PURCELL TRADING CO is a collaboration between Meghan and Jeff Purcell, a dynamic duo living and working in Livingston MT.
Meghan makes art through the ancient technique of wool felting, Meghan explores ideas of genuine connection, sustainability, and the integrity of the human hand in an industrialized society. From being a part of each sheep shearing to felting each piece entirely by hand, every step of the process is highly intentional. Through the use of raw and found materials native to her surroundings, her innovative and texturally rich designs redefine Western Landscape Art and transform preconceived notions about this traditional medium.
Jeff is a ceramic artist working with a brick wood-fired kiln. Driven by simplicity his ceramics are inspired by creating a functional piece of art that mends well in a rustic or modern home décor. His goal is to reconnect to the Earth through daily rituals, grounding us in a process that has imperfections, yet is perfect in nature at the same time.
MILK AND ROSES is a line of jewelry handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana by Natalie Brown, an inspired metalsmith and writer. Her one-of- a-kind, everyday adornments embody a marriage of romance and rust: they have a timeless charm and an organic, wabi-sabi sensibility in which gemstones are raw, metal is distressed, and each quietly expressive piece is imbued with soul. Explaining her line’s name, Natalie says, “The words ‘milk and roses’ evoke thoughts of nurturing, simplicity, beauty, and pleasure, and those are qualities I hope my jewelry will bring to people’s lives.”
SHELTER is a thoughtful design firm founded by Karie and Rob. Currently they specialize in leather and textile handbags, cabins, leather work, home design/build and more.
With a focus on local and sustainably produced materials whenever possible, Shelter's intention is to design and create sturdy, well made, and beautiful work that will last a long time.
Born out of the green mountains of Vermont from a love of wild foraging and the need for a backpack to collect their goodies, Shelter now resides and creates in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC.
CHERLYN WILCOX loves creating abstract art because the options are wide open. Her process is a very intuitive one. One move, a brush stroke, color field, and/or drip, dictates where her next move will be, creating a dialogue between the canvas and paint. Her creative approach is spontaneous. Her paintings reflect an emotional journey that emerge from this spontaneous process.
For ESTHER SULLIVAN, art making is a moving meditation. Based out of her studio in Bozeman, Montana, she uses primitive metalsmithing techniques such as torch work, varied hammering methods and oxidation to create the texture and contrasts that help tell the stories she envisions within the jewelry that takes form. Old tools are used with reclaimed fine metals that all have their own history, and are the building blocks of her designs. This process is a reminder of the power of our own history and how it adds depth to new experiences that lie ahead.
BUCK PRODUCTS creates packs with personality and pure, solid function. Each bag is sewn right in Bozeman, Montana by skilled seam technicians that have been honing their craft for years. Their approach is simple: create a durable product with the least amount of moving parts, because in the end we all need to simplify our lives.
FERN LOUISE can be found just about anywhere with a set of knitting needles and a skein of wool in her hands, a smudge of paint on her face, or a piece of thread stuck to her clothes. She loves colour, and is drawn to rich earthy tones, organic lines and the lightness of being. Her work is a reflection of life's little joys with just a touch of whimsy, mystery, or maybe even some magic.
JUNIPEROUS is Mattie Morton, herbalist, artist and designer. She strives to connect people to the natural world through botanical and earthen arts, gardening and herbal medicine. She makes handmade garments made purely of natural fibers which are then individually hand-dyed with wild-harvested and ethically cultivated medicinal plants.
LAUREL HILL Jewelry is inspired by the form and function of historical cultural adornment, the universal shapes and symbols that we recognize as significant. Pieces are forged in the mountains of western Montana using traditional metalworking techniques with a focus on sustainability.
Laurel believes in the transformative quality of jewelry as a talisman. Her unique interpretations of archetypal iconography seek to create a meaningful bond with you, the wearer.
GABRIELLE WALLINGTON grew up on a farm in rural Australia raising cattle and sheep and growing olives. This embedded her with a strong connection to the rural landscape, produce and community. She started making pottery at a young age. For her, handmade pottery adds another delicious aspect to meals and daily rituals that surround them. Her pottery is wood fired which provides a gentle tension between the manufactured form and the variation of surface created by ash and heat as it travels through the kiln.
