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
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.
I believe in good toys. Ones that are made with love and soft fluffy fabrics, and ones that, certainly, aren't just meant for kids. I think, no - i know, that seeing cute things can make you happier, and that polka dots, stripes, and plaid are the perfect combination. I love making house-trained little animals and button-nose little dolls and getting to put my imagination (which runs non.stop) to good use.
Come and see my selection of new dolls, children's undies, and other plush goodies. As always, thank you so very much for supporting handmade!
Since graduating from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2004 I have
been working full-time as a ceramic artist, selling work through shops
and galleries throughout Canada.
Recently I have been making work
that brings together different materials, wood, leather etc. and
combining it with clay components to make unique one-of-kind pieces.
They are inspired in part by handicrafts of the 60's and 70's and also
my love for finding old, previously used or interesting objects and
giving them a new life in an art object.
After a wonderful four year
stint on the prairies, I'm now living in a Yarrow, British Colombia with
my husband and three children.
It all started with a desire for simple, handcrafted homemade soap, you
know, the kind that isn't made of ingredients you can't pronounce. I am
a stay-at-home mom of 3 and I started making my own bath and body
products that was safe for my family. What started as a need for us,
quickly became a favourite for many of our friends and their families!
Also as an aspiring singer/song writer, creativity is no stranger, and
it reflects in the care that I weave natural ingredients and essential
oils that make up Naturally Pure.
Drawing on centuries of innovation in woodworking, Oleson Woodshop
combines the traditional techniques of this time honoured craft with
modern design and utility. Starting with one hobby project for a
friend's wedding gift, the commissions quickly turned from one project
into an 60 hour a week passion. Having the opportunity to create
beautiful pieces of functional artwork has been an inspiring, daunting,
and educational process. Each new project brings with it a host of
unsolved riddles, nuances, and obstacles, but that's what keeps us
coming back. Specializing in custom furniture, home decor and
accessories, Oleson Woodshop brings heirloom quality, functional art to
Mount Pioneer Design Works is a small, one-lady operation established in
the Summer of 2011 after a particular road trip through the mountains
became and inspiration to follow a dream. Inspired by all things
whimsical and slightly childlike, Mount Pioneer seeks to create handmade
works of art from prints to gift cards, stuffed animals to tea towels
and pillows. The company is still in it's infancy, slowly growing and
learning lots along the way!
I love travel, the beach and things that sparkle. My work is a
reflection of these inspirational elements drawing colour, nature and
beauty into a piece of art that someone can cherish forever. I love
items with meaning, intention and magic within them; most importantly
each design is made with LOVE!
I'm an avid horse-back rider, wanna be ballerina, I drink wine on Wednesdays and eat chocolate for breakfast on Sundays.
Cultura Espresso Bar is a pop-up/catering espresso bar. Our menu
includes: espresso, cappuccino, latte, vanilla latte, mocha, pour-over
coffee. We craft each drink to order, complete with latte art.
Baristas Jordon Jeschke and Braden McFie have over 6 years of cafe
experience between them. Our goal is to bring the experience, quality
and beverages of the finest cafes and espresso bars to any gatherings
check us out on instagram (culturaespressobar) and facebook (cultura espresso bar)
coucou salut is a Montreal-based business that acts as an outlet to
combine my love of illustration, pattern, and screen printing.
goal is to make you smile! My circles aren’t perfectly round and my
squares aren’t always square. I strive to create fun, goofy, and
accessible textiles that both a child and a parent can love, in the form
of apparel and soft home furnishings.
I choose to work with a
gender-neutral color palette so that my designs have longevity. I want
them to be cherished so they can be kept for generations and passed down
to the next little one in line.
Everything I create is carefully
designed and constructed, and in keeping with my sustainable ethos,
hand-pulled in small runs using water-based dyes and sustainable
fabrics. I strongly believe in supporting my community, and source
everything I can from local or Canadian-based suppliers.
In 2007, Tracy Fillion began a self-guided study in silk-screening and
sewing. After developing her pattern drafting and technical skills at
Kootenay School of the Arts, she launched her Dear Pony clothing line in
My work is inspired by the subtleties found in nature,
salvaged objects and contemporary themes, I love to experiment with
textural contrasts in surface design, natural dyeing, quilting and
screen-printing. My intent is to create work that is highly functional,
refreshing and thoughtful.
I currently maintain a full-time
studio practice at home in Nelson, BC. Dear Pony can be found online
(dearpony.com) and in galleries and boutiques across North America.