As part of Sydney’s Action Week festival, the Centre for Craft and Design on Charlotte Street is hosting a chainsaw artisan demonstration in its back parking lot (on the corner of the Esplanade and Prince Street). Liam Tromans will begin his Flying Limbs demonstration from 12:15-12:45pm on Thursday, August 9, 2012.
Tromans was born in Bras d’Or, Cape Breton and has been exploring and painting nature and wildlife since childhood. His great respect and love of nature is evident not only in his work but also in his lifestyle. A professional pulp cutter for 20 years, he began carving animals at the work site in forests in 1997 using a self-learned chain saw technique.
Come down to watch this master artisan at work. His presentation last year created quite a buzz.
Another exciting event that the Centre for Craft and Design has launched is So You Think You Can Craft. The So You Think You Can Craft Team is hitting the road in all four counties around the Island to meet with new, emerging, or established craft producers and you are invited to learn about the programs offered to craft producers living and working on Cape Breton Island. Apply online to participate in our So You Think You Can Craft Competition. There will be one winning craft producer from each of the four Cape Breton counties (so 4 winners in total), whose products demonstrate craftsmanship, quality, marketability, and entrepreneurial skills.
Keep an eye out for So You Think You Can Craft team members on August 9th between 10am and 12pm at St. David’s United Church Port Hastings at the Quilt Show-Celebrating Quilting at the Causeway.
TheCape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is a satellite of the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. Its mandate is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design, both professional and recreational, through education and training. The Centre’s role as an integral and leading force within the craft sector on Cape Breton Island is essentially educational, promotional and developmental.