Sarah Pike’s unique pottery will be on show at the Hearth Holiday Sale from November 30 to December 1. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Fernie artists prepare for holiday sale

Hearth Holiday Sale to be held in downtown Fernie for first time

For eight years the Hearth Holiday Sale has been a source of Christmas gifts for many in the Fernie and surrounding areas.

This year it returns with a diverse lineup of local artists showcasing their best work.

For its eighth year, the group of artists decided to do something special. For the first time, Hearth will be set up downtown at the Clawhammer Press building.

The sale will run over two days from November 30 to December 1, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Clawhammer Press is located at 441c 2nd Avenue, in the IGS building across from the Fernie Heritage Library garden. Be sure to use the rear entrance.

Five artists will be showcasing their work: Sarah Pike, Michael Hepher, Holly Kimola, Nick Marks and Matt Martin.

Pike says she can’t believe it’s already been eight years.

“I’m always excited for it,” she said.

“For me it’s a really great way to bring the community to what I do, (lots of) positive feedback… it’s a really great way to get response from my direct community.”

Pike, Hepher and Kimola will be returning to the show this year but for Marks and Martin, this will be their first time showcasing their work at Hearth.

Pike specializes in pottery, Hepher in letterpress and painting, and Kimola in leatherwork and unique vintage appliance creations.

Marks, also known as Mona Design Co., will showcase his woodworking skills while Martin, owner of Element 7Nine, will display his jewelry.

Fernie locals may recognize the work of Marks around town, as he is the artist behind the creation of the Valley Social sign and many others.

Marks also creates custom household tools, such as furniture, rolling pins, coasters and more. Martin, a goldsmith, is creating a line of jewelry for the show.

“I’m super excited to have this group,” said Pike.

Previously the show has always been held at Pike’s home in West Fernie. However, she says she’s excited to experience downtown.

“We had talked about doing it downtown before and I’d always resisted because I really like that feeling of it being in a home, because most of this stuff is for the home.

“It’s called Hearth, so having a fire and having people in the home made sense to me.

“But we’re going to try and get that same feeling downtown.”

On November 30 and December 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., stock up on local gifts for the holiday season.

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