SWEETHEART MAKERS MARKETPLACE
at JCBA's Hand Papermaking Lab, located at historic T6
(We'll have road signs to guide you in, but there are directions below)
Saturday February 6, 2016
2 to 8 PM

Come celebrate the sweet, the seasonal, and the handmade at our next Makers Marketplace! It's the Sweetheart Makers Marketplace, and we're gathering makers of all kinds at one central location so you can shop, make connections, and be generally inspired (a constant JCBA theme).

The mood for this Sweetheart Makers Marketplace will be festive and a bit romantic (we're thinking date night). We'll have about 18 local makers at the marketplace, offering their handcrafted wares for your consideration. We'll have a print project for you to print at our hand-cranked Pilot Press (so you can make something yourself in the company of our makers). Come support these local makers and their creative entrepreneurial spirit. See what's happening in the local maker movement scene, connect and share ideas, and shop!

MEET OUR MAKERS

We've got 18 local makers lined up for our inaugural marketplace! Here are a few of them.
 
Ingrid Schindall is a local print-maker and bookbinder who owns IS Projects, a letterpress and fine art print studio in Fort Lauderdale. She uses traditional techniques and materials to create handmade books and prints that show a true love of craft. Her goods for sale will include handmade blank journals, hand printed artists' books and limited edition relief prints. www.is-projectsfl.com
 
M.D. Savran shows little artists how to draw animals in her how-to-draw books, designed for children ages 7 and up. She'll be selling her books and will have a kid-size table waiting for aspiring young artists to get drawing. www.iheardyoucandraw.tumblr.com
 
John Cutrone is a letterpress printer and writer and the proprietor of Convivio Bookworks, a local company focused on the seasonal and the handmade. For this Valentine-themed marketplace, expect traditional handmade painted tin hearts and clay calaveras from Mexico, letterpress cards, and culinary herbs and herbal teas from Maine's Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community, the sole remaining active Shaker Community in the world. www.conviviobookworks.com
 
Sandi Lent enjoys working in both clay and paper. At the Marketplace, she will have a selection of pottery and jewelry as well as handmade books.
 
Paper Bird is a boutique stationery company specializing in handcrafted and hand cut fine paper goods featuring bright colors, bold typography and cut paper detailing. Follow Paper Bird on Instagram and Facebook:
@hellopaperbird. www.etsy.com/shop/HelloPaperBird

 
Kellysoap will be offering handcrafted cards and soaps that are made right here in Boca Raton. www.kellysoap.com
 
The Two Cummaras will be at the Sweetheart Marketplace with traditional home baked Italian edibles featuring sweet and savory recipes from their ancestral hometown of Lucera, Italy, and cookies perfect for Valentine's Day.
 
Rachael Ignatoff is a local artist who will display art cards made from paper cutting, photographs, and prints of her original Buddha paintings.  She will also offer Swarovski Crystal Creations and whimsical jewelry.
 
Iguana Fabrics are two interior designer and architect friends that enjoy creating unique one of a kind textiles. Color and texture come to life in hand dyed scarfs, pillows, and decorations. Hand printed fabrics that turn into bags, love birds or charms. 
 
Marc Snowhite & Cindy Snowhite: Marc is a wood turner that enjoys making wood pens, bottle and wine stoppers, bowls and much more. Cindy makes unique jewelry and also knits and crochets. She says, "Marc and I feel so fortunate to have found our passions and that we can express our creativity separately and together."
 
Madeline Hincken teaches paper crafts. "Paper is my passion," she says. "I love to color, cut, and paste to make cards and journals. Making someone laugh with my art is my goal."
 
Gina Skillings work ranges from art quilts and functional pottery to clay vessels with added fiber studies made from hand-dyed cotton, seeds, petals and yarns. Her respect for animals and the environment is reflected in her using no animal products and recycled or natural materials are often incorporated into her work
www.etsy.com/shop/claynfiber
 
www.ginaskillings.com
 
Lydia Rubio is a Miami artist who will be showing print editions, drawings, originals... and maybe a few books.
 
Paper Owl Artists will be at the Sweetheart Marketplace with their handmade cards and boxes, as well as kits to help you make your own collages.

Claire Jeanine Satin will be showing her unique Art To Wear line, which has been featured on Art Loft Channel 2 and at trunk shows at Macy's Miami Beach and Aventura.

Liz Icangelo & Joy Kerschner started Quiet Parrot Project to combine their creative endeavors. Melding ceramics with other mediums, QPP offers unique jewelry and a range of other creations.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

We'll have road signs posted strategically on campus roads to guide you in to the Makers Marketplace! Historic T6 is located on FAU's Boca Raton campus, at the northeast corner, very close to Henderson School and the FAU Football Stadium and directly across the street from the east entrance of Palm Beach State College.

From Glades Road: Enter the FAU campus at the main entrance (the one closest to I-95) and you will find yourself on West University Drive. Continue straight. The road will curve eventually and become North University Drive and the Football Stadium will soon be in view. There will be a traffic light just past the stadium. Continue straight, and make a left turn at the stop sign, onto NW 8th Avenue. On your right, across from the entrance to Palm Beach State College, is T6, a long single-story building with a tall brick chimney. This is the place! T5 is the next building, and then comes a parking lot (Lot 45), we've arranged for free parking for the day in this lot

From Spanish River Boulevard: Enter the FAU Campus at the traffic light at FAU Boulevard. Before the road makes a big curve off to the west, you will make a left turn onto NW 8th Avenue. Palm Beach State College will be on your right, and on your left, you will soon see two long single-story buildings with tall brick chimneys. These are Buildings T5 and T6. Park in the parking lot just north of T5 (Lot 45); we've arranged for free parking for the day in this lot. The Paper Lab is located a very short walk away in T6.

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Paper Lab Grand Opening

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Alterations and Transformations in Book Space

Spring 2010 

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Concert & Poetry Reading

Summer 2008