Because Mall is a Four Letter Word

October 16, 2019
by The Handmade Market

Made & Found Spotlight: Liz Kelly Pottery

Liz Kelly Pottery


Describe your style, and what you plan to bring. What are your bestsellers?:
Modern maximalist pottery for troublemakers and hospitality enthusiasts. Handmade mugs, plates, planters, earrings and coasters making you feel more at home, wherever you are.

Regardless of trends, who are your style muses, how do they influence you?:
I admire the transparency, wit and humor of Rivtak and East Fork Pottery. They model a confidence that inspires me to share my experience as a maker-business-human. Brands can be validating and vulnerable to create a space that’s not all about sales, thank goodness!

What are the things customers seek you out for?:
Contrasts! The raw energy of clay layered with a playful palette and precise decorations makes everyone look at least twice.

How did you learn your craft or business?:
I learned pottery at The Crafts Center at N.C. State, Pullen Arts Center and Penland School of Craft. My business learning came from my degree in Design Studies from N.C. State’s Design College, the brand Launch program at Visual Art Exchange and my relationship with maker-centric markets like The Handmade Market. But the real real gold is in the organic network and friends you make by showing up year after year alongside all the handmade businesses in this region!!!

What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity or business mode?:
Productive procrastination keeps me focused! If I’m not in the mood for one task, I’ll just start on another type of work. If I don’t want to make pots I’ll photograph work, send emails, apply to shows or just start cleaning until my fire gets lit. Basically just do something, anything at all!

What advice would you give to an artist or business just starting out and/or what is the best advice you have received for your art or business?:
Be obsessed! You’ll need it to carry you through the upstream workflow that’s waiting for you! Also, there’s so many tired tropes for creatives. Look around and find positive role models who are out there GETTING IT and forget about any lame, boring defeatist notions. The tropes are tired, just be authentic.

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For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the Made & Found go here, and come see us November 9th!

Also join our facebook event so you can easily invite your friends. See you there!

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October 15, 2019
by The Handmade Market

A Sneak Peek of Made & Found

This show is going to be amazing. We are going to have over 70 artists taking over the newly renovated Moore Square in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, November 9th. Mark you calendars and take a sneak peek here at the participating artists. This show is one day only and the very last one for The Handmaidens (we mean it this time.)

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September 18, 2019
by The Handmade Market

Last Chance To Apply!

This is it! The very last chance to apply for Made and Found! Applications are open until midnight tonight.

Made & Found is a one day outdoor shopping event in Moore Square in Raleigh, NC on November 9th. This event merges the goodness you already know from The Handmade Market and Urban Vintage. It features a juried selection of the best and brightest artists, designers, vintage, antiques and crafters from the region.

If this sounds like a good fit for your business, apply here after reading through our FAQ page here….before midnight!

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September 12, 2019
by The Handmade Market

Applications accepted until September 18th

Because of Dorian, the heat, and a mild lack of motivation…..The application deadline for Made and Found has been extended!

Made and Found is a juried shopping event that will combine handmade art, curated vintage and local designers into a one day outdoor market.

If you sell handmade clothing, furniture, kids apparel, home goods, jewelry, edibles, pet products and curated vintage goods…this event may be perfect for you.

The application deadline is now midnight on September 18th.

Please review our FAQ page here before you fill out your application here

We look forward to hearing from you!

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