CRAFTEDShow + Sale
November 6-7: 11am - 5pm
This year you can shop over 50 artists with works spanning textiles, glass, wood, metal, clay, and more – all in one place. Admission also includes access to the galleries!
Meet the Artists
Katerina Pappas is mostly self-taught, and has been creating jewellery using traditional, but environmentally friendly methods for eight years. She learned while living abroad, having had the opportunity to work with seasoned metalsmiths. She prefers to use salt and vinegar to clean her pieces, beeswax to lubricate, and water-based finishing solutions rather than the chemical options available. Katerina uses only natural materials in her pieces and recycles materials as often as possible. Her work is luxurious, yet lightweight and comfortable for everyday wear.
Alan has had a passion for wood-fired pottery for more than 40 years. He makes most of his work on an old foot-powered potter’s wheel and makes his glazes using various crushed rock and wood ashes. He mixes most of his own custom clays. Using natural materials and processes helps him reflect upon how amazing our world really is. Alan has worked and exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. Within a career spanning almost fifty years, Alan has exhibited, worked and represented Canada in the U.S.A., Australia, China, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Croatia.
Anastasia Pindera holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she focused on jewellery and metalsmithing. Pindera’s designs are mainly hand-carved in wax and cast in bronze and sterling silver. The body is the subject in Pindera’s contemporary jewellery, which examines gender, sexuality and Western beauty ideals. Her objective is to challenge social conventions, and encourage empowerment and everyday conversations. In addition, she makes more traditional jewellery designs. She is the recipient of several arts awards and has exhibited work internationally. Pindera creates from her studio in the Exchange District on Treaty No. 1 territory.
Anishinaabe Girl Designs
Shauna Fontaine is Anishinaabekwe and a proud member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 territory. Her passion is illustrated through intricate designs and commitment to personal artistic development and transmission of culture. This artistic expression is manifested through a fusion of traditional and contemporary Indigenous jewellery designs with what she labels, a “boujee flare”. Shauna aims to explore, create and share this form of Indigenous art with people who may not have had previous exposure and understanding of Indigenous art, history and culture. She is further committed to the transmission of cultural practices and identifies art exploration as a contributing to holistic wellbeing and healing for survivors of trauma and violence.
Goota Ashoona is a third generation, female Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. From a long line of wellknown artists, Ashoona, along with her artist husband Bob Kussy and their twin sons Joe Jaw and Samueli Ashoona, founded and run Ashoona Studios, currently operating in Elie, Manitoba. Produced both individually and collaboratively, their work is part autobiographical and part historical, detailing stories from their family life. Many carvings are made from whalebone and black argilite but often mixed with other materials such as caribou antler, soapstone, copper, and claws.
Bambi Amos took sewing class in her hometown of Sachs Harbour, NT and she credits her sewing instructors for teaching her the Inuvialuit art of keeping warm. Most importantly, her amang (mother) for always being her inspiration and encouragement. Bambi’s favourite things to make are sealskin mitts and embroidery. She is excited to see the outcomes when cutting out stroud and drawing flowers for whatever embroidery project she is working on next. Her greatest source of inspiration is making something that encompasses warmth. What she makes needs to be wearable – warmth is an important part of her culture. Carrying on that tradition is so very important.
Beithe is a small batch, eco-friendly clothing line specializing in modern styles and everyday basics. All pieces are designed and made with care in Winnipeg by Kristy Menzies. Made from high quality, natural fabrics and trims, like linen, hemp, bamboo and corozo, pieces in this line allow you to be kind to the earth while wearing items you love. Loose cuts and timeless silhouettes give these garments longevity, letting them to live in your wardrobe for years to come. Hand painted prints and quilted elements give a one-of-a-kind feel to the pieces. Available in sizes XS to 5XL.
Brook Drabot Glass
Glass homewares + decor bring handmade natural inspiration to your everyday. Working out of her home studio, Brook melts and blows glass using a flame working technique, along with propane and oxygen fuelled torches. By using scientific glass and slowly cooling each piece in a kiln she ensures each piece is as durable as it is beautiful.
