More Products From Creative Corkworks

June 10th, 2014

 

It’s difficult to keep up with the product ideas coming from Raelene Rozander’s Creative Corkworks.

 

 

Tired of pulling your favourite necklace from a tangled knot in your jewellery box? Perhaps you need the mirror with a cork surround that you can hang your necklace from and pin your ear studs into. Need to quickly pick your flash drive from the others in that tech-tangle on your desktop? The drive fitted into a hollowed out wine cork is easy to spot.

Raelene’s products can be found in a few wineries and a campground in Summerland BC; the Penticton Wine & Tourism Center; and the Penticton Art Gallery.
See Raelene’s creations on her Etsy page, or check out her Creative Corkworks facebook page.

 

Wine cork coasters by Vancouver Island crafter

March 10th, 2014

coasters made from recycled wine corksVancouver Island crafter, Raelene Rozander, is making these great coasters from our recycled wine corks. Raelene grew up in the Okanagan, so has a natural affinity to all things wine and it shows in her work. She has just launched an Etsy page, so take a look and see what she’s up to. Or check out her Creative Corkworks facebook page.

Looks to me like a slightly larger of these would be perfect for trivets. Do I hear product line expansion?!


Annie puts her heart into her work

March 4th, 2014

heart shaped wall hanging from recycled wine corksVancouver crafter, Annie Vandergaag, is passionate about her craft. So it’s little wonder that she puts her heart into her work.

Great colour transition from top to bottom in this lovely wall hanging. The corks are bound together with hemp cord and the colour is achieved simply by grouping corks with similar natural wine staining.

Annie says, “So I made five of the cork hearts, and after some practice and reshaping, I’m very happy with the final projects! You can see I’ve used hemp to line the corks and make them able to hold. Enjoy!”

Annie, thanks for sharing. Cheers!


Crafty with cork

October 16th, 2013

Got a few basic tools? Hot glue gun, Xacto knife, and a good measure of crafty creativity? This site has loads of ideas that range from perhaps the world’s smallest indoor plant pot to cork bath mats and home decor details. Check it out and see if it sparks your own DIY craft project: http://www.chomec.com/the-magic-with-corks/

 


Cork portrait vies for £30,000 prize

September 24th, 2013

Conrad Engelhardt's portrait of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu KyiWine cork artist, Conrad Engelhardt, is one of 95 finalists in The Threadneedle Prize for painting & sculpture. The Prize provides experienced and emerging artists with the opportunity to showcase their work… and at £30,000, it is one of the largest art prizes in the UK.

Engelhardt’s submission is a diptych portrait of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. The ‘mosaic’ cork tiles colour palette is the natural wine stain colours of the wine they bottled.

We featured Conrad Engelhardt’s work in our earlier post: http://www.putacorkinit.ca/2013/05/pointillism/ Conrad’s interest in cork is apparently matched by his interest in great women.

See more of Engelhardt’s work at http://corkbycork.com/ and read more about The Treadneedle Prize.

Houzz lists 18 great cork ideas

May 15th, 2013
Eclectic Kitchen Tile by Aptos Tile Stone And Countertop Modwalls

The great house design resource site — houzz.com just posted this great collection of 18 cork products that range from crafty to chic and functional to fanciful. Several utilize recycled wine stoppers and one includes the cork ’tile’ application we would like to manufacture here in Vancouver. Check it out. I’m sure you’ll see something that will pique your interest. Then you can follow the link to the source.

 


Pointillism alive and well in London

May 7th, 2013

50th year tribute to marilyn monroe created from wine corksThe neo-impressionists may have used paint, but Conrad Engelhardt prefers wine corks as his medium. His recent works in The Other Art Fair — billed as London’s leading artist-led fair — included pieces such as his 50th year tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

Conrad’s colour palette is comprised exclusively of the natural colours imparted to the cork by the wines. The resulting artworks range in colour from deep burgundies to soft, warm hi-lites. Combine those colours with nudes — one of his favourite subjects — and you’ll understand the inspiration for show titles such as “Full Bodied: An Art Tasting” at the Hoxton Gallery At the Arch in January, 2013.

For more information on the artist, please visit his website: corkbycork.com