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Announcement    Hi, thanks for having a look at my shop! Everything here is made my hand and most items feature my original illustrations (I do use vintage images once in a while). Most things are made to order. If you are interested in wholesale please contact me at sarah[at]theartfulbadger.ca

Wrapping Paper, Badges, buttons, earrings, rings, tea towels, lamps, cards, coasters, posters, prints, digital downloads, magnets and laser cut bamboo jewellery. All handmade by me, Sarah Beck, the Artful Badger. Mostly I use my own artwork for my button and card designs but once in a while I like to use images from my collection of vintage sheet music and antiquarian books.

If you'd like to join my facebook page you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/theartfulbadger.ca
or my pottery page (which is often where I post photos of new paper items too)
https://www.facebook.com/wildfirepottery.ca

More Dictionary Prints and cards are available in one of my other shops: www.etsy.com/shop/theprintedmenagerie

My pottery is (sometimes) available at www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter

Thanks for stopping by!

---Sarah

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2022

Hi, thanks for having a look at my shop! Everything here is made my hand and most items feature my original illustrations (I do use vintage images once in a while). Most things are made to order. If you are interested in wholesale please contact me at sarah[at]theartfulbadger.ca

Wrapping Paper, Badges, buttons, earrings, rings, tea towels, lamps, cards, coasters, posters, prints, digital downloads, magnets and laser cut bamboo jewellery. All handmade by me, Sarah Beck, the Artful Badger. Mostly I use my own artwork for my button and card designs but once in a while I like to use images from my collection of vintage sheet music and antiquarian books.

If you'd like to join my facebook page you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/theartfulbadger.ca
or my pottery page (which is often where I post photos of new paper items too)
https://www.facebook.com/wildfirepottery.ca

More Dictionary Prints and cards are available in one of my other shops: www.etsy.com/shop/theprintedmenagerie

My pottery is (sometimes) available at www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter

Thanks for stopping by!

---Sarah

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About theartfulbadger

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Wrapping Paper, Lamps, Tea Towels, Cards and Wall Decor to make your life a little more interesting

Springing from a need to provide people with tiny wearable works of art, The Artful Badger was born. Pins to show your sense of humour or add a splash of colour to an outfit. Art to decorate your home and let your personality shine! Have a look through my shop and see what sparks your sense of fun.

Here is my story:

My name is Sarah Beck and I make my living mainly as a potter (www.wildfirepottery.ca)
I have a pottery shop and sell my raku sculptures to tourists that visit our island. Sometimes I need a break from making pottery because I have been doing it for about 45 years so I switch gears to drawing, painting or using my laser cutter.

I have always liked pinback buttons, so a number of years ago I bought a used button maker on ebay. Well, that was great, but then I wanted more sizes. I bought one that could make mirrors, another for coasters, I bought one that makes little tiny buttons and then thought, hey, I could make jewellery with these small buttons and off I went on that tangent. I was drawing all sorts of designs and then shrinking them down to fit the buttons. I decided to make cards out of some of that artwork and then that led to other card designs. I started getting inspired by different materials and making some buttons from handmade papers.

With me, the creative process happens by letting one thing lead to another. One day I was sitting in my studio/shop/used bookstore and thinking about all the used books I have that are damaged, or just simply don't sell. I was wishing I could do something with them and suddenly I thought, hey! I could print on their pages!!! I rummaged around and found an old dictionary with the pages falling out and printed a puffin design on it. (We are lucky enough to have puffins that nest very close to us, so puffins are featured a lot in my artwork.) I was so excited about the extra depth that the dictionary text gave to the image. Now I do a lot of different things with book pages. Some of those designs can be found in my other shop www.etsy.com/shop/theprintedmenagerie
My pottery can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/wildfirepotter
I think I am happiest when I am coming up with new designs.
I hope you enjoy browsing my shop, thanks for visiting!
Sarah

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    Hi, I'm Sarah. I live beside the sea on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia in Canada with my partner Yves and our dog Louis. I am a potter, artist, and fiddler, and I'm happiest when I'm coming up with new designs to create.

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