Pottery

Pottery has always been an important part of the Circle Craft Christmas Market. There are 25 exhibitors in the clay category this year, and each one has their own unique style. A few of these exhibitors include Kathleen Tennock Ceramic Studio, Gordon Hutchens Studio, eikcam ceramics, and Sophia Clay Art.

Kathleen Tennock Ceramic Studio (Booth 543)
Kathleen uses primitive methods of firing like sawdust and naked raku. Without using glaze, she is able to maintain the tactile quality of the clay, which makes her work not only visually pleasing, but also inviting to touch. The raw texture of the clay and spontaneous markings created by the smoke firing during the naked raku process give Kathleen’s work a natural and almost stone-like quality.

Gordon Hutchens Studio (Booth 341)
Gordon’s work is well known for the depth and diversity of his glazes and the strength and refinement of his forms. He produces a variety of work from sculptured to functional, and utilizes an extremely broad range of techniques.

eikcam ceramics (Booth 213)
eikcam ceramics is a home decor collection designed and handmade by Vancouver artist/designer, Grace Lee. Most of Grace’s work lends a sense of naturalness and whimsy, which serve as functional pieces for the table or home. Grace’s approach to design remains a kind of layered simplicity. She often combines different textures with hues and colours to complement the form, shape, and functionality of the piece.

Sophia Clay Art (Booth 156)
Sophia’s work is influenced by the textures of oaks, birches, pine trees, and aspens in Pacific Northwest. She is particularly mesmerized by the scars on their barks, which tell their stories.

You’ll meet these ceramic artists and more at this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market, on until Sunday.

Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 8-12, 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups.

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Jumping Creek Pottery

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West November 8-12. Each week leading up to the Market, we will be featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Jumping Creek Pottery of Revelstoke, BC, who is new to the Market in 2017.

Jumping Creek Pottery is directly influenced by potter/carpenter Kaitlan Murphy’s love of good food, quality craftsmanship, and nature.

Kaitlan strives to incorporate her daily experiences into her pottery, such as the smell of rain falling in the garden or the joy of skiing from the top of a mountain. She blends these experiences into thrown lines and glazes while creating her pottery.

For more information, visit Jumping Creek Pottery’s website.

You’ll find Jumping Creek Pottery and hundreds of other exhibitors from across Canada at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 8-12, 2017 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find a $2 discount on advance tickets, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.

Handcrafted Kitchenware

If you’re looking for handmade kitchenware, the Circle Craft Christmas Market has you covered. With potters, glass blowers, textile artists, and wood turners all displaying beautifully crafted kitchenware, there is a great variety of items available.

Cathi Jefferson Pottery (Booth 343)
Cathi Jefferson’s functional pottery includes teapots, cups and mugs, tableware, bowls, and pitchers. Her high fired stoneware is light to the touch, yet remains very durable and resists chipping. All items are dishwasher and microwave safe.

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Rain Goose Textiles (Booth 152)
All Rain Goose images are hand printed on small panels and then cut and sewn into uniquely conceived products. They carry a variety of kitchen linens, including aprons, tea towels, tea cozies, and pot holders.

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Artech Glassblowing Studios (Booth E11)
Artech is a traditional glassblowing studio that produces upcycled glass tableware and handmade barware. They are known for their recycled beer glasses, which are repurposed beer bottles that still hold a full beer.

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Stinson Studios (Booth 330)
Stinson Studios creates a variety of wooden serving bowls and sculptural burls. Since its inception, they have worked with wood sourced locally from family-run wood lots. The logs are chosen for rare characteristics that bring something special to each piece.

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You will find these exhibitors and more at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Mountain Path Pottery

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West November 9-13. Each week leading up to the Market, we will be featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Mountain Path Pottery of Whistler, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

Margaret Forbes, ceramic artist, established Mountain Path Pottery in 2014. The pottery is part of Mountain ObjectMakers Co-operative in Whistler, BC.

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Margaret is currently spending her studio time exploring surface texture and form. She is drawn to both wheel and hand-building techniques and enjoys working in series to create functional and sculptural ceramic objects. She takes her inspiration from the organic forms found while she is out exploring the natural environment of the Sea to Sky Corridor.

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Margaret has been playing with clay for over 25 years. She is a co-founder and full-time studio member of Mountain ObjectMakers Co-operative in Whistler, BC, a collaborative studio space for makers of three dimensional art. (www.mountainobjectmakers.com)

Margaret chairs the Sea to Sky Potters Guild and is a member of Arts Whistler, BC Potters Guild, and the BC Crafts Council.

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For more information, visit Mountain Path Pottery’s website.

You’ll find Mountain Path Pottery and hundreds of other exhibitors from across Canada at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

43rd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 9-13, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find a $2 discount on advance tickets, as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.

Cozy Comforts

Today is the first day of the 42nd annual Circle Craft Christmas Market! Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, where you’ll find plenty to explore. From comfy pajamas to candles, mugs, and more, you’ll find the perfect thing to help warm up those cold winter nights.

Haejin Lee Ceramics (Booth 434)
Using one of Haejin Lee’s beautifully crafted mugs is the perfect way to enjoy a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate. Haejin’s designs are modern and simple, but she brings out a unique, one of a kind feel to them.
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This Is J (Booth 449)
Pulling on a new pair of pajamas or robe is a great way to get cozy for the long and cold winter nights. This Is J’s collection of comfortable and stylish fashion accessories are made with bamboo and feature unique and vibrant prints.
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Salt Spring Island’s Bees Wax Works (Booth BA)
Candles are the perfect accompaniment to an evening spent curled up on the couch or in front of the fireplace. Bees Wax Works’ artisanal candles are hand-crafted using only pure, wild beeswax.
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You’ll find these and plenty more items to help warm up those chilly winter nights at the Circle Craft Christmas Market.

42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 11-15, 2015 | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check in at circlecraftmarket.net for the latest Circle Craft Christmas Market information. Tickets are now available for purchase online, where you’ll find discounts for students, seniors, and groups, as well as a 2-for-1 special for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings after 5 pm.