: West Coast Synergies

Thursday, October 08, 2015 ― Friday, November 06, 2015

The Craft Council of BC is pleased to present a selection of work created collaboratively by members of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association and The Greater Vancouver Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild, along with artisans in other craft mediums, in celebration of Craft Year 2015.

The members of the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild (GVWSG) are fibre enthusiasts creating textile arts through spinning, dyeing, weaving and felting. The GVWSG, founded in 1935 to promote and encourage the art and craft of weaving and spinning and to provide opportunities for the sharing of knowledge, skills and ideas, is also celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2015. The Vancouver Metal Arts Association (VMAA) is a community of metalsmiths-jewellers, blacksmiths, sculptors, mixed-media artists, enamellists, and others who work with metal or have an interest in the metal arts. VMAA was established in BC in 2012 with the purpose of offering a forum for metalsmiths to exchange ideas and technical information, organize exhibitions of metalwork, and increase public awareness of metal arts in BC.