Ruth Schachter tiles

Ruth Schachter

Ruth Schachter, artist and re customer used a variety of materials she found here at the Resource Exchange to make this great series! Working with reclaimed casting slip and tile molds she created these beautiful customized tile blocks. Ruth also found the stryofoam painted blocks which the cute clay birds are resting on in the top image. You can find more of her creations at her etsy shop here along with her website myworkinclay.com ! You may recognize some of this work, as we’ve written about an earlier collaboration between Ruth Schachter and Gloria Becker, which you can find here! Ruth came … Continue reading

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’tis the season for Krampus and Mummers!

Around this time of year you hear a whole lot about Santa, but not as much about Krampus, the creature from folklore that deals with the naughty children at Christmas time. Well The Resource Exchange has kept this tradition alive by providing reclaimed materials for a couple Philly Krampus events! Last year, Krampus made an appearance in the Mummer’s Parade, sporting fur that The Resource Exchange salvaged from the set of a major motion picture. The mummers are: Ruthie Schanbacher, Dana Henry, and Ellen Bonett.  Masks made by Kevin Schanbacher and photos taken by Allison Ostertag.  The mummer group is the Vaudevillains. … Continue reading

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Random Lake Cards + Reclaimed Envelopes

Alyse Schulte runs Random Lake, a small Philly-based stationery and design shop.  She recently purchased a couple boxes of A6 kraft green envelopes and slip covers at the re and is using them as part of their card line for this year!  Alyse wrote “I love browsing The Resource Exchange and use supplies from there whenever I can!”  Well, we loved browsing the lovely cards and prints on the Random Lake Etsy page! You can find also find Random Lake stationery stocked at Street Glitter Gallery in Fishtown, 56 Urban Provisions in York, and Amelie’s Bark Shop in East Passyunk.

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