Vance Everitt is living proof that it’s never too late to start over. After a debilitating accident, Vance left his job as a mill operator to study at the Kootenay School of Arts. Since graduating, he has established Blackhaus Designs and is showing promise as a serious contributor to furniture and small object design. Drawn to both modernism and sculpture, Vance works primarily with wood, metal and acrylic, creating beautiful and functional pieces. His work has been shown in Kelowna, Vancouver, and the Kootenay Art Gallery, and was featured at the 2005 Interior Design Show in Toronto.