Last year, on the third Saturday in August, I hosted my first C&V Market. Going into it, I wasn't completely sure what I was getting into or how much work was truly entailed. What I did know was, Berwyn didn't have one and the community was home to some of the best artists & makers. Fast forward a year later and the market is still a monthly happening.
I want to extend a huge thank you to Friendly and Rob Pierce for allowing the C&V to be housed in such creatively energized place. And to Lindsey Susanne Bach, for being my Friendly go-to and C&V Barista. To the C&V vendors, thank you for your professionalism and for trusting me to showcase your work. Last but far from least, to all of you that support the market, your makers community, the arts and buying locally.
The pop-up shops for August 20th are as follows:
*The Chunky Scones
~freshly made VEGAN scones, churros, donuts and pizza rolls will be available. CS bakes with high-quaility ingrediants while keeping compassion in mind.
*Rebecca Primm Ceramics
~Finding inspiration in the world surrounding, each of Primm's creations is a process of layering, experimentation & intuition. The fragile yet functional qualities of clay provide a canvas that pair the utilitarian with delicate surface decoration. Drawn to the vivid color and organic elements of the botanical world, delicate forms & bright colors contrast against the buildings of city living. Each clay vessel is a small garden in the repetitive structure of daily life.
*Ceramics from the students of Morton College
~Taking the stage with Rebecca Primm Ceramics, will be the ceramic work of the MC students. This is a wonderful time to add some unique pieces to your collection. An assorment of styles, techniques and finishes will be available for you to shop.
~A memeber of the Berwyn Arts Council, Gina has been making seed bead jewelry for 16 years. Using bead weaving techniques, Lambert is inspired by reptile patterns. The exploration of color, finish & surfaces of each bead, when strategicly placed, perfectly mimics reptile skin.
*Thunder Moon Studios
~Handmade aromatherapy products for your home and body, helping to give you a way to heal yourself naturally. All fabric is carefully chosen often quirky and globally inspired because healing doesn't have to be boring.
~Purveyors of pop culture vintage and vintage-inspired clothing and collectibles from the '70s/'80s/'90s. Including vinyl records, cassette tapes, VHS, toys and games, jackets, accessories, and our own hand-printed t-shirts.
*The Rough Gem
~Offering handmade Natural Agate, Neo Victorian, and Nerdy Jewelry; Plush Owls, Foxes and Matryoshka Dolls; Mini wallets and other sewn goods, Ceramic Fandom themed home goods, Vintage art prints and more.
*Sur Le Feu
~One of a kind, handmade fabric purses, cluthes & accessories inspired by the simple, clean looks of the past. Once a design and fabric are combined, the combination is never repeated and the buyer is guaranteed to have a completely unique fashion accessory. Sur Le Fue enjoys incorporating vintage details and using interesting fabrics leftover from costume designs.
*Megan Lee Designs
~Offering screen-printed t-shirts, totes, mugs & onsies, MLD has fashions for all your friends and family. Megan's designs and phrases are both whimsical & unique. Most recognizable for her State of Mind T's, MLD clothing makes the perfect gift for all ages. Dont forget to buy your Berwyn Love t-shirt, featuring the infamous Berwyn Car Spike.
~Devour your life. Sweetly dangerous art and adventures. Wired hair ties, clip on ears and other unique hair accessories. Made with love right here in Berwyn. Vicious Cake offers fun accessories for little ones & grown ups too
*Jessy Laubis Handmade
~JLH creates artworks that don't require a space on the wall to be enjoyed. Hand painted, drawn & fabric cut elements are both machine & hand sewn into pillows, tote, toys and framables. Rich textiles give each piece a bohemian flair These funtional artworks are one of a kinds. Custom orders are accepted.
~From whimsically assembled terrariums, to geode & plant gardens in tins, to plants that ride the backs of dinosaurs & animals.....Earth + Art has a portable garden for everyone. No kitchen window, desk or kid's room would be complete without one. The succulents and rock plants used in E+A terrariums are low maintenance plants. theyt requir little watering and love low to direct light.
~ Kymm is closing out all of her resin collage jewelry. Rings, double rings, pendants and cameos necklaces make for fun accessories and gifts. Each piece is handmade and one of a kind.
*As always, this is a free, family-friendly event. Bring a friend, grab a coffee (or Bloody Mary) & enjoy your neighborhood market!
Seriously, how cool is Berwyn?
See you soon~