We are a collective of local artisans that have collaborated to bring the best handmade, high-quality good to the local marketplace. We believe in collaboration and supporting the local maker community.
Hand2Hand hosts 2 markets each year, featuring around 60 local artists and artisans.
Hand2Hand Artisan Society respectfully acknowledges that we are based in Treaty 6 Territory, traditional and ancestral lands and gathering place of diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to enrich our community.
Read more about the partners below.
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.
Laura is an Edmonton based Wire Artist and Art Educator.
Her charming, fun and whimsical wire art creations are often inspired by her deep connection to nature. Her joy is to see how her Art unfolds, and takes on a life of its own.
Her aim is to create Art that delights and makes people smile!
As an Art Educator, Laura believes Art should be messy, experimental, and fun while at the same time educational and skill building. She loves sharing the cool science behind wire and its inherent behavior.
While much of her wire Art is straightforward in design, its the less conventional techniques, tools and materials that she enjoys working with most. You'll sometimes find recycled and found objects in her Art. She most recently has begun sculpting Garden Art with Chicken Wire .
Laura's Art can be found in a number of Galleries and Retail locations in Alberta and BC.
I’m Carrie Carbol, an Edmonton-born artist and silversmith; I founded Two Carrots Studio in 2015.
Working alongside four other artists in my Bonnie Doon studio, my artistic practice shifts between jewelry and small sculptural pieces. I create sterling silver and copper jewelry inspired by nature and geometry, with a bit of fun and colour as well. My tabletop art is an extension of my jewelry work, incorporating copper, silver, bronze, vitreous enamels, wood, stone and found objects. I love taking raw materials and transforming them in to magical, whimsical sculptures.
I’m thrilled to be working alongside the rest of the Hand 2 Hand team as a partner!
I am Larry Jang and the prairies have been my home all of my life. I was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta but now call Edmonton my home for over 20 years.
My wife, who is also a maker and I, formed J² Studios in 2009. I am the photography side of J² Studios.
I have been a professional photographer and artist for over 11 years. I have been passionate about photography since I was a teenager when my dad and brother introduced me to this art form.
I am inspired by my life here on the prairies and in Alberta. I am also inspired by my surroundings when I travel. Everything and every moment has a story. That is why when I take photographs I see myself in the role of a photographer, storyteller, artist, dreamer and designer.
In my catalog of images you will see diversity. You will find everything from landscapes, to urban images to northern lights. I am also drawn to doors & windows, bicycles, abandoned buildings, grain elevators and jalopies.
I don’t believe in restricting my artwork to the traditional photography medium of photo paper. That’s why at my booth you will see my work on fine art paper, canvas, coasters, coffee mugs, wood and clothing (t-shirts + hoodies).
Hello! I’m Shelley Kozakevich, an Alberta born potter who has been doing pottery for the past 15 years. I founded Shelley's Artistry Co in 2019 with a goal to make one of a kind functional pottery. In my studio I love experimenting with new decorating ideas and producing colorful pottery that is sure to bring a smile to your face! I love making unique pieces that can be used every day and bring joy to their owners. I always enjoy the journey of making customer's custom pieces, it is so fulfilling to bring someone's vision to life. I am grateful that I get to do what I love and for all my incredible customer's support!
I’m excited to be working alongside the rest of the Hand 2 Hand team as a new partner!
I am Shairose Lalani, a glass artisan living in Edmonton.
My fascination with jewellery started at a young age, but it wasn't until my then-five year old daughter wanted to learn to make jewellery that I discovered my true creative passion - creating beautiful jewellery from glass. From the moment I was able to melt glass into a molten ball, I was hooked.
I come from a rich and diverse heritage spanning Gujarat (a state found on the west coast of India), east Africa (I was born in Tanzania and lived between there and Kenya as a child), and of course, our multicultural Canada, where I have grown up. I love being able to express and articulate my heritage and culture through the designs and colours of my pieces. My creations are augmented with silver, copper, semi-precious stones, and even vintage fabric from India and east Africa. You will also notice a lot of colour in my work. I love bold, bright colours because I believe they signify the beauty of creation and can elicit feelings of happiness in us. It would be an absolute honour for me to bring a smile to someone's face through my work.
I am filled with gratitude to be a partner on the Hand2Hand team, and love that we are bringing smiles and handmade beauty to the local market!
My name is Alysha Ouimet and leatherwork is my both my business and my passion.
I'm driven to create items that have personality and celebrate the materials they're made from. I believe in slow fashion and focus on quality items that are made to last a lifetime. Many of my creations showcase my own art, and I love the challenge of bespoke custom pieces. Whether it's forming structured bags, creating colourful statement pieces, or combining contrasting textures, I am constantly experimenting and pushing to do something new.
When I’m not designing or crafting new items, I’m off adventuring with my family.