On Friday Sept. 24 I will be joining a group of local Etsy sellers for a one-night event here in Memphis. Come by and say hi if you are in the area, it should be a cool show and a good time!
From the press release-
"They may sell their handmade art, functional items and accessories all over the world on Etsy [www.etsy.com], but these 14 Memphis artisans are appearing “live” to host Meet Your Maker, a one-day showcase on Friday, September 24. Etsy is the world’s largest online marketplace for handcrafted goods, with 400,000 vendors currently listing 6 million items. This local sale by some Memphis Etsy sellers will be held at the Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Avenue, between Front Street and South Main.
“While selling our work on Etsy gives us all a steady revenue base, we rarely meet our customers in person, and people want to know where, and who, their goods come from,” said knitter Papatya Curtis, who is co-organizing Meet Your Maker with potter Melissa Bridgman. “We can’t meet everyone, but at least we can spend a little time with our local customers.”
The Memphis “makers” produce and collect fine art, fiber art, sewn crafts, jewelry, pottery,stationery and home accessories. Meet Your Maker will include items such as organza flower pins, hairclips, and other accessories; aprons, baby carriers (slings) and fabric baby shoes; fine art and fine art photography; handspun yarn; vintage items and vintage-inspired Halloween assemblages; as well as art nouveau-inspired fine art prints. Free shoppers’ snacks will be provided by Goodnight Gracie Specialty Foods."