THE STEEL YARD ART MARKET
October 2nd ARTISTS & MAKERS
Join us this Saturday, September 4th at The Steel Yard for the FOURTH Art Market of the season featuring local artists and artisans! The market is free to attend and open to the public between 10 AM – 3 PM. The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue Providence, RI 02909
Joss Liao A combination of jewelry, ceramics, and glass, the works I’ll be selling aim to bring sentimental and nuanced aesthetics to everyday life. My business name @_intheblanks_ refers to a Chinese character “间”(meaning the in-between threshold) and my works strive to spark monumentality within liminal spaces. It’s about the hope within ashes, growth under debris, essentially and ultimately, optimism. The body of works I’ll sell will also be documentation of my interdisciplinary material exploration including glass, metal, clay, neon, furniture, prints, and paintings.
Kan’s Art I am an acrylic paint artist. I create paintings using acrylic paint and sometimes oil paint on canvas and paper. So, I will be selling original artwork pieces of my own.
Mary Drake Handmade functional ceramic pieces, intended for the home, kitchen, and daily rituals. This includes tea pots, drinking vessels, small dishes and bowls, as well as small trays, planters, and hand-dyed/embroidered soft goods like tea towels. A selection of hanging & stand-alone planters with plants included will be available.
Islay Taylor Islay Taylor lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a contemporary art jeweler, who uses the body as a pedestal to showcase wearable sculptures. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently, she maintains an active studio practice, teaches, and is an administrator at a local non-profit: the Steel Yard.
ODDER MATTER Odder Matter primarily creates and offers limited edition hand-pulled prints using a broad range of non-toxic techniques, including woodcut, etching, monotype, and digital printing. I also produce zines and publications exploring the issues closest to my heart, including climate emergency and social justice. Printmaking has a long and powerful history as a catalyst for change and a method of communication. I feel a deep responsibility to use the power of print to encourage positive action and change throughout my community and beyond. I also recently began working in ceramics again and may offer unique ceramic pieces as well.
Rebecca Ho Mostly functional ware: tumblers, plates, bowls, and mugs. I hope to be able to sell a couple of larger items, including vases, large platters, and moon jars.
Flux Studio I’ll be selling my handmade jewelry, ranging from resin making, beading, wire wrapping, to soldering. For jewelry, I make mostly earrings, but also necklaces, anklets, bracelets, and all types of rings. In addition, I design and sew clothing, so I’ll include some scrunchies at the Fall markets.
Mike Knives Artist, maker, and SWCAHer. DM for custom screen-printed hoodies and plush creations.
PUBLIC black & latinx owned: a community space, shop & gallery
Ed Fay Steampunk shadow boxes, Hand-lettered signs, and objects
Christine Kelsey Fused glass: ornaments, suncatchers, jewelry and small decorative pieces
SOULITA Natural, vegan products as in skincare, body care, and a beard line.
STAGES OF FREEDOM A Black-owned non-profit working hard to improve the lives of Rhode Island African Americans.
Made by Abigael Paintings For Wearing My work is an interpretation of my experience of the people that I love. With the colors they choose, I paint abstract forms that represent the energy that I feel they currently exude. This can shift with each successive painting just as we change & grow with each new day. My jewelry came out of a desire to make my art more accessible. Framed between a pendant setting and a glass cabochon, these acrylic & ink paintings are one of a kind.
MBK BEAUTY Handmade vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics and bath & body essentials
Jane Dillon Ceramics I’ll be selling candlesticks, bowls, cups, plates, baskets, jars, tulipieres, tablecloths, flowerpots, and drawings. From red terracotta through white porcelain through toasty stoneware, fired in the Steel Yard kiln.