WINTER 2017

Take Your Home From Drab To Fab With Cool Factory!

Genevieve Ongaro, of creative brand Cool Factory, has this to say of her project: "I make metallic animal magnets; they are plastic toy animals that I cut in half, spray paint, and glue on magnets. They are quirky and fun, come in gold, silver, and copper, and small and large sizes. I love that the metallic spray paint accentuates the detail of the toys, and allows them to transcend their original purpose; they instantly become classy yet still fun and versatile!" Genevieve first started making in 2014 and first joined us at Bison in 2015. Cool Factory will be selling her goods with us again for the December weekend of our fair and we couldn't be more excited!! You can follow along Genevieve's progress with Cool Factory on instagram (@genevieveongaro) and read on down below to see what inspires her to create!

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
CF: For me, this means being able to experiment and collaborate, while also having various outlets to showcase and share my work! Edmonton is a very quirky and accepting community which makes it easy to put yourself out there and fearlessly try new things.

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Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
CF: Nature and the outdoors are huge for me, as are all things cute and tiny. I love tiny things. Current human influences would be graphic designer/letterer Corina Nika (of the Cocorrina blog) and teeny tiny ceramicist Danielle Pedersen.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
CF: Probably my Sylvia Soo card holder…it’s my fave and I carry it around with me every day.

Cool Factory will be joining us for the December weekend of our fair and you can check out the full collection of Genevieve's work by heading on over to www.genevieveongaro.com

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Cool Factory big-boss, Genevieve Ongaro

Cool Factory big-boss, Genevieve Ongaro

Woodwork With A Skate Influence = AdrianMartinus Custom Woodworking

Adrian Martinus Custom Woodworking is the Calgary, Alberta based studio/workshop of brothers Adrian and Martinus Pool. Working primarily with rescued and reclaimed wood, the duo creates unique furniture designs, interior installations, and creative objects. Their work can be found in private homes, retail spaces, creative studios, and corporate environments. The duo started making serious effort together in 2013 and joined us for their first Bison in 2014. They'll be joining us again for the December weekend of our fair and we cannot wait to catch up with em!! Follow the brothers work online on instagram / twitter and read on down below to see what inspires them to create:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
AMCW: That you probably live in Edmonton? We live in Calgary but always look forward to coming up for the Bison and seeing what awesome work everyone is doing and having dinner at The Next Act.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
AMCW: Skateboarding, Film, Skateboarding

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
AMCW: A mountain monster for our niece from Mountains & Monsters!

Check out www.adrianmartinus.com to see their full collection before swinging by the fair to see it all in person! NOTE: AdrianMartinus has been on WesternLivings designer of the year shortlist for the last three years in Eco design, Industrial Design and Furniture Design. We know they'll end up taking the big prize sooner than later, their work is bonkers good!

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Create Your Own Urban Jungle With The Terrariums Of Little Plant Shop

Little Plant Shop, previously known as Axis Mundi, is the brainchild of Sara Gies and has recently gone through some cosmetic changes – including a new loft sale space opening in December on Whyte Avenue (10462 82Ave). Sara makes each gorgeously built terrarium and plant-based accessories by hand and really takes the time to explain how to care for them to anyone who asks. It's been something she's be doing since 2012 and has been selling with us at Bison since 2013. Little Plant Shop will be joining us for the December weekend of our fair and you can follow along Sara's journey by following her on instagram (@littleplantshopyeg) / twitter (@yegplantshop) and do read on down below to see what inspires her to create each adorable little environment of hers:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/artist?
LPS: Being an Edmonton based artist gave us the opportunity to make a hobby into a farmers market/home business and now the ability to open a shop of our own on Whyte Ave!

Q: What are your top three influences?
LPS: Old-school horticulture, living art/design, and southern California style

Q: Favourite Bison item you picked up at a previous fair?
LPS: Sara's: Carl Sagan candle. Eric's: Cigar box amp

Check out their full collection before seeing them at person this December online at www.axismundi.com.

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Grab Some Vibrant Locally Inspired Prints From Stephanie Simpson Illustration

Stephanie Simpson Illustration draws her inspiration from the local environment, like city landmarks, Rocky Mountain scenes, and animals found in different parts of Canada. Stephanie prints and cuts all of her illustrated prints herself using archival papers and inks. She first started making in 2015 and will be joining us for her first Bison on the December weekend! You can find Stephanie's work progressing on instagram (@stephanie.illustratesand read on down below to see what inspires Stephanie to draw!

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
SSI: To me, it means being part of such a generous community – of inclusive makers and artists who are keen to share what they know, and of individuals, businesses, and institutions that are excited to support the incredible work being made in the city. 

