Thank You, Brooklyn!

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Thank you, Brooklyn! Last weekend’s Summer Market was by far one of the best yet! Over 250 Makers from New York and beyond showcased their beautifully handcrafted products and stellar booths to thousands upon thousands of eager shoppers at 50 Kent.

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Makers and shoppers alike braved Saturday’s afternoon rain and Sunday’s sunshine like champs! We had an amazing turnout and it’s all thanks to our incredibly talented makers and attendees who appreciate the importance of handmade.

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9188DJs from Sugartown Industries kept the Fair lively while attendees shopped our Makers’ booths and grabbed delicious treats and drinks from Kimchi SmokeLa Crepe C’est Si BonCoolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Protea Wine.

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Our workshops hosted by Alyssa Leanne Hoppe and Heidi’s Bridge were packed all weekend! We loved seeing so many attendees creating their own garland and donning their freshly wrapped floral crowns!

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9459How great were Doodlebooth‘s hand drawn portraits? It was so nice seeing families and friends posing for their customized keepsake.

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Did you remember to commemorate your visit in the free Magnolia Photo Booth? Browse the photos from the weekend here.

Relive the good times from our Brooklyn Summer Market on Instagram and Twitter using #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeBrooklyn to view RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!

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Clockwise from left: riderdirtwork | trouvemag | alyssaleane | afternoonan

If you attended our 2014 Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Summer Market as a maker or attendee, please fill out our survey! It only takes a minute, we promise!

Stay tuned for updates on our other upcoming Summer Renegade Craft Fairs. Remember, Winter Fair applications are currently open until September 26th!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to stay in-the-know on our Makers and all things Renegade Craft!

Big Thanks to Brooklyn, our Makers, Sponsors, and our friends:

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Maker Spotlight: Little Bear Pots

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We’re doubling up on our Maker Spotlight features today, mostly because there’s so much amazing talent in Brooklyn that we just can’t help it! Today we’re featuring the incredible work of Little Bear Pots. Is it just us, or is there just an amazing variety of ceramic talent out there?! Little Bear Pots will be joining us tomorrow and Sunday for our Brooklyn Summer Market at 50 Kent. Get excited, ya’ll! It’s going to be an awesome weekend.DSCN1719

Little Bear Pots is collection of ceramic adventures by Lindsey Schneider. Filmmaker by day, potter by night, Lindsey crafts beautifully painted pots and dishes in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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For Lindsey, making ceramics is all about small, repetitive movements, and she find the process soothing in its slowness and deliberateness. 

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Every piece from Little Bear Pots starts as a ball of stoneware clay, ranging from dark brown speckled clay body to a bright burgundy clay called Brooklyn Red.

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Lindsey finds a lot of inspiration in tramp art and Eastern European and African textiles, and loves when patterns and textures combine in interesting, tactile ways. We can definitely see the influence these textiles and art have had in Lindsey’s painted and glazed pots. DSCN1739
There is a lot of unpredictability in the process of making pottery and always a surprise when you unload a kiln. Lindsey loves this about the process and how it imprints on each item a little reminder that it’s handmade.

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We can’t wait to see (and shop) Lindsey’s Little Bear Pots this weekend at 50 Kent! Be sure to stop by from 11-6 Saturday and Sunday to shop handmade at our Brooklyn Summer Market. If you want to feast your eyes on more beautiful ceramics, check out the Little Bear Pots website and follow Lindsey on Instagram

Brooklyn Summer Market Starts Tomorrow!

Hello Everyone! Our Brooklyn Summer Market starts tomorrow and we couldn’t be more excited! You can find the Renegade Craft Fair, rain or shine at 50 Kent Ave. (between 11th and 12th Streets) from 11am – 6pm both Saturday, September 13 – Sunday, September 14, 2014. Come out and shop our curated selection of today’s best and brightest Makers of outstanding handmade goods! You’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, art prints and stationery, to leather goods, ceramics, wood wares, and much more.

As always, our free fair will have DIY workshops, art installations, food, booze, DJs, and more. You can preview this year’s line up of 250+ talented makers, delicious treats, and workshops here.

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Row 1: Cor Pottery | Nic Annette Miller | Fiona Stoltze | Row 2: Brooklyn Wreckage Company | Palomino Jewelry | Oille Natural | Row 3: Atelier B | Titty Hawk | Orchard Farm Soap

Bring your friends and family to shop local and handmade! For your musical entertainment, DJs from Sugartown Industries will be spinning tunes to keep you dancing while you shop. Take your pick of delicious treats from Kimchi SmokeLa Crepe C’est Si Bon, and Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches among other artisan food vendors. Grab some drinks at the bar and sample a glass of Protea Wine while you’re at it!

