Welcome! Shop a beautifully curated variety of quality locally produced goods ranging from artisan soaps, unique jewelry, fun gifts for children, glassworks, pottery, knits, photography, tasty small batch edibles, woodwork, fiber arts, fine art and much more! Normally, shoppers explore boutique quality booths on two levels of the beautiful Laird Norton Addition of the Winona County Historical Society's History Center, but for the safety of the artists and shoppers we are featuring the 2020 artists with their own safe ways to shop. Enjoy and thank you for supporting your neighbors!
Shop the 2020 Handmade Neighborhood Artists!
Be Kind Naturals Be Kind Naturals soap is handmade with all natural ingredients. Each batch of soap is mixed, poured, and cut by hand using the centuries old cold process method of soap making. Rather than using synthetic fragrances and colorants, we use pure essential oils and botanicals to create subtle colors and fragrances that will delight you. The end result is a lovely bar of soap that is kind to your skin. Jen McGee Hello! I am a teacher, mom, and soap maker. I've lived in the area for nearly 20 years and am happy to call this beautiful place home. My daughter and I live in Fountain City and we both love to read, imagine, create, and be out in nature. I have the privilege of working with children aged 3-5 at Main Square Montessori in downtown Winona. I've been making the wonderful soaps of Be Kind Naturals for nearly 5 years after taking over from the original founder. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 985.856.8700
or contact Jen for an appointment or order. Feel free to use the website as a guide in creating your order and then getting in contact with me via email or phone to communicate your order and to set up a pick-up or delivery time. We can also make an appointment for you to stop by and check out the selection if you prefer. The website is not an accurate reflection of in-person pricing. Soaps are 4.75, Mini Bars are 1.25, and Roll-ons are 5.00.
Purple Thumb Lavender The creators at Purple Thumb Lavender work in small artisan-style batches to bring you the very best in skin and home care products, like our lip balm, lotion bars, handcrafted soap, and salt scrubs. We pride ourselves on using all-natural, good-for-you ingredients in our one-of-a-kind products. In addition, we are launching our new lavender gourmet food products, such as hot chocolate mix, spiced pecans, and caramels, this holiday season! Check out our online shop, where you are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, from small gift sets for the piano teacher and basketball coach, to gift boxes and subscriptions for your mom and best friend. Mindy Kearney I grew up on a 100 acre farm on the southeast side of Wisconsin and despised everything about being a country girl! Fast forward 30+ years, and I can't imagine my life without the land to roam, dirt to play in and the simple nature lessons I get to experience with my kids. I am a business-owning mama of three pretty awesome teens, doing my best to teach them life skills and raise them in a sustainable, healthy home. I love owning a business with my sister and our families and that we get to share this adventure with you! Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 608.799.4451
NightBlooming Melissa's shop, NightBlooming, is home to her herbal alchemy, including hair dyes made from pure plant matter, herbal hair detanglers, a crystalline rinse that removes hard water buildup from hair, dry shampoos, and essential oil blends. Some of her essential oil blends she’s lifted right from the pages of The Iyarri Chronicles--books that Melissa wrote that you'll also find in her store! All of her products are truly handmade, from all-natural ingredients and essential oils--these are products you can feel great about using and gifting. Melissa Lynn Herold Melissa Lynn Herold is artistically-talented, scientifically-minded, and magically-fascinated, something that manifests in both her fiction and her one-woman business, NightBlooming. An herbal alchemist, Melissa owns and runs NightBlooming where she blends up herbs and oils that grow real-life fairytale hair, including ones lifted right off the pages of The Iyarri Chronicles. She has published two nonfiction books, Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally and Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs. She lives with her husband in a sweeping river valley with their mutinous cats and garden dotted with honeybees. Contact: Email email@example.com
