Qween City is thrilled to be highlighting the city & region’s myriad artisan makers this holiday season. If you would like to be highlighted in the Craftiste directory, please shoot an email to bee@qweencity.com.

How long have you been an artisan & business owner in Buffalo?

On and off for about 7 years

Where are you located in the city / region?

I create my work from my home in North Buffalo

Have you operated elsewhere?

I have. Foxberry Grove began in Jamestown, NY.

Please describe your work / product; if applicable, please include your artist / personal statement or mission.

A Frayed Knot: Have you ever thought about how wasteful, not to mention often ugly, those cardboard to-go cup sleeves are? Problem solved. A Frayed Knot Buffalo creates one of a kind reusable mug sleeves, mittens, gloves, and sweaters. Be kind to the environment AND give your cup some personality.

Foxberry Grove: Home decor created from locally found/gathered wood and recycled glass bottles. All wood is found/gifted, not purchased “new” and is turned on a lathe by myself. All glass is collected from local wine bars/merchants.

Who are some of your favorite artisans / makers in the region?

Brook D’Angelo of Brick Chick is badass. I have been out of the area for a bit so I am getting reacquainted with who is out here working. Hopefully platforms such as this will point me toward my people. 🙂

Where will you be representing your wares this holiday season?

Always on Etsy. I will be at the makers market in Niagara Falls on December 9th. Anything after that is up in the air!

Contact:

www.etsy.com/shop/afrayedknotbuffalo
www.instagram.com/a.frayed.knot.buffalo

www.etsy.com/shop/foxberrygrove
www.instagram.com/foxberrygrove