Gift Shop at MOA
Featuring local and regional artists and one-of-a-kind unique gifts
Nina Breuer – Harmony Bazaar- Hypo-allergenic artisan jewelry Fort Collins
Harmony Bazaar started because I wanted to make jewelry for all those like me who love jewelry and are looking for pieces that are handcrafted, personalized, can be worn on any occasion and are at an affordable price. Since starting the Harmony Bazaar in August 2017, we have clients all over the US, Canada, UK, Europe, UAE, Australia, Pakistan, and the world.
Barbara Johnson– Hand painted scarves from the Front Range
“I live along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the silkscapes of my scarves are inspired by the everyday landscapes – and skyscapes – around me. I love to see how a two-dimensional painted silkscape gains dimension as it is wrapped around someone. For this reason, I focus on scarves. The Dharma habotai, crepe de chine, and chiffon fabrics are my favorites, and I have lately been experimenting with the wool silk. Each has a different texture and way of taking the dye. I use the Dharma procion fiber reactive dyes, layering the color on as in watercolor painting. My palette always includes marigold, chartreuse, cerulean blue, and olive drab as I know these dyes will react well with any other color. Terracotta and pomegranate are favorite warm reds. I use water to shade and tone the dyes and to move the color around, creating shapes with water margins. I studied classical batik so I also incorporate wax resist applied with tjantings or brushes. I was thrilled when Dharma introduced water-soluble soy wax. After steaming, I wash the scarves in the washing machine with hot water and Milsoft fabric softener to give them the silky hand.”
Laura Poe – Wishbone Pottery- Handcrafted in Colorado
“As a studio potter, my goal is to create simple, classic pieces that are functional with everyday living. Inspired by clean lines and mountain views, I hope to craft pottery that you can add to your home, give as a special gift or…even share a bit of luck.”
Sarah Anderson – Catch & Release Creative- cards, stickers, prints
Catch & Release Creative is a one-woman shop where you’ll find creative goods inspired by the great outdoors.“It’s about sharing memories – captured in nature – for everyone to enjoy. Thoughtfully designed in Fort Collins, Colorado and printed in the USA.” Founded in 2019, Catch & Release Creative brings these sights, sounds and adventures to you in gifts, apparel and camp gear.
Emma Mannino – Saint Aubin Ink- Hand drawn buildings and homes Fort Collins
Independent illustrator and designer. “I launched my print line, Saint Aubin Ink, as a way to share my favorite snippets of my home and surrounding neighborhoods, and from that fuel, I illustrated the architecture around me.”