The DIY spirit is alive and well in California—a place where skilled craftspeople have been improving their homes and lives with beautiful, useful objects for years. Celebrating makers and creators, Makers Market sells American-made goods for a new generation. Starting out as a website and now a beautiful San Jose shop, Makers Market showcases the best of the West, selling clothing, jewelry, furniture, and ceramics with a timeless feel. Makers Market takes pride in selling only pieces made in the USA, and its old-fashioned, general store vibe harks back to an era of explorers, adventurers, and pioneers who made California what it is today.
Included in the large selection of handmade goods are pieces by artisan makers living and working in the South Bay.
Nina Kulick creates hand-drawn maps and illustrations in her Los Gatos studio. These maps are printed on tea towels, cards, and totes with made with high-quality, eco-friendly materials.
Gypsy Vine Candles
Sarah Moody sells all-natural soy candles handmade in Campbell. The candles are poured into mason jars or recycled wine bottles and come in scents such as: apricot and herb; lavender; and oakmoss and amber.
Joan of Artware
Susie Gaffney makes bracelets out of leather and metal, inspired by a trip to the South of France which rebirthed her creative spirit. These cuffs vary in size and color from soft brown and blue to harsher black and silver.
On May 6th from 12pm–6pm, Makers Market will host makers from all over the Bay Area outdoors in the center of Santana Row (across from Left Bank Brasserie). People can browse locally made jewelry, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soap, candles, and more. This is the perfect opportunity to find a Mother’s Day gift and support local businesses at the same time. There will also be a terrarium workshop (tickets required), live music, and complimentary wine and small bites.