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Profile Last Updated: April 16, 2009
Whether you're in the mood for patriotism or for prettifying, The Croft is a destination for you. This boutique and gallery specializes in handmade Western Canadian art. Pieces range from ceramics to wood carvings to housewares to jewellery to handmade journals. Mon dieu!
At regularly-scheduled exhibitions, one often has the opportunity to meet the artists who live out east or west in places like Nanaimo, Moose Jaw or Winnipeg. It's clear that The Croft's owners don't have to rely on a sense of national duty to lure clients: in an era of mass production, there is a high demand for people with a sensitivity to craft that is not of the macaroni and cheese variety. Every item is special enough to become the next family heirloom. They believe in the intrinsic value of hand-made products, and in their own words, "Nothing says comfort like hot tea in a mug that was made with hands just like yours."