1871 Project

1871 Project

1871 PROJECT

1871 Project started with a creative passion and love for Birmingham. Alex Joganic is a Birmingham graphic designer and uses '1871' as his creative outlet. He and his wife screen print everything they sell. Creative thought and effort is put into each and every detail resulting in high quality, hand-made shirts and hats and other keepsake items. With love for the Magic City and its rich history, 1871 Project strives to be a symbol of inspiration to others. Their roots lie in the simplicity of artisan craftsmanship and the incredible city that is Birmingham!

Alabama Designer Craftsmen

Alabama Designer Craftsmen

ALABAMA DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN

The mission of the Alabama Designer Craftsmen is to provide an organization for inspiration, cooperation, and exchange of information among Alabama craftsmen and others interested in fine crafts. To encourage a wide appreciation and preservation of traditional crafts along with an appreciation of contemporary crafts. To encourage creative and personally expressive design using traditional craft media as well as contemporary craft media. To promote appreciation of the aesthetic value of crafts as well as the utilitarian function. To promote and maintain high standards of design and craftsmanship and to encourage growth in these areas. To provide a Standards Committee committed to upholding and maintaining the above stated purposes.

Ashley McCullars Art

Ashley McCullars Art

ASHLEY McCULLARS ART

Birmingham born and raised, this local artist now resides in the Homewood community with her family. A natural artist, Ashley McCullars primarily paints with watercolors and acrylic, creating both still life and abstract pieces. Additionally, Ashley also paints custom pieces like "first homes" portraits.

Awake My Soul

Awake My Soul

AWAKE MY SOUL

Everything has a past and a beautiful future. Alabama artist, Chris Barentz takes pieces with a story and creates their beautiful future. While she became an accomplished faux finisher, Chris never lost her love of finding old pieces and giving them new life... awakening their soul and writing their beautiful future. 

Batik by Laura Stacy

Batik by Laura Stacy

BATIK BY LAURA STACY

Birmingham's Laura Stacy creates vibrant batik designs on natural fiber fabrics. She then transforms the two dimensional fabric designs into wearable art. From messenger bags, evening clutches and daily wear purses to diaper bags - no two are ever exactly alike.

Laura tells us that the inspiration for her batik designs was born during the 1970's. A creative friend taught her the magical- but time consuming art- of batik and she's loved it ever since.

A member of Alabama Designer/Craftsmen, Laura continues to hone her skill, producing beautiful, nature inspired batik art.

Beachum Woodworks

Beachum Woodworks

BEACHUM WOODWORKS

Beachum Woodworks is a small garage shop located in Bluff Park, Alabama comprised of just two peaople - Chris and Cain Anne Beachum. It all started in 2014 when Cain Anne noticed how handy Chris was around their new home and requested that he build a large dining room table. She forgot, however, that Chris could not simply complete a project; he must master the entire subject. After 11 months of extensive reading, meeting with other woodworkers, researching local saw mills and acquiring tools, Chris built a beautiful walnut and alder table, and Cain Anne got a lot more than the week-long Pinterest project she first envisioned.

Soon after, Chris began building cutting boards, coffee tables, desks, grill tables, bar carts and other various household items for friends and family while posting his progress on Instagram. Before they knew it, they had their own logo on a branding iron. As Beachum Woodworks grew in popularity and work orders, Cain Anne learned the ropes and started working in the shop too. While not at their day jobs, most of Chris and Cain Anne's free time is spent in the shop. These days, the wouldn't have it any other way.

Working together continuously challenges and inspries them to create products that help accomplish what their dining room table once did for them: turn a house into a home.

Beads By Me For You

Beads By Me For You

BEADS BY ME FOR YOU

Birmingham area artist Lee Anne Jones creates wearable and decorative art using polymer clay. Polymer clay is synthetic clay that comes in a variety of colors. She builds canes using various techniques. The canes are then sliced and used to make earrings, necklaces, bangles and small ring dishes. She also uses the canes to cover an assortment of odd shape glass vessels and small metal cans. Lee Anne and husband Randy make items for everyday use, creating colorful and interesting patterns.

