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 Come join us for a handful of lovely Market days this year in 2022
( MAY 22nd, AUG 21st, NOV 13th and DEC 11th) 
These Markets are filled with handcrafted items
that are made to perfection from local Makers, Artists and
Creators. Lets Meet these amazing Makers now. 


Would you like to become a
Makerspace market vendor?
Fill out your 2022 Application
HERE

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Flame In Hand

Dustin Swiers

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

Dustin Swiers started glass lampworking back in 2008 when he moved to Mankato for schooling. Swiers received two degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato, a BFA and an MA, both focused on ceramics and sculpture. He created Flame in Hand Glass as the sole proprietor in 2010. Swiers has moved his studio set-up to work out of the non-profit  Mankato MakerSpace, so he can be accessible to teach classes and create while volunteering his time as a Shop Lead. Dustin's work ranges from functional to decorative, blending disciplines of Lampworking, Off- Hand Glassworking and Stained glass techniques with Metalworking, Electroplating and Lapidary to create jewelry, custom blades, vessels and sculptures.

“As with many artists, the process is what keeps me engaged and pushes me to make. My greatest pursuit is discovery in the act of creating; simultaneously learning about my materials, craft, and self.” Dustin Swiers

Website:https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlameInHandGlass

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Pegeen Rozeske

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

 

"Most people have never experienced a shoe made specifically for their foot.  Nothing pinches; nothing rubs.  If you easily find shoes that fit at the "marts", you are not looking for me.  A properly fit shoe makes walking easier; does not cause back problem; lasts a long time and is repairable.  I make beautiful shoes and boots to fit a specific person's feet.  Leather that breathes and craftsmanship that endures combine for an unique experience. Educating people that these are still valued qualities still practiced is why I demonstrate the Art and Mystery of a Cordwainer.  The Gentle Art of shoe making is still done. At the Mankato Makerspace,  I teach classes in both Shoemaking and general leatherwork." -Pegeen 

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Yolo Jewelry 

Cindy Bourne 

Living in Texas making beaded jewelry for many years I was ready for a change. Moving to MN, I got here as soon as I could, metalsmithing became my passion. As an artist, working with metals to create shapes, textures, 3D techniques and colors is very appealing. I love pounding on metal!!!! Using recycled materials, such as coins, vintage elements, adds another dimension. As an instructor, introducing students to the tools, metals, torches is very satisfying. Hopefully, you'll like my jewelry and much as I like making it!

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Angela Korte

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

 I'm a self taught jewelry and fiber artist. I've been creative all of my life and started making jewelry at age 10 and have been crocheting for over 15 years. I take inspiration from all aspects of my life; my children, my experiences along the way, nature; making wearable colorful art to be enjoyed by all ages.

Lovefuzzhandmade.com

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Guileless Green

Jessica Peters

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

I make organic, minimal ingredient personal care products. I make the products that I use, and I started making these products initially because I could never find products that met my standards. I'm allergic to so many things, and most products I've tried in my life make my skin react violently, usually accompanied by sneezing and other allergy symptoms that come about from synthetic scents and questionable ingredients. I want to be in control of what I put on my skin and in my body, but everything seemed to have fillers, or toxic substances that I did not want in a product. All of my recipes and blends are my own. They have all been tweaked and perfected over the years of making them for my own use and for my family. Every ingredient has a purpose, every ingredient is high quality, and everything is formulated for sensitive skin types. From lotions, to soaps, balms, aromatherapy rollers, bath soaks, essential oil soy candles and more, I've got something for everyone.

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Ernie Harris Wood Creations

Ernie Harris

MAY- AUG- NOV- DEC

 

Ernie Harris is a self-taught woodworker. His love of cribbage got him started in creating cribbage boards. He then started making trivets and canes. Ernie also reclaims lumber to make wooden canes & has made and given over 30 canes to people in need using unique wood species like diamond willow, ironwood, persimmon, and elm. Ernie moved to Mankato from Michigan four years ago and uses woodworking to keep busy.

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Liz Stensland Studios

Liz Stensland

 AUG

 

I am a ceramic and textile mixed media artist. I recently graduated with a Master of Fine Art from Southern Illinois University in ceramics. I use primarily clay and textiles in my work and try to merge them every chance I get. The duality of hard and soft materials has always been compelling as it relates to many other applications of daily life. I find inspiration from the knick-knacks of my family home as well as patterns found in nature. My work varies from recognizable objects to formal shapes and textures, I make varying forms as a way to bounce ideas off each other and continue having fun while making.

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My Name Is Knot

Jody Bohrer

AUG- NOV- DEC

 

I'm a life-long crafter and a recently retired preschool teacher. During the pandemic, I taught myself to do macrame and found that I really enjoy it. It's actually very meditative. I began by creating plant hangers, but moved onto so much more -- wall hangings, coasters, key chains, Christmas ornaments, etc. I enjoy the challenge of trying something new and seeing the result, especially when my creations are displayed in home decor.

