the new indigenous
1609 Madison Rd_  the new indigenous
the  indigenous  leaflet  ~  August  2017      
the new indigenous 
indigenous is open for business!!!  
Visit us in the shiny new gallery in East Walnut Hills and just as before, we're open seven days a week for all of your handmade needs. The new space is easy to find - from our original location, just head west on Madison, (less than a mile) and we are on the left, past the firehouse at the corner of Madison and Moorman. There is plenty of easy street parking as well as public lots nearby. 
Please mark your calendars for our Grand Opening event, September 29 & 30 when we will share our story about the soon-to-be-discovered 100 lucky indigenous leaves.
For some immediate fun, please join us and our lovely new neighbors for Walk on Woodburn (WoW) THIS Friday, August 18th. It will be a neighborhood celebration as well as our soft opening!  
Joining us for WoW will be the talented Amy Greely, presenting a new collection of her nature-inspired jewelry. A tree-full of leaves will be part of Amy's Trunk Show! Also enjoy seeing the works of three new artists along with a dozen brand new deliveries from your indigenous favorites. 

As always, we showcase some of the finest handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry in our dynamic collection by 150+ artists with frequent deliveries and complimentary gift packaging. 
Stay up to date as we turn over a new leaf by visiting our social media sites and especially our facebook page.

artful events ~

Friday, August 18th ~ our first artful event 
The new indigenous is open
First pottery display
Glass works by Amy Flesher _ Leandra Drumm
Melissa Zimmerman _ Charley Harper
The new indigenous is open!

Please join us for our first artful event and soft-opening
THIS Friday, August 18th.

Amy Greely will help us turn over a new leaf as our guest artist with a
Trunk Show
of her nature-inspired, mixed-metals jewelry.
Shop her extensive selection and meet Amy from 1 to 9.

August 18th is also our first chance to be a part of our new community ~ Friday is Walk on Woodburn (WoW) night in East Walnut Hills.
indigenous will be ready (fingers-crossed) to present our handmade collection in the new space and the business district will be lively - shops, galleries, eateries, and drinkeries will all be a buzz with summer activities from 6 to 9. 
Amy Greely Jewelry Trunk Show
Amy Greely
Amy Greely
Amy Greely creating
Amy Greely
As we were planning to turn over a new leaf with our move and artful celebrations and promotions, Amy Greely came to mind immediately.
Amy captures the natural elegance and life of any leaf, twig, pod, blossom or natural pattern in her wearable art jewelry. We are thrilled that she could join us for our first new leaf event!
Enjoy shopping her new leaf collection during the event, 1 to 9.

"For me, it is all about observation and where we choose to focus our attention. It is an opportunity to slow down enough to become fully aware of the beauty that surrounds us every day with a quiet moment; a deep breath.  Perhaps a walk in the woods on a crisp autumn day, or the hush of dawn as the sun rises, chasing patterns through the trees.

Even the mesmerizing intricacies of lichen as it blooms in the textured bark of an ancient oak become a meditation; a moment of connection with the beauty that surrounds us when we shift our focus to the stillness, to the tranquility, to the enduring grace. Translating these observations into wearable art has grown beyond a profession; it is now a way of life. Using simple shapes as a canvas and precious metal as a medium, surface textures and color become the language with which to share these moments where time seems to stand still and awareness expands, inviting calm and quietude."
    ~  Amy Greely

introducing new artists ~

Jamie Grauvogel
Jamiw Grauvogel
Jamie Grauvogel
Jamie Grauvogel
Jamie Grauvogel
We are still unpacking and setting up the gallery, but we're open for business - including opportunities to showcase brand new artists . . .

Jamie Grauvogel just delivered our first batch of her earthy green, carved pottery ~ perfect for the indigenous collection. Jamie is a Cincinnati native, a graduate of the College of Mount St Joseph, and an instructor at Queen City Clay. Be the first to pick up one of her very textured, organic-like piece s!

"I believe that handmade objects enrich our lives and connect us to one another. My goal, when making work, is to create interactions and relationships between the clay objects and the people who use them. I attempt to find balance between surface and form and love to bounce between hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Each piece I make is handcrafted with care and durable enough for everyday use."

Mark McDevitt & Robert Lee
Methane Studio
Mark McDevitt _ Robert Lee
Rob Lee _ Mark McDevitt
Robert Lee _ Mark McDevitt
As we turn over a new leaf in our new gallery space, we get to introduce a few new artists too! Now available are the fab designs by Mark McDevitt & Rob Lee of Methane Studios, two Ohio natives creating an inspiring line of retro-styled art prints. At this year's Summerfair, Jenn & Diane met Rob & Mark and added to their own eclectic collections with great prints from these guys.
"The roots of this partnership started in the mid 1980s at Columbus College of Art and Design located in Columbus, Ohio. Robert and Mark, both from small Ohio towns, majored in Illustration and bonded over bad 80's haircuts, corndogs, good music and creating art to form a friendship that would transcend into creating award winning artwork recognized worldwide. Our status as well-known designers has led us to win awards in design competitions in How, Print magazine, and the Graphis poster annual."

