Local and Handmade Buffalo Artists

ShopCraft is a Buffalo Gallery and Gift Shop featuring 100% Buffalo artists.

We are located in the heart of the Elmwood Village in Buffalo, NY. Our artisans represent a wide array of handmade gifts and art. Our Buffalo artists, offer unique items for yourself, your home, as well as one of a kind gifts. In town, and visiting home? On a trip to Buffalo, and looking for a souvenir shop? We have great Buffalo items, made locally by Buffalo artists, for you to take back to wherever you live! Learn more about our team of Buffalo artists below and on their individual pages to see why this collaboration makes a unique gift shop.

Alison Kurek

Buffalo Artists Original PaintingAlison creates original mixed media art infused with humor featuring cats, dogs, and bison. Both original pieces and reproductions are available at ShopCraft. Additionally, check out her cards, art prints, necklaces, ornaments, and earrings. All Kurek’s pieces feature her original artwork.

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Amy Valentin of Mainly Macrame

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Amy makes functional home decor. She makes unique plant hangers, wall hangings, and ornaments. Amy creates her own patterns , therefore making her pieces unique and one of a kind. She uses a wide range of colors and materials, so her pieces can be for any home decor.

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Cheryl Perez of Jewelry Beyond the Sea

Cheryl of Jewelry Beyond the Sea handcrafts one of a kind pieces using sea glass and argentium silver. From beautiful wire wrapped bracelets, to bezeled necklaces pieces each piece is truly unique. Perfect for gifting or adding to your own collection, you are guaranteed an original piece!

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Christa Penner of C Designs 

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Christa creates unique Buffalo and kitchen inspired art prints and greeting cards. In addition, she also offers gift items featuring her illustrations including magnets, ornaments, pillows, and bags. Penner’s paper goods line is fresh and modern with a twist of nostalgia. She uses 100% post consumer waste paper and compostable plastic sleeves to limit the ecological footprint of her company.

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Darcie Rosinski of Pots by DJR

Darcie creates handmade pottery that is functional for everyday use. From porcelain mugs, to planters, to serving pieces she has a wide array of modern home decor and dish ware. Much of her pottery is decorated with her original drawings using a technique called sgraffito in a range of themes including, but not limited to, bison, the city of Buffalo, and ravens.

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Diana Miranda-Gaeddert


Diana hand crochets the sweetest amigurumi, from fan art, to Buffalo, NY favorites, to anything else she dreams up with a cute little face on it! If you are looking for something to make you smile, or to gift some cheer, you can’t go wrong with her handmade crocheted plush novelties.

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Eileen May of Love by Bean

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Eileen creates seed bombs and gardening gifts for guerrilla gardening. May uses recycled paper, regionally adapted and organically grown seeds. She focuses on creating products that make gardening easy for anyone. Love by Bean offers a variety of seeds for your edible garden. Also included in her line are seeds for sunflowers and wildflowers to help pollinators such as bees.

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Eric Woods of Buffalo History Buff

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Eric take’s beautiful pieces of historical ephemera and meticulously reproduces them into functional Buffalo, NY wall art. His work features many pieces from the Pan-American Exposition. As well as vintage ads from several locally famous landmarks and businesses.

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Flo Kane of Flomade

home decor made in buffalo embroideryFlo works with textiles and threads to create beautiful heirloom quality pieces for your home and family. From sweet mini embroideries to reusable bulk/produce bags her work ranges from functional everyday use items to little pieces that bring joy to your daily life!

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Heather Cook of LitARTure

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Heather works with books, bringing your favorites to life as art! From up-cycling discarded book into sculptures and folded book art, to turning classics into clocks there is something for every book lover. She also creates beautiful flowers from various papers, and sweet necklaces with mini books!

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Heather Fava of Paper Enthusiast

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Heather works with upcycled materials and hand cuts tiny paper art that she applies to greeting cards and framed pieces for home and office decor!

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 Janna Willoughby Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

made in buffalo journalsJanna creates beautiful and functional paper products including handmade paper, hand bound journals, and other beautiful gift items. Janna creates all of her pieces using 100% solar power by hand. Look for unique items such as her waterproof journals!

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Joshua Fraass of jf.vintage

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Joshua focuses on reusing materials, particularly paper ephemera that is so thoughtlessly discarded. Turning old maps into art pieces, used sheet music into home decor pieces, he creates from functional pieces through reuse.

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Julie Schworm of J Savage Goods

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A trained milliner, Julie’s speciality started out in hats and grew into other accessories. She creates a variety of hand stitched accessory items for men, women, children, and your home. Additionally, Schworm has several pieces that are made with fabric featuring her original illustrations.

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Lauren VanOsten of Tiny Buffalo Designs


Lauren creates fun, and clever greeting cards perfect for adding to any gift or sending for a Birthday or Anniversary. From punny Buffalo cards, to custom portraits for couples, families and pets there is something for everyone in Lauren’s digitally illustrated stationery line.

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Matthew Poeller

magnetic collar stays made in buffaloMatt has been tinkering as long as he can remember.  Ever since he was a young boy he has been taking things apart and putting them back together to make them better.  This naturally led him to engineering which is technical and creative.

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Megan Carroll of Lady Fingers Handmade

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Megan creates unique, wearable fiber art, using all-natural materials whenever possible. Her signature strand scarves have been featured in the Buffalo News, and are available in a variety colors.

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 Nicole Cooke of Type & Resolution

buffalo artist nicole cookeNicole Cooke of Type & Resolution is a photographer, graphic designer, and letterpress printer working and living in the City of Buffalo. Many of Nicole’s letterpress prints are available at ShopCraft, perfect for your own home decor a gift.

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Sam and Beth Insalaco of Yeah! Buffalo

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Sam and Beth run the blog, Yeah! Buffalo, promoting goodness and grit in the city of Buffalo. Part of the project includes taking beautiful, unexpected photographs, which are available in ShopCraft, along with their t-shirts and mugs.

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Sarah J Wachowski of S J Handbags & Accessories

buffalo_gift_shop_purseSarah has created a beautiful line of handmade bags, purses and accessories. She developed her own patterns, refining them over time. Hand cutting each piece of upholstery fabric, and sewing them into beautiful handbags, clutches, and wallets results in a well crafted and beautiful gifts.

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Sean Ralston of Spruce Up Soap Co

buffalo_gift_shop_soapSean creates all natural soap, and bath and body care products using vegan and cruelty free ingredients. From high quality bar soap, to an exfoliating face scrub made with diatomaceous earth offering an eco-friendly alternative to polluting micro-beads, to doggy shampoo there is something for everyone in Sean’s line!

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