Birmingham Henna

Birmingham Henna

BIRMINGHAM HENNA

Birmingham Henna provides traditional and modern henna tattoos as well as craft henna supplies to Alabama and across the U.S. Adrianne Morrison Hogan, owner of Birmingham Henna, is Alabama's own Internationally Certified Natural Henna artist. Adrianne is passionate about henna as a craft, and she is always exploring the limits of what henna can do. Birmingham Henna's craft henna paste includes innovative yet recognizably Southern ingredients such as beetroot and red clay. You can catch Adrianne Morrison Hogan and Birmingham Henna doing henna body art, teaching about henna, and selling natural henna in easy-to-use kits at markets around Alabama.

Birmingham Knife Sharpening

Birmingham Knife Sharpening

BIRMINGHAM KNIFE SHARPENING

Birmingham's culinary guru, Susan Green brings knife sharpening to the Market on Saturday! Bring your kitchen knives to leave with Susan while you shop, and pick them up on your way out.

Commercial-Grade Knife Sharpening. Standard straight - edge kitchen knives 4" or less paring knives: $3 each; All other straight edge knives: $5 each. No serrated knives, scissors, meat cleavers, pocket knives, garden tools.

Birmingham Skyline

Birmingham Skyline

BIRMINGHAM SKYLINE

Birmingham's Ironman Sam creates custom, handmade iron works that are both decorative and functional. He combines strength and beauty to make masterpieces focused on local resources and culture.

The Blind Dog Biscuit Company

THE BLIND DOG BISCUIT COMPANY

The Blind Dog Biscuit Company was founded with the purpose of making all-natural treats for dogs. Each biscuit is rolled by hand and baked in small batches with love in the Baker's family kitchen!

Bluefire Stoneware

BLUEFIRE STONEWARE

Wendy Conover, owner of Bluefire Stoneware, is a stoneware artist from Sterrett, Alabama. This Shelby County potter specialized in creating beautiful stoneware using the Japanese style. This method calls on Wendy to use local clays and made from scratch glazes. Her pieces are baked in very high heat - 2,350 degrees F with a low oxygen atmosphere in a gas fueled kiln. After 48 hours of firing and cooling, the results are breathtakingly beautiful. Wendy's method produces deep, rich colors that can vary from browns and greys to blues of every hue. The colors vary depending on where they are placed in the kiln and what kind of glaze is used. The happy result of all this amazing sculpted, wheel thrown stoneware is that it is as beautiful as it is useful!

Botaniko

Botaniko

BOTANIKO

After over 30 years of experience in the aesthetic, cosmetic, and medi-spa industries, Deborah Stone founded Stone Hollow Farmstead. The farmstead began as a small European Horse Breeding facility. When not busy with the horses, Deborah was developing her skills in product formulating, creating a line of skin and body care products while growing her own organic botanicals to include in her formulas. By growing, harvesting, and processing her own natural ingredients, she would be assured of the quality of products being produced. Botaniko Skin was born from this desire to produce pure, natural skincare products. Deborah takes her herbal and floral extracts and further enhances them with the inclusion of cosmeceuticals such as Retinol, Alpha Hydroxy, DMAE, Vitamins A, C, and E and other powerful antioxidants. Botaniko Skin is the perfect balance of botanicals and cosmeceuticals. Botaniko Skin is luxurious, effective, and beautifully aromatic.

CahaBones

CahaBones

CahaBones

All natural, all Alabama dog treats made in the heart of Birmingham. CahaBones was founded in 2013 as a fundraising project for clean up work around the Cahaba River. CahaBones currently has six regular varieties and two additional rotating/seasonal varieties. All of their treats are made with ingredients sourced directly from farms within the state of Alabama - with the exception of coconut oil, of course!

