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The Upcycled Artist

September 16, 2020

The Upcycled Artist

There is a growing niche of artisan that is gaining appreciation for their ingenuity and resourcefulness: the Upcycle Artist or “UA”.

The UA sources their materials not from catalogs or online wholesalers. We cruise garage sales, thrift stores, recycle centres and estate sales. We happily plunge into an unknown cardboard box (Hey the sign said it was free!) that was left by a roadside looking for a treasure to transform into something new and beautiful.

The UA believes in giving something new life through skill and creativity. They likely hate single use plastic anything and recycles just about everything. Thrift store owners know them by name. “Hey, I can use that!” is often heard in the UA’s company, and everything the UA makes is one of a kind. The very nature of the raw supplies dictates that nothing is mass produced, and the price tag is reflective of the time spent and specialized skills.

Ottawa Artisans is very happy to host the following Upcycle Artists who offer a range of items for the household and wardrobe.

Art by Frances Taylor

Elegantly altered clothing

 

Mindful Visual Arts

Beautiful repurposed stain glass and frame!

Mindful Visual Arts

 

Super Cute Handmade

Repurposed Fabric made into a clever Cutlery Roll!

Super Cute Handmade

 

Firefly Beach Studio

Lovely hand painted repurposed vases and mason jars!

Firefly Beach Studio

 

Suzie Q Tee Design

Handcrafted from recycled tshirt materials! Genius!

Suzie Q Tee Design

 

Wonder Woolies

Cozy mittens made from unwanted real wool sweaters and lined with fleece from blankets. 

Wonder Woolies