2014 Hullabaloo: Learn more about a few of our makers!

Gray Works Design –Returning vendor Andrew Gray is from Woodstock, NY, where he makes his press-worthy Footed Platte™ cutting boards (you may recognize them from features in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Dwell Magazine, and Apartment Therapy), as well as small furniture, bowls, and other accessories.  He uses native-species materials from local sources (along with plant-derived, heavy metal drier-free, zero VOC finishes) to create his beautiful non-toxic, FDA-rated food-safe products. Perfect gifts for the gourmet!  

Beacon Knits – Beacon Knits is based in Beacon (obviously) and will be offering lots of cool and cozy hats at Hullabaloo! This talented maker is inspired by combining different fibers, textures, and colors, stitch-by-stitch, into a functional three-dimensional hat, and feels that the colors and fibers chosen suggest a stitch and shape. The hat, she says, is just a response to the materials chosen.  All her hats are beautifully finished, inside and out, and very durable. Show someone you love them by giving them the gift of warmth this winter!

Dream Threads Jared’s dream catchers are a modern twist on the traditional Native American talisman—weaving in beads and found objects, his unique pieces remind us of a combination of a gorgeous spider web and a bird’s nest carefully crafted from colorful scraps and shiny treasures. This Kingston-based maker’s unique pieces are sure to ward off bad dreams and are a thoughtful gift for anyone who could use a peaceful night’s sleep or just a bit of inspired decor!

Virginia Piazza Pottery – Virginia taught ceramics for 15 years and now focuses on making her line of handmade stoneware and porcelain pots.  Simple, elegant, and functional, her work is perfect for serving food and displaying flowers.  Virginia lives and works in Beacon, and is a returning Hullabaloo vendor! 

Sand and Solder Atsuko and Ashley are based in Kingston, NY, and will be joining us for their first Hullabaloo! They make earrings and pendants using a Japanese enameling technique that allows for more color than other metal smith techniques. Truly unique, these pieces have an organic aesthetic that remind us of sea urchins and other beautiful beings. Elegant and striking, they fit any personal style and make great gifts!

KnitSquid Fiber Arts Eliza hand-knits her friendly forest of fiber animals in Pittsfield, MA. Lions and sheep, pink elephants and wooly mammoths, big-earred foxes and purple octopuses, and many, many more critters will be looking for homes for the holidays, and we know you won’t be able to resist! This is KnitSquid’s first Hullabaloo, so help us welcome her and her creatures!