Local Chefs and Ceramic Artists Featured in Second Volume of Celebrated Cookbook

Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels Launches in Advance of CRAFTED: Show + Sale 2019

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 28, 2019: The second volume of a philanthropic cookbook featuring 21 recipes created by local chefs served in bowls handcrafted by ceramic artists launched this month. Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels Volume 2 is a collaborative project from Ayoko Design and the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s CRAFTED: Show + Sale, coming up on November 8 and 9. Proceeds from the sale of the publication will be divided equally between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Winnipeg Harvest.

CRAFTED is a one-of-a-kind event, highlighting over 60 artists from Manitoba and Nunavut. One of the unique features of CRAFTED is a philanthropic component that changes each year. From a call for handmade quilts going to patients in care, to a drive for knitted toques for youth, the handmade becomes the hand-given thanks to CRAFTED and the community who contribute to the cause. The first volume of the cookbook has raised nearly $15 000 and counting in support of Winnipeg Harvest.

Both volumes are made possible by CRAFTED 2019 Chair Yoko Chapman and her company Ayoko Design, which created this special cookbook issue of Anthropologie. Representing Winnipeg and beyond, participating chefs and artists donated their time and expertise to bring the vision to life.

Quick Facts:
• Chefs include Christa Bruneau-Guenther of Feast Café Bistro, Mike Brown of DeLuca’s Catering, Irene Adamopoulos of Greek Market, Betty Calderon of BMC Market, and many more.
• Some of the featured artists include PJ Anderson Ceramics, Teegan Walker Ceramics, Kathryne Koop Pottery, and Kelli Rey Studio.
• Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels Volume 2 is available for order online at crafted.wag.ca/cookbook, at ShopWAG (300 Memorial Blvd) and WAG@The Forks (Johnston Terminal), during this year’s CRAFTED event, plus Ayoko Design (302-960 Portage Ave), C2 Centre for Craft (1-329 Cumberland Avenue), as well as the Arctic Co-operatives Limited head office (1645 Inkster Blvd). See the full list of retailers online.
• Cookbooks are also being offered to schools, youth organizations, and sports teams as a community fundraising opportunity. Please contact Ayoko Design directly to make arrangements at 204.612.5944 or visit ayokodesign.com
• The fifth annual CRAFTED: Show + Sale on November 8 and 9 showcases the latest work by over 60 jury-selected artists, presented in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association.
• This year’s event will offer a soup and beer bar with recipes from Down to Earth: Homemade Soups in Handmade Vessels Volume 2.
• Tickets to CRAFTED are just $5 or free for kids under 12, and include Gallery admission.

“I am thrilled to have worked on the second volume of this very special cookbook. Many thanks to Yoko Chapman and Ayoko Design for making Down to Earth Volume 2 a reality. What a way to build momentum towards CRAFTED 2019, when we will be featuring work by even more artists from here and the North.”
– Sherri Van Went, Manager of Retail Operations, Winnipeg Art Gallery

“Supporting the Winnipeg community has always been Ayoko Design’s main objective. This CRAFTED cookbook collaboration has not only allowed us to promote local talents and businesses, it has given us the opportunity to support nourishment of the soul and body by partnering with The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Winnipeg Harvest.”
– Yoko Chapman, CRAFTED 2019 Chair, owner of Ayoko Design, and Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Anthologie

“Over 64,000 Manitobans rely on food from Winnipeg Harvest every month.  From working poor parents with children to seniors and people with disabilities on a fixed income, they all benefit from Winnipeg Harvest.  Through our committed partnership with local chefs, Ayoko Design, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the fundraising from this beautifully crafted cookbook will go a long way to help in our mission to feed hope and fight hunger throughout Manitoba.”
– Keren Taylor-Hughes, CEO, Winnipeg Harvest

Associated Links:
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Ayoko Design
Winnipeg Harvest
Manitoba Craft Council
Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association

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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact

Amy Rebecca Harrison
Engagement Supervisor
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Amber O’Reilly
Engagement Officer
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Colleen McVarish
Assistant Director of Development & Communications
Winnipeg Harvest

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. To celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. Opening in 2020, the Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To learn more visit wag.ca

Ayoko Design is a multidisciplinary design studio in Winnipeg and publisher of Anthropologie. They have worked with local businesses providing brand consulting, creative direction, graphic design, website design, residential and commercial interior design, and printing and publishing services. For more, visit ayokodesign.com

Winnipeg Harvest is a not-for-profit, community-based organization. They collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. For more, visit winnipegharvest.org


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