We are so excited for this weekend’s Field and Supply, a modern country fair that showcases the best talent from upstate and the city. Set in the charming town of Highfalls, NY, the fair revolves around Ron Sharkey’s stunning Black Barn that sits in the middle of town. When we sponsored last year’s fair, we were floored by the attention to detail, the highly curated selection, and the large gathering of locals and city folk who came to shop and connect.
This year’s fair promises to be larger and more experienced based, with a new line up of talks and workshops with some of our favorite artisans. Take a floral workshop with our favorite florist, Hops Petunia, sit in on a conversation between Talbott and Arding owners and esteemed cookbook author Julia Turshen, or simply wander from booth to booth and meet the makers.
We will be set up on the deck of the black barn and have free town guide postcards, beautiful flowers, and some special products that we will be selling for the first time! Come say hello as we are dying to meet you all!
Read on for a peek at some of the makers and events that we are most excited to see at this year’s fair.
Jay Teske Leather Co.
We are longtime fans of Jay Teske Leather Co, a Kingston based company that focuses on high quality leather goods. Their naturally vegetable tanned leather from one of the few remaining American leather tanneries sets their work apart. Visit their booth to pick up and hold beautiful portfolio cases, belts, and bags that are both vintage inspired and built to last.
Photo courtesy of Jay Teske Leather Co.
We love everything that Workstead touches, especially the simple, bold interiors they designed for the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg and the soon-to-be-opened Rivertown Lodge in Hudson. They have studios in both Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, focusing on architecture, lighting, and interiors. Visit their booth to see Helios, a gorgeous celestial lighting fixture whose travertine blocks and spun brass discs is a favorite of ours and was recently featured in T Magazine.
Photo courtesy of Workstead
Black Creek Mercantile
Be sure to stop by the Black Creek Mercantile booth to meet local woodworker and sculptor, Joshua Vogel, who uses natural elements and organic shapes to craft beautiful hand carved kitchenware. He draws inspiration from frequent strolls in the woods near his Kingston home to carve maple and cherry wood cutting boards and artful wooden spoons. Black Creek Mercantile also created a line of wood and knife and blade oils, including one for cutting boards made from a blend of white mineral oil, cold pressed essential oils and bee propolis.
Photo courtesy of Black Creek Mercantile
Elizabeth Parker of ParkerWorks uses natural materials like brass, wood and concrete for her artistic creations. We recommend stopping by her table where you can admire her tripod lamp, organically shaped bedside table made of hand carved spalted maple, and her stunning mobiles made of wood, brass, and crystal.
Photo courtesy of ParkerWorks
We imagine our dream home would be filled with beautiful handmade objects from Materia Designs. Owners Megan Sommerville and Matt Ensner create furniture, lighting and accessories inspired by their multi disciplinary backgrounds in fashion, choreography, landscape design and woodworking. We are especially fond of their pendant light whose geometric clusters of porcelain shades attached to brass arms were inspired by a collaboration with local ceramicist Andrew Molleur.
Photo by Emma Tuccillo
Rustic Fall Table Arrangement with Hops Petunia
We know you’ll enjoy this floral workshop with Kelli Galloway of Hops Petunia where she will show you how to select and arrange an elegant fall centerpiece during a forty-five minute demonstration. Following the demo, you will be able to design your own mini arrangements with wildflowers from Tiny Hearts Farm. Kelli, who has previously worked as an Art Director in fashion before pursuing her passion for floral design, spent the last few years creating arrangements for various brands, events, weddings and other intimate gatherings.
Photo by Emma Tuccillo
Leather Belt Making with Will Lisak of ETWAS
We recommend taking this hands on workshop with Will Lisak where you will learn the basics of leatherwork and how to measure, mark, cut and finish a leather belt. Will, who has leather studio based in Brooklyn, will show you how to understand the different parts of leather including the grain, weight and stretch, and also how to properly take care of this fine material. You will leave not only with essential knowledge about this trade, but a well made object to last a lifetime.
Photo courtesy of ETWAS