Candace Neumann is a Métis artist, student, doula, and community worker from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Beading and creating jewellery is a way for her to process the things she does, hears, sees and feels in daily life. Candace mainly makes jewellery that combines traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design, and materials. She is inspired by the work she does in the community and at school, songs, movies, relationships, dreams, and ceremonies. Her grandmother who designed and sewed quilts was influential in her life as a teacher and artist.
Candice Ring Studio Pottery
Candice Ring is a studio potter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has always gravitated toward making utilitarian objects because of their familiarity and tactility. Her interest in the vessel early on in her formal training, continues to propel her to create pieces in an attempt to connect with others both visually and through use. She is inspired by her sense of nostalgia for home, coupled with an interest in history and decoration and uses them as building blocks for her creative process. She has made work, exhibited, and taught throughout North America, and in Australia and China. She has a BFA in Ceramics from The University of Manitoba and an MFA in Studio Art from Arizona State University.
Cathie Ugrin is a Manitoba based fabric artist whose work is characterized by a rich and inventive use of colour, and unique approach to geometrical design. She has studied with a diverse collection of artists, continually expanding her technique and approach. Her pieces have reached a broad audience and have found homes across Canada, USA, England, Finland, Peru, Italy, and Slovenia. Cathie’s work has been accepted into numerous international exhibits and National Juried Shows. She is one of the founding members of the Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba where she is also the Events/ Exhibit Coordinator.
Charlie’s Charmed offers a modern twist on traditional men and women’s fashionable wearables. All products are built of natural materials, with a strict attention to details making each one as unique as the grain from the wood used. Charlie’s collections are eco-friendly, made in small batches and delicately put together while incorporating their rich Indigenous and Filipino traditions and techniques. Their bespoke accessories maintain all of their conceptual elegance at affordable pricing.
Charlotte Sigurdson is a sculpture and doll artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. Charlotte has been a lifelong doll lover and began dollmaking after the birth of her first daughter. Over time, her artwork has evolved from toys to primarily sculptural art dolls and has expanded to include clay sculpture. Charlotte’s work focuses largely on aspects of human nature that defy time and space. Her background in history allows her to examine the common elements of the human experience and how they reveal themselves through folklore, mythology, and official histories. Charlotte uses a variety of materials including textiles, clay, and found objects.
CJ Tennant Jewellery
CJ Tennant creates modern gemstone jewellery. Balancing edgy and elegant, embracing colour and texture, these stunning, quality pieces fulfill CJ’s goal of making every customer feel their best self and have a darn good time in the process! Her design philosophy is always to focus on the real-life needs and bodies of women, creating pieces that excite and flatter. The collections mix and layer so every woman can build a timeless style wardrobe all her own, all while adding the power of gemstones to her days.
Matt Jenkins is dedicated to designing and forging highly crafted work. For 25 years he has honed his skills and learned traditional blacksmith techniques while studying with master smiths around the world. He has placed twice at the World Forging Championship in Stia, Italy and in 2016 he completed a year-long project where he designed and forged a different style hook every day. Between hammering on custom projects in his shop located in just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Matt leads workshops and demonstrates the ancient craft of blacksmithing across North America.
Crystal Nykoluk Earthshaper
Crystal is a shaper of earth, transforming raw mud into hybrid forms of sculpture and pottery. Her work yearns to be touched – forging an irresistible physical connection between artist, viewer, user, and source – our planet. Crystal attended the University of Manitoba to study Fine Arts, and it was there that she discovered clay and how the material satisfied a need to build things in the third dimension. After graduating with a Fine Arts Honours Degree, Crystal became a Ceramic Technician at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Studio Programs.
Daria Tittenberger is a jewellery artist living and working in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Working predominately with off-loom beadweaving techniques, she uses a single needle and thread to sew glass beads together into three-dimensional wearable art. Informed by traditional fabric arts and inspired by contemporary forms of expression, she uses the repetition and layering of simple geometric shapes to create beadwoven jewellery with complex textures, patterns, and shapes.
