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Inspired by a love of baseball and handmade artistry, Garrison Creek Bat Company was founded in 2012 by C. R. Fieldhouse, Dave Murray and Ryan Christiani. Superior craftsmanship and great design are at the base of everything that Garrison Creek Bat Company does. Each bat is hand-turned by C.R. Fieldhouse. The care, time and attention that goes into making each model reflects how deeply we connect with baseball, whether through our favourite teams, through the sport’s mythology, or as a way to bond with our friends and communities.
This distinctly Toronto trio have teamed up to create uniquely crafted bats. Each limited edition series, named after significant parks and baseball diamonds in Toronto, fuses the craft, style, and love of baseball.
Chris is a furniture designer and woodworker with a passion for quality craftsmanship, thoughtful design, and the great outdoors. With years of experience working on some of Canada’s most innovative public parks and playspaces, Chris understands the rigours of the design process and the importance of product integrity, giving GCBC a distinct edge.
Ryan is a web and graphic designer with a penchant for new technologies and our evolving, daily relationship with new media. Combining his eye for great design, solid PR know-how, and a great understanding of visual culture, Ryan brings a strategic business approach to the company while remaining faithful to the core of GCBC: first-class craftsmanship, superlative design, and a hometown feel.
Dave already knows a thing or two about Toronto neighbourhoods. Known for his Neighbourhood Maps series, Dave is an experienced illustrator, graphic designer, and brand consultant. Dave knows what he likes, and that’s exactly what he brings to GCBC: great branding and hip aesthetics.
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From the tender age of nine, Robin has been an enthusiastic collector of D.I.Y methodologies. A MacGyver like none other, GCBC is proud to team up with her and equip their bats with her hand-crafted bags. Robin is the artistic director, pattern drafter, and sole manufacturer of Ship Island Leather, through which she produces her leather and canvas bags, backpacks, and cases. She is focused on engaging with other artists to generate a community around creative collaboration, production, and exchange.