A day in the life of Artisans Cooperative is bustling with work and fun! One of the strengths of our cooperative is that we are people powered. Dozens of people and hundreds of days come together to make this machine run. We wanted to follow a few Coop team members and map their days to gain a better understanding of how the Coop fits into their lives and how their work fits into the Coop!
Spotting one of Brent Joly’s woven sculptures (BJ Woven) twirling around outdoors is mesmerizing. Extrapolated from traditional dream catchers, these fantastical cedar and hemp pieces look like organically created portals.
Based in Canada, and using foraged material, Brent has been refining and redesigning the work, as he thinks of it, for more than a decade. We took the opportunity to ask him some questions about his journey into this world of wood, string and organic three-dimensionality.
This is our 2023 Year in Review, a look back on our 1st year in business. It’s remarkable to read through what we did, and we hope it can be a blueprint for other cooperatives getting started to see how we went from a vision to a reality in one year.
Hand-crafted products are not just for grownups. There are lots of artisan creations that capture the spunk and spirit of youngsters. Here we’ve collected 4 special items for kids and teens.