Artisans

Due to the unique circumstance Summerfolk 46 is being held in, we won’t have an Artisan Village this year. In light of this, you might want to support the Artisans who have worked with us in past years by frequenting their shops! Take a look at the links below to browse an array of wares, wearables, and artworks. Thank you to all of our Artisans who have participated in past years, and keep an eye on 2022 for the return of our Artisan Village!

Summerfolk 46 Virtual Artisan Village

Delicate Touch

Be it the whimsical character of our brooches, the finely cut lines of elegant earrings, or the classic forms of rings set with precious stones, our focus is to create fine-quality jewellery that will bring you years of pleasure. Most of our designs are available in your choice of sterling silver, 10 karat or 14 karat gold. We also are happy to work directly with you in creating custom jewellery, making original pieces, or setting your favourite gems into a more contemporary design. Each of our designs are produced with attention to detail and craftsmanship, resulting in jewellery that is both beautiful and comfortable to wear.

Shop Delicate Touch HERE

Karen Gunna Leather

Karen Gunna has been designing and crafting leather accessories for many years. Her work both respects and embodies the age old traditions of leather work. Karen’s bags and accessories are meticulously crafted with a careful blend of appropriate leathers, durable hardware and indestructible threads. The result is distinctive and beautiful pieces that will stand the test of time.

Shop Karen Gunna Leather here

 

Hanna Mark Designs

My business is Hanna Mark Designs and I create watercolour, pen & ink paintings of animals. I am inspired by nature and the magic of it. I use that inspiration and my creativity to make whimsical animal paintings with floral, and zen designs. My work is very detailed and I work with 0.05mm and 0.1mm ink pens mostly. I also love to do custom work for people, working off a reference photo and turning it into something magical for people. My work can be purchased from my Instagram account through direct message, or through Facebook messenger.

Shop Hanna Mark Designs here 

Tranquil Solutions Canada

Tranquil Solutions Canada is located just north of Colpoys Bay. We strive to tread softly on the earth, and to help others do so as well. Our motto “many small steps create a new path”, acknowledges that big lifestyle change can be difficult, but there are many things that we can do! Our Beeswax Food Wrap, Cutlery Travel Rolls, and new Reusable Tea Bags are tools for just that! For peace of mind, we offer the Tranquil Bench, that can be used for meditation, working at a low table or assist with yoga positions, and new Lavender Eye Pillows. We all need a little help these days! Hope to see you next year at Summerfolk! Shop Tranquil

Solutions Canada HERE

The Pottery

Paul Stewart began potting full time in 1985 following in his father’s footsteps. He has produced nearly a quarter of a million pots since then, ranging from small utilitarian pieces to large custom designed work. Paul makes pottery to sell at craft shows and a number of Ontario galleries and also produces work for interior designers, the movie and television industries, and many others. Paul began teaching in 1997 and has continued ever since. He instructs adults and children in his studio, in schools, in corporate and social service agency settings and has delivered advanced workshops for guilds across Southern Ontario. Paul Stewart is the owner and operator of The Pottery.

Shop The Pottery here

 

Karen Hunter Jewellery

All of the jewellery is handmade by Karen at her home studio and workshop, and each piece is hand cut and formed. She also makes her own Niobium and Silver links. After all of the work is done to each piece of Niobium, it is anodized to create the colour.
The Niobium colours include: green, turquoise, blue, purple, fuchsia, pink, peachy pink, yellow, navy, dark purple and brown. Karen uses Niobium ear wires on dangling earrings and Titanium posts and butterflies, because of their hypoallergenic quality. The patterns on the metals are created with hammer marks and Roller Printing (putting the metal through a rolling mill against; paper, linen or other metal that has a texture, which transfers to the finished piece). 

Shop Karen Hunter Jewellery here 

Mermaid Springs Pottery

Mermaid Springs Pottery is in Kitchener run by Lisa Marcus. Lisa’s stoneware clay pieces are made on the potters wheel with hand sculpted cats, mermaids, Goddesses, dragons, and trees adorning their surfaces. Popular items include, Goddess goblets, cat pate dishes, mermaid mugs, dragon bowls, and tree chalises. Lisa also teaches pottery classes in her studio. Come visit her showroom or order thru her website.

Shop Mermaid Springs Pottery HERE

Gossling Organics

Gossling Organics is a boutique textile and fiber arts studio run by Natalie Goss based in Guelph, Ontario. Gossling Organics began in 2017 with the opening of a shop on Etsy. The shop started small, with a hand embroidered collection of bins and bags. Since 2017 Natalie has grown Gossling Organics’ product selection. She has created a hand embroidered map collection and upcycled cross body bags featuring locations and textiles from her hometown of Guelph, Ontario. Join Gossling Organics on a journey to live a slower, simpler way of life. Small batch, hand crafted textiles. Mindfully made.

Shop Gossling Organics here

 

Bishop Botanicals

Nicole Bishop (she/her) is a jagua artist, tarot reader & the co-owner of Bishop Botanicals located in downtown Collingwood, Ontario. There you can experience the plant-based & certified cruelty-free products that she & her mother Susan make together as well as shop other holistic goods like tarot & oracle cards, incense, serums, lotions, chakra oils & more. Nicole’s most popular service is the combination of tarot & jagua where she will do a reading & infuse the message in the cards into a beautiful piece of body art that will last for approximately two weeks. 

Shop Bishop Botanicals here 

StrayStones

StrayStones is a line of handcrafted jewellery by Kitchener-based designer and metalsmith Jenny Pulling. Using a variety of traditional metalsmithing techniques, Jenny crafts unique designs inspired by nature. From the windswept pines of Ontario to the stark mountain landscapes of the west coast, StrayStones is sure to have the perfect piece for the nature-lover in you.

Shop StrayStones HERE

Sylph Ecowear

Since 2010, I’ve been crafting a line of clothing, using organic and sustainable textiles. I create unique, timeless pieces to make people feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin. I take great care with the making of each and every garment, and build my clothing to last. Check out my esty shop to get items made to order just for you.

Shop Sylph Ecowear here

 

Hip Chick Designs

With a passion for fashion, art and the environment Hip Chick Design is all about positive energy. Meet Beth McKean, a self taught artist and designer who believes in staying funky, conscious and comfortable in one’s clothing style and choices. All pieces are handcrafted in Orillia ON in Beth’s home studio using recycled or end of the role materials that are saved from ending up in the landfill. Other fabrics used are eco conscious materials such as linens, hemp and bamboo. These one of a kind creations become wearable art themselves and are made with the modern day customer in mind who wants it all: quality, function and individuality.

Shop Hip Chick Designs here

Current Artists Featured at the Summerfolk General Store

Delicate Touch Jewellery
Since 1974, Mark and Shelli have been designing and handcrafting fine sterling silver and gold jewelry in Hamilton, Ontario
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Duncan MacDonald Plaques
Duncan’s work is homage to these deeply set roots in Britain’s Celtic past. Duncan continues to tell his history in his own distinctive voice. He carves his original work after researching the relevant history to the piece. This background to the work is included with each plaque. The original sculpture is then cast in cement fondue – a traditional process originating from 18th century France. Duncan continues to develop his Celtic stonework both at home on the Blue Mountain near Collingwood, Ontario, and on Islay.
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