Hand2Hand Artisan society is a registered non-profit organization located in Edmonton, AB. We are run by a group of 5 local artisans that have collaborated to bring the best hand made, high quality goods to the local market place. We started this endeavor because each of us has a love of art and creativity! We believe in collaboration and supporting local artisans. We host 2 markets each year with about 60 vendors. We are vendors helping vendors.
Read more about the 5 partners below.
Hi I am Carol Bilodeau, a holistic practitioner and I love plant based skin care products. I experiment with botanicals and essential oils to create nourishing, natural and high quality products. I have sensitive skin and I have had skin cancer so making sure my skin is well taken care of is essential. As our skin is the largest organ in our body it’s a great challenge for me to create skin loving products
My name is David Luhoway. I am a journeyman carpenter by trade and I am WoodsEdge. I am also one of the members of Hand2hand. My love and appreciation of wood goes back to my childhood. It was sparked by my father as I watched him building the first home we owned. I have always loved to build and create things out of wood. At this stage in my life, wood is a medium that allows me to express my creative and artistic side. I currently make unique and colourful hardwood cutting boards and serving boards, in any number of sizes and shapes. As well, I have a number of custom pieces for clients. I try to incorporate reclaimed and repurposed hardwoods, in my pieces, with new stock, to create pieces that are not only pleasing to the eye but functional as well.
I am Sydney from Twig & Hide and a Hand2Hand partner. I have always loved creating. When I discovered how difficult it was to find unique hair accessories for adults, I started creating some of my own using wood and leather. From there I realized all the possibilities for other accessories using wood and leather and with that Twig & Hide was created. Twig & Hide now offers many varieties of wood and leather accessories that are both functional and stylish, including jewelry, wallets, and hair pieces.
I’m Maggie Slater, a welder turned metal artist from Edmonton. Discovering my passion for creating artwork completely changed my life and allowed me to find my self-expression. My art pieces are made from both upcycled and new materials. I love taking material that is heavy, cold, industrial and often thought of as scrap and turning it into something beautiful that has flow and character. Some of my pieces are designed for the home and others can be incorporated into the garden. I enjoy the challenge of creating Fine, Fun and Functional artwork.
Mama to two beautiful Daughters, Nana to 4.
I have an abiding affection for all things crafty, camping, music, green growing things and coffee!
I am a Wire Artist and I am continually learning new ways of adapting this very cool medium for my Art and I am a big fan of reusing and recycling objects as part of my designs.
With a background in Education it is my joy to teach Wire Art classes and I am a budding You Tuber.