Carrie Nenstiel

Carrie Nenstiel

CARRIE NENSTIEL ART

Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Art has always been a love that Carrie returned to. She graduated from Auburn University with a BA in Art and later graduated from AUM with her M.Ed. She currently resides in Alabaster, Al and works from her home studio. She produces works in both watercolor and oil. She asserts that her love for both mediums is too great to focus on just one. Her oil works are typically abstract and influenced by her southern surroundings. Carrie’s watercolor works focus on Alabama landmarks and botanical elements. Her pieces don’t always include a canvas. She is known for finding unique ways to incorporate nature into her art by including wood or oyster shells.

City Arts Bham

City Arts Bham

CITY ARTS BHAM

Brooke Fleming, owner of City Arts Bham, pulls from her hometown community for inspiration and ideas. Living in the Crestwood area with her husband and son, Brooke spends her creativity on handmade sewn arts.

She is passionate about preserving the craft of handmade art and encouraging other artists and creative professionals in attaining business skills to effectively promote themselves and their artwork.

In 2013, Brooke co-founded Birmingham Creative Roundtable, a group of creative professionals and entrepreneurs that meets monthly to share best practices to promote business success.

Cosy Designs

BISCUIT LEATHER COMPANY

What began as a hobby turned into a full-time business. Like so many other artisans, Becky Luigart Stayner first made items for close friends. but like so many other creative artists, her styles had other noticing. Soon strangers started asking Becky to make handbags for them and Biscuit Leather Company was born.

Becky's workshop is still located in Homewood, Alabama, and she creates custom clutches, totes, journals, belts, keyfobs and overnight bags. She says the bags she makes are for life!

All leather is sourced in the United States from the oldest tannery in America. Each and every bag is handmade, each and every step. Becky likes to say the leather she uses is soft and buttery like a fresh, hot biscuit.

Cottage Industry Soap Company

Cottage Industry Soap Company

COTTAGE INDUSTRY SOAP COMPANY

Cottage Industry Soap Company was founded in 2012 in Prattville, Alabama. Rae Ann Wright spent nearly a decade creating, experimenting, learning and giving away tons of soaps and bath and body products before bringing them to market. All of Cottage Industry's products are handmade locally in small batches using the finest ingredients. Rae Ann believes that you deserve the luxury of handcrafted perfection!

D & D Creations

D & D Creations

D & D Creations

At just nine years old Deb Ashworth learned to sew on the sewing machine. Her first attempt? Homemade Barbie clothes! She says she never dreamed that twenty years later she would have begun a business based on her love for sewing. Deb enjoys working with colors and different textures, as the color combinations in her work are her own design! She is quick to admit that everyone affectionately knows her as "The Bow Lady" - she says she takes the name as a compliment as 2015 marked her 24th year of business!

DaySprings Pottery

DaySprings Pottery

DAYSPRINGS POTTERY

Opelika, Alabama's DaySprings Pottery Dianne Benefield creates hand built pottery using real leaves. She presses the leaves deeply into her clay and the results are lovely. Although she was a wheel potter for many years, hand building with clay allows her more freedom of expression. Dianne enjoys using odd or unusual leaves as well as those that grow in her garden and flower beds. Each leaf is a one of a kind creation. They are all high fired using food safe glazes. Dianne wants people to enjoy using the leaves so they are also microwave and dishwasher safe. Dianne says the French theatre instructor, Delsarte (1811-1871) said it best, "The object of art is to crystallize emotions into thoughts and fix them in form."

Deep Roots Apotheke and Clinic

Deep Roots Apotheke and Clinic

DEEP ROOTS APOTHEKE AND CLINIC

Cameron Strouss is a clinical herbalist, medicine maker, wild crafter, and teacher. The Homewood native is dedicated to educating and empowering people in reclaiming their health through herbal medicine and whole foods. Always ready to consult with folks about their health, Cameron keeps two offices for her business, Deep Roots Apotheke and Clinic - one in the Birmingham area and one in Calera. She also enjoys teaching and can be found at various venues around the area such as Petals From The PastThe Golden Temple, and Organic Harvest. Cameron prepares and sells tinctures, teas, salves, medicinal jams, glycerites, and other lovely medicinal products.

