La Guilde celebrates the cultural traditions and creative expressions of all Indigenous and Fine Crafts artists of Canada.
La Guilde is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. It is with respect that La Guilde weaves together the past, present, and future in all relationships with Indigenous peoples and other communities within Canada.
Janine Parent completed her diploma in Fine Crafts with a specialization in ceramic at the Cegep Limoilou in 2000. She also participated in several workshops in Quebec and France to perfect various firing and basketry techniques. A peaceful sense of harmony emerges from the simplicity, clean lines and refined shapes that characterize her ceramics. To obtain a soft and silky surface, each piece is patiently polished before undergoing the raku firing. It produces a spontaneous and random line effect making each piece unique. Janine Parent received many awards and distinctions and is part of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec as well as the Association des céramistes du Québec.