We're excited to bring you another in a series of profiles to introduce you to a few of our artisans coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 28th-29th. This is just one in a series of Vendor Spotlights where we let those who will be sharing their wares shine a light on what it is they do. The following profile is Kaley from Urban Buzz and her response to a mini-questionnaire.
1). What's your name and what is it that you make?
My name is Kaley Foster of Urban Buzz. I handcraft clean burning beeswax candles made with local beeswax, cotton wicks and pure essential oils.
2). How did you acquire the unique skill set to do what it is you do?
I have always loved the arts, using my creative side and engaging with people. After taking a candle making class in Columbus, I was hooked. I thought what a great idea it would be to share with the city of Akron. The art of crafting the candles has taken a lot of trial and error as well as long nights of research, but the inspiration and motivation from our community keeps me going. After connecting with Brent Wesley of Akron Honey Company, engaging with people has taken on an entirely new meaning. We are looking forward to sharing our products and ideas with our neighbors to create an even better place to live.
3). What is your best seller?
The best seller is a 6 oz Lemongrass & Grapefruit candle tin.
4). How long have you been vending? Have you done a Crafty Mart show before?
I have been vending for almost 1 year. I was lucky enough to be a vendor at Crafty Mart's Mom and Pop Shoppe back in April. A very fun day!
5). Coffee or tea?
COFFEE! Especially Akron Coffee Roasters!
Thank you for answering our questions Kaley. And, thanks for coming to the 7th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show. We'll see everyone on Sat. & Sun. Nov. 28th-29th at Musica, Akron Art Museum, and Summit Artspace. You'll be able to find Urban Buzz at Musica.