Sponsor Profile: rcboisjoli

Anchor Bottles

Who are you? rcboisjoli is a small design factory in Toronto run by Alexx Boisjoli with various other hands to help stir up the pot.

Where are you located? We work within a co-operative ceramics studio within a greater unit full of great designers/artists/crafty people in the Junction area. Our building is a terribly ugly retro concrete castle, that was originally built to house the Toronto Food Terminal.

What do you/your business/your product do? rcboisjoli focuses on domestic ceramics, as in we make ceramics for the home. We work mostly with mold making and porcelain with silk screened graphics. We love collaborative work, we often work with other illustrators/designer to fabricate work, like our collabro-illustrative initiative The Bottled Project. Recently we've explored more lighting installations and larger scale commissions.

Nolan's Lion

What gets you pumped about doing what you do? We love working with process, we love making things by hand, we love fabricating. We do every stage of production in studio, from the plaster lathe for our models, to our own molds and glazes right down to our hand silk screened decals. We are inspired by old fashion mass production, where people lived what they produced.

What does your sponsorship for the show entail? We've sponsored the show with many ceramic goodies. They may end up as raffle prizes, or door crashers or prizes for that fun carnival game.

What are you crafting this holiday season (festive beverages & baked goods count)? rcboisjoli has no problems getting busy this time of year. It's always super busy with craft shows, design week just around the corner and studio mates producing for One Of A Kind too. The studio has been a flurry of production and creativity, and it rubs off when everyone is busy. There are also less distractions, like gardening, as it's getting pretty cold out.

Horse Bowl with Oaknuts

When City of Craft (and other awesome indie shows) is not on, where do you go for your crafty fix? We're surrounded by so many crafty-happenings in Toronto that there’s never a shortage of things to explore year round. We've heard good things about the Art Crawl in Hamilton too, but only have made it out once now, definitely need to explore that more.

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