Featured Artisan: Indigenous Tree & Shelf Toppers by Nancy Potvin
Our first feature includes these incredible Tree & Shelf Toppers from Indigenous Artist Nancy Potvin. Please scroll down for a message from the Artist where she shares about herself, the history of her pieces and her contact information. Should you see something that you love, but you want to have your own custom piece with specific colours and details, please contact Nancy directly at her contact information listed below.
These exact specific Indigenous Tree & Shelf Toppers are available now and we have them in store, on display as well. If you choose one of these styles, they will vary slightly as each is made by hand and individually adorned.
Each Topper stands 12" tall. Each can be used for either a Tree Topper or a decoration on a shelf or table! Each Topper has intricate details in 360 degrees for you to enjoy from any angle!
100% of the price of these beautiful toppers goes directly to the Artist.
Out for delivery mid June.
My name is Nancy Potvin and I’m an Anishinaabe Kwe from North Bay Ontario with ties to the Kebaowek and Nipissing First Nations. l am the second youngest of nine children. I have worked in the Indigenous community for over 25 years. I worked in Indigenous housing, Health outreach, Life Long Care (working with Elders), and l retired from an Executive Director position with the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre 5 years ago. I currently reside in Victoria British Columbia, and take the odd contract with Camosun College working with Indigenous Student.
My love for the arts and working with leather has developed over the years and brings me lots of joy. I create unique Indigenous Tree toppers, the inspiration came from wanting to see Indigenous representation on my own Christmas tree, and decided to make one. They are not only for Christmas but can also be displayed all year round on a shelf or table.
This is my unique original idea and my designs. No two dolls are the same, l hand stitch the clothing, make the bases, and l only use quality fabric and leather for each topper.
I honoured to be provided an opportunity to sell them with Shop Lift Deals Ltd. # 106 Kings view Road SE Airdrie Alberta
My creative spirit and working with my hands extends into another passion of mine, music. I play guitar, and write music as well. I play with my sister Sandee we are known as the Anishinaabe Mitchell Sisters. We play Coffee houses, Farmers Markets and Open Mics in the Victoria area. You can find us on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RPTIDxUMYiNuwQrvEuP9w
You can connect with me through email if you require other purchases through at [email protected]