oh! for craft’s sake

oh! for craft’s sake

oh! for craft's sake

a podcast

season 1 live now

Oh! for craft’s sake is a monthly podcast project hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia, a charitable arts service organization located in Vancouver, Canada, as part of an institutional effort to have more conversations about contemporary craft as well as to highlight and promote work being done by craftspersons and organizations in BC.

You can listen to oh! for craft’s sake below, or through your favourite podcast app.

about the project

Conceived and recorded on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations, the intention of this project is to extend beyond the institution and into the community. Inviting diverse guests to speak to a range of topics relating to craft, we hope to build stronger and more equitable relations with a host of invited guests and within the province. 

We hope to bring awareness to issues relating to craft and to help solidify craft as valued and valid practice within the visual arts.

Coming soon: 

Jasmine & Alex visit Sarah Polkinghorne at Black Kettle Brewing in North Van to talk about craft beer and women’s presence in the industry.

Stay tuned!

Jasmine and Alex sit down with artist Bettina Matzkuhn to discuss the book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, which tells the story of Kira. Set in a dystopian future following the sudden death of her mother, Kira the weaver finds herself having to defend her life but is pardoned through her ability to weave and dye threads. Creativity, society, gender roles and kindess are some of the themes touched on during this episode.

In this third episode of oh! for craft’s sake, Canadian artist Twyla Exner joins Alex & Jasmine to talk about her practice, upcoming shows and how she incorporates sustainability in her work. This May episode includes a feature of Crafted Vancouver – Carrie Ross, ED & founder tells us about this year’s festival and how it has shifted in the face of the challenges during the pandemic.


In the second episode of oh! for craft’s sake, Kwakwaka’wakw artist, curator and arts advocate Lou-ann Neel and policy manager Ainslee Beer join Jasmine & Alex to discuss appropriation and authenticity in craft.


In the introductory episode, Alex and Jasmine discuss the history of CCBC and the advocacy work done today by the arts service organization. Invited guest and longtime CCBC member, Lou Lynn, joins Alex and Jasmine to discuss her experience as a member of the council, and the Saidye Bronfman Award, which was recently granted to the visual and glass artist.

We appreciate your feedback! Get in touch through email: ohforcraftssake[at]craftcouncilbc.ca or send a message below!