"In college we learned in a more traditional way which allowed us to explore techniques that we use today. We never let our posters "look" computerized. We use the computer like a pencil or paint brush. The computer has allowed us to speed things up and to explore more options for sure, but we still belly up to the drafting table often. We draw inspiration form many artists be it musical or visual and our work tends to have a vintage influence."

Elizabeth Suellentrop
Elizabeth Suellentrop
Elizabeth Suellentrop
Elizabeth Suellentrop
Elizabeth Suellentrop
Please welcome Elizabeth Suellentrop to the indigenous family of artists. Just by chance, we have another talent from Queen City Clay joining us as we turn over a new leaf. Elizabeth delivered her first batch of pottery with her fresh, unique forms, altogether pretty colors, and a certain lightness to the collection that is unlike any of our other great clay works.

"I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my amazing husband, son and dog, Darryl. I work for Queen City Clay, one of the coolest clay studios you will ever find. When I am not working for QCC or busy being a mom, I have a little time left to make work. 
I graduated from Ohio University in 2004 with a BFA in Ceramics, then spent a year in Boulder, Colorado doing a post-bacc at University of Colorado. After that, I went to graduate school at Rhode Island School of Design. During these years I focused mainly on conceptual sculpture. 
After graduate school my husband and I moved back to Cincinnati to be closer to our family. I found Queen City Clay and fell in love. I started making pottery after a long stretch of sculpture. I have slowly been incorporating more sculptural, hand-built elements into my pottery forms."     ~Beth Suellentrop
newest arrivals ~

Jessica & Tyson Geib
Jessica _ Tyson Geib
Tyson  _ Jessica Geib
Lollipop Pottery
Space _ Planets _ Aliens_
Brand new colorful collection of Lollipop Pottery from our friends in Perrysburg, Ohio has arrived! Jessica & Tyson Geib shipped a bevy of fun & functional pieces featuring imaginative little monsters, spaceships & planets, twigs & flowers, puffy trees, and more.

Mike Merritt

Mike Merritt in the new indigenous

Mike Merritt
Mike Merritt
The first delivery at our new space was the wonderful birdhouses by Mike Merritt. Each house is artfully crafted with Western Red Cedar, hand-woven, reclaimed barn metal, and roofing tin he finds in the hills of South Carolina. The houses are perfect for any of the common cavity-nesting birds like wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, titmouse, bluebirds, etc., Each is finished with 5 coats of clear exterior UV protective coating and has clean out access on the back. Oh, and they look pretty cool too.

Trish McLennan
Trish McLennan
Trish McLennan
Trish McLennan
Trish McLennan
Trish McLennan just delivered a fresh batch of her pottery with Cincinnati-centric and other fun, curious themes. Mugs, platters, bowls, tasting cups, little dishes and more with many of the pieces in her new design direction, adding silk-screened images to her already finely detailed works.

let art be part of your nature ~ 

Thank you for your patience with us during our transition into our new location. We're doing our best to prepare an easy breezy, relaxing space to showcase our handmade wares for you. Our aim is that you like it as well as we do!  
East Walnut Hills 
Friday, August 18th promises to be the perfect evening to enjoy our new neighborhood with our soft-opening and Trunk Show 1 to 9 and the WoW happening 6 to 9. There will be gallery openings, food and drink specials and most of the businesses will offer extended hours. Walk on Woodburn is a regularly scheduled event (every 6 weeks) so please check social media often for dates and details. You won't want to miss any East Walnut Hills celebrations!  
Parking is free in front of our building and across the street next to the church & school. Additionally, there are meters on Moorman and two neighborhood parking lots conveniently located. One lot is on Woodburn, just next to the brewery; the other is on Madison, just past O-Pie-O (yum!).

As September rolls around, we will anticipate our favorite season and enjoy even more indigenous excitement. Along with the Grand Opening event, we are excited to share the story of our lucky leaves. Stay tuned to all of our social media sites, emails, and print pieces for details about your chance to find one of the hundred lucky indigenousleaves to be hidden around our beautiful city!!

Join us as we turn over a new leaf, and bloom into something bright & new. We truly appreciate your year-round support of our small arts business. 
Artfully yours,
the whole crew (+ Junipurr) of
~ indigenous, a handcrafted gallery
New view - through Meredith Wenzel_s Watch Heart watching a wedding party
Jennifer _ Junipurr

the new indigenous
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