Meet the Makers: May 6th
We can't wait to see you all at our first event of the summer, May 6th in Market Square Park across from the West Side Market. Shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have brunch, lunch or a coffee at fabulous locally-owned options like Great Lakes Brewing Co, Koffie Cafe, Market Garden or Edda.
Here's who you'll find with us on the 6th:
Jennifer E Couch, Jenci
“Bags and purses made from reclaimed materials such as wool suit jackets, car seatbelts and cork tree bark. Each bag is unique and created one at a time. Design elements from the original materials are individually worked onto each bag. This is a great way to highlight its reclaimed nature and show a commitment to upcycling and sustainability."
Joshua Wright, Clemeno Candle Co
“Clemeno is a small batch candle and solid perfume brand that not only uses clean quality ingredients but we also connect with local and regional artists to create unique home looks and inspired concepts. I strive to focus on eco conscious practices and have my own Ohio recycling program from Cincy to Cleveland!"
Tracy Bower, Tracy Darlin'
“Tracy Darlin' makes loungewear, accessories & home goods for people who enjoy turning old into new. Each product is sustainably handcrafted from vintage fabrics in Akron, OH with the goal of creating a beautiful & functional heirloom for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come. With a bit of imagination and elbow grease, any fabric's story can be rewritten. Let us share those stories with you!"
Dawn Shimp, fashionsplatter
“I make vintage-inspired hand-crocheted clothing and accessories. I'm obsessed with yarn and texture and I live to create textiles with a satisfying tactile quality. My current work has a focus on reclaimed fibers and fabrics, in shawls and halters and fascinating hats."
Dillon Bodnar, The Rug Weasel
“Hello, my name is Dillon Bodnar aka The Rug Weasel. I am an independent Cleveland-based fiber artist making decorative tufted rugs for floor and wall! I have been creating since spring 2022 and I'm excited to continue reaching a wider audience with both colorful, original designs as well as re-imaginings of popular characters in rug form. Please let me know if I might be a good fit for this event! You can find pictures of my work @the_rug_weasel on Instagram or the same name on Facebook. In regards to the below selection of dates, I will most likely only be attending half of these. I've selected all because of the below disclaimer that I may not be accepted to all dates. If I am accepted to more than half the dates, please contact me and I will make a further decisions at that time "
Emily Reyes, Haven Macrame
“Haven Macrame is fiber art and accessories that tell a story. Statement wall art that inspires conversation, beautifully functional accessories to make your daily life that much simpler, home decor that offers an effortless accent to your space. Natural materials; inspired color palettes; abundant texture; intentional design. Haven Macrame is slow made, hand tied, thoughtful work, passed from my hands to yours. My heart is to highlight the tradition and evolution of fiber art; to celebrate raw natural materials; and to awaken creativity at every turn. "
Gina Giallombardo , Freeze Dried Cleveland
“I specialize in freeze dried candy. From the newest creations to the most memorable childhood candy. We also make Carhops burger sauce. A delicious sauce for burgers, chicken, fish & more. The only secret sauce you’ll ever need."
Gracia Lopez, The Good Earth Project LLC
“A small family business that provides amazing baked crispy snacks that are healthier options. We are famous for our Vegan Ube Cookies that are gluten free and soy free. We are predominantly a vegan baker that leans on Asian, mostly Filipino flavors. "
Wesley The Keeper, Akron Honey
“Akron Honey is a super fun honey brand that's way more than just honey. We're about your delicious food and feeling freaking awesome ❤️. Our approach to the honey game is what sets us apart. It's not about a jar of honey, but instead about how we can create the best flavors that work amazingly with your favorite foods🌟. Our honey is the stuff that you use on ANYTHING to make it better! Whether it's glazing your salmon or carrots, and brussel sprouts. Or maybe you want to put it all over your pizza to give it insanely great flavor. Or even putting it on your Facebook feed that seems to be barely palatable at times😂. We'll try anything once."
Michael killik, Killikhsc
“Fermented Hot Sauce."
Krystal Tomlinson, Live Dream Create
“Live Dream Create features delightfully handcrafted plushies that are fun for all ages! These plush friends are sewn by Krystal by hand and/or on her handy-dandy vintage sewing machine. She loves sewing with colorful felts, fleeces, and fluffy, cuddly fabrics to bring new friends to life! Her eclectic collection ranges from cute animals and cuddly critters, to playful felt foods, and even playsets. Whether you’re looking for a felt pierogi to commemorate your love for Cleveland’s favorite dumpling, a little bunny to decorate your nursery, some bright fruits and veggies to stock your play kitchen, or even a giant squid to keep you company in your cubicle, you’re sure to find smiles and new friends!"
Felicia Mercado, StellaLoo
“I am a hand made dog accessories and dog mom business. I have matching sets for dog and dog mom. I have harness sets, Dog bandanas that snap, and luxury looks for dressing up your pup. "
Shannon Hogarth, Crescent Rose Craft
“Crescent Rose is a jewelry brand based in Cleveland catering to those with a modern bohemian aesthetic. All the designs are made of materials such as 14K goldfill, brass, sterling silver and natural gemstones. These elements give the jewelry an elegant and natural look that is easy to stack with other favorite pieces. From statements to dainty feminine wares, there is something for everyone!"
