• Daniela Kratz of Farmhouse Lab Shares Ideas for Fall Dishes using Her Real Food Dressings

    Healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare dishes perfect for home meals or holiday entertaining.

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  • Jewelry Designer Tiersa Nureyev of Stella Fluorescent Shares Their Materials-Driven Process

    Curiosity, a desire to innovate, and a myriad of questions.

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  • Tools of the Trade: Part 4

    Makers show-and-tell their favorite tools.

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  • 02 Artisans Aggregate: A Sustainable Business Community That’s Home to Juniper Ridge

    Emily Grossman of the wild crafted perfume makers tells us about their innovative maker community in Oakland.

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  • Craft Spirit and Apertif Makers Share Summer Cocktail Recipes Sure to Hit Your Sweet Spot

    Delicious and refreshing cocktails for beating the summer heat.

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Maker Spotlight

Orta Kitchen Garden

Orta Kitchen Garden

Berkeley. Established 2011.

Orta Kitchen Garden makes self-watering terracotta seed starting and microgreen planters at their Berkeley factory and store. Green to the core, their mission is to encourage people to connect to the natural world through gardening, and to make their manufacturing as eco-friendly as possible.

Orta pots are slip-cast from terracotta clay that is blended in-house to ensure its toxin-free. They’re fired only once to low temperatures to save half the energy of typical terracotta production. Glazes are lead-free, non-toxic, and custom formulated to enable their once-fire process. All products are shipped in 100% paper packaging that can be recycled or composted to give customers a zero-waste experience.

Are you looking to have something custom made?

Our Bay Area Made community includes skilled makers and artisans who can create made-to-order goods such as furniture, lighting, decor, kitchen & tabletop, clothing, jewelry, bags, accessories, food, beverages, and body products.

Journal

Exhibit

Highlights of our Bay Area Made Workspaces Exhibit for SF Design Week

A look behind the scenes of 25+ maker companies.

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Gift Guide

Load Up on Supplies for Dad

Locally made gift ideas for Father’s Day, and beyond.

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Recipe

Noodelist Shares Ideas for Recipes Using Their Premium Plant-Based Instant Noodles

Healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare dishes perfect for warmer weather.

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Gift Guide

Cool Treats for Cool Moms

Ideas for giving and celebrating on Mother’s Day and beyond.

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Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade: Part 3

Makers show-and-tell their favorite tools.

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Seen

Inside Stories: Products, Works and Custom Designs in Spaces, Part 4

A roundup of spaces showcasing Bay Area Made members’ works.

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Exhibit

Bay Area Made Workspaces: Studios, Workshops & Factories

Bay Area Made Workspaces: Studios, Workshops & Factories

This online exhibit for San Francisco Design Week showcases the studios, workshops, and factories where Bay Area Made member companies make everything from home & garden, apparel & accessories, food & beverage, and body & bath products. You will also learn about the products they make, the tools and materials they use, and their making process.

We hope this look behind the scenes gives you a greater understanding and appreciation of what goes into making high quality products – and inspires you to support your local makers.

The Mix

Round Earth

  • TKID-Tracey Kessler
    TKID-Tracey Kessler
  • Len Carella
    Len Carella
  • MMclay
    MMclay
  • Blue Plate
    Blue Plate
  • Lynne Meade Ceramics
    Lynne Meade Ceramics
    ...

What We Make Makes Us