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
SSI: Alberta-y things (landmarks, mountains, bison), old travel artwork, and kids’ books (a hotbed of illustration talent!).   

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
SSI: A set of animal notecards by Gabe Wong. Giving them away was painful!

Do yourself a favour and swing on by Stephanie's shop before seeing her work in person this weekend here: www.etsy.com/shop/stephsimpsonphoto and read on down below to see what other accomplishments Steph has been up to!

My work was included in the Edmonton Made gift catalogue, and was included in an associated installation in the Gibson Block space back in September. There’s a short article about my working being in the catalogue (alongside other Bisoneers!) here: Edmonton Arts Council article

In addition to working as an illustrator, I’m also a photographer and newbie filmmaker, and made a short documentary in January that picked up some nice press: CBC article, + Huffington Post article.

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Stephanie Simpson herself!

Stephanie Simpson herself!

Accent Your Life With The Exquisitely Handcrafted Spoons Of Grit and Grain

Rachel Beyer, of Grit and Grain, makes insanely beautiful spoons by hand. She's been making them for about two years now, but has been working on tactile, hand-made projects for as long as she can remember! They're so well made they were featured in Issue 30 of Uppercase Magazine (pg82-83)! Rachel first joined us at Bison around three or so years ago on a shared table with some of her buds selling weird illustration prints and she'll be joining us again for the December weekend of our fair. We can wait to see what she's come up with this year! You can keep up to date with Grit and Grain on instagram / twitter and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
G&G: For me, being and Edmonton maker and designer is about the community. There’s a strong sense of support and encouragement here that’s really great.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
G&G: For woodworking, probably Ariele Alasko, Joshua Vogel and my Dad, who’s also a woodworker and artist.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
G&G: My @sylviasooleather wallet or ceramic bucket I from @kalikabowlby

You can scope out Rachel's full collection of spoons at www.gritandgrain.ca

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Holy moley is Rachel ever talented...

Holy moley is Rachel ever talented...

Celebrate The Simple, Beautiful Moments Of Everyday Life With Kalika Bowlby Pottery

Kalika Bowlby Pottery makes objects to slow us down in a busy world. They are objects that invite us to set the table, take time to prepare and share a meal, reminders that eating and drinking can nourish us on many levels, objects to help us celebrate the simple, beautiful moments of every day. Kalika started working in pottery in 2006 and joining us for her first Bison in 2014. She will be joining us again for the December weekend of our fair and we're super excited to see her new work! You can find her amazing work on instagram (@kalikabowlbyand read on down below to see how she responded to our questionnaire:

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Q: What does being a Canadian maker mean to you?
KBP: It means connecting with people.  It means making objects with care to bring more nourishment into people's daily life. 

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
KBP: My garden-growing and sharing food are some of my favourite things and they constantly inspire the objects I make. Simplicity and craftsmanship- I strive to make timeless objects with attention to all the detail. Design and architecture that focus on functionality and spaciousness. 

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
KBP: Salt and pepper shakers from Tomnuk-they are part of every meal! And this bold but minimal brass bracelet from Hunt Amor.

Head on over to www.kalika.ca to check out the full collection of Kalika's work. It's bonkers good!

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Tote Bags by Jordan Blackburn!

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TOTE BAG ALERT: it’s almost Bison weekend and you know we’ve got all sorts of new swag up our sleeve - this WINTER 2017 season our tote bags are designed by artist Jordan Blackburn and are we EVER in love with that Bison riding the tiniest monster truck! What!

The first 10 people through the door on both Friday nights  (Nov 24 and Dec 1, 2017) get a tote bag full of loot, and a limited number of tote bags are up for grabs at the swag table!  Thanks to BlacknWhyte Screenprinting for the killer job printing these up, they are the best to work with!

 

 

Fashionably Handcrafted Clothing And Accessories Of Nor Official

Welcome newcomer Sherri Cardona, of Nor Official! Sherri's designer handcrafted clothing and accessories are all made here in Edmonton in her downtown studio apartment. Of her brand she says "I create pieces that are comfortable, beautiful and simple." We can really get behind that! Sherri first started making in 2016, and will be joinging us for the first time for the November weekend of our fair! You can find Nor Officlal on both instagram / twitter and do read on down below to check out how she responded to our Q&A: 

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton designer?
It means a lot to get to be a part of this growing community of young creative entrepreneurs. I'm always inspired by other artists to pursue our passions. I love supporting local and bringing something unique to Edmonton!

Q: What are your top 3 influences?
People on the streets, other cultures, and decades from the past.

