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SPRING & SUMMER '16

FEATURING: Maritime Makers of NB, NL, NS & PEI

COVER STORY: Alissa Kloet Keephouse


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CONTENTS In Atlantic Canada the growing season has come bringing new life, ideas, and opportunities. In the first Maritime Makers Spring & Summer Guide we visit our makers to celebrate their successes and the growth across our region! FRONT COVER: Keephouse, Photographer: Laura Ellen Macdonald, Stylist: Naomi Hill BACK COVER: Mo & Ten Handahu, Photographer: Stephanie Florentina EDITORIAL, DESIGN, LAYOUT: Jessika Hepburn @ohmyhandmade, Organizer @maritimemakers

MARITIME MAKERS: Editor's Note

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MADE IN NEW BRUNSWICK

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FEATURED MAKER: East Coast Leather Craft

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GIFT GUIDE: Spring & Summer

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MADE IN NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR

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FEATURED MAKER: Indigena Skincare

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MADE IN NOVA SCOTIA

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FEATURED MAKER: Keephouse

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MADE IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

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FEATURED MAKER: Ashley Anne Clark

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EVENTS: Etsy Made In Canada & Etsy PEI

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UPCOMING: Mo & Ten Handahu

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NEWS: Etsy Maker Cities

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ditor's Note:

This Spring Maritime Makers is growing

from our humble roots as a volunteer collective of Etsy team captains into a member driven organization uniting makers, manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and services

across NB, NS, NL & PEI. We are creating opportunity for economic growth in rural and urban communities by using new models of cooperation and building our local maker movement. Since meeting in 2015 we’ve created an online resource to showcase the makers of our region; helped support and host events like successful Etsy: Made in Canada markets, popups, workshops, and roundtable meetings with city leaders; and represented both Halifax and Charlottetown during the Etsy Maker Cities Summit in Brooklyn this May along with cities from the USA & Canada. A new website to showcase our members and map what is being made and who is making it in our region is launching late Spring in partnership with Small Town Love and Etsy. Flip through this guide to get a look at some of the creativity of those of us making a living and a life on the East Coast. A vibrant, diverse, creative economy is possible, it is happening, we are making it happen. Cheers to a fresh season full of possibility, plan to make it a good one! Jessika Hepburn, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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NEW BRUNSWICK

Bryce Bag Crochet Pattern, Lakeside Loops, $7

Handwoven Dish Towel, A White Nest, $25

Shoshanna Wingate runs Shoshi Designs out of her home in Sackville. Her one-of-a-kind scarves are eco printed with leaves and flowers using heat to coax the pigments from the plants. These contact prints are elegant, wearable pieces of art. Her heritage dye series uses plants foraged from the woods and wetlands surrounding her home. Eco Print Silk Scarf Madder & Lac, Shoshi Designs, $110

Hand Stamped Necklace, Rebecca Ewing, $60

Green and Blue Speckle Bowl, SisguDesigns, $22

3 handmade mid-century tables, Elwood's Wood Lab, $1100

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Glass Air Plant Holder, SNL Creations, $120


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FEATURED MAKER: East Coast Leather Craft East Coast Leather Craft offers high quality handcrafted leather goods ranging from journals to wallets, purses to belts, bracelets to guitar straps, and much more.Inspired by tradition, nature, and history, each leather item is carefully handcrafted from vegetable tan leather, tooled, carved, shaped, dyed and finished by hand using professional grade products to ensure quality and durability. Owner Cheyenne Williams is a self taught leather crafter based outside of Sussex, NB, where her and her partner grow food and raise livestock, soon to be the site of a leather studio open to the public. W W W. E A STCOA STLE ATHERCR AF T.COM

Leather Flower Purse, $200

CHEYENNE WILLIAMS, NEW BRUNSWICK What do you love most about making a life in New Brunswick? The varying and rich landscape, always changing with the seasons,

Art Noveau Labradorite Bracelet, $45

my life at a more perfect time, as having the ability to represent your own work through photography is an invaluable skill.

each revealing a different dimension to the beauty of the Eastern

You grow food and raise livestock, how does this style of living on the East

Canadian Province.

Coast influence your work?

What has been the biggest struggle?

Time runs a bit differently in the country, along with the beautiful landscape of the little valley we live in, that feeling and my

Finding a balance between an ever growing online business and local

surroundings gives me patience and the inspiration to keep designing

business, as an emerging artist I am still learning my workload limits,

new items, keep up with custom orders and also keep up stock items.

and time management. Something I will likely always be working on!

