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Helping to connect North American Furniture Artisans to lovers of home furnishings and patrons of the arts!
Meredith Walker
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Small Business
Vancouver, British Columbia
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We are taking our revered online platform,"Oden Gallery", and creating a physical presence in Vancouver, B.C. The gallery will be a modern inspired showcase of handcrafted home furnishings from North American Artisans and a place for discerning clients and art patrons to source, purchase and commission work. 

Oden will offer a collection of work from Oden's furniture artisans, as well as promote professional artists in the community and expand our offerings to include wall art, and furnishings made in metal, textile and ceramic. 

We hand-pick and represent artisans who have fine-tuned their craft. The work produced is rich in detail, seductive to the touch, employs the finest materials, and truly shines when experienced in person. Until now, potential clients could only source our work online, which kept them from experiencing the work first hand. A physical location will help us meet our artisans need for representation and product distribution as well as curate a full and empowered purchasing experience for clients.


Oden Gallery was founded in 2012 by artist, furniture maker, and entrepreneur Meredith Nicole. She built Oden on the dream to help professional artisans have a thriving, purposeful career by connecting their work to lovers of fine home furnishings. Currently, there are 12 Oden Artisans that reside in British Columbia, Ontario, California, Minnesota, Nebraska and Alaska. We are traditionally-trained or follow traditional building practices, and strive to offer this quality in fresh contemporary inspired one-of-a-kind or limited edition works.

We believe we are stewards of the earth and seek to leave it better than when we arrived. We do this by offering sustainable, non-toxic furniture made with intention and designed to last generations. Many of us have won awards for our work, are avid contributors to industry publications and teachers of our craft. Most importantly, we are professional, sincere and passionate about what we do.

Here are a few places we have been seen in and supported by! We deeply appreciate the support from media.

Hello! I'm so happy you are reading this because it's not just your-  financial support, but also your genuine interest that creates the possibility for this project to be a success! Possibility is my driving force, the sparkle in my eye and my favourite topic of conversation. I believe there is always so much more possibility than what's seen at the surface of any situation and I love to dive in to see the light! 

For me, Oden is about the possibility for artisans to have a radiant and flourishing career, and the opportunity to add value to the societal tapestry of economics, culture, community and legacy. It is about the clients who want furniture to serve a greater purpose than mere function but also act as a time capsule which ages gracefully with every scratch and spill of wine.  The artisan creations are for people who recognise and appreciate unique and fine craftsmanship in their lives. 

I love knowing our work holds the possibility to be the future antiques and heirlooms. I also love to throw a good party! I'm an avid participant in Vancouver's art community and come equipped with years of event planning experience. You can trust I will personally take great pleasure in hosting vibrant viewing nights at the gallery where people can engage with the work and artisans. So, look forward to radiant, educational and inspiring events!

See how the Ford Car company supports Meredith and her work.

It takes a community to build a community. Every dollar raised (after covering these incredible perks, and campaign fees) will be directed towards realising our goal of opening a physical gallery space. Specifically the funds will go towards:

  • 6 week business development program called Kick, which operates in 9 cities.  
  • Develop marketing and distribution channels for works by the artists.
  • Business plan development including financial model and sales strategy.
  • Marketing tools.
  • Partnership development with law firms, tech firms, accountant and gallery partners. 
Stretch Goal.

As we reach our $10,000 goal we will be able to take move faster and more independently through the next phase! 

$15,000- Secure gallery space.

$20,000- Complete the gallery space renovations.

$25,000- Secure our entire first order of product from artisans and artists!

WE LOVE YOU! Here is a special love note to our supporters for helping us reach $10,000! 

All of the perks on this campaign are provided or created by Artists and Artisans! They are inspired and brought to you with love and deep gratitude for believing in us and being an ambassador of North American craft. Here are just a few of them!


The incredible musicians on our Compilation CD!  

Share and Win our Ambassadors are Awesome Draw!

Please promote our campaign to your friends, facebook and twitter community. After connecting to our twitter and facebook page you will receive furniture care tips, updates and other fun surprises and we'd love to see you share them. Visibility and action are key to a successful campaign! Because you are so amazing we created an 
Ambassadors are Awesome Draw!

