Philip Cottell was born at Ladysmith, Vancouver Island. After many years \'away\' working in forestry and wood products research, he returned to the Island in 1997 and took up woodturning. He has since been exposed to many of the world\'s great turners at seminars and symposia. His subject’s range from organic burl bowls and sculptural vessels to coloured, wall-hung plaques that take their cues from the wood grain and figure. His recent juried shows, with colleague Barr...
The story of Side Street Studio is more than the history
of a business. It is the physical expression of a belief
that real art should be accessible to everyone. It is
also the evolution of a business model supported by
principles of community-building economics.