This Friday’s 30th Street Craft Market features more than 30 local crafters in all different mediums. Many use found or repurposed objects in their work, discovering new beauty and functionality in things that might otherwise be wasted. Here are a few artists who practice this eco-friendly way to source their materials.
Material Poetry is about the transformation and reconfiguration of found objects into new art.
Each object is a capsule of history waiting to be opened through research and shaped through the artistic process.
Dana Davis designs her unique, up-cycled jewelry [...]
Artist Yvonne Valenza makes these wonderful felt animals in her home in South Philly. Each one is completely hand-stitched; no adhesives or sewing machines are used.
Though Yvonne is a [...]
Marianne Petrus-Gilbert repurposes material from old t-shirts into appliqué skirts and other whimsical wearables.
Sardine Clothing Company started in 2008 with one woman and a sewing machine making kids clothing from thrift store finds. After a few years, it is still one woman (and friends!) and A LOT [...]
We are happy to include printmaker Paul Carpenter in this Friday’s 30th Street Craft Market. His fun Philly-centric designs are always crowd pleasers.
Paul is a full-time freelance artist and printmaker. Find his hand-printed apparel, [...]
South Philly soapmaker Evan Dormont produces small-batch soap using the old-fashioned cold-process method.
Made with all-natural botanicals and minerals like charcoal, clay, agave, coffee, bay leaves, spearmint, banana and oatmeal, Urban Cabin’s soaps are vegan, eco-friendly and free of chemical additives.
For our series of sneak peeks at some of our talented vendors at June 13′s 30th Street Craft Market, it made sense to start out with one who has depicted the venue itself: Dear Adelaide.
Design duo Rachel and Drew are relative newcomers to Philly’s craft scene. ”Adelaide” [...]
Mud & Maker are Stephane Premich and Ryan Zajac, a husband and wife team in the Pottsville area. Ryan grew up in Berks County, Pennsylvania exploring the rivers and hills surrounding his childhood home. A constant explorer from an early age, a deep curiosity of the world around him was always a major [...]
Ashley Peel Pinkham was born in Memphis, TN and has lived in too many places to mention but currently resides in South Philly. She received her BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA and works as Assistant Director at The Print Center in Philadelphia. Ashley has always had a love for large, bold, big, colorful, unique, eclectic jewelry.
I graduated college with a fashion merchandising degree and I have known how to sew for 10 years. I taught myself how to quilt and made quilts for my sister and my mother for Christmas.
After making my first 2 quilts I decided to start my business. Quilts by Claire started [...]