Our crafts are made by local and international artisans. Two from Baltimore are Paula Whaley, doll artist and Henry Jackson, stained glass artist. Both have been featured during our "Meet the Artist" events in the store (see newsletters for more info). You can look for new, one-of-a-kind works throughout the year.
My trips to Mali have given me the opportunity to meet several Tuareg anadans (artists or smiths). I have become fascinated by Tuareg art and culture. I purchase directly from artisans their creations (definitely fair trade) or items they wish to sell to get money. I have gotten beautiful antique and contemporary jewelry, intricately decorated knives in leather and silver, veil weights, magnificent leather neck wallets, unusual leather pillow covers, and nicely designed leather jewelry boxes. I have searched the internet and I can truly say that I have had some of the best selections.
One of our jewelry designers, Earl Jones, also makes copper water fountains. The one we have in the store is about three feet high, with fifteen flower petals. The water circulates from one petal to the other creating a relaxing sound like being next to a waterfall in the park. Custom orders for larger fountains are available.
We have pillows by Shelah, Interiors & Stuff. You can choose from our selection or custom order. Her work is impeccable.
Our small crafts selection is ever changing from key rings and book marks to little clocks and wine bottle stoppers. This is a boundless category and a never ending story.