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28th Annual Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival: August 9 & 10, 2014

The Baysville Riverfront Group will host the 28th Arts & Crafts festival in Baysville, Ontario on August 9- 10, 2014.  This two day outdoor event features unique and original items hand crafted by artisans from all over Ontario.

This year more than 80 artisans will be participating the festival. will be there with a great selection of our handmade artisan spice mills (pepper mills, salt mills and spice mills) and spice bowls.

Specialities of art include fabric (sewing, embroidery, quilting, rugs, home decor) , wool, glass, wood, string, paper (gift cards, books) , metal, stone, leather, pottery, painting and drawings (canvas, wood, metal, ceramic, in multiple medias), wax, bath & beauty, photography, gourmet delights, jewellery (silver, pearls, beads, gem stones, wrapped etc) recycled art, floral, and misc creations. There is something for everyone including women’s and unisex clothing designs, fashion accessories and Muskoka and Christmas themes. Our gallery of artists will be posted on the website in May. Read the rest of this entry »

Summerfolk 2014: Aug 15-17 at Summerfolk 2014Summerfolk Music & Crafts FestivalMark August 15th, 16th and 17th on your calendars and join us at the 39th annual Summerfolk Music Festival.  Presented by the Georgian Bay Folk society, this outstanding festival is held at beautiful Kelso Beach Park on Georgian Bay in Owen Sound.  As always, the festival is a great weekend to share the love of folk inspired music, fine craft, food and friends (both old and new).

As long time patrons of this festival we have always admired the quality and diversity of the of the work displayed in the artisan village, and are delighted to be part of this event as artisan vendors for our second year.  (And of course we love and enjoy the music too!)

Make sure you drop by the tent and check out our latest inventory of handmade spice mills and related accessories.  Made from a wide assortment of domestic and exotic hardwoods, we will have a terrific selection of our newest mills available.  Featuring our hallmark minaret style design, variations in wood grain, colour and texture make each of our spice mills truly one-of-a-kind.  Beyond the fine craftsmanship and beautiful design is an authentic CrushGrind™ ceramic mechanism. This makes every mill ideal for grinding peppercorns, salt or spices.

See you this August at Summerfolk . . . Read the rest of this entry »

Backroad Craft now available for pre-order

Backroad Craft by Becky Comber, Kate Civiero and Heather HughesA message from Becky Comber and Kate Civiero:

 open-quoteBecky Comber and Kate Civiero are in the final stages of finishing their exciting first book Backroad Craft (exploring fine craft in Grey and Bruce Counties). It has been a thrilling project so far, and it is almost finished. Backroad Craft gets sent to the printer in just under two weeks so it will arrive in time for the Booklaunch and Artist Exhibit at the Legacy Gallery in Owen Sound on September 7th.

To purchase your very own copy, we would be so appreciative if you could pre-order Backroad Craft online on our website at:

Pre-ordering is beneficial to us as self-publishers so we can ensure that we are ordering an appropriate run of books. Because we are self publishing, we can only afford to print a limited amount of books for our first run. Pre-ordering a copy ensures that you will get your book, and it will be available on September 7th for pick up. As a bonus for pre-ordering, we will include special bonus gifts as a thank you for your support. Read the rest of this entry »

Another new batch of mills just delivered to Owen Sound Artist Co-op

pepper mill, spice mill, salt mill - Spicemills.caOSACIt’s been a busy month… Thanks !

We have just delivered a new batch of spice mills to the Owen Sound Artist Co-op.

“Beyond the beautiful design and fine craftsmanship, our grinders are all designed to function equally well as a pepper mill, salt mill or spice mill.”

This newest selection includes mills hand turned from pearwood, ash, black walnut, magnolia, narra, and more.

Let your inner chef out… Bon Appétit Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve just restocked our eStore with a great selection of mills

Artisan Pepper Mills, Salt Mills and Spice Mills from  

Thanks for visiting and for your interest in our handmade Artisan Spice Mills™.

We’ve just restocked our eStore with a great selection of mills.  We invite you to browse the new collection, and hope that you’ll find one that suites your style and decor.

Beyond their beautiful design and fine craftsmanship, our grinders are all handcrafted and made to function equally well as a pepper mill, salt mill or spice mill.