We are so excited to offer you the chance to win this sweet elegant handcrafted table light by Oden Artisan and head editor of Canadian Woodworking, Rob Brown! 

Earn 1 entry for the Ambassadors are Awesome Draw every time you share our campaign through your unique campaign link and someone clicks through to see what you are raving about!

Important Notes for entering the Ambassador Draw: To track your  share efforts you will need to be logged into the Indiegogo account when you use the Share Tools. You can also copy and paste the campaign URL displayed in your browser's address bar, as long as you are copying the URL that displays when you are logged into your Indiegogo account.

Without an Indiegogo account, you can still have your referrals tracked once you've contributed to our campaign. You will be presented a special URL immediately after contributing (on the completed contribution landing page, under "Spread the word!") just copy that link and share with your network.

A few special mentions to people who have already supported us!

Thank you for your time and love. 

-Erik Paulsson for the video. Erik's Website here

-Jenn Brisson for the animation on our video. See Jenn's art here!

-Sierra Elmore for our SM sharables! See Sierra's graphic design site!

Kelly Warren at Pressing Media for your support with our CD Website

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$10,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on July 31, 2014
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  • $5CAD
    Your Name on a Wood Shaving!

    We'll write your name onto a wood shaving and post to our social media networks. Then all can see the love shared between you and me!

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $5CAD
    CD Add on!

    You are so awesome and have already given a donation or picked out another perk and we want to celebrate that! Go on you amazing human and add a Compilation CD for a mere 5 bucks!

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $10CAD
    Passion for Craft Wallpaper!

    We have created a stunning wallpaper for your computer. Rich in images of artisans sculpting wood using hand tools, detailed shots of exquisite joinery and finely crafted furniture.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $22CAD
    Local Musician CD Compilation!

    Love to discover and support music? Well you are in for a treat! Exclusive to this campaign, over an hour of seductive music written and produced by musicians in our communities! Expect soulful jazz, haunting lyrical journeys, and even a bit of playful twang! Check out some of the hot talent! - Kestrin Pantera - Sarah Sanguin Carter- Jimmy Crack Corn- The Land of Deborah - Andrea Superstein- Jeff Child-

    4 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $45CAD
    Party Pack!

    -Invitation to the opening party of Oden Gallery! -Local Musician CD Compilation -Your name written on a wood shaving and sent out to our social media world!

    5 out of 15 claimed
  • $50CAD
    Jewellery Stand

    Display your precious bits on an elegant handcrafted jewellery stand. Crafted by Jacques. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. Dimensions: 6 3/8” x 6” x 3 ¾” Materials- Reclaimed mahogany and birch.

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $50CAD
    Maple & Walnut Bench

    This little beauty is a model of one of Andy's finer works. Handcrafted by Andy Orders outside of the US add $15 for shipping. Size listed on image

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $55CAD
    For the Foodie! Serving Board.

    A back to the basics serving platter for cheese, appetizers and sushi. Meredith, will craft your board from her personal stock of interesting woods. It will be simple in shape, rubbed to a smooth finish and have food-safe mineral oil applied to highlight the wood grain. Crafted by Meredith. See examples under the "Your Rewards" section. **Orders outside of Canada please add $15.00 for shipping.

    6 out of 8 claimed
  • $65CAD
    Love Colour Cutting Board

    Jump the line! Get your personalised Beech wood cutting board months before anyone else! Modern clean line cutting board with an edge of eye popping colour. 8 colours to choose from! Crafted by Meredith Size 12"x9" **Orders outside of Canada please add $15.00 for shipping.

