Last fall Grand Rapids received a wonderful gift : Hillery Sproatt! Hillery came to town and wowed us with her nail paintings, embroidered dolls, and positive spirit. Every Saturday at the shop Hillery paints nails from 2-5pm. Not just any kind of nail painting though, tiny masterpieces right up to your cuticles nail paintings.
(photo by john hanson)Tomorrow Have Company is hosting the Rebe Sample Sale! Hillery’s mom Debra Weiss is the designer behind this incredible clothing line. The sale runs from 1-5pm and will have a selection of sale items for you to chose from! Hillery will also be painting nails, have special edition prints, and her embroidered dolls. We hope you’ll join us!
In the shop we put a huge emphasis on supporting local artists and crafters – some as close as out basement and many who also live along the same avenue as the shop. But part of my goal of owning a shop is to bring the work of makers all over the country to Grand Rapids, a place that often doesn’t have great representation of national & international handmade artisans.
Last week we added the work of Brooklyn based artist Doug Johnston. Doug works with his wife Tomoe Matsuoka and a small team of artists to create beautiful & functional objects out of coiled ropes. Doug’s work spans across many more mediums including photography, performance, and installation work. We’re excited to be carrying a wide variety of his baskets in the shop – from pencil buckets to trivets and deep baskets. I’ve been using my trivet for my piles of garlic & ginger.
How I’m using my trivet. Head over to the online shop to get your own!