Lisa and Sean Reico are Winnipeg, Manitoba based artists inspired by their love for, and interest in minimalist design and modern architecture. Together, their mission is to innovate, through their use of unique elements, and to support the community at large by using eco-friendly materials such as 40% recycled resins which incorporate organic materials and hand woven weaves developed by skilled artisans in diverse regions around the world. Although, Lisa and Sean have no formal training in fine arts, their respective decade long interest and passion for architecture and design inspired them to start dconstruct jewellery.
Debra Frances Book Arts
Debra is a bookbinder and book artist whose distinct materials are sourced from the places most meaningful to her; their personal significance finds its place as they become functional books made to hold and preserve individual experience. Nearly fifteen years training in the precise art of bookbinding allows for Debra to strike an elegant balance between fine technique and innovative play. Her work ranges from classic leather journals with archival artist’s paper to sculptural artworks featuring preserved fish leather and ocean sourced driftwood. Debra Frances’ collection continues to offer fresh, exciting ways to interact with the joy of journaling.
Delta Debz Designs
Debbie Dillon (Delta Debz Designs) is an Inuvialuit artist originally from Inuvik, NT. She enjoys designing and making beaded earrings and dream catchers as it inspires her to be more creative, teaches her patience and it is gratifying to see others wearing her creations. Most of her inspiration comes from her Inuvialuit culture, many of her designs contain an ulu, Inukshuk or colours of the northern lights. Debbie’s interest in learning how to use more mediums has led to participating in many workshops such as making traditional snowshoes, making moccasins with beaded fronts, traditional drum making, Métis sash making, acrylic painting and stained glass.
Earth and Hide
Earth and Hide is a lifestyle brand that focuses on high quality leather goods with a timeless rugged quality. Each Earth and Hide product is connected with its owner through the things it carries and the way it’s used. Every customer has a unique story and their product will become an integral part of that story, especially through consistent use. Earth and Hide loves the process of making products, the smell, the feel, and when their customers GUSH about their leather goods!
Candace Lipischak is a multidisciplinary Franco-Métis-Polish artist from Manitoba. Owner and jewellery designer for her company Fat Daug (Father-Daughter), Candace was taught by her mentor and father, Larry. Inspired by their heritage and love of nature, their pendants and earrings are hand-carved out of various antler and unique mediums such as umingmak and baleen. Each piece is original and organic, meant to not only add pizazz to your wardrobe, but keep you grounded.
Kevin Batenchuk was born and raised in Winnipeg and has lived in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. A prairie boy at heart, he is happily back in Winnipeg. Over the years he has made skateboards, canoe paddles, and T-shirts to name a few. Moving forward as an artist he began focusing his efforts on concrete/wood sculpture as well as collage. Architecture has been a lifelong interest for Kevin. Most of his works feature windows in an attempt to bring light into and through the hard realities of existence.
Great Bear Gallery
The Great Bear Gallery in Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, sells a variety of traditional craft handmade by Dene artisans of the Sahtu Region, such as traditionally tanned hide and beaded moccasins, mukluks, gloves, mitts, purses, credit card holders and more. The Great Bear Gallery provides artisans an opportunity to continue making traditional products that connect them to their culture and provide an income in their small communities. A variety of traditional crafts will be available on behalf of these artisans.
Ande Brown, a mixed media artist, creates i-co globes. Ande enjoys incorporating both traditional craftsmanship and new technologies. Ande’s work combines a background in geospatial technology with a passion for maps, solo motorcycle travel, adventure and human connection. The i-co name reflects the shape, an icosahedron, the 20 faces on the globe, and also her love of interpersonal connection through intercontinental travel. Ande has traveled to all seven (7) continents and ridden a motorcycle on six (6) of those continents.
