Pocket Utopia is pleased to present a selection of artists from Etsy, an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. Etsy was launched in 2005 with the vision of building a new economy and presenting a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade. Operating like an unregulated art world of ceramics, photography, zines, paintings, wood objects, and origami (just to mention the media presented at Pocket Utopia), Etsy gives over 100,000 artists a “shop” to display and sell their work. These Etsy artists are real artists with real names but choose to identify themselves only by screen names on the site. (Just tracking down the actual names of these artists from their geodesic-domed craft rooms was a feat in itself.)
The artists--only one chose not to reveal her true name--from the incredible place called Etsy are presented in a real space. It’s eye candy, not hand candy and a lot more.