Designs by R & R

Designs by R & R

DESIGNS BY R & R

Roger and Renae Poer are artistic designers of contemporary jewelry. Their small Birmingham family business is home grown and original. These jewelry makers offer a unique blend of form, function and style by using many different metal-smith techniques such as forging, fusing, kiln firing and wire wrapping. The results are pieces that are not cookie cutter or mass produced, but unique and thoughtful!

Down In The Ham

Down In The Ham

Down In The Ham

Born out of a desire to inspire families to visit downtown, Down In The Ham: A Child's Guide to Downtown Birmingham guides you through Birmingham's past and present.

Written by Ashley Chesnut and illustrated by Abby Little, Down In The Ham captures the spirit of Birmingham and provides a visual tour of the Magic City. Children can also enjoy coloring their city in Down In The Ham's companion coloring book!

Earth Creations

Earth Creations

Earth Creations

Earth Creations evolved from an ordinary bike ride. One day after a storm, Joy took her mountain bike out for some off-roading and ended up covered with Alabama red dirt. Despite many tumbles through the washing machine, the shirt, socks, and shoes remained stubbornly stained by that mud! When Joy and Martin met years later, Martin was intrigued by the strength of that red clay. Where most people saw ruined clothes, Martin saw potential. Armed with his background in chemistry, concern for the environment, and a natural curiosity, Martin began experimenting with the clay as a dye for T-shirts. That was 20 years ago. Earth Creations' garments are still colored with natural clay dyes using the process Martin originally developed and made just outside Birmingham, Alabama. From the first "Alabama Dirt Shirt" tinted with that infamous red clay, Earth Creations has grown into a full line of organic T-shirts dyed in a rainbow of colors for men, women, and children. They also have a complete casual wear line for women made from sustainable fibers.

Earth Garden Naturals

Earth Garden Naturals

EARTH GARDEN NATURALS

Laura and Michael have attend The Market at Pepper Place for more than a decade! They recently opened the doors to their store, Earthly Delights in the Crestwood neighborhood of Irondale. The two have always loved finding their creative mode and continue to expand their all-natural product line by formulating incredible new things for your skin and health.

EarthShip Tie Dye & Fiber Arts

EarthShip Tie Dye & Fiber Arts

EarthShip Tie Dye and Fiber Arts

Victoria Tuggey found tie-dying in the 1980s while living in the Florida Keys. She started working with cold water dyes on tees, rayon and silk. She thought she had several good techniques and ideas but didn't stick with the craft. After an injury sidelined her years later, Victoria rediscovered tie-dying. Vibrant, happy colors and designs that connect with nature are her signature looks. Victoria's works are beautiful to look at and fun to wear!

ECamandCo.

ECamandCo.

ECamandCo.

It all began with a passion of wine and candles. I wanted to begin a hobby that would give the best bottles and labels a new life. As my bottle collection quickly blossoms each and every day, ECamandCo. has become a reality.

I gather up all the bottles with labels that I think would bring life to your household in hopes to save the environment one step at a time. With the help of local restaurants, friends, and family, the bottle collection grows and varies weekly depending on what others are sipping on.

My candles are handpoured and made in small batches. Every batch is unique making every single candle different from the other. Each candle is handcrafted with the highest quality ingredients to produce a unique item for a special someone, whether it's an anniversary dinner, birthday, engagement, or just an ordinary Wine Wednesday that you may want to remember!

After countless trial-and-error attempts, I have great appreciation for people who sincerely enjoy my work. It truly makes me work harder to make my product the best it can be. At the end of a long day, the best things to hear are my customers letting me know how much they love my product.

