We work on weaving truth, beauty, creativity, community, and change through art, natural building, food and all other things that nourish us. we seek to create meaningful shelter by connecting people to place.
The name cré is an honouring of the past, present, and future.
The Irish word for clay and close to the French word 'Créer' meaning 'create', and Irish- 'créda' / Latin- 'credo'- meaning 'I believe'. Cré felt right as a name to encompass what we hope to embody in our work.
Stories from around the world describe people being created from clay, and so much of the beauty of natural building comes from clay. I believe in the clays ability to create and heal.
My ancestors came from all over Europe and beyond, so using this old word reflects upon the substance of the old world that I wish to relate to and carry with me in my present work and into the future of reconciling the challenges we all face and that have been created through a diminishing of the connection to each other and the earth.
We are currently based on unceded W̱SÁNEĆ territory.
Bryce has been building naturally for the past 10 years. By establishing an awareness of self, ecology, and arcology, he has built and worked on several structures using locally sourced materials in raw, natural forms. He has also explored many community structures and living environments giving him a broad perspective on effective and sustainable place-making.
Inspired by indigenous and ancestral knowledge, he now looks to expand and apply that knowledge to create a more resilient and compassionate future.
Kelly is an artist who combines many different mediums of expression through photography, design, fiber arts, and fine finishes. She has honed her skills in natural building with a special interest in design and plasters. She has a keen sense for warmth, light, texture and storytelling.
You can see Kelly's photography work here.