Friday, October 30, 2009

Combustion Glassworks

Combustion Glassworks is a Bay Area based company for the artist, Tara Chabot. She has been kiln fusing glass into everything from jewelry & wine products, to sushi sets and sinks. Her style is out of the box, bold & colorful, and she takes full advantage of an art form so malleable.

Check out her website here!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

In sTone

Jim Strand from In sTone sand-carves calligraphy, symbols and other artwork from ancient cultures into a variety of natural stone slabs, river rocks, pocket stones and pendants. Wow!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kendra Renee Jewelry Design

Kendra Renee is drawn to the metal medium because it allows her to create any shape she can imagine.  Each piece begins with flat sheets of metal and wire, and every element of the design is completely handcrafted. This means every shape and component is made by Kendra, right down to the earring hooks! Her designs focus on aspects of form; she is intrigued by the interaction of shapes, colors and textures.  Working primarily with sterling silver, she creates bold designs that illuminate the personality of the wearer.  Kendra Renee lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Check out her website here!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

H-Luv Fabrications

H-Luv Fabrications is the brainchild of Heidi Iverson. Having worked with fabric nearly all of her life, Heidi began exploring the form and fashion of dolls and plush toys in her own inimitable style. She takes great care in selecting the materials utilized in her work. Using scrap, upcycled and repurposed fabrics, along with durable linen and wool felt, allows her to create stunning inventions with minimal resource impact.All works are unique. Variations in color, fabric and style occur in each and every doll.

Heidi is an Aquarius and Fire Dragon. After successfully defending her baccalaureate thesis that Love is a Pink Cake, she left the midwestern college town she razed with her power of cute to spread her infectious inventive modern postmodern folk art around the Bay Area and beyond.

Check out her website here!

Patti Lou Designs

Patti Lou Designs is a unique collection of greeting cards, stationery, novelties, whimsical felt art and more created by local Petaluma artist Patti Looper.  Her style is fun and whimsical and she prides herself on creating products that bring a smile to your face and brighten your day. She also sells amazing hand embroidered flour sack dish towels created and sent with love from her 79 year old grandma in MN.

Check out her website here!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Pollyannacowgirl knows that idle hands are the devil's playthings; that's why she's always busy making jewelry, handbags, and accessories; fancy treats for flashy folks. Pollyanna loves mixing patterns, colors, vintage glass and new plastic to create kitschy and fun accessories for the cute-minded customer!

Check out her website here

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Fisherman's Wife

Elaine Alexander loves all things vintage. She has been an antiques dealer for the past eleven years (the original recyclers!) and she appreciate any and all attempts at making something new out of something else. Utilizing vinatge fabrics and trims she creates charming embellished kids denim jackets & Christmas stockings.

Check out her website here!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Karen Rocco Jewelry

Karen Rocco designs gorgeous jewelry utilizing silver, copper, and gold and carfully selected beads and gemstones. We are excited to welcome her to the show!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Briare Patch

Fresh, fragrant handmade soap, does it get any better than this?? Barb Briare creates incredible soaps right here in Petaluma. All soaps are made with food grade vegetable oils (the Holy Trinity of Olive, Palm and Coconut) along with a variety of specialty oils that each add a unique quality to the finished product.

It's also all about the FRAGRANCE so an abundance of top of the line fragrance oils and pure essential oils are used to scent the soaps. If you've never used handmade soap before, you're in for a treat. Creamy, silky, lathery and best of all delightfully fragrant!!

Check out her website here!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Art Underfoot

Janet McBeen designs and hand paints floorcloths on canvas and floor mats on the reverse side of vinyl flooring. They are a beautiful and practical addition to any room.

This is Art Underfoot's first show and we are thrilled to welcome her!

Yabbles Hats

Yabbles Hats are amazing animal hats for children and adults.  Owner Gaby Witte, was inspired to recreate these playful hats. Gaby comes from a family of artisans. Her mother, Babs Kavanaugh, is the original creator of these hats and sold them along with a line of toys at the Renaissance Faire for over 20 years. Gaby is following in the family tradition, and adding her unique and innovative stamp.  Practical and whimsical– the hats are fun for every day wear, as the final touch to a costume, to keep you warm in the winter and protect you from the cold on the ski slopes.

Made in the USA, attention to detail is the signature of Yabbles Hats. Check out the fabric and the linings – care is taken to ensure that each element is of the highest quality.

Check out their website here!

The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest is handmade jewelry by Brandi Chalker. She utilizes leather, sterling silver and semi-precious stones to create stylish, casual and unique designs that can be customized to suit your needs.

She also sells Fair Trade goods made by artisans around the world. Items range from musical instruments to children's toys, from casual clothing to one-of-a-kind art pieces. All are Fair Trade, which means the artisans are paid a fair wage, have decent working conditions, no exploitative child labor is used, and attempts are made to be eco-friendly. Fair Trade also allows artisans to profit from traditional art forms, which helps these unique art forms survive in a world where they are often lost due to the pressures of industrialization.

Check out her website here!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blue Bicicletta

 Blue Bicicletta makes bold and whimsical pen and ink drawings, cards, buttons, and prints inspired by words, nature, and everyday life.

Nicole Docimo is an artist and writer living in Davis, CA. She loves making art – it feels like riding her blue bicicletta down hills -fast- wind blowing her hair back. Hence the name of this shop. And so, she loves Art and art, and Craft and craft (and casual bicycling). Specifically she loves black lines on white paper, all manners of colors, and words –womb, tomb, crumb. She also loves food and nature, which are constant inspirations in her life and her art.

Check out her website here!