Thursday, December 4, 2014

vendor profile: Carole Epp

It's simple really, I like to make things that make people smile. I want to be a maker of objects that through their imagery, evoke nostalgia, innocence and love. Perhaps sometimes a greater narrative or story is lurking in the images sometimes not. 

Within the whirlwind of a busy life with two young children, my functional ceramics have evolved from a past of formal inquiries and technical explorations towards more contemporary narrative representations and whimsy. From books and their elaborate illustrative art, to my children’s drawings and imaginations I find inspiration all around me. The reward of this work for me is that young and old find happiness though the work and its engagement with nostalgia and familiar imagery.

I'm looking forward to another amazing weekend at flock & gather and am thankful to be a part of the collective that makes these events happen. I'm most thankful though to the community here in Saskatoon that has been so supportive in their embrace of the handmade and the value in supporting local makers.

See you Friday!


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