Meet the Makers at Bloodline Merchants

This Friday, July 8: The art’s on in Linwood.

When Thomas and Maria Jackson opened their antiques shop Bloodline Merchants on Eastern Avenue, they’d done so in the hopes of bringing artists to the neighborhood. Locally made goods share the floor with their hand-picked, old-world antiques, and now they’re taking it a step further and inviting six local makers to strut their stuff at an artist’s happy hour on Friday, July 8, from 5–9 p.m. Here’s who you can expect to meet:

  1. First Ward Wood Co.
    Brothers Drew and Jake Wurzelbacher founded this Hamilton woodshop with their father Dale in 2015. The family specializes in tables, shelves, and cabinets in wood, metal, and concrete with a look that walks the line between industrial, modern, traditional, and rustic.
  2. James Billiter Studio
    This Madisonville-based printmaker’s work is decidedly Cincy and spans subjects like local architecture, nature, cycling, music, and brewing history. And he’s digging into his archives for Friday’s event.
  3. Gray Horse Pottery
    Potter Katie Wainscott uses a wood-fired kiln at Queen City Pottery to glaze her ceramics in deep, earthen hues.
  4. Savage Juliette Jewelry
    Hand-forged by Celeste Sheets, this collection of sterling, brass, and copper jewelry features unusual gemstones and vintage attitude.
  5. The Sewing Loft
    Rose Lytle will be showcasing upholstery, pillows, and more from her nearby shop in the East End—and there isn’t an upholstery question this seamstress can’t answer nor a custom job she won’t consider.
  6. Caveman Crepes
    The new food truck’s sweet and savory crepes will be debuting at the event. Because making paper-thin pancakes is an art unto itself, especially when your kitchen is an old red school bus.

It will be a proper happy hour, with beer, wine, lemonade, and Pimm’s available (because Thomas is a proper Englishman). Shop friend and resident blacksmith Bryce Ruff will also be firing up his forge for a demonstration. It’s going to be one hot night in Linwood.

Meet The Makers Artist’s Happy Hour, Friday, July 8, 5–9 p.m. Bloodline Merchants, 4855 Eastern Ave., Linwood.

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