Rudi Diesvelt

Medium: Mixed Media

Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains


Born in the Netherlands, Rudi travelled with his family through many countries in Europe and was thereby exposed to the Arts and Crafts from a very early age. Settling in Vancouver in the sixties, Rudi began by opening a retail Craft Shop in Kitsilano where he designed and made fine leather goods, later marketing his work to galleries, shops and boutiques in Canada, the USA and Europe. Over the years Rudi has participated in many Craft Shows, including an invitational one in Italy, and accepted commissions such as the sachel that carried the invitation to HRH Queen Elizabeth II for permission to hold Expo ’86. Among other commissions of note was the request to make the presentation album for the Air Canada Mount Everest Climb.

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