WHAT IS THE YEW WOODSHOP
The Yew WoodShop is a shared woodworking studio run by its members, many of whom met in university at Emily Carr in the Industrial Design program. Within the space, separate businesses work alongside one another in order to share ideas, experience and the shop facilities. Specializing in using reclaimed and predominantly local materials, the Yew WoodShop takes on a diverse range of projects that include (but are not limited to) wood product development, furniture production, art and sculpture, retail displays/signage and other custom solid wood products for the built environment.
WHO'S AT YEW
OGA Design Inc. - Logan Gilday
What he does: Logan is an artist and designer who builds primarily with reclaimed wood and unique wood pieces. He also supplies reclaimed wood and live edge slabs by commission.
Willow & Stump - Kalyca Ryan and Bram Sawatsky
What they do: Willow & Stump builds unique and contemporary wood-based products specializing in highly functional items for small living spaces.
Benjamin McLaughlin Art - Benjamin McLaughlin
What he does: Benjamin builds contemporary inspired wood "tongue" drums, live-edge tables and other custom commissioned works. He is currently represented at Mountain Galleries in Whistler, Jasper and Banff.
Skyn / Boon - Justin Davis
What he does: Justin is a fine wood-worker and craftsmen whose projects include a wide array of items, from grand sideboards to small bespoke boxes. His work is a mix of traditional practices and modern functionality.
Sacred Light Design Co. - Ari Lazer
What he does: Ari uses laser etching to transform his designs into 3-dimensional works of art. His works, which all embody the presence of sacred geometry include pieces such as hanging lights, moving walls, kinetic sculpture.