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Celebrating Dads and Grads

Posted June 15, 2018

It's that time of year again! Celebrate the amazing dads and grads in your life by gifting them something they'll treasure forever. Browse the Pike Place Market craft line for pieces that you won't find anywhere else - beautiful jewelry, handbound leather journals, reclaimed wood cutting boards and so much more. Keep scrolling for gift ideas!

 

Arrow Woodworks

Magnetic bottle openers made by Andy Bergin-Sperry that dad is going to love. You can find him out on the craftsline or online here.

 

Glen's Hand Craft in Seattle

Beautiful and durable leather bound journals for the new grad who's off on traveling adventures or loves to write. Available at Glen's Hand Craft in Seattle only at Pike Place Market.

 

Synergy Stone

Synergy Stones can be heated up or cooled down to give the perfect massage (which dads and grads would both appreciate). Get a free massage by visiting them in the North Arcade or online here.

 

Erickson Longboards

Bill Erickson creates longboards, cutting boards, knives and more out of sustainable or reclaimed wood. Find him in the North Arcade or online here

Meet the Artist: Jim Chobot

Posted June 1, 2018

A ferry away from Seattle, Jim Chobot walks the beaches of Vashon Island, combing for driftwood and inspiration for his next creation.

Chobot is a longtime Pike Place Market artist, well-known for his one-of-a-kind wood pieces from rocking chairs to cutting boards to “fire starters.”

Every day he goes down to the beach, searching for things that have washed up on the island shores. According to Chobot, "When you go looking at the beach, it's a store that's open every day but with different things." He looks for quality driftwood with fun shapes, patterns and textures—all of which add to the character of each art piece.

With more than 40 years of experience at the Market, Chobot has built an impressive customer base, with some becoming collectors of his work) and continues to evolve in his artistic expression to this day. You can find Chobot's work at the Neptune Furniture table in Pike Place Crafts Market seven days a week, and even meet Jim himself most Sundays. Come say hello, pick up some great gifts for Father’s Day, and ask him about his “Pirate Camp,” too!