Toque Craft Fair
Dec 1– 6 2020
Presented by Western Front
a / i studio
Handcrafted wooden objects by Joji Fukushima. a/i studio creates wooden designs that are a combination of simplicity and thoughtful functionality, and are often born out of everyday necessity and the idea of adapting objects to suit individual needs.
Anita Sikma Design
Anita Sikma Design is a jewelry brand founded and based out of Vancouver, BC. Over the last 13 years, Sikma has developed her jewelry line, creating her own unique references to Art Deco architecture, automotive machinery and Egyptian art while firmly standing within her own unique intuitive aesthetic. You can look forward to a new, unique collection available this year at Toque.
AW by Andrea Wong
AW prides itself on incorporating reclaimed components, celebrating the beauty of found materials by giving them new life. Handwoven traditional textiles, locally sourced Canadian wool blankets and zippers from a former leather factory have all been repurposed in AW items. Quality materials from authentic sources compliment these unique elements: waxed canvas from an American family run mill, Swiss-made rock climbing ropes and soft European leathers. Each AW item is handmade by Andrea Wong in her Vancouver studio, using both modern and old-world sewing techniques. The AW line includes waxed canvas and leather tote bags, backpacks, wallets and other small leather goods.
Cloth Tone embraces small scale, local textile production that resonates with our day-to-day experiences. Consisting of collaborators Larissa Beringer and Lindsay Lorraine, Cloth Tone is dedicated to producing unique, handwoven, one of kind textiles. Their handwoven work resides in a space where weaving traditions coexist with ideas related to consumerism, sustainability, emotional wellbeing and contemporary cloth culture. Cloth Tone weaves textiles that visualize an intention and resonate with the body.
Cracher Dans La Soupe Parfum
Cracher Dans la Soupe Parfum is a botanical perfumery featuring scents by artist Megan Hepburn. The perfumes are formulated for the Pacific Northwest climate with all natural ingredients and handmade in small batches. Hepburn’s path as a painter led her to the world of perfumery as a natural extension of her fascination with raw materials, their histories, extraction and alchemy.
Daisy Fung Flowers
Celebrating the maddening beauty, mystique and disarray of nature and the seasons with thoughtful artistry and design, Daisy Fung specializes in stunning floral arrangements, décor, installations and styling for all events and occasions.
As an anthropologist turned florist, Daisy incorporates everyday natural artifacts, textures and scents found in local landscapes, in addition to extraordinary flowers. Her urban flower field and gardens foster novelty flora and botanicals that provide unusual touches and illuminations.
Draw Me A Lion
Cards, prints and colouring things! Draw Me A Lion is a line of fun items for cool kids from 4-104! Everything is drawn and designed by Lisa Cinar who is a big fan of picture books, carefree drawings, colouring and masks. Signature items include colouring postcards for you to colour and send-off to a friend and beautiful watercolour wall prints that brighten up any room. Draw Me A Lion is all about fun and imagination. We need yours!
A vintage buyer by trade, Erin Templeton always found the masses of unloved leather inspiring, as each piece is a reminder of who it once was. All bag designs are lovingly handmade in-house in recycled leather, imported cowhides or a selection of exclusive and locally tanned elk and bison. Erin’s fascination with the past informs designs that aim to defy trends. She uses minimal hardware and simple, strong construction, which allow people to adjust, change and make pieces their own. It is her hope that each piece is able to be a lifelong friend, and to mix freely with new and vintage pieces.
Fancypop is a collection of unique jewelry and accessories made with resin, clay, paint, beads and everything else in between. Everything is made with the everyday person in mind. Fun, casual or classic – fancypop offers something perfect (and affordable) for any occasion!
Goodbeast is a design and process firm based in Vancouver, directed by Jesse Bromm and Tyler Archibald. With a focus on cultivating relationships between us and the objects in our lives, they emphasize function above all else. Goodbeast specializes in handmade and handblown glass pieces.
Woven wall hangings, weaving kits, handmade jewellery and art cards by Haley Hunt-Brondwin. Haley’s work is an exploration of colour and form, inspired by journeys within landscapes, both internal and external. Haley divides her time between Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.
Henderson Dry Goods
Established in 2009, Henderson Dry Goods has been a Toque vendor since 2011. Their collection features thoughtfully designed objects including ornaments, jewelry, mobiles, magnets, bookmarks and one of a kind items laser cut in wood.
Julia Chirka makes pottery pieces. Mostly all functional things like cups and bowls and mugs and plates. She initiated her pottery practice at the Shadbolt Centre in 2008 and has been largely autodidactic in her creative process since. She is the co-founder of Summer Skool, a ceramics studio, which has hosted multiple yearly workshops for students in Vancouver since 2015. She has worked alongside Summer Skool co-founders Maggie Boyd and Glenn Lewis to create a community hub that facilitates a supportive work space for students.
