This upcoming Canada Day, four artists will be doing a live demonstration of their craft at CCBC on Granville Island! They will be joining us from 10 am to 3 pm to show us the work that goes on behind their creations!
The artists that will be demonstrating their craft are David Fedida, Kristy Y. Nagumo, Cathy Beaumont, and Anyuta Gusakova. Get to know a bit more about them and what inspires their work.
David is a potter who likes to throw larger items, like pitchers and vases, particularly using the wheel. He also enjoys making fun items like small animals and figurines. He has shown his ceramics at numerous art shows and exhibitions at locations around the Lower Mainland, and at a wide range of craft and artisan fairs.
Kristy Y. Nagumo
“Inspiration for my current West Coast collection reflects personal experiences of scenic day-long hikes, encounters with Black Bears on the North Shore, sightings of deer, ravens, and eagles on road trips to local Islands, and the importance of wild salmon. A little celebration of the natural beauty of Mother Earth.”
“My work is inspired by a combination of location, aesthetic, and practicality, and is designed for easy everyday wear. My Pacific Coast collection combines handmade glass beads that echo sea-worn pebbles with beautiful Argentium silver wire (made with recycled silver).
My pieces are tactile, visual and add a colourful accent to a sophisticated modern wardrobe. My designs are lightweight, balanced, and easy to wear all day long.
I make every glass bead by hand, etching each one to create the soft, matte surface. I use Argentium silver wire, which is 93.5% fine silver, to make my earwires. My necklaces and bracelets use silver-plated chain, Greek leather, and latex-free rubber accents.”
Cathy Beaumont has been designing, making and selling handcrafted jewellery since 2012. She has an extensive background in visual and text communication, and taught graphic design for 12 years through BCIT and Emily Carr University.
Formerly one half of Treats Designs, Cathy created Beau Glass Works in 2017 to showcase her glass beads. She has studied beadmaking with Joanne Andrighetti, Corina Tettinger, Janice Peacock and Margaret Zinser. She is an active member of Terminal City Glass Co-op in Vancouver.
Anyuta’s works tell stories of imaginary worlds inhabited with imaginary creatures. Re-imagined or made-up characters find their material form in clay, on canvas, in stone, plaster, bronze and other mediums.