Renegade San Francisco Favorites

There are so many things I love about Renegade Craft Fair:

  1. The amazing, attentive, and supportive staff that puts on Renegade throughout the country,
  2. The customers who come to meet the makers, ask questions, and purchase one of a kind items for themselves or for gifts, and
  3. The incredibly talented group of makers that continuously show up and create a welcoming environment for new artists and a community for veteran Renegade artists.

I started my business in 2014 and did my very first Renege Craft Fair for Holiday 2014. It was an incredible experience, and I met so many people who have helped me along the way. This last weekend, I passed my knowledge on to newer small businesses and was surprised at how much Renegade has become a community for me. 

There are so many incredibly talented people at these shows, and I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites for the spring 2016 show:

Favorite Makers from Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco - Gopi Shah Ceramics

In order from left to right, top to bottom:

  1. Elektra Steel // Hand Welded Objects // Bay Area
  2. Beast & Babe // Handmade Dog Leashes // Los Angeles
  3. Make It Good // Women's Apparel // Portland
  4. Leah Staley // Jewelry // Bay Area
  5. Ginger Caftan // Women's Apparel // Bay Area
  6. Allie Kushnir // Oil Portraits & Abstract Watercolors // Chicago
  7. Osei Duro // Women's Apparel // Los Angeles & Accra
  8. Salt & Pipper // Mixed Media & Pottery // Modesto
  9. 3rd Season Designs // Women's Apparel & Home Goods // Los Angeles

Renegade will be back in the summer, and I unfortunately will not be participating. However, I will hopefully participate in the Holiday 2016 show and see all my new and old friends there. 

Gopi Shah

Gopi Shah Ceramics, Austin, TX, 78702, United States

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gopi Shah began crafting clayworks in high school and continued her studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014, Gopi launched her ceramics business after moving to Austin, Texas. Since founding her practice, Gopi’s repertoire has expanded to incorporate textures, sgraffito, and hand-painting to create a collection inspired by memories and nature. Gopi proudly crafts ceramic wares in her East Austin studio working clay into new forms and objects every day.