Generational Design Works

Generational Design Works handcrafts live edge wood and metal hoop wall clocks in various sizes using sustainably harvested native Ontario species. Generational Design uses negative carbon woods that is milled largely as a result of construction, storm damage or disease. These beautiful timepieces will last for generations.

Posted on June 27, 2019 .

Susan Lapp Originals

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Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Susan Lapp grew to love the wilderness, spending weekends and summers on a small lake in the Laurentian Mountains. An avid backcountry canoeist, she immerses herself in the remoteness and magnificence of untamed lands. There is time to explore the beauty, the solitude, the thoughts that bubble to the surface as rhythmic strokes of a paddle bring on a mindful state. Susan's most recent work focuses on the human form and the spirit within all of us. Her paintings conjure reflection, thoughts, feelings and emotion to a viewer.

About Susan Lapp

Fine artist, flautist, pianist and composer, my lifelong inspirations stem from the untamed lands of Canada. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, by two artists/violinists, I grew up spending weekends and summers on a small lake in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec. I watched my aunt create every type of art imaginable in her downtown Montreal, top floor warehouse apartment, towering windows flooding light on every wall, those, stacked deep with canvases and I grew to love this creative world without boundaries. An avid canoeist, I have paddled many rivers and lakes throughout Quebec, Ontario and Alberta and draw on these memories to create my intuitive, expressionist paintings. In this time away, with the absence of all technology and every day distractions, nature creates space to reflect, contemplate and remind me what is deeply important in this world.

Posted on June 25, 2019 .

Rue Royale Stone

Douglas Mac Donald has been sculpting and creating cast stone sculpture inspired by heritage and historical stonework for over 25 years.

Posted on June 25, 2019 .

Pipe Dreams

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Pipe Dreams creates eclectic lighting using galvanized steel pipe and upcycled materials. No two pieces are alike. Ralph Kelly is a self taught artist creating custom pipe art that is hand crafted, functional and a conversation piece.

Posted on June 25, 2019 .

The Shoppery

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From Burlington, The Shoppery handcrafts original handbags. Bryan Tupholme designs everything from the original sketch to construction to finished product in his home studio using the most eco-friendly products and locally sourced items.

Posted on June 24, 2019 .

49th Apparel

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49th Apparel is a Canadian Company that has been designing and producing quality apparel, mainly sleepwear, in a small workshop in Sault Ste. Marie, since 1992.

Loving the Northern nature and caring deeply about reducing our footprint on the environment, 49th Apparel's sleepwear for men and women is locally produced with quality natural fabrics and sustainable fashion practices.

Posted on June 24, 2019 .

Laura Kingsbury

Laura Kingsbury is one of Canada's leading wildlife and nature artists. A degree in Wildlife Biology and work as a Biologist/Naturalist with the Canadian Wildlife Service has provided an excellent background for this wildlife artist. She has developed a strong passion for the songbirds in the last five years and continues to express her love and appreciation for the natural world through her sensitive and detailed watercolours.

Laura has been painting professionally for over 20 years and her original watercolors, and prints are sought by private and corporate collectors in many countries. Two of her Limited Edition Prints have been presented by the Canadian Government to the presidents of Zambia and the Russian Federation.

"I strive to capture the delicate beauty and wonderful expressions of the birds as well as the poetry of a simple background. Light and composition are important in my paintings. The focus of the viewer is drawn to the subject and they come alive on the paper."

Posted on June 24, 2019 .

M.A.I.D in Canada

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Mary Ann Helmond of MA Beads and Debbie Benninger of ID Jewelry and Design come together at Artfest as M.A.I.D in Canada. Creators of handmade fine jewelry and accessories using wire weaving and lampwork glass beads. As Debbie says, the jewellery business is tough and they work hard to be a bit more unique and put out only their best work.

Posted on June 24, 2019 .

CW Metal Design

For Ron Wettlaufer, it all began when his daughter needed four metal oblelisks for her wedding. A project manager for 35 years, Ron decided act on a passion that had laid simmering for years and created the oblelisks his daughter desired. When he retired in 2014, Ron took up metal art full-time. As CW Metal Design, Ron finds inspiration from many sources and likes to incorporate other materials such as glass, stone, marble and recyled or found objects.

Posted on June 24, 2019 .

