Amanda Parker Design consists of an expanding collection of jewellery, visual art, lighting, and home accessories that is both modern and refined. Each piece is completely handmade and therefore unique. All of the pieces are created using non-traditional and/or recycled materials employing shapes and textures inspired by nature. Based out of Calgary, AB, Amanda started making full-time after graduating from the Sheridan College Craft & Design Program in 2010, and will be joining us for the first time ever for our November weekend! You can keep up with Amanda's latest works by following her on instagram / twitter and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:
Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
APD: Macrophotography, systems and patterns found in nature, and my interior design background .
Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
APD: I found Kitty Kitty Yum Yum on the Bison website and purchased online from her last spring. Her cat toys are adorable!
Amanda Parker Design won “Best in Show - 2D Mixed Media” 2016 at the Art in the Pearl show in Portland Oregon and you can check out her full shop online at www.etsy.com/shop/marianandhazel. Her work is mesmorising and we are thrilled to have her with us!