2019 Artisan Vendors
Argent Whimsy Jewellery is playful, simple, and uniquely different, contrasting textured surfaces with polished metal. Angela uses sterling silver or gold as the base to showcase precious and semi-percious gemstones, while the
choice of texture, patina, and colour are deliberate in every piece, adding emotion and movement to her designs.
“Using oil on canvas, I create figurative paintings with vibrant colours and rich textures. My artwork tells a story of acceptance and understanding that comes from solitude and welcoming the inner quiet of being alone.”
“Originally from Argentina, a self-taught artist with an engineering background who enjoys working on city and nature inspired abstract pieces. Medium: Acrylics.”
Janet’s works celebrate our environment and heritage. From expressionistic representation to abstraction, Janet uses an interplay of colour, light, shadow, and texture to convey the vitality felt from her subjects. Nostalgia, gratitude, love, and compassion are driving forces in her work.
We are local Hamilton artists who celebrate our city with various prints, including our popular series of neighbourhood, campus and town maps.
Blackbird and Twine
Unique home decor items created with High Voltage electricity & reclaimed materials.
Janet Horne Cozens creates non traditional monoprints using Japanese washi and natural materials. Her works celebrate the organic shapes and colours all around us.
Leather Creations by Giampiero
Giampiero Ciarrocca is a retired Italian shoe maker and designer. He crafts handmade 100% genuine leather purses, pouches, coin wallets, belts and bracelets. All items are unique and paired with hand carved bone buttons, silk, wool and beads.
Sue paints pure, watercolour landscapes. Her watercolour landscapes capture the rolling rhythms and changing light upon Ontario’s most beautiful geological landform, the Niagara Escarpment. Sue’s current inspirations include drawing and painting the human form, big skies, from travels to Newfoundland and sketching/journaling her visits to her local farm.
Michelle Cassady is a self taught artist. Being exposed to creativity in all aspects of her life she finds the visual inspiration for her collage, jewellery and paintings. The intention of her pieces are mainly inspirational words and sayings reflecting her freedom to express.
Craig Fairley Pottery
Functional art pottery that serve a purpose, yet intrigues, pleases and entertains through shape, colour and texture. The pieces are to be touched, used, loved and shared. Having said that, they are not afraid to be on display as home decor.
My art is comprised of naturally rusted metal pieces wired into old, wooden window frames. I determine how to best wire the pieces together to ensure proper suspension and tension to create a a picture. Found objects are typically incorporated to add an extra element of whimsy & surprise.
Handcrafted metal art one of a kind jewellery pieces using silver, bronze and copper.
Original works of art, photography and mixed media sculptures.
Art by Susan Davies
Susan Davies is a resident of Oakville Ontario, a McMaster University fine art graduate, an artist and art educator. Her abstract paintings in acrylic paint on both paper and canvas demonstrate an interest in the Elements and Pinciples of Design.
Sue B Designs – Sue Board
My name is Sue Board and I am the girl behind the paint brush. 2 years ago, I picked up a paint brush and a piece of copper and created my first necklace. Since that time, I have been painting and creating unique pieces of jewelry. I am completely self taught, which has been admittedly an interesting journey. Designing Jewelry used to be a small creative escape, but it has now grown into a full-time passion. My designs are an unusual combiniation Metal and Alcohol Ink. Every piece I create is a One of a Kind piece of wearable art.
Creative Insight Pottery
Creative insight Pottery is a Pottery studio in the village of Waterdown where everyone is welcome to come, learn, explore, relax, make friends and have some fun. We offer classes, workshops, parties, team building and so much more!
At Artsfest you will meet and see some of the beautiful work our students are making!
Lucien designs and create Garden Sculptures, Bird baths, Butterfly Hibernation Boxes.
Rock Maple Lodge
Live edge lumber slabs. Ready to create furniture and artwork, as well as finished products including cutting boards, boxes, wedding center pieces, and maple syrup.
Wood turned artistic, functional pieces from mostly local wood.
From the old world beauty of Tuscany, to the wonders of my own hometown, I capture timeless moments as they pass by.
“Michelle Bosveld is a local glass artist, born, raised, and currently working and residing in Waterdown. She is a graduate of the Glass Craft and Design program at Sheridan College and creates one of a kind blown-glass bowls on driftwood. Michelle also makes unique jewelry, as well as functional and decorative art that combines glass with natural found objects.”
Fred Moore Photography
Creative, Unique & sometimes Surreal…
Photographer/Artist Fred Moore.
Combining Fine Art Photography with Artistic Vision to create ‘True Works of Art!’ “Every Picture Tells A Story!
Michael and Sharron have over 20 years combined experience painting glass, wood, fabrics, metals and stones. In 2015, The Azure Owls was created to focus on stones, and meditative art. They create original hand painted pendants, worry & meditation stones, mandala and original canvas art using dip
pens and acrylic inks. Michael and Sharron started The Azure Owls Handpainted Stones & Gifts in the fall of 2016, after our close friends requested we make their wedding favors. We painted over 200 stones for their reception and since then have been designing and producing handpainted stones for our pendants, paperweights, worry stones and so much more! In the past year, our collection, customer and fan base have grown exponentially. Our painted stones are unique, original and are much more than just a stone.
PROCESS / HOW THEY ARE MADE
Our stones are cleaned, painted with acrylic inks, dip pens, and brushes, all are original designs, no stencils or transfers are ever used. All stones are then protected with several coats of spray varnish. Bails and waxed cotton cording is attached for the pendants. The mini and large mandala canvases are painted with an ink wash and drawn/painted with original designs in black. Greeting cards, gift tags and bookmarks have original mandala designs printed in black on ink washed watercolour paper and either mounted on a greeting card or coloured card stock for bookmarks with tassel. Mini pillows are painted on cotton fabric with a background wash or design, a mandala or design in painted and they are heat set, and sewed into pillows. All of our designs are original, free hand and no stencils are ever used.
