Toni Bruederich – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Toni Bruederich

Being a young artist, Tony’s experience is limited in years, but he have the freedom to think without boundaries. Tony is a self-taught artist and the most important thing for Tony is the joy that comes with working on his art, on something that belongs to him. Tony is very much interested in Norse mythology, symbolism, ancient cultures and gemstones. His love for these things shows in all my works. Through his family background, Tony is also familiar with wood construction and he loves the possibilities of the material. Although his roots are in Germany, Tony finds a lot of inspiration while travelling the world, but he feels the most at home in Cape Breton; it inspires and influences him to put his ideas and impressions into my carvings.