This article was originally published in the Kitchissippi Times on Dec. 10, 2015
Stroll down Wellington West and you will find a number of shops devoted to locally sourced foods and craft beers, clothing and works of art. While this may seem all-encompassing, Gareth Davies is trying to fill a void he has found in this community of makers.
“There’s all these great sites for things like craft jewellery [and other local goods],” Gareth explains. “I felt that for some reason furniture hadn’t received that same treatment yet.”
With this in mind, Gareth opened the doors to Maker House Co. in November 2015. From that moment, the shop has served as a place to showcase and sell myriad works of local craftsmanship, from smaller pieces of decorative woodwork to large pieces of furniture wrought from reclaimed wood and metals.
“There’s been an amazing [artisanal] scene happening, especially in Ottawa, which is like an epicentre of activity for craft shows,” says Gareth. “[So] I thought this was a great opportunity to fill a space that’s just been yearning for something.”
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