Thing-a-Day – January 16 – visit to a craft show
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.
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 uses 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).