2014 East Bay Open Studios Artist: Katherine Meyer

In her twenties, Katherine Meyer lived for five years in a house in the Maine woods with wood heat and no electricity or running water or money.  That close to nature she felt she had more resources than at any other time, and she still seeks out untamed places.  Her drawings are attempts…

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Holiday Fair Artist: Sylvia Ahern

Sylvia Ahern, now retired from corporate life, has reinvented herself as a textiles craftsperson and we are very excited to have her showing her unique and beautiful felted scarves, hats, gloves, and booties!

Of her work she says, “Some people call wet felting and nuno felt (wool laminated with silk woven…

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Holiday Fair Guest Artist: Corvus the Crow

Corvus the Crow is a small studio based in Oakland, California, owned and operated by Jennifer Collins. Corvus the Crow provides one-of-a-kind glass votives, vases and functional items with an urban kick. The design inspirations for Corvus are based on the intersection of the natural and industrial worlds. The urban…

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Winter Open Studios Artist – Kelly Defayette

Kelly Defayette was one of the first artists to join Norton Factory Studios this past spring!

Originally from the East Coast, Kelly DeFayette has been showing in the Bay Area for the past ten years. Ranging from brightly colored with a high gloss finish, to dark stains and matte surfaces, her…

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Winter Open Studios Guest Artist: Lori Anderson

Lori Anderson will be exhibiting her beautiful work at the Winter Open Studios and Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair.

Lori draws and paints every day, and teaches drawing and painting too. She lives with a fist full of colored pencils in one hand and a bucket of brushes at her side.


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Show and sell your work at Norton Factory – Holiday Open Studios and Arts and Crafts Fair

We are excited to be a participating site in Jingletown’s Annual Winter Open Studios and are looking for 15 to 20 artisans to join us.  Click here to apply!  http://bit.ly/168vuF3

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: You will be assigned an 8′ table to display and…

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Halloween movie night just for kids!

Parents, take a night off!

Your child (aged 6 and up) will enjoy an evening of fun Halloween-themed movies, games, and arts and crafts under the supervision of 4 adult artists and caregivers. Pizza, popcorn, and child-appropriate beverages will be served. Children who come dressed in costume will receive and extra free treat!

Friday, October…

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Norton Factory Studios Featured by Oakland Art Enthusiast

We’re featured in a great article by Oakland Art Enthusiast.  Lot’s of pictures of the space and our artists for you to enjoy.


Last Chance to See Open Studios 2013!

Did you miss last weekend’s party? Or perhaps you can’t get enough Pétanque?  Come down to Norton Factory Studios this Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This weekend three new artists will be opening their studio doors for your viewing pleasure.

Work on our mural (courtesy of LeQuiVive Gallery & Groundscore Collective) has begun!

The days of our BART-facing being an eye sore are over!  It is the new home of an incredible mural in-progress created by the genius of Groundscore Collective.  Murals this ambitious take a considerable amount of time, money, and materials. Please consider supporting this project by donating to URBAN RENEWAL: A…

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