Alternative roots, ‘work less’ philosophy guide Denman Islander’s life
Many Denman Islanders have multiple sources of income in areas of creating and producing food, art, music and more. Read about Megan Rose’s return to her Denman Island roots, and the eclectic livelihood that includes crafting, growing, foraging, bicycle repair, music-making and comedy!
Tradition in the Time of COVID: The Denman Craft Fair Adapts
The tradition of the Denman Island Christmas Craft Fair is adapting with an online artisan directory and a Craft Crawl on four Saturdays Nov. 21 – Dec. 12, 2020. Because we need art, we need creativity, and we need traditions.
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.”
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.
Need to recharge? Denman Island is the perfect solo getaway
Do you need a weekend getaway on your own this winter to recharge, connect with nature, creativity, and yourself? Do you dream of time alone at a little B&B, of taking long walks on the shore or in the forest, of reading a book for hours, of exploring alternative…
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…
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…
The Firing: Denman Island’s gathering of potters at an outdoor wood-fired Anagama kiln
In some ways, the Japanese have a natural affinity for the West Coast, not only because they thrived on the coast as fisherman and farmers. Our feelings for rocks, for moss, for crooked trees on outcrops, for the whole idea of nature as a meditative space owe a great…