We are restocking our eStore today

RESTOCKING-INVENTORYThanks for visiting and for your interest in our handmade Artisan Spice Mills™.

We have just returned from a successful trip to the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Festival (Bracebridge, ON) and are currently busy restocking our online store.  We are in the process of photographing and posting our newest collection of handmade Artisan Spice Mills™ and expect to have our eStore reopened later today (or this evening).

We welcome your visit and hope you will drop by again later today and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Guest Artist • August at the Southampton Art School & Gallery

Southampton Art School & Gallery

We are honoured to have been selected at the guest artist/artisan this August (2014) at the Southampton Art School & Gallery.

Spicemills @ SAGOur work will be on display at the gallery all of August 2014 and will feature our hand turned Artisan Spice Mills™ along with a selection of one-of-a-kind spice bowls.

The Southampton Art School & Gallery is a non-profit registered charitable organization dedicated to celebrating the joy of creativity and developing artistic talent since 1957. They combine a tradition of excellence with a youthful, energetic approach to bring the public dynamic programs emphasizing fun and excitement that the whole family can appreciate.

About the Southampton Art School & Gallery

Southampton Art School & GallerySince 1957, Southampton has been Bruce County’s destination of choice for artists, students and visitors interested in the appreciation, study and enjoyment of the Arts. In 1986, an organized group from the community formed the Southampton Arts Society as a registered non-profit charity to support the Southampton Art School. Today, the Southampton Arts Society is committed to providing educational and cultural activities in association with both the Art School & Gallery.

The Southampton Art School is one of the oldest, most respected art schools in Ontario, with classes now running year round. The School has enriched the lives and enhanced the skills of thousand of students.

The Southampton Art Gallery was established in 1999 and has grown to represent the art from over 40 local and regional artists from Grey and Bruce Counties and surrounding area in a beautiful 3000 sq foot facility. From painters to potters, jewellers to weavers – there is something everyone will find fascinating.

The Southampton Arts Society invites you to visit our historic facilities on the shores of Lake Huron and participate in the myriad of visual and arts programming.



More new spice mills ready just in time for the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show at the Muskoka Arts & Craftd Summer ShowJust in time for this coming weekends 52nd annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show in beautiful Bracebridge… we have just put the finishing touches to our newest batch of hand turned Artisan Spice Mills™.

This selection of mills features favourites like sugar maple, curly maple, black walnut, black cherry, red oak, red elm and more. Plus we have some spectacular new mills made from bigleaf maple burl, flame birch burl, bubunga, rosewood, purpleheart, spalted padauk, imbuia, chakte viga, macawood and others.

Hope to see you there!

Click here for more info about the 52nd annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show (July 18th to 20th, 2014)

Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 52nd Annual Summer Show: July 18 to 20

Muskoka Arts & Crafts' Summer ShowJoin us in Bracebridge July 18th to 20th for the Muskoka Art & Crafts’ 52nd Annual Summer Show.

This will be our first year at the Muskoka Art & Crafts’ Show, and we are really excited about bringing our hand turned Artisan Spice Mills™ and spice bowls to this long established highlight event. Look for us in booth 169.

Now in its 52nd year, Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Summer Show is Muskoka’s oldest and largest outdoor art show. Set in a beautiful park, the Summer Show features 200 creative artists from across Canada. Approximately 20,000 to 25,000 enthusiastic people visit the Summer Show to meet the makers and see their work.

Show Details

Dates & Times

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 (10am-7pm)
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 (10am-5pm)
  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 (10am-5pm)


  • Annie Williams Memorial Park (located at the corner of Santa’s Village Road & Wellington Street in Bracebridge, Ontario. )


  • by Donation
  • Free Parking

More info (including map):

Click on image to view and download full show flyer

10th Annual Seasons Christmas Show: Nov 21 to 23


Everything for Holiday Entertaining, Decorating & Gifting

Seasons4Browse ovSeasons2er 200 amazing vendors displaying everything from spectacular Christmas décor, one of a kind gifts to entertaining ideas & products that are sure to make you the ‘hostess with the mostess’ this holiday season.

This will be our first year at the Seasons Christmas Show, and we are really excited about bringing our hand turned Artisan Spice Mills™ and spice bowls to this highlight event. Look for us in booth 363. Read the rest of this entry »