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Meet Our Makers2020-01-07T13:23:34-05:00

Chalk Therapy

Chalk Therapy refinishes, redesigns, and upcycles old, vintage and antique furniture to breath new life to forgotten furniture. Whether you’ve got an item you want to refresh, you’re looking for a new item for your home or you want to learn painting techniques yourself, we can help you find what you’re looking for. Stop by the Works to view our current projects and finished pieces and choose your paint for your next DIY project!

Little Miss Knotty

Handcrafted in Peterborough, Little Miss Knotty creates unique wood products including cutting and serving boards, furniture, home decor pieces and more. Stop by the Works to learn more about Jenn’s custom pieces to enhance your decor.

RAHD Creations

With beauty and uniqueness in mind, RAHD Creations create one of a kind pieces that are visually appealing and add complimentary accent to your existing décor.  RAHD products are manufactured from carefully chosen wood by owners Elaine and Nelson Ross. Their products are prepared and treated to preserve as much natural character as possible. RAHD Creations will add beauty and character to any home. Visit Electric City Works to see these beautifully unique pieces and learn more about this fascinating process.

South Bay Marketing and Events

Kim Cranfield, Owner of South Bay Marketing and Events has been in the Kawartha Lakes area making connections and working with local businesses since 2013. Specializing in the Ontario Craft Beer industry, she established the Kawartha Craft Beer Festival in 2015 while working as the Marketing Director for the largest craft brewery in the region.

Kim has launched South Bay to expand her services to include marketing, copywriting, and event management to help a wider range of businesses in the area. Having worked with many start-ups and small businesses, she has had a chance to experience a wide range of marketing-related duties, and makes it her job to think of every last detail so there’s a plan for success. She hopes to contribute to the city by helping businesses grow and expand in the area, and by creating memorable, impactful events that showcase the Kawarthas.

Rainbow Jewelry Shop

If you love rainbows, bright colours, and handmade jewelry, you’ve come to the right place. Rainbow Jewelry Shop creates handmade chainmaille jewelry and beaded jewelry including designs based on LGBT+ Pride colour sets. Stop by Electric City Works to check out Vanessa’s beautifully intricate jewelry and accessories and learn more about custom colour choices.

Fresh Essences

Fresh Essences believes in fresh, handmade and less chemicals. Owner Roxanne takes this approach in creating amazing bath and body products. Not just bath bombs, Roxanne creates small batch bath and body products as well as supplies to get you started in your own DIY projects. Check out her shop for sugar scrubs, artisan soaps, lotions, body butters, shower steamers, bubble bars, and insect repellent. New products and holiday themed items are always being added, so check back into the Works often.

Victoria Rose Collection

Victoria Rose Collection offers a beautiful line of handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. All jewelry is crafted using only the finest gemstones, crystals and precious metals and each piece is made with care and special attention to detail. From designing and crafting the jewelry to packaging and shipping, Emily Victoria Rose is passionate about every part of her business and her customers.

Dwyer Art Studio

Lea is the inspiration behind Dwyer Art Studio, using her passion for surfing, the ocean and travelling the world to create her abstract works. The love she has for the natural world is apparent in her work as she embraces the vibrant colours of nature and captures the fleeting movement of the ocean tide. Watch Dwyer create her masterpieces in The Works as she experiments with the reaction between materials and gravity, allowing her paintings to emerge. Her process is entirely intuitive and never to be duplicated.

The Rebel Crafter

This is not your grandmother’s china. Heidi, “The Rebel Crafter”, repurposes vintage dinnerware and gives it a touch of whit and whimsy. Fueled by coffee and diet coke, she spends her weekends scouring antique shops for great pieces in need of a pick-me-up. Her decorative plates feature lovely flowers, gold details, sarcastic sayings, and bad words, perfect for the domestic goddess that’s both classy and sassy. Who said china has to be charming?

Kawartha Design Co

Kawartha Design Co brings you unique, handcrafted home decor and creates inspired pieces that you’ll not only love but feel connected to. One of Nikki’s favourite parts of her journey is creating pieces for your home and the big moments in your life. Stop by the Works to shop Kawartha Design Co’s unique products and learn about custom options.

Burnin Beads By Kira

Burnin Beads By Kira makes glass beads and jewellery. All glass is handmade by owner Kira Robertson. The beads are all glass, formed and decorated using a torch and various tools. The beads are then made into jewellery, using the highest quality of parts, including sterling or fine silver. Speak to Kira about your ideas for a custom order.

