At 34, Perez is a designer with his own letterpress printing company Everlovin Press. He said the collective and the show started concurrently.
idea for the show was tabled by the co founders and the first collective formed to discuss its coordination, he said.
Craft Collective and professional printer. felt that a fair like Fat Goose would serve everybody's interests. Annie Clifford, a former clothing designer, coined the name of the fair.
of the collective are responsible for organizing the logistics of the event and jurying the show, said McDiarmid. fair is juried according to the following criteria: work should be local, represent unique and original ideas, add to the diversity in products available at the fair, and demonstrate depth of process and high quality of finish. Fat Goose is handmade by your friends and neighbours. on Sunday Nov. 24 at Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen St. in Kingston.
Goose was developed in response to the city's demonstrated interest in supporting local creatives and the good number of local artists and artisans without proper representation or venues to exhibit in, said Vincent Perez, member and co founder of Fat Goose Nike Metcon Oreo
the creation of opportunities for studio and do it yourself crafts people to exhibit and sell their work.
Still, the name resounded with Perez, a letterpress printer, because it sounded like Wayzgoose, the traditional yearly outing and dinner for the staff of a printing office wherein a harvest goose would be eaten.
On Sunday Nov. 24, the Fat Goose moves into Renaissance Event Venue on Queen Street for what is becoming known as the show in the area at this time of year. In what resembles a neighbourhood party more so than a typical craft fair, Fat Goose is the only event of its kind in the area.
Fifth year for unique craft fair
Wood is the traditional gift for a fifth anniversary. Fitting, as over the past five years the Fat Goose Craft Collective has provided a venue for artisan woodworkers, along with those who work with paper and print, jewelery, fibre, textiles, iron, and ceramics.
the past five years the Fat Goose Craft Collective has coordinated a top venue craft exhibition and sale in Kingston that has drawn ever more applicants and patrons, she said. goal is to also increase public access to affordable, high quality handmade goods while enjoying the craft scene special aura of community and artistic achievement. using a not for profit model, the collective is volunteer driven, and run by craftspeople for craftspeople. The collective is made up of four individuals who also happen to be vendors at the show, McDiarmid and Perez are joined by Nike Kyrie 2 Black Green Glow Brandy Olley (Salvage Jewelry Co.) and Agnes Koller (Fig Design).
past five years. McDiarmid, a potter since the age of 18, said for her Fat Goose was about supporting the commitment to Nike Metcon Camo
aim to organize a show that is enjoyable for the public, said the 40 year old ceramics artist. eggnog, a gorgeous venue, and great music all contribute to a fun atmosphere. And this year, because it is our fifth anniversary, there will be cake. may seem like an odd combination but that exactly what the Fat Goose Craft Collective is trying to provide distinct difference in how artists and artisans are able to present their respective crafts.
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