Hearth 2017. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Unique finds at Hearth Holiday Sale

For many, the Hearth Holiday Art Sale is beginning to serve as a reminder that Christmas is right around the corner. This year was Hearth’s seventh anniversary.

Art in the form of pottery, letterpress prints, leatherwork, paintings, wood art, handmade lamps and blown and fused glass were all on display last weekend at the art sale, which was hosted by local potter, Sarah Pike. Pike invited five other local artists to display their work in her home to give holiday shoppers a chance to buy local, handmade goods this season.

Both nights were packed full of people eager to get their hands on the work of Sarah Pike, Michael Hepher, Holly Kimola, Janet McIntyre, Katherine Russell, and Nichole Yanota.

Yanota is new to Hearth as of this year. Inspired by the nature around her, she creates intricate paintings, drawings, stamps and digital art. Yanota is based out of the Crowsnest Pass.

Pike put on display a large number of mugs and teapots, decorated with patterns of trees, leaves, feathers and snowflakes to suit the season.

Kimola, a Fernie-based artist known for her work in leather, also sold many pieces of sewing art and extravagant lamps, made through the reuse of vintage household items. One, an antique meat grinder with a strainer on top to distribute the light.

Hepher, owner of Clawhammer Press, brought several of his paintings along with his letterpress work.

McIntyre provided a large variety of jewelry, some made with stones and sanded glass.

Russell provided a variety of work made from glass – from glasses, to vases and bowls.

“It’s a nice mixture of different things,” said Pike. “We’ve got so many different materials with glass in play, leather, up-cycled metal, fabric and painting and drawing on wood.”

Pike has considered moving spaces to accommodate for the large crowds, however she said she is undecided.

She feels as though the rustic feel in her house really complements each item on display, and that people should see the items for sale in places they would appear in their own homes.

“That’s why we call it Hearth. It’s all about gathering around the fire with family and friends and hopefully having some handmade things around,” she said.

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