Andrew Stelmack

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Andrew Stelmack creates bold and colourful contemporary abstract paintings that stir both the mind and the soul. Andrew uses bold and conflicting colours, shapes and textures to explore an obsession of finding “the calm within chaos”. Influenced by cubism, Andrew is fascinated by how quickly the perfect shape can be disrupted.

About Andrew Stelmack
I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have spent a great part of my adult life in Toronto. I also have been blessed to have a career that has taken me to virtually every major city in Canada. I still travel between both cities and after all this time I have to consider them both "home".

In most cases, there is no specific story behind any given artwork. My exploration of trying to create calm within chaos usually means that an artwork decides what it will become all by itself. It is my job as the artist to let that happen and not get in the way.

But as in life, there are no steadfast rules for my exploration of art: Sometimes, a painting (or series of them) can reflect a story, a memory or an experience that I wish to share. Perhaps even a reflection of my own emotional place at that given moment. But even when that happens, I don’t necessarily want that story or emotion to be its overriding force. In the end, the most important thing is that I want each painting to have no boundaries imposed. For it to have unlimited possibilities for the viewer’s imagination to simply take hold and see where it goes. The viewer and I connecting. Without words. Sharing our own private stories, thoughts and emotions. Together.

Posted on June 22, 2019 .

Honey Pie Hives & Herbals

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Honey Pie Hives & Herbals is the place to go for all things honey and herbal. Bay Woodyard and Gavin North founded honey Pie Hives & Herbals in in 2000, combining their creative talents and interest in natural healing with a desire to reconnect with their community and the greater natural environment.

On their farm in Prince Edward Country, Bay and North keep bees and grow herbs. They combine beeswax and propolis with organic herbs to make a variety of natural, healthy products, such as soaps, lotions, candles, teas and even a honey mead!

Posted on June 22, 2019 .

Ken Waller Woodcrafts

Ken Waller been an active woodturner since 1983. A hobby at first, it provided a relaxing diversion from his career as an aerospace engineer with the Canadian air force. As Ken Waller Woodcrafts, he creates bowls, platters, pens, kitchenware and more. Ken has been selling his creative works since 1996 at craft shows and local galleries. He was president of the Valley Wood turners (Ottawa) from Jan 2001 to Dec 2005 and has been a wood turning teacher for over ten years. Ken retired from the military in 2005 and now lives in Sharbot Lake where he has a 1500 sq ft shop facility that includes a separate gallery/display area.

Posted on June 22, 2019 .

Munching Monster Chewlery

Munching Monster Chewlery is affordable and locally made teething accessories and children's jewellery. Keeping babies and children in mind, Munching Monster Chewlery uses only 100% food grade silicone that is easy to wash, and care for.

For babies there are chewie clips and pacifier clips that attach for baby to chew on. Teething accessories are in fun colours to attract baby's attention. Teething necklaces are made in neutral colours for parents or caregivers to wear that let the baby play with or chew on. For toddlers, there is a children's sensory line of necklaces and fidgets that are carefully curated to allow your older child to feel stylish while wearing them.

Melissa Robertson-Bye is an Early Childhood Educator and a Mom to a little monster. She started her company when her little was teething and there was no affordable teething products made locally. She decided to change that and Munching Monster was born!

Posted on June 21, 2019 .

Dragonfly Handmade

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Dragonfly Handmade creates sustainable art and home decor from fallen and reclaimed wood. Lisa Morrissey of Kingston collects branches and pieces of wood that she finds while walking her dogs. Using a combination of different species and sometimes reclaimed pallets or furniture, she arranges them in ways to accentuate the distinctive colour and grain. Each piece is unique and tells its own story but all bring a warmth and natural beauty to the home.

Posted on June 21, 2019 .

David R. Maracle

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David R. Maracle has been crafting his artistry since 1985, from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, bringing to life the ancestral teachings of the Haudenosaunee People’s ways of life into his magnificent Stone Carvings. With every piece being unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, he has sold his carvings to many corporations, and private collectors alike, with that of the Estate of the Late Nelson Mandela owning a piece of his work, The Emperor of Japan, and many other famous collectors. His work has been featured on cheques across Canada, and has helped to encourage Indigenous Youth across the country to follow their dreams with their gifts they have within them.

