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Prospero Pottery Brings Us Some Timeless and Utilitarian Pieces

Eryn Prospero, of Prospero Pottery, is joining us for her first ever Bison and we are so happy to have her vending with us! Eryn makes utilitarian pottery for everyday use in the busy kitchen.  Mainly on the wheel, she creates timeless pieces that will quickly become the favourite in your cupboard. You can keep up with Eryn's progress on instagram (@erynprosperopottery) and do yourself a favour and read on down below to see what inspires Eryn to create!

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RB: What draws you to making/designing things? 
ERYN: I love handmade things, and creating value is very important to me. I love making pottery that brings people joy in their everyday lives. Be it their favourite mug for coffee or simply a bowl they go to everyday. Designing simple shapes that are durable and comfortable is important to me!!

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
ERYN: Im always thinking of how to improve my efficiency and try to create more pieces every year. I always try to find a new interesting shape or glaze to add into my line of work.  Its quite the process, but worth it...Freshness for spring!!

RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
ERYN: I would like to show my work in more places and create a name for my self by showcasing my work at new shows. I'm excited to be apart of the Bison this spring.  Bringing pottery to the people one show at a time.

Q: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
ERYN: There are so many makers and fellow art peers that inspire me. Kalika Bowlby and Kat Cadegan are two woman that inspire me. With their hard work and excellent business sense.

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Get Back to Your Roots with Like Grandpa Shave Products

Welcome newcomers Ken and Keenyn Kaminski-Raab of Like Grandpa Shave Products!!  They've been making shave products since 2015 out of all natural, moisturizing ingredients that will help your skin underneath the hair, whether you're shaving or rocking a beard! They'll be joining us for the December weekend of our fair and we're really happy to have them. Read on down below for a look into their minds:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
LGSP: I think it means we can be unapologetically ourselves. Our communities are so inclusive and open minded and supportive that we can create things that we truly believe in

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
LGSP: My grandfather and my dad: They showed me that there isn't anything you cannot craft, make, fix, construct, build or repair and there is value and beauty in the old and traditional ways of doing things. We are a family of makers through and through. Simplicity:  The simplicity of clean lines, simple design, old-fashioned technology and tradition. And our doggie Mister: It's the little things in life that make you happy each and every day.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
LGSP: Keri V leather - Cord Taco's!! So simple but I cannot live without them!

Do yourself a huge favour and check out Ken and Keenyn's beautiful work on both instagram and twitter!

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