Handmade Hamilton was created by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura in December of 2012 after moving from Toronto to Hamilton. At the time she was the Artistic Director of James North Studio and was interested in presenting the best of the art and craft in Hamilton. For the first two years, it was a small showcase of 14 vendors, and then in 2014 it moved to the brilliant Staircase Theatre where it now happens annually.
Together with Colette Kendall, Performer and Artistic Director of The Staircase, Lisa continues to create unique shows with a fine mix of artists and aesthetics.
Aside from being an organizer of events, Lisa is also a storyteller and collage artist.
She will be at the door welcoming everyone into the Staircase and will be selling some of her latest collage work that as always is inspired by paper, people and the stories we tell.