Q: Favourite item you've picked up from the previous year:
This will be my first time and I'm excited to pick up some new things!

Head on over to www.norofficial.com to Check out Sherri's full collection!

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Get Swept Away With The Embroidered Art Of Long Gone

Moira Richey, of Long Gone, has this to say of her brand: "I primarily make embroidery art on fabric, wool felt, and apparel items. Drawing inspiration from all things sentimental, superstitious or ceremonial, each original design is drawn and stitched by hand, by me!" Moira started making things of all sorts for basically forever, but hunkered down and started designing original embroidery in 2013. She first joined us in 2015 and we are SO EXCITED that she will be joining us again for both weekends of our winter fair! You can find Moira's embroidery work  - and some beautiful photography as well - on instagram (@longgonearts) and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
LG: Having access to a tightly-knit community for advice, support, and friendship. I also appreciate that although Edmonton may not come to everyone’s minds when someone says “arts hub”, but we have so many fantastic creatives here, and if you are one of those creatives you are very passionate about spreading that fact around. We’re more than just a river valley!

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
LG: Objects you might find in a keepsake box, bold tattoo linework, and sentimental feelings.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
LG: A ceramic cactus ringholder made by Danielle L. Ceramics in 2016.

Head on over to www.longgonearts.com to check out Moira's full collection of embroidered goods. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! :D

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OH HEY!!! IT'S THAT OG ILLUSTRATOR EMILY CHU!!

Emily Chu Illustration & Design is a staple-hold at Royal Bison and this year she's pulling from her mildly rebellious youth (her words not ours hahaha) with some gangster rap/dr.dre/outkast rap lyrics AND WE ARE SO EFFING EXCITED!! Emily first joined us in the spring of 2014 under the pseudonym HYMN Graphic Novels and joined us again for the holiday 2014 fair under the now familiar Emily Chu Illustration & Design. We are so thrilled to have her again for both weekends of the fair and cripes almighty are we excited to see her new mildly gangster work!! Check out Emily's online presence on instagram / twitter and read on down below to see how thoughtfully she responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
EC: It means a lot of hard work and passion. But it also means that I have the priveledge to share my work with such a supportive and encouraging community.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
EC: It's cliche, but I do get most of my ideas from my travels. I try to stay off the internet as much as possible to come up with concepts that are more personal and authentic. I love going to modern art and design museums – A year ago, I randomly stumbled across a Keith Haring exhibit in Berlin, which was incredible!!! I also love capturing interesting patterns, shapes, colour combinations.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
EC: Ah! So many. How do I pick one? Well, one of my most meaningful purchases from a bison vendor this year is my wedding jewelry set, custom made by Les Arts Plastiques. Alicia and I started vending around the same time and got to know each other well (I can also say this about many other bison vendors). This summer, she created my wedding bands, earrings, and a custom belt. I also have a selection of sick prints, collected over the years from Bison vendors.

And head on over to her site www.heyemilychu.com to see her full collection of illustration work. It's really very good!!

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Seek Health And Oneness With Warrior Apothecary

Warrior Apothecary: Local Apothecary and Perfumery, is made with sustainably made concoctions to help relieve physical and mental ailments. Health and uniqueness being top priority; products, displays, and ingredients that are quite Magickal and somewhat otherworldly. It's all made with 100% Vegan, synthetic and nut free ingredients. Partial proceeds of sales will be going back to the community (Pride, Indigenous awareness, mental health fundraisers, etc). April, the creative behind Warrior Apothecary, started making healing concoctions in 2008 and will be joining us as a new vendor (WOOHOO!!) for the November weekend of our fair! You can find Warrior Apothecary on instagram at (@warriorapothecaryand read on down below to see how they respond to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
WA: It means getting to know locals who want to see and be the change in the world by shopping local, sustainability, vegan/vegetarianism, and mental health awareness. We have a great, supportive community for this!

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
WA: My clients that live with mental health issues daily, yet work so hard to get help and create a life worth living. They show me endurance and strength and push me to create high quality products for them. I am inspired by so many of the stories they share with me. Nature: Wildcrafting my own ingredients in the river valley and on Vancouver Island, and creating products in the full moon for an added spiritual energy. And unique aromas: Many of my products (especially perfume) are created with scents globally inspired. An oil used traditionally elsewhere in the world that I may not even be able to pronounce at first, keeps my creative juices flowing, opening up endless possibilities! 

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
WA: There are so many amazing, unique vendors! My absolute favourite are the natural loose incenses hand made by The Witchery; and I know I’ll be taking home at least 2 pieces by Femmebroidery!

Head on over to www.warriorapothecary.com to check out the full shop!