Take a breather from shopping and put your creativity to work at one of our make-and-take workshops hosted by Alyssa Hoppe and Hello Home Shoppe, where you’ll learn to string your very own garland and make floral arrangements and accessories. Want a keepsake from your visit? Pop into the free Magnolia Photo Booth to commemorate your experience. Or get a custom hand-drawn portrait of your pretty faces at Doodlebooth!

Renegade Craft Fair Eats + Treats Map: If you’re a maker or visitor in Brooklyn, we’ve collected some recommended eateries + coffee shops for your convenience! Check out our Google Map here (you can even add in your favorite spot, too).

Getting There: You can find our outdoor fair at 50 Kent Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets. If you’re local, we encourage you to spend more time outside and walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. You can route directions to our Fair here.

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Want to spread the word?  Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around.  Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeBrooklyn to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!  We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

We are extraordinarily pleased to announce our new partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn and all Renegade 2014 flagship events. Keep an eye out for our ad in the September issue of Martha Stewart Living!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair websiteFacebook event, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

Special thanks to our Brooklyn sponsors:
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Maker Spotlight: ABJ Glassworks

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Happy Friday, Everyone! Today we’re thrilled to be featuring ABJ Glassworks! ABJ Glassworks will be bringing their lovely designs to our Brooklyn Summer Market tomorrow and Sunday at 50 Kent!

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ABJ Glassworks was started by Ashley-Bram-Johnson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With degrees in Art History and Anthropology, Ashley began working to create whimsical and modern pieces for the home using traditional stained glass techniques.

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Ashley finds most of her inspiration in the natural world. Often she will have a backlog of ideas, and is inspired by the nuances of light throughout the day and the changing of the seasons.

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For Ashley, the hardest part is deciding what designs to make first. Her inspirations turn into sketches with some suggested dimensions in her old black and white notebook.

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Once Ashley decides to add a piece to the ABJ Glassworks line, she carefully crafts samples to finalize the ideal size and shape. With the collection in place, Ashley then photographs each product, something that she considers to be one of the most fun parts of her business. Browsing through her collection, we love the way Ashley captures her products and presents them in a lifestyle setting. It definitely makes us want some pieces in our home!

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Each product is made with concern for the environment, using eco-friendly techniques, non-toxic flux, and lead-free silver alloy solder, creating pieces for the person who appreciates beauty, functionality and the natural world.

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We love that Ashley’s home studio is filled with all of her gorgeous work. We can’t imagine being surrounded by all those beautiful moon wall hangings and terrariums!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

If you want to see some of the products Ashley will be bringing to our Brooklyn Summer Market, check out her website! You can also follow ABJ Glassworks on Instagram and Twitter. We can’t wait to see you all this weekend at 50 Kent!

 

Maker Spotlight: Owlkill Studio

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Today we’re featuring the beautiful work from New York maker, Owlkill Studio.  We’ve been fans of Owlkill Studio and can’t wait to see their work again in Brooklyn this weekend!

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Owlkill Studio is owned and operated by Adelia Sugarman. It’s primarily a one-woman venture, though Adelia collaborates with her mother on some woodworking and sewing projects. The name comes from the Owlkill River, which runs through the woods behind Adelia’s parents’ property in rural upstate NY where she grew up.

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Adelia believes strongly in local sustainability and supporting small businesses. As much as possible, she finds locally sourced, vintage or discarded materials to use in creating our wares. Each item is thoughtfully and carefully sourced and crafted one by one in her studio in upstate NY.Owlkill Studio 6Owlkill Studio 4

Owlkill Studio’s simple utilitarian design aesthetic attracts a lot of fans. We love these leather and brass key fobs, especially because they’re designed to stand the test of time!

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Adelia is constantly inspired by the materials she finds; their cutting boards and marble + wood cheese boards are made entirely from salvaged and reclaimed materials, and each piece of jewelry features a vintage element as the main component of the piece. Adelia loves the fact that these materials lived another life before being re-appropriated into something new. We couldn’t agree more!

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The Owlkill Studio space is in the corner of a big old industrial building that’s been home to many different production processes over the years. With a lot of renovation and careful design, Adelia has turned her studio into a beautiful space. Such wonderful natural light and perfect studio plants!

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We can’t wait to see more of Owlkill’s latest collection of products at our Brooklyn Summer Market this upcoming weekend! Be sure to visit the Owlkill Studio website as well as shop their products on Etsy. You can also stay up to date with Adelia on Facebook and Instagram.  See you all soon!

Maker Spotlight: Lean to Lights

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Happy Monday, everyone! Today we’re thrilled to kick off our Brooklyn Maker Spotlight series with Lean to Lights. These gorgeous hanging lights are being showcased at our Brooklyn Summer Market this upcoming weekend!

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Lean to Lights was inspired by one’s desire to escape to nature, with tents and canopies in tow, and rest under the stars. Noah Burton, the designer behind these paper light structures, wanted to design a similar experience for the home, bringing the grand and rustic relationship between the humble tent and nature’s infinite landscape. The lanterns evoke such a strong sense of glowing tents planted underneath a blanket of the night sky.