Simple Soaps For Simple Folks I handcraft cold process goat milk soaps in artisan batches with certified organic base oils and my goats' milk. There are over 40 different soap scents (in both essential and fragrance oil types) to peruse in unique, molded shapes. Solid hand lotion tubes in 7 scents, and 4 variations of lip butters round out the product line. Synthetic dyes, pigments, petroleum, and all funky junk ingredients are avoided in all my products so that customers have a quality product to use, gift, and enjoy. Shanna McCann I love making quality products for my customers to use, gift, and enjoy! Making goat milk soaps for last 12 years has been a creative outlet that has become an extension of myself; the scents, shapes, and process of batching soap is rewarding and fulfilling. I live on roughly 20 acres with 12 crazy goats, 15 chickens, one happy mini-Schnauzer named Hans, and lots of raspberries, green space, and trees. Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 507.923.8843
Wenonah Body Lab We are inspired to develop organic and natural skin care products that are people friendly and earth friendly. Our products use USDA certified organic ingredients, are 100% all natural, 100% handcrafted and feature eco-friendly packaging. Jay Skranka Wenonah Body Lab is a daddy & daughters indie skincare company. Together we formulate, hand produce, promote and sell our products. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.469.3938
B&E's Trees We create Wisconsin's Best Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup on our farm just outside Viroqua. We work in partnership with Central Waters Brewing Company, and are now aging our delectable syrup in bourbon barrels for two full years! The resulting bourbon barrel aged maple syrup is rich, complex, and incredibly delicious. We have everything from stocking-stuffer sized minis to gallons, and perfectly paired gift boxes for your adventurous foodies, your night owls and your early birds alike. Bree Breckel & Eric Weninger B&E's Trees was founded in 2011, when we (Bree and Eric of B&E's) fell head over heels for a small corner of land in Southwest Wisconsin. Now we live in a tiny cabin on our farm surrounded by beautiful maple trees, living our dream. In the winter we tap trees and cook down syrup, which we then add into freshly emptied bourbon barrels and age for two years, which we then bottle by hand, wax dip, and send out into the world. Contact Us: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 608.799.9380
or contact Bree or Eric for an appointment or order.
Glasverks by Linda I am a stained glass artist who uses the copper foil method. I create unique pieces using glass, bevels, nuggets, agates and other treasures that can add character to the piece. I make suncatchers, window panels, memory boxes, abstract pieces to hang or sit in frames and often come up with different designs to try. Linda Carlson I am a retired child protection worker who found that doing stained glass gave me an avenue to add brightness and color to the lives of people while helping me relieve some stress. I work from my home and participate in several art festivals throughout the year. I enjoy working on my art form and love creating pieces designed just for you. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.454.3415 Shop at Linda's Facebook page and by contacting her for an appointment or order.
Moxi Creations I always create an annual ornament for the holidays - this year it is a pair of mittens. In addition, I create framed pictures and trivets. I have also created plates, bowls and cake/dessert tiered plates. Molli Kook Purchasing a kiln 13 years ago opened the door for the glasswork I create today. Creating and experimenting over the years has led me down the path of cutting, grinding, painting, stacking the glass - AND then firing the creation in the kiln. Color and shape of the glass has to be considered when creating, kiln temperature is regulated to create the amount of texture desired. The higher the temp - the smoother the glass fuses together. More texture wanted? Fire at a lower temperature. Opening the kiln after firing is very exciting! Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Shop by contacting Molli and see what she has available on her Facebook page.
