As you may have heard on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we are very excited for our fifth Who Gives a Fork event, in partnership with the St. Catharines Downtown Association coming up on December 13th. We have changed things up a bit and have moved the event to the evening over the dinner-hour, added some wine, Santa Claus, live music, a movie night AND brought on board a full Christmas craft sale! We are very excited for these new additions and thought it’s high time we introduce you to our fabulous artisans! Each one offers handmade goods that make perfect gifts just in time for the holiday season.
Jody Edwards Art
Jody Edwards Art is beautiful water colour originals and prints. From feathers and birds’ nests to foxes and more, her artwork is a unique study of the finer things in nature. Her pieces can be found in private collections around the globe, and have been featured on the set of CSI and many must have gift lists in magazines! She says on her Etsy site that the artist Sylvia Hahn once told her to “paint what you know, paint what you love.”
and now uses her advice as a mantra in her artistic life.
Michael, the academic, has earned several university degrees preparing him for his first career as a teacher. Now retired, the artistic Michael has long been searching for creative self expression using media. Until recently his endeavours have been short lived. Papermaking, photography, painting, while satisfying a creative urge, have not been the perfect answer to this expressive need. Pottery has filled that place, deep within, allowing for creativity with purpose. Dubbing himself, “the accidental potter”, Michael strives to end each pottery session with a creative vessel or clay piece. The gratification of completing a project or creating a treasure keeps his spirits lifted and powers his enthusiasm for the craft. Michael, experiments with glazes, clay types, and textures. His unique pieces and brilliant glazes have pleased many a pottery
Suite 906 is vintage inspired accessories with a modern touch. Unique, often unexpected elements combine with classic elegance to create the perfect accent for everyday wear. Founded by two friends with a passion for jewellery, fashion and Saturday night crafting sessions, Rachael and Jacinta hope to create pieces that balance both natural elements and modern shapes. This YWCA event is their first show!
Batavia by Sil
Vixen & Reynard
Karrie Bannerman is the creator behind this line of holistic skin care from the lush greenbelt of the Niagara Region. Guided by intuition and nature, Vixen & Reynard develops Earth loving, organic, bath, beauty, and home products. Backed by 20 years of knowledge and experience in the prestige beauty industry, these small hand crafted batches are produced while prioritizing health and happiness. Live Green. Look Foxy.
Karrie has worked as a make up artist for top cosmetic & skincare brands in The USA & Canada. She has even trained skin care consultants in the craft and been hired to speak to professional organizations on the topic of cosmetics and personal appearance in the workplace. She loves helping women feel confident and beautiful.
Please join us at St. Catharines Market Square on Friday, December 13th, from 4:30-9 p.m. for a fabulous evening of food, carols, music, art and fun! Don’t miss out!