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.
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.
Adaptability, Support Help Denman Island’s Abraxas Books, Gifts, and Coffee survive the pandemic
July 2020 When the pandemic hit in March, Abraxas Books & Gifts owner Tachi Barker wondered whether the business would get through the financial strain. Now, with solid community support and a new coffee bar, she’s feeling more confident that Denman’s landmark bookstore of 26 years will remain in…
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…