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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks April 27-28, 2013: Quincy Ellis Pipe Tap Candles

I love it when I find artisans in markets who make products that appeal to men. Quincy Ellis is one such artisan. His table at the recent Greenpointers Spring Market featured wonderful black candles in the form of pipe taps in small, medium and large.

What’s a pipe tap, you say? I have no idea, but according to the Internets, “a pipe is a tubular section or hollow cylinder, usually but not necessarily of circular cross-section, used mainly to convey substances.” Quincy, an industrial designer and sculptor, says he likes the shape.

So do I. These industrial looking candles convey a masculine yet homey feeling, especially as they melt into lava-like wax swirls. Quincy’s work is exacting and finely detailed. Greenpointers was his first market event. Won’t you join me in encouraging him to show at other markets this season? (Leave a comment or some such thing!)

Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday, April 27, 2o13:

Hester Street Fair: OPENING DAY! I am so happy to welcome back this exciting food, flea and artisan market for the season. Head to the Lower East Side and check it out! 10AM – 6PM, Corner of Hester and Essex Sts., Manhattan

PS 175 Flea Market: OPENING DAY! This uptown flea market runs for three Saturdays (May 11 and June 1), and proceeds go to support school activities at PS 175. 9AM – 4PM, 135th St. between 7th and Lenox Aves., Manhattan

Saturday & Sunday April 27 – 28, 2013:

ID Pop Shop: This outstanding pop up collection of New York independent designers runs through Sunday! 11AM – 7PM, Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave., Manhattan

Crafts on Columbus: This Upper West Side outdoor artisan market runs for three weekends starting this weekend. It’s a wonderful array of talented artisans alongside the Natural History Museum. 10AM – 6PM, Columbus Ave. between 77th & 81st Sts., Manhattan

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Greenflea and West 79th St. Greenmarket:  These two markets bunk up together in the schoolyard of PS 87 when Crafts on Columbus rolls around twice a year. So for us market lovers, it’s a wonderful time to visit an artisan market, a flea market and a farmers market all within a block of each other in NYC. Make a day of it! 10:30AM – 5PM, Columbus Ave. bet. 76th and 77th Sts., Manhattan

Upcoming Spring Markets:

Wednesday – Sunday, May 1 – 5, 2013:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

And a two more photos of those cool pipe tap candles:

Quincy Ellis' original Pipe Tap

Quincy Ellis’ original Pipe Tap

Pipe Tap and Pipe Tap Candle, handmade by Quincy Ellis

Pipe Tap and Pipe Tap Candle, handmade by Quincy Ellis

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City



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