So much exciting work has been going on behind the scenes. In late 2017 a group of makers and artist from around the Bay Area helped form B.A.C.C. (Bay Area Craft Collective).
Now to kickoff 2018 right we are having our first event!
This is the first of many community galvanizing events.
Keep your eyes peeled for more.
follow us on Instagram @Bayareacraftcollective to keep up and find out more
The holiday season is upon us. For those who celebrate the holidays it can be a bit daunting figuring out the right gift to give. One thing is for sure, buying local and handmade goods is always the best route to go. There is somewhat of a speckled obsession going on over here. Over the past couple of months via craft fairs and shops we have pick out a few favorite specklely and non-specklely ^_* ceramic objects.
Summerland Ceramics - You are most likely not going to find this stunner called The Land Yaute in this speckled colorway as it was a limited batch on sale at Oakland Surf Club but fear not this beast and others are available via Summerlands website (Oakland Surf Club too if you are local to the bay). This mind altering vase begs to be displayed as well as experienced.
C`est Bon Clay & Cloth- Detailed and thought provoking objects is what C`est Bon does and she does it very well. From earthy and organic forms to her finishing glazes; her work has the feeling of warmth, love and an obvious west coast vibe. This specked mug is the first of many with hopes to adopt more.
The Great Escape Studio- Totally has picked up the spirit of the West Coast Craft revival. Her natural and rustic feeling ceramics are paired with positive triggering motifs and beautiful naturalistic colors. These little dishes are perfect for anywhere in the home.
Uno+Ichi- This pot is the end all "cute" pot. Uno+Ichi have it going on! These two ladies create character ceramic pots/cups to match you. Their evolving and rotating collection of character pots are always a treat to find. Now should it be used as a plater or cup.... you decide.
Mary Tawfall- Is the definition of free spirit. Much of her work is dictated by her own personal interest. Be it beautiful and mystifying ceramic and copper jewelry, intricately painted pottery or a pipe to take you to a higher place. All of Mary`s work is truly an extension of herself and her love of craft.
Francine Marquis-Is a purveyor of miniature ceramic curiosities. Her ceramic miniature homes depicting houses from the bay area are perfect for incense or just a happy reminder to how special the victorian and west coast craftsmans really are. Even the roofs come off! Can not get enough of these little guys.
So excited for the fifth annual M∆GIC M∆KERS Dec.9th-10th at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA. It is a celebration of queer creativity, healing, and liberation that centers the work of QTPOC, working class, and socially/politically conscious artists and healers.
M∆GIC M∆KERS is a two-day fair featuring different artists, healers, and makers each day. Come through for artwork, accessories, Homewares, zines, healing products, acupuncture, tarot, delicious food and drink, and a cozy bonfire. Check out both days for great locally made goodies. We will be there Sunday with many special and one off rainbow majick. ;)
Here is a little write up they did.^_^
Renegade Craft Fair has teamed up with Timeout magazine to create a gift bundle of the fairs top vendors (a value totaling $2,592). This little bundle featuring some new and updated products is what you could win from Rheal. Check out the link to enter for a chance to win or stop by the Timeout booth at the fair. Hope to see you there!
Thrilled to add Namaste Yoga to the stockist. Their three East Bay locations are each unique and crafted to the space. Beyond yoga and wellness offerings they have a wonderful array of local and national makers. Truly beautiful spaces to visit to help recharge your body, mind and even home.
Here is a write-up they did about their studio visit.
Steadfastly becoming the best event in the bay for vintage clothing plus housewares and locally made goods. We will also be bringing along a slew of psychedelic and conversation starting vintage. Truly a great event on a great shopping destination street.
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some photos of the summer market
So excited to be joining this curated market on 4th street in Berkley's Design loop district. The market will be held in the lot next to Rejuvenation and is hosted by the lovely gals at Wallflower Vintage. Bouquet will host a thoughtful mix of local venders with loads of home, vintage and handmade goods.
Fourth street is an amazing shopping destination close to the freeway and stocked with a slew of shopping.
Here are some favorites:
Thousand Cranes Castle in the Air
and big brands like Apple, Mac, and Anthropology to name a few.
Check out fourthstreetshop for a full list