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Linda Decor & More

Linda Tietz

AUG

 

 My favor things I make Aromatherapy Rice hot and cold pad with Lavender and calming, microwave bowls and making jewelry I have no formal training I have physical disability I have to fill my time with projects other then work, crafting become my passion and my way of life.

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Stone Hearth Farm & Garden

Caitlyn Bell

NOV-DEC

At Stone Hearth Farm & Garden, we strive to grow beautiful cut & dried flowers to brighten our community. We follow holistic, sustainable practices to ensure you are getting the best quality blooms. We use materials foraged from our farm and flower fields to create naturally-dried floral wreaths, everlasting dried bouquets & pressed flower creations that warm your home for many years to come. All flowers used in our dried products are grown sustainably on our farm during the growing season and naturally dried to create everlasting creations that brighten your home. The creativity we put into each bouquet or wreath, and the smiles on your faces when you choose one to take home, makes all the hard work worth it. We can’t wait to share our locally-grown flowers and floral creations that brighten the soul!

https://stonehearthfarm.com

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Treat Me Too Dog Treats

Metallica Walker

MAY

Woof woof! I make bake and dehydrated dog treats made from human grade ingredients. I have a variety of dog treats that dog owners can choose for their doggie. I also have oil and acrylic dog paintings available. My inspiration comes from being a dog lover and owner. I enjoy making treats and decorating them knowing that someone’s pup will enjoy them. I have learned everything I know by self teaching.

www.treatmetoodogtreats.com

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1/23
Blue Collar Burns

Kendrick Daum

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

Kendrick is an aerosol mural artist and over all Maker. You have probably seen quite a few of his works around Mankato! He is indeed  one of the founders of the Mankato Makerspace, and  he oversees  our finishing / paint room as a Shop Lead. He has recently been working on  the Glowforge at the space to make wooden  ornaments, magnets. jewelry, wall hangings and wall plates.

 

"I work all day and burn all night... Blue Collar Burns"

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Cozy Devotions

Julia Bressler

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

 

I have been making pottery at the Makerspace for just over a year. Prior to my time here, I had two years of pottery instruction in highschool. I originally joined the Makerspace because I was craving a creative outlet and had been itching to get back behind the pottery wheel since I graduated high school 10 years ago. As a stay-at-home-mom to three young children, it feels as if I live my life in a state of constant multitasking. My Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Makerspace have become a very important part of my weekly routine. It's a time for me decompress, relax, and focus my energy on one singular task. For me, pottery is a process driven art medium. I love making new forms on the wheel and experimenting with added textures and carving and glazes. The finished product is more than the product itself but really the journey it took to get there. Being able to sell the things I make is just the cherry on top of the whole artistic process for me. If you happen to find a pot that you love, I hope it brings you as much joy as the process of making it brought me

www.etsy.com/shop/CozyDevotions

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Visual Artist

Caleb Stoner

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

 

100% homegrown corn fed Minnesota maker! I make (or at least attempt to) a large variety of things from weapons to instruments to visual art. Whatever I find interesting that month is what you’ll find me working on! No official training mostly self taught with some help from friends.

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Cindy’s Handcrafted Gifts LLC

Cindy Masloski

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

I am recently retired from teaching which gives me a lot of time on my hands. So, I decided to put those hands to work on crafting items for sale. Crafting as a hobby has always been my passion from handmade jewelry, crochet and knit, to large home renovations. All of my items are made with love and care. As I am just starting out, my inventory is limited to mostly crocheted items such as bulky blankets, beanies, scarves, pillows, etc. but will be expanded over time. All items carry my special brand and can be personalized just for you and your preferred taste. Stop by my booth to see for yourself the quality of craftmanship put into each item.

http://cindyshandcraftedgifts.com/

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Lakota Tile Studio

Catherine Elva Rosengren

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

My love of clay reflects and utilizes all my various art training and self taught exploration through years of restlessness and curiosity of mediums. I love carving for the movement and texture and because color is life to my mind which is the basis I start to create with.

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Jittery Jewels

Jennifer Ann Bailey

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

I love gemstones. I started loving them when I went to Hazelden in November of 2010. My counselor told me that I needed to start expressing myself with something artful. Being a nurse my whole life. I hadn't explored anything "artsy". After completing treatment, I moved into a sober house (I was 40 years old) and the owner was a jewelry maker. She took her time and showed me how to make earrings to start and then moved on to wrap bracelets. The reason I named my company "Jittery Jewels" is because my sober house owner and I would go out for coffee and then make jewelry. Hence, I named it "Jittery Jewels". I've been in recovery for 12 years. Making jewelry was a HUGE part of that.

