Top 10 Must-See Crafts Makers at Pike Place Market
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A brisk 10-minute walk from Hotel Theodore, Pike Place Market has been a staple of the Emerald City since 1907. It’s open year-round and offers unparalleled views of the bay, a bounty of specialty foods (both fresh and packaged), and for the makers at heart – tons of handmade crafts. Rented out daily, the craft booths are located at the north end of the Main Arcade and include everything from leather goods to pet toys and musical instruments. Scroll on to meet 10 creators you must visit on your next trip to Seattle. Pro tip: it’s the best place in town for unique gifts and souvenirs.
Art & Decoration
Take home a piece of collage art created with colorful pieces of paper that are cut or torn from recycled magazines. Lord calls it "painting with paper," and occasionally uses other materials such as acrylic, charcoal, pastel and Photoshop for special effects.
Photo by Scott at Pike
Alberts crafts his art on birch gallery boards that are painted with acrylic, then etched with a laser for texture and depth. Plus, visitors can customize his artwork to their liking from his online shop.
Photo by KOBO Art Garden
Joshua Swanson & Motoko Hayashi | KOBO Art Garden | Monday – Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy special pieces from this handmade glass store ranging from reusable straws to wine stoppers and glasses. Insiders note: their mascot is a French bulldog named Kaiju.
Cindy Mounts | Glassy Productions | Tuesday & Thursday – Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
From jars to ornaments, Cindy creates incredible flameworked pieces that are the perfect gift or souvenir from your time in Seattle.
This family business has been thriving at Pike Place Market since 1986. Using hand tools and engraving techniques, each of their pieces is completely unique and influenced by nature and the creations of ancient cultures.
Photos by Knuckle Kiss Jewelry on Instagram
This hip crafts maker uses traditional metalsmith techniques to create eye-catching jewelry in brass, sterling silver, and 14K gold-fill.
Photo by Perennial Leather Provisions on Instagram
Focusing on useful, long-lasting products made from sustainable materials, Perennial Leather Provisions is the ideal booth to stop at for handmade wallets, earrings, keychains and beyond.
Photo by No Boundaries Books on Instagram
Bring a pen because you’ll be aching to write in one of Deneed’s stunning leather-bound journals. Using handmade archival paper, an array of different leather options and semi-precious stones to garnish, these are truly one-of-a-kind.
Photo by Jon Robinson
Bring a piece of the Pacific Northwest back with you in the form of a Jon Robinson photograph. His vast collection explores the sights and scenes of the area, transporting anyone admiring them straight to Seattle.
With a booth at the market since 1985, Wiley is a Pike Place pro. His photography features the iridescent state of Washington using medium and large format lenses in order to maintain quality.
To explore the rest of the talented Pike Place Market vendors, check out the directory.