Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November Artist of the Month: Suzanne Forrester

Our November artist of the month is Suzanne Forrester who’s work is delicate and persistent. The artist describes herself: "Suzanne Forrester is a visual artist living on the border between here and there. Her work is mostly figural in nature and is concerned with matters of the heart. The paintings are women centered, intuitive and introspective. Pattern and repetition, likelihood and probability, are currently playing at the corners of her mind and inform this body of work.”

Join us for another fantastic First Friday evening celebrating local art and talent! This Friday, November 1st from 6-9 pm!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Craft Fair at the Chabot Carnival

Join Wendy and other local craftspeople this Sunday, October 27th, at the Chabot Carnival Craft Fair.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping with an assortment of locally made and handcrafted gems. The Craft Fair will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room from 11 am to 3 pm and a portion of the proceeds will go to Chabot Elementary. See you there!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mini Maker's Faire this Sunday, 10/20

Join Walrus's Wendy this weekend at the East Bay Mini Maker's Faire for some painting and crafting fun! From 10am to 5pm, Wendy and the lovely ladies who run HackerMom's will be celebrating the joy and excitement repurposing and crafting can add to your life. The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration embracing rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations. Admission is $20 for adults on the day of the event or tickets are available for $15 advance purchase here. We hope to see you there!!!

Location:  Park Day School, 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA  and Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street,  Oakland, CA  94609.  Faire entrance is at corner of 42nd & Opal.

More information about the faire and attending can be found here!

Woodwork by Cipriano Mendez

So much of the magic that makes a Walrus item is created in the workshops of our talented artisans and craftspeople. Luckily, Cipriano Mendez, one of our talented woodworkers,  has a great Youtube channel where he invites us into his working space. There, you can see how he handcrafts a number of beautiful items for Walrus. This video shows how he crafts these gorgeous wooden bottle stoppers we have in the shop.

You can find more of Cipriano's work and videos here!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


First Fridays This Week! This month at Walrus our featured artist is local talent Lynda Kravitz who's art you can see here on our blog. Join us on October 4th from 6-9pm for a First Fridays opening reception with refreshments, good company, and great art.
October Workshop! On Sunday the 13th come join us for a furniture painting workshop with a focus on stenciled details. Supplies and refreshments provided!!
New Items! A Gorgeous upcycled dresser with bold chevron pattern by Walrus for a pop of color in any room. These fantastic Artisan bowls and bottle openers by Artist and Woodworker Robert Cizauskas would make great gifts. Willa Mamet's branch hooks are the perfect way to bring nature into your home with style and function. 
And Don't Forget! We now offer interior design services by Jenny Lane

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October First Fridays!

This month at Walrus our featured artist is local talent Lynda Kravitz. Her bold and colorful abstract pieces display lush, wide brushstrokes, energetic paint splatters and an amazing sense for texture and contrast. Join us on October 4th from 6-9pm for a First Fridays opening reception with refreshments, good company, and great art.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Temescal Alley's First Friday
470 49th Street
Oakland, CA  94609