Donna Stark has graduated with both a diploma of Applied Arts in Textiles at Sheridan School of Design in Mississauga, Ontario and a diploma in Fashion Design at School of Fashion & Knits in Oakville, Ontario.
www.backyardbowl.caGaalen lives in Vancouver where his shop is located in the corner of his backyard. “Found” wood from blown down or diseased trees on city boulevards or golf courses are his preferred sources for turning.
These artisan foods have a distinctive, well-balanced taste with rich fruit and vegetable flavours, subtle herbs and spices and often a hint of Okanagan award-winning wines, spirits and ales.
I am a gem cutter and carver, with a fine arts/ sculpture background. As a gem cutter, I buy the rough rock, slab it, sand and polish it until I have the final product — the cabochon.
Born and raised in rural British Columbia, Lois Thomson grew up with a strong creative spirit. Her lines, imagery, and choice of colours speak clearly of the rich flowing subtleties and textures she sees in rock, fauna, and water.
Mark Anson discovered a pallet of thin sheets of old growth western red cedar in a UBC dumpster. He took them home and with the help of his family, brain storming around the kitchen table, came up with the Tree Drop design.
I essentially draw and paint with thread, using the needle as a pencil, and the fabric as my canvas. I’m constantly challenged and excited by the possibilities this technique offers.
Spiral River Designs are inspired by light, the sun, the ocean, nature, stars, truth, big old wise trees, stones of all types, as well as the alchemy of silence and the creative process that flows forth.
Her work is salt-glazed and wood-fired in her salt/wood kiln in Madeira Park, BC. She has exhibited her work in galleries in BC and Alberta. Her work can be found at Crafthouse and craft shows around BC.
The majority of my work uses silver and copper, though at times I venture into gold, silver-plate and brass. Forest Whimsy Designs jewellery ranges from wrapping in silver, gold and copper to silver, copper and brass metal work.
After 30+ years in the corporate world I was “right-sized.” A Canadian friend, who lives in Provence, suggested that I combine business with pleasure and seek out antique and vintage French textiles and “work with them”.