FAIRE Magazine ~ Issue One
FAIRE is a beautiful new independent print publication celebrating the stories of creatives around the world.
Each issue will be filled with considered, intimate, meaningful stories that bring us inside artists homes and creative spaces. To share stories of slowing down, creating with intention, community and collaboration, examining the twists and turns of creative lives and how to finally find your voice.
Issue One features stories about American fiber artist Trish Andersen (On Cover); Italian photographer & ceramicist Zaira Zarotti; American fashion designer Christine Alcalay, French hatmaker Jon Cha of Agave Road Hats; Irish artist Fiona Cribben, Swedish oyster diver Lotta Klemming; British designer Donna May Lynch of Studio Ashay; Australian baker Gillian Bell; Floral designer Lucy Hunter; French artist Lydia Rump; Scottish-German Art curator and designer Katharina Marie Herold and Canadian artist & creative mentor Kim Klassen.
In today’s world of social media, creative work can happily reach a global audience, but many artists find it creatively debilitating. Work is reduced to “content,” and everything becomes ephemeral and forgettable. We never truly see past the perfect frame or scratch the surface of what makes our favourite creatives tick.
FAIRE wants to create something joyfully physical, something to be treasured, a magazine you take your time to read and return to in moments of reflection.
Considered and intimate long-form stories that bring us into artists’ homes and creative spaces; stories of slowing down, creating with intention, community and collaboration, and examining the twists and turns of creative lives and how to finally find your voice.
Creativity can take on so many forms. Powerful, physical work made by hand; vessels that carry an artist’s thoughts and dreams. It can also be seen in how we create a home, tend our gardens, or set the table for friends coming over for dinner. Creativity is at work when we are positive catalysts for change within our community, when we find ways to share our knowledge and create learning opportunities to help others soar.
In French, they call it a 'fil conducteur' – the invisible electrically-charged current that connects people and their personal journeys.
In Issue One of FAIRE we share 12 in-depth stories (10+ pages per feature) of creatives from across the globe encompassing the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, Ireland, England, Germany, Sweden, Wales, France and Italy. These are stories of new beginnings; healing through creativity and nature, and creating good and beauty out of the darkest of times.
Complementing these lead features, we also have a story about new talent and another about the best kept secret sources for vintage & antique textiles at the Paris Flea market.