PBGC originated from a small drinking club at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville, KY. Each friday afternoon, we would take off work early to sit in the courtyard and drink great craft beer. After a couple too many (all good ideas start this way, right?) the club decided that I should make beer glasses for everyone. I designed the Hoppy Beer glass and gave each member a customized version of that glass. After making that first glass, I started to notice a lack of unique beer glasses for craft beer. It was just such an obvious problem that it was invisible...hiding out in the open. I started the Pretentious Beer Glass Company as a remedy for that problem, and spent over 6 months making, testing, and refining designs that highlight different styles.
Howdy! My name is Kristen and I like to make things. I am currently making peaceful acrylic paintings, pointed mixed media pieces, and quirky technicolor watercolor illustrations. These three styles come tumbling out depending on my mood which usually can be summed up by: let’s chill out and debate in acrylics, resist! we gotta do something about politics in mixed media, and let’s have fun and be weird together in watercolors. Ever feel like this? Then you’re in good company - Enjoy!
Vintage Knoxville area coasters and magnets
My granddaughter and I make custom coasters and magnets using a rubber stamp or decoupage technique that is durable for years.
One-of-a-kind functional art from discarded book covers
I make room divider screens, mirror and picture frames, boxes, etc. decorated with hardback book covers, also original art. I use discarded book covers to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. I also offer studio time for use of a 12"x12" steel rule die cutter. Instead of unwanted hardback books ending up in landfills, I thought "why not upcycle them into art?" I make 2-D and functional book cover art using knives, paper cutters, and steel rule dies.
What excites me most about what I make is that I'm on a path of discovery and exploration of paint as subject, object, material, and texture.
The paintings have great depth, their surfaces have 100s of layers of paint. It wasn't until I carved my first gouge that I was hooked. I was able to reveal the history of the painting and what was locked within. The piece had innocence and potential to be something heroic, and full of information and wonder. My love for exploring paint as object is still fueled by that single gouge, however I manipulate the pieces surface with new tools and applications.
I have two bodies of work; my carvings which for the most apart are my abstracts, with an occasional landscape here and there and my assemblages which are my mermaids, girls with flowers, and animals. My assemblages are made primarily of paint, I reuse the excess that has been carved away from my abstract paintings to create more textures that invites you to play and interact physically and emotionally with the pieces.
I love to play with color, line and texture. In my current work I am exploring paint as texture. It really is something you have to see, touch and experience. I invite you to come enjoy this new body of work, there is something for everyone.
Woven and textile art and oil paintings
While traveling in Morocco I was inspired by its ancient textile traditions. I learned to sew while there and have since taught myself to weave on a variety of looms, some custom made. My works are sold as wall hangings, blankets, rugs, or made-to-order commissions. All are composed of natural fibers. On my site I also sell handmade Moroccan goods including textile, leather, and ceramics sourced from responsible organizations.
Hand-printed neighborhood maps
We make hand-printed, local-approved neighborhood maps on earth friendly paper. We work with a team of locals from each city to get the details just right. We used non-toxic inks, sturdy recycled papers, and each print passes through our hands several times before reaching yours.
505 Lovenia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
By appointment only, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Soy candles and wax melts
We make small batch, generously fragranced, soy wax melts and candles out of our home in Knoxville,Tn.
Furniture Designer & Cabinet Maker
I am a self taught furniture designer and maker specializing in luxury goods and cabinetry. I incorporate all materials into my work including wood, metal, leather, copper, concrete and more. I prefer to get to know my clients, building a long lasting relationship so I am better able create the perfect pieces for them.
Hand forged Knives and Tools for Kitchen and Camp
I make hand forged knives and tools for the kitchen and camp from reclaimed antique tool steels salvaged from this region. Using 100 year old sawmill blades, plows, springs, files and rasps, I meticulously forge heirloom quality knives from scratch and finish with the finest quality woods and stones. Using ancient techniques I make my own damascus steel and mokume-gane to make each piece I create a collectable masterpiece.
Functional, sculptural and wearable glass and clay
I make memory items (stiluffed animals, pillows, T-shirt blankets) from articles belonging to loved ones. I also upcycle items into creative useful household items - firepits, lighting, art, etc.
I HAND-MAKE leather goods, mostly from veg tanned leather. Anything fRom pUrses and totes to oySter mitt, leather boxes.
I am a self-taught leather craftswoman hand-making each piece. From choosing the leather, creating a pattern then hand-punching and sewing, each item is an expression of my aesthetic. I am inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian minimalist designs.
Mid Century Modern Custom Furniture and Home Goods
My passion for woodworking was realized when I made a simple shelf for my wife in 2013. Soon after I began obsessively learning everything I could woodworking and furniture design. I got a job at a small commercial furniture shop that made rustic style furniture as I began to build my own business on the side. I grew more and more fascinated with Mid Century Modern design and 2 years later I finally took the plunge and quit that job to start my own business. Since then I have developed deep relationships with my clients as we worked closely together to design and build furniture that met their practical needs and gave their house a touch of comfort and beauty.
I use the highest quality locally sourced hardwoods and time tested building techniques to provide my clients with heirloom quality furniture and home furnishings that they can cherish for a lifetime. I believe in taking the time to make things the right way, even if it's not the easiest, and I stand behind the products that I make.
Satisfaction guaranteed, every time.
Functional, sculptural and wearable glass and clay
Our shop is full of art, architecturals, and antiques. From stained glass and vintage doors to decorative ironwork and garden decor, we are a resource for artists, decorators, makers, creators, homeowners and businesses. We also rent decor and make custom creations emphasizing the use of architectural salvage.
820 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
Paper goods, home goods, and screen printed apparel that's largely inspired by the South
I'm a Knoxville native designing and making products inspired by my Southern roots. I gave up architecture to pursue my passion of graphic design. My product line includes greeting cards, postcards, prints, mugs, notepads, magnets, throw pillows, gift wrap, and screen printed kitchen towels, onesies, and tshirts. My designs tend to be bright and colorful, and I'm always striving to create the perfect gift.
Maker of things: woodworking, metalworking, and fabrication.
Custom Cabinets & Furniture
Daniel F. Duncan is universally recognized as a Master Cabinet Maker and has received honors and awards from woodworking and crafts organizations. But Dan receives his greatest satisfaction from knowing his clients will treasure the products he creates every time they walk through their home.
Upon meeting Dan, you are immediately put at ease by his friendly manner, which comes naturally from working with people from all walks of life – architects, interior design professionals, fellow woodworkers and, of course, hundreds of clients. You sense the confidence of a person who has mastered his craft, and while you may be surprised by Dan’s enthusiasm for discussing custom projects, you realize that here is a man doing the work he loves – and doing it as it was meant to be done.
A typical Dan Duncan project begins with a conversation with clients. Dan then uses his beautifully detailed drawings, woodworking skills honed to a level few have achieved, top-quality materials, and machines he has mastered to make his clients’ dream kitchen become reality.
Hand-Poured Scented Candles
Awesome Hand Poured Soy Scented Candles, made in Knoxville. Natural, locally sourced candles expertly scented & poured.
Handprinted Tea Towels and Prints
I love printmaking! I consider my work to be between cute and beautiful. I have tea towels that have tacos all over them to a lovely lemon print. All my stamps are drawn and carved out by me. Each tea towel will be different because they are handprinted.