More Holiday Splendor!!!!

Some preview images from Elspeth Schulze, Kalli Lear, and Yuriko Hoshino!!!

Elspeth Makes beautiful accessories for men AND women, and will definitely have some beautiful bags she has been working on… IMG_0054 IMG_0025 IMG_0028

Kalli Lear is also a purveyor of soft goods, come check out her majestic soft badges of honor with totally tight stitchings of your favorite….things..afterlight(1) afterlightYuriko Hoshino is an artist/illustrator/motha who most importantly has self-published a children’s book, written by her genius husband/musician Clark Williams, titled BLOOMER’s BLOOMERS.

She will also have a limited number of beautiful handmade block puzzles from another collaborative project of hers called Shortwave Toys.  PUZZLES AND LOTS AND LOTS OF BOOKS!!!


10548059_1480265475582829_182295609408780266_o 1457670_753964287956164_406244176_nAlso Eric Collins will have wood goods, including cutting boards and shelves and small cabinets and stools!!!

Christene from SweetCycle Apparel will have closeout items for sale as well!!!


Here’s a few of us, stay tuned for more images!!!

chop slice dice pop

chop slice dice pop

These are hand-forged kitchen implements from Eric Smith aka E E Ironworks. Eric will also have garden tools and furniture!

Hand-dyed goods

Hand-dyed goods

Margaret Pate aka Inks+Thread will have natural-dyed soft goods.

limetreeLimetree Handmade will have handmade jewelry and paper products, new to the Artifact Holiday market this year!!!


ice cream?

ice cream?

Ceramic powerhouse duo Bean and Bailey Ceramics will have a boat full of fresh pots to behold. All functional, slip-cast pots for everyone all the time.

IMG_5201Anderson Bailey will also be adding his work to the market. Behold this lil teapot



Hey everybody, hope you are ready to get blasted with holiday cheer. We have a great line-up this year, including the long-awaited release of Clark and Yuri’s illustrated children’s book, Bloomer’s Bloomers!!!

Stay tuned for more info on participating artists/makers!!!

Handmade Holiday Market

Let Us get DeGifts!!!

Holiday Flyer

Den we  GiftDem!!!

Hey Y’all,

We been busy busy busy all season up here at Artifact- everything from dining room tables to HD TV DVD 1080p handcrafted flatscreen brackets to wobbly art fixtures to hanging planters to Mongo Bowls to craft shows to Japan and back, we did it then and new then we do this now and we will have it done. THIS WILL BE DONE!!!!



participants may include but are not limited to:

randy, casey, EE Ironworks, Bean and Bailey, Ink & Thread, 423 Balm and Soaps, magnets, thunders, ECollins WonderWood, Sweetcycle, etc. more later!

Two Sunsets Photo Show Tonight!!!

Chattanooga artists Katherine Rogers, Lacy Morrison, and Amy Johnson are hanging some photographs on the wall at Artifact and would love for people to come look at them! There will be various drinks and snacks to be had as well, so stop by for a bit on Saturday night!twosunsets

Darwent and Padgett do Artifact

In the midst of doom and gloom in our universe, good and big can did sometimes overcame it, and that is wher this event came to be and darn it there will has esplosion of greatness on top of this evil. Thanks you luke, than you Shawn Derwent.

What a beautiful sculptures, shane mcluke!!!

What a beautiful sculptures, shane mcluke!!!


And i quotes,

For Immediate Release:

Artifact is proud to present a new exhibition of its alumni members Luke Padgett and Shane Darwent.
Having helped start the studio and showspace in the fall of 2011, Darwent and Padgett left Artifact after 1 year to pursue other ventures. They have both since returned to Chattanooga and will present an exhibition of this past year’s gleanings. Darwent will show a portion of his traveling solo exhibition, Coming Soon, which explores America’s post-recession landscape through photography, painting, sculpture, and found object installation. Since leaving Artifact, Padgett has been an active freelance filmmaker and will be screening a new short film about current Artifact artist, Eric Smith. He will also be presenting his latest non-fiction project Towering Waves, which explores the dizzying complexity of communication from the point of view of the cellular tower workers that make it all possible. Merriment to follow with live, acoustic music by both traveling and local musicians.
Artifact Presents:
“Alumni” new works by former members, Luke Padgett and Shane Darwent
Opening Reception from 5 – 8 p.m.
Short Film Screening at 8 p.m.
Live music to follow
1080b Duncan Ave.


