Wearable art isn’t what it was 20 years ago. American designers are mixing tailored patterns with bold colors to create garments that appeal to a wide range of ages and body types.
Say goodbye to the days of oversized, loose-fitting jackets, tops and coats. Artists know what customers want
Handmade cards can be gifts unto themselves. Look to this round up of seven studios for strikingly modern designs that will fly off the shelves.
Capture sales in a strong market with this lineup of colorful children’s gifts and accessories.
The jewelry artists in this collection have taken two distinctly different but equally successful paths: some incorporate unexpected materials like fiber with familiar metals; others reinvent silver and gold with unique surface techniques. The result? A dazzling selection of bold yet eminently wearable jewelry pieces.
We’ve collected a lineup of work from potters who know how to use color and line to communicate both beauty and function.
As winter thaws and spring and summer bring warmer temperatures and lifted spirits, expect your customers to search for the best and brightest tableware and accessories. Guide their urge to decorate with iridescent bowls perfect for fresh appetizers, tumblers that tickle the hand, and coasters that bring the outdoors to the table.
Jason Green was in his fifth year of studying towards an economics doctoral degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder when he hit a wall. “I realized I needed to be making things with my hands,” he explains. Although he’d never worked with wood, he was naturally attracted to it, and found a local furniture maker who offered classes in 2003. That led to an intensive 12-week course at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. At that point, he says, “I knew I could do this for the rest of my life.”