The Artisan & Craftsman Marketplace contains a diverse cross section of local Bay Area talent and creativity. One thing that each exhibitor has in common is that their artwork and products are all made locally.
Marketplace FALL 2017 Participants
Kika’s Treats is an artisanal company based in San Francisco, California which manufactures premium pure chocolate-covered confections, using an array of alternative sweeteners (no white sugar and no corn syrup in our treats!). Kika’s Treats are 100% all-natural wholesome goodness without anything artificial.
All SHEEK Organic products are handmade locally with wildcrafted California botanicals and/or exotic Amazonian and African oils and butters that are ethically sourced from co-ops that empower local women.
Hand crafted leather that is hand cut, tooled, and dyed, and painted by Kathy who hasbeen fine tuning her craft for over 40 years from her home in the northern Mendocino mountains.
Assemblages and sculptures made from found objects. I'm inspired by my own life and experiences, along with my deep appreciation for young children's art. The combination creates art that is unique to my style.
Handcrafted jewelry made from combinations of silver, copper and brass -- often with semi-precious stones. Each piece is an original and made from scratch and hand assembled. No mass-production, no molds, no power tools.
I employ found, collected, and fabricated items and materials to create abstracted figural works, creating commentary on the absurdity of our current social existence in relation to miscommunication and discomfort, outwardly portraying the resulting tumultuous internal emotional states.
Susan makes porcelain and stoneware ceramics using a combination of throwing and hand-building techniques. Her pieces are both functional (food-safe) and decorative and her work is exhibited at the San Francisco Woman's Art Gallery.
Celina is a fashion designer living in San Francisco. Her bags are great for women looking for something unique and a special touch to their outfits while being able to, talk, eat and dance with them at any event or in daily life.
I take a small boat out to hard-to-access beaches in the wintertime after storms to find genuine sea glass around San Francisco Bay. I use only jewelry quality pieces with Sterling Silver or 14K gold fill to make original jewelry designs. Other than drilling a small hole I do not reshape or tumble the glass. I use it as nature formed it for original designs.
This is an entirely hands on laborious and engrossing process, takinga few days to weeks to complete. I transfer a line drawing of my design to a linoleum block then proceed to carve the block, apply ink and print the edition, usually thirty prints only. The block is destroyed during the reduction process I use.