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.
An afternoon of good vibes with one of my favorite painters and her posse of amazing ladies.
Sunday March 12th
3 to 6 pm
snacks, drinks and tunes
Paintings by Ghilly DeYoung
Ghilly DeYoung is a San Francisco based mixed media artist. Her work often references nature and usually includes text and collage. She considers the creation of her work a spiritual practice and the imagery, sacred. She is also an Art Educator, teaching elementary children for the past 15 years. She has shown her work in a variety of venues in the Bay Area, as well as in Massachusetts where she grew up and studied.
Natalie Rose Silva is the heart and soul behind GODSEYE OILS. She uses organic, therapeutic grade essential oils to create Natural Fragrance Blends, Body Butters, Hair Products, Custom Oil Blends and More. Each product is prepared and packaged by hand and with Love. The healing prayers and intentions for this entire line are infused into each product. Every ingredient is treated as sacred and therefore IS sacred. The plant oils used to create these beauty products are honored and revered as medicine.
Erika Wright created these bars out of simple necessity. After reading David Wolf’s book Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, I imagined that a lot of the foods he had researched would go together very well and the first SupahStah Dark Chocolate Superfood bar was born.
Erika began making the bars for her husband and herself. They would often eat them for breakfast, before yoga or a run. The results were obvious and instant. They found More energy AND so much delight that came from eating something so YUMMY! Erika started making them for friends and clients and the rest is history.
Winter Faire: Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm
Come get some rad holiday gifts from some of the most talented artists in the West.
Curated by Jasmine Hamed from @thesecretsouk
Goods from @thesecretsouk
Dream catchers by @stylistjasmine
Glass Feathers & such @thewildernessworkshop
Lasso's by @Julia_khan_anselmo
Jewelry by @amandahuntjewelry
Woodworks by @alephgeddis
Textiles and weaving by @theghostdancer
Ceramics by @ramblingbird
Wooden plates, bowls & vases by JS Gowdy
AN AFTERNOON OF WELLNESS AND INNER HUGS.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH 12:00-6 PM
12-2PM FINDING YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE: LED BY KATHRYN SCHIFF
3-4:30 TEA CEREMONY WITH JADE BRUNELLI
3-6 PM REIKI & CRYSTAL HEALINGS WITH ERICA CASSANO
4:30-6 PM TAROT READINGS WITH JENN JONES
LIMITED AVAIL. SPIRIT GUIDE WORKSHOP UP TO 15 PEOPLE.
SPIRIT GUIDE WORKSHOP WILL BE RESERVED ONLINE FOR $20.
DONATION BASED: $15-25 PER READING/HEALING.
DRINKS AND SNACKS FROM URBAN REMEDY
Reiki and Crystal Healings
New Yorker gone West Coast, Erica Cassano will be offering reiki treatments. Reiki is healing energy transmitted through gentle touch and is incredibly relaxing. Erica often uses crystals in her sessions; each crystal used has a different energy and purpose. Reiki has been a transformative and joyful additional to her world.
Meet Your Spirit Guides
Explore the realm of invisible helpers here to assist you on your journey. This fun, interactive exploration will acquaint you with your guides, spirit helpers, and angel beings. These beings watch, teach, and help you heal on this physical journey into spiritual awareness. Learn how to work with them. This workshop helps you to clear away old notions of having to be In Total Control, and offers simple intuitive techniques for communicating with your guides. Ask for solutions to be revealed, for creative inspiration, for a great job, for more love... Ask and you shall receive.
Kathryn Schiff is an Energy Healer, Clairvoyant, and Intuitive Teacher. She trained at the Center For Inner Truth in Santa Fe, NM. Kathryn practices a unique method that looks at a client's growth cycles, life path, and facilitates healing. Kathryn was recently featured in the book, The Top 50 Psychics in the US. 2016 Edition.
Jenn Jones owner of North South East West in Olema, is a writer, entrepreneur, modern mystic and lifelong practitioner of the esoteric arts. She uses Tarot to help guide the inner wisdom, and as a tool for deep self-knowledge and awakening. Using the three-card layout and five card pentagram layout in a one-on-one dialog, we will reveal and clarify what in your deepest heart you may already know.
Jade Brunelli offers tea ceremonies in retreats/gatherings/workshops. A beautiful experience of collaboration. She serves the tea found during trips with tea mentors, tea growers and tea masters in Asia. It is served quietly, in the form of a meditation, inspired by zen buddhism. Typically pu-erh tea is served, which is very grounding, calming and rooting.
Tea (“Cha” in Mandarin) is an ancient medicinal beverage consisting of water poured over the leaves/buds of a sacred plant native of Asia named Camellia Sinensis. She is a spirit teacher offered to us by mother earth and has inspired the Taoists and Sages for health, longevity and meditation. When Tea meets us, we find ourself completely present in the moment, in harmony, connected with the environment. We are transported into blissful presence, our senses are fully awake and our mind clearer. Her leaves wash away our Ego, and bring us into a state of communion and wisdom.
Jade was honoured to meet the mother Camellia sinensis in her native land, southern of China, and taste her medicine directly from where she grows, where she breathes. She put her on the path of the most precious leaves, and introduced her to Pu-Erh, oolong, red, white and green cha. She became a student of the leaves.
Me and my pops decided we wanted to share something we both love, I love feathers and he loves to create stained glass art. Together we are sharing with everyone our father and daughter approach to hand crafted family goods.; The Wilderness Workshop.
We live 3,137.6 miles from each other.
Me, Thayer, the daughter, in San Francisco, Ca. My pops, Joe, in Island Pond, Vermont.
