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1978 - 1982          University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Bachelor of Education – Elementary Program (with Distinction)

                              Areas of Concentration – art & music

1978 - 1982          St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan (Alumna)

1977 - 1978          Saskatoon Business College – Accounting Honors Diploma



  • Participant in Iconography Workshop: Dmitri Andrejev, Instructor, Prosopon School of Iconology, Cincinnati, OH (October 2019 - Crucifix Icon).

  • Participant in Iconography Workshop: Tatiana and Dmitri Berestov, Instructors, Prosopon School of Iconology, Cincinnati, OH (July 2017 - St. Simeon Icon, God Receiver).

  • Self-Publisher:The Garden Way of the Cross Art Poster Set (August 2015).

  • Participant & Coordinator: Iconography Workshop: Father Mefodii, Instructor, Prosopon School of Iconography: Regina, SK (August 2013-Archangel Michael Icon); (August 2014 - Archangel Gabriel Icon).

  • Participant in Symposium on Church and Art: Who Is My Neighbor? Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, April 25-26, 2014.

  • Illustrator of book: The Garden Way of the Cross, written by Father Thomas A. Stanley, S.M. published by Novalis, August, 2013.

  • Keynote Speaker on Faith and Art: National Catholic Women’s League Convention, Regina, SK - August 12, 2013.

  • Participant in Iconography Workshop: Father Mefodii, Instructor, Prosopon School of Iconography: Cincinnati, Ohio (July 2012) – Christ the Teacher Icon (Pantocrator).

  • Curator and Participant: Moved by the Spirit group art exhibition; 2011 – 2015 (see gallery tour schedule in exhibitions).

  • Participant: Iconography Workshop: Father Mefodii, Instructor, Prosopon School of Iconography: Cincinnati, Ohio (July 2011) – Mary, Mother of God Icon (Theotokos).

  • Participant in Iconography Workshop: Dmitri Andrejev, Instructor, Prosopon School of Iconography: Cincinnati, Ohio (June 2010) – St. John the Baptist Icon

  • Participant in workshop: Rug hooking in Shaded Flower Technique – Jean Field, Instructor (February 2008).

  • Participation in workshop: Introduction to Traditional Rug Hooking – Doris Fulmore, Instructor (February - April 2005).

  • Participant in Seminar: SCC Marketing Series, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (February - April 2005).

  • Established Garden Rhymes ® Studio: production studio to create graphic design, custom printmaking and ceramic art tiles (1999 – present).

  • Designer & Coordinator of St. Matthew School Group Quilt Project – Children of the Light, 1998-1999 (100th Anniversary Project for Regina Catholic Schools).

  • Participant in Workshop: Introduction to Tile Making, Regina, SK – Jamie Slingerland, Instructor (Fall 1998).

  • Participant in Workshop: Illuminated Letter, Regina, SK – Martha Cole, Instructor (1997).

  • Calligraphy & Design Course, Neil Balkwill Centre, Regina, SK - Martha Cole, Instructor (Fall 1996).




  • Read My Book, QC,The Leader-Post, & Bridges,The Star-Phoenix: March, 2014, The Garden Way of the Cross,  Novalis, 2013.

  • The Garden Way of the Cross book, Published by Novalis, 2013.

  • The League Magazine, Spring 2013 (Moved by the Spirit Exhibition cover with stained glass of participating art pieces)

  • The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, July 23, 2011 – Moved by the Spirit Group Exhibition (various pieces shown)Artists show Christian-themed works

  • Moose Jaw Express, June 16, 2011 – Hope springs eternal rug hookingRug Exhibit Depicts Heritage of the Prairies

  • The Western Producer, March 10, 2011- Hope springs eternal 2 rug hookingPainting prairie elevators with wool

  • A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine: Spring 2011- Hope springs eternal rug hookingVanishing Prairie Landmarks,

  • Saskatchewan Craft Council: Art playing cards: Queen of Clay (Spades) 2009 – There is a garden in her face ceramic art tile Saskatchewan Craft Council website: craftperson/tessier_louise/tessier_l.htm

  • Alberta: Landscape in Miniature, Alberta Craft Council Quarterly Magazine: Winter 2005 Issue Cover Feature: Alberta ceramic art tile

  • West Coast Creations: Fall/Winter 2004-2005 - As in all gardens ceramic art tile

  • Regina Sunday Sun Newspaper: June 2002 (Community Enterprise Feature about Louise Tesser & Garden Rhymes ®)




  • Installation of 'Our Lady of the Prairies' rug hooking in the Chapel, Trinity Manor, Regina, SK - February 2019.

  • Caligari Project Print Exchange & Exhibition, Saskatchewan Printmakers' Association, October - December, 2016. (The Second Eve print)

  • Our Prairie in Fibre, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, January 2015. (Our Lady of the Prairies rug hooking).

  • Wanderlust & Words: travel photographs seen through new eyes, Serpentine Gallery, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, Sask., November, 2011 – January, 2012.

  • Moved by the Spirit: Artistic Interpretations on the Life of Jesus, Group art exhibition  (September 2011 - April 2015) Tour Schedule:

STM Gallery, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, July 18 – September 11, 2011;

Shurniak Gallery, Assiniboia, SK, February 17 – April 17, 2012;

Marian Library Gallery, Dayton, OH - September, 2012;

The View Gallery, Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church, Richmond, BC, February 17– April 7, 2013;

Apostles Anglican Church, Lexington, KY, May 7 – June 29, 2013;

National CWL Convention Prayer Room, Regina, SK, August 11 - 14, 2013;

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Wilcox, SK, October 16 – November 15, 2013;

Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre, Shaunavon, SK, January 24 – March 7, 2014;

Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, SK, March 21` - June 21, 2014;

Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MN, June 26 - September 10, 2014;

Basilian Fathers Museum, Mundare, AB, September 19 - November 5, 2014;

Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Estevan, SK, November 14 - December 28, 2014;

Luther College Chapel, University of Regina, Regina, SK, March - April, 2015.

  • Root, Branch, Twig & Flower : Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK, June 17 – July 31, 2011.

  • Elevators: Vanishing Prairie Landmarks : (group rug hooking exhibition) Western Development Museums, Moose Jaw, SK, June & July, 2011; WDM, Saskatoon, SK, August, 2011; Cumberland Gallery, Legislative Building, Regina, SK, October/November, 2011; Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK, December 2011.

  • Art Expressions in Wool: Shurniak Art Gallery, Assiniboia, SK, November 26 – January 27, 2011

  • For the Love of Craft: Alberta Craft Council 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Edmonton, AB, July – September 2010.

  • Power of Ten: Sask Terra 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK, May – June 2007; Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, April – June 2009.

  • All About Alberta - Land, People History and Culture: Alberta Craft Council Centennial Celebration, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB, January – April 2005; National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON, April – May 2005.

  • Dimensions 2005 Juried Exhibition - Saskatchewan Craft Council, Award of Excellence for Functional & Production Ware - Fall, leaves, fall ceramic tray (various  Saskatchewan galleries)

  • Regina & Area Potters Guild 15th Anniversary Exhibition Joe Moran Gallery, Regina, SK, September – November, 2002.



Saskatchewan Craft Council (Juried Member)
Catholic Women's League of Canada
CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation)
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Prosopon School of Iconology

Regina Art Supply Exchange

Saskatchewan Printmakers' Association

Citizens of Craft

Make & Do Ceramics

Saskatoon Heritage Rug Hooking Association


2010 - present
2010 - present
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