Vendor Feature: Liz Clark Jewelry, Virginia Piazza Pottery, The Hudson Standard, and Matt Pleva

This bunch of fantastic Hullabaloo vendors includes the award-winner for the furthest drive to Hullabaloo (if there was such an award), a third year Hullabaloo veteran, a Hullabaloo newbie, and a hometown favorite!  They should all be able to help you knock a few more gifts off your holiday list, so learn a little more about them and click on their links to start getting some ideas!

Liz Clark Jewelry, Providence, RI

In her metal studio in Providence, RI, Liz uses floral and geometric elements with simple lines and silhouettes to create a subtle-but-striking collection of earrings, necklaces, rings, and brooches. Her work has a sculptural feel, yet her pieces are delicate, unobtrusive, and comfortable to wear. The organic elements of her work lend a classic feel and timeless elegance to balance the modern edge of the shapes and materials used in her unique jewelry.  Whether you’re looking want an un-fussy brooch for a classy lady on your list, a unique statement necklace for New Year’s, or a gorgeous pair of studs for a trendy teen, Liz has the perfect piece! It’s her first Hullabaloo and she’s making a long drive to join us, so give her a warm welcome! 


Virginia Piazza Pottery, Beacon, NY

As soon as Virginia started working with clay, she knew it was her medium! After experimenting with different firing techniques and types of pieces, Virginia now focuses on functional ware, mostly with porcelain in a limited glaze palette; lately, though, she’s been incorporating some neat embellishments. Her work is clean, simple, and charmingly understated, with a muted color palette and comforting, functional shapes. Her mission is to make work that speaks to the user and finds a special place in their everyday life. Virginia’s work somehow feels both familiar and completely fresh, bringing to mind breakfasts on summer porches and cool nights spent in warm places!  Her bowls, mugs, vases, pots, sugar bowls, nesting bowls, berry bowls, and serving dishes make great gifts for so many occasions. Virginia has been with us from the beginning, so please join us in welcoming her back to Hullabaloo!


The Hudson Standard, Hudson, NY

Using traditional processes that date back to colonial times, The Hudson Standard hand-crafts cocktail bitters and shrubs (deliciously tart syrups made of fruit, spices, vinegar, and sweetener) that are creating delicious cocktails, sodas, foods, and sauces in top-notch regional restaurants and in homes nationwide. Their products highlight the flavors of the Hudson Valley (think Apple Coriander Maple Shrub and Spruce Shooter Bitters, for starters) and work with NYS farms to source the best ingredients. Doesn’t a nice fall cocktail (like the Pear Honey Ginger Shrub with rum, gin, or bourbon!) with Thanksgiving dinner sound like a good idea? Stop by The Hudson Standard’s table at their first Hullabaloo and pick up some of their products for the home bartender or chef on your list...and some for yourself!


Matt Pleva, Kingston, NY

If Matt Pleva’s intricate work looks familiar, it’s because he was one of the muralists whose work was part of the O+ Festival last year!  On a smaller scale (pretty small, actually) he creates these incredible dioramas, illustrations, and miniature pen and ink drawings, and turns them into wearable art (buttons, earrings, pendants) and display pieces. He takes his inspiration from his vast range of interests including history and pop culture—so you’ll find tiny scenes from Dr. Who, Monty Python, Office Space, Star Trek, The Wizard of Oz and more, as well as historical “reenactments” in pen and ink! He also offers a large selection of prints, cards, and postcards.  Have a favorite movie moment you’d like him to recreate in paper? He does commissions! Stop by Matt’s table at his first Hullabaloo and check out his work—he’s got a piece for every type of enthusiast—and if you don’t see your favorite, he can probably make it for you!

Sponsor shout-out

Sponsor Shout-Out: Bailey Pottery Equipment and Ceramic Supplies Makes Gift-Giving Artier

Know what makes a great gift for just about anyone on your list? No matter what their style and preferences, we’ve got a potter or ceramists at Hullabaloo that has the perfect mug, vase, bowl, or cup for them! But what’s on your favorite potter or ceramicist’s wish list? Bailey Pottery Equipment and Ceramic Supplies can help you there!

Located on TenbroeckAvenue in Kingston, Bailey has been manufacturing innovative pottery and ceramics equipment for 36 years. They carry everything from the smallest tools to the biggest kilns, and all the materials and accessories to go with them… so whether the artist on your holiday list is just beginning or has been doing this for as long as the Bailey folks have, Bailey’s customer service staff can give you expert gift-buying advice and set them up with everything they need (that’s what they’ve been doing for studios and schools since the 70s!) Still can’t decide?  A Bailey gift certificate will be just right!

Maybe you don’t know any potters or ceramists—but you’d like to be one. At Bailey, they can help you select the right equipment, tools, and medium to nurture your creative endeavor.  They’ve also got a fantastic selection of books and DVD’s to help you advance your skills and explore your chosen medium, and can recommend the right ones to get you throwing pots and firing ceramics in no time. They even offer lectures and workshops for a range of interests and skill levels.

Their prices are competitive and they offer super-fast shipping, with many of even the largest items shipping for free.  Want to get a jump on your holiday shopping? Get on it: their Fall Sale ends on October 31st. Shop online at

This community of creatives is so lucky to have Bailey Pottery Equipment and Ceramic Supplies right here in the Hudson Valley, and Hullabaloo is so thankful to have their support! Anne and her company are active in many local initiatives, including the Midtown Arts District, and we’re thrilled to make them part of Hullabaloo this year!

So, if you know an artist, make their holiday a little artier with a gift from Bailey; if you ARE an artist, treat yourself! For those less artistically inclined, buy an awesome handmade bowl—that may likely have been made with something from Bailey’s…you’ll be shopping local twice over!