My “Funktional” Art was born from the desire to build a better Pizza Peel. My wife and I are self proclaimed gourmet cooks and love Italy. We have a fondness for, among many other things, really good thin crust pizza. We love making it from scratch and having pizza parties. Many years ago when I shopped for a decent pizza paddle I was stumped. Nothing of interest on the market. So I made my own. Then friends and famliy wanted them. Then, try and find a high quality, End Grain Cutting Board. Tough to do.
I make a variety of End Grain & Edge Grain Cutting Boards, Pizza Paddles or Baking Peels, Serving Boards, French, Italian & American Rolling Pins, Knife Blocks and more. My gallery is open for tours and by appointment.
Hardwoods include walnut, cherry, western and fiddleback maple, Garry oak, arbutus, sapele, and purple heart. Several species are often integrated into a herringbone pattern on the lid. Many of Dean’s boxes have adjustable or lift-out trays. They are lined with felt, signed on the base, and come with their own padded, protective bag.
Krys incorporates leather into many of her bags. Adjustable straps and well-designed pockets are important. The travel bag, for instance, has 12 pockets including one designed for a water bottle. This bag is made from water repellant microfiber which is also machine washable.
Krys and Dean both do custom work. Dean, for example, had made a box featuring a bagpiper inlay on the lid. Krys has often sewn a bag in the customer’s own family tartan. A selection of her tartan bags is on display at Freedom Kilts in Fernwood, Victoria, and also at the Caledonian distillery. These bags feature registered tartans and the design elements come from kilts and sporrans.
In 2017, you can find us at the following venues;
May 20-22: Victoria Highland Games, Topaz Park
June thru Sept: Occasional Saturday markets on Pender Island; Sunday market at Bastion Square, Victoria
July 1: Gorge on Art
Nov 24-26: Out of Hand, Victoria Conference Centre
Dec 1-3: Touch of Saltspring, Panorama Centre, Sidney.
We also sell our products from our two locations on Pender Island and in Victoria. We’re open to our customer’s wishes, whether wholesale orders or custom work. For boxes, contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org. For bags, contact Krys at email@example.com.
harveyfinewoodwork.com. Furniture such as chairs, tables, benches,
fireplace mantles, a church altar and baptismal font, entertainment
units, bookcases, four-poster beds and matching chests. Smaller items
such as jewelry and silverware chests, quilt racks, and other items.
Turned items such as table and floor lamps, candlesticks, flower vases,
salt and pepper shakers, and other smaller items.
MICHAEL HARVEY has focused on fine furniture for the home, mainly
functional pieces but with embellishments such as hand-cut dovetails,
carvings and inlays. He uses motifs from nature such as kelp, flowers or
sea animals. He makes use of local woods such as arbutus, holly, yellow
cedar and Garry oak, as well as better known cabinet woods.
He is a member of the Vancouver Island Woodworker’s Guild and has a well
equipped shop near Brentwood Bay, Saanich Peninsula, B.C.
I live on Vancouver Island on traditional Coast Salish Territory beside the ocean where the air smells like air and the forest is outside my door. I have spent many years of trying to live the Way of the Tao and being aware of my own Chi or life force. I have also been on a path of Shamanic learning and advocating for First Nations. I am grateful to the Ancestors and Creator for showing me the way, sometimes gently and sometimes not so subtle.
My art is an expression of my spirituality and many years of different art courses. Seeker has no gender or skin colour but is hopefully wise, with the grey hair of acquired wisdom.
Driftwood and polymer clay are combined to be used as a spiritual piece for whatever reason comes to the new owner. These images come to me as I am working on it. The work is done in a peaceful place with prayer and love absorbed into the piece.
Kees lives on the edge of the Lantzville Foothills on Vancouver Island, overlooking Georgia Strait.
In his cedar sheltered workshop, he pursues his passion of making beautiful functional items from local and non-endangered exotic hardwoods.Each piece of hardwood is carefully selected for grain and colour configuration, so that no two items are ever the same. A European background and love for elegant simplicity is evident in the clean flowing, organic lines of his pieces.
His work has been sold in juried shows and galleries, finding homes on every continent but Antarctica.
Kees’s creative handiworks may be viewed and purchased at the following locations:
Bellingham WA: Artwood Gallery
Chemainus BC: Chemainus Theatre Gallery
Comox BC: Comox Quay Gifts
Duncan BC: Imagine That Artisans Designs
Qualicum BC: The Old School House Arts Centre
Salt Spring Island BC: Salt Spring Wood Works
Seattle WA: Northwest Fine Woodworking
Sooke BC: Sooke Region Museum Giftshop
Tofino BC: The Lounge Collection Gallery
Crown Publications Bookstore & Gallery
Side Street Studio, Oak Bay
Vancouver, BC: The Wood Co-Op, Granville Island
or from his home by appointment.