Working from home gives us the ability to grow a vegetable garden, to feed us through the the year eventually, and keep our own livestock

How did you get started working with leather?

year round, giving them a happy and healthy environment to forage

It was by chance, I had come across a leather supply store and

in. Whether it's just a flock of chickens and ducks, a few pigs, a couple

immediately was drawn to it. I promptly purchased a small kit with

cows, sheep or whatever else we pick up along the way, and with the

very basic items for tooling, carving and dying. Looking back, it seems

never ending learning curve of gardening, it's always inspiring to just

as though both photography and leather craft couldn't have entered

be on our own little homestead of sorts.

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Editor’s Pick:

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Fall/Winter Collection by Silver Lily Jewelry

Editor’s Pick: GRAPEFRUIT & FIG SCENTED CANDLES, Foxhound Collection

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Editor's Picks for Spring & Summer

Ice Cream Throw Pillow, Wall & Wonder, $38

Walnut Cake Stand, Cattails Woodwork, $160

View Master Cotton Bag, Teebags, $70

Life is Sweeter With You print, Wall & Wonder, $13

I See Seashells Hand Dyed Yarn, Lichen & Lace, $28

Desert Floral Bodysuit, Thief & Bandit, $132

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The Florist Soy Candle, Field Kit, $10

Original Sunrise Painting, BirchBliss, $50


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NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Block Printed Blue Bird Sachet, Brindy Linens, $10

Bicycle Built for Two Digital Print, Amy Adams, $15

I'm primarily a writer and many of my books are historical fiction. Making reproduction jewelry is another way for me to engage with the past. Art Deco design is popular this season and Edwardian design continues to trend. My reproduction historical jewelry captures past times. Janet, Wild Scarab Jewels Art Deco Sapphire Reproduction Necklace Wild Scarab Jewels, $47

Snail Shell Screenprint, Krissie Worthman, $130

Porcelain Titmouse Necklace, MadeWithClayAndLove, $48

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Kids Pen Pal Kit, The Petit Cadeau, $7


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FEATURED MAKER: Indigena Skincare Indigena was born from our Founder's desire to provide an exceptional experience with skincare from indigenous ingredients from Newfoundland and Labrador, one of the world's last most remote and clean ecosystems. Indigena's Research and Development team and colloborators have identified antioxidant rich plants whose compounds work effectively on age prevention, acne and sensitive skin problems. Solutions from nature scientifically formulated to capture nature's essences to solve your most stubborn skin problems. WWW.INDIGENASKINCARE.COM

LISA WALSH, CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL "The opportunity to create natural skin and hair products from some of the purest ingredients on the planet from the land and surrounding sea of Newfoundland and Labrador is intoxicating and the most rewarding project I have ever worked on." Indigena Founder, Lisa Walsh

Bikini Babe Body Butter, $36

Bayman Beard Oil, $35

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Indigena Bath Collection, $7-50


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NOVA SCOTIA

Anchor leggings, Poison Pear, $62

Blue Lace Agate Pendant, Silver Lily Jewelry, $77

Interchangable Glass Charm Bracelet, Jeremiah Tree Glass, $30

Handcrafted Hardwood Trike,, WCCItoys™, $125

Deer Baby Blanket, Axe & Bow Apparel, $30

Canadian Leaves Sheer Top, Elizabeth McCorkell, $47

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Rose Necklace Adolie Jewelry, $48

Dream Big mug, Wall & Wonder, $24


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COVER STORY: Alissa Kloet, Keephouse Keephouse home goods have been noticed by Etsy, Chatelaine. com & are now in the running for the $10k Etsy Awards.We visited Alissa to find out how she's making waves on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore.

Can you share the inspiration behind the name “Keephouse�?

Photographer: Laura Ellen Macdonald

that I hope help people be able to dwell in a place, make it home and

Stylist: Naomi Hill

invite others in.

Of course! It seems like ages ago that I was scribbling pages and pages of ideas down. Naming a business is tough! At the time I was starting my business I was also moving into my first home. I've never been a particularly tidy person (my mother's voice is often in my head reaffirming me of this - love you mom!), but I do love to nest. So it's equal parts me trying to be an adult and making and designing objects

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"...part of what makes a house a home is really not tangible. I often walk into a place SODERMALM / ISSUE ONE and just feel a warmth. I think that has more to do with the people that live there and their hospitality then it does with what the home is filled with."


