Features Overview

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Bonnie Yannie Stained Glass

Bonnie Yannie handcrafts small to medium original stained glass pieces for window  hangings. Also, some small colorful ornaments will be available for a reasonable  price. 

faith gruver studio

Faith Gruver is a professional illustrator living and working in her hometown of Rochester, under her business, Faith Gruver Studio.  During the holiday season Faith creates one of a kind, hand-painted ornaments that are sure to make a cherished gift for years to come.  After earning her BFA from RIT, she now works as a freelance illustrator with a specialty in portraiture and branding, working in a variety of mediums including acrylic, gouache, and digital painting.  Her style is inspired by classical realism, with a touch of whimsy in her impressionistic backgrounds.  Faith's upcoming solo exhibition at 540WMain Community Learning Academy will focus on a common theme in her work, celebrating diversity and creating a space for underrepresented individuals.

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Anna’s Sketch Studio

Anna Overmoyer is a traditional and dimensional illustrator.  She grew up in the forest and has always imagined the creatures that lurk just beyond our sight, pulling nature’s strings.  On the the traditional side she paints with watercolor and ink; fairies and mythical creatures. On the dimensional side she creates puppets and sculptures of the same; often integrating wire, paper, polymer clay, acrylic paint, fiber and found objects.  The fay were created to fill the gaps in our understanding of the world. They take over where science and fact leave off, allowing for unhindered imagination.  That grey area is the infinite resource that fuels her art. Anna of Sketch Studio is a local keeper and documenter of fairies, panic turtles and other magical beasties.  Anna uses safe, ethical hunting methods [mostly] to capture rare and useful fairies. Forgetful? Brown thumb? Bad case of the Pox? There is a fairy for whatever ails you!  

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Heart On Sleeve

Working with over ten years experience and a passion to create, Mark Thone builds unique jewelry handmade from precious metals and gemstones. Combining classical techniques and contemporary jewelry ideas into one of a kind and custom pieces. 

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Just Terrific

Just Terrific specializes in miniature books full of fine detail. Necklaces, earrings, and pins, all function as little journals while also showing off your love of books. Artist Rachael Gootnick strives to reuse items that otherwise would end up in a landfill, by upcycling materials like leather and paper to create her unique pieces. In addition to her miniature book jewelry, she also creates decorative and functional book art as well as larger journals for sketching or writing. If you like books, you will surely be smitten with her handcrafted goods. Find her on the 2nd floor of St. Boniface or on her website.

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Rebecca Lomuto Projects

Rebecca Lomuto has transformed her designs into wearables and home goods perfect for the holiday season. You will find her usual hand-bound books, prints and photographs along with a new lot of fiber goods that have been hand-printed with natural dyes and an extra bit of love.

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JackBear Stamps

JackBear Stamps hand carves rubber stamps.  John "Jack" Ballou has been straining his eyesight to hand carve rubber stamps for 15 years.  He is inspired by pop culture, comic books, wrestling, nature, and iconography from Western New York.  Jack also uses his stamps to create prints on magnets, buttons, and journals.  His newest inspiration is creating printed kits that can be assembled to make articulated paper characters inspired by other local Rochester artists.  Jack is always up for a challenge, and does commissions upon request.

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Transit Apparel

Transit Apparel is a celebration of Rochester history, culture, and pride.  Since 2013, Transit has featured series themes that highlight city neighborhoods, city nicknames, seasons, and even urban legends.  There is so much to Rochester that people just pass off as Upstate (which isn't even accurate), and Transit is here to share the stories of our fine city, one t-shirt at a time.

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Mmmily Handmade

Emily Bellinger of Mmmily Handmade is a local Rochester, NY fiber artist & maker. Mmmily Handmade is a collection of hand crafted bags, accessories, and home goods using a variety unique, modern, and hand-printed fabrics. At her booth you can find handmade zipper pouches, clutches, backpacks, ovenmitt & potholder sets, R-rated catnip toys, and more!

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Bee Paper House

Bee Paper House is the small design studio of lettering artist Brittany Statt. BPH offers hand-lettered paper goods and home decor including art prints, tea towels, coffee mugs, and signs. All wood signs and chalkboards are built from scratch, each one made completely unique.

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Canopy DesiGn Co.

Canopy Design Co. is a design studio based in Rochester, NY with a passion for video games, grids, and a systematic approach to illustration.

