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Christmas craft gross sales this weekend

Christmas craft gross sales this weekend

JulieAnne Hage’s artisanal pop-up 

For more than a few many years, potter JulieAnne Hage has marketed her spellbinding creations to keen vacation customers.  

Retired from instructing at Metropolis of St. Albert studios and Artwork Gallery of St. Albert, Hage has targeted her wide strength and talent on creating a household-dependent pottery and woodworking organization. 

“I’ve bought my spouse each software a person could want in excess of 40 many years of relationship, and now I use them all,” reported Hage who is launching a large craft sale at her studio Dec. 2-3. 

The St. Albert artisan has a unique choose on pottery, preferring to create slab will work. Basically, she rolls a slab of clay and carves every little thing from pendants and lamps to clocks or charcuterie boards. And her wheel-thrown presents lean in direction of far more practical ware this sort of as mugs, bowls and party platters. 

On the woodworking facet, a hobby Hage picked up from her father, the multi-faceted artisan carves jewelry, cedar planks for salmon trays, rustic clocks and cheeseboards. A single of her specialities is generating whimsical vital chains of doghouses with a puppy’s bum sticking out of it. And for a household that enjoys functioning on projects with each other, Hage assembles rustic residence kits ready to be painted. 

“All of my woodworks are from upcycled materials. I comb beaches. I pick through construction solid-offs, and friends deliver me factors. You see properly great stuff thrown out and I can see a further use for it.”  

She regularly hunts for discarded building elements, cutoffs, unwelcome guides, bits of steel, glass and tile, as properly as the occasional pallet of leftover hardwood from shops. As an case in point, she factors to vertical planters made from bed slats and upcycled hardwood flooring. 

“I hardly ever know what I’ll get, so I usually have to appear up with assignments to in good shape the wooden.” 

Becoming a member of Hage is 1 of her former pottery learners, Amaris Gamache. Also from St. Albert, Gamache designs a mix of purposeful and decorative ceramics.  

The two-day craft sale will take place at 84 Sunset Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Butterdome Craft Sale 

Is it possible to take a look at 220 craft booths in a person working day? The Butterdome Craft Sale, taking location Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the College of Alberta, would like you to attempt. 

The craft sale’s signature is range, and the variety of talent amongst artisans swings from conventional to wacky. But the concentration is constantly hand-built, a person-of-a-sort objects from carvings, paintings and fibre arts to lumberjack socks, goofy puzzles and snowflakes mounted on handmade sterling silverware. 

Seven St. Albert suppliers will dare to face the onslaught of crowds. Black Diamond Distillery, Blue Kettle’s Specialty Sauces and Dressing, Endeavour Brewing and Coffee and Untamed Feast’s wild mushrooms will be on hand for gourmand food items and beverages. 

3 added community sellers offering a broader variety of merchandise are: Gray Get rid of house and back garden resources LumberJill Apparel for gals, and Mad Love’s vogue jewelry. 

Hours are Thursday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 standard, $8 seniors, U of A pupils $5 and any one less than 17 no cost. Tickets are offered at door or on the web at ticketme.ca/event/signatures-butterdome-craft-sale-2023/