about us

 Welcome to Watson & Lou, a cherished community space in Peterborough, ON dedicated to celebrating local creativity and craftsmanship. Founded in 2017 by Erin Watson and Anna Eidt, Watson & Lou has flourished under their passionate stewardship, becoming a beloved gathering place for artisans and enthusiasts alike. With gratitude and fond memories, Erin recently passed the torch to Katie Küntz, marking an exciting new chapter for our store.     

Katie Küntz (she/her)

Hello there! I'm Katie Küntz, hailing from North Bay, ON, and deeply passionate about the arts and cultivating creativity. As a lifelong maker myself, I have developed a profound respect for creators of all kinds. My mission is to uplift other artists and makers, providing them with a space to shine, whether they are just starting out or are established artisans.

As the new Team Lead/Owner of Watson & Lou, I am honored to continue the legacy of fostering local artistry and community spirit. My journey into entrepreneurship is driven by this passion for creativity and a commitment to showcasing the unique talents of our region. At Watson & Lou, we're dedicated to curating a diverse selection of locally made treasures and offering engaging workshops that inspire and connect. 

At Watson & Lou

We believe that the arts are an indispensable part of what makes healthy people and healthy communities, and that everyone has the capacity for creativity. We also believe that the movement to shop local, treasure handmade goods, and do-it-yourself is not just a hipster fad: it's the way of the past, and also the way of the future. 

With the evermore pressing need for environmentally sustainable practices, we want to encourage you to buy less, buy better, and buy in a way that celebrates and invests in your local economy. Beyond supporting smart consumers, we aim to foster opportunities for the learning and teaching of creative skills to make useful things that bring you joy, and help us lessen our environmental impact at the same time. 

Join us at Watson & Lou, where creativity thrives and community flourishes. We remain dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive space for all, and I look forward to welcoming you to our store to celebrate the richness of local craftsmanship together.

Thank you for supporting local!