Sonoma County based boutique Soap Cauldron is the home of the Three Sisters Apothecary a line of artisan soaps and skincare handcrafted in small batches in the centuries-old tradition with gourmet oils, butters, essential oils and botanicals. They are also the creators of a line of all-natural Canine bath and coat care, Soapy Tails. They choose to select ingredients directly from nature and transform them into nourishing and gentle products to cleanse and pamper the skin. The art of alchemy transforms simple ingredients from nature into nourishing and gentle bath & skincare to enhance the bathing experience.
Chef Joshua Felciano from San Francisco has an incredible passion for producing hand-milled flour. With his direct to farm sourced grain he crafts Pasta, Pizza, and Breads. He works with local chefs and Retailers to produce custom recipes and goods available at many restaurants and stores in the Bayview and Bay area. He also does catering, from In-depth Pasta Classes and Tasting Menus to 1979 Sourdough Wood Fired Pizzas from his Classic Ape scooter. Currently Josh is working out of a commercial kitchen in the city while he renovates his store front and kitchen located near the new Golden State Warriors arena.
Wine Lover’s Jelly, created by husband and wife team Jason & Mercedes Stahlberger, sources Napa Valley wines and is hand batched in Napa, CA. Leftover wine is given a new purpose, creating a product that can be enjoyed in many ways including cheese boards, toasted sourdough with butter, PB&J sandwiches and as a glaze to meat and salmon! Mercedes’s journey with food has been a long curious process. She grew up in San Diego, CA with a culturally diverse family, primarily women, that have always enjoyed entertaining and sharing food with those they love. She is self-taught, working in restaurants across California and Chicago and calls her style of cooking “California Comfort” using seasonal, fresh, organic and diverse ingredients.
Amanda Wright's zealous dedication to pottery followed a fashion design career which included costume design for TV and movies. She left Southern California with her husband and three children to live a slower paced lifestyle in Northern California's beautiful wine country, Napa Valley.
The common thread in Amanda Wright's pottery is simplicity and balance. Each of the traditional forms is charged with a modern spirit. The utilitarian art invites you to use each piece in daily life.
Melanie Abrantes Designs is a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. Melanie believes that in order to create something beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty. Working with a variety of unique materials, she strives to create products of the highest quality that are equally beautiful and functional. Through the technique of lathing, she turns simple pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands. Her passion for woodworking originates from the simple fact that every piece is unique as the material it is made from. Time in the studio is dedicated to researching, testing and adapting the product to its user, resulting in a simple, yet unique object of the highest quality.
Makers on Display
Inspired by the French “Art de Vivre,” Shujan created the Aplat Design Collection in homage to her family lifestyle in France, which involves daily rituals of sharing homemade food and wine. Combining her career in industrial design with her passion for the environment, her family, and the joy of giving, she has created products that are simply beautiful, thoughtfully crafted, and sustainably designed and made in San Francisco. Their origami design principle is inspired by the golden rectangle and highly engineered folds to create volume for infinite product creativity. Their patented design approach allows them to eliminate all hardware (no zippers, no buttons, no clasps) for superior quality and function to last generations.
The Makery Experience Near You
Since 2015 The Makery has travelled to numerous markets collaborating with local artists, makers and community members across the country. These one-night only events provide an unforgettable evening of discovery and artistry, finding inspiration with local live music, creative cuisine and local makers. Click here to learn more about our prior Makery Experiences and find out about our upcoming events in a city near you.