2800 Shady Mile Way
Welcome to Millstone Artisan Gallery! The gallery offers a wide variety of beautifully hand crafted Artisan items that are locally created in British Columbia, Canada and mainly from Vancouver Island. Our West Coast Artisans take pride in making unique, quality items. Millstone Artisan Gallery is located in Nanaimo and is a destination shop for many people.
We have closed our online Shopify store but if have something you are looking for we can organize shipping!
Passionate about soil? Register now for a Soil Webinar April 2nd to learn how to compost and improve your soils microbiology. Soil specialist Jo Tobias from RootShoot will be onsite at the gallery gardens for instruction and hands on demos.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 3 hour seminar is $75.00( nonrefundable) with a maximum of 10 participants.
Love Art & Be Inspired
Gallery hours for 2023
The gallery opens February 3rd with new hours of Friday & Saturday 12 to 4 pm and also by appointment during the week. Give us a call!
Our gift certificates make a great gift!
Welcome to our beautiful gallery!
Pottery by Sue LaBerge
Fine West Coast Artisan Pottery Collection
Potter, Painter, Artist
Sgraffito and horse hair pottery
Garlic jars, salt bowls and shakers, butter dishes and sauce holders.
Alpaca & Sheep Wool Dryer Balls
3 handmade dryer balls in a custom bag adorned with a linoprint.
Beauty surrounds you
The Rigid Heddle loom is often set up in the gallery.
The kitchen table
Pottery plates, bowls and tumblers are not only beautiful but functional and durable. They are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe too!
Douglas Fir glazed mugs.
How very West Coast!
Unique, carved butter dishes.
Artisan Soap And Soy Candles by Cobalt Studio
The Refined Gentleman Collection
A wonderful collection of shaving lather, beard and body shampoo, body bars,soy candle with a badger hair shaving brush and pottery tumbler. Hand crafted by Cobalt Studio. The perfect gift for Him!!
CERAMIC WALL ART
Cobalt Studios Photography
ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ON WOOD
A technique used to decorate pottery by applying underglaze colors at the leather hard stage prior to bisque and "scratching" off some of the underglaze to expose the clay body below which gives a contrast of color. This is well worth the extra time and effort as the final outcome is stunning!!
Art Wear Jewelry
ART Wear Jewelry
I have always loved to create with Nature as an inspiration...the simplicity of organic shapes are elegant and appealing.
Some of my early pieces were simply bent brass wire, leather cording and beads. Online courses, books and experimentation provided the confidence I neeeded to begin cutting, manipulating , soldering and etching metal.
After several years of using our kitchen as a studio, I have a designated room in our home with lots of natural light and space for me to spread my tools and supplies out and happily make the mess I need to.
Each piece is original and hand crafted using brass, copper and sterling silver. I love the look of mixed metals and how they complement each other.
Valerie Cone- Artisan Jewelry- ART Wear Jewelry
Linen, canvas and leather create beatiful bags!
Handmade linen and leather with lino imprints. Very unique, quality bags.
Brown Dog Designs
Artisan cabinets by Ken Watson
These beautiful Barnwood cabinets are made from wood salvaged from a barn built in the 1950's in the northern interior of British Columbia. Every piece will be different with its own personality as the wood shows its age with a silver hue and small dents and nail holes reflecting its time served through harsh winters and warm summers.
Greg's Arbutus Apiaries
We supply the flowers and they deliver the honey! Teamwork at its finest producing the most delicious organic golden honey!
Queen Bee !
Honey from the resident Bees
Unique Barnwood Designs
Acrylic on barnwood
Eunmi is a Vancouver Island artist. She attended Hong-IK University in Seoul, Korea, graduating with a BFA degree. She became an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2008, and and associate member in 2015/
She describes herself as a contemporary impressionist & expressionist artist. Her desire is to create paintings which bring energy to the canvas. Her use of color, form and texture is intuitive. Her hope is that the viewers connect emotionally with the painting in their own way. The result she strives for is a painting from the heart.
Awards: 2017: 150 My Canada National Juried Art Show: "Sooke Winter" Second Place
2015: FCA Vancouver Artist Choice Show: " Montreal III" First Place.
2015: FCA Vancouver Signature Medal Show: "Madrid II" Honorable Mention.
Patricia Banks Fine Art
Patricia Banks BScN, AFC is a Canadian Landscape painter best known for her detailed oil and acrylic paintings. She travels widely and is inspired by the magnificence and splendour of the natural environment. Her work is sensitive and evokes the moods and emotional effects of atmosphere revealing an intuitive grasp of the subtleties of time and place.
Patricia's paintings begin outdoors with direct experience and observation in nature. She can often be found painting on location outdoors, or in her studio using the reference material she has gathered to create a larger painting.
