Our member artisans

Our artisan members are committed and dedicated to the democratization and promotion of Quebec craftsmanship, both locally and internationally. Thanks to them, the cooperative is a dynamic and unique place where each member brings his or her own personal touch and know-how.

All are committed to preserving ancestral knowledge while integrating new technologies into their practices. Their skills, often acquired in specialized schools or with master craftsmen, remain at the forefront of technological advances.

"For all the founding craftsmen, creating a producers' cooperative was a way of giving ourselves a boutique-gallery in our own image, and also a place where we could learn from each other and develop both collectively and individually. "Chantal Auger, ceramist and
founding member of l'Empreinte coopérative.

Bronek Kochanski, fashion designer

Tania and Bronek Kochanski create fashionable clothing and jewelry in their Montreal workshop. Their aim is to create a modern collection with a sophisticated, feminine touch.

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Sylvie Lupien, jeweller

Sylvie divides her time between small-scale jewelry production and the creation of research and sculptural works. Her favorite materials are sterling silver and colored cement.

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Renée Bovet, artist painter on silk

Renée paints works full of joy and vivacity. Her clean, precise lines and warm, vibrant, transparent colors give her paintings a rare intensity.

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Marie-Christine Lété, ceramist

Sculpture is her passion and an integral part of her approach to ceramics. Her decorative and utilitarian pieces, made on the wheel, are raku-fired. This firing method gives the impression that the pieces have a long history.

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Richard Hajj, jeweller

Richard incorporates an elegant marriage of materials into his jewelry, including local and exotic woods, silver, aluminum and acrylic glass. Simple geometric shapes, clean lines and crisp colors make these contemporary jewels veritable miniature sculptures.

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Julie-Soleil Nadeau, weaving and leather goods

Julie-Soleil creates luminous weavings inspired by the colors of nature. She also creates small leather goods incorporating her colorful weavings.

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Sonya St-Gelais, felt maker

The materials used in her felted creations are merino wool, renowned for its softness, and silk. Sonya dyes or paints her silks herself, which allows for a wealth of colors and gives her collections their artistic allure.

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Lidia Raymond, jeweller

Lidia loves creating minimalist, meaningful and delicate jewelry. It's her way of helping women feel radiant and invincible every day, and rewarding themselves because they deserve it (and tend to forget it!).

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Elfenn Manrot, illustrator

Even in the heart of the city, nature always has an essential place in Elfenn's creations and animals are often the main protagonists. Her illustrations are universal, appealing to young and old alike.

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Sylvie Laframboise, cabinetmaker

Each piece of wood is unique and alive, in its grain, color, texture and patina. Sylvie offers designs that defy standardization and fashion, and that you'll be happy with every day.

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Karina Guevin, glass artist

Her approach to glass is innovative. Together with her partner Cédric Ginart, Karina pushes the boundaries when it comes to developing her creations. Form and color come from the depths of her soul and reflect her sparkling personality.

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Isabelle Kapsaskis, jeweller

Isabelle creates as she travels. With the same passion. This raw energy is reflected in her pieces. She's in touch with everything around her, and then transmits it in her textures, shapes and colors.

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Margie Mikliechuk, ceramist

Her work is both playful and functional, and she loves to create objects that bring out the childlike joy in all of us, yet are useful when we need to be grown-ups!

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Diana Garcia, industrial designer

"Lately, it's the design and architectural movements of history that inspire me. I draw my inspiration from them through its geometric shapes, which allow me to play endlessly to create innovative combinations."

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Mathilda Lovell, ceramist

Traditional, European, African and Aboriginal inspirations blend in Mathilda's clay, and are reinvented through contemporary ceramic techniques.

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Mélanie Laplante, glass artist

"I like to superimpose layers of colored glass which, transformed by heat, form a movement whose traces can be seen, different in each piece. I add my own touch, by cold-faceting angles following the curves created by the heat."

See Mélanie's creations

Pascale Viau, fashion designer

"My label is my baby. I've found my style, my path and a way of doing things that's in line with my ethical and environmental values. I'm constantly working to develop a product so that it's as environmentally friendly as possible."

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Katherine Paré, silkscreen

Superimpositions of floral, foliate and geometric motifs, dots and lines between representation and abstraction. The resulting textile objects: scarves, bags, dishcloths... are unique or produced in small series.

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Sophie Cousineau, ceramist

"Inspired by nature, science, travel, technology, the infinitely small and large, extremes, contrasts, movement, I hope my work will inspire as much wonder as it does me."

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Andrei Khabad, woodturner

Andrei loves working with local species: maple, ash, elm, walnut, birch... His walks in the forest are now an opportunity to discover and bring back to his workshop the stumps of felled trees, which he brings back to life.

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Crédits photos portraits artisans: Anthony McLean

Guest artisans

Nearly 80 multi-talented Quebec artisans exhibit and sell their work at the boutique l'Empreinte. Experienced artists rub shoulders with young Quebec creators and designers.

In addition to our 20 member artisans, L'Empreinte represents over 60 guest artisans.

Thanks to our guest artisans, we can offer you a vast choice of fine craft pieces while maintaining our high standards of quality. Their creativity and talent greatly enrich the cooperative's
offering, and make our boutique-gallery a year-round showcase for the very best in Quebec arts and crafts.

CARA CARMINA, ILLUSTRATIONS

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FELIXE CAROLE DICAIRE

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Foulard et chapeau en tissus de couleurs neutres faits à la main à Montréal par Geneviève Dostaler

GENEVIÈVE DOSTALER, MILLINER

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HOBEIKA, STATIONERY

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ISABELLE FERLAND, WOODEN FASHION ACCESSORIES

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Urne, bol et gobelet en céramique raku de couleur turquoise, faits à la main par Josée Drouin

JOSÉE DROUIN, RAKU CERAMICS

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LES GUÉDINES EN FOLIE, TOY MAKER

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Pot, bol et soliflore en céramique beige et terracotta fait à la main à Montréal par Maude Blais

MAUDE BLAIS, CERAMICS

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MELOW BY MÉLISSA BOLDUC

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Portefeuille, étui à passeport et porte-cartes en cuir faits au Québec par Monsieur Portefeuille

MONSIEUR PORTEFEUILLE, LEATHER GOODS

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MUSTAPHA CHADID, SCULPTURE ON RECYCLED METAL

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THE LADY BAG ATELIER, UNIQUE HANDBAGS

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TINE MODEWEG HANSEN, ILLUSTRATION

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VELVET MOUSTACHE, PLUSH AND DECORATIVE CUSHIONS

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DAPILA, DECORATIVE OBJECTS

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CASAUBON-MOUGEOT, FINE ART STATIONERY

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DUEL, BAGS MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS

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GOYE CERAMICS

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KID'S STUFF, EVOLVING CLOTHES

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CUIR PHILAMAIN, LEATHER BAGS

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MAB, AROUND THE BATH

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SUPER LACETS

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MOON AND SPARROW, ILLUSTRATIONS

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PIERRE CHAMBERLAND, PAINTER

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KOLLONTAÏ, WOMEN'S CLOTHING

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PEAKBWA, PROGRESSIVE CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN

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NICO NICO, WOODEN BOARD GAMES

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