Meet the Artist: Pottery by Dave & Family
Pottery by Dave & Family is a small business based in the Fraser Valley, specializing in expertly crafted handmade pottery pieces. Dave has been making pottery since 1975, focusing on mugs, cups and bowls in a variety of different glazes. The foundation of Dave’s brand is family – the family pottery business has helped their 2 daughters complete their post-secondary education, and now Dave and his family continue making pottery as a way of connecting with their community and local artisanal ecosystem.
Meet the Artist: Milklady Soap Co.
Anna’s soapmaking journey began while she was trying to find suitable soap products that wouldn’t irritate her child’s eczema. Eventually, she found that the best way to do that was to make them herself, and Milklady Soap Co. was born! Anna makes hand poured, small batch soap daily in her studio in Burnaby. Her soaps are made using natural ingredients including colorants found in plants, algae and clay, and features a variety of scents that everyone can enjoy.
Meet the Artist: Mellifera Bees
Some could say that Melissa was always destined to be a beekeeper – the meaning of her first name is ‘honey bee’! Melissa harvests all of the honey for Mellifera Bees from her hives across the Lower Mainland and BC. Each jar contains unfiltered honey flavored with many types of infusions such as ginger, lavender and chili. Melissa recommends pairing her unique honey with bread and cheese, or shake things up and add some to ice cream or your favourite salad dressing!
Meet the Artist: Blackwood Gifts
Atheena’s mission for Blackwood Gifts is to create a variety of lovingly handmade, eco-friendly products for the body and home that you can enjoy guilt-free! Her products range from beautifully scented room sprays to eco-friendly cleaning scrubs and much more. This Prince George based business offers a great selection of gifts for everyone on your list (and yourself, too!)
Meet the Artist: Bomemade
Bomin’s stunning illustrations highlight the beauty found in everyday life! The inspiration behind Bomemade stems from her deep love of Vancouver and a desire to share it with others - the city's landscape, nature, wildlife, fruits, and veggies serve as a constant source of inspiration for her artwork. Bomin has dedicated herself to portraying subjects that hold a special place in her heart in her lovely signature style. Check out her art today and celebrate the beauty of nature!
Meet the Artist: Georgia Hartman
Drawing, painting, and creating art have always been Georgia’s passions, and it shows in every piece she creates! Her nude line artwork pieces and prints have long been fan favorites at the shop. Fostering inspiration and uniqueness wherever they can be found is essential to Georgia’s creative process, and she loves sharing her pieces with the local Vancouver community.
Meet the Artist: East Van Bees
Steve first became interested in beekeeping after seeing an observation hive at a local festival. This interest grew into a passion, which eventually grew into East Van Bees! Today, East Van Bees and its products are inspired by the diversity and culture of East Vancouver. Steve’s bees are never transported for pollination, so every product is Vancouver-based from start to finish. Stop by the shop and check out some of their unique beeswax candles and more!
Meet the Artist: Colordrunk
Dory’s first experience with her art going viral came when she created the Pantone Challenge, a creative exercise where she painted on paint swatches and posted them every day for a month. After the challenge ended, she felt ready to channel her creative energy into something bigger – and that something was Colordrunk, a brand that hopes to inspire creativity and add a little color into everyday lives! Her postcards featuring different Vancouver neighborhoods are bright, fun, and invoke the spirit of each different area of Vancouver.