Wheel to Table
As supporters of Local First we all support the farm to table movement. Cyndi Casemier, a local potter uses this concept with different materials! She creates one of-a-kind table settings, tumblers, coffee cups, bowls and many other items that are local-sustainable and art to use everyday.
When Cyndi opened the doors of C2C Gallery she wanted to provide a venue for herself and other artists to have their work represented in a “true gallery” setting. A Grand Haven native, she and her family have been part of retailing in Grand Haven for over 100 years. Many artists create wonderful art but have a difficult time promoting and selling their own work. Today, C2C Gallery, represents more than 45 artists whose sole income is the revenue generated from their craft/artwork.
In addition to offering her art for sale at C2C Gallery, she collaborates with other Local First businesses. Cyndi provides custom orders to other businesses and festivals in West Michigan using clay that is sourced from West Michigan Clay Company, Hamilton, Michigan. The lower level of her gallery serves as her studio and the finished work is “fired” in her studio south of town. For the past two years, Cyndi has studied under master potters in the U.S. and internationally. Cyndi creates work that combines the creativity of sculpture and functionality with the goal that her pieces are used and loved as part of your every day life.
Meghan Heritage principle of BlueWest Properties commissioned Cyndi to make special bowls as a thank you gift for her clients. Other collaborations have included Blueberry Haven & Fortinos. Special medallions have been created for several years of ArtWalk events.
During this gift-giving season consider items that are made locally. Support the artists who are such an important part of our communities and seek out those items that aren’t mass-produced.
Farm to Table meet Clay to Table
for another way to support local businesses.