Submitted by: Ferron Olynyk, Members Services Coordinator


The Saskatchewan Craft Council Annual Jury Session took place over two weekends in March; the 12th and 13th in Saskatoon and on March 20th in Regina.

Applicants are juried by two senior craft artists working in the same craft media, against written standards of excellence developed by the SCC. Being a juried member allows the artists to sell at SCC markets that include:

The Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival, July 17th – 19th in Battleford
Wintergreen Fine Craft Market, November 20th – 22nd in Regina

The successful applicants this year were:

  • Bonny Macnab, Mervin (dyed silk scarves and banners)
  • Carrie Fahl, Saskatoon (embroidered ornaments)
  • Cheryl Ring, Prince Albert (functional and sculptural pottery)
  • Dawn Teasdale, Winnipeg MB (silver and gold jewellery)
  • Deb Derksen, Tisdale (functional pottery and fused glass)
  • Devon Dietrich, Moose Jaw (slab and hand built pottery)
  • Gary von Kuster, Saskatoon (turned feather pens)
  • Gaye Smith, Lipton (felt owls and adult colouring book)
  • Hally Levesque, Regina (mixed media dolls)
  • Ivan Wasylyshen, Regina (turned wood)
  • Jesse Friesen, Hepburn (wooden furniture)
  • Lesley Sutherland, Saskatoon (felted scarves and housewares)
  • Mark Wells, Saskatoon (sterling silver jewellery)
  • Nicki Ault, Saskatoon (acrylic painting)
  • Reuben Unger, Clavet (wildfowl carving)
  • Rita St. Amant, Willow Bunch (painted silk scarves and pictures)
  • Ronda Schmalenberg, Regina (fur teddy bears)
  • Wanda Knoss, Rockglen (photograpy)

The SCC has set a standard of superior quality that is recognized across the country. The juried status of each member at SCC markets, assures that only the highest quality craft will be on display. Purchasers of these fine craft items walk away with truly original, handmade work by local artists.

For more information please contact:
Ferron Olynyk, SCC Member Services
Phone: 306-653-3616, ext. 1