FETCH

FETCH

FETCH

Fetch is a treat and ice cream truck for dogs. The FETCH truck is the first of its kind in Alabama. The Fetch teams proudly specializes in healthy and delicious treats for dogs of all sizes, breeds and dietary needs. The handmade treats are painstakingly selected to meet the highest standards for quality and nutrition. They offer many flavors of lactose-free ice creams as well as wholesome gourmet bakery goods and bulk dog treats. Grain-free and other allergen-free treats are offered and product ingredient lists are available at the truck and website. This dog-loving team proudly serves products made with ingredients from local bakers.

The Fun Company

The Fun Company

THE FUN COMPANY

The Fun Company has been a family owned business for over 30 years. Brian and Paige Greer, the current owners and operators, create and sell this unique and beautiful coin jewelry all across America. They travel to over 30 craft shows and festivals each year, selling thousands of coin jewelry pieces, making many new friends and fans wherever they go. Their business philosophy of "if it isn't fun, don't do it", closely mirrors their life philosophy of "love, laughter, fun, and play", and they enjoy every minute of their time working together!

George B. Elliot Photography

George B. Elliot Photography

Photography is a journey of people, places, and things... all captured in one special moment by the photographer's lens. It's actually a journey of stories, and, just like a writer always has a pen and notepad with him, my camera goes wherever I do.

I am a landscape photographer based in Birmingham, Alabama, and St. Joe Beach, Florida. My other careers have included being a public relations executive with BellSouth and the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Resource Center of Alabama.

As one whoe has always been enchanted by the ocean and the ambiance of small coastal towns, I try to capture the 'beach time' so many of us yearn for. Water always calls to me, too. Somewhere deep inside me the rhythm and sounds of water and waves sing a special song for me.

Vibrant colors are also a mainstay in my photographs. Newspaper photographers taught me much about composition and color. They also taught me to see the possibility of photographs where other might not... they developed my photographic eye, so to speak. 

I am married with three children, one of whom, Amelia, ddied in 1995 at age 17. Often I take photographs of our world for her, because she woould want you to see the beauty around us each day and tell you to take it all in.

Green Bucket Press

Green Bucket Press

GREEN BUCKET PRESS

Green Bucket Press develops and crafts products that support and encourage authentic voice. Our offerings include the Voice.Book blank journal, the Sacred Path Journal series, and occasional journals as well as book bags, pencil cases and stickers. Founded in 2016 by Anne Markham Bailey, entrepreneur, poet and book artist.

Green Mountain Ceramics

GREEN MOUNTAIN CERAMICS

Adam Snyder is a ceramic artist running a small business called Green Mountain Ceramics. The "Green Mountain" in the same signifies Vermont, where he and his wife lived for many years. Since 2007, Adam has made Homewood, Alabama his home and has his studio there. Adam's work is mostly in porcelain and some stoneware, with either colored slip designs, covered by a clear glaze, or multiple and accented glaze designs. All functional work is food, dishwasher and microwave safe. His aim is to make work that is both beautiful as well as functional, so his pieces can be displayed when not being used, and bring pleasure to the eye, and colorful design into the home.

Herndon Woodcraft

HERNDON WOODCRAFT

 

Caleb Herndon has spent the last couple of years learning traditional methods to transform the trees and branches of the local woods into everyday household goods. He believes that making these objects by hand is a fundamental part of being human and not simply a contemporary craft movement. Woodworking is amongst the earliest of human vocations. It is not only a creative expression, but also ultimately functional. Whether the wood is transformed to create something beautiful, or something solely utilitarian, the craft reflects the warm glow of the creative spirit.

Hip Hop Hooray Shop

HIP HOP HOORAY SHOP

 

Providing handmade clothing for children! Hip Hop Hooray Shop selects the cutest prints and on trend patterns to outfit your little one. We sell leggings, shorties, rompers and dresses with your little trendsetter in mind. Thanks for visiting our shop!

Idyllwilde

IDYLLWILDE

Idyllwilde is a textile-based design company that produces beautiful, useful and durable clothing and home provisions.

