Canadian Made this holiday season 🙌
With cold winter weather comes the warm holiday season feelings. Those gift giving vibes sneak in and we find ourselves searching for the perfect gift nice and early!
As the winter season approaches, artists and craftspeople ramp up their production in anticipation for their busiest time of the year. Some makers depend on most or all of their annual income in the fall and winter months! This is the time that the Craft Ontario Shop ramps up our support-for-artists efforts too.
It goes without saying that the turbulence since 2020 has impacted creatives throughout the world, but the shockwaves continue to affect small arts businesses. Traditionally, with social and economic instability, the arts sector is one of the first places to see reduced spending. In light of this fact, our initiative to encourage you to support your local economy stands extra strong this year!
Please look within your community for your holiday shopping this season. While supporting fellow Canadian makers, you will also reduce your environmental footprint by avoiding large scale manufacturing and overseas shipping.
Craft work always make meaningful and long lasting gifts!
banner image: Kim Ross, sculpting process shot.
Need some gift giving inspiration?! That's what we're here for!
Andreas Kratschmer creates stunning decor and tableware from salvaged wood in the Picton, Ontario area.
Nadia Tasci captures the light in her exquisite use of coloured glass. Bold and beautiful glass jewellery that will *ping* with any outfit.
Salad servers and wooden utensils are the best gift. They are eco friendly and they literally improve with age! Our friends at Arbutus Arts in British Columbia make these excellent tools, one at a time.
Made of ethically sourced, genuine Nunavut sealskin! These beautiful card holders are perfect as a small wallet. The sealskin is naturally water-resistant and will last a very long time, it will soften with use while keeping cards protected.
New festive greeting cards by Katherine Bosnitch are a lovely addition to any handmade gift! These cards are created with an emphasis on sustainability, recycled paper and biodegradable protective sleeve.
Every piece of Brad Copping's glassware is perfectly unique. Working in Apsley Ontario, this artist celebrates the non-uniformity of the handmade, and so do we!