Join us for the third annual summer solstice queer makers market
june 23// 11-4 //Flywheel arts 43 main street easthampton ma
This summer's bake sale fundraiser benefits People's Medicine Project!
The People’s Medicine Project is a social justice organization that seeks to address community health disparities by increasing access to alternative and complementary healing. PMP manages a free weekly clinic, a healing garden, apothecary, and an acupuncture access program for people in early recovery. The Project believes that all people deserve wellness and envisions an inclusive culture of wellness, based on an empowered connection to personal health, our bodies, the earth, and each other.
The Western Mass chapter of SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice) is collecting reparations payments from our communities on behalf of and in coalition with Stickii Quest and ShaeShae Quest, who are Black, queer, and trans organizers living in Springfield. These payments will go directly towards buying a house in Springfield in late 2019. Stickii and ShaeShae are leaders of BLM413 and Out Now, and they are working with queer and trans youth and organizing on the frontlines in and around Springfield. We are committed to raising $95k and support Stickii and ShaeShae as they transition into home ownership. We see racism in the the Connecticut River Valley where we live, and we see a legacy of redlining in racial inequalities in wealth and home ownership. Gentrification continues to grow in Springfield and surrounding towns, along with displacement of low income BIPOC, increased police surveillance and violence, and incarceration. Along with other strategies, we believe that providing secure housing as reparations supports the powerful and enduring resistance of Black and Brown organizers in Springfield. Our campaign is in collaboration with our community partners, including organizers of BLM413, Out Now, Springfield No One Leaves, Jobs with Justice, and other members of the Organizer Roundtable Coalition. We welcome contributions from anyone who wants to help buy this home, and hope you'll join us in supporting beloved community! Learn more about our campaign and sign up at wmsurj.com/reparations-campaign.
Willow the Wisp Metalwork//Willow Zietman (she/her) is an artist blacksmith, working out of Lunenburg, MA. Willow has been swinging a hammer since 2004, and strives to make red-hot steel as elegant, cute, and cuddly as possible. Her wife and their flock of sheep and goats are her muses in this endeavor!
Apart from her work, Willow is also obsessed with pickling, and teaches blacksmithing at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI, and Prospect Hill Forge, in Waltham, MA.
Threshold Academy presents Tarot Poems by poets and divination practitioners, Britt Billmeyer-Finn and Zoe Tuck. Tarot Poems is queer, radical and intersectional magic offering participants a tarot reading with a spontaneous poem written during the course of the tarot reading. Threshold Academy is a future bookstore and non-traditional education space popping up in different venues and living rooms in Western MA while working towards the goal of its very own space. Threshold Academy curates poetry and performance events at The But Also Reading Series in Northampton. It offers creative writing workshops, space for ritual and divination and is evolving and becoming always.
Jacinta Bunnell is the author of four coloring books (The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be... and Girls Are Not Chicks). Jacinta's books offer a fresh way for people of any age to take a look at stereotypes and oppression by challenging gender norms and encouraging the reader to form deeper critiques of common children's media. www.queerbookcommittee.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/JacintaBunnell
Anne Thalheimer is an artist and educator based in Holyoke where she creates fleecy monsters & mayhem under the umbrella of My Monster Hat -- custom size & design wearable fleece monsters! You can find her hats on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/mymonsterhat along with her autobio comics, paintings & drawings of monsters and cats, and other odds & ends. When she's not drawing or sewing, she's involved in local politics, working on boosting her deadlift total, and practicing her spelling bee skills.
My name is Chuck Bayliss and I've been a woodworker for about 20 years. I identify as a butch dyke and have been in the queer community for over 30 years. I have my own custom woodworking business called Bayliss Woodworking that I've had for about 12 years. I've lived in Western Mass since 2005 and I live in Holyoke.
blossoming resistance//atalanta sungurov was brought to plant medicine through their deep love and comfort in the wild world while simultaneously navigating support due to chronic illness. They make small batch thoughtfully harvested elixirs, salves, essences & potions. In practicing community based herbalism and healing justice, a big part of the work they do is working to provide access to land & plant medicine solidarity, especially for queer, POC, disabled and (im)migrant communities, integrating mutual healing of ourselves & the planet. Dedicated to providing accessible medicine, they make an effort to follow models of sliding scale and trade, as well as slinging wears to support their family. Their herbals are brewed with consciousness & dreams of creating medicine rooted in social & ecological justice in an effort to support collective liberation in their interactions with the world around them.
