Ochre Lea Brings Her Passion for Printmaking To Bison!

Cate Kuzik, head honcho of Ochre Lea, is bringing her printmaking goods to Bison now for the second time! She first joined us last Christmas and she was a perfect fit. Cate has this to say about her work: "Ochre Lea (pronounced “oh-kerr-lee”), is a letterpress & leather goods company based in Edmonton. Using traditional printmaking techniques & fuelled by bright colours and graphics with mildly inappropriate phrases that make folks smile, Ochre Lea’s products are made in small batches, hand-fed one colour at a time, one piece at a time, often with crazy old machines." Keep up with Kate's process on both instagram//twitter (@ochrelea) and read on down below to see what makes Kate tick!


RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
OL: Printmaking is very tactile and hands on.  I enjoy the relaxing and almost melodic feel of the running equipment, it really seems to sooth the soul.

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring? 
OL: I always seem to have too many things planned but am working on expanding my line of leather goods as well as some new designs for greeting cards. 

RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018 (new materials? New ideas? New
Right now I'm focusing combining my passion for printmaking and textiles. 

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes
OL: Lately, I have been taken with carving a lot of geometrics. The process of taking something that is perfect and seeing how it changes as I carve it is slowly becoming an obsession. <<< Head on over to Cate's full portfolio site to see the full scope of her work!


Unique, Hand-Crafted Notebooks by Cyanotype Paper Goods

Janelle Holod, of Cyanotype Paper Goods, hand-stitches beautiful books together here in Edmonton. Cyanotype makes gorgeous and functional notebooks in small editions. These small rotations of books allow Janelle to create unique books to suit whatever new patterns she finds. Not shy of vending with Bison, this is Cyanotypes second time selling with us and we are thrilled to have her back! You can follow Cyanotypes progress on instagram (@cyanotypepaper) and twitter (@janelleholoddes). Read on down below to see what inspires Janelle to create!

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RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
CPG:I always like to be doing something, if I have some free time I'm always looking for a good project to keep me busy. Making is a great outlet for me, because I can be doing the physical making, future planning, or designing something new.

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
CPG: I'm launching books with my own designs on them, which is pretty exciting.


RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
CPG: I'm looking at getting some help with production so that I can put out a day planner - I've been doing a lot of research on layouts and how people use their planners so I can design a good layout.

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
CPG: Jessica Hische is a huge inspiration for side projects, Elizabeth Olwen and Marimekko are also current favorites since I'm working on my surface designs.

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