Popbyts

Maker Spotlight

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Tith Sin first caught our eye at our very first Portland Fair back in 2014. His booth was intricately designed with a modernist sensibility and best of all, it packed up into itself! Ever since, we’ve been increasingly impressed by Tith and his growing Popbyts line of printed paper and textiles.

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Jenny Lemons

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Jenny Lemons takes the term “wearing your food” to a completely new level of cuteness! Jennie Lennick is the designer behind this food-inspired, block printed collection of clothing and accessories. The combination of simply patterned fabric with a pop of color makes each piece a perfect statement for summer.

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FROST’D

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If it were socially acceptable to eat frosting out of the jar, I think many of us would be doing that right now. That’s where FROST’D comes in. Made from coconut oil and other natural ingredients, this frosting provides just the right amount of sweetness without any of the gross preservatives.

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Animal Sleep Stories

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Animal Sleep Stories is a dreamscape of silkscreened illustrations by Portland artist, Daria Tessler. Her collection of work draws you into a vivid fantasy of whimsy, storytelling, and intricate details. We hope to perhaps one day, dream through the lens of Animal Sleep Stories.

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Janel Foo Glassworks

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If you haven’t seen Janel Foo Glassworks‘ wall hangings or dishes yet, you’re in for a treat! This Southern California cat lover combines her stylist mentality, love for Art Deco, and LA vibes into glass art that no one can’t quite resist!

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O-M Ceramics

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O-M ceramics is a studio based in Los Angeles by designer Carrie Lau. Since starting her studio in 2014, Carrie has been creating minimal and functional ceramics that are both unique and modern. Her interest Hong Kong and Los Angeles culture, particularly when it comes to their artistic and handmade heritage, have inspired her collections.

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Melissa Holden Art

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Melissa Holden is a Bay Area artist and block printer, whose play with tension and harmony results in beautiful abstract art. Using a specialized relief block printing method developed by Melissa herself, each print showcases crisp lines and shapes as well as the natural texture left from a hand pulled block print.

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Easy to Breathe

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These ceramic pieces are a breath of fresh air! Easy to Breathe is the clay collection by Mariana Abaroa, an LA-based ceramicist who mixes in her creative intuition with ancient Native pottery techniques.

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Yao Cheng Design

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We’ve had our eyes on the color-packed prints and tea towels by Yao Cheng Design for a while now, and every time we see those watercolor designs we fall in love a little more.

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American Seat and Saddle Co.

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Lorraine and Steve Davy set out to create American Seat and Saddle Co. in the hopes of bringing more locally made bicycle gear to the US. Their Honest Abe saddle is the ideal fit, embracing modern simplicity and classic construction.

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Silver Run Ceramics

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When detailed illustration meets the texture of clay, magic happens! If you need proof, Silver Run Ceramics has ceramic piece after piece that shows off what happens when two artists understand true collaboration. Michelle Lyn Strader and her partner Frederick make up Silver Run Ceramics, and gives us a glimpse into the quiet and artful farm life.

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MISC Goods Co.

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Misc. Goods Co. is a collection of well designed products by graphic designer Tyler Deeb. The small but mighty collection contains some of the best miscellany, from playing cards (the nicest we’ve seen) to ceramic flasks.

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Osborn Shoes

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Osborn Shoes is basically heaven for those of us who dream of colored flats. Their shoe silhouettes are classic, but their colors and patterns are bold and beautiful. If you don’t already own a couple pairs, chances are you will soon.

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Tamika Rivera

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Tamika Rivera is a jewelry designer, candle maker, and all around inspiring lady. Her Cuyo and Tapa collections have graced our fairs in the past, and we always look forward to the newest additions in her work!

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Jessie Dib and RA+RE

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Venezuelan designer, Jessie Dib is a woman of many trades. Not only is her eponymous jewelry line modern and bold, but she also runs a collaborative clothing and music label called RA+RE. Needless to say, this girl knows how to make a statement! 

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The Enamel Project

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The Enamel Project is all about continual and evolving creative expression. Started by artist Angela Malchionno, Enamel is currently a weaving and workshop collection, but keep an eye out, because Angela is all about using this outlet to explore all her creative options!

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Lillian Farag

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Lillian Farag is a painter and illustrator with quite the colorful eye. While her collection boasts a large variety of styles, there is a definite theme in palette and whimsy. We particularly love how Lillian marries her unique designs with a variety of wearable accessories, from clothing to leather pouches!

