Artisans & Galleries

August 14th, 2020

COVID Teachings: Shopping on Denman

“Planning a socially-distanced, outdoor gathering? Choose “local” as your theme, with all-local food and wine, local flowers, locally-made table linens and other decorative elements, and local music playing in the background.”


July 23rd, 2020

Lilac Sun Pottery: Gifts Inspired by nature

20 years after realizing her dream, Shirley Phillips of Lilac Sun Pottery talks about how Denman Island nature inspires her art, her legendary local pottery mentors, how the pandemic affected her, gift ideas and what’s new in the studio as she re-opens. 


December 5th, 2019

Lifetime achievement award for Denman potter Gordon Hutchens

Denman Island master potter Gordon Hutchens has been honoured with an achievement award for his 46-year contribution to the British Columbia arts community. On November 27 Gordon attended the award ceremony and dinner with his wife Sandy at the Roundhouse arts centre in Vancouver, where he received the Creative…


October 31st, 2019

Access Prime Nature & Wildlife Photography on Denman Island

A great locale for nature and wildlife photography, one quarter of Denman Island is protected green space, including four provincial parks, plus nature reserves, wetlands, and many public trails. Just a 15-minute ferry ride from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island (under an hour from Courtenay or Nanaimo), you can…