Kate Metten is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of painting and ceramics. She makes modernist wheel thrown ceramic tableware that features a colourful palette of glazes.
Nathalee Paolinelli Ceramics
Over the past few years, Nathalee Paolinelli has turned to ceramics as
a natural extension of her painting and sculptural practice. Favouring
neither the formal nor the functional, Nathalee embraces an amateur
approach to the medium of clay. The negotiation between what the artist wants and what the material wants provides each work with its own precarious and poetic tension.
Nectrous Botanicals is a Vancouver-based soap studio. Focusing on the power of natural ingredients, Nectrous creates soap to hydrate, nourish and delight.
NEW LOoK presents an annual calendar in large format! Over the years it’s transformed into something that has connected us to our community and made us many new friends. It’s been an invaluable avenue for us both to explore our surroundings; newly found materials and new ideas sprouting in our minds.
Osmics is a small line of natural deodorant and aromatherapy products, inspired by an infatuation with the capacity for scent to both comfort and quicken.
Osmics natural deodorants are carefully designed to make you feel good and smell good at the same time — by using essential oils selected to soothe your nervous system and support hormone balance, transdermal magnesium to calm and the antibacterial power of salts. Made in small batches of carefully selected ingredients on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Paperbacknote make unique upcycled stationary and paper goods from recycled books. The products are locally made in Vancouver and reflect a love of books as tangible, physical objects. Great care is taken to upcycle every part of the original book into beautiful handmade products in order to appreciate old books in new ways.
For those who want to spend their downtime creatively and purposefully, Project Weekend delivers highly curated crafting kits that bring a sense of fulfillment, joy and relaxation. Their yarn and wood based projects are designed to be finished in a weekend (or two!), and come with access to supportive learning videos and resources so everyone can learn to make things at their own pace, no matter what their experience level.
See You Soon Studio
See You Soon Studio is a home for textile products, illustrated paper goods and the space they meet. Embracing bold contrasts of colours, abstracted forms of nature and playful narratives, each product aims to deliver a contagious notion of delight and curiosity. Designed and handcrafted in Vancouver, products are constructed with a commitment to a sustainable practice by diverting textile waste and printing on recycled paper whenever possible. As a name and sentiment, See You Soon references the gesture of warmth that never quite denotes a farewell.
Simply Read Books
Simply Read Books produces illustrated children’s books with inspired content, extraordinary artwork, outstanding graphic design and quality production. Simply Read Books introduces contemporary books with a modern appeal and fresh outlook, and offers a careful selection of timeless stories that link the past with the present.
The Little Things
The Little Things aims to create experiences that trigger moments of joy through sweets. Our busy lives have muted us from noticing the beauty around us. We take breaks to break away from this routine life. The Little Things use food as a medium and hopes to fill the void between these breaks. Perhaps we can bring a smile to your face.
Three Sisters by Emma
Three Sisters by Emma is a Métis owned and operated business that uses traditional beadwork techniques to make contemporary designed beaded earrings. Inspired by nature and culture, Three Sisters earrings respects the land through utilizing slow fashion and earth friendly materials to create heirloom pieces.
Tony Dubroy is a self-taught artist who has been exploring various visual media for more than half his life. At his shop in East Vancouver, he blends thoughtful design with hand-picked materials to create pieces that marry elegant form with desirable function.
tuk + milo
Simple toys for complex play. tuk + milo soft toys are designed to inspire children to play imaginatively and creatively. Each one is handmade in Vancouver using quality eco-friendly materials. tuk + milo soft toys are a piece of art as well as a companion for your child to cherish and grow with.
tuk + milo is also now making unique fabric masks to help keep friends, family and community safe. The unique mask design is created by combining two different patterns, so that a bubble shape for your nose and mouth is formed. Made with a double layer of quilters cotton with adjustable elastic ear loops and an option for a nose bridge wire.
WarmAndDrift creates beautiful and lifelike needle felted animals from natural fibers with a focus on wool, as well as Scandinavian inspired home decor and holiday ornaments.
Wasted Effort is bold, weird, fun jewelry and homewares: clean lines, abstract, organic shapes and effortlessly wearable pieces make up this line of offbeat accessories. Traditional metalsmithing techniques in sterling silver, brass and gold are paired with non-traditional materials, such as lucite, acetate and glass to create unique pieces designed to fit seamlessly into the wearer’s everyday rotation.
Minimal stained glass pieces, made by hand in Vancouver, BC.