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Check Out The Lovingly Handmade Goods Of Later Supply Co.

Heather Mackenzie, of Later Supply Co., is a small batch producer of waxed canvas, denim and leather goods. Heather makes bags and accessories like fanny packs, wallets, and iPad cases. Originally hailing from sunny Edmonton, AB, has since been living in Vancouver. Heather started making Later Supply Co. goods in 2014, and will be joining us for their first Bison for our December weekend!! We're so excited to see all of their work in person! You can find Later Supply Co. on instagram (@latersupplyco) and read on down below to see how they responded our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist? 
LSC: Edmonton has such an awesome community of makers and artists.  Its amazing to have developed many friendships within the community.  

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
LSC: industrial buildings, 80s/90s skateboarding

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
LSC: buying from my buds over at Salgado Fenwick!

Head on over to Heather's shop at www.latersupplyco.com to check out the full collection before seeing them in person!

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Roll Up Those Pant Cuffs Confidently With Urban Drawer

Urban Drawer is a sock company based in Edmonton, AB. We design fun and modern socks to keep your feet looking awesome.  Our designs are inspired by the qualities of city life and we wanted to make stylish socks that could be worn every day.  We hand select the colour threads and our adult socks are made out of combed cotton for extra softness and durability. Natalie Frederick and Vanessa Frederick started working together on this project in 2015 and are joining us for the first time in November - and we are SO happy to see their new work! You can keep up to date with urban Drawer by following them on instagram / twitter and do yourself a favour a read on down below to see how they responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
UD: We can influence the world around us. We get to place our mark on our city in some tiny or large way. 

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
UD: Currently rock ‘in out to Sampha, London Grammar, and reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. 

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
UD: A rad orange tuque from our friends at Flannel Foxes.

Head on over to www.shopurbandrawer.com to check out their full collection of socks and shop around for the pairs you wanna pick up yourself and others this holiday season! Woot! We love cool socks!

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Get Lost In The Natural Beauty Of Amanda Parker Design

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 instagramtwitter and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:

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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!

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Add Some Beautiful Monsters To Your Life With Paper Monsters

Joel Kadziolka, of Papercut Monsters, started making and selling at Royal Bison in 2011. First adopted by young professionals as a cool piece of office decor, Papercut Monsters have found their way across the globe for a wide range of fans. The machine-washable wonders are easily held by little hands and have no small pieces, making them great for even the youngest of children. Whether you buy one as a best friend for someone special or keep it for yourself to proudly display your inner creative beast, Papercut Monsters don't mind—they get along with everyone! You'll find Joel and his bespoke monsters at our fair both weekends this year and we're looking forward to seeing his newest creations! Keep up to date with his creations by following Joel on instagram / twitter and read on down below to see how he responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
PM: It makes me so proud to have had the chance to start my professional life in Edmonton. It is such a nurturing city of creatives who want to make a city with an undervalued reputation be known for what it is: a city with a lot of heart, soul and personality.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
PM: I love the work of Eric Carle, My steady stream of scripted television and pop-culture, and the work of Brian Donnelly / Kaws if I’m to be put on the spot and quickly narrow it down to three.

Q: Favourite Bison items you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
PM: A cast concrete Polypore by Concrete Cat, this plumb bob necklace by Karmen Victoria, annnnnnnd an embroidered hand by Long Gone Arts.

Head on over to www.papercutmonsters.com to see Joel's full shop!

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This is where the magic happens...

Fall Under The Artsy Spell Of Stitch Witch

Shannon Fox, self-professed "Gothic Sprite", is bringing us her incredible free-hand embroidery for the first time ever! Stitch Witch, the moniker of Shannon's artful embroidery, started creating for herself in 2016. She'll be gracing us with her witchy ways on the November weekend of our fair and we couldn't be more excited to have her! Check out her embroidery work and incredible fashion sense on instagram (@foxshannon) and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
SW: I feel part of a community that empowers, supports, and creates space for me to be my unique and wacky creative self. It feels truly delightful to create art in a community that other creatives understand and show up to appreciate, regardless of whether that community is two best friends or a room full of Bisoneers. 

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
SW: Handmade textile work, Elsa Schiaparelli and her collaborative couture with the Surrealist art movement of the 1920s-1930s. The idea of magic, channeling it through a handmade item, and share that mysticism with others.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
SW: A print of a black cat holding a crystal ball that perfectly captures my ancient witchy soul from Emil Chu!

Head on over to Shannons instagram (@foxshannon) to keep up to date on all the witchy activities she's getting up to!