Always Be by Rose-Marie Wire wrapped and weaved jewelry. Mostly copper, silver, and cabochon stones and some beads. Rose-Marie Seales My name is Rose-Marie Seales. Born and raised in Winona as a “Modjeski” and recently retired. We have nine beautiful adult children. Four are mine and five are my husbands. Nine wonderful grandchildren combined. I am a self taught wire wrapper. In 2018 I went to Colorado to visit my daughter. We went hiking on the upper loop of Mount Falcon. We were at the Castle ruins when I had the ideas to make necklaces out of some stones on the trail to remember this time. That is when my wire wrap adventure began. Wire wrapping has opened a whole new world for me. My motto in life is: Always be humble and kind. “Always Be by Rose- Marie” that’s me! See some of my work in person at Art & Sol in Winona. Enjoy shopping! Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.589.9310
Birch Bluff Jewelry Co. Nests, birds, leaves, twigs and other nods to nature are found with the designs of my jewelry. Popular items include leather leaf earrings, metal leaf earrings, nest necklaces and stone bead bracelets. Jennifer Weaver I started making jewelry as a hobby over 10 years ago. As my skills improved I started to sell at Handmade Neighborhood and other local sales. It is still a hobby and my "day-job" is the Museum Educator at the Winona County Historical Society. I love to fish, hike, garden and...make jewelry. Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunamada I draw mandalas by hand, and then I create prints from my drawings, often with digital backgrounds. I also make my Luna Collection of pendants by mounting glass over a portion of a print of my artwork, and then setting that glass in a bezel. I create hand-drawn mandala pendants on copper using acid etching and adding different types of patina for contrast. In addition I make pendants using natural stone and fine or sterling silver, as well as other materials. I also have smaller items featuring my drawings like magnets and bookmarks. Heather Bach Prior to launching Lunamada, I worked in business development in the financial services industry. After having my son I wanted a slower career that I could do alongside my child, and eventually my creative business was born. I enjoy being involved in the Winona and La Crosse communities through several boards and committees. During the warmer months I grow crazy amounts of vegetables. During the colder months I love staying up all night with various pets asleep on my lap, working on a hand sewing project. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.312.4356
Kari Yearous Photography - Winona Gifts In my online store you will find a selection of Winona wall art as well as Winona-themed Christmas ornaments, photo books, mugs, t-shirts, and decals. Once again a selection of 252-piece Winona puzzles is available -- these make great gifts for puzzle fans! Finally, don't miss your chance to pick up a 2021 Beautiful Winona Calendar (available online only this year). Kari Yearous I am originally from Decorah, Iowa, and have lived in Winona for 20 years. Since 2011, I have been capturing the beauty and character of Winona in photographs. It brings me great joy to learn about the memories and emotions that my Winona images bring to the surface in people young and old. To date I have published two coffee table books and several annual calendars. My Winona photographs and designs are available in retail locations throughout Winona as well as through my online store at www.winonagifts.com. Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
One Eyed Cat Crafts One Eyed Cat Crafts puts the “Fun” in “Functional Ceramics”. Each item is hand made with care and an eye for quality. The designs found on the work are what set me aside from other ceramic artists. I put together imagery that is a throwback to the collector cups that I had, and loved, as a child. I set out to make the cup, or bowl, that you will fight over in your cupboard. The ones that everyone knows are yours and not to use. All items are microwave and dishwasher safe, but as the old saying goes, “Hand made hand wash”. The choice is yours. Jason Kiley I am a full time studio artist in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. My family and I moved back to the upper Midwest three years ago, after ten years away. We are very happy to be back to where we started on this earth. I have been working with clay for twenty years now, and keep finding things to learn. Thanks for taking the time to look at my work. Contact: Email email@example.com
Rippley Pottery I make functional pottery for every occasion. Anything from big beautiful bowls, to mugs that you will use everyday. All of my pottery is made by hand in rural Waumandee, Wisconsin, about 30 minutes from the Mississippi River. I pride myself with mixing my own bright colored glazes and processing my own clay. Ella Rippley-Twidt Pottery has been a part of my life for 12 years. Back in 7th grade when I was able to touch clay for the first time I fell in love. Ever since then I’ve been working towards doing pottery full time. I’ve been a full time potter for 5 years and have loved the challenges and struggles of being a business owner and a starving potter. Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 715.495.1053 Shop by contacting Ella directly.
