Inspired by Prince Edward County’s rolling fields and rugged farmland and Vancouver Island's wild coastline, Korinne Vader creates unique handmade goods that reflect the beautiful imperfection of nature and humankind. From hand sewn clothing to ceramic accessories and hand stitched blankets, Korinne’s goods are timeless heirlooms created from a love for the homemade.
Korinne Vader works predominantly in the mediums of fibre and clay. She was born in Prince Edward County, Ontario and studied fashion design at Ryerson University, before relocating to Victoria, BC. She worked as a retail manager in textiles and clothing, and these positions provided her with the training in the business aspects of her artwork. In 2013, Korinne committed to developing her skills and expanding her knowledge by enrolling in multiple pottery classes, from which she discovered a love for small objects, beads and wearable shapes. That same year, she decided to design and make a handmade wardrobe. Her clothing got noticed and orders started to appear.
Each piece of Korinne Vader’s clothing and jewelry is thoughtfully handmade in her Victoria, BC studio. She established Korinne Vader Handmade Goods in April 2015 by selling her work at pop-up shops and markets in Victoria and Toronto. Currently, her work is available through this site and in select retail shops.
Currently, there are two contractors that work for KV Handmade Goods. Amy works in the studio one day a week and sews at home during downtime between raising her two kids. Steph works in the studio two days a week, mostly cutting patterns and sometimes sewing. In her own time, she runs a children’s clothing business and raises two kids.