovsky, the stunning pieces of one-of-a-kind jewelry that are available in the Gallery.  Eve has been an associate of the gallery since its inception, and The Dunes continues to be the main outlet for exhibiting her work.