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An Ode To Alberta In The Exquisitely Crafted Jewelry Of Smithstine Copper

Smithstine is a one-woman studio creating prairie inspired and custom copper jewelry and accessories. Kristine MacDonald, of Smithstine Copper, has been making jewelry since 2011, first joining us for the holiday season in 2013. "Copper has become my metal of choice because it is soft, shines up beautifully and is not particularly common in jewelry making. My copper designs are mainly prairie related because I appreciate Alberta's diverse features, creatures and landmarks." Kristine will be joining us again for the December weekend of the fair and we're real excited to see her again! Follow her on instagram / twitter to keep up with her new work and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
SC: It’s a privilege to be an artist in a city with so many creative minds and so many supports in place to help us grow.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
SC: Nature, camping and road trips.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
SC: I love all of my bison treasures! I especially like a large, woven wall hanging that reminds me of the arctic that I picked up a few years ago.

Swing on over to www.smithstine.com to check out the full shop!

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Where the magic happens.

Bundle Yourself Up With The Exit Workshop

The Exit Workshop, created and operated by Gina Hargreaves, is a brand for the weekend warrior. They make clothes ready for adventure.  Gina says of her past before creating TEW, "I started knitting with my Grandma when I was about 5 or 6 years old – I tried making straight rectangular scarves but they always ended up looking like a squiggle because I was easily distracted, so Grandma would remake and finish them for me hahaha! But I officially started The Exit Workshop (formerly Exit Beanies) in 2012, when my attention span was a little better." Gina first started selling at Bison in 2014 and she'll be ready to get you stocked up for your upcoming mountain adventure for both of our weekends this round! Check out The Exit Workshop on instagram / twitter and read on down below to see how the responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
TEW: It’s pretty cool – I get to express myself and my love for being a ski-bum in an environment that’s, like, 4 hours away from any mountains, which keeps me pretty grounded. While I’m constantly leaving Edmonton on big adventures, Edmonton will always be home. My family and friends are here, biking in the river valley is awesome, and there are lots of great spots to sit down with a coffee. It’s such a great place full of so many subcultures, similar to the melting pot of people in New York City – I love it.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
TEW: Fresh air, Charley Harper’s minimal realism and bright colours, and Luca Font – his tattoos are amazing!

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
TEW: Too many to name, but my mug from Kalika Bowlby is used on the daily because it’s so. Effing. Rad. I’m also wearing a shirt from Cinder and Smoke that I love as I write this, along with my Karma Victoria earrings.

Head on over to www.exitworkshop.com to check out their full shop!

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Let Your Creativity Flow With Jennea Frischke Jewelry

Jennea Frischke has been a creative all her life. She's an incredibly talented jewelry maker and the sweetest person you'll ever meet. She had this to say about her craft, "I’ve been making in different capacities for a long time. I started my first business when was 13 - it was a friendship bracelet company called Forget Me Knots. I went to art school right out of high school, and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design from the Jewellery and Metals Department in 2006 and have been making jewels ever since!" We're so excited to have Jennea Frischke Jewelry back with us for the December weekend of our fair! Head on over to her instagram account (@jenneajewelry) and read on down below to find out how she answered our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Alberta maker/designer/artist?
JFJ: The creative arts scene in Alberta is very vibrant, and I am lucky to have met many of my closest friends at markets or art events.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
JFJ: Nature, historical jewelry, and the paranormal.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
JFJ: A leather evil eye keychain I have had for several years - I use it every day. :)

Head on over to www.jenneafrischke.com to check out Jennea's full shop! You will NOT regret it. We're telling ya... She makes really great stuff!

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Dress Your Kids In Quality Goods With From Harper

Zoe McRorie, creator of kids clothing brand From Harper, started making her adorable goods in 2014. From Harper is a Canadian brand focused on quality, style, and fit - all sitting comfortably over cloth diapers. You no longer have to choose between the three! Her first Bison was in the winter of 2016 and she'll be back with us for both weekends and we are pretty darned excited to see the cute new work! All of which, of course, has been inspired by Zoe's daughter Harper. You can check out what From Harper is up to on the regular by following them on their instagram (@fromharperand read on down below to see how they responded to our Q&A:

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
FH: I love being a maker in Edmonton! The support I get here is incredible, from other makers and my customers. It’s a beautiful camaraderie that has more to do with uplifting each other, than competition.  

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
FH: My daughter, pop culture and of course the Kardashians

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair? 
FH: A couple years ago we got a print from The Upper Dekker for my brother in law for Christmas. It was the perfect gift for the guy who has everything and has a love of all things poop

If you're interested in checking out From Harper's full collection, just head on over to www.fromharper.com to see what they have to offer!

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