Exploring Geometric Patterns With Anne Tranholm

Anne Tranholm is a Danish multi-disciplinary artist and stunning designer. She is based out of Calgary AB, and is bringing her mesmerising jewelry to our Spring market! Having first joined us in 2016, we couldn't be happier to have her back. Anne had this to say of her work "I create jewelry pieces inspired by geometric shapes and nature. Each piece is drawn by hand - from the initial designing each shape with pencil and paper to tracing and colouring the final piece with coloured pencil and india ink." You can really see the love and care that go into each piece! WE LOVE EM. You can keep up with Anne's progress on both instagram//twitter (@annetranholm) and you can find out more about what inspires Anne to create by reading on down below!


RB: What draws you to making/designing things? 
ANNE: I believe I have a healthy(?) obsession with creating shapes and finding interesting colour combinations. I will be very observant and see certain shapes and colours in cityscapes and nature. I think it’s a way of taking in my everyday surroundings and abstracting them. O also like the idea of making interesting and different jewelry that will spice up wardrobes (I myself almost wear exclusively black clothes) so making colourful jewelry is a way to add some colour.

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
ANNE: I have new earring and necklace designs introduced, matched with some new colour combinations.


RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
ANNE: I hope to develop more shapes, travel more for inspiration and hopefully expand my jewelry line to more shops in Canadaa and across the world. 

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
ANNE: I am a huge fan of Smithstine Coppers jewelry. I love how she works that copper and owns her skills so amazingly. I also really love Sam Knopp Ceramics and how she uses texture and color to her awesome ceramic work. << head on over to Anne's portfolio site to see all of her amazing work. And make sure to check out her paintings! They're wonderful!


Stephanie Simpson Illustrates the Vibrant World of Alberta Flora and Fauna

Stephanie Simpson is an Edmonton-based illustrator, photographer and occasional filmmaker. Her illustrative work focuses on bright, simple, and very Alberta-inspired imagery – national parks, city landmarks, local plants and animals, and those sorts of things! She first vended with us in the December market in 2017, and we are thrilled to have her back with us! Keep up with Steph's progress on instagram (@stephanie.illustrates) and do yourself a favour and read on down below to see what inspires Steph to illustrate!


RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
STEPH: Tough question! It’s something I’ve done since I was a little kid (I took my first painting class when I was 6 or 7, and was both properly terrible and very much inspired). 

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
STEPH: I have new landmark illustrations (the old and new Royal Alberta Museum buildings), new plant illustrations, and I’m tinkering away on a map. I also have a little Canadian landscape series in the works!  


RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
STEPH: Most of my work is done digitally, but this year I’m trying to get off of my computer as much as I can. I’m hoping to do some screenprinting in the next couple of months and just signed up for a pottery class at Viva Clayworks.

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
STEPH: Tom Haugomat (@tomhaugomat) – master of the Posca marker! I’d like to spend a day in his dreamy landscapes.

Don't forget to check out Steph's instagram account (@stephanie.illustrates) for all the latest in her work!