Four Reasons to Come to Pop-Up Market on July 13

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1. Great art. Our artists hand make everything. Shop ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, wood and more. Additionally, you’ll find great collectibles and vintage goods!

2. Free admission and parking.

3. Food trucks and snow cones. ‘Nuff said.

4. Pop-Up Market serves as a collection site for Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth. Bring a box of cereal or individually wrapped snack item to donate!

Bonus: we’ll have live music at lunch time. What more could you ask for?

Visit us 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Magnolia Green in Fort Worth!

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Artist Profile: Chef Impersonator

Chef GlassNancy Farrar is a public relations maven by day, and a chef impersonator by night. She uses her talents as a communicator to share her experiences on experimenting with cooking and her search for America’s best dishes on her blog Chef Impersonator. The self-proclaimed foodie became an accidental artist about ten years ago. She discovered her talent for creating etched glassware and wood serving trays while scrambling to craft handmade presents for family members. “My sister decided we were going to all start doing homemade gifts for Christmas. I resisted like crazy, but those gifts I came up with are now the works I’m selling,” Nancy said.Digital StillCamera

Nancy dreams of having her work sold in the gift shops of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum. In the meantime, shop her work at Pop-Up Market Saturday, July 13.

Learn more about Nancy in her responses to the questions below.

-What inspires you?
I’m inspired by finding an artistic side to myself that I never knew existed. I’m just beginning to explore it.

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-What’s the best thing about what you do?
The best thing about what I do is the sense of satisfaction that comes from making something by hand that folks want to buy and put into their homes. It’s quite an honor.

– What’s the hardest part about creating your work?
Procrastination.

-How did you come up with the name Chef Impersonator?
I did it the way I do it for my branding projects in my PR company. I begin with a clean sheet of paper and start writing down words. Then I put them together in various ways until the right combo arrives. Simple but not. Selling food-oriented gifts under that same name just seemed natural.

Artist Profile: Fire Borne Jewelry

Fireborne NecklaceClaudia Farber’s hands give life to beaded necklaces that sparkle and earrings made from precious stones that dangle. Her silver work is born from flames used to shape the metal. The process is the inspiration behind her company’s name: Fire Borne Jewelry.

You can travel all the way to Savannah, GA, to see her pieces at A. T. Hun Gallery, or you can shop her work at Pop-Up Market, Saturday, July 13 in Fort Worth.

Learn more about Claudia in her responses to the questions below.
 
-What inspires you?
Texture, unique stones, beauty, and the creative process.
 
-How long have you been creating your art?
I started my first website in 2007, but I’ve been creating jewelry most of my life.
 
-What is your dream for your work?
 I would love to open a small studio where I could create and sell at the same time.
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-What’s the biggest honor you have received for your work?
Tarrant Area Food Bank, asked me to create a piece for their event, and the Quad-City Symphony “Derby Days” fund raiser in Rock Island, IL, requested a piece also.

 

Artist Profile: Altered States by STS

Sherry Schwartz turns coffee mugs into conversation pieces. Her handcrafted pieces feature expressive faces with exaggerated features. She’s been perfecting her style since she was in her teens, but only recently began selling her work. Alter your morning routine and pick up one of her pieces at Pop-Up Market Saturday, July 13. Sherry Schwartz

Read more about Sherry below.

-What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from many sources. Growing up in a military family in the 1970s,  we moved a lot – from Libya to Spain, to North Dakota and Texas – to name a few. And every where we went my parents “dragged” us to museums and old ruins. These experiences helped shape my appreciation for various art forms and inevitably inspired my constant need to try something new.

-How long have you been creating your art?
It’s tough to pin down; but probably back in high school. I fell in love with drawing and painting – doodling on everything from notebooks to envelopes. Since then, I’ve created artwork for friends, families, weddings, school and charitable auctions. Only in the last two years have I begun devoting enough time to display and sell to others.

ATS mugs-What’s the hardest part about creating your work?
Keeping a light touch. I’ve broken so many pieces by temporarily forgetting how delicate they are before being fired. Clay is a funny thing. It goes through different “states” before it is complete. Wet clay is wonderful to hold and mold, then you have to let it rest and dry –it then becomes leather hard– which is when I do most of the “altering”. Handling it too much can weaken it –especially near appendages or handles.

-What’s the best part about selling at Pop-Up Market?
Meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. Last month I was thrilled to see a former art instructor of mine as well as someone I knew from my high school days!

-Have you ever had any strange requests for your art?
The interesting comments. I have overheard people commenting about their bosses, (while holding the tongue mug), their best friend, (the kissy face mug) or a relative while examining one of the many different face mugs I’ve created. It’s just fun. One young lady snapped a photo of a face mug to send to a friend for a good laugh; apparently it looked like her.

Artist Profile: Barefoot in the Glass

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Lisa Anderson is the creative force of nature behind Barefoot in the Glass. Anderson is a full-time artist who creates Lisa Andersonmosaic pieces. Her hands have transformed shards of glass into a mermaid with a colorful tail and pouty lips, and given new purpose to old guitars. Learn more about Anderson in her own words below. You can buy one of her pieces when you visit her booth at the next Pop-Up Market at Magnolia Green, Saturday, July 13.

– What inspires you?
All kinds of things inspire me and usually, I’m surprised by it. Sometimes, it’s the way the sky looks or the song a bird is singing or maybe a smell that invokes familiar and comfy memories.  Also, when I look at other artists’ work, I get inspired. People’s creativity always amazes me.

Barefoot in the Glass mermaid-How long have you been creating your art?
I’ve always been an artist at heart. I’ve been hooked on mosaics for many years, but learned the glass on glass mosaic technique three years ago. I felt it was something I just had to do.

-What’s the best thing about what you do?
The interaction with people is an amazing experience.  When you produce a piece of artwork and you look at the finished project and it is beautiful to you and you love it, it’s an acceptance of yourself and gaining the ability to love yourself. It’s God’s way of giving us His mirror to look at ourselves in….and we are all beautiful and worthy of love.

-What is your dream for your work?
My dream is to work with a community to create a cooperative mosaic project to beautify a common area the community shares.

Artist Profile: Funky Fish Pottery

Funky Fish

DeDe Hutson’s finned creations have washed ashore at every Pop-Up Market in Fort Worth. She named her company after her inspiration: Funky Fish. Five years after she began creating creatures found under the sea out of clay – she still loves what she does.

Learn more about Hutson and her work in her answers to the queDeDestions below. Net some of her creations at the next Pop-Up Market – July 13.

What’s the best thing about creating your art?

I like the feeling of working with clay, and the way it mimics texture.

What’s the best thing about selling at the Market?

The best part of Pop-Up Market is I enjoy meeting people and talking about the work and getting feedback that leads to new ideas. I also like that it is a one day show.

What other question would you like to be asked?

The one question I would like to be asked is, “How many of these fish can I buy?”

Hutson can be contacted via email funkyfishpottery{at}sbcglobal.net

Shop Pop-Up Market June 15 at Magnolia Green

First Market
Shop handmade art and goods 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Magnolia Green in Fort Worth. You’ll find dozens of vendors with handmade jewelry, art, collectables and more. Find that kitsch item for your home, or that one of-a-kind gift you’ve been searching for.

Admission and parking are free. Our mid-sized shopping events are big enough to have a wide selection of items, and small enough for you to walk through with ease. Get fed by a local food truck, and bring a blanket to spread out on the lawn.

Don’t miss it!