Patricia has exhibited across Canada and in the USA, and she has won several awards for her work. She has been an invited workshop presenter for the BC Art Teachers' Association and enjoys teaching drawing and painting classes and workshops. Patricia has written numerous art related articles, and she currently writes a monthly column called Art Adventures for Nanaimo Magazine and Voyageur Magazine.
Patricia is a graduate of the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. She is a juried member of the Artists for Conservation and Oil Painters of America, organizations that regularly show their members’ work in prestigious International Gallery shows and Art Museum exhibitions.
Patricia's focus on nature, wildlife, and the wonders and beauty of the natural world, have earned her Signature Status as a member of AFC, Artists For Conservation, the world's leading group of artists supporting the environment. As a member of this select group of 500 of the world's most gifted nature artists, from 27 countries, on five continents, Patricia is dedicated to nurturing, promoting and supporting conservation through her artwork. She is a trained Nature Interpreter and is the Resident Artist at Morrell Nature Sanctuary, a 111 hectare (278 acres) rain shadow forest, preserved for environmental education, located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Patricia’s work can be found in collections throughout the world.
Robert Held Art Glass
Robert Held Art Glass
Beautifully handcrafted and both functional and decorative!
Beautiful and unique with a selection of different wood and sizes.
Charles van Sandwyk
Animal Wisdom Book
See Some of Our Creations
Charles Van Sandwyk Books
Charles Van Sandwyk Greeting Cards
Christpher M. Smith
Love Note Nature Cards
by Val Cone
Stitched and hand painted on linen with each card offering its own unique design and color. Beautiful as a greeting card or in a frame!
Utilizing a mid-century modern aesthetic combined with a contemporary twist, Dougherty Glassworks is focused on making functional art pieces that make a statement. Hand-making each item with individual care and focus, We aim for our products to add a sophisticated and eye-catching polish to any space.
WOOD FIRED AND RAKU POTTERY
BY LEE STEAD
Margot Page Enamelling on Copper and Steel
Now celebrating 40 years of making enamels, Margot continues, with gentle passion, to produce small works of enamel in both Copper and Steel.
She first saw the enamel medium being taught at Sheridan College School of
Fine Arts in Oakville Ontario-where she was an instructor teaching illustration to fashion design students and drawing to animation students. The intensity of the beautiful fired enamel glazes appealed to her desire to start working in colour, after years of working monochrome.
In 1982 Margot and her partner set sail on a voyage away from Oakville’s Bronte Harbour. They sailed as far west as the Islands of Japan, all through Japan, then sailed eastward across the North Pacific to return to Canada at Victoria’s inner Harbour BC. Looking for a place to call home they sailed up to Alaska, but finally chose to settle in Maple Bay BC and to eventually set up both their workshops ashore in the Cowichan Valley.
Enamelled pins to brighten your wardrobe!
HAND PAINTED SILK SCARVES
Ronei (pronounced: Ron-eh) is an acrylic painter living on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Her collectors are moved by Ronei’s ability to infuse into her paintings the calm serene feeling you get when you immerse yourself in the beautiful coastal rainforest she calls home.
Her work resides across Canada, The United States and Europe. Noted collectors include acclaimed jazz performer Diana Krall, North American award-winning hairstylist Rossa Jurenes and Supreme Court judge Ross Landers.
Ronei’s other hats include wife, mother, friend and cat butler, Gin Rickey specialist, pizza master, and a Davines boutique salon owner. She is known for her candor and wry sense of humour but is loved for her wisdom and immense empathy.
The Old Growth Collection,
A representation of strength, wisdom and longevity; inspired by a decent man that equally respected the forest and saw trees in quantities of cords.
Beautiful Ronei Prints!
Sparks and Pops
original on canvas
original on canvas
We are a husband and wife team focused on creating beautiful art for your home and garden using 100% recycled metals.
We live in Port Alberni (a fishing town en route to the popular Westcoast) so our art features an extremely strong salmon and ocean theme accompanied by our birds that everyone loves!
The primary focus with our art is on the utilization and upcycling of old and discarded metal materials. Every single creation is cut freehand using a handheld plasma - this in turn with the metals rusty patina, pitted steel, faded worn paint, holes and scratches gives it its own unique story, character and personality. We never buy new product, EVERYTHING is recycled and reused and there is no 'process' used to age the metal and give it a rusty look, it is all in its original patina or colour as it was sourced. This is really important to us and is something we have been doing in all aspects of our lives for over 25 years.
We love what we do and strive to keep our work fresh, fun and unique, offering something for everyone.
Upcycled metal Salmon
Handmade heirloom dolls by Stefanie Wong
Spring Tide Creations
Watercolor greeting cards with a Westcoast flair