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

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

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

24 Oct 2017

Atwood, Erpenbeck + Ware

It may be 2017, but Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 The Handmaid’s Tale is 17 weeks at the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list and the source for Bruce Miller’s award winning Hulu series, starring Elisabeth Moss. A few quotes from this chilling novel make it clear why Atwood’s work is

15 Oct 2017

Lydia Kwa

The Vancouver Writers Festival, now in its 30th year, starts next week. From October 16th to 22nd, our city will be hosting an impressive range of writers: Margaret Atwood, Ruth Ware, David Chariandy, Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss, Barbara Gowdy, Jennifer Egan, Ausma Zehanat Khan … The list includes Vancouver talents like novelist and

08 Oct 2017

Tammy Hudgeon’s Studio

If you’ve been to a gallery that features Tammy Hudgeon’s glass work, you’ll remember the whimsy, the joyful colours, the attention to detail and the animal appreciation. When you visit Hudgeon’s Gabriola Island studio, you see that same whimsy and joy, from the edge of the driveway to the deep of her back room.

29 Sep 2017

Daniel Nelson

1- i work as a woodworker/artist 2-i do this creative work because it makes my life that much more enjoyable to create things from my mind and bring them to life for others to enjoy. 3-personal qualities that help me in my work are being driven to strive further and

26 Sep 2017

Ilanna Barkusky

i. I work as a freelance action sports and lifestyle photographer. Which means I will photograph and document everything from skiing and snowboarding to shooting for clothing brands and shooting some weddings and engagements in the summertime. ii. I do this creative work because… In high school, I realized that