November 5, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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DECO has a new Store!

deco-logo-2016-webDid you know? Have you seen? DECO Raleigh has opened a new store just a few doors down from their original store. Just to be clear, they did NOT close their first store! This store is different! This is Deco Home!

DECO home

This new brick and mortar carries small furnishings, soft goods and accessories. And like the original DECO Raleigh they carry locally made goods. DECO Home’s prices are more affordable than aspirational. Decorative pieces sell for as little as $5, though most items will sell for less than $50. Furniture ranges from $150 to $400

The folks at DECO love their home town. They have been one of the biggest cheerleaders for downtown Raleigh since they opened their first store in November of 2012. They have also been OUR biggest cheerleader! The Handmade Market AND Urban Vintage are always proud to partner with DECO. We are so grateful that they choose to sponsor our shows so that we can offer shoppers these events 4 times a year.

Deco Home is located at 19 West Hargett Street, Suite 100 (next door to Raleigh Raw). Hours are the same as Deco Raleigh: 11am to 7pm daily, 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Deco Raleigh is located at 19 West Hargett Street, Suite 108.

Go see for yourself, we did! Deco Home is fabulous!

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November 4, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Shannon Newlin

Shannon Newlin

TEAPOT1_miniDescribe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
My style is strongly influenced by the forms and colors of flowers and nature. I enjoy creating fresh, expressive images that show movement, joy and a unique sense of vision. Many of my art pieces incorporate watercolor, collage and/or pen and ink.

I plan to bring prints of original artwork in a variety of sizes. Some selections will be framed and ready to hang. My best sellers tend to have a strong color story. When I develop new pieces I like to work in a series so that there are plenty of options to coordinate different pieces together.

squareart_miniIn you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I love to sell my artwork at indie craft shows as well as license specific pieces to retail stores. Both avenues have been wonderful and continue to inform my work and inspire me. I am looking forward to my next venture which will be adding an online shop to my website….stay tuned!

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?
I am excited to see the offerings of Muddy Heart and Pear in addition to sharing fun filled days with all the creative artists and shoppers at this great event.

Follow Shannon Newlin:

Website- shannonnewlin.com
Twitter- twitter.com/SNewlin1
Facebook- facebook.com/shannonnewlinllc
Instagram- instagram.com/shannonnewlinart

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you November 11&12!

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November 3, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Gretchen Quinn Pottery

Gretchen from Gretchen Quinn Pottery

platesDescribe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
I make functional ceramics that are a reflection of my love for simple luxuries.
I play with patterns, colors and clean shapes to make pieces that are equally useful and beautiful.

By far the strongest design influence on my work is my childhood home. It was always filled with Marimekko prints. The bold patterns hung on the walls, covered the table top, they were on our beds and in our closets. While my work is quieter than so many of the prints I love, they definitely were imprinted on my soul and always find their way into my work.

Much of my work has hand carved or painted repeating patterns. I play with the scale and positioning of the pattern on each pot to create a finished piece that can stand nicely on it’s own or sing out in a grouping.

gquinn1In you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Art fairs and markets have been the best venue for my work. It is a great opportunity to talk with customers and to learn what they like and what they would like to see more of. I have developed a few new pieces as a result of these conversations and they have grown to be strong sellers.
Being able to have my work out of the studio at markets has lead to other sales opportunities in shops and online. Talking with customers and making connections with other makers at shows has really helped to push my business forward.

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?
I really looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing what other artist have been making. As much as I love to sell at markets, being able to connect with other makers is a big part of the event for me too.

Follow Gretchen Quinn Pottery:

Website- gretchenquinn.com
Instagram- instagram.com/gretchen.quinn

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you November 11&12!

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November 2, 2016
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: Pear

Mary Kruger from Pear

IMG_7875Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Pear will be displaying our new patchwork bathmats and coasters for the first time at the Handmade Market as well as some oldies but goodies like crossbody bags, headbands, and wallets. I’ve been really having fun combining fabrics with different patterns and textures into modern patchwork designs that provide the focal point to most of our items.

IMG_7869In you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I really enjoy well-organized (and attended) shows like the Handmade Market because it is a great opportunity to meet and get valuable feedback from shoppers. The benefits continue even after the show is over with help from increased web and wholesale opportunities.

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?
Shannon Newlin, I really want to see her lovely art in person.

Follow Pear:
Website- pearcollection.etsy.com
Facebook- facebook.com/pearthreads

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you November 11&12!

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November 1, 2016
by The Handmade Market
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The Handmade Market Spotlight: HTY Jewelry

Hsiang-Ting Yen from HTY Jewelry

Acre-1Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Through the years, the style of my work has been shifting from literal context to a more abstract and organic aesthetics, and it’s emphasizing on the relationship between the jewelry and the wearer. The majority of my jewelry is designed for confident and sophisticated metropolitan women, it conveys the symphony of bold colors, organic forms, gemstones, wearability, and artistic instincts. My goal is to always trust my artistic gut when it comes to jewelry design, and I’m determined to create the most unique and timeless piece to every single of my jewelry lovers. It’s not dare, it’s a promise.

Free-Promotion-ImageIn you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Craft shows, Facebook, and my website.

Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?
Gretchen Quinn & Shannon Newlin

Follow HTY Jewelry:
Website- hsiangtingyenjewelry.com
Facebook- facebook.com/HTYJewelry
Instagram- https://instagram.com/htyjewelry

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about The Handmade Market, go here! See you November 11&12!

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