We use cedar and maple from our 10 acres to make bent chairs, garden items, arbors, carved mushrooms, birds, Northwest local folk art, prints, and originals. We have a puzzle line and we have over 15 different plant divisions, tayberry, and lots of forest natives.
Find us at the Port Townsend Saturday, and Chimacum Market's.
We believe everyday ware should be beautiful and practical. We intend for you to enjoy each piece as you use it … touch it … look at it. We draw inspiration from the many natural elements that are part of our daily lives to design and craft pottery cookware, serving ware, tableware, and sculptures. We throw and sculpt everything here in our studio, using no molds. Our small crew takes the time to imbue each piece with artistic intention, making each piece truly unique.
I feature individually handcrafted copper enamel switch plates. I am self-taught and can do custom colors, created by layering infinite color possibilities. Enameling is the process in which glass is fused to metal using heat via a kiln. I have a wide selection of switch plate colors and styles available. All of the art is original and executed free form. For the more amorphous designs (Styles page), the plates appear more similar, as I use the same colors and technique to create the design. The colors are complex and lustrous as they are layered in a particular way. The art looks painted, but they are not. I've developed techniques using dry powdered enamels, as opposed to "wet" enamels. Each piece is fired individually, the number of firings range from 2 to 5, allowing me to create intricate images. I don't use any chemicals to clean the copper, but vinegar. The screws for the art plates are enameled to blend in, otherwise metal screws are included.
Terra cotta clay and Raku fired signs, plant markers, herb markers, garden mushrooms, vases, and cornets. Lot's of different, colorful garden ware. As a former school art teacher, I enjoy teaching my customers about a unique Asian process, referring to the large photos posted at my booth.
Artist, Janice Speck, started vending at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market about 10 years ago. At that time, she sold felted and decorated clothing, jewelry and felted wall hangings. Over the years, she has become more serious about making art that is personally fulfilling first and foremost. Janice explains, “Making art is something I have to do. I am not making it to sell it. I am making it for the love of creating.” She has moved away from decorating clothing and towards felting. Today, Janice makes felted wall hangings in the style of cave paintings and felted bead necklaces. With more than 20 years of textile and felting art experience under her belt, Janice’s work is playful and shows a mastery and love for the craft.
Janice loves selling her art directly to customers at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market. When someone buys her work, she can see how excited they are, which is really fulfilling for her as an artist. She also loves working alongside other market vendors, whom she looks forward to seeing each week.
You can find Janice at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market.
Millbrook Clayworks is dedicated to making high quality ceramic art through environmentally sustainable practices, and connecting with people in our community. We buy 100% green power to operate electrical equipment (including the kiln), wind powered web hosting, we recycle clay scraps, have a studio with a small footprint, and walk or bike to work most days. Established in 2008, our artwork is strongly influenced by the Northwest Washington Environment: salmon swimming around a mug or plate, bowls etched with mountains, islands and trees gracing a vase. All pieces are formed by hand with durable stoneware clays and finished with beautiful glazes. The result: One-of-a-kind ceramic art made for everyday use.
Find us at the Port Townsend Saturday Market
PO Box 251 Nordland, WA. 98358, Studio: 321 Chimacum Rd. Port Hadlock WA. 98339
I paint a cozy, peaceful, world where I celebrate the gentle and humorous side of relationships. All my greeting cards are printed on recycled paper. I use water-based acrylics and I paint on recycled pine boards from a local business. I have a card line of 28 images that I've published myself, with a few themes running through them: Coffee drinkers, and fish, but they're always popping up!
Henna Body Art (Mendhi) is an ancient art from where henna paste is artfully applied to the body where it stains the skin for up to 10 days. I make my paste with ground, certified organic Rajasthani Henna, lemon juice, eucalyptus oil OR locally sourced lavender oil. I have been a henna artist for over 15 years.