Red Reduction Studio / Pickwick Pottery I make a wide range of pottery, including mugs, bowls, planters, serving dishes, and much more with custom glazes. I also make wall hung ceramic sculptures. Pottery is glazed with custom glazes in unique colors. I also am offering pick up and delivery services for free within 20 miles of Winona! Lisa Truax I create hand made functional pottery and decorative ceramics, in stoneware and porcelain. Glazes are custom made by me and I also include decals, lusters, and other decorative additions. Functional pottery is food, microwave and dishwasher safe. I also make decorative ceramic wall hung sculptures. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.279.9104
or contact Lisa by email, Instagram: @Pickwickpottery
Chevron Sheep I picked crochet back up when I was pregnant with my first child, so my first love is creating infant and children's hats, my favorites being animals and fruits! From children's items, I branched into adult accessories; the most popular being scarves and cowls. In the past few years I've begun designing and executing my own patterns. I enjoy the creative freedom of combining different colors and textures and melding the classic look of crochet with trending styles; my favorites being fringe, fur and plaid. The second half of my business is all about reusables and striving to be eco-friendly. You will find many reusable items for the home and personal care, all crocheted! Alisha Christiano I am a lifelong lover of all things handmade! I learned to crochet at 8 years old and still have my first completed crochet project, a hideous afghan that is made from all the scrap yarn I could get my hands on :) I am a WSU alum, wife, and stay-at-home-mom of 4, including 4 month old twin girls! I also organize the Winona Artisan Market here in town and it is where I really found my niche in Winona. I have met so many talented local artisans, and I love our artisan community and the support that is shown to local small businesses and handmade artists. Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Shop by contacting Alisha and see what she has available by visiting her Facebook page.
The Peddler Ice dyed clothing made with professional dyes. I work in small batches out of my home. No two items will be alike and results are often difficult to replicate. I often set up in my backyard where the weather contributes to the end product. i. e. humidity, rain, snow. For my jewelry, I use upcycled leather, fair trade beads, and natural fibers, just to name a few. Brooke Pfeffer Hello! I have a little shop in downtown Lanesboro, Minnesota. I focus on handmade, fair trade, and vintage items. I make ice dyed clothing and accessories and occasionally jewelry too. I enjoy thinking outside the box and repurposing materials whenever possible. These are often one of a kind items. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.380.1677 (text is preferred)
or contact Brooke for an appointment or order. Pick-up is available at her shop in Lansboro!
ASAP Fine Knits and Accessories I love creating hand crafted accessories such as knit and crocheted items, bags, lanyards and all sorts of other fun accessories! Sandy Pehler I am a flower farmer (Firefly Gardens) from Fountain City WI. During the Winter months I stay busy crafting for ASAP Fine Knits and Accessories. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and sewing! Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 608-687-3307
Or contact Sandy through email or Facebook for an Appointment or order.
Meier Woodworks We do a variety of woodworking, everything from cutting boards to furniture. We do a lot of custom engraved cutting boards and platters. One of our most popular. Items are cutting boards engraved with old family recipe. With a photo of the hand written recipe card we are able to engrave the cutting board with the the actual original hand writing. Evan Meier I work full time as an engineer, I use wood working as a way to relax and spend time with my kids. My favorite part of any project is finishing, that is when the true beauty of the wood comes through for the first time. Contact: Email email@example.com Phone 507.450.1146 Shop through Evan's Facebook page or contact him for an appointment or order.
Waletzko Primitive Craft Waletzko Primitive Craft sells wooden spoons carved by axe and knife with ties to the past. The goal is to create a utilitarian household utensil out of reclaimed or locally harvested trees. Utilizing environmentally friendly finishes, these items are made for everyday use and admiration. Philip Waletzko Father of two girls who enjoys traditional wood working and cycling. Contact: Email Waletzkoprimitivecraft@gmail.com
or contact Philip for an appointment, also message Philip on Facebook or Instagram.
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Handmade Neighborhood is an annual sale the Saturday before Thanksgiving, that features a juried selection of quality, unique, local items created by area artists and artisans. Handmade Neighborhood was established in 2009 by a group of Winona-area artisans with a mission to support local artists, and to provide our community with an opportunity to purchase quality, original, locally produced, handmade goods at reasonable prices. The Winona County Historical Society took over the event in 2020.