Craft Cheer: A trio of local artisans offer upcycled gifts

Reclaim Collective's (l to r) Ashleigh Loeffler, John Jones and Devon McNuttThree local artists who are serious about sustainability have teamed up as Reclaim Collective to sell their wares and educate Christmas Village patrons on their creative processes. Collective members Wise Owl Shop, John Jones Glass and Saffron Creations will be conducting demos for market-goers to enjoy as they browse the trio’s extensive collection of products.  “I’m looking forward to getting our work out there on such a large scale,” says Devin McNutt of Saffron Creations. “It’s just going to be a lot of exposure for local handmade crafts. It’s good for the environment and our local economy.”

McNutt’s jewelry, which features designs taken from flattened vintage tins and supplemented with semi-precious stones, will be sold alongside upcycled clothing and accessories by Ashleigh Loeffler of Wise Owl, and John Jones’ glass products, made from recycled materials such as window panes. All will be at the Christmas Village, located at Love Park, 1500 Arch St., from Thanksgiving to New Year. 

Story by Maggie Heath.

This story is from page 26 of our Countdown to the Holidays feature in our December 2013 issue.