THE LOOM COMUNNITY

Here you will find links to the growing number of creatives, make sell artisans, craftworkers, small manufactures and other who make up the fabric of the Loom.

paperTHINKtank is a fully equipped hand papermaking studio owned and operated by Nicole Donnelly. Dedicated to providing the finest custom handmade papers to artists, printers, writers, and papyrophiles of the city, we are invested in the slow craft of making paper by hand using sustainable and local resources. paperTHINKtank offers custom and stock handmade papers, classes in hand papermaking, and studio use for artistic collaboration.
For more information, visit the website: www.paperthinktank.com
La’ren Nicole Hair Boutique is a newly successful fast growing virgin hair distribution company. We offer a variety of services such as extension installments, beauty supplies.  Contact Royaltyhair2016@gmail.com
A.V. Rental Services, Inc.
We are an 11 year old, Philadelphia based, full-service equipment rental company. Our inventory consist of everything audio visual, event and meeting equipment, staging and lighting. Our clients include hotels, catering halls, event planners, pharmaceutical companies, schools and universities, theaters and restaurants.  For more information contact, www.AudioVisualRenting.com

Bowls and Platters

For the last forty years I managed the Community College of Philadelphia Ceramics room. The Ceramics program was part of the larger Art Curriculum which led to a Associates degree in Art.  I am now retired, working and developing my own work in both Terra-Cotta and Porcelain.  I fashion decorative bowls and platters for the corporate office and waiting rooms. For more information contact frankgaydos@comcast.net or 215-334-2105

Professional Photographer Christopher Kadish…

Specializing in high quality, essence-capturing headshots.
Also working in candid and portrait family photography and modelling portfolios.
Experience ranges from Broadway and Hollywood actors to business professionals looking for images that put your best look forward.  Photographing both coasts and around the world, Christopher Kadish Photography is a unique, personal experience with images that are proven to stand out.  contact: christopher@kadishphoto.com

Lrevere Clothing

My clothing line consists of Urban Wear and Formal wear for men and women. Amy brand is now being carried inside of two store locations in Philadelphia, my Brand has also been featured in moves and music videos and worn by a lot of celebrities such as Anthony Hamilton & R&B singer Jaheim.  For more information contact: gloviesbaskets@gmail.com

The Ceramic Shop believes

The Ceramic Shop believes, that by providing quality ceramic supplies available at fair prices, backed with a knowledgeable staff, our customers can achieve their goals and reach their full creative potential. Innovation and the power of creativity are encouraged not only in our customers’ everyday life,  but within our own staff, of which over 70% are also artists.

www.theceramicshop.com

Do Good Brewing Company

Do Good Brewing Company is a brewery focused on brewing, distributing and promoting the highest quality, tastiest and most creative craft beer imaginable. Every beer Do Good Brewing launches is directly connected to a charitable cause and a percentage of all sales for each beer goes to it’s respective cause therefore empowering our mantra of “Great Beer Doing Great Things”

dogoodbrewing.com

Zakiyah Caldwell

Zakiyah Caldwell is an award winning photographer who is based in the Philadelphia area. She is ranked in the top ten “Best Portrait” category in PHL’s  Philly Hot List  in 2012. Her work has been published in multiple magazines both locally and Internationally. Her company ”The PhotoSalon” specializes in Look Books, Weddings, Portraits, Glam Shots, and Special Events.

www.photosalon4u.com

Witty Gritty

Witty Gritty is in the business of creating purpose-driven experiences. We showcase, engage, and connect our clients through marketing and events. Using creativity and connection to ignite change, Witty Gritty breaks down barriers to develop authentic and meaningful collaborations. We believe civic engagement is the key to equitable and stronger communities and neighborhoods.

Skateboard Academy Philadelphia

Working with Parks and Recreation of Philadelphia and other civic groups we are outreaching and teaching through skateboarding to educate and inspire youth…

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Merch Doctors

We’re committed to providing you with the highest level of service, so you’ll always choose us for your custom garment and promotional needs. …

www.merchdoctors.com

SA VA

SA VA is a socially driven, American Made fashion brand providing inspired style for the woman who strives to do the right thing. Our customers want clothes that make them feel great and accentuate their individual style but they hold strong local and global values that increasingly influence their purchasing decisions. When our customer buys SA VA she is able to find the image she wants without compromising the values she holds.

www.savafashion.com

Yay Clay

ART STUDIO • ADULT & CHILDREN CLAY CLASSES • KILN RENTAl • GLASS SLUMPING • WORKSHOPS • CUSTOM COMMISSIONED WORKS OF ART.

yayclay.com

PTERODACTYL

Pterodactyl’s mission is to revive the enjoyment and practice of creating art for personal fulfillment, to create exhibitions and experiences that resonate with diverse audiences, and to bring people together through the arts.

www.pterodactylphiladelphia.org

FIREBALL

Fireball Printing started with a copy machine in a living room. Now we are much more fancy than that.

fireballprinting.com

Joshua Burgos Teaching Studio

Joshua Burgos Teaching Studio offers private instruction in beginner to advanced level viola and violin performance. For lesson inquiries and scheduling, please contact Joshua at

teachingstudio.viola@gmail.com

Passer’s Coffee Roaster

Serving Philadelphia’s finest cup of coffee with a smile has been our goal since 1990. While we are focused (and some might say obsessed) with coffee, our true strength is in the care and attention we give our customers.

We have learned much since serving our first cup. We now personally hand-roast our beans and are constantly evolving. The one thing that remains consistent at Passero’s is our focus on our customers. We take great pride in helping wake up Philadelphia each and every morning with our fun and knowledgable staff and our really great coffee.

 

Don Stephens Art!

ART IS LIFE, AND CREATIVITY IS IN THE SOUL.

Art Instruction, Paint Parties, Private and Group Instruction and much more! Come check me out on Facebook at

http://www.facebook.com/deesteezepro

A&S Manufacturing Company

At A&S Manufacturing Company, we do things a little different. For example, when was the last time you heard about a manufacturer that shipped INTO Mexico? Or, has your current supplier offered to open up a consignment warehouse near your facility to reduce your shipping costs and provide “just-in-time” delivery? We do this and so much more every day. For over 25 years we have been focused on satisfying our customers. We provide manufacturing at the highest quality with the quickest turnaround while always looking for innovative improvements. We do this in order to help our customers reduce costs and achieve faster time to market with a guaranteed quality that they know they can trust.  http://www.asmfginc.com

 

Bill Schwarz / SCHWARZ STUDIO / 

The Loom My artistic practice is rooted in the conceptual procedures of the appropriation movement which emerged in NYC in the mid Nineteen Eighties. Since then I have had multiple solo and group exhibiting in New York, San Francisco, Newark, Lucerne and Bucks Co. I have participated In the Philadelphia Open Studio program for the last three years, using the opportunity to showcase new artwork. Schwarz Studio is my design incubation lab and show place for various high modernist models and prototypes including sectional seating, lighting, tiles and modular housing. Contact schwarzstudio@aol.com

 

Jen Blazina

Philadelphia artist Jen Blazina’s work represents a sense of holding onto a place in time. Inspired by her grandfather’s photography, she blends surreal imagery and found objects in her cast glass objects. Her work combines her background in photography and printmaking through the use of digital imagery imprinted on cast and re-fabricated objects. This process, she says, allows her to “recast the history of the objects as part of my own current voice.”

Her work is represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, and Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.