    4 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $65CAD
    Sushi Getas

    Food tastes better when it's finely displayed. These stunning Sushi Getas come in your choice of Walnut or White Oak. Handcrafted by Jason Orders outside Canada add $15.00 for shipping Size listed on image

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $75CAD
    Table & Bench

    Adore simple simples and repeat patterns? Then this stunning scale model is perfect for you. Handcrafted by Andy Orders outside of the US add $15.00 for shipping Size listed on image.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $75CAD
    Red Chair

    Models of chairs- does it get any better? Handcrafted by Andy Orders outside of the US add $15.00 for shipping Size listed on image.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $85CAD
    Magnetic Knife Bar

    Jump the line! This Teak & steel 15" magnetic knife bar is a modern addition to any kitchen. All hand planned with a food-safe oil finish. Not yet available in Oden Gallery! Crafted by Kylle. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. 3/4W X 1.5"H Ships with all hardware. **Orders outside the US please add $15.00 for Shipping

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014


    Handwoven Table Runner. Multiple strands of very fine black threads are inlaid in a random fashion on the caramel background cloth. Striking yet calm. Hand-sewn hems. All organic cotton. Crafted by Carol. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. Dimensions: 27” x 11”. **Orders outside the US please add $10.00 for shipping

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $100CAD

    Handwoven Table Runner. The matte organic cotton paired warp paired with a white pearl cotton weft gives a subtle shimmer, like a pristine sandy beach. The all-over diamond pattern with plain weave borders is appropriate for casual or elegant settings. Hand-sewn hems. Organic and conventional cotton. Crafted by Carol. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. Dimensions: 37” x 9”. **Orders outside the US please add $10.00 for shipping

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014

    Feathered Twill

    Handwoven Table Runner. Soft caramel and cranberry red cotton yarns are combined in a feathery twill pattern that creates a bit of a 3D optical illusion. Hand-sewn hems. Organic and conventional cotton. Crafted by Carol. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. Dimensions: 31” x 9”. **Orders outside the US please add $10.00 for shipping

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $130CAD
    Table with Leaves

    This stunning scale model of a table will blow your mind with the tiny details! Handcrafted by Andy Orders outside of the US add $15.00 for shipping Size listed on image.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $200CAD
    Endangered Alphabet!

    Get you initial carved into a stunning piece of maple or cherry in an endangered alphabet! Select from Cham, Balinese, or Cherokee! Crafted by Tim. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. Size: 7"X7". **Orders outside of the US please add $10.00 for shipping

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $250CAD
    Private 4hr workshop!

    You and a buddy can work alongside woodworker and teacher Jacques to advance your sharpening skills, get introduced to hand planes or re-furbish an old hand plane. He'll get you making shavings you never imagined possible! Jacques will travel to Toronto, Montreal, and points between or you can check out his shop in Ottawa! To be used before November 2014.

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $500CAD
    Sponsorship love bomb!

    -Invitation to our opening party -A special cocktail named after you to be served at our opening party. People will want to drink you in all night! -Your name or business logo displayed on our Oden home page for the month of September 2014. -The compilation CD of local musicians -10% discount off any item in the Oden online store. -Gratitude for you sent out to our social media community!

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • $640CAD
    6 day woodworking course!

    Save $150.00 on the Graphics and Edges course offered at the renowned school Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinet Making. Learn Sharpening, tuning, setup and use of handtools. Operation of Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer & Tablesaw. Basic Milling and straightening of grain. Selection of material for optimal grain graphics. Offer is valid for: 2014 August 25-29 or November 24-28, 2015 February 23-27 or May 25-29. For more details: http://www.insidepassage.ca/artisan-program

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Ambrosia Table

    Own a handcrafted exquisite sofa / hall table by Rob Brown! Not only is Rob the head editor of Canadian Woodworking he has been practicing his craft for 20 years! His Ambrosia Table is a fine example of Rob's use of traditional joinery methods contrasted with a contemporary aesthetic culled from Nature. See picture under the "Your Rewards" section. Materials: Ambrosia Maple and Black Walnut. L 42" X W12" X H36" Orders outside of Canada please add $100 for shipping.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $3,500CAD
    Personalised Floor Lamp

    Meredith has 2 top secret and very stunning limited edition floor lamp designs in the works. Not only are you jumping the queue, you will also work one on one with her to personalize one to your taste and create a lamp which is 100% unique to you. You will also receive the compilation cd, a Love Colour Cutting Board, invitation to the Opening Party and your name on a shaving!

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
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