New Faces in the Marketplace!
Since April, Paradise City’s vibrant online Marketplace has been bringing together artists and makers with collectors and shoppers. We have put together curated collections for animal lovers, foodies, armchair travelers, gold and gemstone aficionados, decorators, birdwatchers, gift-givers – the list goes on and on.
The Marketplace has taken on a life of its own. The word is spreading, readership is growing, and we’re adding new artists all the time. This week’s collection, “New Faces”, introduces a marvelous group of artists who have joined us in just the last month. Take a look – some you may recognize, and others are brand new to Paradise City. You’ll discover amazing work by jewelers, fiber artists, metalsmiths and more!
We do love facilitating serendipitous connections these days, and it happens pretty often. We thought we’d share this lovely note recently sent by one of Paradise City’s followers:
“Thanks to you folks, I am working on a glass project with Michelle Champitto, and also had a custom table built by Tom Dumke. Now I need help in finding a wrought iron artisan. I have a space between two rooms that I’d like to “separate” but not lose light or completely block. Do you know of anyone to recommend? Thank you!”
Of course, we were happy to help.
Welcome Laura Zindel to the Marketplace! A Show Stopper last fall, her ceramic plates, bowls, and platters are home to a wide menagerie of nesting birds, hedgehogs, even sinuous snakes and fanciful spiders. Acorns, artichokes, squashes and ferns curl across her coffee mugs, vases and milk jugs. We haven’t seen Michael Stoffel’s knockout gold jewelry in person yet, but he makes his Paradise City debut virtually in the Marketplace this month. We love the clean, curvaceous lines of this moonstone ring, but do check out his earrings, too. Jeff Pender, who was also a recent Show Stopper, creates ritualistic earthenware sculpture and totems in his North Carolina studio. The Totems are human-sized interactive sculptures, allowing the viewer to arrange and turn the cubes. Take a bit of time to peruse all of our new participants.