Getting Ready for the Annual Christmas Tour

Drying Casseroles with Lids
Fresh Casseroles Drying on Rack

It’s that time of year, and we’re both working hard gearing up for our annual area studio tour. The Cedar Yellow Point Artisans’ Christmas Tour is a 4-day, self-guided event held in this area for 25 years now. The tour starts on Thursday, November 21st and ending 4 days later on Sunday. It is always such fun, and brings in returning customers and visitors from all over Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, Washington State, and even from Alberta.

Many customers return year after year because they truly enjoy seeing the hand-made arts, crafts, paintings and photographs, as well as sampling and purchasing some of the artisan spices, honey and foods available at some of the participating studios.

Drying Lidded Pots
Vic’s Lidded Beauties Drying

In addition to the great new pottery we’ll have ready for our customers, we’ll also offer special deals on some clearance stock. We need room for new works, and some of the wonderful work that was not sold in the last year will be offered at a 20% discount. As for right now, we’re both excited with the wonderful new pieces drying in the studio.

Mod-Art Platter being Glazed
Hand-painting Glaze on Platter

Our friend Carol will also be on hand with her beautiful hand-made Christmas Wreathes. She supplies the materials and the weeks of labor, the frames, ribbons and ornaments, selling these long-lasting wreathes for just $40 each; then she donates the proceeds in entirety to Haven House, a shelter for women and children in Nanaimo. And there’s always a prize draw for these as well.

Jo and Vic Duffhues
Josee and Vic take an NFL break
Drying Cookie Jars
Drying Cookie Jars

Of course it’s not all work… we do occasionally stop for a little break, and catch at least the last 5 minutes of Sunday afternoon football games.

Don’t miss this wonderful tour which runs from November 21st to the 24th. Come and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Treat your friends and family to the best of hand-made quality gifts and support local artists. Enjoy the cider and Christmas goodies we’ll have on hand as refreshments, and get ready for a wonderful Holiday Season.

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