It’s March – and we’re counting down the days before Made on Salt Spring brings our world-famous Saturday Market to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall the weekend of March 23 to March 25.
We’ll be featuring the products of dozens of makers, creators and designers – and from now till the start of the show, we’ll be taking an up-close and personal look at some of these talented vendors – starting with self-taught silversmith and MOSS organizer Álvaro Sánchez.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Álvaro studied design, music and architecture and lived throughout Latin America before settling on Salt Spring Island in 1990. “In the course of my travels I’ve been able to gather many cultural and artistic influences that have inspired my designs,” he said. Using precious metals and natural gems, Álvaro creates wearable art that is distinctly Latin American.