Skip to content

Thing-a-Day – January 16 – visit to a craft show

January 24, 2015

Day 16 of the Thing-a-Day Challenge

Materials: the excuse of helping a friend in her booth, the time to do it

OK.   I will admit I am cheating a bit on this one, but the American Made show was just too tempting and my friend Karin Abromaitis needed a little booth help.  She makes beautiful ceramic window bowls and copper jewelry.

image

dconstructPhoneCaseI guess what I “made” was a visit to see a huge amount of wholesale crafts at the DC Convention Center.

Many of the artists incorporated recycled or eco-friendly materials and processes.  Two that stood out were Spiritex, a clothing company from North Carolina that thuses organic and responsibly sourced/grown fabrics and dyes. Who wouldn’t love a t-shirt printed with an image from Ernest Haeckel’s Artforms in Nature?

I was also drawn to the eco-conscious materials used by dconstruct.  I wasn’t really able to take photos (no-no in many shows, especially wholesale, where artists are worried about people lifting their ideas).  But Sean Reico let me take a photo of his cool phone cases (on the left) made from recycled resin with embedded objects (yes those are tiny washers and real leaves).

 

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: