17 Nov 2017

Shima Itabashi

i. I work as a creator. ii. I do this creative work because I like to make things. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are “messy” and “patient.” iv. The greatest challenge around doing this work is making time to create something new. v. Creative Childhood hobby is

17 Nov 2017

Warm Sesame Bagels

Here’s a satisfying Vancouver afternoon. Take a walk along the seawall from Granville Island, by Vanier Park, along the beach, up to Kits Pool. It’s a pleasant stroll, but you deserve a post-exertion treat. Circle back to Siegel’s Bagels on Cornwall and order a Montreal-style bagel to go. Are there

14 Nov 2017

Freudian Sips

‘While writing a prescription for a woman who was especially weighed down by the financial burden of the treatment, I was interested to hear her say suddenly: ‘Please do not give me big bills, because I cannot swallow them.’ Of course she meant to say pills.” Here is Sigmund Freud

12 Nov 2017

Angel Of Victory

On this Remembrance Day weekend, you might notice more people than usual stopping by a certain sculpture at the edge of Gastown. It was Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, a London-born sculptor, who created this Angel of Victory. The Angel lives outside the Waterfront Station, with her back to the North Shore. The

10 Nov 2017

Russell Hackney

i. I work as a: ceramicist/designer/maker ii. I do this creative work because… In one sense ceramics is in my DNA. I am a third generation ‘potter’… born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, home of the ‘potteries’. Birthplace of Wedgwood, Spode and countless other factories. My family still operates a pottery studio in the

07 Nov 2017

Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait Collection

The good news: you’ve been commissioned to paint a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. You have now ensured yourself a place in history. People across the globe will see your work. The scary news: the knives are already out. Why you? Dodgy choice. Hate it already. And what about Her Majesty? What

07 Nov 2017

Fredi Rahn

1 I work as a potter. 2 I do this creative work because I love to make beautiful useful things. Working with clay is a complex multi-step process and I love all the aspects of creating pottery. 3 Personal qualities that help me in my work are curiosity, community-mindedness, persistence

05 Nov 2017

40 Below

Toques down, fires off. Despite our early snow, 40 Below is not a harbinger of weather doom. 40 Below is the name of a juried competition for local artists, 40 years of age and younger.  The chosen participants and winners are now on display at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville

03 Nov 2017

Kat Cadegan

i. I work as a jeweller. ii. I do this creative work because it’s what I am naturally drawn to. I love the process and and the art of making jewellery. • iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work: I was a tree planter for 17 years. It

31 Oct 2017

Something Good To Eat

Happy Halloween. 👻 The 2017 news loop might already have you eating your way through the mini-chocolate bars. On October 31st, when night falls, you are contractually obligated to do so. What’s your favourite mini-Halloween treat? According to a 2016 CBC poll, the winners were: 1. Kit Kat 2. Reese’s Peanut Butter