Best of Halifax

Best Crafter

Gold Winner Marina Smith, Arcane Angel


Silver Winner Isabelle Pineau, An Oddity or Two

Bronze Winner Blythe Church, Sewn by Blythe

Marina Smith, maker of one-of-a-kind wearable art, has been melding art and craft for 30-plus years under the moniker of Arcane Angel. She uses recycled, reimagined and repurposed odds, ends and antiques, and alters them to create her signature, steampunk-inspired style—chances are you’ve seen her at various craft shows around town. “The myths and fairytales of our culture have always guided my hand,” says Smith. “The result hopefully inspires some degree of delight, as well as being functional.” How’s a repeat victory for delight?

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