Karen Dixon

Karen Dixon

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KAREN DIXON KILN-FORMED GLASS

Karen Dixon is an independent glass artist and freelance teacher specializing in classes for individuals with disabilities. In addition to her art career, she is the Assistant Director at The Horizons School, a post-secondary private school for young adults with learning difficulties, autism and developmental disorders. 

Dixon’s work has been exhibited throughout the southeast at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. She has received numerous awards including the Maury Smith Award at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery art Guild Fine Art Exhibition. Dixon was the founder of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio, a fine art glass gallery and kiln-formed glass teaching studio in Birmingham, AL from 2009-2013. 

Dixon trained as a research scientist which has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. It is this love of experimentation that continues to drive her technical development in kiln-formed glass.  

Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

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 + Cotton

Lavender + Cotton

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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 Designs

Leah Dodd Designs

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.

Leather & Pearl Girl

Leather & Pearl Girl

LEATHER & PEARL GIRL

 

Each piece of Leather & Pearl Girl jewelry is handmade and unique. Designed with your life in mind, our jewelry offers simple style and relaxed comfort. Here, you'll find the always classic look of leather and pearls, along with lots of beautiful gemstone pieces. Like your favorite t-shirt and go-to pair of jeans, L&PG will soon be the most favorite accessory in your wardrobe!

Left Hand Soap

Left Hand Soap

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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!

Leldon's Scroll Sawing

Leldon's Scroll Sawing

LELDON'S SCROLL SAWING

Whether you are looking for a special gift for a loved one or friend, or you are looking for you, you have made it to the spot on the web.  I make many different things that fit into almost anyones daily lifestyle.  To learn more, click the About link at the top and you'll learn how I became interested in the art of scroll sawing.  The Store link features some of my creations that are for sell.  I also travel to many different shows, so be sure to go to the Calendar link to see if I will be in your area selling my creations.  If you are interested in me creating something for you, or your store, you can find my contact information and a contact form when you click the Contact link.  Oh, and the blog features my thoughts and some of the daily things that happens here at Leldon's Wooden Art that you might find interesting or entertaining.

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 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.

Little Sandy Glass

Little Sandy Glass

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LITTLE SANDY GLASS

 

Little Sandy Glass is a new glass studio I own and operate just south of Tuscaloosa. I've a furnace in which I melt glass, gather it onto a blowpipe, and work it in traditional glassblowing methods. Currently, I'm making a variety of useful and decorative items for the home and garden. The list of items is expanding and so are the colors and coloring techniques as we’re really just getting this shop set-up. I’m very excited about my handmade products and hope you’ll take a look. My prices, you’ll find to be quite reasonable because my operating costs are extremely low as I work alone.

Lizz and Pip

Lizz and Pip

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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.

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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.

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!

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

Obsessions

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OBSESSIONS

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!

Original Bham

Original Bham

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ORIGINAL BHAM

Created on a whim, the Original B'ham logo made its first appearance as a bumper sticker in 2013. It was an instant hit as a Bold, Fun, and instantly Recognizable reference to the city's popular nickname. The Original B'ham logo is more than a play on a nickname and much more than a funny bumper sticker. We believe pride in our community is vital to the success of the revitalization of Birmingham.  Our desire is to celebrate our city and contribute in our own unique way to the ongoing effort to make Birmingham better than ever!

Rusty Rooster Metalworks

Rusty Rooster Metalworks

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RUSTY ROOSTER METALWORKS

We specialize in custom metal signs and decor for homes and businesses. Contact us for any questions regarding a custom piece or wholesale business!

Sarah Mason Art

Sarah Mason Art

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SARAH MASON ART

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with colors and landscapes occurring in nature. When I see clouds or a sunset, I see the shapes and the movement, but color stands out to me most. Through the art I create I capture the beauty and simplicity of nature, while making a piece practical enough to fit into an everyday space.

The medium used is watercolor on canvas, and some acrylic paint. Most of the pieces I create are finished with an epoxy resin. The process begins with applying the watercolor paint and then adding water and letting the colors mix together on their own while allowing the canvas partially take control of the movement of the paint.

The method I use is as follows. Watercolor paint is applied to the canvas. By adding water and letting the colors mix together, the canvas partially takes control of the movement of the paint. Epoxy resin is applied to finish.

SHG Designs

SHG Designs

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SHG Designs

 

For many years, I was a Child Welfare Social Worker, an occupation that I think I was meant to do, but one which left little time or energy for other things. When I retired, my sweet husband built and equipped a small metal workshop so that I could explore my interest in metal work. My brother, who has welded for years, taught me the basics, and I have so enjoyed spending more time with him, and sharing in his love for vintage and repurposed treasures. So, I now divide my time between the small greenhouse where I grow and design unusual succulent arrangements, and the metal shop, where I have discovered a love for creating metal art. What may seem to be two totally different interests actually meld together quite well. My husband also enjoys working in the metal shop when he has time, and we plan to work together more when he retires. I enjoy sharing my creations with others, and my products, plant and metal, are always available at my sister-in-law’s store, Lakeside Mercantile on Lake Martin.

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon

SILVER SPOON

Jimmy Bendall recalls, "My wife Judy and I went to a local festival in 2011, where she bought a bracelet made from silver plated flatware. When we got home, I told her, 'I can make that!', and the rest is history... I make jewelry from old silver plated flatware, like spoons. Previously, I was an ironworker by trade and worked with all kids of metals. So this new found hobby of mine just comes natural! Most of my tools that I use to make the jewelry, I've actually made myself."

