From cringe to unhinged: quirky and eclectic accessories hand made in Kelowna, BC.
Artisans Way Organics is a family run business focused on making great tasting chocolate and nut butters on the healthier side. We are fully vegan and gluten free and don’t use refined sugars or junk ingredients.
I’m an artist and florist who has been fascinated by dried flowers for the past 20 years. In 2021, I decided to turn that fascination into a business, allowing to share my unique eye for seeing the potential in each individual flower. I arrange flowers in a wild and free way, yet still manages to capture the individual shapes and personalities of each bloom. I finds beauty and joy in all types of flowers and plants, and is excited to share my work with the world.
We are a mother /daughter sewing duo in Colwood creating items for pets.
Born and raised in Sooke, BC, Jill Warne’s creativity has always been inspired by the nature and spirit of southern Vancouver Island. She studied visual arts at Camosun College and then completed a degree in History and English Literature.
Working predominantly in acrylics, Jill studied painting and focused mainly on west coast landscapes as inspiration.
In 2017, while looking to challenge herself by working in new media, Jill found polymer clay as an interesting alternative, and began to apply some of the style and techniques she had developed, in landscape painting, to layering and creating depth in miniature clay creations based on familiar locations, such as Whiffin Spit and Sombrio Beach.
Learning metal work came next and West Coast Cameos was formed. Drawing from her childhood home and love of the west coast environment, Jill then created collections also inspired by local floral and fauna. Jill has worked to represent the beauty and soul of her island home.
I was born in Mozambique, Africa, and spent my childhood there. Later, I moved to Europe and studied in Portugal, Germany, England, and Denmark. Where I did a couple of Bachelor degrees, Fine arts and Design.
A few years ago I moved to Canada with my family. For several months I would get up really early, get on my bicycle and find subjects for my photos: parks, animals, people, streets and buildings, anything that had some unusual light or feature. I was enjoying it a lot! It was on one of those outings that I came across the Lapidary Club. I was very curious and the members of the club were so welcoming, that after a few hours on the cutting wheels I was in love! I had always loved to work with stone and metals, but working with gemstones was even more interesting. I studied under goldsmith/artist Tom Schlegel, whom was so generous he allowed me to use his fully equipped studio until I had enough resources to have my own. For two years I studied with him. It was a pleasure and a challenge. Lisa Elser, Tom’s wife is a famous artist, she is one of the crème de la crème faceters. She taught me how to facet and again, she too let me use her equipment. Life is opportunity and fortune, and I have been most fortunate in finding the right people, willing to help and to give.
I have been working independently for 11 years now, and selling at arts & crafts shows as well as rock and gem shows. I make one of a kind pieces. Each piece is unique and has a story to tell.
Megan MacDonald is a multi disciplinarian artist from Kelowna BC. Her focus is primarily centred on her encaustic practice.
MacDonald is drawn to natural and organic forms, the energy of hand-drawn lines, and the alchemy that occurs with the convergence of natural elements. She was drawn to encaustics due to its beautiful depth and luminosity as well as the myriad of possibilities the medium offers.
An award-winning artist, MacDonald’s work has been in juried exhibitions both regionally and nationally and can be found in numerous private collections around the globe. MacDonald continues to work, show and instruct out of her studio the Crow’s Nest in Kelowna, BC.
The pairing of visual artist Charlie Rappard and lighting automation electrician Jay Moulton directly reflect the pairing of art and light in each Lumen Gem lamp. Our Lumen Gem LED light creations are impossible in nature, however we strive to give the appearance of living or growing somewhere, such as fungi consuming driftwood. Living with beautiful objects that remind us of the natural world encourages us to slow down and help reconnect with nature and ultimately, ourselves.
Artisan crafted mushroom sculptures combining porcelain, silicone, Vancouver Island driftwood, lichens, and LED lighting. Each one is a unique creation. Powered by a replaceable coin cell battery, these are ideal decorations for shelf and table top. A limited number of wall mounted versions also available. Magical!
Working in a unique technique with gouache and ink gives me the creative freedom to explore these ideas. It influences how I think about my art. I use strong contrast, quality of light and brilliant luminosity, and black line in order to create a burst of energy.
I create greeting cards, magnets, prints and tote bags from original work.
Our dehydrated meal prep kits are easy one pot meals that cook within 30 minutes, and feed between 4-8 people. Each and every meal comes with easy to follow cooking directions, they are both convenient and straightforward. All meals are designed for health conscious individuals who want to minimize their time spent in the kitchen, and maximize time spent enjoying the outdoors. Our Mountain Meals are single serve dehydrated meals meant for hiking, or backpacking. All you have to do is add water, and rehydrate. These meals are packed full of flavour, and ready to fuel any adventure.
Hannah Stinson is a ceramic artist and illustrator. She has been making Munbeibis, sculpted ceramic figurines, since 2014. Munbeibis come from a story Hannah imagined about a group of moon rocks that have descended from the Moon to Earth, drawn here by their curiosity about humans, the forest, seashore, and snacks. On earth, the Munbeibis love to spend time with their favourite humans and go on adventures.
