It is Mother's Day y'all!!! Let's get together and celebrate:) . We have gathered a unique and talented group of makers, bakers, farmers and creatives for a day of checking out the beautiful, handmade gorgeousness, as well as partaking in some mini- workshops yourselves! Breathe the fresh sea air, take a walk on the breakwater, eat a goodie, get your beauty on, shop a bit and say hi!
The holidays are upon us! So, Moonrise wanted to thank everyone for all their love and support, share some good ol' nog and get together with some of the makers in our community. Lets just say it's a party/ market!
Moonrise Makers Market grew so fast, so quickly, we have outgrown our little Moonrise Studio for the day, so we will be hosting everyone in our friend Leslie Shewring's studio in Fan Tan Alley. (Gracias bonita!)
It is located at 17 1/2 Fan Tan Alley, exactly half way down the alley. The entrance is the same as Westcoast Eco Home. Moonrise Creative will be on hand to greet you at the door. If we miss you, just go through the wooden door, up the stairs, past Eco Home and the Moonrise Makers Market is at the top!
The space will be full of unique makers from our community (aren't surprises fun!)
And lets not forget the music.... Lets just say it will be our Holiday gift to all of you!!
Let's get festive! November 29 th from 11-4 pm in Leslie's studio in Fan Tan Alley.
moonrise winter makers market
At Moonrise we are passionate about handmade goods and the people "the makers" that make them - we encourage, support and form community. We created the Moonrise Makers Market as place to share those beautiful goods, bring together makers, our community and create an atmosphere of slow living. This past November we gathered in a beautiful studio with 20 artisans that are passionate about their craft and who love to create thoughtful hand made goods. We wanted to create not just a market but a market that creates an experience, evokes emotion, and helps fuel an emotional connection with the craft goods and the public.
Fresh greenery wreaths, swags, and garlands are fun to make and provide the senses with delight. They look beautiful at that time of year and smell divine. We used pine boughs, fir, eucalyptus, and added persimmons for colour. We also used beautiful marbled rusty colour ribbon and tied it loosely to the green wreaths to add dimension and create contrast.
We are so grateful that our friend stylist, photographer, designer Leslie Shewring lent us the space for the day. The studio space is all white, which made the greenery pop. The makers that made and sold their beautifully crafted goods made the market a success--- the products were lovely, created with such intention and love.
Quiet moment before the doors open.....
Our goal was simple, to provide an environment where talented makers could showcase their goods in a lovely setting, and our community, neighbours, and friends could gather and see the amazing things that are being crafted in their own city. We are so thankful for all the support and forever grateful to each vendor, the volunteers (Martin of Green Island Builders and Christina), to Lori Preston who helped us with the styling, and the attendees that came and supported. The Winter Moonrise Makers Market was a success because of you all!
The making of spirit wreaths was fun and relatively easy, our friend Lori Preston came up with the idea of spray painting plastic toy horses gold. We had spirit horses added to gold hoops, greenery, and ribbon to create a child's wreath- a little crafted item that adds a fun playful addition to a room. The bottles were easy to create, and have been used over and over since the the market.
We had a few potters at the Market, and fell in love with their effortless style of pottery. The bowl above was created by potter Yoshiko Godo. Her work is exquisite- she draws on her Japanese influences to create beautiful shapes, texture and colour.
We also had the pleasure of having potter Gwen Howey at the Market, her pottery is functional and playful. We were drawn to her natural colour pallet and loved the small details- jagged edges and play on textures.
Makers- artist Lauren Mycroft, designer Korinne Vader, and interior designers Ivy House (Bryn Taylor and Eli Fast).
We look forward to our next makers market - gathering in surroundings that inspire our senses and creativity, meeting our community and introducing the best in handmade goods!