Smallwoods Studios

Smallwoods Studios

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Smallwoods Studios

 

Tamara and Jamison Harper live in the Smallwoods, a place of creativity and love. Find hand-embroidery and whimsical artwork to bring a bit of the Smallwoods home with you!

Smoky Mountain Bow Knife

Smoky Mountain Bow Knife

SMOKY MOUNTAIN BOW KNIFE

Approximately 100 years ago, the people living in the Appalachian Mountains crafted various "bows" to make a variety of knives and saws. Harold Collins' craft is a time honored legacy of the people who live in the Appalachian Mountains. Living in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains himself naturally increases his interest in the colorful heritage of the region.

Harold handcrafts a very unique "bow knife" using a technique that is steeped in tradition. His handcrafted bow knife can be used to cut hot bread, crusty bread, and bagels with ease. It can also be used for vegetables, fruits, cheese, prepared and boneless meats. The blade is made of stainless steel. Because of the design of the blade, it never needs sharpening!

A variety of domestic hardwoods are used to make the bow handle for the knife, including: black walnut, cherry, oak, and mahogany. Because of the bow design, no pressure has to be applied like you would need with a conventional knife. You use the bow knife as you would use a saw, with a back-and-forth sawing motion.

Harold designs and cuts the bow knife handle using a variety of saws, sanders, and a drill press. He also uses a hand sander to sand each one to a smooth, satin finish, then applies a non-toxic coating to seal and enhance the wood. He hand buffs each to bring out the natural grain and beauty of the solid woods. The knife is a very functional kitchen utensil that will last for years. It compliments all kitchen-types, making for a great gift and conversation piece!

Harold also hand-makes crumb trays for cutting bread; the tray can be used as a serving tray by removing the slatted insert. The removed insert may be used as a trivet for hot foods.

South of Sanity

South of Sanity

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SOUTH OF SANITY

We are a small family owned farm that raises dairy goats. We use our goat milk to make wonderful, moisturizing goat milk soaps and other natural skin care products using all organic oils and butters and pure essential oils.

Southern Natural Soap

Southern Natural Soap

SOUTHERN NATURAL SOAP

Southern Natural Soap, located in Blount County, produces natural goat's milk soap and bath and body products. This small, family business uses their goat's milk for all products. Southern Natural's products are great for those who suffer with dry, sensitive skin. The Huffstutler's mission is to produce natural skin care products for both normal and sensitive skin, because they know that what you put on your skin matters!

The Spoon Man

The Spoon Man

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THE SPOON MAN

Steven Cordero began working with wood when he was very young. He tried his hand at different things, such as ceramics, painting and clay. His work started out as a past time and over the years has worked its way to being a full time passion. Steven, also known affectionately as "The Spoon Man", has been part of The Market since the very beginning in 2000!

Susan Gordon Pottery

Susan Gordon Pottery

SUSAN GORDON POTTERY

Susan Gordon Pottery is a small batch pottery studio creating collections of dinnerware, serving ware, decorative accents, and handmade jewelry that are organic, detailed, modern and timeless. Susan’s work can be found in boutique retailers in Birmingham and in cities across the southeast and abroad.

ThimbletreeStudio

ThimbletreeStudio

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THIMBLETREESTUDIO

We are a mother-daughter creative team, offering handmade items for you and your home. At thimbletreestudio you'll find a beautiful array of aprons, tote bags, placemat/napkin sets, hand-stitched greeting cards and art along with knitted blankets and throws. We strive to source and use our materials responsibly by repurposing vintage and up-cycled thrift materials in many of our creations. Custom orders are always welcome!

Twisted Tiara

Twisted Tiara

TWISTED TIARA

Twisted Tiara. Hand-dyed art that's hip…not hippie. Welcome to the colorful world of Twisted Tiara! You'll steal the spotlight in the unbelievable colors and patterns of our hand-dyed originals.Each piece has it's own personality and a story to tell! Whether you wear a tiara with jeans or you're a bit more twisted, you'll love the relaxed style of Twisted Tiara! Our hand-dyeing combines vibrant pigments and artistic composition in an explosion of color and texture on canvases of fine cotton, modal and rayon garments. The result evokes an emotional connection unlike traditional tie dyeing. Soft, feminine lines and flowing colors are our signature look. Technique: We primarily dye using a technique called Low Immersion. It’s more eco-friendly than traditional tie dye. With Low Immersion, dye is applied, blended, dappled, salted and finessed until a pleasing result is achieved. Small amounts of water are added to give the dye an ebb and flow. The final step is the setting process.

Wiener Brothers Co.

Wiener Brothers Co.

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WIENER BROTHERS CO.

We're a local Birmingham, Alabama start up company that makes clothes for dogs and their humans! We are inspired by our two rescue dachshunds, Munchkin and Frank, so a lot of our clothes are dachshund inspired, naturally. We also love making collegiate inspired wear, festive wear and so much more for all breeds of pups.

Windy's Windchimes

Windy's Windchimes

WINDY'S WINDCHIMES

andmade wind-chimes & lamps using re purposed items. My main focus is with vintage kitchen items. I use silver plate flatware because they make a beautiful sound when they hit each other. My lamps are also made from vintage kitchen items. A silver teapot or a copper kettle makes a beautiful lamp.

Zkano

Zkano

ZKANO

Zkano is the offspring of small family sock manufacturing business that has been making socks in Fort Payne, Alabama since 1991. We offer various styles of men's & women's footwear, all of which are made with 100% certified organic cotton. Our socks are great for performance or everyday wear, while offering the utmost in quality and comfort. Our socks are sweatshop free and finished without the use of heavy metal dyes. All products are made by my parent's company, Emi-G Knitting, in Fort Payne, Alabama.