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Creator + Director
Director of Development
Favorite Pastime: Music Making
Favorite Color: Mauve (presently)
Favorite RCF: All of them have their charms for me, but New York is my fave.
Favorite Medium: Oil paint, but I use acrylic because I dislike wearing a respirator mask.
Favorite Museum: The Mattress Factory Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite Artist: A duo from Berlin called Re:Surgo made up of Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellesgård. Insane Screen Printers.
Current Inspiration: Space.
Learn more about Mat in his staff interview on the blog!
Julia Kepler Andorka
Learn more about Julia in her staff interview on the blog!
Crystal will primarily be working behind-the-scenes as Operations Manager to make sure every Fair is a success, but if you see her say hello! With a Masters of Business Administration and a background in non-profit operations management, Crystal looks forward to growing RCF and expanding opportunities for makers and artists. In her free time, she hopes to make more art and spend quality time with her Siamese.
Favorite Pastime: Making art! Crafting, photography, making mobiles and wire sculptures.
Favorite Medium: Lately, wire hangers!
Favorite Artist: Just one? Loving chargaux (QUEENS), also these bicycle seats from Obsidian Monarch??
Current Inspiration: Whales. Specifically Blue Whales.
Favorite Pastime: Cat photography & summer music festivals.
Current Inspiration: Vienna
Favorite Medium: Avocado on toast.
Favorite Artist: So tough! Currently Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Favorite Color: PANTONE 331 C
Learn more about Sam in her staff interview on the blog! – Coming Soon
Sr. Production Manager
Learn more about Justin in his staff interview on the blog!
Favorite Artist: Agh! How do you choose one? Carson Ellis. and Maira Kalman. and David Bowie. OK DONE! (and Frida Kahlo. ok done)
Favorite Pastime: Living the fiber life- weaving, embroidery, dyeing, bookbinding ALL OF IT!!
Current Inspiration: CONSTANT STYLE INSPO
Learn more about Despina in her staff interview on the blog!
Creative Content Manager
Favorite Pastime: Molly / television / interiors / flea markets / baking
Favorite Color: Always orange, currently: terracotta
Current Inspiration: The creativity and confidence of @personalpractice
Favorite Medium: Textiles!
Favorite Artist: Yasuji Hanamori
Learn more about Hollin in her staff interview on the blog!
Curatorial + Design Assoc.
Favorite Pastime: Rowing a boat through a quiet canyon with a group of pals.
Favorite RCF: Austin
Favorite Medium: Embroidery Floss & Gouache (not together)
Favorite Color: Red Rock
Favorite Art Space: MOMA PS1
Current Inspiration: I like to play with building blocks when I feel creatively stumped.
Learn more about Madelon in her staff interview on the blog!
Vendor Relations Associate
Favorite Pastime: Potlucks + clothing swaps, Saturdays spent roaming the Dane County Farmer’s Market, and camping adventures.
Current Inspiration: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Azede Jean-Pierre, Yayoi Kusama
Favorite Medium: Rachel’s new to the fiber game, but loving that yarn! Also enjoys making stop motion videos + jewelry.
Learn more about Rachel in her staff interview on the blog!
Web Producer + Archivist
Favorite Pastime: Traveling!!! Creating and collaborating! Biking! Thrifting!
Current Inspiration: Too many! Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Yayoi Kusama, Azede Jean-Pierre, Mickalene Thomas!
Favorite Medium: Leather, leather, leather! Honestly, I love anything related to textiles and I enjoy Shibori dyeing techniques!
Learn more about Ogechi in her staff interview on the blog! — Coming Soon!
Vendor Operations Assoc.
Learn more about Emily in her staff interview on the blog! – Coming Soon
Favorite Pastime: Spending long days at the beach (on the Michigan side of course!) swimming, barbecuing, and making bonfires.
Current Inspiration: Really loving Miranda Skoczek’s paintings lately. Especially the abstract pieces that combine bright, striking colors with cool greys.
Favorite Medium: Currently playing around with watercolors, just for fun. Also, yarn.., and gouache! Guess I can’t pick a favorite.
Favorite Museum: Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris. Seeing Monet’s Water Lilies surrounding you on three sides is incredible. Also loved seeing Braque, Matisse, & Modigliani.
Learn more about Kendall in her staff interview on the blog! – Coming Soon
Each Fair is juried and coordinated in-house by our small yet mighty staff. We’re a friendly and creative group who have a love for all things handcrafted and independently designed. RCF HQ is located in Chicago where most of our staff is based, and the rest of us are scattered throughout the US. Keep an eye out for us at the Fairs!
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