Bella Steele

Maker, Furniture-like Objects 

I am interested in the simplicity of objects with the intention to fulfill a direct and intentional purpose. Contemporary consumerism emphasizes ease of use and the disposable nature of things - furniture-like objects are a house specific, utilitarian yet appealing object.
instagram: @_bellaworks

venmo: @_bellaworks

What can you do to support this artist?
1. Commission a furniture-like object - let's talk about your idea and what you want done! Email steelbella(at)aol(dot)com with any inquiries.
2. Purchase an object. Trade suggestions are always welcome! 

Loretta Park

Maker, Teacher,Installation Artist/Sculptor, Mixed media Artist
I sew, braid, paint, cut, and crush objects to create works that are impractical and function-less. In doing so, I build abstract forms that are non-representational but reference the real world.
instagram: @bertypark

What can you do to support this artist?

1. Follow Loretta on social media.
2. If you are able, donate to help artists at
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, Artist Relief or CERF




Leena Cho

Painter, Maker

Leena Cho is a painter, ceramist, and musician. Her work is a study, yet also a play, of the poetics in memory, spirituality and philosophy.
instagram: @leenacho_art
venmo: @leena-cho

What can you do to support this artist?

1. Follow, like, and share Leena's work through social media.
2. Look out for occasional updates to Leena's shop! Sign up for updates here!
3. Commissions are always fun!


Callie Mastrianni

Illustrator, Maker, Ceramicist, Knitter

I am an illustrator, potter, knitter, and craftsperson based in the Boston area. I make comics and functional objects intended to be brought into your daily routines, and to encourage indulgence and celebration of comfort.
instagram: @bugspraycallie
venmo: @Callie-Mastrianni 

What can you do to support this artist?
1. Share work on instagram.
2. Buy a piece through instagram.
3. Commission a custom piece. 


Kelsey Kassis

Photographer, Illustrator, Maker, Graphic Designer

"I’m an illustrator/maker studying graphic design in Boston. My work attempts to focus on identity dysmorphia and finding home in an other-ed body (fat, femme, queer, middle eastern). Sometimes it’s about connecting to my culture that I grew up very separate from. Sometimes it’s trying to heal from trauma, sometimes it's just making things that bring me joy."

instagram: @kelseykassis
venmo: @Kelsey-kassis 

What can you do to support this artist?
1. "Share my work."
2. "If they can afford to, commission me! I’ve been doing some lil portraits for $15 but it’s not the extent of things I make and I’m open to lots of things!" DM Kelsey to inquire.
3. "Other than that, just support local artists in general!" (Check out our Resources tab for great organizations to donate to). 


Brendan Kenny

Maker, Weaver, Fiber Artist, Craftsperson  

I’m a Boston area fiber artist/object maker thinking about community, queerness, touch & tenderness. I work mostly with weaving but since i don’t have access to my usual floor loom, I’m working mostly with frame looms and my sewing machine in my childhood bedroom. I’ve been thinking a lot about collective loneliness and how we can hold one another/care for each other from a distance.

instagram: @brenkenny
venmo: @brendankenny21

What can you do to support this artist?
1. "Share posts! Really trying to figure out ways to be connected and share work outside of college/institutions."
2. "Commissions or trades! Always wanting to share work (either monetarily or through object exchange, trades make me feel all fuzzy inside, love to have other object makers work and let them have mine)."
3. Virtual classes and/or skillshares. Prices negotiable - based on a sliding scale. (Contact Brendan with inquiries). "I'm good at hand and machine sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, most types of weaving and would love to spread knowledge and make craft accessible for folks that are in need of an outlet for stress and anxiety right now."

Olivea Pearl Kelly, OPK Studio

Maker, Graphic Designer, Fiber Artist
Olivea Pearl Kelly is an independent designer and visual artist based in Brooklyn. When she's not busy creating and selling colorful fiber art, she's teaching workshops and private lessons out of her tiny home studio.
venmo: @olivea-kelly

What can you do to support this artist?
1. Buy something from Olivea's online shop or commission custom work.

