More than ever, Fabrique 1840 is supporting Canadian craftspeople who in turn enrich their community and art, building a strong network of mutual promotion and recognition.
Our large-scale virtual market is a new opportunity to celebrate the creativity of professional local craftspeople, uniting key players, like National Bank and the Canadian Crafts Federation, around this common mission.
Together, we invite you to discover over 70 passionate craftspeople who, from east to west and north to south, allow you to dive into the very heart of what inspires them.
Tour Creativity From Across the Country with Four Members of the Canadian Crafts Federation
Textured stoneware ramekins
Set of 2
3rd Story Workshop
Member of Craft Nova Scotia
Passionate about architecture and quilting, textile artist Andrea Tsang Jackson's work is coloured by her experiences and inspirations. In her creations, we see the urban energy of terrazzo at times, while at others, the calm of the seashore.
Wax and Wane Fine Art
Member of the Alberta Craft Council
Ceramist and textile artist Lael Chmelyk uses clay as a medium of expression. By combining form and function, she conveys her love for nature, shapes her identity, explores her place in the world, and inspires us, in turn, to redefine our everyday.
Inlay wall quilt
Member of Craft Ontario
Queenie Kun Xu learned the basics of her craft by immersing herself in her environment at the heart of the mountains in her native China. Her carefully designed creations connect us to our space, transcending their function to become inspiring and moving objects in our everyday.
Bang Bang art print
Gold Leaf Beasts
Member of the Yukon Art Society
In her watercolour pieces that have been exhibited internationally, Yukon artist Rosemary Scanlon uses a unique and iconographic language to depict northern life. An air of mystery hangs over her limited-edition printed artwork that illustrates the tension between fantasy and reality.
National Bank's valuable support helps to grow Canadian businesses and encourages buying local, which is so important to the development of our economic fabric.
"Our entrepreneurs are pillars of community development. National Bank is very proud to support them in the day-to-day," says Geneviève Turbide-Potvin, Vice President of Transaction and Financing Solutions for Commercial Banking at National Bank.
Creative Business Clients of National Bank
Domus leather handbag
Le Tenon et la Mortaise
Solo Volante hanging tray
Splash of joy porcelain utensil holder
Golden Dot Line hanging lamp
Lambert & Fils
Botanical portrait stoneware coffee maker and mug set
Salty blue mug
Artistic nature merino felt cushion
40.5 x 40.5 cm
Barnacle tealight holders
Set of 3
Rose's dream earrings
The Pearl 029 earrings
Mini leather shoulder bag
Pure & gentle gift set
Mushroom upcycled cotton reversible rug
65 x 109 cm
Mini Willum quilt throw
90 x 90 cm
Sweatshirt and pant set
Kids - 2 pieces
This national network of professional artisans has been working closely with regional craft councils for over 100 years and today unites over 5,000 creators from coast to coast. The CCF helps entrepreneurs find new opportunities for growth by connecting them with craft communities across the country.
“We are delighted that this partnership is bringing the best of all participants together: professional artists, community engagement, an excellent market, and most of all—incredible work from craft artists across the country. Craft speaks for itself, but the story it tells is broad and meaningful. Buying craft is about more than a purchase—it becomes part of your personal collection, your personal story. Connecting with craft makes a difference, and the CCF is here to help connect people to that purpose.”
Maegen Black, Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation
Spotlight on Regional Craft Councils
Each craft council plays a vital role in supporting the artistic and economic growth of its member artisans.