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Les Lettres

Les Lettres by Alexia Chambers is a fluid, fiber art and hand lettering business. Her main focus is creating abstract art with fluid acrylic paints and alcohol inks. She also creates hand woven pieces and items adorned with hand lettered quotes. Her art is perfect for anyone trying to add some life into their spaces as she has pieces for everyone, from muted and simple, to vibrant and eye catching.

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The sisters, Karen and Leanne, repurpose wool sweaters into fleece lined wool mittens and headbands to keep you cozy warm for those cold winter months ahead.

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Crown Custom Craftworks

Crown Custom Craftworks is a woodworking and furniture making project based in Rochester, NY. Nick Brown, the sole craftsperson behind Crown Custom Craftworks, combines modern & rustic aesthetics to design furniture and hand carved housewares, focusing on using salvaged and foraged woods in creating each unique, individual piece.

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Collaborate & Create

Collaborate & Create is an artist educator collaboration.  Alyssa is a local artist teacher who will be bringing macrame goods, ceramic planters, and origami earrings.  Working alongside her is Amanda who is also a local artist teacher.  She will be bringing fused glass goods, ornaments, and woven bracelets.  Both are excited to be at Handmade Holiday for the first time and can't wait to see you there!

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A Forest Fern

Johanna Patashnick’s work is inspired by nature. With crepe paper, she creates flowers, foliage, and seasonal decorations. Each petal and leaf is handcrafted which makes each piece unique and lifelike. She hopes her creations will bring joy to you and your loved ones for years to come!

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Heather Behrendt Glass

Heather Berhendt creates handmade lampwork glass beads and cabochons one by one in a 2000 degree torch. Designs are "drawn" in the flame freehand with hairthin pieces of glass less than a millimeter thick. Layers of glass are fused together in the flame to produce unique luster and shine.
After a slow cooling process, she uses copper electroforming to slowly "grow" metals onto the glass to form earrings, pendants and rings. This gives them a unique organic rustic quality and each piece is truly one of a kind.

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La Belle Maison

La Belle Maison's unique use of color is so refreshing!  Once you've held one of her creations in your hands, you’ll know that she has very thoughtfully chosen each fabric to create a unique piece of heirloom quality craftsmanship. Not only are her pieces practical and durable, they compliment today’s bold use of color.  Being able to purchase a piece of textile art made from 100% reclaimed fabric is also satisfying, you would never know that these materials were destined for a landfill.

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Donna Kurten Collection

When you make a purchase from the Donna Kurten Collection you aren’t just getting a piece of jewelry. You are buying a handcrafted item that Donna has meticulously created, focusing on color, style and texture. She also has unique gifts. Her whimsical earring trees take you right into a Dr. Seuss story, each having character and a personality of their own that can be seen through the beads and trinkets that she has carefully chosen. And newly added to the collection are her Garden Flowers made from beautifully repurposed china and glassware that were once used to feed our community.

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qq creations

With much love for traditional Japanese paper called washi, qq creations started creating washi art and jewelry in 2010. Her thoughtfully handcrafted works are inspired by Japanese and US culture. qq creations' peaceful cranes made with Japanese color pallets, patterns, and designs are sure to bring a smile to your face.

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Tom Zachman Glass

Tom Zachman started making glass things in 1978. He currently works with traditional stained glass, fused glass, recycled wine bottles, and upcycled bicycle parts. Yes, He’s the guy pawing through your road-side trash after dark, salvaging bicycles and wine bottles… Particularly, Ice Wine bottles are a favorite of his.

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Spotted Rabbit Studio

Spotted Rabbit Studio’s Apprenticeship Program is a community-focused, art-based, program for adults with developmental disabilities who collaboratively make, exhibit, and sell their work in the local community. For Handmade Holiday they will be fully stocked with ceramic ornaments, animal bells, original mono-prints, tons of stocking suffers, and their signature alcohol ink coasters. Artists Becky, Ellie, Teeva, Adrienne, and Stephanie can’t wait to see you on Dec. 1st!

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Owl Post Lettering

Owl Post Lettering is a one-woman company driven by a love of our city of Rochester, intersectional feminism, self-care, and a love of mugs. Anna, chief magic-maker at Owl Post, believes in big feelings, smashing the patriarchy, and that having too many mugs is a myth. She’d love to help you make someone smile this holiday season.

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Rachel Weber Designs

Rachel has been hand-crafting jewelry in Rochester for the past year. With a focus on clean minimalist lines, each piece is delicate and classic.... perfect for an everyday look or special occasion! You can find Rachel selling her handcrafted jewelry in the German House again this year!

