Arts & Culture
Our Creative Community
A haven for artists, Hornby Island is enriched by the creations of painters, musicians, photographers, potters, sculptors, and wood and metal workers. Learn about their artistic practice, schedule a studio visit, and find out where you can experience or purchase their work.
Meet Our Island’s Artists
Glen Rabena began carving in Northwest Coast style in 1970. During 1975 and 1976 he studied at the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Art at K’san. Glen is an accomplished carver, jeweller, painter and instrument maker.
Bernice Ramsin-Firth splits her time between Chemainus and Hornby, where she paints, works in stone and writes stories for children and young adults.
Tim English and Sara Caiger
Tim & Sara's company, Curly Burl Woodworks, makes quality wooden kitchen products using Lichtenberg art. 100% salvaged wood from Hornby Island.
Louisa ompleted a Bachelor of Education specializing in Visual Arts Education and then went on to study at the Victoria College of Art completing a Summer Immersion Program as well as many courses in painting, drawing, design, printmaking and sculpture.
Hand building, throwing or Raku firing, Ekta abides by the rule of thumb, leaving space for the unpredictable. "The clay brings focus to the moment and refreshing playfulness to life."
Tom Knott works with found metal & reforms it into sculptures that seem to continue from much earlier work in assemblage sculptures.