When local retail space owner, Diane Covert decided to retire from her athletic apparel shop, she kept the space and rented it out to other retailers. Sadly, the pandemic was unkind to those shopkeepers and the space was vacated. Not sure where to go from there, Diane got creative and decided to lease out the space to local artists, who wouldn’t otherwise have a brick-and-mortar space of their own. Thus, the Winslow Green Pop-Up Shop was born, showcasing its first group of artists in June 2021.
Since then, the retail space, located at 160 Winslow Way W. (in the Winslow Green shopping center, next to Z-Bones) has showcased an eclectic variety of sellers, such as pet accessories, vintage items, potters, a DJ show, photographers and more.
Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th from 10am to 5pm
Original Artwork by Deborah Rhee
Functional Ceramics by Second Half Pottery
House Plants by Lacy Leaf Greenhouse (Saturday only)
Deborah Rhee is an Australian-born contemporary abstract painter who moved to the United States with her husband and daughter in 2010, eventually making their way to Bainbridge Island in 2017.
Her primary medium is oil and glaze. Its sculptural qualities allowing for brush strokes, scraping, scratching and adding layers of color inspire Deborah to paint expressive works of colorful light and intriguing deep texture, creating abstract paintings that spark the imagination and ignite the visual senses. Her work has been featured in galleries and shows throughout the U.S. and at several venues on Bainbridge Island.
Second Half Pottery by Cortney George. After a career as a chiropractor, Cortney decided to circle back to her first love of art, in what she considers her “second half of life”.
Setting up a small studio in her home on Bainbridge Island, she creates wheel-thrown, hand-glazed, small-batch pottery, which is functional and practical for everyday use. Her handmade pieces are unique and slightly imperfect (such is the nature of handmade pottery). Each piece is thoroughly inspected for safety, ensuring there are no sharp edges or pitting. In addition, they are microwave and dishwasher safe. Her ceramics collection includes mugs, berry bowls, candles, vases, coffee pour overs, teapots, bowls, honey pots and spoon rests.
Lacy Leaf Greenhouse – Kathryn Nelson loves everything about plants; the dirt, the roots, the leaves, the water and the breath of fresh air they bring to our homes, both inside and out. When her home began to resemble a jungle, she decided to begin selling her well cared for plants to make room for new ones. Today, she works out of her greenhouse, built by her husband on their Bainbridge Island property, which has been in his family for more than 100 years.
Kathryn retails her plants through pop-up sales at her green house, and has previously been a retailer at the Winslow Green Pop-Up Shop. This weekend she’ll be showcasing some rare plants and propagations, as well as hand painted terra cotta pots. To keep up with Kathryn’s newest horticultural adventures, follow her on Facebook.
If you are interested in renting the Winslow Green Pop-Up space, contact Diane Covert at (206) 818-8857 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org