13 What do you love most about making a life in Nova Scotia? Nova Scotia has been a very natural fit for me, albeit one I couldn't have predicted. After living in Halifax for a couple of years, Kyle and I made the move to the Eastern Shore. The ocean has it's grip on me. I feel that living near this massive body of water brings people together in some mysterious way. We are all affected by it's moods - from glassy and calm to turbulent and reckless and everything in between. I guess the ocean is reflecting us back to ourselves in many ways and at the same time humbling us.

Your work values well made objects and moments - what do you think makes a house a home? I think part of what makes a house a home is really not tangible. I often walk into a place and just feel a warmth. I think that has more to do with the people that live there and their hospitality then it does with what the home is filled with. That being said, I think we are very much effected by our surroundings and a thoughtful home holding objects that are cherished and considered often go hand and hand with that intangible feeling of a warm and welcoming home. I will often set a table when people come over for dinner with napkins, a table cloth and my favourite dishes. I sometimes feel silly doing this as we eat dinner next to my kitchen that has been in the middle of a renovation for three years. But it's my way of welcoming friends, showing them my appreciation and that I'm happy to have them around my table.

Find Keephouse online at keephouse.ca | Etsy | @keephouse

Keephouse is an Etsy Awards finalist in the running for the $10000 prize, click here to vote until June 6, 2016!

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ALISSA'S 10 MARITIME MAKERS | ETSY DECOR FINDS

2. My living room is crying out for anything out of the Relove workshop

1. Chantal Doak's woven baskets - already own one, and I love it

4. R&R Handmade is another favourite. I have one of their forged trivets in my kitchen and have my eye on their bowls

5.The gemology pillow series from 3rd Story

3. Offcut studio has such thoughtful and well crafted pieces. I've been admiring the half round walnut shelves

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6. The furniture from the talents folks at Elwoods Wood Lab are beautiful. I'll take this set, please!

7. A White Nest herringbone throw

8. Walnut turned cake stands from Cattails Woodworks

9. Prints by Kat - the walls need love too!

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Geordan of Quarrelsome

Yeti is a screen printing master. I'm terrified of whales, but this is still definitely a favourite

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND I create original jewellery, inspired by the ocean, in a colourful palette of genuine sea glass. The journey of the glass reflects the mystical nature of my Soul. As I walk the shorelines of my PEI home I gather precious sea gems and in turn I give these gifts to you, allowing their journey to continue. Teri, Fire & Water Creations

PEI Sea Glass Necklace and Earring Set, Fire & Water Creations, $106

Piano Key Necklace, Birdmouse, $28

Market Tote, Kim Roach Design, $17

Handcrafted Dishes, Village Pottery, $16-50

Personalized Letter Prints, Lamplight Studio, $19

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Love You To The Moon Necklace, La Belle Dame, $79


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FEATURED MAKER Ashley Anne Clark, Artist Ashley Anne Clark lives and works on Prince Edward Island, we visited her to learn more about her process and how Island living inspires her work. Photographer: Ashley Anne Clark

What is the story behind your art and business? Â I have quickly learned how closely connected people can be to different symbols and animals. It is almost like I am relaying a message to someone that I do not yet know. Animals have always been a large part of my life and I am an advocate for animal rights. I enjoy provoking new conversations and compelling people to think about our connection to them and their world.

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18 Your art draws lots of inspiration from the natural world, including materials like seaweed! How does living on Prince Edward Island influence your art and creative process?

moves and feels and soaks into everything it touches. I enjoy the deep rich blackness it produces which is probably why most of my drawings are so dark. It is a material that is very much alive.

Working on PEI is like returning to the world of my childhood. I love finding colours and lines in nature. It is amazing that all of these resources are just at our disposal and that so many beautiful cycles go on unseen every day. I enjoy manipulating them into something that I can add to and attempt to preserve. PEI is full of secret places to go exploring in and I feel very inspired in those spaces. My process involves a lot of layering so I am always on the hunt for thin sheets of material. The translucently of seaweed resembled thin paper to me and once I worked with it I became addicted.

Foxes, spiders, bats, and birds all make an appearance in your art - where did your interest in animals come from? Animals have always fascinated me. There is something mystical about them. Something they seem to know that we do not. They carry strong meanings and symbolisms. I just find it so enthralling to be living along side all these other living creatures. Some of the animals I started drawing because they were eerie and uncomfortable for me to think of. Bats and Octopus have always given me the heebie jeebies. Yet as I worked through the series and became acquainted with each animal my research would help me have a new understanding and affection for them.

