Here you’ll find some links to a few stores also carrying some of our wonderful stoneware and raku pottery. If you can’t make it to our own studio, perhaps you can visit them.
As a resident of the fabulous town of Ladysmith , I would, of course, highly recommend you make us a destination visit. Come to our town for our annual Ladysmith Days celebrations–a 3-day event that celebrates our community with a parade, concerts at the seaside, and so much more in the beginning of August.
Perhaps you can visit during our Annual Arts on the Avenue, which in 2014 will take place on the 24th of August. You’re sure to enjoy the view of our harbour as you enjoy sampling some great artisan treats and perhaps purchasing some wonderful pottery or fine art from the many talented artists who have been part of this annual tradition for several years.
Or You might especially enjoy coming during some of our annual special events: Ladysmith Light Up, Festival of Lights, which this coming year will take place on November 27, 2014. as well. You might want to come a week early, so that you can enjoy taking part in our annual Cedar and Yellow Point Artisans’ Christmas Tour.
Failing that, there are other stores where, as I said, you can find our work. Chemainus Theatre Gift Shop. The Chemainus Theatre Festival Gift Shop has a good-sized collection of our work and the town, with its many historic murals , is a delightful place to visit too. Of course we recommend you take in one of the productions at this professional theatre, and perhaps make it a dinner show. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out our work in the wonderful theatre gift shop.
The Blue Fish Gallery on 2nd Ave., in Port Alberni is a wonderful location to find an eclectic variety of 2 and 3 dimensional art, including some fair-trade imports. We naturally recommend the work of local artists like ourselves. You’ll find a good variety of our work at the Blue Fish Gallery, and perhaps a few of our coffee mugs at a wonderful café just a block over on 3rd Ave. Be sure to check out our friend Kevin’s great eatery: The SteamPunk Café and Coffee Shop.
The Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island in Vancouver currently carries a good selection of our beautiful Alligator-Glazed Functional Stoneware line, and it’s a great outlet–in fact, we struggle to keep them supplied with some of our most popular items, such as our mugs, steins, and our arthritis tumblers (which received the approval of members of the Arthritis Society). They also carry vases, teapots, bowls and other wonderful functional pieces.
Artisans’ Studio, 70 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC. Ph. 250-753-6151.
The Midnight Sun Emporium in Whitehorse in the Yukon.
When you do get to our area, we’ll be happy to give you some great tips on enjoying the place. We highly recommend that you take a self-directed tour of artists in our area. And Tourism Nanaimo also puts out an excellent brochure for participants in our beautiful Cedar and Yellow Point Artisans’ Association which includes an excellent map and points the way to some restaurants, pubs and lodging for visitors who’d like to make a greater exploration of the area. Check out the Cedar and Yellow Point Artisans’ Trail Brochure for more information.
And if you need a terrific bed and breakfast place in the area, one that also provides a superb culinary experience, we highly recommend booking with our friends at The Island Estuary.
There are, of course, lots of other great spots. One that is perfect for larger groups (weddings, team-building meetings and so on) is just down the road from our hospitable studio at the Kiwi Cove Lodge.
And if you’re looking for an old-fashioned lodge experience, rustic cabins, delicious meals, and 185 acres of raincoast forest (forget the noisy electronics), you’ll find true peace at a well-known and usually booked well-in-advance historic place in nearby Yellow Point Lodge.