5 Fave Finds: Craft Council Christmas Fair

December 12, 2018 News

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is just wrapping up its 45th annual Christmas Craft Fair – a high-quality, juried exhibition and marketplace of fine craft from almost 100 local vendors ranging from weavers and ceramic artists to culinary creators and botanical wizards. It’s a craft, design and foodie haven, for folks with discerning tastes who like to shop for one of a kind or handcrafted items just before the holiday season. It’s been going on for 5 days now at the JackRead More

Natalie Jewellery awarded “Best New Product” at 2018 Craft Fair in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

December 7, 2018 News

Natalie Jewellery received recognition for best new product at the 45th Annual Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair as Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. The Jungle Necklace was awarded Best New Product from our new Biosphere Collection at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Christmas Craft Fair. The piece features a spectacular monstera tropical leaf, hand pierced, hammered, and finished with sumptuous green enamels and hung from cascades of yellow turquoise. The Biosphere Collection is one of theRead More

Carbonear jewelry maker nominated for prestigious award

September 29, 2017 News

Natalie Austin of Carbonear has used the skills she developed from her own artistic talent to earn a nomination for the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) youth entrepreneur of the year award. Natalie Austin is an entrepreneur in Carbonear who makes her own jewelry from recycled copper pipe. To get nominated for the award, a young woman under 35 years of age must have began her business between two and five years ago, and demonstrated success andRead More

Spotlight on DozenOdd Galleries

April 11, 2017 News

As much as it can be a solitary affair, the act of crafting is also about community, the exchange of ideas and embracing the creativity that lies within ourselves and others. For the past three years, DozenOdd Galleries, located on Water Street in Carbonear’s heritage district, has been helping those in the community and surrounding areas tap into their inner artist, while offering a platform for established artisans to sell and promote their work. DozenOdd Galleries in Carbonear. Owned and operatedRead More

Guide to the Good

December 29, 2016 News

Natalie Austin (the creative mind behind Dozen Odd Galleries in Carbonear) began collecting materials for jewellery when she came across a piece of copper pipe on her workbench. That was in 2012. Since then, she’s built a business out of up-cycling copper and crafting beautiful necklaces and earrings, and it earned her a spot at the G7 summit in Tokyo in 2016. The copper usually finds its way to Natalie after home and building renovations. The raw materials then goRead More

Members on the World Stage: Natalie Austin at the G7 Craftswomen Symposium

August 22, 2016 News

On May 17, 2016, I found myself touching down on the other side of the globe. I was in the biggest city in the world—Tokyo, Japan. I was about to meet delegates from around the globe and bring my work to the world stage at the first ever G7 Craftswomen Symposium. It was a big step for me personally and as a business woman; I wasn’t planning on exporting or looking for foreign markets, but they were about to comeRead More

Sustainable by Design

August 8, 2016 News

Not everyone gets a call to rush over to a house before the plumber gets there first and makes off with the good copper water pipes. “If you’re lucky, you do. And if you’re not, you miss it,” Natalie Austin says. Her Carbonear neighbours know what Natalie does and, like good neighbours, are only too happy to help her when they can. Natalie is committed to upcycling – taking already made objects and turning them into something new. In herRead More

Carbonear woman represents Canada at craft symposium in Japan

May 28, 2016 News

Natalie Austin is an artist who makes jewelry from reclaimed copper water pipe, enamelled glass Natalie Austin was invited to attend the recent G7 Craftswomen Symposium in Japan. Natalie Austin was shocked when she received a phone call at the end of April that she was chosen to represent Canada at the G7 Craftswomen Symposium in Japan. With the symposium scheduled for May 18-19, that gave Austin just a few weeks to prepare. “There’s not enough words in the language to describe what kind of anRead More


May 5, 2016 News

Representing your country abroad is an enormous honour and one that Natalie Austin, a self-taught metal smith from Carbonear will have later this month. As the sole representative from Canada, Natalie will attend the Craftswomen Summit in Tokyo, Japan as part of the G7 Summit May 18-19, 2016. Natalie is dedicated to the preservation of the Newfoundland cultural landscape. As owner of Natalie Jewellery (, she creates fine handcrafted jewellery from reclaimed copper water pipes. Her products have Crafts ofRead More

Meet Some Good Peeps – Interview with Natalie Austin

February 3, 2016 News

Our first installment of Meet Some Good Peeps is with Natalie Austin of Natalie Jewellery. A member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador,  Natalie has been a regular vendor at SGM since March 2013. Q: Where are you from? I’m from Carbonear, went away to school for a few years and drifted back here again. Q: Why do you do what you do? I’m a Folklorist by trade, meaning I’m interested in vernacular culture, but I am aRead More

Natalie Austin, representing Canada at the G7 Craftwomens Symposium

Ken McDonald, Mayor of Conception Bay South in Newfoundland, recognizing entrepreneur, Natalie Austin.