“Made From Scratch Makes a Difference”

Kari Snodgrass first tried making some body care products when she was in high school, after her sensitive skin reacted to products bought in stores. It wasn’t until several years later when she considered turning it into a business.

“I didn’t even know you could make your own soap,” she said about her high school experiment.
Just cut soap bars

Now, Kari works full time running Studio 11 Soap, a soap and body care business, that primarily sells at the Phoenix Public Market.

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Vendor Feature: Custom Stitchery

IMG_9956Kathy Willis has been sewing and selling in shows for the past 37 years!  She had her first show in March of 1980.  This month she celebrates 10 years at the Market!  Her daughters follow close in her footsteps sewing and interpreting their paintings and drawings onto fabrics.


Kathy also dedicates time working with her buddy, Andy, and has helped him to build his own  business.  Andy has autism and at first he resisted working with Kathy, but over 5 years later these two are good friends and Andy has developed a great skill in sewing!

This weekend stop by the Market and say hello to Kathy to check out all her new designs… best of all she’s offering 20% off all pillows!!

These are her first pair of desert scene pillow Kathy made in 1982


See you Saturday!

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A Taste of the Market

Vendor Profile: Clay Madness


Victoria Fodale and Charles Erb are the artisans behind Clay Madness. The team produces hand built, functional ceramics. Everything is hand made throughout the entire process. Clay Madness does not use molds or pouring, either Charle’s hands or Victoria’s hands touch every piece. The team creates its ceramics in a clay workshop that was started in Victoria’s garage. Clay Madness produces bowls, coffee cups, olive oil bottles, and other functional pieces. Look for market cups coming soon!

If you were at the market last week you may have enjoyed watching Charles Erb demonstrate his hard work and talents on his pottery wheel. Don’t worry, he’ll have another demonstration on October 29th for our Harvest Festival.

Vendor Feature: Zen Bird

We loved seeing AZ Family feature our local vendor The Zen Bird.

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See the clip here..

The Zen Bird company began by creating colorful, fun and groovy headbands to remind women of all ages what you think you become. Marian, the founder and owner of The Zen Bird, puts on monthly workshops within the valley ranging from courage, radical self love, vision board and positive thinking and many more.

Visit www.thezenbird.com to find her upcoming workshops and local event schedule

and follow her on social media for daily inspiration!

Vendor Feature: Fallen Wood Turnings


Meet Robert Lievens, the artist behind Fallen Wood Turnings.  He’s been using fallen wood from urban forests and resourcing wood to create hand crafted pieces for over 8-years now.  You can find unique, hand-turned wooden jewelry, bowls, wind chimes and sun catchers.  Each piece has a story behind it, where the wood was sourced from, what type of wood and how it was found.  Find wood bowls, salad spoons, knives made from varieties of wood found in the back country, brought in by a customer and even sourced from an old pool table!  Stop by and talk with Robert about what he’s creating.