Spring Youth Vendors: Lliam & Piper Booth.

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Further on the Youth vendor tip, this Saturday's Spring show will also feature the brother and sister duo of Lliam and Piper Booth. The progeny of local super-maker duo, Bookhou, they certainly come by handmade practice honestly. In fact, both little ones have been kicking around the workshop and showroom since day one. Well, maybe not the wood workshop, but still...power tools may come in due time. For the time being, Piper is clocking in as our youngest vendor ever at three years old! Given that she is a toddler, it is anyone's guess as to what she might make, but Arounna reports that there have been lots of washi tape sculptures popping up around the studio. Five year old Lliam, on the other hand, is much more representational in his work and likes to draw quite a bit at the moment. Lucky for us, he also has access to Mom and Dad's supplies. Monster pins, anyone?

Again, with vendors this young, the collection of work on their table can't help but be a surprise. I, for one, I am really excited to see what they make!

p taping

p's sculpture

City of Craft Spring
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Trinity St. Paul's United Church
427 Bloor Street West (one block West of Spadina)
Toronto, ON
$1 (Kids 12 & Under FREE)


  1. i really hope this will be available in future shows too, its so wonderful! my daughter enid (9)has the knack of being a handmade artisan & makes clay jewellery items, & most recently hand sewn stuffed toys & friendship bracelets embellished w/ charms, & i missed her opportunity to apply this time around.

  2. This first run at youth vendors is a total experiment, and we will see how it goes. I know that I probably won't add youth vendors to the holiday show any time soon (it is way too long a show and too stressful). I am actively looking for ways to involve youth in our programming, though, with a big emphasis on ways that will be beneficial to them.

  3. so much fun! - definitely a great idea having youth vendors
    lliam was interviewed today by the torontoist on being a vendor - I hope they use his interview
    can't wait till sat.