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.

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!

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!

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."

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!

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.

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!

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.

Weaving Alabama

Weaving Alabama

WEAVING ALABAMA

Welcome to Weaving Alabama! We are a two weavers that run a local weaving studio and yarn shop located in historic downtown Northport, Alabama. We carry local hand-spun yarns, Cascade yarns, Manos del Uruguay yarn, fiber for spinning and felting and offer a range of interesting and inspiring classes. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram. Come by and say hi (to Jessie and Andrea), shop or see our three in-house floor looms at work. We’ve always got fun projects in 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.