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Meet the Craftsperson: Yarnarchy!

Posted October 6, 2016

Please join us in welcoming Yarnarchy! to the Pike Place crafts community! Jennie Goforth makes beautiful hand-spun, hand-painted yarn, all without electricity on her farm in Skagit County. "Radical yarn for radical living!"

Meet the Craftsperson: Aaron Murray

Posted September 1, 2016

A ceramic artist for more than 25 years, Aaron Murray creates porcelain figurines and earthenware that combine his love of folk art and animal forms with a dash of humor. At first glance his display appears to be an ancient artifacts exhibit, but upon closer examination you'll find a delightfully quirky menagerie of animals, robots and other objects, each handcrafted and imbued with its own distinct personality.

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Hip Threads for Tiny Humans

Posted August 10, 2016

Say hello to Beluga Baby, seamstress Haley Corriell's line of super cute, hip, handmade baby gear. Stroll, toddle and crawl to the North Arcade crafts market on Mondays and Thursdays (and some Sundays) to peep and purchase these precious products in person.

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Meet the Craftsperson: Sarah Goldenberg

Posted November 3, 2015

Meet the Craftsperson: Sarah Goldenberg

Popular Pike Place Market hat maker Sarah Goldenberg hitchhiked her way to Seattle from Washington, DC in 1978, landing in the Emerald City with just $10 worth of dimes in her pocket. But she fell in love with the city, and she’s been here ever since.

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What happens to wine barrels when wineries are finished using them? Brothers Ron and Loren Ballard have come up with an array of creative uses that keep this amazing wood out of landfills: they reclaim the barrels, incorporating metalwork with the luscious naturally wine stained woods for wine racks, wine glass holders, lazy Susans, and more.

After he retired, Loren was searching for a project when a friend asked him to build a wine barrel cabinet. It was an idea that spurned a new business venture, one that Ron later joined.

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