Banquet Atelier & Workshop

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West next week, running from November 9-13. Each week leading up to the Market, we have been featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Banquet Atelier & Workshop of Vancouver, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio engaged in creating quality goods celebrating the natural world. Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence look to the super natural beauty of their surroundings and embellish generously with inspiration near and far: foraging for wild mushrooms, walks on the North Shore, trips to the Beatty Biodiversity Centre.

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All of their products are conceived, designed, printed, and produced in Vancouver with a fine attention to affordability, environmental sustainability, and sharing a distinct beauty and uniqueness. They offer screen-printed signed and dated prints, stationery, textiles, and notebooks.

Current inspirations include forsynthia and quince blossoms, Ta-Nehisi Coates, rings on every finger, overprints, a giant salad with a poached egg on top, red and pink together, Edouard Vuillard, vintage kids’ clothing, cardboard sculpture, and cabins in the woods near the sea.

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For more information, visit Banquet Atelier & Workshop’s website.

You’ll find Banquet Atelier & Workshop 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Eron Hamill

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West next week, running from November 9-13. Each week leading up to the Market, we have been featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Eron Hamill of Richmond, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Eron’s creative instincts have their roots in her family home in Port Townsend, WA. She grew up surrounded by painters, musicians, writers, and ceramists. That early exposure to a wide variety of creative disciplines had a strong impact on her aesthetic sensibilities.

She studied art history at Western Washington University, and then moved to Victoria, BC to continue her education at the University of Victoria. Later, she made the decision to move to Toronto so she could attend the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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She says, “I didn’t find my passion for metal and fire until years later when I took my first silversmith course. The inherent dichotomy of metal work remains deeply satisfying. The sterling silver is rigid, but with the right tools and techniques it becomes very malleable. Creating handcrafted jewellery requires strength, sometimes brute force, and delicacy of hand. The masculine of fire and hammers becomes the feminine of the jewellery itself.”

Circles are a recurrent theme in Eron’s work.

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For more information, visit Eron Hamill’s website.

You’ll find Eron Hamill 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Dotty Dress Studio

The Circle Craft Christmas Market returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre West next week, running from November 9-13. Each week leading up to the Market, we have been featuring exhibiting artists.

Today we’re highlighting Dotty Dress Studio of Toronto, ON, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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As a child, designer Heather Wilson realized she had an obsession with clothing and fashion, not just how it looked and fit, but she was fascinated by the history of fashion, the process of creating textiles, and how the two come together to become clothing. Heather’s love of everything vintage, from cars to clothing, textiles to tattoos, helps her keep the history of fashion alive in her work.

After graduating from The Academy of Design in Toronto, Heather began her career in fashion wholesale as a sales representative for New York designer Ellen Tracy. She went on to launch her own fashion wholesale agency, representing numerous women’s wear collections from Europe, Canada, and the US.

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The Dotty dress collection was created after fielding numerous requests from clients searching for feminine, sophisticated, fun day dresses. Through her fashion education and work experience, Heather knows what women are looking for in a dress, and she translates that knowledge into her designs. Heather makes sure to infuse a little fashion history with her love of textiles, and always adds a vintage vibe to every dress.

For more information, visit Dotty Dress Studio’s website.

You’ll find Dotty Dress Studio 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Honey Canada

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 Honey Canada of North Vancouver, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Honey Canada, natural wool crafts, was founded by Yuki Nickolichuk in 2009. Yuki is from Osaka, Japan and moved to Vancouver in 1999.

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Yuki has been creating since she was a young girl, loving the process from idea to final creation. Her skills have evolved into Honey Canada, a place to share her handmade needle felted creations and home decor.

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For more information, visit Honey Canada’s website.

You’ll find Honey Canada 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Big Bear and the Wolf

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 Big Bear and the Wolf of Salt Spring Island, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Many years ago, in a lush, old-growth rainforest, a big bear was foraging for delicious berries when she came across a wandering wolf. In that silent, prescient moment, they recognized in each other their creative counterparts and joined together to manifest their artistic visions.

From that time forward they have been co-creating art that engages and inspires. Drawing from their shared passions for nature, wisdom, and the wonders of human imagination, they are delighted to share these pieces with you.