Don’t know what you get your mama for Mother’s Day this year?  Well come on down to Artifact, cus we have deals that you can’t beat!

What the what we gonna do w all dis?!?!

What the what we gonna do w all dis?!?!

Anderson and Jessie are trying to make a little breathing room in the studio, and perhaps make a little money back from the blood, sweat, and tears they lost via the creative/experimental process. Much of the work is not defective in any way, it might be a glaze they tried out, or a different clay or shape they no longer wish to explore. We’ll call them “trials and tribulations.”  They will be selling seconds of their new collaborative effort, Bean and Bailey Ceramics, along with other odds and ends.

Lil bowls?!?! You gotta be kidding me!!!

Lil bowls?!?! You gotta be kidding me!!!

Wait!?! Did you want to get mom something real, real nice?  Well don’t fret!  Regular priced prized pieces will also be available.

And we have a show up in the gallery of all Artifact’s 5 members’ work(s). Did that make sense, mom?!?!?

These lil treasures from Anderson Bailey!!!

These lil treasures from Anderson Bailey!!!

2pm- 8pm come on down, share a tender moment! Getta killer deal!! YOUR MOTHER IS GOING TO LOVE YOU!!!!

S H O P . C L A S S

Artifact is happy to announce that we will be a part of the Spark festival this year.


Shop Class will be a day of demonstrations by each member of Artifact studio. We will open our doors to the public for an afternoon of live blacksmithing, woodworking, slip casting, and wheel-thrown pottery demos. Come see artists in their natural habitats! Witness the blood, sweat, and tears that go into the process of making something by hand! Discover how objects are made outside of the factory! As you behold the manipulation of these materials in front of your very eyes, gain appreciation for the skills required, and insight into the studio practices of working craft artists. Our goals are to both educate and entertain the public, showing people processes involved with objects they most likely see and use every day- pots, furniture, tools, art, and much more. Actions observed may or may not include but are not limited to: Smashing, throwing, turning, carving, welding, pouring, sweating, crying, smelling, cutting, grinding, burning, heating, trimming, mixing, drying, and smoothing. Eat some snacks, ask some questions, and leave with a better understanding of how things are made.


Madison Harris Screening!!!

madisonThese words come from the mouth/hands/interwebs of Jon-Michael:

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of Madison Harris at Artifact headquarters. Madison Harris is a stupid ‘lil’ film about many things and about nothing. (like 11 min. long sorta little) It’s taken a little while to finish this piggie so we’d really love you to come. The screening will start at 8pm beginning with a 20 minute pre-reel full of all kinds of good stuff and personally constructed by the capable hands of MES founder, Chris Dortch. There will be cookies, potteries, iron-ore, mr. parker, amazing clothes, designs and so much more… You will win money tonight!

And don’t leave after the lights get bright. Give yourself a chance to soak up all that is Artifact. Team Artifact will have all their amazingness on hand for the takin’ and admiring’. Zac-Zac-Zacharais will be spinning records for your pleasure. I don’t know how it will get any better than this, but maybe, you never know.

Here is the trailer:

We are very excited to be showing Jon-Michael’s film this Friday!

Extreme Sound Environments….

Onley Tonight, Rum Runners, Joey Molinaro!!

W E   B E   G E T T I N G   W E I R D

Hand-Printed flyer by Hannah, she be creating multi-media space in the gallery...

Hand-Printed flyer by Hannah, she be creating multi-media space in the gallery…

Monday will be a first for Artifact, as we will be hosing a night of experimental music. Come to the gallery at Artifact where we will be joined by Onley Tonight, Rum runners, and Joey Molinaro.