Working on anything new this Spring/Summer? I’ve been captivated by the moon lately. I have noticed that cycles have been a reappearing theme in my work. Recently I have been attuned to how the moon cycle can have an effect on our daily lives. Also if you can keep a secret I may soon be doing Commissioned Mermaid Portraits for those of us who feel at home in the ocean.

What does a work day usually look like for you? No workday is quite the same for me. I have multiple projects on the go at one time and they all have different components to them. Most days I spend some time in at Fox Loft studios where I rent a space with other artists.

Do you have a favourite medium or material to work with?

From there, my day could take me to the beach to collect

Ink has always been my soul mate. I love the way it

one of the reasons I really enjoy living as an artist.

seaweed, to my shed to cut wood or about town dropping off orders. I like variety in my day-to-day life, which is

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19 Are there any Maritime Makers inspiring you lately? Laura Morneau of DWNTWNFOX has always been a great friend and supporter to me since I started my small business. She recently started a new line of jewelry using traditional metal smith techniques with brass and silver. She focuses on themes like sky and ocean, which I find very unique for jewelry makers. Every time I go to her studio I want to take multiple things home with me.

If you could spend a day with any maker/artist, who would it be and why? I have a long list of artists that I would love to lay back and chill with so this is a tough question, but I would have to say that at this moment it would be visual artist Tiffany Bozic. She creates breath-taking images of all kinds of creatures intertwined with each other in these elegant compositions of life and death. She spends her time traveling the world and documenting animal and plant life. I just recently discovered her work and I feel like her studio space would be crawling with inspiration. FIND ASHLEY ANNE'S WORK ON PEI: My Little Stash, DWNTWNFOX, The Dunes, Village Pottery, Moonsnail, Garnish, Emmett & Ellie’s, Stanley Bridge Studio, Local 343, The Showcase, Gaudreau Fine Woodworking, Earth Gift Shop, The Makers OR ONLINE AT: www.ashleyanneclark.com | Etsy | Instagram @_ashleyanneclark_

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ETSY: MADE IN CANADA Volunteer led Etsy teams across our region are getting ready to host Etsy Made in Canada markets for the 3rd year. Visit maritimemakers.com/madeincanada to learn more & find a marketplace near you!

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Etsy Artisans of PEI held their first ever 2 day market on April 23rd & 24th at the Delta. There were over 70 local Etsy sellers including a dozen Maritime Makers. Thanks to everyone who came out to support local and made this our best Etsy market on PEI yet! PHOTOS LEFT TO RIGHT:

Kim Roach; an amazing turn out to the PEI Etsy Spring Market; Love Buds Jewelry; Ment Jewellery; Wee Wanderers Connect with Etsy PEI: Etsy | Facebook | Twitter

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Show some love for Spring & Summer on the East Coast and these Maritime Makers! L-R: The Girl from Away, Poison Pear, Kim Roach, Inkwell Originals, Rhubarb Paper Co.

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L-R: Nova Scotia Salt Co., SALTI Bracelets, Brindy Linens, Sarah E Gillis, Birdmouse

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This summer Maritime Makers is collaborating with sibling duo Mo & Ten Handahu on a special edition style guide launching late June 2016! Mo, aka Miss Lion Hunter, is one of the East Coast’s best known fashion and lifestyle icons. She's a Huffington Post Canada contributor, style panelist for FASHION Magazine, digital influencer for Airmiles Canada and a Style Ambassador for Le Château who has worked with global brands like Ford, Michael Kors, Samsung, Lacoste, and Calvin Klein. For our first indepth feature on the makers who are shaping our region we reached out to tastemakers Mo & Ten to give us their take on style, culture, and life in Atlantic Canada. Photo credits: (Right, Back Cover) Stephanie Florentina, (Above Top)Patrick Fulgencio, (Bottom Left) Ten Handahu


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In May Maritime Makers and city leaders from Halifax and Charlottetown were invited to Brooklyn, NY tfor the first Etsy Maker Cities Summit along with cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Tacoma, Memphis, and Knoxville. Our first day was faciliated by Maritime Makers organizer Jessika Hepburn and Ilyssa Meyer of Etsy followed by a second day of working with city action teams and learning from a panel of expert speakers including the Urban Manufacturing Alliance and the Brooklyn Partnership. Visit etsy.com/makercities & follow us to learn more. MARITIME MAKERS / SPRING & SUMMER 2016


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