This week’s featured local artists
Our art market is online only for the season. Each week, we feature a selection of MCFM artists on our blog, Instagram stories @mcfarmersmkt and through a new digital art market email newsletter. Find unique gifts, kitchenware and and other handmade items while supporting local, sustainabilty-driven artists.
THIS WEEK’S PICKS:
A MANO makes cheerful decorative and functional ceramics priced for art collectors of all ages. Each and every piece of work that is created in the A MANO studio was thoughtfully designed to bring beauty and utility. Using a locally sourced low fire clay allows them to use bright glazes in every color of the rainbow.
“Using handmade pottery means less pre and post-consumer waste than buying mass-produced work at big box stores, and it keeps dollars in the Minneapolis community.”
Fringe & Fettle Ceramics
Joanna Buyert makes handcrafted functional pottery. Most Fringe & Fettle pieces are ideal for kitchens, including beautiful serving platters, bowls and her garlic and oil plates (Just rub fresh garlic onto the little spikes in the center of the dish to mince! Top it off with some olive oil, maybe some more spices or parmesan cheese, and you’ve got an an awesome dipping sauce for bread). Need a housewarming or birthday gift? Combine one of Fringe & Fettle’s handheld berry bowls with some market raspberries or strawberries!
“My work is inspired by my love of cooking and baking so it fits in wonderfully at the market amongst the fresh produce. I’m very intentional with my designs and use them all in my own kitchen so I know they function well.”
Old World Cabinet
Joel Nichols builds custom furniture and accessory items, available at the Mill City Farmers Market as Old World Cabinet. He uses materials ranging from reclaimed wood and metal to locally and sustainably harvested hardwoods. Everything from wooden utensils to furniture are handmade and designed by Joel in his Stillwater studio.
Vikse Designs offers sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry by St. Paul artist Jeannie Trelles. She is influenced by nature, travel, and fashion. Jeannie is drawn to the natural variations of stones like jaspers and agates, and creates settings to highlight these patterns. She cuts and polishes some of the stones featured in her work, like the Lake Superior Agates.
With all in person events canceled for the near future, Jeannie has been working hard to update her website and is currently offering free shipping in the US.
Thank you for supporting local makers and shopping local. You can subscribe to our weekly art market email and follow us on Instagram to see more featured local artists each week. Remember to join us at the market for healthy, local groceries every Saturday!