Ryan Spotowski comes from a family with a concrete protection business, and he’s in love with exploring other possibilities for the material.
“For many people, concrete is only used for walls or bridge decks, or something not as artistic.” But Spotowski has other ideas.
Spotowski started Ryspot Design five years ago, after he whimsically created over 100 pieces of small concrete furniture for his wedding in 2016. Now his concrete candle holders and terrazzo bowls are in stock at local retailers, including LOT 34, Hideout Distro and the Royal Bison Fair.
Ryspot Design’s best-selling items are the City of Edmonton Bricks and Terrazzo Clocks. Each item is handmade by Spotowski. He calls his business “a one-man show.”
Spotowski also creates customized items for local businesses. The strawberry marble cone holders at Kind Ice Cream are one of his beloved designs.
“With Ryspot, I create more approachable and artistic items for people to appreciate. I love the freedom of creativity. I also feel thankful that I am part of the Edmonton Made community. Edmonton is a small city where people are closely connected.”