71 Orange Street, New Haven, Ct. Pop-up shop from 11/10 to 4/11


One door closes and so many open....

On 4/17/2011, our pop-up shop closed at 71 Orange Street, making room for neighbors The Grove to make their successful renovation. We can proudly say that our members have had a presence in the successive Project Storefronts locations. As a makers' collective, we continue to support each other's endeavors, work with established local businesses, and promote all things handmade in new ways...


Introduction to Stop Motion Animation Workshop:

Here's the final result of Elm City Handmade's 3 hour "Introduction to Stop Motion Animation Workshop". Thanks to all participants for coming down in support and special thanks to Jessica Kornheisl, Lisa Spetrini and Eric Iannucci.


Introduction to Stop Motion Animation:

This Saturday Feb. 26th 2-5pm - Introduction to Stop Motion Animation with Eric Iannucci: Beginner workshop covering the basics of how to make stop motion animations. This hands-on workshop will include creating several short animations in a variety of mediums, information on basic equipment to get started and how to use your computer to put it all together. Participants are welcome to bring their own digital camera and tripods, but it is not nessesary.
To register call 203-668-8510 or elmcityhandmade@gmail.com



   DOLLWARS: The Future of the Planet is in Your Hands.
Submit your stuffed characters or art dolls in person on or before Feb. 12th 5pm. 
   Feb. 12th 1-5pm - DOLLWARS: LAST CHANCE.  Have you made your Doll yet? Make your creation on site and enter DOLLWARS while you still have a chance! 
   Feb. 12th 5-7pm - DOLLWARS: JUDGEMENT DAY! The culmination of a month long crafting competition showcasing stuffed characters and art dolls. Judging and Prizes at 6pm. Refreshments will be served.


Doll Wars Begins:

Elm City Handmade is now accepting submissions for our upcoming Doll Wars competition.
Submit your original stuffed characters in person at Elm City Handmade or join us on one of our weekly "Open Craft Nights" Wednesday nights 7-9pm and create your doll with us. Finals for Doll Wars will be held in February.

Artist Spotlight: Phoebe Tree

Phoebe Tree is a self-propelled artist who has been working in multiple media for over 30 years.  For the last 15, she has created hundreds of totem poles of all shapes, sizes and materials.  Most of them are made of salvaged wood, metals, toys, computer parts, artifacts from business/office settings, found jewelry, construction detritus, notions, fabrics and objects of unknown origin.

These sculptural constructions are mashups of African, Asian and Steampunk influences as well as being formulated according to fractal geometry principles.  Tree's background includes the study of scientific principles, formal photography instruction, classical ballet and linguistics.  She earned a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Yale University and is also a stand-up comedian.

"For me, art is like experiencing five dimensions (or more) of our human experience all at once. Like an explosion of thoughts, feelings and our humanity in front of our very eyes and minds."

See Phoebe Tree's work at Elm City Handmade along with the works of many other artists and makers.

CTNews life @ home:

kidHaven interviews Elm City Handmade:

NBC sneak peek:


Join us December 3rd for our Open House Holiday Event:

You don't want to miss this one.

Special Thanks to kHyal™ for the poster design.

Shoppers Welcome:

Come browse our store. You won't regret it. A truly unique experience.
STORE HOURS:Tuesday thru Saturday 1:00 - 9:00  Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

Consigners Welcome:

Elm City Handmade is looking for even more artists and maker's to consign their work. Stop by during store hours or send us an e-mail.

Featured Artists:

Delight Worthyn, Susan Temple, Francesca Nardi, Edith Flagg, Veronica Cianfrano, Accolade Furniture, Fagan Design & Fabrication, Inc., Jay Fagan, Designer Grill, Zen House (Cheryl Sullivan), Tina Stephens, Anne Pearlin, Suzy Eastgate, Lisa Spetrini, Eric Iannucci , Jessica Maly, Vito Bonanno, Flying Shuttles Studio, GG2G, refurnished Living, upcycle arts, The Center for Public Art & Design, Crosby Street Gallery and more.


Welcome to Elm City Handmade

Come take a look, consignment artists, makers and curious shoppers welcome.