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Mary Lazier creates one of her slab pottery bowls at her Mulmur studio. The intricate patterning is achieved using molds of vintage lace and wooden texture rollers. The bowl will be glazed in bluish white. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Mary Lazier

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

Mary fires up her pottery wheel only briefly, to attach the circular foot to the bottom of the bowl.

Local Buys

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

Macramé redux, Tooth Fairy help and hummingbird feeders on our radar.

Barry Young works on a pepper mill at a lathe in his Alton workshop. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Barry Young

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

This Alton woodturner’s Spinning Tree Co. pieces are as artful as they are utilitarian.

Holiday Picks

Nov 20, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

Gifts and sips for the season.

Textile artist Heather Chapplain shows off the fabrics she collects for the one-of-a-kind pieces she makes in her Alton studio. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Meet the Maker: Heather Chapplain

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

As this Alton textile artist leans into her quirky, one-of-a-kind designs, Hollywood comes calling.

Local Buys: Hike in Style

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

The line is called One Made Beaver, a reference to the beaver-pelt-backed currency the Hudson’s Bay Company devised to trade with Indigenous peoples.

Woodcarver Peter Moule in his Hockley Valley workshop, using an axe and hand tools to craft the smooth wooden spoons he sells under the Hockleycrest Spoon Company banner. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Peter Moule

Jun 19, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

This Hockley Valley artisan is carving out a name for himself with each wooden utensil he creates.

Vytal Hot Peppa Sauce

Three Summer Picks

Jun 19, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

Orangeville has become a hot spot for take-home hot sauces.

Jennifer Kleinpaste at her new store’s essential oil bar where she brainstorms scent blends for future products. Jennifer or staffer Jessica Marchildon also create signature blends for customers here. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Jennifer Kleinpaste of Bridlewood Soaps

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

How an Orangeville mom made homemade soaps and beauty oils her business.

Shop Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce

Where we’re buying local this spring.

Glad Tidings

Nov 22, 2017 | Tralee Pearce

A holiday gift guide from local purveyors.

Be Well

Sep 16, 2017 | Tralee Pearce

A nutritious breakfast update, fresh feel-good teas and beauty products fit for a spa may be all you need to catch your breath and carry on with a smile.

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