Leather Coven was created with the intention of celebrating abundant, transforming, and othered bodies. Founded by self-taught leather-worker Mateo Guadalupe in 2013, Leather Coven has been a leader in the custom-sized harness & erotic accessory landscape, proudly and lovingly representing & adorning underserved bodies. Every piece is handcrafted in Holyoke, MA with fierce love and intention by Mateo. Our designs are created for people of all genders and bodies with durability, comfort, and pleasure in mind. Leather Coven is proud to offer free repairs and refits for life on all of our products.
adarlingdeer//den is a queer and trans potter and print-maker who has been teaching themselves pottery for just over three years. They believe in the magic of making things with your hands and giving them to loved ones and beloved strangers. They believe that queerness is magic, and plants are queer. they/them shop: www.etsy.com/shop/fromadarlingdeer
Tasha Greenwood (they/them) is a Boston-based educator, scientist, and herbalist. Blue Whale Apothecary is a project combining their love of the plants and the ocean. These herbal offerings, including tinctures, essences, elixirs, oxymels, and salves, are made with plants that can grow near or in (think seaweed!) the sea. These remedies are made to support us in radical self-care, resilience, and connection with the land and waters around us. All items are offered sliding scale in effort to make herbal medicine more accessible. bluewhaleapothecary.com
Six of Hands (https://www.etsy.com/shop/sixofhands) is the collective/coven of artists Ezra Rose, Laurel Varian & Jey Barnes, a queer & trans chosen family creating the strange we want to see in the world. All our work (comics, zines, stickers, pins, jewelry, etc.) is handmade individually or collaboratively & may or may not be magic. [pronouns they/them for all of us!]
Witches’ Ladle Collective is a group of powerful, plant medicine-makers who gather in ceremony, radical care and creation of a new world we deserve. We call on ancestor wisdom, intimate plant relationship, and spiritual friendship in our journey to freedom. When crafting candles, oils, blends, we primarily call in the spirits of mugwort, calendula, holy basil, rose, rosemary to bring the dreamy, the lucid, the beloved and our collective ancestral medicine in our conjurings. Our collective is made up of queer nonbinary + women POC, poets, teachers, caregivers, sex workers committed to accessible magic and reclamation of lineage memory.
John Mangiapane has spent the past 50 years sewing - both as a costumer and designer in professional and non-professional theatre, commercial sewing (he sewed awnings), and also quilting and cross-stitch. John has 4 pieces at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska. As arthritis and aging started to intrude on his hands, John discovered Temari - which are small, hand-embroidered balls which he yearly enters into the Big E.
kiah (she/they) lives in montague and makes work in camaraderie with dogs and rats, bits of cut paper & ink.
Branch & Beak is but one facet of the dodecahedronical; Sheena Pee, Working witch and folk herbalist. Creating from gained knowledge over years of work and schooling; but also intuitively, in love, passion, and fierceness, with sincerity, integrity, and multi-dimensional ferocity. Based in Montague, MA www.branchandbeak.com
I, Anya, founder and artist at Wild Fae Arts, am a queer, pagan, non-binary feminist maker of wearable iridescent faerie wings for all ages and gender identities, and a watercolor artist who paints fantasy and folk lore inspired scenes with the goal of representing a broad array of cultural backgrounds, body types, identities, and preferences. My goal is to help create a place for people like me who loved fantasy art and imaginative world building, but historically never saw ourselves represented in that space. I prefer they/them pronouns My website is www.wildfaearts.com My Etsy is www.wildfaearts.esty.com
Matt Becker is a local potter and illustrator who specializes in colorful and diverse artwork. His illustrative work seeks to embody the wide array of queerness and other diversity, most evident in the series The Disciplines. Matt's pottery is interested in vibrant, bold colors, easily seen in his rainbow cups and tiny ceramic potion bottles!
