Meet Our Members
WILD HENDRIX DESIGNS
AUTUMN MATTSON SHE/HER
Autumn is the Director and Event Coordinator.
Autumn is autistic and with the social challenges she faces daily, took those struggles to try to create a space where everyone is welcome and differences are celebrated. She also ties hundreds of knots to create beautiful works of art and fun ways to hang your plants! "I have always been a person that enjoys making and creating. I love macrame because no matter how many macrame/fibre artists there are, no two are the same. I really love creating commissioned pieces too. It's really fun to see your vision come to life! Please email me for commissions! I can't wait to hear what you have in mind!"
ODYSSEY BATH AND BODY
SUSAN LARSEN SHE/HER
Susan is our Diversity Consultant
Susan also creates an assortment of body and hair soap bars made by hand in small batches, with creative intentions. "I have always enjoyed soap as an art medium and have spent years creating a recipe that is as moisturizing, non-comedogenic, and long-lasting as possible, without the use of palm oil. I enjoy including a variety of colors and textures in my bars, as well as some Pacific Northwest flair. My goal for every bar of soap I make is to create a luxury skin product that improves the condition of the skin, while creating an aromatherapeutic atmosphere."
"I was born here in Bellingham, Washington. I have always loved art, nature and anything that incorporates the two. I am a photographer, wood worker, painter, plant dad and digital artist. My creations evolve everyday! Bellingham has always been a place I have felt the most comfortable. It’s the sense of community, good food, love for the outdoors and abundance of creativity that I find here that has me call Bellingham home."
"After working with herbs and flowers in my garden to make oils, body butters, lip
balms, etc. It just felt natural for soap to be the next step. My expertise is in cold process soap featuring oils, butters, and additives that really make your skin feel soft. Handmade soap is unlike any soap at the grocery store. Along with my soaps, I make other fun bath and body
products like lotion, massage oil, lotion bars, bath salts, dish soap, and shaving soap."
BEN AND CHEYENNE LIVELY
HE/HIM & SHE/HER
Cheyenne and Ben met at work in 2015 and quickly fell in love and they married. With their deep love for the community and a desire to help local small businesses succeed, in June of 2019 they decided to start a sign & art company!
Isaac is a non-binary, neurodivergent artist and performer living in Whatcom County. His work values inclusivity, gender expression, and repurposing recycled materials. Isaac draws much of his inspiration from fantasy and magical realism motifs, as well as appreciating the natural world.
BRIGHT AND SUNNY GINGER BEER
Miranda brews wild fermented ginger beer in Bellingham. It's a craft soda with bite! Live, wild yeast culture is the catalyst for the probiotic that creates the tiny bubbles. No added C02 or yeast. Brewed in small batches with minimal sugar to keep the alcohol content under 1%. Fabulous as a mixer for cocktails and mocktails and super refreshing enjoyed straight-up.
Take Root Remedies
JESSIKA & NOELLE
Organic & natural herbal remedies for your body inside & out.
"We are two passionate mamas who want to share our love for organic & natural products. We use the purest ingredients and infuse love and positive intention into every handcrafted item. After studying herbalism independently and together for nearly a decade, we decided to start a small business to share our love for organic handmade herbal creations with our close community and beyond. We trust and honor ancient wisdom and healing properties of plants and all of nature’s gifts. Building on this trust we invite you to take part in our journey to Be Well & Take Root."
STUDIO Q & C0
"In May, I started making and selling earrings as a creative outlet during the pandemic. What started as self-care has turned into a business in just a few short months and has brought with it joy and connectedness with communities. I primarily work with polymer clay, though there are a handful of pieces made using wood, brass, and small stones. Each pair is a little piece of wearable art!
10% of my monthly revenue is donated to ACLU Washington. These funds go toward protecting civil liberties and supporting litigations, education, and outreach. "
WAFFLES IN PARADISE
Melvin Martinez Campos
Waffles in Paradise was dreamed up on a gorgeous October day after a walk around Lake Padden, by adventure partners Inga and Melvin. "Making heart-shaped waffles on Sunday mornings is a special tradition in our family, a culinary expression of my Nordic ancestry, and we are VERY excited to share with our community!" Western Washington is our Paradise, which is why we chose Bellingham, the City of Renewed Excitement, to set up shop. We love the diversity of deliciousness found right here; we source from Cairnspring Mills, Twin Brooks Creamery, Marie's Bees, and the Spice Hut.
ERIKA LAMOTHE ART/
ERIKA LAMOTHE PHOTOGRAPHY
"I am an artist of many different arenas including photography and mixed media. I used to always draw growing up and I was also constantly fascinated with the camera. I loved having my picture taken and I loved taking pictures of people - ALL the time! I begged for years to get my own camera and after enduring some cheap off-brand cameras, I finally got my hands on my first DSLR in my senior year of high school. After trying the wedding and senior portrait thing, I ended up feeling incredibly drawn to artistic portraiture, telling a story, and evoking emotion. I couldn't ask people to be fake and to pose forcefully anymore. I couldn't fulfill a catalogue of smiles that just didn't say who the person behind that smile was. It dawned on me that photography can have more freedom and people should be encouraged to show how they feel inside without the words. That is what I strive for with my work and not just with my photography, but in my other physical works of art as well."
Mx. Emily Carey
Art educator, creator and curator.
"I was born and raised in northwest Whatcom County, and I have finally found my path as an artist. I've been creating my whole life, but my career focus has been on art education. While that is still a large role I play, I am excited to start exploring the more professional world of being a creator."
Hello all, my name is Donald Washington. I have lived in Bellingham for almost 4 yrs but I feel like I have been here my whole life. I became an artist by god and chance when i first moved here. I was in the hospital with heart failure but the doctors saved my life, I wasn't going to waste it so I lost 130 lbs and was working on my health when a banker pulled be to the side one day and ask me to walk and talk with him. As we walked he told me I was an artist and we stopped in front of allied arts, he called me over and introduced me to the owners and said "I just bought you a year membership here." My feet went numb my voice got shaky because I knew this man was sent from god to show me the way. After that i started feeding homeless out of my apartment. One day i decided to give this art a try and here we are. If u want to hear how crazy it got, come too our market place, tell me u read this and get 50% off when u say "you go boy"
GG Clay co
"I make polymer clay jewelry, and dabble in other accessories and decorative art. I love the therapeutic process of working with clay, and it’s versatility as an artistic medium. My earrings often reflect the shapes, colors and patterns that inspire me. If you enjoy seeing some of the behind the scenes steps of my creative process you can follow me on Instagram!"
NORTHWEST KNIT CO
"I'm the maker behind Northwest Knit Co. I'm originally from the midwest, but moved here with my husband for the beautiful nature Washington has to offer. I learned how to crochet as a kid & taught myself to knit as an adult. I love the way fiber art allows me to express myself through color work, fun patterns and unique designs. The Pacific Northwest is an inspiration in my work & when I'm not knitting beanies, cowls, or scarves, you can often find me exploring the outdoors."