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A Taylor'd Hues - Modern Art LLC

Andrea Taylor

AUG-NOV-DEC

I have always loved art and knew I had an artistic ability but was never confident in my work beyond my own personal enjoyment, I don’t think that’s the case now. Anyway, I am an Army Veteran, I was partially retired and working part-time up until Early 2020 when I got laid off. There were a lot of things happening in late 2020, and I was stuck at home alone, I decided I needed something and I found fluid art... I dove head first and haven’t looked back. I love playing in the paint, I love seeing the paint mix. Obviously, I sell my paintings, but I also sell functional pieces, coasters, necklaces, cards, trivets, glasses/mugs, etc… anything I can get my paintings on.

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ArkWorks

Abigail Kimble

AUG

Hi, I’m ARK! An African American artist from Monticello, MN. I moved to Mankato a year ago to focus on my painting techniques and personal growth—and ended up finding an amazing community of makers who support one another. I am a mostly self-taught artist in pursuit of a master’s in art therapy. A lot of my inspiration stems from the therapeutic process of expressing oneself. I believe the choice to create, is a bold and courageous act of self-love that everyone should endeavor.

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Patty’s Projects

Patty Yahnke

AUG- NOV-DEC

 

 At the present time I am making items out of wood. I have always enjoyed making things whether sewing clothes, making quilts, embroidery, hardanger, stained glass, silversmithing, jewerly making, and paint pouring etc. If it is out there I have probably tried it or am thinking about trying it. I really enjoy making things with my hands. This also acts as a way for me to relax. Presently I am working with wood using the GlowForge laser printer. I started about a year ago, took a class at Makerspace, and now I can’t get enough of it. The more difficult the project the more I enjoy trying to make it.

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Visual Artist

Shelley Caldwell

MAY-NOV-DEC

 

Shelley Caldwell is a local artist and plant enthusiast who produces mixed media works on paper. Her work combines observational drawing of botanical and other subjects from nature with formal abstraction, emphasizing line and color using a variety of processes and materials such as Micron pen, India ink, collage, and masking techniques. She is an MSU, Mankato graduate with a BFA and MA in Drawing and Installation and has also served as adjunct faculty for the university and as a Visiting Instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Shelley’s work has been shown extensively throughout the region with upcoming exhibitions in Faribault and Austin. She has received grants from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Springboard for the Arts, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Compelled by the surrounding landscape, she presently works from her family farm in Faribault County.

www.shelleycaldwell.com

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Rick Stockwell Photography

Richard Stockwell

MAY

 

I am a self taught macro nature photographer. I have amazing dragonfly photos. I also have these photos on ceramic tiles and mugs and greeting cards.

 

Rickst.smugmug.com

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The Seventh Oak 

Shayna Swiers

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

Shayna Swiers is a Mankato MN artist and jeweler who has been honing her craft for over a decade. She achieved her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) and Masters of Arts (MA) degrees from MN State University, Mankato. Shayna is the Sole proprietor of The Seventh Oak, specializing in wire weaving techniques and metaphysical crystal meanings, healing and lore. Pairing the healing energies of copper, crystals and Intention to create energetic companion jewelry that will aid and guide her clients along their life's travels.

“I find serenity while working on a new piece, the repetitive weaving of the wires is my favorite kind of meditative practice. That “energetic flow” helps connect me to the healing message that the crystals wishes to convey."

Website: Etsy.com/shop/theseventhoak

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Christina Donley Illustration

Christina Donley

AUG-NOV-DEC

 

Christina Donley is an illustrator and printmaker from Saint Peter, MN. She received a Bachelors in Art and Interdisciplinary Design from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Her work spans a variety of subjects, often whimsical and cartoonish in nature. She enjoys creating detailed works, with lots of things to look at. It inspires her to bring others joy and excitement through her art. She sells prints of her illustrations, as well as fun stickers of her designs. She also screen prints t-shirts and illustrations.

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Takara Olson

MAY-AUG-NOV 

I'm a fifth generation blacksmith who started learning metal working at the age of 8. I am also an award winning costume designer who works with a wide array of materials.

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Red Sky Forge

Mason Grove 

MAY-AUG-NOV-DEC

All my life I have been driven to create and perfect my crafts. I have been a wilderness survival instructor for many years and own the Minnesota Primitive Skills and Survival School. Being a survival instructor I know the value of good equipment that you can rely on in harsh conditions. I also know which styles, designs, and materials work the best from many years of experience. Everything I make is designed and crafted with durability, functionality, and quality for a lifetime of use.

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818 Garden Studio

Jaci Ullrich

AUG-NOV-DEC

Jaci Ullrich is based out of Mankato, Minnesota and works for Minneopa State Park. She is passionate about sustainable living, spending time in the outdoors, and embracing creativity. Her favorite forms of making art include painting with acrylics and watercolors and creating visual art using textiles such as fabric and yarn. Her work is often inspired by plants, but she also enjoys experimenting with more abstract designs especially within her watercolor and black ink pieces. More recently, Jaci has been having fun dabbling in some woodworking and jewelry making.

https://www.818gardenstudio.com/

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