Sophie gathered a group of maker friends in her home to brainstorm how to fit a niche: a small, intimate, and collaborative pop up market that created space for new artists to sell their crafts. The first two "markets" were in Sophie's living room where friends gathered to eat snacks and purchase jewelry, sketches, and ceramics. Soon after, The Good Craft moved out of Sophie's house and into cafes, shops, and breweries like Cafe St. Jorge, Mercury Cafe, Temescal Brewing, and Celery Space.
Sophie has found new locations to hold more artists as the community has grown organically, with the last pop up accommodating 40 artists at Neyborly Poet's Corner.
One of The Good Craft's foundational principles was to give back to the community through proceed donations. While we started small, our last market raised $900 through artists' generosity and raffle ticket sales.
As a jeweler herself, Sophie values providing a platform for local artisans and craftspeople, so in curating our events we make sure to prioritize those who are hand-making and designing their work and can speak to their ideas and processes with customers.
We showcase the work of an evolving group of local artists through lively, fun, and collaborative pop up markets with the goal of providing a platform for talented artists who design and hand-make their work.
We also give back to our community by donating a portion of proceeds from each market to a rotating non-profit.