Hannah’s sculptural ceramic work can be found in shops and galleries in Canada and Japan.
Our co-founders, Emily and Kyle, met in law school at UBC. Emily is a lifelong vegetarian/vegan with a love for cooking and recipe creation. Kyle, having previously lived on a dairy farm, was astounded at how delicious vegan food could be. We started experimenting with recipes and selling at farmers’ markets. The reception was very encouraging, and made us feel that we were really onto something. After graduating and working as a lawyer at a top corporate law firm, respectively, we decided that we wanted to dedicate our careers to something meaningful to us. This is why we made the decision to jump into the business full-time.
Our small team of four at Circular Harvest is made up of passionate mushroom enthusiasts. We started growing mushrooms in 2021, and learn something new every day. Our first product was our gourmet mushroom grow kits, and has now grown to include a frozen mushroom food product lineup and our lion’s mane powder and extract.
Founders Chadd and Kyle met at the University of Waterloo while studying for their Bachelor’s in Environment and Business. Upon moving to BC, they started Circular Harvest with a mission to reshape agriculture from a linear to a circular agri-food system by 2030. Our products are a reflection of this larger mission we are working on.
Our delicious artisan pastas are hand made in Victoria BC by a borne and bred Italian pastaio, using traditional Italian methods and unique seasonal ingredients from local farms and markets. Handcrafted from the finest certified organic durum wheat, sourced in BC and freshly milled on Vancouver Island. We slow dry at a low temperature to produce a beautifully delicate, highly-nutritious product with exceptional flavour and authentic Italian taste. Available during the summer and festive market seasons, our traditional hand made crackers and cookies are a true labour of love – bringing Italian amore to this beautiful corner of the West Coast.
Metal Art that captures the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest
Probably the best known for our No. 82 Amaretto. We opened in 2015, making liqueurs for mixing cocktails. Come check our booth out and try a sample!
Hand drawn, hand carved, and hand printed linocut art prints, greeting cards, and t-shirts inspired by nature.
Tink is a line of unique minimalist jewelry based out of Vancouver, B.C. The primary medium is polymer clay, a versatile and durable material that is very lightweight making it perfect for every day wear.
The mixed medium pieces have both a handmade and refined quality that makes the collection approachable and distinctive.
Tofino based artist, Mei, has been creating unique expressions of art since 2015. Self taught, she discovered a unique painting process that is reminiscent of cloud gazing and inspired by her wild imagination. After dropping a multitude of watercolors onto paper, she lets them dry as shapes and images reveal themselves to her. Trusting the process, she then traces the images and creatures, which create one-of-a-kind illustrations. Just as each painting evolves and expresses her current state of mind, she hopes viewers will find their own unique story reflected.
In addition to her watercolor illustrations, she infuses her art with nature through working with local Vancouver Island wood and wild flowers from Tofino to create botanical pieces of art to hang on a wall, a table centrepiece, a hanging mobile, or a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.
Based out of beautiful Victoria, BC, Vancouver Island’s Own is a small-batch, family-owned and operated gourmet snack food company. We approach the making of our products as consciously as we provide a nourishing meal for our families: with 100% organic, locally sourced ingredients and a whole lot of love. We maintain a focus on sustainability and a low carbon footprint throughout our company, from the ingredients and creation of our delectable products, to our packaging and delivery process. We take care to reduce our environmental impact as much as humanly possible and to ensure that our products benefit your body, mind, and taste buds. Our specialties include a variety of trail mixes made with fresh-from-the-harvest nuts and seeds, and unique granolas featuring locally freeze-dried fruits. We love nurturing our community and providing healthy, ready-made snack foods to satiate your hunger at any time of the day!
Diane, a qualified goldsmith, using filigree-work, and Ehud, a goldsmith whose family had been practicing the traditional Yemenite Filigree art for eight generations, set up a studio and soon developed their own special style.
Their creative design, inspired by diverse artistic currents (European Art Deco, Moroccan hammered metal and Yemenite traditional filigree technique) bears their very personal stamp of imagination and originality.
Wild Littles is a modern artisan brand hand making children’s quilts, apparel and accessories in North Saanich, BC. Our beautiful handmade creations are made from high quality fabrics, often designed by independent female artist and exclusive fabrics made by us.
Wallace Craft Chocolate, based in Victoria, BC, Canada, is your gateway to exceptional stone-ground chocolates and confections. With a commitment to 100% transparent trade, we source the finest single-origin cocoa, directly supporting farmers across the globe. Founder Mark Wallace’s decade-long commitment in Africa has empowered cocoa producers to earn fair wages. This bond persists as we now source beans directly from these farmers. With strong ties to the West Coast, we use local, organic, and the highest quality ingredients with distinct cocoa beans for captivating flavors. At Wallace Craft Chocolate, we’re all about unwavering transparency, integrity, and sustainability.
