The Brooklyn Pop-Up Roster is Live!

2015-BK-Popups-Roster

Row 1: Hummusbird | Aloha Picnic | Akane Ogura Studio | Row 2: Lean To Lights | A Space Studio | Hill and Velez  Row 3: BirdieOtt | Corwood Handmade | Ashbahian Design

This next event is going to be a blast! Our Brooklyn Pop-Up Roster is officially live and it’s massive! Check out the Makers and start picking out your favorites. We just have to say, we’re in love with so many. Who are you looking forward to meeting at our Saturday Pop-Ups this June?

Brooklyn Saturday Pop-Ups Applications Close This Week!

2015-RCF-BKPOPS-apps2

Want to set up shop in Brooklyn for the month of June? Now’s your chance to apply to our Brooklyn Saturday Pop-Ups! Applications close this Friday (March 20th) so get your goods in gear and head over to our website to apply! Want to participate on a different level? We are always looking for artisanal food makers, workshop hosts, installation artists and more! You can learn more on our Participate page.

Applications Open Now: London Spring, Austin Spring, Brooklyn Pop-Ups!

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 9.58.42 AM

The first Fair of 2015 is going to be a brilliant one, Renegade Craft Fair is heading across the pond for Springtime. Held on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, this new addition will be the first of two UK events in 2015. Want to participate? Applications are open from February 13th – March 6th; get the full details about the Fair here.

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 1.05.56 PM

photo by Fair Market

In May, RCF will be changing scenery and heading to the east side of Austin. On May 16 – 17, you can find our indoor/outdoor Spring event at Fair Market. Applications to participate are open from February 13th – March 13th; find more details about the Fair here.

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 4.27.28 PM

In June, RCF will be setting up shop for a month-long Pop-Up series at East River State Park in Brooklyn. New Yorkers will be able to shop a curated selection of modern, handmade goods from New York and beyond every Saturday from June 6th – 27th. Want to be a part of this awesome new series? Applications are open from February 13th – March 20th; find more details about the Pop-Ups here.

New Year, New Website, New City, New Tour!

2015-TOUR

Renegade Craft Fair is back and we’re celebrating by debuting our new website and 2015 Tour! We’ve got a revamped look for 2015, including a sparkling new website featuring more intuitive navigating, designed by Aeolidia and Meg Lewis, and updated logos, designed by LAND. Have some free time? Spend some of it checking out the Renegade Craft Fair website.

2015-tour-cities-confetti

A couple of big things you may have noticed is that we’ve expanded fully into the Northwest! Seattle has been our top requested city for years and we cannot wait to venture the entire West Coast from July to August!

Here’s a summary of what we’ve got planned for you all: In 2015, Renegade Craft Fair will host a variety of events throughout the US and abroad: 8 Spring/Summer Flagship Fairs, 7 Holiday Edition Fairs, 2 Wholesale Markets (San Francisco and Brooklyn), and 4 one-day Pop-Up events in Brooklyn during the month of June. Check out the entire schedule here!

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 10.58.15 AM

Here are the venues we’ll be at in 2015! [photos by Fair Market | Renegade Craft | Brooklyn Expo Center]

The first Fair of 2015 is going to be a brilliant one, Renegade Craft Fair is heading across the pond for Springtime. Held on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, this new addition will be the first of two UK events in 2015. Want to participate? Applications are open from February 13th – March 6th; get the full details about the Fair here.

In May, RCF will be changing scenery and heading to the east side of Austin. On May 16 – 17, you can find our indoor/outdoor Spring event at Fair Market. Applications to participate are open from February 13th – March 13th; find more details about the Fair here.

In June, RCF will be setting up shop for a month-long Pop-Up series at East River State Park in Brooklyn. New Yorkers will be able to shop a curated selection of modern, handmade goods from New York and beyond every Saturday from June 6th – 27th. Want to be a part of this awesome new series? Applications are open from February 13th – March 20th; find more details about the Pop-Ups here.

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9423

If you’re new to Renegade Craft Fair, take a look at what we’re all about. We’ve recently updated our Mission + Values, and we’d love for you to take a look.

Renegade Craft Fair’s Mission is to showcase the very best of independent handmade craft in a vibrant and lively marketplace which both reflects and shines a light on the work of today’s modern makers. RCF strives to keep their events approachable and relevant to emergent and established makers alike, focusing on the highest quality and newest voices. Renegade’s aim is to act as entrepreneurial incubator, community gathering space, and festive celebration of all things handmade.

Diptic Grid Collage_i

We hope you’ve had a great start to 2015, and we’ll be in touch again with more exciting news and features soon!

Thank You, Brooklyn!

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9191

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.

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9423

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.

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9522 2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9104

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.

2014-RCF-Brooklyn-Summer-9545

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!

BK thanks collage

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:

2014 Brooklyn Sept Strip

 

 

Maker Spotlight: Little Bear Pots

download (2)

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.

download (3)

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

DSCN1790

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.

DSCN1620
DSCN1724

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.

IMG_0883IMG_1142

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.

BK-roster

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.

2014BrooklynSeptember-eflyer-NEW

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:
2014 Brooklyn Sept Strip

 

Maker Spotlight: ABJ Glassworks

HalfDodeca

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!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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.

IridisTerrarium

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.

LignaPyr LineaTerrarium

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.

LyraPyr Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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.

RingBoxPrism Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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!