Designer and Artist

Elise is a registered nurse with a masters degree in Nursing from Ryerson University. She trained at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University. She is very skilled in the art of Chinese knotting and has worked with chain mail, wire, and polymer clay in the past. 

Elise li

Mineral Collector and Competitive Curler

Derek is the 2015 recipient of the National Deans' Scholarship for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture at Laurentian University, where he is taking a specialisation in Earth Sciences et une mineure en Français Langue Seconde. Derek is also one of the 6 Spirit of Sandra Scholars for 2017. Derek divides his time between throwing some rocks (curling) and keeping others (mineral collecting). His creative interests include novel writing, music composition, and necktie knot tying.

For further inquiries about minerals (or curling), please contact Derek at:
derek@madefromtheheart.ca

Derek Leung

Teddie leung

Artist, Mineral Collector and Engineer


Teddie enjoys making things with his own hands. At the age of eleven, he began intensive training with metal work and woodwork at his technical school. Then, whilst training at the industrial centre of Hong Kong Polytechnic (now university), his growing skills repertoire included welding and brazing. After immigrating to Canada, he continued expand his vast knowledge of materials by learning and working with other media: glass (stained, dichroic, fusion), rocks/minerals (cabbing, displaying), wire (jewellery), and much more. He was a master electrician and prefers to call himself a handyman now.​

We are a family from Toronto who loves travelling, crafting, and collecting minerals together! We've road tripped through to all ten Canadian provinces (and one territory!), over two-thirds of the United States, with a passion for visiting as many North American National Parks as possible and photographing all our adventures. 

Designer and Artist

 

Michelle is a recent graduate of Engineering Science, Robotics Major at the University of Toronto. She started crafting tiffany-styled stained glass with her father at the age of six, followed by chainmail at the age of eight and polymer clay two years after that. Her other artistic hobbies include photography, graphic design, 3D printing, sketching, fusion glass, soap-making, origami, and making stepping stones.


For further inquiries about commissioning and workshops, please contact Michelle at:

michelle@madefromtheheart.ca

A little about us...

Michelle leung