handmade work by black creators

Creating something by hand is so personal. Appreciation of tangible art and crafted products have matured in our digital age. This project was created to collect and celebrate the talent that lives within the black community.

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Three beige and purple toned yarn skeins inspired by Rey’s Jakku origins

Third Vault Yarns

Hand-dyed yarn business owned by Lola. The majority if not all of TVY colourways are inspired by Science Fiction and Fantasy themes, including inspiration from books, films, television, board games and more. There are a range of repeatable colourways from Third Vault Yarns which can be found as dyed to order if not currently in stock.

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  • Arrangement of white cylinders.

    Tracie Hervy

    Tracie Hervy's education in ceramics began in the studios of Greenwich House Pottery in NYC. She later studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received an MFA in ceramics.

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  • Stone Colored Ritual Bowl

    Nur Ceramics

    Dina Nur Satti is the designer and maker behind Nur Ceramics, and producers every piece out of her studio. Growing up around the Somali and Sudanese traditions of her parents, ceramics were a part of everyday life and conveyed the daily rituals of life along the Sahara desert.

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  • Black ceramic mug with rainbow shaped handle

    Lolly Lolly

    Lolly Lolly is a studio based in Columbus, OH that sells handmade ceramics by Lalese Stamps.

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  • Hands spinning clay to make a vase

    Pottery by Osa

    These are durable objects meant to be enjoyed daily, for years to come. Handmade pottery adds art and a sense of intentionality to simple daily rituals. Many of our ancestors used handmade vessels to contain both the material and the immaterial. Just as I balance beauty and function while I make, I also consider my pottery the physical manifestation of blessings that I send off into the world. My pottery is an expression of love and well wishes to whoever receives it.

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  • Soft pink knitted swatch in basket

    Ocean by the Sea

    Ocean Rose is a Yoruba artist specializing in botanically dyed fibers.

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  • Variety of wood vase work on desk and wall

    Grain + Knot

    The wooden goods at Grain & Knot are lovingly hand-crafted by Sophie in her home studio. Sophie graduated from the Manchester School of Art in 2009, and now lives and works in London.

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  • Book page of Brooklyn apartments and Arabic writing

    Things You Know

    The 250+ page book explores concepts of home, dissimilation, coexistence, an everlasting sense of change, and how these themes can transform a small neighborhood into a remarkable human experience.

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  • Gold abstract earrings

    Lingua Nigra

    Handcrafted organic natural jewelry and sculptural design for everyday adornment. Alicia Goodwin has been creating jewelry since childhood, but it wasn’t until she was earning her degree at The State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology that she realized that creating impactful work in metal was her true calling in life. She launched Lingua Nigra soon after graduating F.I.T., creating work inspired in nature with a focus on ancient talismans, victorian era work and mourning sentimental jewelry.

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  • Stucco and Raffia on canvas

    Elan Byrd

    Weaving is a slow and intentional meditative process, which allows me to be sustainable in my practice. Therefore, I create one of a kind, small quantity items made from natural fibers and other resources from the earth. This is how I honor our connection between Earth and hand.

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