Our Artists & Makers
Bay Area local artists featured in the Bay-Made Gift Shop
Bay-Made Local Artists & Makers
Below are a few of the artists and makers that you can expect to find at Bay-Made. We have over 120 local artists and makers from all over the bay area represented in our store.
We are asked frequently if we work with artists of color in our store, LGBTQ makers, or if we actually carry work from Bay Area natives. The answer is a resounding yes! While we don’t believe in tokenism, we opt instead to find the best work out there, and because of this, our makers are exceptionally diverse and are reflective of our community. Truth be told, most of our makers are women or women-owned businesses, and we are so proud to share their work with you. Due to our understanding of our own white privilege as owners of this shop, as well as knowledge of the disparity of socio-economic situations in the Bay, we do our best to work with underrepresented artists & tiny “kitchen” businesses, but we do work with a few larger companies, as well.
Are you an artist or maker CURRENTLY living in the Bay? We are looking for the best of the best from the Bay Area. If you make exceptional artwork or products, please fill out our ****** Submission Form ****** and send us an email, and if we find you a good fit for our shop, we will be in contact! Please note we have extremely limited space in our shop, so large items, clothing, most non-functional sculpture, and things without extremely professional packaging or pricing will not be accepted. As well, items best suited to our gallery must be approved through our gallerist, and must be able to be hung with our system so as to not damage our walls. We are not responsible for improperly installed hanging hardware that is not part of our rail system. We 100% reject submissions with broken links, no pictures, exclusively fan art, no estimated pricing, and duplicate submissions.
Please note: Even if we find your work to be up to our standards, due to buying schedules, gallery calendars, extremely limited space, and yearly retail trends, we still may not be able to buy from you or host your work right away. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
***Due to the high volume of submissions, cold-calls to our shop will be rejected--please use our online form. If computers are inaccessible, please call our shop at 510-520-4600 and leave your name and phone number and a very short description of your work and pricing, and we will set up an appointment. If you just pop by, it’s like showing up to a job interview you don’t have! ***
We are so humbled by the response of those wishing to be in Bay-Made, but we want to pay everyone the respect they deserve, and we simply can't do that while unannounced.
Some of our artists and makers:
Analog collage artist Michael Tunk is based in Alameda, California. He finds his images everywhere from Little Golden books and old pulp novels to science textbooks and vintage etchings.
“This San Francisco bean-to-bar producer makes artisanal single-origin bars wrapped in beautiful paper.” — FOOD & WINE Dare I say the best chocolate made in the Bay Area? When the concept of terroir makes it to chocolate, this is what you get--pure chocolate bars made only with single origin cacao beans and sugar. There's nothing like it.
Freshly roasted coffee delivered by bicycle to our shop. Not only that, but the organic beans are sustainably grown with partnered farms
Sarahjane Bernhisel // Bison Paper Company
Artwork by one of the owners of Bay-Made is sold in the form of art prints and stationery items.
Soy candles from an Oakland studio which feature phthalate-free scents and moody, luxe branding. These candles are long lasting and clean burning, and come in recyclable and reusable packaging.
Slate & Stone Jewelry
San Francisco jeweler Sophie Silverstein uses fine metals and semiprecious stones to create her modern handmade wearable art.
Alexandra Barao Ceramics
Alexandra makes her work in her Berkeley studio, and is inspired by California landscapes and colors.
Beija Flor Naturals
Crafted in Oakland, BFN makes rich skin and haircare products for all skin and hair types.
Below is the full list at this moment of our makers. Links if possible will be added soon:
All Elements Apothecary
Beija Flor Naturals
Essence Unlimited 510
Germaine De Luca
Herbs + Oils
Hide It Awl Leather
Hooray All Day
Impressed by Nature
Johnathon Q Swanson
Kione’s Prism Jewelry
Kwento by Nica
Linda La Touche
Little Red House
Local Foods Wheel
Mano Con Ojo
Oaktown Spice Shop
Painted Tongue Press
Paper Pony Co
Rust & Flourish
Samudra Skin & Sea
Scrambles Whole Cloth
Slate & Stone
That’s Good Paper
Woo Garden Jam
Yellow Owl Workshop