Some of the Kootenay Studio Arts alumni who will have their work in the art show.

Current and past KSA students featured in weekend art sale

The KSA Winter Show and Sale opens December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Inside the stone walls of Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts building in Nelson, a feast of handmade treasures awaits shoppers looking to make an impression on that special someone this holiday season.

The annual KSA Winter Show and Sale comes to the campus at 606 Victoria Street on December 6 and 7. Eight KSA alumni will join current blacksmithing students in a sale that will also bring to life the work going on at the downtown campus.

“People are really curious about what happens behind these stone walls,” says KSA coordinator and jewelry instructor Laura White. “People can come to the sale and purchase high quality, handmade crafts. While they are doing that, they can also see current students working.”

Alumni from a variety of years and disciplines will be featured at the sale with their ceramics and jewelry. Current students will be assisting the veterans as an opportunity to learn more about how a retail/craft show works.

“The pieces that will be featured are affordable and functional,” says White. “Ceramics is a very good example, they are beautiful but also something you use at your home.”

The price range will be varied, from high-end pieces to studio production work. People will also be able to discuss commission work with the featured alumni.

“What’s available to us in this area is incredible,” White says of the KSA graduates. “For such a small town to have this amount of talent and this amount of alumni working in the field they have chosen is really a gift.”

The KSA Winter Show and Sale opens tomorrow (December 6) from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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