Crafeteria: The Crafty, Handmade Lineup for 2012
Steam Crow is the engine of local creatives Daniel and Dawna Davis who are inspired y monsters and a good dose of humor. The two create "monster goods" with what they call a "spookycute aesthetic" that have been snatched up at Comicon and local comic and collector toy shops.
4. Handmade Riot -- James Waldron and Nicole Whittington
When they both get home from their day jobs and are just about ready to pass out, James Waldron and Nicole Whittington get a second wind. The two have been woodworking (mostly in the off-hours) out of a studio for months, creating handmade honeycomb shelves, pull toys, and wooden postcards they've been selling online. Word is, they have a few new surprises for Crafeteria.
3. Fold -- Miro Chun
Miro Chun's work is unbelievable. The local artists bends, folds, and weaves wire, thread, and bits of paper to create tiny characters, animals, and scenery she mounts to greeting cards you might have seen at Lux or through her website, Fold Here. She's said she's on a mission to redefine the handmade card, with inspiration from mobiles by Alexander Calder and paintings by Joan Miro (who she was named after) -- and if we're in luck, she'll do just that.
2. Standard Wax -- Andrew King and Samantha Irwin
Standard Wax is the product of Samantha Irwin and Andrew King, both creatives whose specialties come together to create handmade, poured candles in ceramic vessels. Irwin crafts the candles, using a variety of wax blends and scents, and King creates the ceramic log-textured containers.
1. From the Reliquary-- Alex Ozers
Alex Ozers crafts intricate jewelry and accessories with mixed metals and stone accents. His work is contemporary, but pieces are also formed and treated in a way that gives each an antique feel.
The lineup also includes Julie Hampton, Kathy Cano Murillo, aka Crafty Chica, Practical Art, Beatrice Moore of Kooky Crafts, Polka Dot Pixie, Carrie Bost of Red Dutch Door, Mikako Hirata, Strawberry Hedgehog, and more.
Stay tuned to the Frances blog for the full lineup and profiles of participating creatives and event announcements.