The "Made on the Coast" (MotC) Artists' Group, a subcommittee of the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee (HMBBC), presents its artists for the 6th Annual "Made on the Coast" Locals' Block at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Building on the success the last four years, MotC is again offering a "Locals' Block," which will be located on Main Street, between Mill and Kelly, and will welcome visitors from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday only, October 14th, 2018. Our artists' block occupies a section of Main Street that hosts the yearly costume parade on Saturday, allowing our artists and musicians to make use of the block and pop up on Sunday morning.
The centerpiece of the "Made on the Coast" Locals' Block will be the artists' booths, which showcase top-quality arts and crafts from local painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, fabric artists, glassblowers, and more—as well as demonstrations by local artists and art students. The on-going wheel-throwing demos by our four potters are always popular.
The locals' committee selects 15 or more Coastside artists/groups for each year's event.
(See below for list of artists participating this year.)
The block will also showcase art works by the students of the Half Moon Bay High School art department.
The Made on the Coast Music Stage will feature performances all day on October 13 and 14 and is located in the Cunha's Country Store parking lot (at Kelly and Main). The MOTC Music Stage is supported this year by presenting sponsor, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.
Moss Beach Artworks
Fabricated jewelry: Mixed metals, 14K gold, sterling silver, gemstones, soldering, stone setting, Mokume Gane, hollow forms, acid etching. Mokume Gane is a metal working technique developed by 17th century Japanese sword makers, using mixed metals to produce a decorative pattern in sheet metal. This technique can also be used to produce bracelets, earrings, rings and all forms of jewelry.
Christine Bloomquist & Betsy Harms
Outlaw Designs Boutique
We are a mother and daughter team that design and create original beaded and wire jewelry.
By Design Graphics
I use my drawings, paintings and photos of butterflies, flowers and birds to create intricate and colorful kaleidoscopic patterns. I employ a system of opposition, rotation and repetition to digitally master designs, which are then printed and sewn. I will be selling silk scarves, wall panels, table dressings and garments.
Abstract Acrylics and Mixed Media
Sherri Hanna Art
We are all called to create. My compulsion is to make visible the inner landscape; images that convey emotions and experiences. I work abstractly hoping to draw you into my paintings to make your own discoveries of the joy of being alive. Sometimes I start with a specific image or intention and other times I start by laying down color and responding to the images that are created subconsciously. My palette is inspired by sky and sea, memories of dawn breaking over pools I’ve trained in, palm trees before a thunderstorm, sunsets in coastal California, the ever-changing colors of the ocean as seen from the shore and underwater. In the end, I paint because it makes me happy. Stepping into the flow of the creative process I lose sense of time and self, ending each session renewed and content.
Local Jams and Jellies
Spread the Love Jams and Jellies
For as long as I can remember, I have been making jam and jellies. Starting when I was very young on my grandparent's farm in San Gregorio, my mom would send my brother and me out to pick wild blackberries to make jelly. As a young adult, I ventured out making several different jams on my own or with my friends and there hasn't been a summer that's gone by when I haven't made jam. Now I focus on using only the best organic ingredients…all sourced directly from local farmers.
My coastal collection is inspired by our local flora and fauna and offers a moment to pause and reflect on the natural beauty that surrounds us. The pieces I create are made with fair trade natural gemstones, recycled 14k gold, and conflict-free diamonds. Rosey Skye embodies my belief in positivity and my support for environmental conservation.
Kathleen Martin Photography
I create landscape and nature photography depicting scenes of the northern California coast to Lake Tahoe and produce photographic prints in various sizes from 8x12 to 20x30. They are printed on metal, canvas and thin wrap laminates ready to hang. There are also prints on traditional photographic paper and matted in addition to greeting cards. Photography is in Digital format and photographs are processed in Photoshop.
Hand-Crafted Metal Bells
I Make Bells
I craft bells from reclaimed and recycled high pressure steel cylinders. The bell hangers are crafted from reclaimed and handmade materials. I use welding techniques, blacksmithing, anvils, torches and a big hammer to create the bells. Customers use them in their homes, gardens and businesses. I have been crafting bells for over 28 years and do other shows such as the Kings Mountain art fair.
Original photography printed on aluminum. Also, 5x7 blank greeting cards with my photographs. I print the greeting cards myself.
These personally designed and hand crafted high-fired ceramics reflecting the colors and grace of nature, are wheel-thrown, slab-constructed, impressed, incised, carved, waxed, brushed, pampered and dipped. I have been developing my style and craft as a potter in Montara since 1974, teaching children and adults a little, showing in local fairs and shops and striving to make comfortable pots for daily use. The locals block at the Pumpkin Festival is a fun opportunity to share work with our community and visitors to our community. We look forward to throwing on the wheel again at this year’s festival.
Cindy S. Reed Photography
I offer a wide selection of fine art photographic prints from the Pacific Coast, Antarctica, and the Arctic. All photographs are personally printed by me using museum grade water color papers to produce exceptional professional grade fine art prints.
My work is created on the potter's wheel and fired in both electric and gas kilns. I make the glazes used on my work and they are both very durable and food safe. The decoration on the surfaces reflects the beauty that I am surrounded by. I have been a potter on the coast since 1978. Also, I have shown my work at many festivals and have been in the Made on the Coast Local's block since it began in 2012. Each year I look forward to participating in the Pumpkin Festival and also giving demonstrations on our potter's wheel at the local's block.
My wife and I love to be creative. We create and design custom labels and decorative bottles containing our honey for parties, weddings and corporate events. We also have a clothing line including T-shirts and hats. Our honey is made from our own locally raised bees. This year we started to help pollinate the central valley almond orchards in the City of Williams.