CHRISTINE SUTTON was born and raised on the beautiful prairies around Billings Montana. She studied art at the University of Montana in Missoula, receiving her BFA in 2002. Christine has worked as a horse packer and guide in the Greater Yellowstone region, a Montessori teacher, and a NOLS instructor. Christine's art is heavily influenced by the eastern Montana landscape and the animals from her childhood. Her paintings are deeply layered with paint that is applied thickly then scraped and sanded to reveal deeper layers. Christine contrasts the rough earthy textures with a precise and intricate technique where she uses a exacto blade to carve out details. Christine approaches her art as visual journaling. She uses symbolic imagery like trees, horses and foxes to tell stories of her memories.
INDIAN PAINTBRUSH JEWELRY is the creation of artist Sarah Pardee. All of her work is handmade in her studio in Bozeman, MT. She uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to create jewelry that is modern, organic, and sculptural. She is driven by the beauty of the natural world and gains inspiration from the many small details observed, whether it's the patterns of lichen on a rock, the moon glowing through wispy clouds, or the way tall grasses blow in the wind.
WESTERN BOUND is Jill Johnson—making beautiful bags out of her studio in Bozeman, MT. She began her sewing and design adventure in Portland, Oregon. When she moved back to her roots in Montana, she began to focus exclusively on bags. During this transition time, she spent many hours working alongside her mother in her art studio. Her mother shared with her some materials passed down from her grandmother. She fell in love with the feeling of working with these materials and was inspired to honor a skill passed down throughout the generations.
FAT and the MOON is continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovatively simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and nourishing messages of self love, and self care.
JOSH DEWEESE is a ceramic artist and educator. He is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife Rosalie Wynkoop have a home and studio. DeWeese served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.
He is inspired and challenged by the art of pottery and strives to make work that is successful on multiple levels—well designed, comfortable to use, rich with ceramic wonder, and seductive to behold.
CHRISTINE GRONNEBERG is a utilitarian potter working in Helena, MT. After earning a B.F.A. from Montana State University in 2015, Christine moved back to her hometown to pursue her love of wood firing. She believes that our precious, most beautiful objects should be everyday objects and is dedicated to making comfortable, well-crafted pots for the home.
THE WILD UNKNOWN is Kim Krans drawing and painting wildly inspired tarot cards and more recently animal spirit cards. Her journey of discovering the "wild unknown" started while living in New York “living the dream,” studying art, showing her work at galleries and playing in bands, yet there was an unfulfilled part of her. A light was beginning to dim and she was looking for everything external to brighten her. At that time, she found a new teacher, yoga. She started meditating, practicing self-reflection and began on an inner quest. It was during this quest that the Tarot deck emerged and her work continues to reflect that inner listening.
NA NIN's fragrances are made by Kate Jennings inside her home in Richmond, VA. Made from all natural essential oils—They inspire nostalgic feelings that you get from listening to a certain song, a moment of solitude in the garden or woods, or a hug from a friend that leaves you with her scent for the rest of the day.
MIXED COLOR emerged out of love for progress, transformation and the forward motion of experimentation and evolution. this platform for creation embraces the space in between, inclusive and universal in its nature.
Mixed Color celebrates the odd beauty, enhanced by slight imperfections, taking society and nature’s discards and transforming them into usable objects. the limitations of recycled and natural materials speak to the new form, inviting equal parts necessity and intuition to drive the process.
In its physical sense, Mixed Color is a free flowing, ever evolving collection of goods created as an artistic practice, with the challenge of providing functional pieces that are thoughtfully and skillfully made, and most often one of a kind. the majority of pieces are made using natural fabrics colored with natural dyes, or recycled fabrics. denim is especially of interest, the way it attracts almost all cultures, all ages, and all classes with its rugged simplicity and functionality. Handcrafted by Christi Johnson in New York.
ABSORKA is Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis, a textile artist and designer who works with natural fibers and plant dyes in her art practice as well as her collection of one of a kind clothing. She is building an off-the-grid studio outside of Helena, MT that will be the future home of Hi-Altitude Center for Textiles. Trained through a residency at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, Alayna has a breadth of knowledge in weaving, quilting, screenprinting, and dyeing.
KATIE TRAYNOR is a fiber artist living and creating her work in Bozeman, MT. She has been a weaver for almost 20 years, gaining a degree in fiber arts from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in art therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Last year she created Ward Weaving, selling her wall hangings and woven goods. With an appreciation for both traditional and modern weaving, Katie often incorporates materials from the natural world in her pieces. Her work references tribal and bohemian styles, making her unique wall hangings light, whimsical and sophisticated; an enjoyable addition to any dwelling.
