Cathy White is one busy woman. As Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Science at TWU she not only attends to requests from professors but she is also organizing the Christmas Craft Fair held at the Great West Life Spirit of Christmas Celebration hosted by Trinity Western University.
“We have a few tables left and they are filling fast,” says an excited White. “We have opportunities for 30 crafters at this year’s event and will have everything from homemade chocolates to jewelry – it’s going to be great!”
This is the second year that TWU has hosted the craft fair during their Spirit of Christmas event, and White had received calls to book tables even as early as the summer. “Word is definitely out so we are happy that it’s becoming a popular part of the festivities happening here,” says White.
John Gregg, who teaches pottery at TWU will also have a table at this year’s craft fair. The artisan has been spinning the wheel so-to-speak for 42 years. He began working on his craft in a very unique way - in a geodesic dome in the forest. Since this initiation with clay his career has taken him from the forest to Port Simpson, Manson’s Landing, and now to Fort Langley where he teaches in his studio.
When asked what it takes to be a good potter Gregg says, “You need to be a patient optimist and keep on trying to make the pots that you can imagine.”
At the Spirit of Christmas craft fair Gregg says he will be selling mugs of every size and colour, teapots, vases, bowls, and red and gold raku apples.
White says, “The crafters and artisans that showcase their work at the Spirit of Christmas are always very talented, providing high caliber hand crafts and works. It’s always so neat to see what is created and offered each year.”
More information on the Spirit of Christmas can be found by visiting the website at www.twu.ca/christmas
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2009-11-10