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!