Destiny Seymour is an Anishinaabe interior designer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated with her master’s degree in Interior Design from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. In 2016 Destiny started designing artisan textiles for interiors that respectfully reflect local Manitoban Indigenous peoples and their history. Her company, Indigo Arrows, now offers a range of table linens, pillows, and blankets that showcase patterns from local Indigenous pottery and bone tools that date from 400 to over 3000 years old. These patterns are picking up where her ancestors left off.
Johanna Brierley Jewellery Design
Johanna Brierley Jewellery Design was founded in 2007 after a lifelong fascination with jewellery in its many forms. Johanna is known primarily for her Lucky Stone Collection, which is inspired by unique stones found on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. These stones have influenced Johanna’s jewellery design since childhood, forming the basis for her first collection in sterling silver. These “lucky stones” continue to play a role in her collections, which now include Melt, Droplets, Bridal, and custom pieces. She has expanded her gold collection in particular, taking inspiration from nature, film, literature, travel, gemstones, and art.
Julie Landry has been making art for 10 years. Each piece she creates is very detailed and takes a long time to make. She creates traditional craft with moosehide such as beaded moccasins, handbags and cardholders, but also makes contemporary designed beaded earrings and brooches and more.
Working with fused glass allows June Derksen the opportunity to work in a medium that gives her a sense of freedom, take risks, and push her creative soul. She draws inspiration for her work from personal experiences and places visited. Armed with a camera, she is always on the lookout for the next glass project. June works with handmade sheet glass, frit (crushed glass), and vitro-graph (molten glass pulled to create glass string). Layer upon layer is built up like a collage and fused together in a kiln.
Karen Schmidt Humiski Studio
Karen is an eclectic artist influenced by modern and medieval architecture, and the beauty of the skies, lakes and trees found in the Manitoba landscape. She embraces the challenge of designing 3D small sculptures as personal adornment. Her fusion of form and function in sterling silver, with attention to texture and detail, enables wearers to best express their own individuality. Having taught a Jewellery and Metalsmithing Program for many years, she has benefitted from her experience in the studio and the many workshops she has attended throughout her expanding career.
Kathryne Koop was introduced to clay as a creative medium through a community pottery class over 40 years ago and was immediately captivated, launching a life long career as a full time potter in Winnipeg. Working with porcelain clay, Koop explores endless approaches to familiar objects that balance aesthetics with both form with function. She creates unique pieces of pottery that are elegant, as well as gestural, making them as pleasurable to display at as they are to use. Each piece is wheel thrown, glazed with multiple layers of colour, and fired in a gas reduction kiln.
Kelli Rey Studio
Kelli Rey is an artist who works from her studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is sparked by early to mid 20th century design, defamiliarization, experiments and colour. Artfully designing ceramics and incorporating aspects that may surprise, puzzle and entertain is what she likes to do. Kelli has a BFA in Ceramics, a BEd from the University of Manitoba and a diploma in Graphic Design from Red River College. She has received numerous awards including Manitoba Arts Council Grants. Kelli’s work has been exhibited in Canada and the US can be found in private collections in North America and abroad.
Levi MacDonald Carving
Growing up in Fort Smith in a family of well-known carvers, Levi made his first carving when he was about five years old. Years passed and in 2016, Levi’s grandfather gave him a walrus tusk as a gift, which inspired him to start carving once again. Like his father and grandfather, Levi carves with natural materials readily available in the NWT, such as moose antler, muskox horn, and buffalo hooves, but also loves to work with walrus and mammoth tusk ivory. He creates smaller jewelry pieces like rings, pendants and brooches, but also larger art pieces of northern animals.
Little Wing Odd Birds
Little Wing Odd Birds are small bird sculptures made of wool, wire and winter nights in Winnipeg. They are created to celebrate both the beauty of yarn and the charm of birds. Many are purely imaginary species and some are interpretations of birds found in nature. All are whimsical, playful and odd. Materials are thoughtfully selected from a wide range of sources including leftovers from knitter’s stash and fibre that is produced at local Manitoba farms.
