About Us



Black Artifex Cover for web


Tanya Klimp BFA and Darcy Fraser Macdonald BDes met at the University of Alberta (first day, first class as a matter of fact), and have been collaborating since. Together they share a wide range of interests, a very full and fruitful life – and two awesome children. What you see on our website is the tip of the iceberg, but Black Artifex nevertheless provides a glimpse of what pervades everything we do and touch. We are makers in the broadest sense, craftsmanship is the core of our system of beliefs. Welcome to ‘the future of craftsmanship’.

As our website is always under construction please be patient. Should you need to contact us, you may email either darcy@blackartifex.com or tanya@blackartifex.com – thanks!