MEET THE ARTISANS
The Foundry Cooperative is a community-based labor of love housing a curated collection of the best goods and most gifted artisans the Central Valley has to offer. Each time you stop in, you’ll find a shop reinvented with the newest art, jewelry, plants, and home goods. Our bite-sized retail spaces empower local crafters to maintain their independence while highlighting their creativity and expression. Simply put, The Foundry Cooperative is the perfect place for classes, collaboration, and community.
Amanda started making soap in 2012 hoping to address her and her family’s sensitive skin. Not only did she find that handmade skincare completely changed her skin, she also found her
As a stay-at-home Mom who had left her job as a Speech Language Pathologist to be with her children, she was looking for ways to fulfill her creativity but never dreamed it would become her new career. Her line of bath and body products has grown over the years with her original commitment to creating superior products with quality ingredients still her priority.
She feels blessed to offer products that promote self-care and is now passionate about encouraging her customers to take time for themselves. Amanda creates all of her products herself in a dedicated studio she has nicknamed “Amber House” located at her home.
She is grateful for her family and community who have encouraged and supported her. It brings her great joy to think that her products may bring care and relaxation to others.
A few years ago Sarah had been balancing her time between being a wife, mom, and art teacher. She and her family had moved to the country so she created a few art pieces for her own walls using wood found on the property.
Friends and family started asking for the unique art and her business began. The string art addition came a couple years later when Sarah was looking for a way to set her art apart and add texture and depth to her pieces. She searched her garage for string and nails and experimented with some simple designs.
It’s fun to think how far her art has come from there. You’ll even find some original watercolors incorporated as she continues to expand her label. With the help of her amazing husband, they work hard to create unique original art for your home.
Prickly Pear Farm Nursery and Gifts is a local family business that was started by Terese Polgrean, and her brother Kevin Doyle. The two specialize in creating original custom arrangements that are locally grown and propagated in the Central Valley.
They began selling their arrangements and handmade cement planters at the original Vintage on Fourth in Clovis as a fun hobby that quickly grew to a full time passion, while Kevin is the talent behind the construction of their Nursery (coming soon!) and many of the containers used in our unique arrangements.
They are both Clovis natives that both share a love of family, outdoors and all things succulents.
Ashley Luis is the stay-at-home Maker Mama behind Legacy of Love Creations. She is a wife and mother to two littles who lives her life for the Lord, which is reflected through her ministry and shop.
She came across Bible Journaling over five years ago and because it got her reading her Bible regularly for the first time, as well as growing immensely in her relationship with God, she wanted to share this creative faith resource with others.
She has found her passion in encouraging women to explore their Bibles for the first time, or in a new and meaningful way. Ashley even teaches classes to help women do so!
She gives God all the glory for the success of her little ministry and is grateful for the gift of serving Him in this way. Because she has been forever changed through connecting with God’s precious Word, she wants to help encourage and equip others to do the same; one beautiful Bible at a time!
Jen Bell is a Fresno + Clovis based artist who specializes in commissioned abstract art for the home. She has been painting for 16 years and continues to dabble in many forms of creative expression.
Jen also enjoys walking others through the creative process through guided classes and artistic experiences. She was raised on the rural plains of Oklahoma and made the move to sunny California nearly 20 years ago with her pastor husband, Brad.
They have two daughters and spend their free time sipping coffee or kombucha and watching their girls play volleyball. They are also the happy owners of the illustrious shop dog, Mosley, who brings joy to every dog-loving person he meets.
Meet Robyn and Jaelyn Richardson, newest members to the Co op community!
Robyn has owned the natural, Whole Foods local cafe... patio cafe for 24 years and LOVES ALL THINGS local! Her heartbeat is for community and bringing the best of the valley to our families.
The PATIO PANTRY is an extension of this love. Along with her daughter Jaelyn, they bring artisan food makers together in one curated market!
They source local creatives with unique products from bakery items, chocolate, candles, olive oils, honey, jam, sauces and more!! Always finding new and unique products, to keep this artisan market fresh!
Sarah has always had a love for collecting sea glass. She found it fascinating that nature can turn someone's trash into something so beautiful. She has always wanted to make jewelry from the sea glass that she has collected, so a few years ago she decided to finally learn.
Sarah started out with simple sea glass designs and now also included some enamel work. She truly loves creating jewelry and learning new techniques. All of the sea glass that Sarah uses is collected by her and her family.
They live a couple of hours from the coast, so it is easy to take day trips to Monterey, San Simeon, Cambria, and other locations along California's Central Coast.
Julie Holschlag is a self taught bag maker. She lives in Fresno with her husband, two weenie dogs, and a Dalmatian!
Ever since Julie began working with fabrics and leathers, she has realized her love and passion for creating! She specially designs and hand crafts her work with precision in her own home studio!
Julie sets out to make high quality items for any personality, taste, or style! She is constantly inspired to carefully pick high quality Italian leathers and Pendleton wool, that when brought together, make something extra special!
Designed to inspire the maker in all of us. Join us to learn a new skill, with inspiration & instruction from engaging instructors, complete with refreshments and great company.