Our Artisan of the Month for August 2021
How long have you been a member of L'Empreinte coopérative in Montreal?
I became a member in February 2020.
How would you describe your work as an artisan?
I make functional ceramic sculptures.
Tell us about your accomplishments as an artisan.
I participated in several international gift shows and retail markets in USA and Canada. I also taught ceramics in Nunavut and Central Africa.
Tell us about your favorite products that are available at L'Empreinte.
I make animal planters that are so much fun! My favourite is a yellow dachshund on four wooden wheels with a leach for pulling.
As an artisan, what do you get out of being part of L'Empreinte coopérative?
I have learned so much from being surrounded by the rich talent of my colleagues. I especially love hearing the different perspectives on how to run a business like L'Empreinte.
Do you have a special memory or moment related to L'Empreinte that you would like to share with us on this page?
Not one particular moment, but rather the solidarity I witnessed among my colleagues during Covid and the resilience and ingenuity they displayed to keep our co-op alive and thriving.