I’ve Got a Lot on My Plate
Jan 17
Jan 25 2020

‘I’ve Got a Lot on My Plate’ by Toronto artist Jacqueline Poirier AKA The Crazy Plate Lady, is a porcelain plate installation created specifically for Luxe Appliance Studio. This piece includes over 24 hand painted plates which depict gourmet cuisine and fine foods from all over the world. Each plate is carefully painted in immense detail through several layers of porcelain paint.

Through varying sizes and imagery, the plates captivate the viewers eyes and excites the palette through vibrant colours and stimulating charm. After observing this spread of delicious eats, you will absolutely wish you had a lot on your plate too!

While she claims to have been born with paint on her hands, officially Jacqueline Poirier graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004 with a BFA in drawing and Painting. Since 2012 she has been bringing her art to life by painting on porcelain and ceramics. Currently she is the Resident Artist at The Ritz Carlton in Toronto where her hand painted charger plates are showcased throughout TOCA, the hotel’s signature restaurant.

In the spring of 2015 Instagram featured her account @thecrazyplatelady to its 170 + million users, exposing her brand to thousands internationally. This publicity helped to launch a successful and growing business where Jacqueline specializes in painting and selling custom artwork to clients from all over the world.

In addition to working closely with individual buyers to create exclusive and one of a kind pieces of art, she has collaborated with the creative teams representing many prominent corporate clients including Facebook, Molson Canadian, Samsung, Celebrity Cruises, Hewlett-Packard, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Her work has been featured on national television and throughout numerous notable publications across North America, the UK, Australia, Africa, and Malaysia. These include The Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Food Network Magazine, FoxTV, Elle Magazine, Flare Magazine, WedLuxe Magazine, Disney Malaysia Magazine, Narcity, Bored Panda, Virtuoso Life Magazine, That’s Life Magazine Australia, CTV, and Canada AM. She has also hosted plate painting workshops in collaboration with Tourism Toronto in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Mexico, and London.

The Luxe Appliance Studio is not a retail location, it’s a welcoming showroom where you can get an intimate introduction to Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau appliances. When you book a consultation, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of our inspiring offerings.  Before you commit, test drive full-surface induction cooktops, sous-vide cookers and the latest steam convection oven innovations. Luxe’s Home Connect system provides access to a world of recipes and lets you order java from bed or check laundry status from your smartphone. If you love the elegant styling of Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau appliances, just wait until you see them in action! Join us at our state-of-the-art Luxe Appliance Studio and spark you inner gourmet with a personalized cooking demonstration by one of our many talented chefs.


Part of KEDD Night: an evening of DesignTO Festival receptions, talks, and events across the King East Design District on Monday, January 20, 6-9pm.


Jacqueline Poirier