Artisan Guild, Coffee Shop & Eco Museum
The Artisan Market is now closed for the season and will re-open in June of 2019
Please check back in late spring for details on our 2019 season.
During our 2019 season (beginning in June )come and enjoy a cup of North Mountain roasted coffee and a freshly baked sweet. Wander through our heritage exhibits and interactive fibre arts display. Enjoy our “re-purposed church pew” shelves featuring some of the finest North Mountain and Valley artists and artisans.
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Meet our Artisans:
Shelley Racz, artist. “I am an Artist living on a Mountain, in the woodlands of the Annapolis Valley by the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.
I love being out and about in nature and I am continually blown away by it’s daily theatre…..MORE
Sheila Mason, decorative arts. -Handmade by Sheila
Jewellery, purses, bags, decor, ephemera made of fabric, wool metal, glass and found material. “Many moons ago I was a graphic designer but have always been involved in a variety of decorative arts with a focus on textiles. MORE
Gareth George, photographer
Award winning photography
“I am a busdriver for AVRSB and am an alto in the North Mountain Choir. I love of to take pictures of little things and things of nature (that are out of the ordinary). I don’t like taking pictures of people” GALLERY
Nistal Prem De Boer, sculptor. Nistal lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, but was born in Amsterdam and studied architecture in Delft. Most of his life he worked as an architect and builder, while sculpture was a hobby. About 20 years ago he stopped working as an architect when he started to sell sculpture. While he sees his architecture as very sculpturesque, it was certainly abstract; His sculpture however brought him back to the human figure. MORE
Marie Armstrong, quilter. Marie lives in Burlington , Kings County, N.S. She began quilting in 1980 and made several full sized hand quilted quilts. She also made quilts which she had machine quilted, many of which were sold at fairs and outlets. More recently she has been concentrating on baby quilts, wall hangings and art quilts. She also makes various fabric crafts as well as antique jewelry crafts, specializing in Christmas trees. GALLERY
Debbie McMahon Greenwood, visual artist has returned home to Nova Scotia, where her family of origin set down roots over 50 years ago here in the valley. Deb and husband Tim Greenwood are making the North Mountain community of Harbourville their new home. Debbie’s experience as a Technical illustrator provides a structural foundation to her current style, as she explores refracted and reflected light, as seen in this series of paintings. GALLERY
Jessica Franey Designer of Handbags and Accessories.Born and raised in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Jessica grew up on a family farm and learned how to sew at a very young age. Always creating and embracing of her addiction to fabric she studied Haute Couture at Richard Robison Academy of Fashion Design in Ottawa. MORE AND GALLERY
Judith Smith, Celtic-themed jewelry and gift ware. Judith blends Celtic symbols with metal: silver-plate, copper and bronze. She uses semi-precious beads, tumbled gemstones and Swarovski Crystals to create beautiful timeless pieces. An information card is included with each piece of jewelry to explain the Celtic symbols and properties of the gemstones. MORE AND GALLERY
Emily Rogers, Hen of the Woods, handcrafted soaps, feather dusters and North Mountain Market vendor selling farm fresh eggs and mushrooms. MORE
Katrin Sommerfeld, felter and fibre artist. Katrin has exhibited and sold her work in many small galleries, artist’s co-ops and gift shops throughout Nova Scotia. She has participated annually in the Staff, Student and Alumni Art Exhibition at Dalhousie University and her felt art has been featured on the gallery’s website and was a 2014 Uncommon Common Art artist. MORE
Catherine Van Der Woerd, mosaic glass and alcohol ink artist
Catherine is a mosaic glass on glass artist and has recently discovered painting with alcohol inks. She spends here winters in Clementsvale and summers in Harbourville. Halifax is her place of origin but her parents moved the family to Alberta when she was only five years old. Cathy has spent most of her life living in the beautiful town of Banff and working in the tourist industry before returning to Nova Scotia in 2014. MORE AND GALLERY
Frayed Memories’ Jasmine Lefler McDrago, fibre arts. Jasmine has recently brought her craft onto the North Mountain. She is homesteading in Black Rock with her partner and two young daughters.Jasmine loves working with her hands, using everything from fibre and wood to paper and soil. Jasmine learned to crochet from a friend in 2004, and has been happily hooking ever since. MORE AND GALLERY