Are you searching for new sources for handcrafted, unique gifts? The popular series of 2022 Makers Fair Holiday Markets, which make it easy to talk to artisans, builders, creators and candlemakers of the Pacific Northwest, conclude this Saturday.
People can support local businesses by shopping in person from noon to 6 p.m at Hammer & Stitch Brewing Co. at 2377 N.W. Wilson St. in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown on Dec. 17. Or, they can visit the makers’ online shop any day, says Frank Barnett of Assemblage, which organizes free pop-up shops and marketplaces to buy directly from Oregon crafters.
Each of the three holiday markets were designed to introduce 10 local artisans and their handmade goods.
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“Giving gifts by shopping ‘small’ may be a popular way to give back to the local economy, but it’s truly more than that,” says Barnett. “When you give a gift made by a local maker, you’re empowering a network of artisans who pour their energy and passion into creating something special.”
The lineup for the Makers Fair Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 17, includes these products, which can also be ordered through the makers’ online shop:
Makers Fair Market Dec 17
- Woodturner Kevin Jesequel of For Lou Studio creates vessels from fallen trees (forloustudio.com).
- Xochilt Ruvalcaba of Xochi Fine Art is a painter, printmaker and muralist in Portland (xochifineart.com).
- Jennifer Mercede of Jennifer Mercede Art describes her work as a mix of street art, toddler art and fine art with paint, markers and crayons (jennifermercede.com).
- Kayli Smith of Kael Ceramic makes wall hanging, curving mugs and more in Portland (etsy.com/shop/KaelCeramic).
- Trailside Table offers camping meal kits, cast-iron care and drinkware plus cooking tips and techniques on trailsidetable.com.
- Catherine Chandler Jewelry + Objects are made with sterling silver, gold and unique stones in Catherine Chandler’s Oregon studio (lnk.bio/catherinechandler).
- Sister Products has all-natural, chemical-free and handmade natural skincare products (sisterproducts.com).
- Landia Skincare produces face and body products that are 100% organic, vegan and free of gluten, soy and alcohol and almost all are nut free (landiaskincare.com).
- Dapper Bear Candle Company makes small-batch, hand-poured eco-lux candles with ingredients that are vegan and ethically sourced (dapperbearcandleco.com).
- Wag Theory designs and makes dog jackets and accessories in Portland (linktr.ee/wagtheory).
The Makers Fair Holiday Markets on Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 included these products, which are available on the makers’ online shops:
Makers Fair Holiday Market
- Etta & James Junction is an Oregon-born, woman-owned shop of original clothing and goods (linktr.ee/EttaandJames).
- Heather John of Heather John Jewelry creates graphic sterling silver and gemstone jewelry distilled from natural forms (bio.site/heatherjohnjewelry_hjj).
- Steph and Tegan of Do Better Press create handmade resin jewelry and accessories (etsy.com/shop/dobetterpress).
- Curly Moond Designs creates mixed metal and beaded jewelry (etsy.com/shop/curlymoondesigns).
- Elise Lockwood makes upcycled, recycled accessories for her brand PigSh.t (@pigsh.t).
- Mark Dugally of Inkbus creates tattoos in his mobile studio, a vintage school bus (@inkbustattoo).
- Ryan Downs of Black Zodiac Prints creates hand-drawn prints of inspiring Black artists, authors, and leaders sold at etsy.com/shop/BlackZodiacPrints.
- Artist Michaeld Newsome creates ceramics, photography and art sold at etsy.com/shop/MNewsomeCeramics.
- Eliza Illustrated sells illustrations, printmaking pieces and paintings (elizaillustrated.com).
- Hanne Campbell of Hanne.Designs creates prints of drawn stained-glass patterns.
- Briana Rossi of Little Leaf Ink sells botanical watercolors and pressed flower art (linktr.ee/littleleafink).
- Nickolas Carl of Sassy Ceramics works with ceramics and photography (etsy.com/shop/SassyCeramicsPDX).
- Revive Designs PDX specializes in one-of-a-kind upholstery (@revivedesigns).
- Allanah Steen of ACS Textiles is a quilt artist who makes “modern heirlooms” by hand (etsy.com/shop/ACStextiles).
- Eli Hoss of Eli James Creations is a craft artist (@eli_james_creations).
- Niyyah Handcrafted donates 10% of sales from her plant-based candles, soaps and lotion (linktr.ee/niyyah.handcrafted).
- Jeannine Davis of Sanctuary Apothecary makes natural herbal skin tonics, facial masks, herb infused oils and other body and wellness products using botanicals grown on her sustainable family farm (sanctuaryapothecary.org).
- Home brewer and craft beer enthusiast Lacey Valdez of WickCraft Beer Candles produces craft-beer scented candles handcrafted in Beaverton using high-quality ingredients and real malt and hops (wickcraftbeercandles.com).
- Gia B. Goods sells home-spa gift boxes with a candle, dry brush, milk bath or bath salts, bar of soap, exfoliating washcloth and body oil (linktr.ee/giabgoods).
- Best Coast Candle Company offers hand-poured, 100% soy candles in more than 25 scents, inspired by landmarks along the West Coast (bestcoastcandlecompany.com).
- Chef Timber V Wolfe of Sasquatch Botanicals makes organic plant-based seasonings, drink blends and mushroom coffees (sasquatch-botanicals.com).
- Donut Dog Co. hand makes pet clothes, like tank tops, and accessories, like bandanas, in Portland (etsy.com/shop/DonutDogCo).
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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