Essential-ly Bracelets from Troy, ON will be offering a collection of essential oil healing jewelry along with a selection of chainmail bracelets. Essential oils are a great way to introduce wellness and well-being into your life. Why not experience them all day with your own essential oil diffuser bracelet.
Hand Designed & Hand Painted Floor Mats. Wall Art. Table Center pieces and Greeting Cards.
June 22 & 23 ARTISAN VENDOR ZONE
Eric MacKeigan uses the scroll saw to create works that are not only pleasing to the eye, but speak to the soul.
“Wood is my canvas; the scroll saw, my brush”
Sheldon Spithoff is a Hamilton artist who works in oil. He has explored various subject matter ranging from portraits, animals, nature, and into the surreal.
Knits from Mary
Knits from Mary sells a variety of crocheted goods, specializing in plush goods and amigurumi instructions. Come and purchase a gift for a loved one, or check out some of the cool pop-culture crochet goods too!
I love the place where all creative ideas reside . Experiencing this place of creativity is within everyone. Expressive art is my way of intuitively painting in various media and has helped me move through my healing journey. I suffer from depression and PTSD, and besides a meaningful therapy process, I was longing to experience the creative part of me. Intuitively I knew that expressing myself creatively would help me! The Creative Hub/ Creative Works studio opened that door for me. I experienced first hand how the process of creating a space within me to express myself through art was nurturing and a place of wellness. Expressive Art has facilitated a place of mindful self discovery created in the moment. Mindfulness teaches us to become the observer of ourselves and our surroundings in the present moment. The process of expressive art is one of many meaningful ways life teaches us. This is my journey.
Ingrid works with acrylic on wood. Studying fine arts at CreativWorks in Waterdown.
Dreamers Dog Sanctuary
Kim Height is a mixed media acrylic artist. Self taught and creating original paintings is her therapy. She sells her art and large portion of it goes to her dog rescue “Dreamers Dog Sanctuary”.
Ellotte of Soap
At Ellotte of Soap, we create bath and body products using high quality organic oils and butters. Where possible we grow our own ingredients – pumpkins, roses, lavender, and loofah in our backyard. Come by to touch and smell our fragrant bath bombs, sugar scrubs, soaps, deodorant and paw butter (for our 4 legged friends)
Time Out Dolls
June 22 & 23 ARTISAN VENDOR ZONE
Standing potty Sports dolls- football, hockey etc… Also Harley Davidson potty dolls and sitting snowmen.
June 22 & 23 ARTISAN VENDOR ZONE
Handmade Panama hats, leather bracelets, handcrafts.
Three Peas Design Co.
Three Peas Design Co. merges the principals of art and design with the values of natural health and wellness, bringing you one-of-a-kind jewellery and accessories that are nourishing to the mind, body, and soul.
Hand crafted jewelry (by Karla Dean) that is a fusion of vintage, ethnic, steampunk, hand painted and bohehian with contemporary.
Functional and decorative art exploring the beauty of light through resin.
Papa’s Pens By Bill
Hand turn pens, pencils, coffee grinders, pepper grinders, razors, shaving, brush, seam rippers, charcuterie boards, plus much more.
Cracked Pots- 5 local artists who inspire and challenge each other- not the goods. Their collection of one-of-a-kind pieces are as unique and varied as the hands that gave them life. Typically including their latest pottery, wood or painted design, their is no limit to a Cracked Pots confidence or expectations. Browsers will never know what they will find in a display, but in the end that is the point.
Sabine’s Ugly Ducklings
Sabine’s Ugly Ducklings combines a passion for art and the environment into an eclectic mix of functional zero-waste products and gorgeous jewellery. Pick up a fabulous necklace or pair of earrings made from used Nespresso pods, or stock up on environmentally friendly cloth replacements for many throw-away household products.
Silver Lining Stained Glass & Michelle McLaughlin
Stained glass patio screen door savers and Panels by Annette. Landscape and Abstract paintings by Michelle McLaughlin.
Bench Artisans select the most beautiful Pashmina Shawls to make versatile jackets that can be worn year around, dressy or casual. They are one size, suitable for women of all ages. The hardest part is choosing a colour! So many glorious colours and patterns to choose from – at a great price.
Paty En La Playa
Unique handmade women’s clothes. One of a kind cotton vests and cover ups.
Unique natural healing gemstone jewelry & semi-precious/precious gems from all over to world, cut & polished by hand to make that stunning piece of art to be worn and admired by all.
Russnor Designs will be returning to our Vendor Zone with their bespoke open-face wall clocks and cutting boards. These handmade pieces include personalized designs that celebrate family and heritage. They make for great and stylish gifts!
CreativWorks Art Studio
CreativWorks Art Studio will showcase the works of their talented students, whose creations are diverse in their materials, subject matter, and style. CreativWorks offers studio courses for all students, young and old, in a supportive and unique environment where they can realize their creative potential while exploring the wonders of art. Stop by and be inspired!
True North Gallery
True North Gallery will be presenting works by B.C. artist and musician Timothy Hoey. Tim’s portraits feature Canadian icons of all sorts – from beer to beavers to Pierre Trudeau – and he has framed each with hockey sticks and hockey tape. The National Post wrote that “if Hoey were any more Canadian, he would be a doughnut.”
His O-Canada collection resonates with Canadians – domestic and abroad – by exploring what we define as home.