Oh Yes, shocking isn't it! We fish folk know the rumour is true ....

Dragon Eggs have been spotted in Haliburton County.

In fact, we can now admit they are here beside us

in Eagle Lake Village and possibly beyond!


You may wonder, where are they now - is it really safe to be near them?


Don't be afraid, although they are still in the village they are out of harms way. It is said they are between the potter's wheel and kiln under the watchful eye of master potter, Charlene just a short, but safe distance from the Studio.


The dragon caretaker/potter, Charlene invites you to come be amazed by what the dragons and other creative creatures throughout Haliburton County have inspired her to create. The latest series includes the most unique dragon eggs you will have ever seen. And it is all right here at Purple Door Pottery Studio in Eagle Lake Village.

Purple Door Pottery Studio in the Village of Eagle Lake

Welcomes All Visitors by Chance or Appointment...

It is recommended to call ahead so we can ensure the dragons

are well fed prior to your arrival.

Charlene McConnell


About the Artist:


A recreational 10 week pottery class over a decade ago began Charlene’s obsession with clay. Numerous workshops and seminars didn’t quench her enthusiasm and she enrolled in the ceramics intensive program at the Haliburton School of the Arts, graduating in 2005.


Working in stoneware and porcelain to create fun and functional items, Charlene uses the potter’s wheel, slabs and extrusions in her designs. Influenced by the magnificence and enormity of the Haliburton landscape, her forms are fluid and voluminous with graceful curves and understated elegance. Often incorporating real leaves and collected materials from woodland hikes to enhance the visual narrative, Charlene recently finds herself inspired by the newest creatures in Haliburton County. Although she admits, she is no dragon-slayer she does have a way to keep them under control and be inspired by them.

Charlene views her work with clay as an elaborate and exhilarating dance.


A successful creation begins with the twirl of the potter’s wheel, through the heat of the kiln and the patron, after viewing the piece and embracing it for themselves, signals the consummation of the waltz.

Dragon Egg Series

Haliburton Series

Functional & Fun Series

Purple Door Studio in the Village of Eagle Lake

Welcomes All Visitors by Chance or Appointment just keep the dragons in mind if you plan on sneaking up on us!


For appointment

Charlene McConnell








2368 Eagle Lake Rd, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0



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