2. Share Olivea's work on Instagram.
3. Donate directly through Olivea's website.

Nina Miller

Painter, Collage artist, Maker, Installation Artist/Sculptor

In my practice I work within a rigid framework combining organic form and color to evoke playful moments of time. Materials that I find on the street and natural, strange found objects particularly interest me. My work involves experimenting with combinations of discarded materials and fabricated form. By using color and surface treatment on these collected forms, I create compositions focused on memory, nostalgia and childhood. The marks and colors applied to forms and canvas are thoughtful yet come from an intuitive place. This approach brings curiosity through mark making and results in unexpected moments that inspire the work. The multiple mediums used within a framework begin to interact and blend inside those moments.
venmo: @ninamiller208
instagram: @ninamillart

What can you do to support this artist?
1. "If you are interested in any small paintings, I am willing to create small postcard sized works to send in the mail!"   
2. "I don't have access to a printer to make prints of my current works, but can make commissions."  

High Tarot Vibrations

Jeweler, Maker, Tarot Reader

Our products were created to help people on their healing journey. They can be paired with our services (i.e. tarot readings) or used on their own to help them get in touch with and enhance their connection with theirselves, their community, and their higher power.
instagram: @hightarotvibrations

What can you do to support this artist?
1. "Checking out some of our products."
2. "Booking a reading with us."
3. "Sharing our pages (instagram, twitter, and facebook) and website on social media."  

Jaina Cipriano

Photographer, Maker, Writer, Installation Artist/Sculptor, Director 

Jaina Cipriano is a photographer, set designer and director. She is creating visual metaphors for emotions she has trouble defining. Without the help of Photoshop, she builds physical environments that open her subjects up to become part of something bigger. This primes the space for an authenticity that is so visceral it brings the viewer back to their own memories. Jaina's work takes the shape of a dream you wake up already forgetting, tasting only the vivid edges while the center dissolves. Her work can be seen this summer at The Griffin Museum of Photography, and was recently published in GRLSQUASH, Gastronomica and The Boston Herald. Jaina is has just wrapped on her first short film, "You Don't Have to Take Orders from The Moon," a magical realism story about darkness inside and outside us.
venmo: @Jaina-Cipriano
instagram: @jainasphotography

What can you do to support this artist?
1. Follow on instagram. 
2. Buy prints or magazines. 

3. "Share my work!"

Deborah Johnson

Painter, Illustrator, Maker, Writer
Deborah Johnson's art is centered around her identity as a queer woman of color and immigrant experiences. She hopes to create spaces that are supportive and centered around healing, learning and unlearning.
venmo: @deborah-johnson-15
instagram: @debs.dreaming

What can you do to support this artist?
1. Purchase a print from Deb.
2. Share Deborah's art work on your social media/friends/family/etc.
3. "Shoot me a message when something I create makes you feel good :)"
4. Reach out to Deborah at e.deborah.johnson(at)gmail(dot)com to collaborate on facilitating workshops centered around illustration, intuitive drawing, creating art in general! Or commission Deborah for custom portraits/event posters/social media consulting!


Ruth Plaster, Mud Hedz

Ceramicist, Maker
instagram: @mudhedz
venmo: @MudHedz

Mud Hedz pipes are designed and made by Clay artist Ruth Plaster. They have been described by observers as being “little pieces of art”. Mud Hedz pipes are slip cast in earthenware clay. They are made in molds that are cast from objects, hand sculpts or a combination of both. Mud Hedz pipe designs are inspired by the process and aesthetic of vintage salt and pepper shakers and 1960's & 70's hobby ceramic wares. In addition to being charming, fun and visually pleasing, Mud Hedz pipes are well made, with a focus on working well. They are easy to clean, very tactile and have a great palm feel.

What can you do to support this artist?

1. Visit Ruth's Etsy store. "If there's something that I make that you like, please consider purchasing it. If there's something that I make that reminds you of a friend, please forward them the link.

2. Follow Ruth on Instagram. "Sharing my posts is a great way to help me grow my following and share my work with others."

Nathalia JMag

Fashion Designer, Educator, Maker

Nathalia JMag is a Colombian-American contemporary fashion designer who believes in sustainable and ethical approaches to fashion. She is passionate about conserving the environment and protecting animals and people because she believes that fashion doesn’t have to hurt.
instagram: @nathaliajmag
venmo: @Nathaliajmag

What can you do to support this artist?
Buy something from Nathalia's shop.