I am just about to take some new work to DogPatch Pottery
in Crawford Bay. If you've never been to DogPatch Pottery then I seriously recommend you stop in the next time you are visiting Crawford Bay. DogPatch is (in my humble opinion) one of the best artisan stores around. It's a genuine sample of Kootenay culture run by the super talented potter, Lea Belcourt. It has a rustic charm and a casual small town feel and yet showcases some stunning work by a number of Kootenay artists.
Whether you make the journey up the number 3A highway north of Creston or come from the Nelson side and take the longest free ferry ride in North America, you'll be delighted with what a hidden gem Crawford Bay is! There is ample camping and outdoor recreation to so satisfy all of your summer getaway desires as well as an artisans village
that is definitely world class. There are glassblowers, weavers, broom makers, blacksmiths, and a jeweller (to name a few)! These are all working studios so not only do you get to look at delicious handmade goodies but you can see how they are made!!
Afterwards stop in and have a yummy meal at The Black Salt Cafe
. The patio is like an outdoor garden and the menu is an unexpected treat in this little mountain oasis. My absolute favourite are the Polenta Fries served with chipotle lime aioli! And save room for one of the exquisite deserts, trust me, you'll thank me for this tip!
But without any further ado, here are the decal pots...
...and our stampy bowls.