Highlights from Renegade New York

This edition of the Renegade Craft Fair New York was held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 13th and 14th, 2014. The handmade market had a strong showing of ceramists and jewelry makers and The Kindcraft has selected eight inspiring artists to share with you.

Don’t miss the North American Wildlife Collection of raw porcelain skulls with 14K gold teeth and beaks by Beetle and Flor and other inspiring work as reported by contributor Joseph Mallchok.

Adina Mills

Using clay, crystal, and natural elements to make large-scale pieces of jewelry, California-based artist Adina Mills strives to create wearable art. Her work bridges fashion and art, combining urban and organic aesthetics.

Beetle & Flor

Beetle & Flor was founded in 2007 by designers who, after years of travel in Central America and Asia, decided  to work with worldwide craft communities. Read more about their story and view the collections including the North American Wildlife Collection.

Demetria Chappo Ceramics & Little Bear Pots

Brooklyn-based Demetria Chappo handmakes ceramic home objects, sculptures, and accessories. She shared a booth with Lindsey Schneider of Little Bear Pots. A filmmaker by day and a potter by night, Lindsey finds inspiration in tramp art, Eastern European and African textiles.

Georgia Varidakis Jewelry

Georgia Varidakis creates nature-inspired collection of jewelry using recycled metals and stones. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Melissa Weiss Pottery

Melissa Weiss is a studio potter based in Ashville, North Carolina. Each handmade piece that Melissa creates is made from clay that she digs up on her land in Arkansas and processes herself. Read about Melissa and her process here.

ShanMan Clay Co.

ShanMan Clay Co is a ceramic design studio in Boston, Massachusetts. They use the saggar firing technique to create their signature piece, the geometric planter called Geode – a perfect home for succulents.

Snash Jewelry

Snash is a rugged range of jewelry created by a friend of The Kindcraft, artist Shanna Nash. Our favorite pieces from the Brooklyn-based artist are the gold rings with quintessentially New York phrases like Pizza and Brunch.

Zola Jewelry & Objects

THE KINDCRAFT loves the creations of Gabrielle Miles Silverlight, Zola’s founder and maker of sculptural jewelry and objects. The Massachusetts College of Art graduate lives in Philadelphia and works with mixed media, focusing on hand-carved wax for bronze casting and hand-formed ceramics.

The next Renegade Craft Fair in New York is November 15th and 16th, 2014. View the schedule to see upcoming events in Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London.