Impressions by Misty

Impressions by Misty

IMPRESSIONS BY MISTY

Misty Bevis Kimbrough focuses her talents on using the palette-knife style of painting. Her style is a sculpture type of artwork that creates texture by layering paint onto canvas. Misty is a self-taught artist who enjoys learning and trying out different mediums. Currently she is experimenting in clay and glass on wood. Misty lives north of Birmingham and shows at markets, art shows and festivals around the area.

Infinite Soaps

Infinite Soaps

INFINITE SOAPS

Infinite Soaps was founded in Tuscaloosa in 2013 by Christopher Funderburk. While attending the University of Alabama, Chris began making his own hand-crafted soaps. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Birmingham. Chris continued to refine his recipes and in 2016, he branched out to sell at markets and other public outlets. Infinite Soaps is a small batch, artisan bath and body business that makes all of their products by hand to ensure the highest quality. Infinite Soaps uses nourishing coconut, olive and avocado oils to ensure your skin is as moist and smooth as can be.

Inspirals

Inspirals

Inspirals

Each Inspirals handcrafted pieces emanates the themes of the natural world - inspiring energy, empowerment, renewal, beauty and self-healing. The spiral design found in every piece has many interpretations. A single spiral represents the sun and water, elements essential for life. The spiral also represents the cycles of life and eternal renewal. The three separate signature spirals featured in many Inspirals pieces represents the triple goddess of the three stages of womanhood. The precious stones are believed to have unique healing properties that lift the spirit and inspire self-confidence.

Iron Age Studio

Iron Age Studio

IRON AGE STUDIO

Freedom Soap Company is a small batch, all natural soap and skin-care company owned and operated by Chasity Curtis in Birmingham, Alabama. Each Freedom Soap Company product is formulated and made from scratch with only therapeutic grade essential oils, natural plant materials and clays. Local ingredients are used whenever possible, whether it's from their home garden or fellow local farmers, beekeepers, breweries and the like.

Iron Angel

Iron Angel

IRON ANGEL

I make and sell jewelry that I create from old watches and machines!

J. Lizzie Jewelry

J. Lizzie Jewelry

J. LIZZIE JEWELRY

J. Lizzie Jewelry was created in 2010 after a life-long love of jewelry. Jayne Elizabeth Vinsant decided to name her business after her childhood nickname "J Lizzie".

Jayne has developed a style all her own and enjoys creating one of a kind pieces for her clients. She specializes in devising and crafting pieces that preserve cherished memorabilia - like scraps of family lace, photographs or other keepsakes.

Jayne and her husband travel the country now, showing her works at some of the nation's finest craft shows. When she's in town, she can be found at The Market at Pepper Place, displaying her special designs.

Jill Marlar Art

Jill Marlar Art

JILL MARLAR ART

Local artist, Jill Marlar is a teacher, artist and small business owner. Her business teaches agter school art, drama and music classes to children ages 3 to 10 at local schools. Her primary art focus is intaglio printmaking. Jill returned to school in her mid-thirties to study printmaking; and she embraced the process for several reasons: one of which being it's long tradition in method. Most of her work reflects images from the mid-twentieth century. Jill typically works from found photos - sometimes combining images to create a desired image. The images in her work are often glimpses into the past, recalling those experiences personal through recollection or family stories.

Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

LANA B. HOBBS POTTERY

As a clay artist, Lana Hobbs works mainly on the wheel, but also enjoys hand building and sculpture. In her wheel thrown work, Lana says she likes to explore the connection between function and beauty and the tension of an ancient art form with modern surface design. In her sculpture work, she often works with pattern and repetition to create large wall mounted pieces. As a clay teacher, Lana loves working with students of all ages and skill levels. Not only is it her goal to introduce her students to clay, but to equip them to develop their own voice within the medium of clay.

