Think outside the (flower)box this Mother’s Day! Find a gift for your mom – biological or otherwise – that is as vibrant and unique as she is. Make her feel loved with a thoughtful, handcrafted gift made by a Pittsburgh artist.
Aria Bella Candles has a line of candles curated just for your grandma, mom, nana, Godmother, or aunt. All candles are phthalate-free, lead-free, dye-free, paraffin-free, and made with all-natural soy wax. Choose from a variety of scents to invigorate or encourage her to kick back and relax.
Still, think that a plant or flowers are the right way to go? Kick it up a notch and add a custom-made vase or planter from Coded Clay. Their line of 3D printed ceramic home goods blends tradition and innovation. Produced on a custom-built 3D printer, each piece is refined by hand, glazed, and fired to perfection.
Sha’Lari Couture creates beautiful leather handbags and accessories that are handcrafted to perfection, fashion-forward, and luxurious. From coin purses to crossbody and messenger bags, your mom will be amazed at their function AND the fashion while knowing she is carrying a one-of-a-kind creation.
If your mom LOVES colorful, vibrant illustrations, check out strawberryluna – a design and printmaking studio duo with a focus on art crafted by hand, the old-fashioned way. Their variety of art prints, tea towels, cards, pins, mugs, and more are filled with messages of love, hope, and kindness.
Huffalo creates limited production, one-of-a-kind jewelry using enamel, copper, and fused glass powder. As a metalsmith, Huffalo combines art with science, ancient techniques with modern creativity, and engineering with inspiration to create truly distinctive pieces that are sure to garner compliments galore.
Jenna Vanden Brink joined forces with a few of her favorite fellow creative Pittsburgh women. This handmade tote bag is a collaborative effort between Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics, Moop, Abbie Adams Studio, and Clockwise, all small, mighty, creative Pittsburgh businesses. Illustrations by Jenna, design work by Abbie Adams, bags stitched by Moop, and printing by Clockwise–what a team effort and what a COOL gift for mom!
Sponsor Spotlight: The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh
What does “buy local” mean to you? For The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, it means shopping directly from artists and business owners who live nearby. It means choosing the smaller, independent store over the big box whenever possible. The Artsmiths proudly sells handmade products from over 300 local artists in their curated store located at 329 E. Main St. in Carnegie and online at artsmithspghshop.org. Their artists are real people – parents, grandparents, family, and friends – whose talent and drive make Pittsburgh a more creative and art-accessible city. More than just a store, The Artsmiths is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high-quality arts education. Find out more about their programming online at artsmithspgh.org.