2OKeefes consists of Deborah and Devon O’Keefe, a mother and son team of artisan jewelry designers. The two work with co-ops and small entreprenurial families in Guatemala, importing unique jewelry and accessories, many of which use traditional Mayan techniques. 2OKeefes has supported local Guatemalan craftsmanship and women’s groups for years.
All Fired Up
It all began in 1984 when sisters-in-law Lynne Carson and Teresa Beal decided to start a small business from home. Soon the business grew to include Teresa’s sister Deborah Carson as well as their husbands. Based in Milton, Ontario, All Fired Up crafts thousands of items each year, featuring over 100 original designs in switchplates, as well as house numbers, wall and desk clocks, as well as ceramic jewelry.
Art Tone Designs
Art Tone Designs consists of unique, hand-made jewelry, with a strong aesthetic towards abstract, free form design. The studio began in Bulgaria, where the owner, Diana Lalachka spent her apprenticeship, working with renowned jewelry designers. She, herself, is a third generation jewelry designer.
bookhou was cofounded by John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj in 2002 to showcase their individual and collaborative work. They are a multidisciplinary studio that emphasizes natural, handmade materials and small production pieces.
John Booth received his education from Queens University and his architecture degree from the University of Toronto. He is currently working with form and structure, in both painting and furniture.
Arounna Khounnoraj received her education from the Ontario College of Art, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and a MFA from the University of Waterloo. She is currently exploring pattern and image in her textiles and sculptures.
In the fall of 2008 the pair opened their brick and mortar shop, located on Dundas St W in Toronto.
Caroline is a local east-ender who uses jewelry design and collage-style greeting cards as an outlet.
Dapila are manufacturers from Montreal of unique Hydrostone holders.
Flair for Fashion
Jacinthe Brind’Amour Ceramics
Jacinthe’s works use two colours of StoneWare, thrown together to obtain a unique and beautiful mix of colours. She then applies pictures to her ceramics, which she prints and applies herself. The pictures are her own, or personally chosen from books and pictures that she sees when visiting friends and family. The pictures are glazed onto the ceramics, making them dishwasher safe, as well as beautiful.
Jenna Rose creates pillows, blankets and storage bags, made from a linen/cotton blend, or pure organic cotton.
Kevin Robert Gray
Kevin Robert Gray has enjoyed a successful glass career for over twenty-five years. His glass has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions around Canada and internationally. Based in Merrickville, Kevin’s work combines precious metals and recycled crystal.
Mary Catharine Weil
Mary Catharine Weil is a local jewelry maker whose designs have been inspired from her world travels and the sights, sounds and people she meets. She has visited 34 countries and set foot on all seven continents, so there is much to tell. Mary draws inspiration from the vivid colours she sees and the shapes of her surroundings to tell her story and share her experiences through her jewelry. She draws joy from taking castoff vintage jewelry and beads – reshaping and recasting them into stunning new forms and designs that return luster to their life and accents any wardrobe.
Rocking Horse Music
The Saltbox Shoppe
The Saltbox Shoppe creates one of a kind country folk art, garden art and birdhouses..
White Squirrel Cards
Michael Werner takes the exotic sight of the Trinity-Bellwoods park albino squirrels, and creates unique and interesting greeting cards.
Zatoun fis the Arabic word for olive. Importers of certified fair trade, extra virgin olive oil from Palestine, Zatoun intends to bring to North Americans the human experience of Palestine and its people, particularly the farmers who depend on the land and its fruits for their livelihood. Relatively unknown outside its region, olive oil from Palestine is exceptional in quality, with a lustrous green colour and an unforgettable taste.
Also available, are Zest of Za’atar spices, made of wild thyme and sumac picked in the hills of Palestime, and mixed with roasted sesame seeds and salt. Adornments on Queen also carries Exquisite Soap for Project Hope, a specialty soap from Nablus, the city where modern soap making began 1500 years ago. The collection includes four bars of olive oil soap, made with honey, goat’s milk, lemon or mud from the Dead Sea.