Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not to be missed! RSVP today!

Craft Night - Thursday March 3 at 7:00PM
Location - 1932 St. George Avenue beside Adam's Lumber (entrance behind the building)
Please RSVP to as space is limited.

Come and join us for a fun evening of crafting and socializing.
The project for the evening will be Pom Pom Flowers/Garlands (see links for examples). If the project doesn't appeal to you but you would like to join us feel free to bring along some knitting or something other crafty fun.

Branches (if you want to make the flowers)
Yarn (optional - we will have some yarn available)
Pom Pom maker (optional - we will have materials to make a homemade pom pom maker)

And here's a few shots from our last craft night to get you inspired.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Upcoming - A chance to learn from our lovely Miss Cathy!

Print on Clay: New Surface Techniques with Cathy Terepocki

Clayworks Studio-Link and the Edmonton Potters Guild invite you to learn a variety of printing techniques to create new surfaces on your finished work.

Cathy will demonstrate water-based printing techniques, from basic transfers with rubber stamps, and introduce participants to screen printing with slips and underglazes. She will demonstrate printing onto tissue-paper as well as more direct methods of printing onto clay. She will also teach you how to make decals using laser printers and photocopiers. Her range of techniques can be readily used by both beginner and advanced ceramic artists, in any type of kiln.

When: Friday March 25, 6-9 & Saturday March 26, 9-4
Where: 10125-81 Avenue (Studio-link)
Cost: $95
(payment made at either the EPG or at Studio-link by March 11)

Cathy Terepocki graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2004 with a BFA in ceramics. Since then she has been selling and exhibiting her work at galleries and shops across Canada. Her pieces have been featured in major exhibitions such as Canada’s Unity and Diversity Exhibition at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale and at the Vancouver Museum as part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Contact: Alethea ( or Elly (413-0118)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In case you couldn't make it to the market yesturday here's what you missed.

the most amazing cupcakes thanks to miss cathy

awesome erin's cute creations - most of which were gone by lunch! (i managed to steal that cute little owl home with me!)

more cute kids stuff by crafty carole

hand screen printed t-shirts

smiley amy and her gorgeous crochet work.

lovely cathy's gorgeous pots and jewelery

the oh so sweet yuka and her hilarious and thought provoking work

adorable allison's incredible puppet theaters, bags and accessories

charming mike of uncle mike's and the fantastically talented and lovely shannon and her jewelery

delightful shauna's inspiring table full of eye candy

and last but never least, the sweetest of sweeties - walden sweet and their timeless design style and print goodies.

a special thanks to erin for all the great pics.
and thanks to all the wonderful people who came out in the warm sunshine to visit and take in a day of fine craft.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

One more sleep!

The studios are buzzing with the final day of making and prep before tomorrow's Handmade Market. It's going to be a blast. A valentine's wonderland of beautiful gifts for yourself or others.

Come rain or shine the amazing crafters of the flock and gather collective and their invited artisans will be looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

So grab your cup of coffee and head on over before there's slim pickings. We guarantee that there will be something for you to fall in love with this Valentine's Day at our handmade market.

support the handmade revolution. buy local. buy independent. buy handmade.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Artist Profile: Shauna Buck

Just a girl who can't seem to sit still and has an overwhelmingly compulsive need to make fun things. Sheridan illustration has fed this need creating an unstoppable craft ninja.

Check out more of Shauna's work on her website.

Some fresh work from the lovely Miss Cathy ready to go for this weekends sale!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Artist Profile: Yuka Yamaguchi

yuka yamaguchi is a japanese artist living in saskatoon, canada. she
uses color pencils to draw the things that makes her grin. she also makes useless and pointless
objects for her amusement.

she is currently shadowing her 3 year old mentor, elijah to draw and make things for fun.

visit her website here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The amazing Erin has been up to her magic again...

making us some gorgeous decorations for the sale.

Behind the scenes with Walden Sweet printing posters for next weekend's sale.

The calm before the storm. Everything is prepared and ready to begin printing.

Printing the first colour.

This is the first print of the first colour. Only 159 more to go! The "squeegee gods" were on our side with this colour everything went very smooth.

The screen prepared for the second colour.

I don't think we realized what we were getting into before we started. The stack of 160 sheets sure did look intimidating waiting for the second of three colours. This was the largest single run we had done to date.

After some intense deliberations and a number of failed attempts at getting the perfect teal, we switched colours and went with a denim type blue. We thought it was soft and sweet and complimented the image well. An action shot printing the second colour. The"squeegee gods" weren't so kind with this run.

The second colour drying. We don't have a proper drying rack, and this many sheets of paper drying at once stretched our space limitations to the limit. Every available flat surface in the studio was covered in paper.

The poster with the first two colours done. Only one more to go!

The third and final colour being printed, and the final poster finished! Time to go home to bed (after we finish cleaning the screens.....)

The final piece. Look for these all over town this week, and we hope to see you at the market on Saturday.