A sample of the works for sale at Hearth 5

Hearth 5 artisan craft sale a success

For five years in a row, Sarah Pike has cleared her West Fernie home of her furniture to set up an artisan craft sale in her house.

For five years in a row, Sarah Pike has cleared her West Fernie home of her furniture to set up an artisan craft sale in her house. Hearth, as the event is known, celebrated its fifth birthday this past weekend and was the biggest year yet.

“It was so good, it was the best one yet,” said Pike, who crafts pottery.

Pike was among five other local artists including Michael Hepher of Clawhammer Press, jewelry maker Janet McIntyre, leather and lamp craftsman Holly Kimola, painter Leanne Stothert and glass blower Katherine Russell.

“We had way more people. It seems to be getting better every year,” said Pike. “It was a constant flow of people both nights.”

The sale was open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evening. Guests were offered mulled wine and appetizers at the sale, making for a relaxed ambiance.

Pike is already looking at continuing the tradition next year, but isn’t sure if there will be major changes to the format.

“We all sort of hung out afterwards and talked about the sale, and I think everyone was happy with how it works. There’s always little things that you could do different, but really it just seems to be working really well.”

Pike noted she and the other artists would like to thank everyone who came out to the event and supported local artists and craftsmen.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental health and COVID-19: going forward

Dr. Tyla Charbonneau offers some mental health advice for moving into our new normal

Elk Valley businesses announce permanent closures

Three local businesses will not be reopning their brick and mortar stores

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

District of Elkford rolls out four phase reopening plan

Phase two will begin in mid May with the reopening of some public outdoor spaces

Fernie Fox Hotel donates $5,000 to Fernie Pets Society

The donated money is going towards the development of the Railyard Dog Park

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

‘I knew what he wanted’: Man recalls black bear chasing him up tree in Slocan Valley

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Most Read