Torch & Teal has evolved from a one person home based business into so much more! Started by Kori Hart (I'm the one in the black and white dress) in the early 2000's as a handcrafted gemstone jewelry business with meditation classes on the side it has grown and changed over the years to now include all types of crafting, art and soul searching workshops and products that support those on their soul journey. And in this slightly outdated family picture you can see most of the players involved in the running of today's shop!
Moving from home based to a full time Brick & Mortar shop in July of 2017 was the realization of a long held vision to have a place in our community that was fun, welcoming and a place for people to find their joy again. We now create multiple product lines that include home decor like art, signs, mountain shelves, etc., a wide array of jewelry, painted furniture pieces, our own mug line and there's always fun new ideas in the works! Since opening the shop we have also added 10+ other Alberta artisans products to our shop to help spread the love, and because we totally love their stuff!
Crystals and gemstones have been a passion for Kori for essentially a lifetime, a collector of all types of rocks as a child, became a borderline obsession when she discovered there were even prettier ones available than the sparkly ones found on the driveway. She now has a collection that rivals a museum and hopes to help you curate your own special collection by bringing in only the best crystals and gemstones she can find. Kori's innate ability to work with and communicate with crystals gives her an unmatched edge when helping a customer to choose the right stones for themselves or their homes.