larissa piva

larissa piva


wood | mixed media


Larissa is a queer artisan, writer, and exploration enthusiast living, listening, and learning on the traditional unceded traditional territories of the Quw’utsun peoples. When she completed her BA from UVic, she took a hiatus from art and pursued a career in the human services field. After a few years in community outreach, a stint playing field hockey in Germany, and Covid-19 closing the world, Larissa felt part of herself missing. She returned to honing her crafts, completing an MFA at UBC as well as the Tools for Change Woodworking Residency. Larissa’s visual and literary arts produced out of her studio, Craft Cove, have been displayed by the Craft Council of BC, the East Side Arts Society, Passion Passport, and more. When she isn’t developing her crafts, you can find her working on the Engagement Team at the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society, having a snack with her wife, chasing gains with her weightlifting team, or teaching art classes at the Cowichan Community Workshop.

artist statement

As an artist, I am dedicated to creating functional and sustainable art. My passion for woodworking extends into writing and photography. The endless artistic possibilities that these combined mediums offer fuel my desire to develop and refine my skills in order to create pieces that reflect my unique perspective. I aim to inspire others with my work while also contributing positively toward our environment and the community through the use of eco-conscious materials and the offering of community-led workshops.