Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Handmade Holiday

We love this picture sent in by Jim Klaus of his very own Kristin Caskey tree skirt. Looks great in your home, Jim! Thanks for the picture.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lori Talcott

"Sorrowing Chain" Brooch 
(photography credit: Richard Nicol)

Lori Talcott is a Seattle based metalsmith whose work has been featured in our Sparkle Plenty 5 exhibit here in our main gallery. Her work is said to be inspired by family history, her travel experiences, and research of traditional and historical adornment. Talcott's work is a part of many private and permanent collections, such as the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery and we are glad to have the opportunity to show her pieces. Come see her beautifully made work and those of the rest of the Sparkle Plenty crew before the show comes down next week (Dec. 23rd). 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We <3 Young House Love

We love Young House Love, and apparently they love us too. Check this out!

Struggles Think Not

The Struggles Think Not by Rob Tarbell is still going strong. I am certain these guys are simply holding their breath until we lock the door each night. Then they spring up and have a wild rumpus until we return in the morning. They are really getting sick of me talking to them so please come say "hi".
They have also gotten some press on

Monday, December 14, 2009


These babies are moving fast! Luckily James River Press just brought us another box!

Guy's Night

We're getting ready for Ted's 4th annual "Guy's Night." An evening of shopping and revelry. Just look how excited Ted is!

Cute Alert!

These just arrived! The "Muse" Salt & Pepper shakers by: Jonathan Adler are finally here. The absolute perfect wedding gift. $50

Jane D'Arensbourg

I've been meaning to post some images of Jane D'Arensbourg's new work for Quirk Represents. Jane has added a new look to her already beautiful glass jewelry by incorporating ceramic discs to give each piece a completely different texture.
earrings: $180
necklace: $700

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mimosas with Joseph

Our favorite part time employee is coming this weekend for the 4th annual Mimosas with Joseph! Come join in the festivities this Saturday, December 12 from 10am to 2pm!
Call to reserve an appointment to have your own silhouette made by Gibson Lane Studio.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sparkle Plenty 5 Presents: Marlene True

Marlene True works with recycled and discarded objects to convey the ephemeral quality of life.
The work tells its own story. The rust, scratches, dents and dings--the surfaces are varied and rich. Her jewelry contains narratives of both past and present experiences. These are conveyed to the viewer and wearer through the way in which Marlene manipulates her materials and the resulting aesthetic.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Book Signing at Quirk: Memoirs of a Snow Queen

Come join us on December 3rd from 4-7pm for the book signing of "Memoirs of a Snow Queen." Donna Strother Deeken's novel shares her touching and humorous holiday memoirs of the Christmas season in Richmond.

Sparkle Plenty 5 Presents: Joanna Gollberg

Joanna Gollberg is one of the artists in our annual Sparkle Plenty show. Here are some of the jewelry pieces from "Prong Series," a collection of work created using colorful and precious stones set in gold. The titles for the work are inspired by her own personal memories.

Pendant to wear while having ice cream and Brooch for Lily P

Ice earrings for dress up

Pink Pop Pendant
A little daring ring

Daddy's little girl Ring, Grandmother's Ring and Mother's Ring

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Time for a nap.

Scoop E McAlister says "Where is my mother?"

Don't worry Scoop I'm at the Craft & Design show.

We are having too much fun at the VisArts Craft and design show. So many awesome folks are exhibiting and visiting. I have made some new friends and seen my West Coast BFF all in two days. However we are taking a preemptive strike and the gallery will be closed Monday November 23rd. The ladies of Quirk need a day to catch some naps and snacks.

Broach by Eric Burris.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lost and Found

Lost and Found Studio
by Kranitzky & Overstreet will also be apart of specially curated booth this weekend. Their beautifully crafted pendants and brooches have all been handmade using found materials.

Frances Palmer

We got two giant boxes from Frances Palmer today and were so thrilled to pull this beauty out. Come visit our booth and check out her work plus the work of many other talented artists at the Visual Arts Center + Craft and Design Show this weekend at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Look at these wonderful new porcelain cats made by Maggie. Don't they deserve a nice windowsill or bedside table to nap on? We think they would make the purrfect holiday gift for any cat lover!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Here Comes Andrew.

We just got in some great new work by Andrew Coombs. A Richmond native who flew the coop, only to create some simply delicious pottery. Get while it is hot. We only have a few pieces and they are pretty amazing. The kind of work that just feels good to use.

Monday, November 9, 2009

See you in December!

I got you all an early postcard since I won't be seeing you for a while. For those of you who can't read Vietnamese... it says "Goodbye." I sure will miss you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SP5 Sneak Peek

All the work is amazing and we couldn't be more pleased with this year's show. Thank you to all of the participating artists!

New Wheels!

Check out Maggie applying her Quirk sticker to her brand spankin' new (to her) wheels!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Hallow-eekend!

Come into the store wearing your costume and receive 25% off your purchase now through 4pm Saturday! Get creative, people!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Recently I had the opportunity to visit the amazing studio of one of my more favorite artists, Elizabeth Perkins. As soon I got my sneaky little foot in the door I fell in love with her space. It is so inviting and cozy. Her workspace to die for, in a technical utilitarian sort of way. Also she has such a collection of colorful and meaningful objects surrounding the space, I could have stayed and played all day.
Here are some delicious images of her work, materials, and shrine.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Claire McDermott

New work by Philadelphia based artist Claire McDermott just arrived. She uses old skateboards to make beautiful necklaces and earrings with a fantastic combination of color and texture. Prices range from $35 to $150.

Susan Fields

We had an awesome trunk show this weekend with Susan fields. This is a detail of one of her super cute beaded flowers. Thanks Susan for hanging out with us all day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Getting ready!

We're getting really excited about all of our upcoming events and shows around town. Be sure to stop by this Saturday for Antiques on Broad as well as a trunk show by Susan Fields with beautiful beaded pieces. Also coming up is the St. James Bazaar and the Visual Arts Trunk Show! Check the events section of our website for more details!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


We've gotten in these cute & comfy wool scarves from smARTWORKS, the perfect accessory for chilly fall weather ( if mother nature ever makes up her mind!).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Jill Jacobson

Jill Jacobson is number one when it comes to making beautiful vintage inspired jewelry. In Spring or Fall this cuff dresses up any outfit. $136

Eames Wheelchair

This is more of a re-blog, but too awesome not to mention. We saw this on Design Boom and had to show it off. How much do you want this?