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Spotlight on Granville Island - Open Studios Tour

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Granville Island

1333 Railspur Alley

Vancouver, BC V6H 4G9

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Granville Island is a hub of craft and creativity in Vancouver. Visit these fine craft venues at the same time the Icheon Potters Association Exhibition is taking place at Performance Works May 10-18.

Dalbergia Wood + Fine Objects

1333 Railspur Alley
9:00am - 7:00pm daily

dalbergiamendez@gmail.com

Federico Méndez-Castro designs, builds, and shows hand-made wooden objects. Studio furniture and sculptures are made with elegant, pure, and beautiful shapes. Lines and curves are honored with original forms.

Granville Island Broom Company

1406 Old Bridge Street
10:00am - 5:00pm daily

broomcompany.com

Granville Island Broom Co. specializes in the unique art of handcrafted broom making. Visitors to the shop can watch broom making in action and learn the history of this rare craft.

Silk Weaving Studio

1531 Johnston St
10:00am - 5:00pm daily

silkweavingstudio@telus.net

The Silk Weaving Studio is a working studio and retail shop where several weavers produce and sell hand-dyed silk garments and accessories. Established in 1986 as Diana Sanderson Studio, it is set on a beautiful waterfront location on Vancouver's Granville Island. In 2016, they celebrated 30 years on Granville Island.

Maiwa

Net Loft Building
#6-1666 Johnston Street
10:00am - 7:00pm daily

Home of the Maiwa Shop & School of Textiles. Founder Charllotte Kwon is the 2017 recipient of the Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft. “A business leader, teacher, promoter, non-profit founder and a textile artist in her own right, Kwon has worked for over 30 years to advance the practice and appreciation of textile arts here in Canada and across the globe. An expert in natural dyes, she has traveled the world, studying, teaching, and working with artists in traditional techniques in India, Peru, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and here at home in Canada. Through documentaries, books, workshops and symposiums, she shares her love of textile arts with an audience both in and outside of the craft community.”

Vancouver Studio Glass

1440 Old Bridge Street
10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

vancouverstudioglass.com

Representing the finest of contemporary glass, Vancouver Studio Glass showcases a curated selection of glass artists from across Canada. Originally founded 35 years ago by David New-Small, VSG is the best place in the city to see glassblowing in action. No appointment needed: afternoons are the best time to catch studio owner Benjamin Kikkert and his team at work in their open hot shop throughout the week.

Booking not necessary, free


Information for parking on Granville Island
https://granvilleisland.com/parking-information

By Bus to Granville
https://granvilleisland.com/bus

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Granville Island

1333 Railspur Alley

Vancouver, BC V6H 4G9

Canada

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