Meet the Makers Popup: June 17, 4-8pm

Object Lesson

Object Lesson

Want to meet local makers of contemporary, one-off home designs and jewelry? Then come to Matter's Meet the Makers Popup this Saturday, June 17, 4-8pm! 

First up, meet Tacoma artist Nicholas Nyland, introducing his amazing line of home accessories, Object Lesson! The new co-owner of Matter with Lisa Kinoshita, he brings a brilliant array of ceramic tableware and lighting, textile art, furnishings, and painting to the mix. Nicholas is a fine artist whose work has been shown at SAM, TAM, Olympic Sculpture Park, and many other venues. He's created a high-pop aesthetic with huge, hand-painted floor pillows (think Matisse in Vence), Moroccan throw rugs, and primitive candlesticks and ceramic plates that will light up any table!

Inside the art vitrine (that's a fancy name for display case), check out a dramatic dungeness crab fight masterminded by local sculptor and noted public artist, Ed Kroupa! The crabs are extraordinarily detailed bronze sculptures, pincers poised for battle! 

Earrings by Jennifer Bennett/Di Luce Design; deerskin/crystal necklace by Lisa Kinoshita

Earrings by Jennifer Bennett/Di Luce Design; deerskin/crystal necklace by Lisa Kinoshita

Earrings by Jennifer Bennett/Di Luce Design; deerskin/crystal necklace by Lisa Kinoshita

Earrings by Jennifer Bennett/Di Luce Design; deerskin/crystal necklace by Lisa Kinoshita

Our Meet the Makers Popup will also feature jewelry by top local designers! Our new wearable art section features architectural metalsmithing by Jennifer Bennett, ethnographic chunkalicious jewelry by Harriet McNamara, mod loomed-and-beaded wonders by Saya Moriyasu, urban jewels by "Best of Seattle Magazine" star, Regina Chang, and a smattering of earthy pieces by Lisa Kinoshita.

Artisanal furniture fills the gallery by some of the area's finest woodworkers including Steve Lawler, Carlos Taylor-Swanson, Scott Neste, and Splice; and fabulous chainsaw art by a Montana carver. We're also featuring ceramics by Melissa Balch and Andrew Deem, traditional prints by Arts & Crafts Press, and topographic prints by Tim + April. And so much more...

Nicholas Nyland