About Us

Crafted began as a way to share the professional handmade work of emerging Canadian makers. Its trajectory and reputation in Calgary is what makes the store the perfect venue to share local talent and support the dreams of small entrepreneurs. We are Cris & Leo: small entrepreneurs, and big dreamers! We fell in love with Crafted and each and every brand, and are elated to embrace the next chapter in the story of Crafted. As new owners, we are committed to building the legacy of a local business that has been in the life of many Calgarians for more than 6 years. Here, at Crafted, you will find a wide variety of Canadian artists, designers, and makers as well as unique gifts and items that will bring a smile to your face. We hope to see you soon!

Thank You Pam and Brett for building this wonderful place!!!

In the Spring of 2014, Pam Morales began to explore opportunities to connect with and feature the works of local, Canadian makers and artists. After one season operating Calgary's first mobile shop, Pam found the perfect space to become the permanent, year-round home for Crafted.  Since August 2015, Crafted has been at the Calgary Farmers' Market, featuring the works of well over a hundred emerging and established brands from across Canada and beyond.

“I have a deep and sincere appreciation for those who use their creativity and ingenuity to design and create. With Crafted, we bring art and unique goods up close and personal.  We focus on Canadian makers and endeavour to promote their craft at every opportunity.” - Pam Morales

Brett Gillespie joined Crafted in early 2018, after leaving a 20+ year career in broadcasting.  Working together in their own business was a goal for this couple since they met.  Since joining Crafted, Brett has expanded his skills to include leather and metal working.

From jewelry, to greeting cards, skin care, candles, ceramics and apparel - Crafted carries a wonderfully diverse selection of goods for the Calgary community and worldwide now with their online shop.

"We hope our space inspires ideas, cultivates creativity, and reminds us what we share in common." - Brett Gillespie

Here’s to a more connected community. 🖤