French Morning is organizing its second Brooklyn Artisans Christmas Market, the three weekends before Christmas (December 6th-7th, 13th-14th, and 20th-21st) at St Paul’s Church (Cobble Hill), in partnership with Provence en Boite restaurant.
We’ve hand-picked 20 artisans, designers and craftsmen who represent the best of Brooklyn creativity. Most sellers are Brooklyn-based, others come from France, some are both: based in Brooklyn with a French heritage. The perfect marriage: The French concept of ‘artisanat,’ or artisan, is an essential component of French cultural identity, and Brooklyn has become the center of the new artisan movement.
Fed up with industrial-size holiday markets that take you for the tourist you’re not? The Brooklyn Artisans Christmas Market is for you. Come and meet the artisans and buy their products.
The French-American Choir of New York will be singing Holiday songs from all around the world on December 13, 3:30pm.
Some of the sellers:
Atelier Cologne is the creator of the Cologne Absolue, a new family of fragrances dedicated to the elegance of citruses, the traditional cologne ingredients. Atelier Cologne creators and founders, Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel have chosen Brooklyn as the new home for their third Atelier Cologne boutique (Dec 13th-14th).
David Herbstman studied pottery in Mashiko, Japan and is inspired by craft and pottery traditions that are sensitive to the beauty of natural materials. He makes his glazes using clay and wood ash that he collects in the Berkshires. He makes simple, functional pieces that are pleasing to look at and satisfying to hold and use (Dec 13th-14th, and 20th-21st).
Metalight New York These original creations combine art and function. Works are inspired by everything from an industrial design or a part rescued from an abandoned car. Each lamp or piece of furniture can be personalized to suit any taste (Dec 6th-7th).
Oeuf: Based in Brooklyn since 2002, Oeuf’s products are crafted with love while respecting both the artisans and the environment. They are hand knitted in 100% baby alpaca. Oeuf believes in fair trade and partners with a women’s cooperative in Bolivia, allowing the women to practice their art in a favorable working environment (Dec 6th-7th).
Grégoire Ganter is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work takes its inspiration from the city’s vibrant energy and its ever-changing architecture. He uses photographic collage to dissect a scene, piece by piece. He then assembles the individual images to form a new, often surreal composition (Dec 13th-14th).
Thistle & Bess Reworked vintage and antique jewelry, in Brooklyn by Diana Marsh. Her specialties are her antique book necklaces, which were popular European souvenirs in both the Victorian era and the 1950’s (Dec 20th-21st).
Le Bec fin Selling authentic French Charcuterie including foie gras, saucisson sec, boudin, Toulouse and merguez sausages. Monneaux’s Marché organic pâté will be offered including Organic Pâté de Campagne , Organic Eggplant Pâté, Organic Salmon Mousse, Chicken Liver Mousse with Truffles, Duck Rillette, Duck with Cognac Pâté.
Valrhona is committed to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolates with complex, balanced, consistent flavors. In short: the pursuit of the best possible taste. Partnerships with cocoa farmers that ensure socially, environmentally and economically fair conditions are another aspect of Valrhona’s high standards.
Marilyn Tov, This unique line of children’s clothing captures the memories of Marilyn Tov’s magical childhood in Paris and brings them to life in a graceful, and remarkably wearable, collection. Some matching mommy-daughter pieces will be available as well. Marilyn Tov supports NY and their artisans by manufacturing locally (Dec 13th-14th).
Yana Rodin, makes one of a kind, hand knitted Yarna accessories, using natural, artisanal yarn from local farms and Peru. Yarn is the special ingredient for her pieces and their journey is knitted into each one of her necklaces. Her unique pieces add instant glam, start a conversation, and effortlessly make you look fabulous! (Dec 20th-21st)
Gasy Art; Vololomboahangy Ramialinarivo, “Voahangy”, of Madagascar brings her love of painting to America. Colorful silk scarves, tote bags and canvas paintings for your pleasure (Dec 13th-14th-20th-21st).
Sonia O’Mara (art & design); Sonia O’Mara is a New York City based artist who has created her own hand-drawn toile patterns depicting scenes from various neighborhoods throughout NYC and the Hamptons. Her unique, modern “toiles” are hand silk-screened in Brooklyn and manufactured locally. Her wares include original handbags, home-goods, note cards, holiday stockings, and even candles, all made in New York City.
Ange, graduate from the National Institute of Gemology (Paris , France ) is developing experience of the stone to become a specialist in jewelry. Her creations, within technical and scientific skills, making a difference in their authenticity and quality of the particular choice of stones used, which can be used to recognize the exceptional value chosen by an experienced gemologist gemstones.
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Cemoi (chocolates) (Dec 20th-21st); Isabelle Dervaux, (photo organizer) (Dec 6th-7th); Page Sargisson, (jewelry); Wink Worth (lingerie & clothes); Canele by Celine, (canelés) (Dec 6th-7th-13th-14th); Fulva Fusca (jewelry) (Dec 6th-Dec 7th); Debbie Fisher (jewelry) (Dec 13th-14th & Dec 20th-21st); St Michel (Biscuit)(Dec 6th-7th); Fiercely Made, (accessories) (Dec 13th-14th); Penny Klein Millnery, (custom couture hats) (Dec 20th-21st), Emmanuelle Chiche, Clothes (Dec 13th-14th-20th-21st), Car2go (Dec 13th-14th & 20th-21st), Brooklyn Butcher Blocks, (wood accessories), Bliss USA (leather accessories)(Dec 20th-21st); Alicia Degener(paints) (Dec 20th-21st); Cemoi (chocolates) (Dec 20th-21st); Verodalla(Sculptures) (Dec 20th-21st); StinkyMinky(accessories) (Dec 20th-21st).