Pop over to the pop up shop...this Saturday, during Rekindle

Miche Warwick
By Miche Warwick
December 5th, 2013

There are only two more days until the Kootenay Artisan Market! This Saturday December 7th, be sure to catch this “pop up shop” at 2123 Columbia Ave (the old yarn store) from 10:00 – 4:00.

Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect from these talented Kootenay artists:

From Rossland

Sarah Zanussi ~ Pisces Pottery

Miche Warwick ~ One.Strong Jewelry & Crochet

Miche has been a creative soul her entire life, always creating, designing and making art of some kind. It wasn’t until a few years ago that she discovered her knack for making unique jewelry, and so began the quest to develop a unique style of wearable art that hadn’t been seen before. Coupled with that, comes a line of high quality crocheted goods made with locally hand-spun and hand-dyed yarns ” I have this irresistable passion to always be creating…to always be using my hands to make something. I love making jewelry, and I take a lot pride in making one of a kind pieces. I’m not into pumping out a whole whack of stuff that all looks the same. Each individual piece I make is for a special soul, who can wear their piece with love and pride and know that noone else has that exact same piece.”

Artist Duo Cath Ruthven & Amy Exner – acrylic paintings & unique pencil crayon:

Cath migrated her way west in 1994 where she fell in love with our sweet, little mountain town!!! Her passion is winter!! She is a creative, down to earth happy soul that loves hugs! You can find her on the hill shredding snow, in her studio brushing canvas or behind her sewing machine creating a masterpiece ! She is a lady of many talents!!

From Nelson

Diane Walters ~ eARTh Community Clay Studios

Her latest work is based on working with red earthenware while developing a surface design to resemble that of the colours found in cliff faces and rock outcroppings. After three years of experimentation she is satisfied with the results found in her functional work. “The connection between geology, chemistry, art and function thrills me to the core and I am proud to offer this to the table.” She shares her love of clay by creating a community centered pottery studio based on shared experience and a mutual love for clay, where she teaches wheel and handbuilding classes to children, youth and adults. Diane sees eARTh Community Clay studios as an opportunity to unfold imagination and skill in a small, personal environment.

Slowburn EcoSoy Candles

Our soy wax is…100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil, GUARANTEED! It is also biodegradable, Kosher Certified, NOT tested on animals, FREE of palm wax, FREE of petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products, FREE of pesticides and herbicides, FREE of toxic materials and FREE of Genetically Modified Material!

Light up your world the healthier way!!

Creatures of the Sun ~ West Coast Art by Andrew Talbot

Andrew Talbot grew up in Comox B.C. and has been exploring and photographing the far corners of the island from an early age. Based on Vancouver Island, he primarily focuses on west coast landscapes and the vibrant colours and patterns that soak our coastline. Inspired by surf trips, hikes and kayaking, his canvases offer a glimpse into those free, pristine places across Vancouver Island. We are all creatures of the sun!

From Riondel

Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates

It began with a vivid dream one night in 2008, where I was crafting bee pollen chocolate truffles. Curiosity stemmed from the dream and lead me to learn that chocolate, in fact, comes from a tree and has extensive healing properties. Thus Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates was born. Ambrosia product line is conscious, fine quality, artisan chocolate hand-crafted on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia. All pieces are handcrafted in small batches to create a holistic experience through unique flavors and organic, healing ingredients. We use only single-origin chocolate made from criollo and trinitario cacao beans originating in South America, where the deepest roots of theobroma cacao exist. See our full story and product line at www.ambrosiachocolates.com.

From Crawford Bay

Ink Rebels Screen Printing

Ink Rebels screenprinting includes men’s and women’s clothing with hand printed designs. All our pieces are sourced from organic, ethical companies, placing emphasis on Canadian made clothing. We love integrating unique illustrations with comfortable sustainable clothes often layering images of the natural world with spiritual symbols.

From Castlegar

Shelly Le Beau ~ fine woodworking

Shelly has been doing woodwork for over 20 years now, and her passion began by doing it with her mom. She began with Intarsia and expanded to clocks, silhouettes, signs and more. Catch a glimpse of her work at www.woodworkingal.shutterfly.com

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