Coyles Cubby

Coyles Cubby creates handmade trendy clothing and accessories for babies and kids. Made by a mom, cuz moms just know! Stop in and see her one of a kind prints and designs!

Branded Heron Leatherworks

The feel, smell & natural beauty of leather as it draws in and wears the life surrounding it is truly unique. This is why leather stands the test of time. At Branded Heron Leatherworks we know the only limit to what can be done with leather is imagination. Each piece is crafted by hand and will certainly become a one of a kind item. Stop by The Works to view the rustic, rugged and unique leather goods.  #leathermakesitbetter

Kennedy Taylor Ink

Kennedy Taylor Ink will catch your eye as soon as you enter Electric City Works! Not only are her paintings beautifully vibrant and bold, but her technique is one of the most intriguing to watch. Kennedy Taylor Ink specializes in working with alcohol ink, which can only be manipulated with blasts of air. To create her one of a kind designs, she uses bold colours and manipulates each colour of the ink layer by layer with an air compressor to achieve the final product. Using several different mediums, Kennedy creates stunningly abstract designs on glass, canvas, home decor pieces, coasters and more. Stop by The Works to watch this talented artist create her beautiful works of art.

2needlesandahook

Owned by Nicole Hederson, 2needlesandahook creates handmade knitted and crocheted goods, making everything from macramé plant hangers to hats, scarves, dishcloths and more. Nicole finds the rhythm of knitting to be very peaceful and can often be found working on projects at Electric City Works. Stop in today to browse her incredible display, learn more about her process or request a custom piece. With new items coming in weekly, there is always something new to discover!

It Must Be Loved

Founder of It Must Be Loved, Erin Cunningham, is a lover of fashion and bargains. Everything that you find here has been sourced locally or consigned locally in Peterborough.

It Must Be Loved, has turned into Erin’s mission and passion to offer pre-loved high-end brands at affordable prices. Quality that doesn’t sacrifice your wallet, keeping good clothes out of the landfill, money in your wallets and amazing finds in your closet. New styles drop weekly at Electric City Works. Brands that you will often find are Lululemon, Adidas, Nike, Aritzia (Wilfred, Wilfred Free,TNA, Babaton) Eileen Fisher, Micheal Kors, Coach, Free People and many more.

Cedar+Wren Handmade Jewellery

Inspired by nature, local maker Cedar+Wren creates handmade clay jewellery with fun designs and beautiful colours. All jewellery is made from clay, cording, beads and nickel-free metal to achieve unique and stunning pieces. Cedar+Wren guarantees that every single purchase you make will be a seamless process from start to finish. Visit Electric City Works now to check out this beautiful jewellery from Cedar+Wren.

Claudia MacDonald Art

Claudia MacDonald is a self-taught acrylic landscape painter who is inspired by the outdoors and brilliantly captures the smallest details created through the light and contrast of nature. Through her painting, she hopes to share her love for art, her passion for creating uplifting and inspiring sceneries, and to create a sense of peace. These incredible paintings must be seen in person to take in all of the detail captured in each landscape. Visit the Works today and feel inspired by the beauty of these unique pieces.

AM 823

If you can think it, they can create it.  This couldn’t be more true for our new newest makers at the Works, Alan Burke and Melissa Shepski, owners of AM 823! This duo sees potential in everyday things and loves creating and building, especially using reclaimed wood and metal. From tables and chairs, to jewelry, to home décor, to something you haven’t even thought of yet, Alan and Melissa can make it happen. These artists always have a cool project on the go and we know their incredible pieces are going to be snatched up quickly. So stop by the Works today to see these one of a kind designs and chat with them about a truly custom piece for your home!

Kawartha General Store

The Kawartha General Store was created through a passion for the unique and wild landscape of the Kawarthas, a passion that is reflected in each of the products from this exciting new maker! Owners, Peter and Lindsay Stephenson live, work, and cottage in the Kawarthas and love to spend time exploring everything the area has to offer. They’ve created beautiful designs that let their customers share in their passion for the Kawarthas, all while giving back in a big way. The Kawartha General Store is committed to preserving the land they love so much and donate a portion of every purchase directly to the Kawartha Land Trust. This donation helps to conserve the natural environment and enhance the quality of life in the Kawarthas.

Visit The Works today to check out the beautiful mugs, shirts, pins and patches from this exciting new maker, and help to support and protect this beautiful land that we call home!

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