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Hello, my name is Kate, and this is a little about me…..
I love my children.
I love my family.
I love my friends.
I believe in the arts and crafts as an integral part of our lives.
I must be challenged.
I have more ideas than time.
I want to change the paradigm of ‘starving artist’ to ‘thriving artist’.
I love to play…
What else is there?
OK, I guess there is a bit more. I was a stay at home Momma of 3 amazing children Lucas, Lauren, and EsaBella. Creativity has been a lifelong insatiable passion and I’ve picked up many skills along the way. I was taught to knit, embroider, and cross stitch at young age by my Oma, as a teen I would sew my own clothes (or what we now call up-cycled – reinvent my clothes), was an honours grad in high school with an arts major.
Fast forward to 1996 – 2000, I owned and operated my first business: a paint-your-own ceramic studio in Squamish where I taught classes, had arranged for Emily Carr College to teach classes in my studio, and was president of the Squamish Arts Council… busy times.
Fast forward one more time to 2009, and as I witness the erosion of support for the arts, I make a decision to create a place to not only support the arts but to connect community through the arts. This is what I am meant to do. I am a creative catalyst and a great promoter… so let’s see what we can all create!
We support local artists by selling local artwork within a 100 mile radius of Vancouver. This gives local artists an advantage to showcase their art and as a result, we build a thriving community of artists. Our customers love shopping at Bird on a Wire because they know they're getting something locally made, sustainable and one-of-a-kind.