Quirk Gallery is thrilled to host a spring trunk show featuring the work of three Richmond makers: Maslo Jewelry, Richmond Thread Lab, and Awl Snap. On Saturday, May 16 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm please join us for this special one day only event!
Maslo Jewelry was started in 2003 by Nicole Maslowski who produces each piece, by hand, in her Manchester studio. Educated originally to be a graphic designer, the spot on eye for design is obvious in the simple but still statement pieces offered in different collections of the brand. Nicole’s work has been featured on Refinery 29 and in Lucky Magazine and New York Magazine’s The Cut.
Richmond Thread Lab accessories line began with a love for texture and fiber. Drawing inspiration from vintage style and organic textures, designer and maker Christie Thompson has narrowed her focus on men’s accessories where the designer attempts to playfully blur the lines between casual and formal. Christie’s handmade neckties and bowties have been featured by Southern Living Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Well-Groomed.
Awl Snap Leather Goods is run by designer, maker, and owner, Erin McRoberts. Awl Snap’s products are founded and forged in Erin’s Manchester studio. Each piece is created with purpose and designed to age with perfection. What started as a self-fulfilling desire to make herself a practical, quality bag quickly turned into a public demand for reproductions, new designs, and one-of-a-kind orders. Awl Snap uses hides which are supplied from tanneries in the US. The leather used for each item is individually unique, may differ slightly in color, and could contain small blemishes that are sometimes used to enhance the individual character of a piece. All leather products are backed by a Lifetime Maker’s Guarantee. Erin’s work has been showcased in Virginia Living Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and was nominated as 2014 nominee for Martha Stewart’s Made In America Awards.
Maslo Jewelry, Richmond Thread Lab, and Awl Snap share a studio space in a converted industrial building in Richmond’s historic Manchester neighborhood.