Sheila Cailleau is the founder and owner of Magpie Chiq. She is Métis on her father’s side with a long history of trapping, fur trading, and connection to the land. This allows her universal training to shine through and her art to come to her naturally. Born and raised in Kenora, Ontario, she had a strong appreciation to all aspects of nature, which she incorporates into her art. She creates her products with a balance of fashion and function, covering all the seasons. All of her items are 100% hand sewn by Sheila and customized to suit each customer. Making the world a happy place one stitch at a time, her collections have been enjoyed globally.
David McMillan was born in Brandon, Manitoba. Moving west he completed his BFA with honors at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design focusing on critical theory in contemporary ceramics. While living in a tent under an old growth cedar tree he learned production pottery from Sandra Dolph in a four-year summer apprenticeship. After returning to Manitoba David has spent the last decade working exclusively with locally harvested materials in his ceramics. Researching, harvesting and processing all of his materials by hand, David then fires his pottery in a wood burning kiln.
Meg Does Pottery
Meg Greenlay works part time in her home studio creating pottery for you to enjoy. She specializes in abstract colour stories, precious decorative items and accessories and original patterns. Items are created through some traditional methods such as wheel throwing, sculpting and slab work. Meg has been working as a ceramic artist for nearly 5 years. Her first introduction to clay was 6 years ago when she took classes at the WAG. Since then she has developed a small Canadian brand that is sold across Canada and beyond.
Metro Grade Goods
Eric Au is a multi-disciplinary industrial designer and maker. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Industrial Design at the University of Calgary. He started his brand, Metro Grade Goods in 2013. He works closely with new manufacturing technologies and melds them with modern materials to produce unique interpretations of common objects. Inspired by strong graphic design, bold contrast and functional aesthetics, he strives to produce work that can enhance everyday life. The result is a hand finished, high quality, pragmatic product that seeks out a life time of weathering. Traditional storytelling meets contemporary craft.
Mich Jewellery Design
Michelle Plamondon, a French-Canadian Artist/Jeweller from Winnipeg, Manitoba, received two BFA’s, one in Sculpture and Installation from the University of Manitoba in 2015 and the second in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her work has been included in several exhibitions across North America. Her main influences in her current work are industrial materials, exploring a clean minimalist style, industrial architecture, and abandoned spaces. The elegance of simple forms is a prominent aesthetic in her work.
Michael Astill Pottery
Michael Astill has been living and creating in Manitoba for nearly 25 years. The past 17 years he has made Ile des Chenes his home. Most of the work he makes is fired in a kiln he built in 2006. A creator of functional ceramics, Michael places the importance of use as highly as the aesthetic of the work. He has spent his career utilizing the atmosphere in woodfired kilns to create work with a subtle beauty that encourages handling and contemplation.
Michino Tsuboi studied design and printmaking in art school in Japan and is a self-taught natural dyer. As a mother of four children, what she makes is based on motherhood. Michino dyes with natural ingredients and feels that there are colours that humans cannot create. When raising children Michino always needed a sturdy bag that could hold anything. The bag is called ‘ZUDABUKURO’ in Japanese.
Toludare Toluwalope (PhD) is a professional ceramist from Nigeria who has been teaching and practicing ceramics since 2011. His curiosity for ceramics is more into solving mysteries, which is evident in his scientific research publications. He has a passion for pottery and has mastered advanced throwing skills with interest in making large forms on the potter’s wheel. He generates harmony for thrown wares with dexterity showing African/Asian master class. He’s learnt ceramics in the crudest way with a wealth of experience in working things around to get any desired result in ceramics.
Rachael Kroeker Ceramics
Rachael Kroeker is a full-time ceramic artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed her BFA with honours in 2009 from the University of Manitoba and was an artist in residence at Medalta, Medicine Hat in 2010. She has participated in a number of shows throughout the years including invitationals and group exhibitions. From 2014-2020, Rachael was a member of the Stoneware Gallery, a long running pottery collective. In 2021, Rachael mentored her first summer apprentice, teaching her production process and how to run a successful creative business. Her work can be found in a number of galleries throughout Canada and has been published in The Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press and the Galleries West magazine.