Carlos Roberto Ribeiro
I have been making fine silver jewelry for over 20 years. While my goal is to create a beautiful, wearable piece of jewelry, jewelry making has been about the process. I start each piece with nothing more than a handful of fine silver grains, from which, I make my own wire and sheet, using hand-powered tools. I add my own alloys as needed, and I use natural alternatives to the harsh chemicals (an example is lime juice instead of the acid normally used).
Handwoven garments and textiles for the home, made from 100% cotton, wool, silk, rayon, tencel, and hemp fibers. Many of my yarns are mill ends from a local bespoke weaving operation, thereby keeping many pounds of fiber out of landfills each year. Each hand-finished piece is of heirloom quality, but sturdy enough to be thrown in the washer and dryer. Three strands has a "use it up" policy. Greeting cards are created from leftover warp and fiber beads, and thrums. Each card and necklace is guaranteed one-of-a-kind.
Find us at the Port Townsend Saturday & Chimacum Sunday Markets
Too Hot To Handle is a small cottage industry selling hand crafted, vintage style aprons, and whimsical pot holders, which are machine quilted. My mission is to create long lasting, quality products that enhance the kitchen decor of my customers households.
Gold and silver handcarved Lost Wax Casting jewelry. I use only top grade precious & semi precious color gems and diamonds direct from the cutters! My designs are all original and styles of all periods ...deco, noveau, modern , portraits, figures and animals. Total realism. Miniature sculpture is rare in the jewelry world and my sources are old friends of 35years, so my prices are very low!
Salt Creek Studio
12 years ago I taught myself the art of tile making outside in the high desert near Moab, UT. Over the years, the hobby has turned into a stimulating, meaningful vocation. Aside from tiles (and tile coasters), I create custom backsplashes, vessels, garden wares, soap dishes and more. Salt Creek Studio's goal is to create long-lasting, purposeful wares that provide a unique aesthetic to homes, countering the world of mass produced "stuff."
Rebecca Iverson and Brian Iverson
For the past 15 years, we have made functional and art glass in our home studio. All raw materials, jewelry findings, etc are locally sourced from US producers. Our work reflects a deep love of the natural world and the pacific NW. Rebecca was born and raised in Port Townsend and Brian moved to the area in 2000.
I'm a working jeweler for 45 years. I specialize in totally handmade chains. I also do very affordable solid sterling rings. Some styles can also be used as toe rings. I think it's nice to have a quality handmade piece of jewelry that even the young kids can afford.
I like understanding how things work. And I like making machines and tools that work, function and go.
Blacksmiths have always been makers and inventors of tools. Blacksmiths of old created the first machines that started the industrial revolution. They were so successful that eventually they put themselves out of business.
My shop is a cross between an inventor's laboratory, gadget wonderland, and blacksmith's workshop with the traditional anvil and forge. I make the tools such as the power hammer, belt sander, and forge so that I can make my hammers and tongs, which hold and beat the hot metal that I shape in to axe heads, garden tools and cabinet hardware.
I make things that are useful to the user, but just as importantly, beautiful. Everything I make, from the tools to the coat hooks are meant to be used in daily life, and I believe our every day must be surrounded by beauty. Find us at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market.
Erik and Radha Newquist
Townsend Toad Kidswear
I was a vendor at the Port Townsend Market when it first moved to Uptown. I sold tie-dye clothing at that time. I folded that business when I was hired as a full time firefighter in 2005. Now after recently retiring from working as an RN at Jefferson Healthcare, I have returned to my clothing business. However, instead of tie-dying, I am solid dying the 100 percent cotton clothing with non-toxic, water based dyes. After washing and drying the clothes, I then stamp them with my original designs that I have carved into wood or linoleum blocks. All my inks are non-toxic and water based, everything I use in my studio can be safely cleaned up with clear water, I use no solvents or chemical fixers of any kind. My clothing is primarily for babies and children and my designs are focused on farm animals, farm equipment and some local animals like blue herons and owls. You can find Townsend Toad Kidswear at the Port Townsend Saturday Farmers Market.