Bekah Bohlen from Cat Call Collective
Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Our line is a fun mix of modern line drawings, witty text and fun color most of which is filtered through the age-old method of letterpress printing. My background began in graphic design, but what I’ve found over time is that I feel most satisfied when I’ve designed something and turned that design into a tactile product. Letterpress printing and the umbrella of Cat Call Collective give me a space and an outlet to make it happen. All that said, my hope is that the joy I get while making these products comes across and gets transferred to those that encounter my work.
In you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Because letterpress is such a tactile and hands-on experience, I’ve always found that meeting people in person is the best way to share my craft. I especially love meeting people who have never experienced letterpress printing- seeing them enjoy the weight of a high quality paper or the feel of the impression of a design is such a fun experience and I feel in those instances, the products really speak for themselves. Plus, the joy of a craft fair is interacting with the crowd of fun people that love handmade goods and love to chat about the process. That’s the real joy + selling is a fun perk.
Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?
Oh, it’s safe to say all of them, but I do have a special love of pottery and gifting ceramics for the holidays to friends and family, so the great line up of potters this year can expect to see me at their tables! :)