Arts, Gifts and Indulgences
The Local General Store loves our local artists! Please read below to learn more about the artists we support in our community.
Caitlin Ambery was born in rural northern B.C., grew up in Victoria and currently resides in Smithers B.C. Caitlin started her artistic career with watercolours but now works predominantly in large format acrylics. While paying tribute to the history of aboriginal cultures along the west coast, Caitlin's paintings of the natural landscapes in BC, have a magical luminous quality. https://caitlinambery.com/
Emma creates contemporary fine jewellery for people around the world inspired by the people and natural environment of the West Coast. Sourcing conflict-free stones and often incorporating recycled gold and silver into her designs, her process of creating unique jewellery is both environmentally and socially conscious.
Handmade wood ornaments and decorations from Tradeworks Custom Products is a social enterprise that produces wood products in a small custom woodworking shop in Vancouver's downtown eastside. It is operated solely by women in the community. Tradeworks offers classes to women desiring to re-enter the workforce, and then moves them into carpentry training programs, which produce a variety of lovely wood products, mostly from reclaimed BC wood. http://tradeworks.bc.ca/