Pop-up shop updates

By on 11 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

Last week Carole King alerted us to the New South Maker’s Emporium, a pop-up shop full of goods by local artists. The folks at Helicity were kind enough to share some pictures from the store as well as a partial list of vendors here. If you haven’t stopped by, there’s still plenty of shopping time before Christmas! The store is at 105 South Court Street.

Henri Cheramie
Henri Cheramie is an artist and comedian from New Orleans. The Socks of the Darned come from The Island of Lost Soles, the realm where all the missing socks end up. It is advised not to leave them alone without good insurance. Keep away from pets and the elderly.

Soft sculpture by Henri Cheramie; tea cup candles by Wicks & Willow

Soft sculpture by Henri Cheramie; tea cup candles by Wicks & Willow

Alan Keith Talbert
A tattooist of 20 years, Alan has applied his experience to make recycled Art, paint, wood work, tie dye, and all sorts of found craft objects.

Len and Rachel Dickinson – Naturally Rad
Naturally Rad was born out of a passion for nature and a love of simple living.   Our mission to create simple, wholesome products that capture the beauty surrounding us is reflected in every item we produce.  It is important to us to know what we put on, and in, our bodies.  Knowing from where every single ingredient comes is one of our main concerns.  That is why we use natural ingredients and even grow many of the herbs and flowers on our small farm in Autauga County, Alabama.  Everything is made right in our own home – it doesn’t get much simpler than that!  The soaps are cut by hand – no forms – no similarity in shape.  This not only gives us a unique look, but also enables us to be true to our goal of simplicity.    From our start with a booth in area festivals, to selling in local boutiques, and even making soap for two local breweries using their beer, Our products; soaps, beeswax lotions, and sugar scrubs, smell as good as they feel and that makes our customers feel good about themselves … Be natural.  Feel Rad.

Naturally Rad's wares

Naturally Rad’s wares

Steven Lambert – Cotton and Pine
Cotton & Pine is a design studio and speicalty print shop founded in Montgomery, AL. Along with custom design and print work, Cotton & Pine sells a line of ready-made paper goods, letterpressed cards, coasters and journals all designed and printed in house. Cotton & Pine’s letterpressed note cards are printed on 100% cotton paper made in America, using vintage letterpress machinery.

Mister Allen
Mr. Nathaniel Allen III was born in the Mississippi Delta but grew up primarily in central Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Michigan State University in 1991 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Mississippi in 1995. He served as Director of Visual Studies at Andrew College before moving to Montgomery to teach art at Alabama State University. Mr. Allen has created commissioned portraits, murals, book, magazine and comic book illustrations, logo designs, and participated in numerous art exhibitions all across the United States. In addition Mr. Allen has written and performed original music with the band The LG’s.

Acrylic on canvas by DaNeal Eberly

Acrylic on canvas by DaNeal Eberly

Mariah Reilly
Growing up, I was inspired by books, history, and antique clothing. I would like to share that inspiration with kids today.  My hope is that each doll and bookmark will not only tell a story, but will also help encourage creativity, curiosity, and an interest in reading and fashion. My dolls are based on literary heroines that inspire me (authors and their creations).  They’re made with vintage and reclaimed fabrics and laces that I’ve been collecting for decades.  Their skin is made of natural muslin (some tea dyed) and their hair is made of felt.  Their dresses are based on the fashions of their day and are removable.  They are for playing.  Their bookmarks tell a little bit about who inspired their namesake. I also screen print cotton shirts with my logo.

Becca Croley – Sew Much More
My grandmother taught me as a child the traditional process of making herbs and oils and soap. It’s important to carryon on our culture and heritage, so we have followed in her footsteps with Sew Much More. We make soaps from goat milk, glycerine, baby buttermilk, oatmeal honey, and more. We use only the finest in essential oils and fragrance oils, and we use no artificial product in our product. Our pouts include: lotions, shower gels, bubble baths, salt soaks, bath teas, sugar scrubs, bath bombs truffles, and sew much more 😉 I am also making sterling jewelry.

Lisa Waren
I have worked in glass as a medium since the 1990s.  My interest in glass began with stained glass as a hobby and evolved to include kiln formed and cold worked glass.  I enjoy the process of cutting and forming sheet glass into something new as well as finding ways to upcycle bottle glass. Mainly, I enjoy beautiful utilitarian pieces, whether wearing them or using them at home.

Cécile Suttun
In 2001, I told my mother in Sweden goodbye, grabbed my bags and boarded an airplane to NYC. Almost 13 years later, I find myself living in Montgomery, AL (not sure how that happened). I LOVE to travel and I have seen so many pretty places around the world. I draw inspiration for my earrings and accessories from places, colors and impressions of places I have been so that my buyer can bring a piece of the world home or wear it. I have always been fascinated by the things that connects all people and cultures and I feel as though we are indeed…

Deborah Pucket
Deborah worked in the fashion industry for 30 yrs as well as at ASF in the Costume Dept for 4 seasons. Most of her designs are one or few of a kind and are Vintage Inspired.. “I enjoy working with all kinds of materials, new and up-cycled, to create my unique multimedia items. Using fabric, leather, metal, paper, my digital art and my photography I blend the mediums together to make very unique accessories that are works of art.” Her passions are sewing, jewelry, crocheting, digital art and printmaking. One of the elements that make some of her purses unique is she designs and print out her own fabric.

Necklaces by Deborah Pucket

Necklaces by Deborah Pucket

Athena Atkinson – Athena Creates
A fashion student, Athena designs my own jewelry, and is represented in several stores through the south east. “I love to design so many styles of jewelry and create for people.”

Melissa Johnson Warnke – Wicks and Willow
Wicks and Willow is a handmade candle collection made by Melissa Johnson Warnke in Montgomery, Alabama. The most popular seller is the tea cup candle. Each is one of a kind and hand poured in a variety of vintage and antique china patterns. Melissa also offers soy candles in blue and heritage green mason jars. All candles are made with 100% natural soy wax, so they do not harm the container. Wicks and Willow candles are perfect choice for those looking for a unique Christmas present or hostess/teacher gifts. Melissa also offers a FILL program. You can bring her your own special or heirloom tea cup to be made into a candle. Or, you can have Melissa refill your previously purchased Wicks and Willow candle.

Laura Gaines Waldo
A descendant of Winslow Homer, LGWaldo was born in Alexandria, Virginia and moved to the Montgomery area in 2012. Since then she worked with Abrakadoodle in 5 public schools teaching art classes to over 400 elementary school children. She is currently a supervisor at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in the children’s section. She paints oil paintings of people, trees and animals drawing inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh, the Group of Seven, and the Nabis. LGWaldo is interested in participating in a strong art community that will revolutionize education and southern culture.

Heidi Hataway
A long time home crafter, Heidi has does intricate beaded work for years. Recently, she began exploring recycled wool, felt, and cashmere made into felted bowls, cupcake pin cushions, and teacups.

Robin Birdwell
Hand crafted notebooks and sketchbooks

Winfred Hawkins
Mixed Media Pen and graphics

Prints by Winfred Hawkins, original mixed media by Heather Parish

Prints by Winfred Hawkins, original mixed media by Heather Parrish

Kellie Newsome
Vibrant color paintings

Heather Parrish
Painting

Chad Johnson
handmade woodcraft

Pamela Buwalda
Pamela is a Montgomery native and has always been creative. Even at a very young age, she was making jewelry and sewing. Her work explores the characteristics of leather, drifting away from traditional leatherwork by taking it down new and unique paths.

Cuffs by Pamela Buwalda

Cuffs by Pamela Buwalda

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