ccbc shop blog
caring for handcrafted wood
A handcrafted wood piece can become a cherished heirloom, as long as it's taken care of properly. Read on to learn about caring for wood items and ensuring they last for generations.
new life in old materials: Jamie Carlson’s incredible upcycled jewellery
Shop manager Tom Costie highlights one of our newest consignors, Jamie Carlson of Scandinazn.
As you browse through the varied jewellery in our shop, you may be wondering— how are these pieces made? Read on to learn about jewellery techniques behind the wonderful work of CCBC craftspeople.
Craft Commissions: A Win-Win-Win
Five reasons to commission work from your favourite craft artist.
clay techniques: surface
Ceramic pieces come in all kinds of colours and finishes. If you've ever wondered, "how do artists get clay to look like that?", read on to learn about surface treatment techniques for clay.
all about fibre
Fibre is such a broad category, especially with the wide variety of materials artists have access to today. Brush up on your terminology before you start shopping for fibre craft, whether it be polyester or paper mache!
Craftspeople are spoilt for choice when it comes to wood variety in BC, and so are those shopping for wooden pieces. Read on to learn about the varieties of wood most common at CCBC; how to tell them apart, and why it matters.
metals: types and properties
Have you ever wondered what “sterling silver” really means, or what “14K gold” stands for? Read on to learn about the types of metal used by our vendors.
types of clay
Stoneware, earthenware, porcelain oh my... what do these terms mean when you're shopping for ceramics? Read on to learn about these different clay types; how to tell them apart and their different uses.
Glass comes in a diversity of sizes, shapes, textures, and colours. If you've ever looked at some of the glass work in the CCBC shop and thought "how the heck do they make glass look like that?", read on to learn about the fantastic techniques of craft glass.