I've been working on collecting photos for this year's Holiday Market poster for the past couple of weeks. This means I've been making a more concerted effort to get out and about and visit with the craftspeople of Saturday Market. Every one of them is innovative, talented, motivated, creative and (lucky for me) photogenic! I do my behind-the-scenes part every week to help keep the Market going, but I want you to meet a few of the people that really make it happen! Without the dedication of all the Saturday Marketeers, we'd have no unique, groovy, vibrant, forty-two-years-running celebration of all that is Eugene.
This is Kendra Brock. She up-cycles t-shirts into cool, clever dresses, among other things.
Cathy Coulson-Keegan is a self-proclaimed Very Old Hippie who creates beautiful Asian influenced banners and lanterns. You can read more about her on our current Beautiful Booth of the Month page.
Catherine Imo uses fabrics to create collages that look more like paintings than collages.
Donna Crisp makes candles, including these classic old school style sand candles. Just like we used to make in the 70s, only much better.
Amy Palatnick (a.k.a. Amy the Potter) is a potter with a distinctive style. She makes all the kinds of dishes you need, and they are gorgeous.
Katharine Emlen is a nature photographer who specializes in macro (super close up) photograpy, so you can discover things you might have missed in the world around you. She also makes cool inspirational word magnets.
Jimmy Manigrossi is the pet tag man. His daughter Sierra Nunley-Gross is a life long Marketeer, who sells her mom's Holy Donuts at Market.
Pamela Pollock makes jewelry that I really want to own. It's big and dramatic but delicate and very, very up-to-date.
Amy Clancy's clothing and jewelry is entirely different than Pamela's and yet I want to own everything in her booth as well. She's got style!
Chris Clayworth does amazing things with polymer clay. His chromatic, dramatic work is a treat to look at.
Rae Kelley's incredibly adorable appliqued and embroidered baby clothes make me wish I had some little kids around to buy clothes for.
Amethyst, Jessica & Dotti have been my Market next-door neighbors for all of my twenty Market managing years, and tie-dyers for much longer than that. It takes special folks to be the gracious, tolerant neighbors of the busy, wacky Market stage.
So there they are, just a few of the very important people who ARE Saturday Market. Come on down and get to know them, every one of them has great tales to tell, and wonderful things to buy! See you Saturday...