The BAZAAR: An Afternoon of Art & Craft
A selection of wares and artists curated by Native Daughter
Thayer Allyson Gowdy, professional photographer and director and founder of The Wilderness Workshop, coordinates Native Daughter as a collaborative creative workshop at her home & studio in Bolinas. The Native Daughter hosts a wide range of gallery shows, pop ups, exhibits, poetry readings, record & tea parties, rock trading and craft nights, along with creative classes on photography and portfolio editing.
The current Bolinas Museum program Counter-Culture & Creativity focuses on the creativity of the 1960s & 70s, and inspired this Bazaar that presents a small selection of both fine craft masters and new makers with a wonderful array of goods for you to experience, including:
Juniper Ridge: Field Lab
Juniper Ridge creates small batch fragrances that are 100% wild-crafted and produced, using old perfume making techniques. They will bring their Field Lab: a mobile distillery, full of crazy, pre-industrial looking machinery to share with us, along with their knowledge.
A potter for 40 years, this Bolinas master of her craft is known for the sensual lines of her elegant porcelain bowls that often include Etruscan inspired drawings inspired by her yearly stays in Italy.
Sacred Tide Kelsey Kirsch, a Stinson Beach native, uses a range of techniques from hand dyed or screen-printed, to up cycled & refashioned and embellishment to make fresh and unique garments, accessories and home goods.
This line of handmade fiber macramé jewelry is designed by fiber artist Lisa Anderson Shaffer of Marin County, and inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California
Schehera Van Dyke
A Bolinas native, Schehera has been creating meticulously detailed hand-painted one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls, plates and vessels for twenty-two years, along with painted and embellished textiles.
Benevolent Tide Club
Benevolent Tide Club is a trio of women in San Francisco that are made up of Salter Vintage, Mohinders (handcrafted) Shoes and Susan Hoff who creates bags from reclaimed sails and horse harness.
Handcrafted California fine brandy, using sustainable principles to grow and hand-harvest coastal California prickly fruit of beavertail cactus, then they process, ferment, distill, age, and bottle their spirits themselves, all under one roof.
Kurtis Major’s Locust House is a custom jewelry design studio that incorporates natural materials in the formal context of rectilinear design in harmonious balance.
The Heart Way
Artist/maker Julie Alonso creates symbolic offerings of love and hope in dreamcatchers, prayer arrows, wall art, and one-of-a-kind, handmade cards, along with vintage cowgirl boots, clothing and accessories.
Lina Jane Prairie makes highly unusual sculptural baskets from beach-collected materials; primarily bull kelp and walking kelp. She has extensive knowledge of biology and a kelp harvesting license through the state.
The Wilderness Workshop
Thayer Allyson Gowdy and her father Joe share a passion for making stained glass works, leather stools and wooden plate ware.
Small Trade Company
Matt Dick: designer / collaborator / creative
Berkeley based fiber maker who creates handmade and hand-dyed macramé’ plant hangers and wall hangings.
A ceramicist since the 1980s, Bolinas artist Patricia Yenawine creates tabletop and fine art ceramics in stoneware, primarily using anagama wood-firing and salt-glaze techniques.
Ashley Eva Brock & Charlie Callahan
Offering prints and hand dyed one of a kind garments. Callahan is renowned for murals and installations using his iconic images of sea urchins. Brock is a fashion / costume designer and dyer, using primarily natural dyes.
Local musicians Joe Armin (guitar) and Charlie Callahan (drums) use reverberation and complex timing to conjure a mysterious angel/alien like mollusk Kurione “sea butterflies” that thrive in ice flows in the Sea of Japan.
Kate & Andrew Sweeney A husband and wife dreamy folk duo. Kate is also half of the musical group Magic Magic Roses.