Bee is a painter, writer, & zine maker based in Western Mass. They draw inspiration from lucid dreams, their cat & dogs, and spending time in the woods. They will have paintings, prints, zines, and patches, both serious and silly. See more at mossybee.com or @mossy.bee on Instagram.
closer to the ocean combines traditional collage, image transfers, block printing, and embroidery with old books, paper planes, vintage photographs, origami cranes, maps, wood, bones, birds, and anatomy to create original, affordable art, handmade in Somerville, MA
Wild Fancy Design makes handmade jewelry and accessories for fabulous folks of all genders. Our sassy hand-stamped pieces include pins, necklaces, earrings, collar chains/sweater clips, and tie bars, along with enamel pins and iron-on patches. We primarily use recycled raw brass + unique vintage accents such crystals and other stones. We launched Wild Fancy to create expanded fashion options for queer people and to give people of all backgrounds a chance to express themselves and their identities. We also make a lot of custom pieces and are thrilled to support queer self-determination, c/overt cruising, and unique gender identities and expressions through our work!
My name is Alice (she/her), and I'm the stitch mom behind sew tender designs. My stitching is a little kitschy and a lot of lovey, inspired by my work in mental health and my own journey of healing I'm on. Find joy in growth, self-love, cats, and crying, and put a lil art on your wall.
Wild Femme Designs// Rae Maltz is a genderqueer femme, artist, and jewelry designer based in Northampton, MA. They explore the juxtapositions of art, nature, magic, and queerness, ultimately finding beauty in the emergence of universal patterns.
Heks Botanicals// I am a queer femme organizer for racial and economic justice and a community herbalist living in Holyoke. I believe that we need each other in order to survive and thrive, and my herbal remedies and skincare are offerings of love and creativity. My teachers are my mam, the plants and the earth themselves, and an eclectic mix of community members from throughout my life. I draw on my Sicilian and Dutch viking ancestors, as well as my queer, trans, and freedom fighter ancestors. You can find Heks Botanicals on Etsy and Facebook.
owen spends their time growing things, cooking for high schoolers, biking to the grocery store, thinking a lot, and making things a lot. their interest gets caught by too many things to keep track of, which is fun and also means they make kind of an assortment of things, like relief prints, stickers, zines, notebooks, jewelry, and embroidery. find some of the things they make at etsy.com/shop/owenac
K.B. Ceramics// I create hand thrown ceramic home goods for everyday rituals. All work is handmade in small batches at my studio in Putney, VT. My work is meant to be used and enjoyed every day. My hope is to inspire people to take moments from their busy lives and enjoy the small things we do in each day. Everyday rituals, such as savoring a cup of coffee in a favorite mug, can bring pause and refocus to an otherwise fast paced existence. All of my work is hand thrown in small batches which allows each piece to have its own personality and character. The simple color glazes that I use highlight the quality of each piece, and showcase the forms themselves. I feel that allowing each item to be unique is what sets my work apart. K.B.Ceramics is a one femme labor of love tended by Kate Butt. https://www.etsy.com/shop/KateButtCeramics
Kelsey Kassis//I am a queer femme (she/her/they) visual artist focusing on marginalized bodies, identity dysmorphia, femme and non-binary representation through a variety of mediums.
Emi Holler is a tattooer and printmaker in Northampton. Their work focuses on their love of craft, drawing, and the many species we cohabitate with.
Carin is a fourth generation farmer and the owner of C&C Orchards. Carin is passionate about the art and science of beekeeping and is committed to keeping honey bees in a sustainable fashion. Delight your taste-buds with this responsibly harvested, small batch, award-winning raw wildflower honey. Learn more about C&C Orchards here: https://www.facebook.com/candcorchards/.
Flame & Honeycomb is an eclectic line of small batch, magically charged creations, that vary and shift with the seasons, all hand made by Miel Rose. Magical tools for magical beings. Miel is a rural/queer/femme/chronically ill/witch/teacher/maker trying to survive late stage capitalism and make her way back ancestors proud. She also organizes this market.
This season's offerings include hand sewn altar cloths dyed with botanical pigments, small prayer posters, topical herbal medicine, and more. To find out more about Miel and her work, visit mielrose.com and her etsy shop.