EXPERIENCE 25 DAYS OF EXCEPTIONALLY MADE GOODS.

May 6 – 30, 2019

Crafted Vancouver is a registered, not-for-profit, independent organization showcasing a curated programme of events under the Crafted Vancouver umbrella. We organize an annual 25-day festival celebrating multiple craft disciplines in a fresh festival format. The festival features exceptional contemporary and traditional craftsmanship and craft-based work from official Event Partners who make, feature or sell fine craft.

Events feature a selection of local, national and international makers, the unknown and the celebrated. The festival programme is carefully designed to cultivate interest and appreciation of fine craft between skilled craftspeople, the dedicated collector and an emerging craft appreciator market in intimate settings and encounters.

Our programme is organized into Crafted Vancouver Signature Events and other Independent Events that are hosted by our Event Partners and include demonstrations, exhibitions, film viewings, guided walks and studio tours, workshops, talks & presentations, dining and tasting opportunities, showcasing of outstanding galleries, shops or buildings and a behind-the-scenes look at famous brands.

Our Event Partners include:

  • Individual Craftsperson or Collaboration of craftspeople of traditional, contemporary or indigenous craft
  • Galleries, museums & institutions
  • Craft guilds, organizations and associations
  • Craft & design educational institutions
  • Cultural organizations
  • Luxury houses
  • Independent shops and department stores
  • Collectors
  • Scholars
  • Curators
  • Embassies
  • Writers,
  • Restaurants, chefs and other regional producers of food & beverage.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our 2nd edition of Crafted Vancouver.

Each year we produce a beautiful collector quality guidebook that includes details of all our events and Event Partners. Please view our 2018 Programme Guidebook here.

Our Story

We’re a small team of craft enthusiasts, curators, advisors and volunteers who see a tremendous opportunity to revive our culture’s appreciation for quality goods and reconnect with those who make, feature or sell fine craft.

Our passion for supporting fine craft is contagious. We’re thrilled to share exceptional craftspeople, a behind-the-scenes look at their process, and the beautiful objects that result.

 

Board Members

Roni Dhanday   Vice-Chair

Carrie Ross      Chair

Greta Soo        Treasurer

Erin Schmidt    Secretary

Our Team

Crafted Vancouver Executive Director Carrie Ross

Carrie Ross

Executive Director
Crafted Vancouver Venue Manager Roni Dhanday

Roni Dhanday

Board Member: Vice-Chair + Venue Manager
Vancouver Craft Festival Society Board of Directors Member Greta Soo

Greta Soo

Board Member - Treasurer
Crafted Vancouver Festival Intern Erin Schmidt

Erin Schmidt

Board Member - Secretary + Festival Administrative Manager
Crafted Vancouver Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Marron

Stephanie Marron

Festival Volunteer Coordinator
Crafted Vancouver Director of Photography Richard Olak

Richard Olak

Director of Videography + REEL Crafted 2019

Suzanne Ward

Interior Design - Crafted Interiors

John Atkin

Event Manager - Guided Walks Programme
Crafted Advisory Team Member Stefanie Dueck - Metal Arts

Stefanie Dueck

Crafted Advisory Team - Metal Arts
Crafted Advisory Team Member David Dumbrell - Automata

David Dumbrell

Crafted Advisory Team - Automata
Crafted Advisory Team Member Renee Macdonald - Leatherwork

Renée Macdonald

Crafted Advisory Team - Leatherwork

Amanda Wood

Crafted Advisory Team - Textiles