Lavender and Cotton

Lavender and Cotton

LAVENDER AND COTTON

Birmingham's Heather and Haley Nock are sisters who grew up in a creative family. Their mother is a local artist and she nurtured a creative environment for the girls as they were growing up together. The sisters started Lavender + Cotton about a year ago painting mostly nature inspired watercolor pieces. They have evolved their style over the last several months and are starting to work more with acrylic. Their works are now taking on a more abstract quality, with a look that makes one think of marble and feathers.

Leah Dodd Design

Leah Dodd Design

LEAH DODD DESIGN

Leah Dodd's mom says that her daughter was born with crayons in her hands. Maybe that's why at age three, Leah colored on the framed painting over the family couch. Luckily, Leah's mom saw this as creative behavior... Leah's been making stuff and coloring outside the lines ever since!

Leah is a graphic designer by day, but enjoys making jewelry in her spare time. She twists and turns sterling wire to form detailed, beaded rings. These rings have an unusual style - one might call them organized chaos. She also mixes patterned and colored papers to form resin jewelry pieces. These pieces are fun, often mismatched and sometimes you can see an art deco influence.

Left Hand Soap Co.

LEFT HAND SOAP CO.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama's own Left Hand Soap Company has 17+ years of natural soap and skincare experience. They work with local growers to bring you natural, effective skincare. Their soaps are gentle enough for sensitive skin, but strong enough to clean off the dirtiest of adventure. You got skin, they got soap!

Lindsay Brook Designs

Lindsay Brook Designs

LINDSAY BROOK DESIGNS

Handmade, classic accessories for your whole family, specializing in bows of all types and sizes, from bow ties to hair bows and headbands, and even bows for your furry friends.

Lindsey Kelly Pottery

LINDSEY KELLY POTTERY

Lindsey Kelly is a rising young artist from Birmingham, Alabama who has recently received her BFA from Auburn University. An internship at the Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana, Alabama is where she experienced a working community studio. Her work was shown in the "Heartbreak Hotel Student Art Exhibit", and "Strange Assortment Art Exhibit". The Moss Rock Festival and the Birmingham Artwalk are two events where she has exhibited her work. Lindsey plans to continue making functional pottery that is aesthetically pleasing and brings joy to everyone that encounters her and her work.

Liz & Pip

LIZ & PIP

 

Lizz & Pip Pumpkins was started in 2016 by Elizabeth Gallagher. She creates artisan velvet pumpkins and other handmade fall decor for your home!

Lovely Lettering Co.

Lovely Lettering Co.

LOVELY LETTERING CO.

Sarah, born and raised in sweet home Alabama, proudly calls the city of Birmingham home. Graduating from the University of Alabama in 2012, she pursued a career in the world of non-profits. Taking calligraphy jobs on the side, she found she felt most fulfilled while creating and designing. Taking a leap of faith at the beginning of 2014, Sarah pursued her dream of becoming a full time calligrapher and designer. She enjoys creating wedding stationary and her work has been featured on The Birmingham Bride, The Bridal Theory, and Reverie Gallery. She also designs a line of holiday cards for the Birmingham based company Dixie Design Collective.

Sarah created Lovely Lettering Co. in the summer of 2015 with a purpose to create beautifully lettered products that would bring encouragement and joy. Not only does she want to create products that are attractive, but thought it most important that they be practical and purposeful. Lovely Lettering Co. will exist for many purposes, she says, but most of all, in the midst of the day to day, the truths on the products will add a little "lovely" to it. When she doesn't have a pen in hand, Sarah loves road tripped with her husband, Andrew, and their pup Ellie-Mae.

Lula Woodworks

Lula Woodworks

LULA WOODWORKS

 Local artist, Craig Skowronek says no designs or templates are ever used when he creates his artisan boards; he never makes the same piece twice. Craig says it's simply impossible because every piece of wood is different. He starts by looking at what he has, then it tells him where it wants to go. He likes to say he works for Mother Nature, that she created the beauty of the wood. His job is to simply not mess that up! There is never a need for stains or dyes because the natural colors of the wood need nothing more than a coat of mineral oil to make them pop. 

