Maker Meetups

Hang with your favorite marketplace makers at any one of these artist interaction sessions. Hear about new products. See how they’re making their work. Interact and ask questions about their careers. Two live maker meetups each day. The maker designs the meetup. Click on a day to learn more & sign up!

Thursday, September 10

11 am — 12 pm PST
Sam Woehrmann

3 pm — 4 pm PST
The Balvenie

Sam Woehrmann

Thursday, Sept. 10

11 am – 12 pm PST

Join jewelry designer Sam Woehrmann on a tour of his studio where he will showcase new work and works in progress. Plus, get a sneak peek into his process as he demonstrates how he constructs a bezel setting for complex geometric stones.


Inspired by the rare bounty of Earth's minerals, Sam’s work combines natural gemstones and precious metals. Each piece is hand fabricated utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques along with modern tools and equipment. Sam is always searching to incorporate unusual cuts and gemstones with interesting inclusions to bring natural elements to the wearer.
www.iamthatsam.com
| @samwoehrmann

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The Balvenie

Thursday, Sept. 10

3 pm – 4 pm PST

The Ambassadors for The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky Naomi Leslie and Neil Strachan tell tales of the distillery and the craftspeople behind one of the most handcrafted single malts in Scotland. As a part of the meetup, Naomi and Neil will walk through a tasting of two Balvenie whiskies: the DoubleWood 12 Year and the Caribbean Cask 14 Year. If you’d like to explore the liquid behind the distillery with Neil and Naomi, you can save $5 through this Drizly link.


New users can save $5 on their purchase with code STANDFAST, courtesy of Drizly.* 

* Must be 21+. New users only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Per applicable law, value may be applied towards order total or shipping or delivery fees. Includes orders of non-alcoholic items. Valid until 12/31/20.


By clicking "Register" you are confirming that you are of legal drinking age. Handcrafted to be enjoyed responsibly. The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky ©2020 Imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY.



Based in Dufftown, Scotland, The Balvenie is a Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery and the only distillery in Scotland that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings, and keeps both a coppersmith and a team of coopers on site. This reverence to natural alchemy and centuries-old craftsmanship makes The Balvenie unique among single malts.


The Balvenie
Drizly

Friday, September 11

11 am — 12 pm PST
Stacey Lee Webber

3 pm — 4 pm PST
Sarita Westrup

Stacey Lee Webber

Friday, Sept. 11

11 am – 12 pm PST

Join artist Stacey Lee Webber on a tour of her gallery, Bertrand Productions, as well as Globe Dye Works, a live-in studio located inside a refurbished dye factory in Philadelphia's northeast side. See what is going on inside her multi-use studio, including new pieces and works in progress.


As a student of history and metalsmithing, Stacey Lee Webber has a passion for reinventing items that have passed through unknown hands and have been a part of unknowable adventures. Stacey sees repurposed vintage coins as the ultimate in American history, redesigning them, reworking them, destroying them, and ultimately resurrecting them into something new to treasure. She brings the serious and amusing together in beautiful metalwork that keeps part of its story ever hidden.
www.staceyleewebber.com
| @staceyleewebber

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Sarita Westrup

Friday, Sept. 11

3 pm – 4 pm PST

Explore sculptural basketry with Sarita Westrup. Get a glimpse into building a basket and layering cement surfaces while conjuring up the textures of the civic borderlands of South Texas.


Sarita Westrup is an artist living and working in Penland, North Carolina. Rooted in basketry techniques and bricolage, her sculptural basketry works are inspired by where she was born and raised, the Rio Grande Valley of the South Texas-Mexico border. She received her MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas in 2016.
tierrafirmeproject.com/saritawestrup
| @saritawestrup

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Saturday, September 12

11 am — 12 pm PST
Briana of Sun & Lace

3 pm — 4 pm PST
Agelio Batle

Briana of Sun & Lace

Saturday, Sept. 12

11 am – 12 pm PST

Join Briana of Sun & Lace on an intimate tour of her studio. Hear stories behind some of the items that inspire her, learn about her process of finishing shoes and the tools involved, and see examples of products available in the Craft Week marketplace.


Briana is the maker and doer behind all things Sun & Lace. She handcrafts each item while her kids sleep or are "helping" her in the studio! Briana aims to provide heirloom-quality shoes and bags that can last for years – and adventures – to come.
www.sunandlace.com
| @sunandlace

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Agelio Batle

Saturday, Sept. 12

3 pm – 4 pm PST

Agelio Batle of Batle Studio will give a tour of his studio and talk about the experimental nature of his practice. A close-up view of two of his most recent projects will be featured. He will demonstrate Ash Dancer, a fully articulating graphite skeleton that draws abstract figures on a specially fabricated vibrating table. With Frame Mutations, the second project to be featured, Agelio will show how he uses graphite paint and vintage gilt moulding to make glitchy-framed, abstract, mixed-media works.


With a background in biology and sculpture, Agelio Batle is a restless maker. Constantly experimenting, he has invented a practice that produced a family of graphite flora and fauna objects (think pencils, as in writing implements) and, more recently, a fully articulating human skeleton… that draws!
www.batlestudio.com
| @batlestudio

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Sunday, September 13

11 am — 12 pm PST
Jenny Fong

3 pm — 4 pm PST
Avery Williamson

Jenny Fong

Sunday, Sept. 13

11 am – 12 pm PST

Meet Jenny Fong of Modern Shibori. Jenny will walk through the fall colors inspiring her and her current collections. Plus, learn how to be stylish and comfortable during quarantine! Jenny will share tips on styling scarves, dresses, and smocks. 


Inspired by minimalist design and traditional Japanese shibori techniques, designer Jenny Fong makes her effortless pieces to exacting standards. Modern Shibori is her California-based eco-fashion brand where she uses luscious, handmade, botanical dyes for organic cotton, linen, and hemp silhouettes.
www.modernshibori.com

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Avery Williamson

Sunday, Sept. 13

3 pm – 4 pm PST

Join Avery for a studio visit and get a preview of the woven tapestries that will be available during ACC’s San Francisco Bay Area Craft Week. During this session, Avery will share more about her process, what inspires her work, and what she’s interested in exploring next. As an extra bonus, Avery will share tips for those who are interested in beginning their own weaving practice.


Avery Williamson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores historical and contemporary notions of the archive, Black pleasure, and spatiotemporal collapse. Her body of work includes weaving, photography, jewelry, painting, and drawing. Through these media, she explores the narratives of Black women in personal and institutional archives.
@aisforavery

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