My pops is a man of many trades. Chef, motorcycle enthusiast, tractor driver, mountain man & craftsman. I am a photographer always looking for light, color and beauty in the everyday.
July 9th, 2016
I recently went to Todos Santos and became fast friends with Morgan Leigh; Owner/Designer of LOVEleigh Designs. Come check out her amazing goods, and to boot she is just plain charming!
LOVEleigh designs is a handmade clothing company based out of Baja, Mexico, Byron Bay, Australia & BC, Canada. Hand made selected pieces are crafted, often one of a kind, with original concepts and fabrics. The idea is to keep everything natural and comfortable-inspired by the earth, the sea and the ins and outs of everyday life.
LOVEleigh would like to become a socially conscious clothing company, focusing on promoting human rights and workers rights in every aspect of the design, creation and sales process. We would like to give back to communities all over the world and work with grassroots initiatives to help those people that just need a helping hand and a little bit of love :)
Instagram: @/# loveleighdesigns
End of Summer
A teenage girls photography exhibit.
Call for entries ends August 18th. Send all entries to email@example.com
Basically it all started when Family Circle Magazine asked me to photograph Amy & Julie along with their teenage daughter Cleo. Coincidentally they were also my neighbors. Small world huh?
The shoot went swimmingly and Cleo the shutterbug agreed to intern for me over the summer. As both a thank you and celebration of all the fabulously talented teenage girl photographers, we are having an End of Summer photography exhibit at The Native Daughter.
Curated by: Cleo, Sidney & Phoebe.
Social Print Studio is so rad to donate their awesome square prints for this exhibition. Thanks you beautiful folks! If you don't know them well then hurry up and check them out HERE. We all need to get them out of our phones and onto our walls. Their giant photo strips rock!
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
Liana lives in Oakland with her hubby, Robb, and their puppy, Camper. Every weekend Liana wakes up, puts on an old hat, and goes outside to paint. A 4th-generation California native, her favorite subject matter is naturally the California poppy. During non-weekend hours, you can find her at Creativebug — an online art + craft video site where she is the editorial director.
July 17, 2016
Join us for our opening bazaar on this full moon.
Bring your mates & throw on a flowery dress. We will be spinning records and sipping cocktails with our tribe.
FEATURING: BCB SHEPHERDESS, THE WILDERNESS WORKSHOP, BIRDVIEW DISTILLERY, MILES TO ROAM, JUNIPER RIDGE, NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST, BIG MESA DESIGN, & MORE.
Leashed dogs (except Leila) and well behaved kids welcomed.
See calendar for details
Monthly coffee meet up to spend an hour chatting about photography, inspiration or sharing images that make you smile.
Dates change monthly & 5 folks maximum. Photographers announced 1st of every month. Email to get in the line up!
Natasha Zoë Garrett from Miles to Roam is a most beautiful soul that collects vintage for wanderers.
Miles to Roam is a traveling treasure shop. Their home is wherever the wind blows. They believe in freedom of movement and the beauty of constant change. Their mission is to travel the country and the world searching for beautiful vintage and artisan-crafted goods. They have no tangible location. They roam wherever they feel called and will pop-up for short periods of time to share their finds with the world.
Stay tuned for trunks shows with this magical babe. Go here to see more eye candy
END OF SUMMER: DATE TBD
Anna is part of our tribe and I can't wait to get one for my own home. Stay tuned for show date. You are not gonna want to miss this rare chance to collect her work. I adore Anna and over the moon to share her work at The Native Daughter this summer.
Brockmeyer graduated from the SAIC in 2010. She has since utilized her skills in multi-mediums to make a vast portfolio of work. Her sketch book has complex natural landscapes stripped down to geometric shapes and block-like patterns. She attempts to capture the gesture and feel in her quick sketch book studies, that way when she is back in her studio she has a basic composition worked out and is ready to elaborate with color and scale. Her goal is to emulate the natural worlds ease to create beauty. Shapes and compositions stay with her– in her minds eye– and she tries to capture those imprints into her art work.
While a student at SAIC Brockmeyer apprenticed with a husband and wife team in LaPorte Indiana. There she learned the Art of paper-making and printing and dabbled in ceramics. This basic process, where paper made from scratch is sourced within 100ft of her and unfolded over a 24 hour period, resonated with her. While revisiting papermaking and natural fibers Brockmeyer’s recent works of landscape paintings organically meld with paper making textures to reflect these seemingly dissonant processes into a unique and organic artistic perspective all her own.
Born and raised in Zürich , Switzerland. His works range from installations to conceptual and performance.
Working with Tian Harlan ( inventor of Colortime ) for 10 years on various projects have mainly influenced his recent works. Working at Levi Strauss & Co since moved to the US 2 years ago. Enjoying collecting vintage clothing and living in Sausalito, Ca with his wife Alison and daughter Vivienne.
For this show he collaborated with Gem on a 1 month journey working out of The Native Daughter studio in Sausalito.
Gem was born and raised in the Bay Area, he graduated from the Art Institute of San Francisco and currently working at Levis as graphic designer.
In his free time he likes to stay creative by working with various brands ranging from clothing lines to specialty stores. He enjoys chilling with his fam, spending time with his lady having drinks and laughs with friends.
One night only July 16, 2016
4:00 pm til Dark
Dash against Darkness is a submission based show focused on our great momma earths Night Skies.
Please send all submissions to thayer(at)thayergowdy(dot)com
We are fond of jpegs no more than 1MB. Send along compressed dropbox link or small jpegs only attached to email.
Please send entries no later than June 10, 2016.
All images will be available for purchase online following the opening.