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In our quick trip to Vancouver last month I made sure to scout out a few craft shops. I went to the obvious spots on Granville Island (Crafthouse and Circle Craft) and just wandered around from there. Whenever I travel (even if it’s only a few hours away) I’m always interested in what the craft community looks like. It’s exciting to see new ideas and fresh artists.

Although I didn’t manage to see many places, I had to share snaps from two of my favourites as well as this gorgeous Haejin Lee mug we bought. I’m itching to get back out West and explore more!

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I love the colour palettes Haejin Lee works with. Check out her collections on Instagram, they’re always beautifully styled.

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Sunnyside, a tea & home goods shop in Deep Cove. I’m not used to finding modern ceramic selections like this in similar Toronto home shops so I was really excited. My favourites were Haejin Lee, Kalika Bowlby, Maggie Boyd and Heather Dahl. Check out their site!

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More on the traditional side of things was the BC Gallery of Ceramics on Granville Island. I love the space they’re in, just a corner of heaven. A few names I noted were Sarah Lawless, Mary Fox, Kathleen Tennock, and Junichi Tanaka.

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This is Sarah Lawless. Her work was part of an Exploring BC Clay feature wall and her pieces just popped. Those colours.

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