Offering minimally processed plant-based seafood alternatives in an effort to help reduce the stress on our oceans.
Ritual Concrete + Goods was born in early 2022 with the intention of providing unique and high-quality home living products through exceptional craftsmanship. It was founded by a husband and wife team, and their dynamic complimentary set of skills creates the perfect match for the brand. Their passion for detail and innovative creativity is evident in their products, resulting in a clean and sleek feel in each piece. They believe that everything we use in our daily lives should be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.
Quirky, fun, handmade products created for you in a little Gibsons, BC gallery by tea and biscuit loving elves. Our whimsical tea towels, tote bags, and prints are sure to tickle your funny bone.
Focusing on functional mid-fire stoneware, Lochside Pottery is dedicated to the simple, unique character of the handmade. Drawing inspiration from the comfort of cottages and simplicity of farmhouses; this collection is designed to be loved and enjoyed everyday.
As an experienced woodworker, I am fascinated by the journey in every piece of wood and believe the aim of every project is to craft well-designed works of art that are beautiful and functional. I enjoy testing the limits of what materials can do, but above all my passion for design and creation comes from the desire to make incredible ideas come to life and share them with the world. I am currently obsessed with LED ambient table lamps. Each one is a unique gift from nature, handmade to highlight the beauty, form and function of each piece.
Even though letterpress printing is over 500 years old, Porchlight Press continues to wow with their modern take on the craft. With their expert eye toward detail, Porchlight Press uses their antique presses to uniquely combine word, imagery, and texture that you’ll see in all their products. Their latest line of sumptuous paper and home goods is perfect for holiday gifts, or indulge your own collection. Porchlight Press is an award winning Vancouver based custom letterpress printing + design studio.
At Hammock Hounds we love doing something fun and outside the box for your dog, cat & parrot too!
Some examples of our unique treats include dog gingerbread houses, dog advent calendars, dog, cat & parrot ice cream mix, dog treat sushi, cat tea and SO much more!
We make every treat from scratch using only the best ingredients with no wheat, corn, soy or preservatives.
We also make a variety of wax products including paw protector, nose balm & hot spot helper, all using local beeswax.
GRETEL DESIGNS is a wearable connection to nature. Foraged sprigs and beach combed shells from Vancouver Island are cast to capture the tiniest of details in every .960 sterling silver piece of jewellery.
Good Wheel Ceramics makes functional pottery that is not only pleasing to the eye, but feels good to hold and use. Each pot is thrown and finished on the potter’s wheel. We use a variety of different glazes, mostly personal recipes, in addition to letting the natural beauty of the raw clay show.
As a small batch artist, pieces are thrown, glazed and fired without molds or forms, with the utmost of care. As a result, each piece is handmade and unique and something we can both be proud of.
Here at From the Heart Pebble Art, we are dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind visual art pieces by using pebbles, sea glass and other beach treasures. Through our art, we aim to spark a little happiness and remind people to appreciate the beauty that nature has to offer.
We modified the recipe of crème brulee with less fat and sugar compared to traditional and commercial ones. We added a twist on this classic French dessert with dairy and vegan options.
Welcome to Claire Victoria Art and Illustration. Influenced by her life on the coast, Claire uniquely captures the essence of what it means to love out west through her stylized drawings and paintings. Come by booth #44 for a curated selection of prints, holiday and art cards designed to invite the outdoors into your home and honor the wild landscapes and characters that inspire us each day.”
Katherine Sydor, the artist behind Cedar & Wool Maker Co., creates unique fibre landscapes and a variety of Fibre Art DIY Kits of her own design. The DIY Kits are designed to be beginner-accessible.
Each piece is made from a variety of high quality sustainable materials such as 100% recycled textiles and merino wool.
Leather bags have been a staple in fashion for centuries, and for good reason, The timeless beauty of a well-made hand-crafted leather bag is unmatched. All of my pieces are carefully detailed and crafted by myself in my studio on Salt Spring Island; they show quality and sophistication. Whether it’s a classic tote, a sleek crossbody, or a versatile backpack, leather bags have the ability to elevate any outfit and add a touch of luxury to your everyday style. Having said that leather is not for everyone so I have added vegan products to my shop. Both leather and vegan bags come in a variety of designs that cater to different personalities and styles. From traditional to modern, there is a bag for everyone. All of my bags offer a contemporary and trendy appeal, with innovative designs and materials. Whether you prefer a vintage-inspired satchel, a minimalist tote, or a bold statement piece, leather, and vegan bags have you covered. These bags are not only fashion-forward but also functional, ensuring that you can find a design that fits your personality and lifestyle. So go ahead and explore the world of leather and vegan bags, and find the perfect one to complement your unique style.
Andrea Fritz Art creates authentic Coast Salish art with a modern twist. Realism, movement, and tradition come together to show you the beauty of the natural West Coast World. Andrea creates original prints, shirts, cards, books, stickers and earrings.