Glasnost waxed cotton overalls. Photo credit: Circle Craft
So a tie-dyer, a ceramic artist and slipper knitter walk into a bar or should I say a giant convention hall and…..so began the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market.
Now in 40th year, the Circle Craft Christmas Market is basically Vancouver’s craft show Greycup. Running from November 7-11 this year, the line up includes artists and artisans from Black Creek to Kitchener, Okotoks to Whitehorse. But some of the niftiest finds are, of course, created by artists and artisans who call Vancouver home.
Presented by the Circle Craft Cooperative Association, the Christmas Market originally kicked off in 1973 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch). Then it was housed under the sails at Canada Place. Now the fair, which features over 300 fibre, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, ceramic and other artisans, takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West location.
There are a number of new Vancouver exhibitors at this year’s show. You’ll find my top picks from our very own backyard after the jump. Continue reading:
10 Vancouver artisans to check out at the Circle Craft Christmas Market