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Every step to create these unique lights is done in Noah’s Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY studio. From cutting and forming the brass hardware, to designing, building, and soldering the frames, each and every light has been executed by Noah’s skilled hands.

Each light is formed with sections of apple mulberry paper, which Noah carefully wraps so that the paper hugs the custom wire frame, creating an exquisite and ethereal glowing lantern.

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Lean to Lights paper lanterns are uniquely set apart by Noah’s perspective and self-taught design aesthetics. Without traditional design education, Noah’s work is playfully idiosyncratic and all of his lights remain true to his artistic sensibilities. Every lantern has his characteristic fingerprint.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWe can’t wait to see Lean to Lights in person at our Brooklyn Summer Market. If you can’t handle the anticipation, feel free to follow Lean to Lights on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated with Noah and his latest work.

 

Etsy Dossier Pop-Up

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There are so many awesome things happening in New York this month! Our Brooklyn Summer Market is happening on September 13+14 and our good friends at Etsy are hosting a Pop-Up Shop with Dossier Journal featuring a lot of Renegade Craft regulars! Dossier is curating the pop-up, selecting art, gifts, and home & lifestyle goods from over 30 designers on Etsy Wholesale.
You can stop by every day during the month of September from 1-8 pm at 79 Delancey to shop some of our favorite Makers. The back room of the pop-up opens up for three Saturday afternoon DIY workshops (RSVP required). Don’t forget to mark your calendars for some major shopping extravaganzas! Some of the RCF Makers that are participating in the event are: Caru Skincare, Winter Cabin, Honest Alchemy, Leah Ball, Concrete Geometric, FAIL, and more! You can browse the full line up here.
Get the full details at etsy.me/dossier. We’ll see all of you at 50 Kent for our Brooklyn Summer Market in just a week’s time!

Brooklyn Summer Market is happening in two weeks!

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Hello Everyone!  We can’t wait to head back to New York for our Brooklyn Summer Market! Our annual Fair is taking place at 50 Kent between 11th and 12th Streets from 11am – 6pm both Saturday, September 13 – Sunday, September 14, 2014. Come out and shop our curated selection of today’s best and brightest Makers of outstanding handmade goods. You’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, art prints and stationery, to leather goods, ceramics, wood wares, and much more.

As always, the free fair will have DIY workshops, art installations, food, booze, DJs, and more. You can preview this year’s line up of 250+ talented makers, delicious treats, and workshops here.

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Bring your friends and family to shop local and handmade! For your musical entertainment, DJs from Sugartown Industries will be spinning tunes to keep you dancing while you shop. Take your pick of delicious treats from Kimchi SmokeLa Crepe C’est Si Bon, and Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches among other artisan food vendors. Grab some drinks at the bar and sample a glass of Protea Wine while you’re at it!

Take a breather from shopping and put your creativity to work at the make-and-take workshop hosted by Alyssa Hoppe, where you’ll learn to string your very own garland. Want a keepsake from your visit? Pop into the free Magnolia Photo Booth to commemorate your experience. Or get a custom hand-drawn portrait of your pretty faces at Doodlebooth!

Getting There: You can find our outdoor fair at 50 Kent Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets. If you’re local, we encourage you to spend more time outside and walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. You can route directions to our Fair here.

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Want to spread the word?  Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeBrooklyn to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!  We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

We are extraordinarily pleased to announce our new partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn and all Renegade 2014 flagship events. Keep an eye out for our ad in the September issue of Martha Stewart Living!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website,Facebook event, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

Special thanks to our Brooklyn sponsors:

2014 Brooklyn Sept Strip

 

Chicago + Brooklyn Apps Close Tomorrow!

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Hello, Everyone!  Just a reminder that applications for our Chicago and Brooklyn September Markets close tomorrow!  Get your application in by June 5th to be a part of our last two summer fairs!

Our Chicago Flagship Market will be returning to Wicker Park on Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues.  This scenic location will be host to one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers in the US.  The Summer Market will take place on September 6 + 7 from 11am – 6pm both days.

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Our Brooklyn Summer Market will return to Brooklyn, NY for a top shelf, indie craft explosion.  RCF will bring movers and makers of all varieties to 50 Kent between 11th and 12 streets.  The Summer Market will take place on September 13 + 14 from 11am – 6pm both days.

We’re always on the lookout for great people to get involved with Renegade Craft Fair, whether as a maker or in one of the many supporting roles that are so necessary for a successful fair.  At each of our fairs, we take great pains to find the best and brightest individuals that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in handcrafted goods and art. You can apply to be a food vendor, host a workshop, create an art installation, or become a sponsor.  To learn more about all of the opportunities at our fairs, visit our Participate page.

Applications for Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago and Brooklyn close tomorrow, June 5th, so make sure you get your application in!  We can’t wait to see you all in September!