February First Friday Market
Join us for something different at Helena Fox Fine Art February 7, 2020 from 5-8pm
Helena Fox Fine Art is pleased to announce our second Makers Market featuring local designers and makers. Our featured designers are Sarah Kay of Penelope Design Studio, Shane and Katie Sick of Restored Board Design Co., Jordan Sandlin of mod.elem.ents, and Bronwen from Francis + Benedict. Join us and learn more about our fantastic artistic and collaborative community.
You may have seen the colorful skirts from Francis + Benedict around town at various pop-ups and events, and now is your chance to try one on and make it your own. ‘Our handmade clothing marries American style with West African wax print textiles in order to create fashion-forward apparel for the modern woman.’ This non-profit organization empowers and equips skilled Togolese seamstresses with dignified and sustainable employment. Along with the paying the seamstresses, the company also helps to give resources to community leaders in Togo which enables them to continue projects that benefit orphans, widows, and those suffering in poverty. 100% of sales will stay with Francis+Benedict.
If you have ever been into Anthropologie on King Street you have seen the work of the talented Sarah Kay. Her job is to make and design all of their incredible displays, and in her spare time she created Penelope Design Studio. Her company is named for her pup ‘sweet Penelope.’ When she lost her, the void left led Sarah back to her passion for jewelry design. Her jewelry is made with leather and suede—often scraps from other makers—and copper. ‘The beatury of these tow materials, when paired together, is the exciting collaboration with unlimited scopes o the imagination that I truly love working with.’
Shane and Katie began Restored Board Design, Co. in their garage—giving them both a creative outlet—Shane is ‘the talent in the woodshop and his wife, Katie, takes care of all things marketing and design behind the scenes. The Restored Board Design Co. gives us the opportunity to create unique products that serve a purpose for your everyday life without sacrificing beauty. Our products are handcrafted in Charleston, S.C., one of the most charming and creative cities in the country. Bringing high quality products to our Charleston community, and beyond, is an additional perk. With a large focus on shopping small and encouraging small businesses, we are honored to call this place home and can’t wait for you to experience our products as we build our business.”
Hailing from North Alabama, by way of a decade in Atlanta, GA, Jordan Sandlin now lives and works in Charleston, SC. With a background in printmaking & painting her work is rooted in traditional handicrafts and the process of making, with a thoroughly modern and bright twist! She started mod.elem.ents as a creative outlet for her painting and fiber art, working mostly these days in punch needle embroidery. Named for her love of mid century modern decor and her daughter, Elem, you can find mod.elem.ents in select shops around Charleston.