As the end of the year approaches, many of us are looking for that perfect gift for each of our loved ones. To aid in your search for quality gifts, we’ve put together a list of our local favorites!
“combines new techniques with traditional materials to create objects inspired by Native American, classic Western, and New Mexican culture that breathe new life into American history.”
Oropopo is an Albuquerque studio with a focus on laser-cut leather accessories. The brand is run by a husband and wife team, with backgrounds in Architecture/Engineering, and desert literature.
If you’re interested in seeing more of Karole and Grady’s work in-person, there is an upcoming Studio Sale just in time for the holidays.
Modern Folk Ware
If you like clean and modern ceramics, Modern Folk Ware does it well. Handmade and intended for everyday use, each piece is expected to have slight imperfections and traces of the hand.
With over 20 years of experience in ceramics, Jennie now sells her own work full time and lives in Santa Fe, NM.
Dryland Wilds specializes in desert perfumes and botanical soaps. Their products use both common and invasive plants found in the desert of New Mexico, without any synthetic or artificial ingredients.
The perfumes and soaps are packaged in compostable paper, glass, and other reusable containers. You can find Dryland Wilds at the New Mexico Artisan Market at Hotel Albuquerque this weekend, String of Lights Holiday Market December 8th and the Rail Yards Holiday Market December 14-16th.
Kei & Molly Textiles
“A printing studio dedicated to producing artisan-quality fabric goods as well as a vehicle to develop good jobs in our community.”
Founded in 2010, Kei & Molly Textiles creates eco-friendly fabric goods. Each textile is hand-printed by their diverse staff of artisans, which proudly includes skilled immigrants and refugees. Their designs are inspired by the New Mexico landscape and beyond! You can find their unique products on Etsy as well as local retailers like The Farm Shop @ Los Poblanos Inn. View the full list of retailers across the country on this page.
2018 Holiday Markets
New Mexico Artisan Market: November 23rd – 25th
Holiday Market at the Railyards: December 14th – 16th
String of Lights Holiday Market: December 8th
Humble Holiday Pop-Up: December 22nd