Margaret Nicole Blevins Fine Art

Margaret Nicole Blevins Fine Art

MARGARET NICOLE BLEVINS FINE ART

Margaret Nicole Blevins is a fine arts painter. She creates large and small emotive landscapes that explore the relationships between intangible human emotions and the realities that shape them.

Max and Mila

Max and Mila

MAX AND MILA

Artist and graphic designer Amanda Nicholson has extensive experience in both creative and business world. But after the birth of her first child, she began looking for ways to express her creativity while staying at home. After experimenting with different genres, Max and Mila was born. What began as a simple creative outlet has now grown into a full time, at-home business. Amanda says the success she has found through this home-based venture, never fails to amaze her. With an online Etsy store, sales at local farmers markets and art fairs, Max and Mila has kept Amanda busy and has been financially rewarding! Amanda designs posters and prints for framing, greeting cards, invitations and logo designs; calendars and other paper goods. Her inventory is constantly changing and developing. Her highly designed, simple presentation appeals to a wide range of tastes.

Meme's Crochet Creations

Meme's Crochet Creations

MEME'S CROCHET CREATIONS

Lynn McCann's dorm friend taught her how to crochet in 1969. She began only crocheting afghans. Lynn took a short break from her new hobby and, after her daughter was a year old, Lynn began crocheting again in 1974. Her daughter loved hats, so the new mom naturally decided to learn how to crochet them. Lynn quickly honed her skill for crocheting beanie hats and ponchos. After another break and taking on new ventures, she decided to take up her hobby again after her granddaughters were born... and the rest is history!

Lynn is well known by locals for her hand crocheted owl and bug hats. Today, she has six granddaughters and it's safe to say that they all h ave plenty of hats to wear! She says she enjoys selling them at The Market at Pepper Place and is thankful for the opportunity it's given her to showcase what she loves to do!

Mend

MEND

 

Marth Ellen Gunn, owner of Mend, says she feel like her products are a part of an art form that has been long forgotten. She was taught to cross stitch and embroider by her grandmother and aunt. Her love for embroidery has grown and developed a great deal over the years. Martha Ellen loves to put a contemporary spin on a classic art. These embroidery hoops are meant to be display in the hopes that they always inspire a smile.

Miriam N. Omura Art

MIRIAM N. OMURA

Born 1980, United Kingdom.

She attended The Cleveland Institute of Art, receiving a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies.  After graduation, Miriam worked as Technical Assistant for the department, Artist Assistant to Cleveland-based artist, Hildur Jonsson, and in part-time positions in area museums (The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Museum of Art, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens).

She then returned to school, earning a MA in History and Art History from Cleveland State University.  Shifting away from studio art and towards museum collections work, Miriam acquired a grant-funded position at The Heritage Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation, cataloging the historical and contemporary Native American art collection. At the end of the grand funding, she moved to Alabama to be the Collections Manager of The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. She has since chosen to work full time at her studio practice in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mud Mama Designs

Mud Mama Designs

MUD MAMA DESIGNS

Leslie and Renee first met in 1991.  Over the years they have remained friends, were co-workers and are now family. Working with the versatile material of concrete began in 2001 for them both. A love of art and enjoying getting dirty while creating functional art joined them together in a synergetic relationship.  Although the two have different styles they work well collaborating to create the unique Mud Mama Designs style.

Obsessions Jewelry

Obsessions Jewelry

OBSESSIONS JEWELRY

With an early passion for beautiful jewelry and expereince in her late father's business, Debbie Melichar transformed that inspiration into Obsessions. With her business partner and friend, Betty Kimbrel they started their business in 2004 designing unique jewelry made with natural materials and semi-precious stones. With access to vendors from all over the world, Obsessions offers a wealth of creative jewelry choices at affordable prices. Debbie and Betty are well known with The Market customers and have been a part of Pepper Place Market since the 2006 season!