Today, we are doing something a little different for Maker Mondays. With such a beautiful fall day at our disposal, it seemed like a very opportune moment to take a little road trip. To this point, Maker Mondays have been largely focused on Nova Scotia makers, but our entire region is blessed with a wealth of talent and today this little trip will give you a brief peek at some of the talent in the other Provinces, and give you a glimpse of some of the makers who we hope to get to know a little better in coming months.
First, off we go to New Brunswick. Canada’s only officially bilingual province, home to the world’s highest tides, and the gateway to Atlantic Canada. Also home, to these four fantastic makers, all members of the Etsy New Brunswick Team on etsy.
Now, over across the Confederation Bridge that spans the Northumberland Straight and onto the rich red soil of Prince Edward island. Growers of the finest potatoes, birthplace of Anne of Green Gables (and my mom!), and the cradle of Confederation. The arts and crafts community is active and well-supported in PEI, so much so that Etsy chose Charlottetown as one of the pilot cities for the recent Maker Cities event.
Prince Edward Island is home too, to these Maritime Makers, all part of the Etsy Artisans of PEI group (clockwise from top left): Village Pottery of Charlottetown; Folio Creations of Cornwall; Shirley Gallant Photography, and; Island Natural Compounds.
And finally, off we go across the water to Newfoundland and Labrador. The province of fishing and fun, sometimes with the two meeting with a kissing of the cod. Rocky shorelines, whipping winds, icebergs and scenery to make you weep. Poetic place names like Heart’s Desire and Come by Chance. An economy that went from bust to boom and a wealth of talent to support it.
I hope you enjoyed our trip around Atlantic Canada today, and we can’t wait to have our road trip continue with more complete stops along the way.
Are there any Maritime Makers who you particularly love and would like to learn more about? If so, leave us a comment.