Coming Attractions: Where Craft Meets Innovation on October 20

We’re super excited to be hosting our inaugural “maker happening” at Concreteworks fantastic 85,000sf facility in a former steel factory on the waterfront in Alameda. With a Market & Showcase featuring over forty makers, tours of Concreteworks factory and their innovative fabrication methods, Oakland food truck Coolinaria, and locally made coffee, ice cream and treats, it’s not to be missed by anyone that appreciates quality craft, design, and locally made products. To whet your appetite, here is a roundup of our newest Bay Area Made members that will be showing and selling their work.


Left: San Francisco-based artist, designer, and builder Yvonne Mouser creates furniture, sculpture, and home objects, including this Superstition Hand Broom – inspired by an old superstition that it’s bad luck to rest a broom on its bristles.

Right: Alice Tacheny Design is a design studio based in Marin County that designs and creates home hardware and accessories using elemental forms and familiar materials that are beautiful and tactile. The concrete 770 Caddy is a nod to the repeat arches of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 770th and final commission – the Marin Civic Center.

Left: Berkeley-based Ginger creates dresses and caftans for the modern woman who believes in looking good without all the fuss. The versatile Indigo Linen Dress has a V-shaped neckline, pockets, and works great with any color.

Right: Stella Fluorescent is a San Francisco-based collaborative design studio whose focus is on making beautiful, thoughtful objects that take the form of fashion accessories, jewelry, and textiles.

Left: Oakland’s Drifter Organics makes certified organic and cruelty-free body butters and body oils for anyone who doesn’t want to rub chemicals on their skin. Created by a mother-daughter duo whose mission is to merge contemporary and holistic living without sacrificing style or personality.

Right: Moriah Okun is the San Francisco-based artist and maker behind MOkun, creating one-of-a-kind rope vessels, planters, trivets, birdhouses and more.

Left: Marin-based Melissa Holden Art creates block-printed and screen-printed abstract and illustrative images with a clean and bold minimalist aesthetic.

Right: Molly McGrath of molly m designs is a San Francisco-based, former architect turned designer, whose laser cut jewelry, bags, art and home wares are a hybrid of design, craft, and tech with a focus on the applied arts.

Left: Berkeley’s Harvest & Mill make casually stylish men’s and women’s apparel with 100% USA organic cotton and natural, non-toxic dyes.

Right: Boots Riley, writer and director of the brilliant Sorry To Bother You, sporting a USA Navy & White Duck Canvas Varsity Jacket by Oakland’s Kali Made Goods.

Left: East Bay brand Esselle makes tabletop décor that is beautifully handcrafted and purposeful for all occasions; from serving your wedding to home entertaining.

Right: San Francisco-based Koeppel Design is a woman-owned and operated design studio that makes handcrafted products to organize, display and store vinyl records and analog music for music collectors and audiophiles.

Left: Oakland’s Anecdote Candles is committed to making home fragrance a conversation piece. Inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends, each candle is an everyday luxury designed to remind us of stories worth sharing.

Right: Basik Candle Co is a San Francisco producer of handcrafted home fragrance goods that are design focused and environmentally friendly.

Left: Martine is a small batch leather accessory line made in Oakland. Each piece is made by hand from start to finish, and is meant to last a lifetime.

Right: The Navy Blue French Terry Hoodie from Oakland’s EIGHT + SAND has all the qualities of a great hoodie but with a more sophisticated style, blending the coziness of a favorite sweatshirt with a no-bulk fit, perfect for layering.

Left: Since 1999 Oakland’s Due Torri Coffee Co has been roasting specialty coffee from sustainably grown, fairly traded and unique varietals from every coffee growing region around the world.

Right: Alameda Fruit Co. specializes in homemade preserves and marmalades using seasonal produce grown on the island of Alameda, made in small batches with unique flavor profiles.

Image at top of page: Turn 1 papercut by molly m designs.

Where Craft Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase
Saturday, October 20
11am – 5pm

Concreteworks
2033 Everett Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Click here for details and vendor list.

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