When David was not carving and in his studio making these masterpieces….He turned to another career in the form of meditation.

Not only a World Renown Sculptor of Stone, David has released over 17 Musical compilations and albums over the last 18 years. David has received two Gold Records from the Recording Industry RIAA, for his world ambient sounds of the Iroquoian Flute, and Multi-Instrumental fusion of sounds, with rare world instruments that he has mastered over the last 18 years. He has also won various Canadian Aboriginal Music awards as well over his wonderful Musical career. He has performed his beautiful ambient music all over the world, including recently Austria, and Pakistan, at the Olympics in Australia and to the Queen in Parliament.

He has been also giving back to children in various communities, bringing his Indigenous teachings, culture, and art in the form of workshops; Medicine Wheel Teachings, Iroquoian Flute Teachings, and also Earth & Air Teachings to many communities across Canada and in Pakistan. He is a role model for youth, both in the arts and music Industry and a humanitarian who stands for Indigenous peoples rights and awareness in a kind and generous manner.

Posted on June 20, 2019 .

Kricklewood Farm Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil

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Kricklewood Farm Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil is 100% Canadian unrefined oil made from non-GMO high oleic sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is a healthy alternative to olive oil because it is made from high oleic sunflower seeds that are just as high in monounsaturated fats as olive oil. It is the monounsaturated fat that raises good cholesterol without raising the bad cholesterol. Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamin E and and a source of Vitamins B1 and B5. It is readily absorbed through the skin and can be used as a skin moisturizer and conditioner.

Sunflower oil makes a good alternative to olive oil or butter for corn on the cob, new potatoes and more. The light, nutty flavour of Kricklewood Farm's sunflower oil enhances the natural flavour of your favourite dishes with several options: bread dippers, flavoured oils and pure unrefined cold pressed oil.

Kricklewood Farm sunflower seeds are grown in Ontario without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Seeds are harvested and cleaned before the oil is extracted using cold press methods. Kricklewood Farm presses seed throughout the year so their oils are always fresh.

Sunflower oil is a ‘high oleic’ oil which means it is high in monounsaturated fats (the good fats) and low in saturated fats (the bad fats) and contains no trans fats (the very bad fats). Kricklewood Farm's oils are rich in Vitamin E and and a source of Vitamins B1 and B5. It's readily absorbed through the skin and can be used as a skin moisturizer and conditioner.

Discover the health and culinary benefits of this home grown, naturally produced sunflower oil.

Posted on June 20, 2019 .

It's OK. It's ART.

It's OK. It's ART. was born during a low point in Emily Harrison's life. With her trusty cats, a bottle of wine and drawing tools, she illustrated a colouring page that was flowery but embraced ... colourful ... language that expressed her mood.

Emily's adult drawings are designed and drawn by hand, using pencil and ink. The images are digitally edited for clarity, and then professionally printed on pillow covers, zip pouches, postcards and more. But, what makes Emily's art so unique is that YOU must be involved in the final product - YOU have to colour them in.

Simple spaces can be transformed with a few well-curated throw pillows. They are useful and stylish. Cheeky, sweary throw pillows and accessories even more so.

Posted on June 20, 2019 .

Hawberry Farms

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Located on the south shores of Manitoulin Island, Hawberry Farms is a century old farm nestled in the small town of Spring Bay. Hawberry Farms creates a fine line of gourmet products, which have become well known thoughout the years. Starting from a single jar of Hawberry Jelly 45 years ago, Hawberry Farms now offers over 220 products sold in fine stores and trade shows across Canada.

Posted on June 19, 2019 .

My Wristy Business

Searching for that perfect bracelet led Lisa Healy designing her own cool, edgy, unique bracelets. My Wristy Business prides itself on creating beautiful, strong impression jewellery. These Canadian crafted pieces reflect the strength and confidence of women who choose to show their individuality. Multiple sizes are available and all bracelets are nickel and lead free.

Posted on June 19, 2019 .

Brian Hughes Designs

If you like the natural beauty of wood you may like the original designs by Brian Hughes Designs. Handcrafting a variety of fine wood products from boxes to paddles and Christmas ornaments, each piece is finely made, unique and perfect for gifts. Brian is from Napanee and has been making a wide variety of personally designed wood products for more than 20 years.

Posted on June 19, 2019 .