Brittany Korona, Gem & Point
“Gem & Point is an eclectic and nature inspired jewelry line created by artist Brittany Korona. Taking strong influences from nature, Brittany incorporates a variety of organic elements into her work - deer antlers, crystals, feathers, plants and even insects are among the components you will find in her pieces. The technique used to create Gem & Point jewelry is called electroforming, which is a metal plating process were chemicals and alchemy are used to grow copper directly onto an object. This method creates truly unique and organic feeling pieces. Gem & Point's design vibes are eclectic, bohemian, earthy and you can always count on plenty of statement pieces in the mix. Brittany is a bit of a wandering artist and loves to dabble in other mediums - so you might spot a painting or wall hanging piece in the mix, oh and she always comes with a magical assortment of crystals ready to find their new homes. Brittany recently moved back to Ohio after living in Portland, OR for the last 7 years - and is excited to share her work and creations on with a new audience. "
Dylan Kamalay, Water Bear Clay Co.
“Water Bear Clay Co. is a small women-owned business that was established in late 2019 and specializes in handmade polymer clay jewelry. Polymer clay as a material is incredibly lightweight, which allows for statement styles without the sacrifice of comfort. Made with hypoallergenic metals, eclectic shapes, and intentionally mixed colors; we strive to create products with longevity and sustainability in mind. We believe in the playful spirit of water with the way it adapts and forgives, a flexible force of nature that we hope to emulate in our art."
Carlie Merkle, Into the Pines Jewelry
“I make small batch handmade jewelry using various techniques such as hammering, adding textures and patinas, and selecting interesting stones that are unique colors and shapes. I work with many different metals and create pieces that you will bring along with you on your adventures! Each piece is handmade in my home studio in Cleveland."
Eric Strickland, Funky Designs Concrete Decor
“I make unique art, jewelry, and décor using colorful swirls of pigmented artisan concrete. The artwork features abstract designs of concrete on canvas or floating in laser cut clear acrylic. For the lightweight jewelry, I sand and seal each unique stone before mounting it on stainless steel settings. The décor pieces include bookends, incense burners, candles, and much more. "
Samantha Bako, figmentpudding
“The majority of my work consists of frogs - cartoony frogs or sometimes slightly more serious (one large project I'm working through is a toad-themed tarot card deck). I'm heavily inspired by Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books, Calvin and Hobbes, and Jeff Smith's Bone, and hope someday soon to have a frog comic published. I make stickers, art prints, greeting cards, and other doodads and whatnots, all based on my original art and designs."
Kristin Alford, it’s a cup of paint
“Painting is relaxing, fun, messy, and it gives me an opportunity to creatively manage life’s challenges. Using fluid acrylic, I paint slate coasters, a variety of wood shapes, and canvas in various sizes. Also, I hand paint acrylic ornaments and glass (cups, vases, jars, and shot glasses) in colorful dot mandalas. I’m constantly evolving and painting in new ways, through new mediums, and on new surfaces. "
Jen Davis - Steve Vihtelic, Edifice Art - Claude Raymond Design
“Edifice Art - Empathic Energy Art Pendants, Many styles of Bookmarks and Bookbuddies for readers, Card of the Day Holders, Sphere Holders, Pendulum Boards, Coasters for the Pagan in your life. Claude Raymond Design. - I make fantasy creatures and I do both OOAK as well as hand finished castings of my own design and make. Goblins, Fairies Dragons and more. Dragon egg lamps and some creepy Horror themed items as well. "
DeJah Nixon, Nuni Products
“Nuni Products is a planted-based body-care line, aiming to aid with everyday skin concerns with natural remedies. We are a sister duo, with a passion for formulating and ever-expanding knowledge of the skin, charged to share their creations. We strive to provide a product you're excited to grab each day. Nuni Products creates accessible, quality products that don't hurt your pockets."
Jennifer M Scott, The Ash House LLC
“The Ash House makes handcrafted soap and body products with all natural ingredients. We focus on sharing the ancient art of soap making with our customers as well as keeping our products free of plastic packaging, palm oil, artificial colors, and synthetic fragrances. Our soaps are made with local and fair trade ingredients when possible. Each soap is made with thought and intention and a love for our natural world all while keeping in mind the aesthetics of a beautiful product."
Scott Hudson, Rocket E3
“Rocket E3 is the creative endeavor of Scott Hudson, who lives and works in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland. Scott designs a line of apparel, posters, stickers and mugs with a unique personality and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. His work resonates with people who love things like old sci-fi and horror movie posters, vintage comic books, pizza, cats with attitude, and a love of the city of Cleveland and its teams, especially the Browns and Guardians. "
Hannah Manocchio, Snakes + Acey's
“Snakes + Acey's is a local female owned and operated print shop. We specialize in screen printed apparel, artwork, and merchandise where each piece is drawn, designed, and printed by hand. We strive to make unique, inclusive, and original work ranging from t-shirts to totebags, coasters to journals. Our artwork is inspired by history, symbology, social justice issues, and mental health. "
Dave Gruss, We Bleed Ohio
“Owner Dave Gruss derives joy from crafting each piece of We Bleed Ohio Apparel with his own hands, evoking a personal connection between the customer and the product. It's not just apparel, but rather a shared experience bringing people together and telling a story. We Bleed Ohio sells Ohio and Cleveland sports-themed designs screen-printed by hand on quality apparel."
Kelly McGreehan, Kay-Em Apparel
“Cleveland and outdoor inspired apparel and merchandise. Using pop culture and the love of the outdoors to create relatable and eye catching products!"
Shoneice Barton, A Bit of Beauty
"I am an online hat salon; I design mostly wool fedora hats. Some of my designs are one of a kinds. My inspiration comes from things that surrounds me, even you! Every hat I design is special to me, I create with meraki!"