LOW MAGICK

The Witchery: Bringing Magick to the North

The Witchery, brainchild of Katie Karpetz, is Edmonton's own little Internet occult shop that brings traditional European witchcraft and Southern-style conjure magick to the North. Back with us again at Royal Bison for for both weekends, The Witchery is run by a practicing witch with a touch of hoodoo influences. Mesmerized by herbs, religious iconography, and the Dead, The Witch is a lover of low magick who believes that everyone’s world can be enhanced by the use of spellwork. Catch her at the Bison both weekends, follow Katie on Instagram (@witcheryway) and Twitter (@thewitcheryca) to see what she’s conjuring, and read on to discover what inspires her work.

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Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
The Witchery:
It’s in my blood!

RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
TW:
Lots of cool ritual candles and some amazing smelling incense!

RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
TW:
Well... The fact that I am the only witchcraft store at the Bison... ;)

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RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?  
TW:
Wonderful! There is are so many amazing creators here! There is always something new to see.

RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
TW:
Emily Chu forever! I can’t wait to see her new goodies!

RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
TW:
Making a coffee table candle yule log and almost setting the house on fire. (Yes, this does happen yearly.)

Visit The Witchery’s website to see more of that they’ll be bringing to the Royal Bison: www.thewitchery.ca

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Get Your Low Magick On With The Witchery

The Witchery, brainchild of Katie Karpetz, is Edmonton's own little Internet occult shop that brings European Traditional Witchcraft and Southern-style conjure magick to the North. Back with us again at Royal Bison for for both weekends, The Witchery is run by a practicing Witch with a touch of hoodoo influences. Mesmerized by herbs, religious iconography, and the Dead, The Witch is a lover of low magick who believes that everyone’s world can be enhanced by the use of spellwork. You can check out the new crafts The Witchery is getting up to on a regular basis by following them on their instagram / twitter / facebook feeds and read on down below to get a glimpse into their minds in our Q&A: 

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
TW: You have to be willing to put the time and energy into whatever you are doing, and not listen to people when they say you are crazy. ;)

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
TW: Reading every folk magic and witchcraft book I can get my hands on and the images of Darby Lahger

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
TW: Emily Chu’s Mercat Print: As far as I am concerned this is the most amazing image ever created. :D

Head to www.thewitchery.ca to shop around and do yourself a favour and check out this long list of amazing articles that have featured Katie's work here:

2017 - Buzzfeed - How Witchcraft Became A Brand

2017 – Vice Motherboard - Witches Are Being Kicked Off of Square For Selling 'Occult Items'

2017- Mashable - Business Witches Of Instagram

2016 – Dazeddigital - How To Embrace Your Inner Witch

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The Witch herself, Katie Karpetz

The Witch herself, Katie Karpetz