Retail & Sales

NATALIE WADDELL
FEATURED MEMBER

Since establishing her studio practice Natalie has continuously explored and developed new bodies of work both functional and sculptural

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Sell at Craft Ontario Shop

Interested in selling your work at the Shop?

The Craft Ontario Shop provides a marketplace for members whose work demonstrates excellence in design and craftsmanship in traditional and contemporary craft.

APPLICATION PROCESS

You must be a Craft Ontario Craft Professional member to sell your work in the Shop. 

More information on Craft Ontario Membership here. To read the Shop's Consignment Terms and Conditions, please click here.

The deadline for new vendors to apply to our Spring-Summer 2019 Retail Program was January 14th, 2019. Submissions are now closed. 

FALL/WINTER HOLIDAY 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 31st, 2019

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GENERAL CRITERIA

  • Work must be a craft based medium, and reflect the quality that is represented by the Craft Ontario Shop
  • Work must be the original idea of the maker or a skillful rendering of a traditional or classic design
  • Articles that require simple assembly of commercially available parts as opposed to skillful manipulation of materials will not be accepted
  • Ready-made parts or components are permitted only if they are subordinate to the total design and craftsmanship of the object
  • The object must be capable of serving the purpose for which it was designed

PLEASE NOTE: Craft Ontario Shop does not accept the following:

  • hobby crafts
  • photography
  • flower arrangements or potpourri
  • plants
  • decorated stones, sea shells or other found objects
  • liquid embroidery
  • work made from kits, commercial patterns (as from pattern books or magazines)
  • work made with a commercial product as the focal point
  • work made with commercial moulds

Questions? Please contact us at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-921-1721.

Feature Display Application

We're pleased to announce a new Craft Ontario Shop opportunity: a Retail Feature Display!

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The Feature Display program is intended to showcase the work of one or two of our members at a time, creating an attractive retail display in the front window and on the East entrance wall, which is highly visible from the street. This opportunity allows members to highlight a variety of their work, and show large or one-of-a-kind pieces, in addition to production work. All displayed work will be for sale and should be items that have the potential to sell in a retail setting.

Selected features will be on display for 21 - 28 days. Work will be wall-mounted or displayed on plinths as necessary. The application is open to all Craft Ontario professional members.

What you will need for your application:

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS

  • Information about materials, processes, and techniques
  • Dimensions of the piece - and any mounting requirements or installation instructions
  • Inspiration for the design/series or any interesting facts about the work
  • Retail value
  • Artist headshot for promotional materials

QUALITY IMAGES

  • Work is in focus and photographed with even and ample lighting. A white background is preferred
  • Images that portray different 'sides' of the work if necessary
  • Minimum dimensions of 800px x 800px, 72 dpi.

DETAILS ABOUT THE SPACE:

  • Available wall space is 10’ x 10’
  • The window is 45” wide, and has a platform that is 45” x 54” x 12” (W x D x H)
  • Additional plinths, risers and floating wall shelves are available

 Applications will be reviewed quarterly. We have the potential to display 3-4 window features in a quarter. If you are selected, your work may be displayed individually or in combination with the work of another artist.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall (October, November, December). The application deadline is June 30th, 2019. Applications for the Winter (January, February, March) will be open July 1st - September 30th.

If your application is selected, we will get in touch regarding scheduling, delivery and installation of chosen work.  We thank everyone for their applications!

If you require any assistance with this form please contact the Craft Ontario Shop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 416.921.1721.

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.