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Big Bear and the Wolf, aka Jon & Karen Clemson, offers a collection of whimsical, hand-crafted artwork printed on sustainable, domestic wood among other mediums. Combining photography, digital illustrations, and a healthy dose of magic, Big Bear and the Wolf produces a range of dreamy and unique art pieces at affordable prices. There is something to surprise and delight audiences of all ages.

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For more information, visit Big Bear and the Wolf’s website.

You’ll find Big Bear and the Wolf 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Lilliput Hats

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 Lilliput Hats of Toronto, ON, who is returning to the Market in 2016.

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Lilliput Hats is a traditional millinery founded in 1990 by designer Karyn Gingras. They sell ready-made, custom and couture hats to discerning ladies and gentlemen. Inspired by the classic, surrealist style of Elsa Schiaparelli, Karyn’s hats are modern, playful, and functional.

At Lilliput Hats, all the work is done in the store workshop. Using time-honoured techniques and the finest materials, Karyn and her skilled team of associates fashion a varied line of exquisite, handmade hats, as well as custom-designed creations for weddings, holidays, fashion events, television commercials, and films.

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Lilliput Hats are collected and coveted by stylish men and women everywhere, including Rachel McAdams, Celine Dion, Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Oh, and the former Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson.

One of Karyn’s most memorable projects was designing six hats that Gord Downie wore during the final Tragically Hip tour this past summer. The hats were inspired by Bob Dylan and were crafted to match Gord’s brightly coloured metallic suits. Felt colours, feathers, and trims were all hand-picked to pair with each of his looks. To Karyn, designing the hats for Gord was special and something she will never forget. “I felt like I was part of the Canadian musical history,” she said.

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Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip wearing a hat made by Karyn Gingras (photo credit: Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun)

For more information, visit Lilliput Hats’ website.

You’ll find Lilliput Hats 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Majesty Industries

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 Majesty Industries of Edmonton, AB, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Travel wallets and cork wallets handmade in Alberta! Wallets that are made with the traveller in mind. Majesty Industries make vegan travel accessories that make your life easy. They use only vegan materials like cork and naugahyde car upholstery. Everything is made by hand and most items are unique.

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Majesty goods are all designed and made, silkscreened and sewn, by Julie Morrison in Edmonton. Majesty Industries’ goods can be found at Bamboo Ballroom, Stash Needle Lounge, and The Greater Goods.

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For more information, visit Majesty Industries’ website.

You’ll find Majesty Industries 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 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Here&Now Botanicals

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 Here&Now Botanicals of Vancouver, BC, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Here&Now Botanicals prioritizes health and wellness by creating luxury aromatherapy products for everyday use. Guided by nature and sustainably crafted, Here&Now Botanicals draws on inspiration from ancient botanical practices to create skincare that is natural and truly effective — you never need to sacrifice one for the other.

Through the art of skincare, Here&Now Botanicals sources the finest raw materials the Earth has to offer to formulate products that are gentle and natural by combining therapeutic grade essential oils, minerals, and botanicals to restore the skin to its optimum health and vitality.

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The scent profiles created for each of their products draws on the love and positive energy shared between an ever growing festival family. From Burning Man to Envision to Motion Notion to Shambhala and back again — so many memories are created from experiencing the people, art, and music — each of these memories is associated with a scent. It is these scents that they seek to create.

Every product is created in small batches and handcrafted in Vancouver, BC. They leave out parabens, sulfates, palm oil, petroleum, phthalates, mineral oil, and other harmful ingredients for both their clients’ health and the health of the environment.

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For more information, visit Here&Now Botanicals’s website.

You’ll find Here&Now Botanicals 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.

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.

Fidoodle

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 Fidoodle of Toronto, ON, who is new to the Market in 2016.

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Fidoodle’s product line consists of story blocks, DIY kits, flip dolls, and more. All toys are designed, illustrated, and hand-printed by Jen Bulthuis. She is inspired by a playful quality of life and stories that people (often kids) tell her.

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Fidoodle goods are built from natural and recyclable materials including wood, cardboard, paper, and organic cotton. Each modern design is constructed to ignite play, storytelling, and the continuation of creation.

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For more information, visit Fidoodle’s website.

You’ll find Fidoodle 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 before November 9 as well as a 2-for-1 special for evenings after 5pm.