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Copper Bunny Creations

Copper Bunny Creations is a small sole jewelry artist based in Rochester, NY.  Each piece is uniquely handcrafted utilizing copper wire & elements into pendants, bracelets, and earrings.  Utilizing a variety of stones, gemstones, and metals to crate various types of jewelry no two pieces are alike.  Each item has its own identity and has been handmade for you! 

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Bull Elephant

Bull Elephant is a maker of fine beard grooming products started in 2016 by Tom Gottschalk and Jake Miano. They create handmade high quality beard grooming products from Rochester, NY. Bull Elephant is a company whose paramount purpose is to create and procure goods that are befitting for people who prefer quality over quantity in an equitable capacity. This is something they provide through products that are straightforward and purposeful. Their emphasis is on being proponents of local trade as well as fair and equal practices.

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Patterns And Lines

Allison Mccue creates complex designs with paints and pens that satisfy her inclination toward symmetry and color balance. According to Wiki—"A pattern is defined as a regularity in the world, man-made design, or abstract idea," and that's exactly what her art is all about. She finds the regularity of patterns both comforting and visually stimulating, add to that intricate linework with .005 pens or smaller, and she enjoys losing herself in the challenge of it. The fluid art paintings she’s been working on lately fulfill her affection for abstract designs with unexpected pops of color (not to mention her love for vintage Science Fiction and Fantasy book covers). In developing new ideas and directions for her art, she often looks to her family, nature, or other artists- all of whom have concepts and creative ideas different from her own but each of whom offer daily opportunities for learning and inspiration. She is most interested in creating pieces focusing on color, detail, and overall balance. With Patterns and Lines, she makes one-of-a-kind designs with geometric shapes and intricate detail into paintings, jewelry, cards, and prints. 

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Black Cat Horror Memes

I am a cat. I am a black cat. I am a black cat who likes all things horror. I am a black cat who enjoys drawing horrifically humorous horror memes. I am Black Cat Horror Memes (cue evil laughter)!!!

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While healing from an iatrogenic injury, RASJACOBSON began drawing and painting as a way to distract herself from her pain. Recognizing there was an enormous disconnection between how she looked on the outside and how she felt on the inside, she began to share her story via social media where she connected with other people who indicated they, too, were struggling to overcome invisible obstacles of their own. Inspired, she felt compelled to paint impressionistic portraits based on the stories people shared. Inspired by the resilience of human spirit, RASJACOBSON hopes to help people realize that pain presents us with an opportunity to connect with and support one another.

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Lunacy Beading

From Creator, Diane Brown-Steiner - “

My collection of work began with using antique buttons.  I hate thinking of these little beauties sitting somewhere, never to been seen or admired.  Sometimes, in those forgotten places are broken watches.  There's an unseen world inside mechanical watches - tiny gears, cogs, screws polished to perfection.  I am pleased to take these antiquated little machines and expose their beauty.  I've continued this theme, coming up with other atypical but beautiful elements.  I continue to experiment with unusual materials and I'm thrilled when my work brings surprised exclamations at what I've used to create my collection.  I was honored to have received the best in my division award at Artists Row at the Public Market this year! “

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Snell Farm Children’s Center - Maple Syrup

From William Baker, of Snell Farm - “Our syrup is made from the  beginning process of tapping the trees, to the end point in bottling the syrup, and every point in between with the youth involved. All the proceeds of what we make goes directly back in the program so that other youth can benefit in the future. We look forward to being a part of Handmade Holiday again this year!”



@Stormymade is a Rochester based web artist, who makes digitally collaged candy colored Pop-Art. @Stormymade makes art for everybody - cat enthusiasts, memers, Trekkies, Rochester nerds, and even Guy Fieri Fans. Come see her fabulous assortment of stickers, posters, magnets, pin-back buttons and more! These goodies are perfect for the extremely online people in your life.  

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fuego coffee roasters

Fuego Coffee Roasters is focused on roasting and brewing fresh artisinal coffees from regions all over the world!  Fuego has been educating the Rochester community on the uniqueness of single origin coffees for the past 5 years.  From sourcing ethically, to roasting strategically, and brewing with state of the art methods Fuego easily serves some of the best coffee in the northeast.  

Serving at the event will be Renee Colon! CO-Owner and operator of Fuego Coffee Roasters