Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
Anthony Corradetti, an established glass blower of more than 30 years opened his studio in Woodberry in 2005. He offers classes in the art of glassblowing, as well as mini-workshops allowing you to walk away with a blown-glass pumpkin, ornament or paperweight made in about an hour.
Take a class with Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery
Jamyla Bennu had trouble finding products for her highly textured hair that were natural and organic so she decided to make her own. That hobby grew into Oyin Handmade, which she runs with her partner Pierre. Their flagship store, located in the Barclay neighborhood just a few blocks north of Penn Station, is open on Saturdays for visitors to sample products and consult with staff on the perfect regimen for healthy, natural hair.
Go behind the scenes with Oyin Handmade
Mess in a Bottle
Mess in a Bottle's concept is based on a form of communication dating as far back as 310 B.C. when messages were sealed in bottles and released into a large body of water. Owner Kalilah Wright designs t-shirts with bold messages about love, politics and social issues and packages them in reusable plastic bottles. Make an appointment to create a custom shirt with Wright.
Go behind the scenes with Mess in a Bottle
This family-owned coffee roastery does only small batches to keep the coffee fresher and give a cleaner, uniform taste. Owner Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market in November 2005 and opened his first retail location shortly after. Since then the brand has expanded to Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. and often collaborates with local businesses to create unique blends like the Zeke’s Coffee Porter at The Brewer’s Art.
Go behind the scenes with Zeke’s Coffee
Local Color Flowers
Local Color Flowers is committed to local and sustainable practices by only working with farmers within a 50-mile radius, composting unused scraps and never using floral foam. LoCoFlo offers floral design classes with seasonal themes and is open for self-guided designing every week.
Take a class with Local Color Flowers
A Workshop of Our Own
This woodworking workshop was started by Sarah Marriage to promote women and gender nonconforming craftspeople in an industry where those groups are highly underrepresented. Marriage shares her love of furniture making through drop-in classes and private instruction for all skill levels.
Take a class with A Workshop of Our Own
One of Baltimore’s many maker spaces is Open Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making tools, technology and the knowledge to use them accessible to all. Memberships and classes are available for adults, teens and children to learn about things like 3-D printing, drones, embroidery, woodworking, welding and Photoshop.
Take a class with Open Works
All experience levels are welcome at Baltimore Clayworks where classes on everything from wheel throwing and hand building to sculpture and glazing technique are offered. Youth classes are regularly available as well as one-time sessions for those who just want to try their hand at claymaking.
Take a class with Baltimore Clayworks
This small, family-owned company created Winecream, the delicious combination of fruit wine and ice cream. Visit the production facility just north of Carroll Park to learn how Winecream is made and end with a tasting.
Go behind the scenes with Crossroad Company
Regal Clothes combines traditional African fashion with modern Western styles to make luxurious and vibrant accessories such as headwraps, clutches and kimonos.
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Mobtown Fermentation Wild Kombucha
Mobtown Fermentation started as three friends selling kombucha out of the side of a juice shop. Today Wild Kombucha is available in 700 stores across five states. Proceeds from every bottle of Wild Kombucha sold, help protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the ecosystems it supports.
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La Loupe Design
Jorgelina Lopez, a textile designer, and Marco Duenas, a functional artist and woodworker, founded La Loupe Design in 2015. Influenced both from the Mid-Century design and traditional Japanese techniques, they specialize in functional art such as home décor and lighting.
Learn more about La Loupe