Small Business Saturday

CAPERS is excited to celebrate and host ‘Small Business Saturday’ on Saturday, November 26th from 10 to 6 PM.

Every year, the West Seattle Junction hosts Small Business Saturday to celebrate shopping local and shopping small. Small businesses keep the community going and bring visitors from all walks of life. CAPERS carries many local goods from small business owners. The store will showcase many items from local vendors that are perfect for holiday guests and seasonal home decor to impress company! Some featured items include ceramics, art, throws, books, jewelry, ornaments and many more.

With over 50 cookbooks in-store, CAPERS has many choices for your next set of recipes. The cookbook section stays relevant by carrying many local authors to fit the community. A few of the local authors include Yotam Ottolenghi, PCC Community Markets, Becky Selengut, John Gorham & Liz Crain and Michelle Babb.

Another small business, The Bowl Maker, makes tiny cups called “Lucky Cups”. The creator’s parents were a scientist and pianist and gave her plenty of room for creativity and wonder. Throughout her time at University, she built upon her ceramics skills and now a mother of two, continues to pursue her dream of creating art to share.

Until the end of November, CAPERS will carry ceramics from many local artists including ModHome Ceramics, Beachwood Pottery Studio, Madisonware and Beth Farrow Pottery.

Lastly, all of our showcased jewelry is from PNW locals! To name a few, Alizah Olivas, Shelli Markee and Susan Goodwin are among the jewelers that have items in-store.

Thank you for your support and shopping local!

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Artist Invitational

CAPERS is hosting the 2nd Annual Abstract and Ceramics Invitational on November 8th from 5-8pm. This invitational will feature 8 artists and 8 potters and their work will be available for purchase in-store.

One potter, Marie Turnow, is a nature lover and uses elements and designs from everyday life. “Amid the craziness of our big city culture, nature nurtures and continues to delight the senses. My work reflects the seasons, textures and Northwest beauty that I view right here in West Seattle. Her ceramics are food and dishwasher safe.

Similarly, Nicole Pepper of ModHome Ceramics is also inspired by her surroundings. “I love clay and all the functional and sculptural ways it holds. Clay can bring a connection to the Earth and warmth.” With her BFA from West Washington University, Nicole has been experimenting and finding her way ever since.  “Each piece here has been uniquely hand-crafted, inspired by nature and daily life. My hope is to bring joy into this modern world one piece at a time.

Tracy Madison took her first ceramics class in January of 2016, and she never looked back. Working as an art director and stylist in the photo world, she has been surrounded by inspiration her whole career. Only when she hand-formed her first platter did she realize it was her calling. She created her brand and company, Madisonware in 2016.

Along with ceramicists, the Invitational will feature local artists with abstract paintings and photographs. One of the 8 artists, includes photographer, Todd Kowalski. Todd began photography when he was in high school in the early 70’s. By commuting on bicycle, Todd is able to capture the ever fleeting moments that he comes across; this opens the spectrum to what he is able to photograph.

Another artist that will have their art available is Mary Parkes. Mary is a contemporary realism painter that captures joy in her paintings. Her work is done on clear glazed linen, canvas and regular linen. In her abstract paintings, she uses hints of color to brighten up the natural hues, like this painting titles ‘Swoosh’.

 

Last but not least, Diana Grant paints everything from still life to landscape to abstract. Diana is local, from Kirkland, WA and is most know for her achievements in landscape paintings. Her work is acrylic on canvas and ranges from bright colors to pastels.

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Small Business Saturday

#ShopSmall in the Junction!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 26th for Small Business Saturday – the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a day to celebrate and support the small businesses in our community. Spend some time in the West Seattle Junction to #ShopSmall, show your support, and thank your local small businesses for keeping communities alive.

CAPERS is celebrating #ShopSmall all weekend with many of the local makers, artisans, and small business that we support. Be sure to spread the word about shopping at the small businesses you love by encouraging your friends and family to #ShopSmall too!

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Calendar of Events for November

Please join us for some of our events this November at CAPERS:

Nov 10/Dec 8: West Seattle Art Walk, 6-9 pm, featuring the work of Cary Lane showcasing her paintings, one-of-a-kind ceramics, new cards and her mermonkies too!

Nov 12: Le Jacquard Francais Trunk Show this Saturday the 12th from 11am-2pm. Receive 20% off tablecloth and napkin purchases through Nov 14th (in stock and special order).

Nov 19: Holiday Open House from 10am-6pm. Join us for our annual holiday celebration with party favors for the first 100 guests, plus bubbles, bites and specials on holiday decor around the shop. Meet local author, Cynthia Nims, of “Crab” cookbook from 11am-3pm. Have your book signed and sample some tasty recipes (call ahead to reserve your book if you’re unable to attend).

Nov 26: Small Business Saturday. Join us to celebrate the tremendous impact of small businesses in our country. We’re celebrating “small” all weekend while featuring the many small businesses and makers that we represent.

Nov 19 – Dec 22: 27th Annual Hickman House Giving Tree: join us in helping those in the neighborhood who are less fortunate than ourselves. The CAPERS Giving Tree benefits Hickman House, a local transitional housing program for women and children who are recovering from domestic violence. Participating in the Giving Tree is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Choose a star from our tree
2. Purchase the wish
3. Return to CAPERS by 12/22, just in time for holiday giving (no giftwrap needed)

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