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Makers Market

October 16, 2014 16:00 ET

Makers Market Partners With SFMade to Further the Maker Movement

San Francisco Ceramicist Lisa Neimeth and Other Artists Contribute to American Made Goods

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Today, Makers Market, an online marketplace featuring the best of independent American makers, announced its partnership with SFMade. Makers Market is now licensed to use the SFMade trademark to sell SFMade products online to further support the San Francisco manufacturing ecosystem. The online marketplace showcases local artists, such as Lisa Neimeth, through a high caliber website that provides a national presence, alongside other highly talented artists, designers and craftsmen.

"Our partnership with Makers Market is particularly exciting because it is our first in the online retail space and it enables us to expand our member companies' access to new market opportunities. Currently ten of our certified San Francisco based manufacturers are featured through a specially branded SFMade section on the Makers Market site -- more are being added all the time," says SFMade Senior Director, Janet Lees.

Featured Maker: Lisa Neimeth Ceramics

Makers Market has selected SFMade member, Lisa Neimeth, as a featured maker this holiday season and has produced a video showcasing Lisa's work. Lisa has designed an exclusive ceramic tableware and serving collection for Makers Market. These beautiful pieces are perfect for gift giving, as well as entertaining.

About Lisa: Armed with a lifelong affinity for clay and a mission to bridge the gap between art and functionality, San Francisco based maker Lisa Neimeth's pieces are inspired by aspects of her own life -- travel, nature, food, fashion, and street art.

"I make my work to be used -- not just displayed or admired. The plates can inspire and tell a story, so they are evocative in the traditional 'art' sense -- but also practical for everyday use. I love the notion of high-end craft and taking time to carefully make everyday items. It is the way things used to be made -- by hand and with great care and craft. It encourages an appreciation of the everyday," says Lisa Neimeth.

About SFMade:

SFMade, a non-profit organization founded in 2010, is a public-private partnership focused on building San Francisco's economic base. SFMade was established on a mission to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in the city that sustains locally housed companies. They work with manufacturers to produce locally made products, encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and create employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. SFMade currently supports more than 325 local manufacturers who collectively generate over 3,500 jobs in San Francisco. For more information, please visit sfmade.org.

In a world of mass production, Maker's Market gives shoppers the opportunity to own one-of-a-kind handmade treasure that reflects the stories of American Makers.

About Makers Market:

Makers Market is an online shopping destination where you can discover premium, well-designed goods, each inspired by the story of an emerging maker. In our quest to bring you the best in handmade, from our own American backyard, we have vetted each product to ensure it is organic, sustainable or ethically produced. At Makers Market, we're weaving the legacy of American-made goods back together, one story at a time. To learn more, visit Makers Market at http://www.makersmarket.us and follow the company on Instagram and Facebook.

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