Rory Voudrach (RKV Blades) was born and raised in Tuktoyaktuk, NT and now lives in Inuvik, NT. He has a great appreciation and respect for traditional style ulu knives and the traditional materials used to make them. His elders and ancestors made ulu knives with materials available to them including repurposed saw blade steel, which is what he prefers to use. When creating an ulu, Rory can’t help but imagine the appreciation and pride Inuit men of the past felt as they created a tool that would help themselves and their families prepare food and skins for survival. Every ulu he creates is dedicated to his mother and his elders, both past and present.
Rosalind uses bone, antler, beach glass and other natural elements in all her glass work – fusing the real and the conceptual, the natural and the created. Rosalind has always been interested in art; starting as a painter and quickly moving into her favourite medium – glass. Time spent in the supportive artists’ communities of the Yukon and Northwest Territories allowed Rosalind to begin working as a full time glass artist. Rosalind enjoys incorporating traditional Métis images and colours relating to nature in her pieces. Themes of ice, stone and fire abound.
Rosemarie Péloquin sculpts wool. Her portraits and vignettes are expressions of moments in time that we can connect with in our shared humanity. Her work emerges from a background in design and teaching, a career in Parks Canada, and her rural francophone roots. It has been featured in video-reportages on Radio Canada, TVA and TFO 24.7, has appeared in Fiber Art Now (US), Surface Design(US), Book Arts/Art du livre Canada and Textile Fibre Forum (AUD) magazines, Architectural Digest online, and has shown in exhibitions in Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario and B.C.
Naila Janzen felt stuck in work and life. Then she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. While recovering from treatment she tried quilting for the second time and finally found her creative voice. Quilting became her passion. Now, Naila make all sorts of home decor and textile pieces under the banner of Rox Creative. She’s been featured in local and national publications and magazines and is an artisan with Simons’ Fabrique 1840.
SARAH SUE DESIGN
Modern sustainable clothing made with natural and sustainable exquisite fabric. Bamboo, Silk, Hemp, Cotton, Linen and eco-friendly textiles are used in creating minimalistic and contemporary silhouettes that are timeless. Sarah creates items that are wearable pieces of art. She creates small batch collections that she hand-dyes such as the Boxy Cardigans, Flowy Tunics and Tops that focus on being inclusive in sizing to look fabulous on all women. Sizes XS-5X. All made in Winnipeg!
Sol Desharnais is known for his innovation by bringing new meaning to raw, natural and or upcycled materials. From his hometown of St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Sol creates unique and useful products by the clever improbable association of materials. His current collections include wooden sided handbags in both vinyl flooring and recycled rubber, as well as a colourful collection of accessories in eco-felt (wood and corn based). He is honoured to also partner with Smile – Epic of St. Malo, creating employment for adults living with different abilities.
Spence Custom Carving
Fredrick Lyle Spence (Thunder Bear) was born and raised in Peguis First Nation. He has enjoyed being creative in various forms for most of his life. Upon graduation from high school at 16 years old, Fred moved to Winnipeg where he worked construction for 5 years before discovering a specific interest in electrical work. He went on to become a journeyman electrician and successfully completed electrical engineering technology diploma. For a variety of reasons, during his early years of adulthood Fred developed a substance abuse issue. It was art that allowed him to successfully take his life back. Initially it was woodworking that he found to be beneficial for his mental wellbeing and shortly thereafter developed a love of soapstone carving. Fred’s emotions and feelings go in to his artwork and all represent particular stages of his recovery. He currently volunteers at Siloam Mission, where he teaches soapstone carving in hopes that the art form will benefit others as it has him.