ACE & JIG is based in Brooklyn, New York, and Portland, Oregon, and is composed of Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, who met more than ten years ago. As fashion design interns they instantly bonded over their shared loved of antique textiles. After Cary gave birth to daughter Alice, and Jenna had her son James, they felt the time had come to collaborate again. Thus, Ace & Jig was born. An intentional combination of everything from yarn-dyed woven fabric, antique french linens and japanese boro quilts combine to provide textile designs that are as interesting in texture as in color and pattern. Working with experienced textile specialists in India also contributes to the authenticity and unique nature of Ace & Jig’s iconic and timeless pieces.
THE NORTHERN MARKET was established in June 2015 by Lindsey Zinno. With passion for sewing, clean lines, and minimalism, her search for functional but unique art lead her to where The Northern Market is today. Lindsey creates structural and multifunctional fiber art from cotton rope. Her sewing experience has transitioned into high quality art pieces that are used all over the world and available in numerous shops worldwide. The Northern Market specializes in home goods and wearables including totes, handbags, and backpacked available with genuine leather detailing. All pieces are custom-made personally by Lindsey. Her pieces reflect impeccable detailing but we also pride in the high quality and longevity of these handcrafted pieces. Each piece is one of a kind and made to last.
CONSCIOUS CLOTHING is the cumulative vision of Rose and Doug Phillips, a husband and wife team with backgrounds in furniture, woodworking, guitar building, art and design. Their company creates sustainable handmade clothing, using eco friendly and low-impact materials. They source locally whenever possible because they believe in the transparency of the plant to garment process. Not only does Conscious Clothing feel strongly about using only organically grown fibers, but they feel it is just as important to know who made your clothes and to support Made in America manufacturing. Their design studio is located in Rockford, Michigan where a team of talented individuals cut, sew, wash and dye, tag, iron, and ship their unique pieces.
HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE started with the goal of making clothing as unique as the wearer. Launched in September 2013, Hackwith launched with one limited-edition design, and each Monday one new design was posted. Now, they’ve grown to include a Core Collection, Swim, Basics, and Plus, as well as new limited-edition designs on Mondays. Everything is made in-house in their Minnesota studio by a team of talented seamstresses. To reduce waste, many of their items are not made until ordered. HDH's simple and clean aesthetic, quality fabrics, and impeccable attention to detail have made it a favorite of style-conscious women around the world.
MATTER is a socially motivated business focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design and provenance to create travel wear with stories to tell. Their mission is threefold - to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities. They are inspired by the kind of travel we love. Story driven, community based, built on direct relationships and commitment to respecting provenance. Founded in 2014, they began simply with the intention to make where and why something is made, and by whom, matter. An idea borne of conversations and late night dreaming between two friends, Yvonne and Ren, became a mission to make connected clothing - pieces carrying handcrafted grace in each thread and cultural heritage in their colours and shapes.
THIEF & BANDIT is a line of hand-printed, hand-made jewelry and apparel out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Their business model is simple: quality organic fabric with unique hand-drawn prints sewn into garments that are both easy and fun to wear. Their fabric is hand printed in-house using giant silkscreens on organic jersey fabric. The prints are the designs of Thief & Bandit’s founder and creator Amie Cunningham. Thief & Bandit is slow fashion. It’s fashion with consciousness, truly and proudly handmade.
AMONG THE FLOWERS is a small batch apothecary production founded Megan Taber. Ingredients are most often food-grade, completely natural, sustainable, and carry vital nutrients and enzymes. Not only do they look and feel amazing, they are honest and pure, free of fillers, preservatives, and formulated with a high concentration of beneficial ingredients. Everything is hand poured, hand labeled and packaged with love in Placerville, California.
WEE STITCHEREY is the creation of Lauren, who lives in Livingston, Montana with her husband, baby girl, dog, cat and ten chickens. Utilizing sewing techniques she learned from her mother, she creates every piece by hand in her studio in an old brick school. Her goal is to make beautiful handmade items that last and can be passed down through families for years. Her use of vintage fabrics and repurposed materials means less environmental impacts, but also that each piece is often one of a kind, or one of just a few.
LITTLE PITTERPAT is a collection of handmade children's shoes made in Bozeman, MT by Sharie Williamson. Sharie was inspired to make these shoes after searching far and wide (and unsuccessfully) for a pair of soft-soled children’s shoes. After experimenting with a variety of designs, materials and fits, Little Pitterpat was born. These shoes are soft and flexible, yet rugged enough to withstand rough outdoor surfaces. Machine washable, durable, and fashionable.