Southern Makers – Don’t miss your chance to meet the makers!

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Southern Makers made its debut at Sloss Furnaces today and here’s what you missed!

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The 5th Annual Southern Makers takes place at Sloss Furnaces (original image)

Southern Makers showcases the South’s top artists and craftsman.  But more than that it gathers creatives from all over the South to come together to collaborate, form friendships, and learn from one another.

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Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish club stops by the wood fire pizza making demonstration (original image)

The weekend is just getting started and Southern Makers has lots more to offer.  Buy your ticket for Sunday and don’t miss out!

Here are some of the local makers you won’t want to miss.

Single Lock Records

Found in 2013 in Florence, Alabama, Single Lock Records has recorded artists like John Paul White, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Penny & Sparrow.

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Don’t miss the Southern Makers + Single Lock Records Show!

Tonight Southern Makers is partnering with Single Lock Records to bring sweet music to the ‘ham.  Grab a beer, unwind and listen to John Paul White, Mia Dyson, Belle Adair, and Daniel Elias + Exotic Dangers at Avondale Brewing Company at 7 pm.

You won’t want to miss it.  Buy your tickets here!

MAKEbhm-Susan Dennis Gordon pottery
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A group of artists from MAKE set up shop at Southern Makers.  Susan’s beautiful pottery stood out with its real gold luster detailing.  She designs all of her own handmade bowls and jewelry.

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“I started with making sculptural pottery and that slowly evolved to making functional pottery.  I think as I got older and got a home, I wanted things for my home and kitchen.  I love my grandmother’s antique china and I love gold rimmed china.”


Gusdugger Tintypes
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Named after a Birmingham saloon/photography studio from the 1880’s, Gusdugger Tintypes brings unique photographs to Birmingham using hand-crafted chemistry and a mobile darkroom.

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A couple posing for their portrait at Southern Makers (original image)

Professional photographers Cary Norton and Jared Ragland specialize in 19th century wet-plate tintype processes with vintage, large format cameras to photograph portraits and landscapes.

Check out more of their work here.

Loyal Stricklin
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Loyal Stricklin is a leather goods company from Opelika, Alabama.  This year is Loyal Stricklin’s third year as a part of Southern Makers and we got to hear their favorite part.

My favorite part of Southern Makers is the community with the other artists.  This is a good way for everyone to get together to trade stories and advice.  It helps you run your business better when you’re able to talk to other business owners and you get great friendships which is probably the best part.

-Michael Stricklin, owner of Loyal Stricklin

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Their handmade wallets, purses, and bags are not only long-lasting, but give back to a great cause also.  Loyal Stricklin donates $500 a month to the International Justice Mission.

Buy their leather goods online here!

Don’t miss out on the rest of Southern Makers’ events this weekend!



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Madeline Ingram
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