Studio Silver Bliss
Delia Cepoi (Studio Silver Bliss) grew up in Sibiu (Hermannstadt) Romania and felt close to the artistic world since a very early age. She holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning and her career spans over three decades and two continents. Parallel with the professional world, Delia was always in a continuous quest exploring anything and everything that involves design. She has created and sold over 2,500 pieces of jewelry around the globe. She draws her inspiration from all textures, colours and materials and loves to create daring, statement jewelry. Her contemporary style is made for the confident, unconventional woman who wants to be noticed by making a sensational impact in today’s society.
Originally from a small town in Manitoba, Terry Hildebrand graduated with an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in May 2014. He received a BFA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba in 2007. From 2009 until 2011 he worked as a studio technician in the ceramics department at the University of Manitoba. In the years after his MFA he taught at Medicine Hat College and has participated in multiple residencies at Medalta and the Banff Center while exhibiting nationally and internationally. Terry and his partner Miriam Rudolph are full time artists based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Weldon Neufeld has been crafting home decor, furniture, and custom pieces since 1977. He started Treevival as a way to combine his love of design with a desire to salvage materials that would’ve otherwise been burned or thrown away, turning them into works that are functional, beautiful, and made to be cherished.
Tricia Wasney’s jewellery is made mainly from recycled sterling silver. She experiments with mixing metals, incorporating wool and other materials, and uses fire and oxidation processes to create colour and texture. History, memory, scientific inquiry, geology and the landscape are constant inspirations in her work, much of which is intentionally warped and distressed. Each piece is hand-crafted in her studio in Winnipeg. Tricia’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions at C2 Centre for Craft and the Buhler Gallery. She has participated in artists residencies in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Churchill, Manitoba; and Riding Mountain National Park.
Valerie Metcalfe graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1974 with an honours degree in Ceramics. In 1978 she co-founded The Stoneware Gallery and The Stoneware Studio, two artist run organizations that create, market and teach ceramics. Valerie’s pieces have been exhibited and sold across Canada and the United States and are held in public and private collections around the world. Images of her work can be found in numerous ceramic books and publications. In 1994 she had the honour of being elected to The Royal Canadian Academy of Art. She is currently profiled in “Who’s Who in Canada”.
Kristie Joy & Graham Epp are co-creators of Velvet Plume. They create functional-art rope baskets on their sewing machine; just as a potter throws clay on a wheel. The rope is naturally dyed and accented with colour through the use of thread. Every vessel is one-of-a-kind and sewn into a functional sculpture for everyday living.
Nathan Bezoplenko and Brendon Friesen are the Co-Owners and Craftsmen behind Wilder Goods. Both Bezoplenko and Friesen are DIY(ers) with broad interests in all things handmade and unique, including woodworking, welding, bicycle repair and restoration and of course, leather and canvas. They craft all of their goods in the Exchange district in downtown Winnipeg where they have a studio that is open to the public. Specializing in materials that are durable and natural, Wilder aims to provide useful products that are both strong and timeless. They love to interact with folks and transparently show their customers how the products are designed and constructed.
Bernard Ferguson has a BFA in Fine Arts and has been producing ceramics for 12 years. He teaches ceramics classes and is also an art coordinator working with youth. His ceramics production is balanced between working on the wheel and hand building. The different levels of control, interaction and response reminds him of the different elements, fire, air, water, metal, earth. His other passions include painting, gardening/food growing, and sustainability.
Winnipeg North of Fargo
Roy Liang works primarily with textiles and wood which are either silk screened or printed digitally. Roy gets his inspiration from vintage images and fabrics. He grew up in Gimli, MB in the 70’s where he learned to sew. In his work you will see a lot of these images and use of deadstock vintage fabrics which were purchased locally. He has experience teaching silk screening and sewing, and has taken tailoring classes.
Get your beading kit at CRAFTED November 5-7!
Each beading kit includes: 3 bags of beads, wool with pattern, 2 needles, lining, ribbon, instructions, and extra needles, thread, and big beads.
All proceeds will be donated to The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of Residential School Survivors, families and communities are honoured and kept safe for future generations.