Happy Mother’s Day to all you hard working parents!
The Fort Finery has booked dates this summer at the Fort Langley Farmer’s Market featuring some of the individual artists and makers from our store. Yesterday was our first date and we featured the work of 2 of our artists (both new moms) Christiana from Momentograms Photography and Carli from CarliSita fine jewellery. Even with a little rain we had a successful day!
More dates coming up at the market so check events, or on our Facebook page for featured artists.
After a long winter now comes the rains and new items to brighten the space. We have some colourful additions at our little shop in the form of handcrafted bunnies and flower fairies by Coquitlam maker Pam Leitch. I met Pam this past Christmas at the Dunbar Craft Fair and was amazed at the craftwork and personality she put into everyone of her unique creations. Hide one of Pam’s keepsake pieces along with the chocolates on Easter morning for an extra surprise.
We’ve been open 4 months now and I like to keep things moving. Change is good right? I rearranged items in my little store and featured some new paintings of my own and Michael King.
I also received a lovely selection of leather accessories from Trace of Grey Designs this week. If you attend Circle Craft, Make It, or the Bloom craft markets (or others) you have probably met Monique and Claudia of T.O.G. and know the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into every handbag, wrap bracelet and wallet that they make, which makes their unique creations a perfect fit for The Fort Finery.
As Valentines falls on a Tuesday, a day we are normally closed, we will be open for any last minute purchases for your sweetie.
The Fort Finery will be open every day 12 – 5 until December 24th. 2016. We have new products and inventory all made by local BC artists and makers.
“Unicorpse” by Katz n Dahl
The Fort finery has received complimentary passes for customers who support local at The Fort Finery. We represent local BC artists and makers at the store and love the Make It show because they support local.
Locally Made Luxuries in Fort Langley
The Fort Finery features fine art, sterling silver jewellery, small batch hand crafted perfumes, soy candles, and curious things, all created locally by local artists and makers.
The Fort Finery is the new home of Anita Bisset creator of the Juliet 925 brand of sterling silver jewellery. Anita, originally from Langley had been working and living in Vancouver and selling her creations in multiple stores in Vancouver and select crafts shows. After taking part in the Cranberry Festival 2015 and Bloom Market last Christmas, Anita rediscovered Langley and fell in love with the idea of working, living, and selling out of the same space. Anita had met many extremely talented artists/creators along the way who didn’t have representation outside Vancouver and wanted to provide a space to showcase their handmade luxuries.
Because Anita is an artist/jeweller she can provide the knowledge about the process it takes to create each of the artists pieces in The Fort Finery. Opening just in time for the Cranberry Festival and the holidays, The Fort Finery Located at #8 – 23230 Billy Brown Rd. the Flatiron Building in Bedford Landing, joins these other established businesses – The Pencil Box Studio, Susan Galick Fine Art, Judy Nygren, and Floralista flower shop.
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The Fort Finery winter business hours starting September 29th., 2016 will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.
We will be open additional hours throughout the season (by chance) or by appointment.
Are you the maker of small luxuries? Do you make jewellery, art, perfume, candles, letterpress, leatherwork, apothecary or any number of handcrafted things? Are you passionate about handmade? I have been a creator myself for many years, a painter, ceramicist, now a jewellery crafter.
I have worked in and owned fine art spaces. I want to represent creators, and artists that are looking for knowledgeable and fair representation.
If you are not currently represented by a retailer in our area, and think you may have creations that fit our criteria, get in touch, send us photos, set up a meeting, we would love to hear from you!