05 Dec 2017

Joanna Lovett

i. I work as a jewellery designer and maker. ii. I do this creative work because… I love to create original jewellery inspired by nature that can act as life markers for the people who collect and wear it. While doing this work requires a lot of other business skills,

26 Nov 2017

Heather Braun

i. I work as a letterpress printer and stationery designer. I’m the founder and owner of Porchlight Press, a commercial print studio. ii. I do this creative work because… I care deeply about preserving analogue – letter-writing, personal communication, creating things with your hands. That’s what letterpress is all about. It’s

24 Nov 2017

Young Talents

Jean-Michel Basquiat was just 23 years old when he created Notary, featured in our header. His was a genius that was not obvious to all at a young age. Basquiat revealed that he was ‘the only child that failed a life-drawing class in ninth grade.’ “I was a really lousy artist

19 Nov 2017

Janna Hurtzig

i.I work as an… Accessory designer, working with 100% recycled luxury materials including cashmere and leather. ii. I do this creative work because… I have been an artist/designer since 1998, so when I decided to switch from making my line of bags (Astrosatchel) to my winter accessories line (Winterluxe) in

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