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Malka Dina

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Elana Noy’s Malka Dina is an evolving collection of home wares, jewelry and art. Simply put, Malka Dina creates everything you need to make you and your home awesome. The Brooklyn-based designer works primarily with clay and metal, and uses her signature curves and shapes to bring an aesthetic theme to house and wardrobe.

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Titty Hawk

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Once in awhile you come across a brand or company with the best name, and Titty Hawk takes the cake! The jewelry line from Brooklyn-based designer, Laila K. Lott (another amazing name, right?!) embraces all things fun and trashy. Combined with Laila’s obsession with culture and design, this blend of the beautiful and the disgusting yields a unique line of jewelry and clothing.

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TM1985

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TM1985 is one of our favorite bag companies. Founded by Tielor McBride, TM1985 took its Midwestern roots and moved to New York City to design leather and fabric bags that are both functional and beautiful.

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Sierra YB

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If you haven’t seen Sierra YB ceramics – you are missing out! These ceramic pieces play on traditional geometric shapes with organic patterns and lines making an entirely unique collection of must-have housewares.

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Dana Confections

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What is a Calisson, you ask? Well, a calisson is a confection combining candied fruit and almonds, originating in Aix-en-Provence. Dana Confection Co. was established by Rachel Dana and thanks to her passion for confection, she’s brought these calissons to the States!

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Eliana Bernard

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Eliana Bernard is a ceramicist based out of Austin, Texas. Her work has caught our eyes with their deep rich hues and gorgeous marbling.

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Liam of York

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The clothing and textiles from Liam of York have been on our minds for quite some time. With the arrival of an exclusive collection of pillows, purses, and other home goods, let’s just say, choosing just one favorite is just about impossible.

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Small Ant Workshop

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Liz Cowee is the artist and jewelry designer behind Small Ant Workshop, a wonderfully edgy collection of pieces made of resin and laser cut acrylic. The colors Liz fuses into her jewelry appears both freestyle and deliberate, which shows the true nature of her artistic craft.

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The Local Branch

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At every Renegade Craft Fair they attend, The Local Branch booth offers up nomadic, outdoorsy vibes that make us want to stop by hour after hour. Mackenzie and Blaine’s adventurous aesthetic is just perfection.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

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All Things Bright and Beautiful is a stationery line created by designers, Joanne and Ah Li. The two met at a craft fair and soon realized their interest in art could become a collaboration. The Hong Kong artist duo bring together a childlike playfulness and whimsy to every card, print, and animation they create.

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Claire Sommers Buck

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Claire Sommers Buck was introduced to the maker culture early on in life, and it was from her parents’ creative and hardworking influence she gained the confidence and enthusiasm to pursue a path in metalsmithing.

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Calibeth

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Calibeth‘s mix of modern prints with classic silhouettes places her children’s clothing above and beyond the standard. Frankly, we’re a bit obsessed with the combo. 

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Clay-ATX

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Clay Imports is an Austin institution, designing and sourcing responsibly-made clay tiles from all over the world. Robin Rosales gives us a look into their line of home goods (Clay-ATX) and what makes this company tick!

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Carrera Carving Co.

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Luis Carrera is quite the skateboard architect! Crafting skateboards from premium wood, Carrera Carving Co. is all about quality and design.

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Fortitude Provisions

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Ray Delgadillo created Fortitude Provisions from a simple idea to foster the connection between man and nature.”  Based on traditional botanical recipes, this Austin-based apothecary provides products full of nourishment and free of chemicals.

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Overlook Woods

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While attending Pratt University, artist Naomi Feuerstein fell in love with woodworking. Overlook Woods represents her love of design and woodworking, the need for creativity, and interest in local, handmade manufacturing.

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Stay Home Club

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Stay Home Club is a “lifestyle brand for people who have no life…We are a club that never meets, but a club nonetheless.” I don’t know about you – but that is a club I want to join! Montreal-based designer, Olivia Mew created a line of clothing and accessories that reflect the theme of this club, offering designs created in-house and those of collaborating artists.

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Swim to the Moon

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With a name like, Swim to the Moon, you can certainly imagine these jewelry pieces are fantastically dreamy! The self-taught designer, Stefani Stoyanof, creates these adornments in her Austin studio using wax casting and hand-carving techniques. 

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Cactus Club

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Cactus Club is a favorite at our fairs. From the illustrated prints, to Melinda’s brimming smile, it’s easy to fall in love with these sweet illos and the designer behind them!

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The Loome

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The Loome is one of our favorite DIY Makers! We love how their tools inspire everyone to make things with their hands and create something beautiful and unique!
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