Author: tamaki

  • Casting and Forging Recycled Aluminum Foil – Handmade Metal Buttons

    Turning reclaimed aluminum foil and pie plates into handmade metal buttons by melting, purifying, casting, and forging. Each button requires approximately 5-10 pie plates. Heat is provided by a sideblast charcoal forge and Japanese style fuigo box bellows. The crucible came from a retired railroad worker and is an iron one generally for melting lower […]

  • Drift Indie Art Market & Show

    Drift Indie Art Market & Show

    At the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s downtown location, 150 Commercial Street. Featuring 25 artists from Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. Friday December 14, 5-9 (Opening Reception, by invitation

  • The Original Village Christmas Arts Faire in Qualicum Beach

    The Original Village Christmas Arts Faire in Qualicum Beach

    An Outstanding Exhibition and Sale by Local Professional Artisans Visit the Village Christmas Arts Faire online at vcaf.artdesignlife.com.

  • Island Blacksmith @ Whiskey Creek Farm

    Island Blacksmith @ Whiskey Creek Farm

    We were invited as exclusive artists at the opening of the new bakery at Whiskey Creek Farm. Lori makes gluten free food from scratch. She also sells chicken, eggs, and vegetable from her garden. We were spoiled by her hospitality and her food while we were there. Thank you, Lori! whiskeycreek.ca

  • Island Blacksmith @ Salish Sea Market

    Island Blacksmith @ Salish Sea Market

    When we were at the Lighthouse Fall Fair, Sharon from Salish Sea Market in Bowser stopped by and said she was interested in our work. Later we visited the market and felt welcome. As soon as we entered the gallery, we were struck by the beauty of artwork and uncrowded gallery-like atmosphere. So now you […]

  • Qualicum Beach Summer Artisan Market

    Qualicum Beach Summer Artisan Market

    We will be set up at the Summer Artisan Market outside The Old School House in Qualicum Beach every Friday from 3-8pm for July and August. The Artisan Market showcases some of the finest artisans in Oceanside and all works are handmade and sold by the artists in person. Come down and say hello and […]

  • T.O.S.H. 100th and Saihou-Kotengu Taiko

    T.O.S.H. 100th and Saihou-Kotengu Taiko

    We really enjoyed the taiko drumming class final performance…Kazuo~san and Mutsumi~san were amazing and we need to bring them back again soon!