An eclectic lil shop full of big creative vibes.

Buffalo, New York
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About TheCharcoalAnnex

Sales 584
On Etsy since 2020

A little party never killed nobody....

Hmmmm, how did I get started?... Well, with a little ball of polymer clay and a lot of wine. My hours were cut in half at work due to the pandemic and no restaurants were hiring for obvious reasons, so I couldn't pick up any extra work like I usually would if I needed it. So I accepted that I would just have to figure something else out like I always have. When you're a single mom it's second nature to just keep pushing forward no matter what happens, so off I went.

The Charcoal Annex started out as a couple of friends who shared a love of creating, podding up together during this pandemic to be able to have weekly art nights in my homes 3rd floor art studio. Everyone would bring something to work on and sometimes we got to our respective projects and no one talked for hours, other times we all fed off each others critiques, suggestions, experience and applause. And well, sometimes we just sat back, drank some wine and just laughed our asses off. ALWAYS good music going. I started with some clay coasters and a couple of months later am doing vinyl and sublimation work and creating so many fun things! I can't wait to see where I can take this!

Shop members

  • Jenn


    I'm just as eclectic as my shop! I'm a single mom, artist, art facilitator, dabbled in roller derby for a few years but still love to just be on my skates even though I don't play anymore. Lover of all things pizza and cheeseburger. Oh yea, prosecco.

Production partners

  • 1979 Designs

    Buffalo, NY

    1979 Designs takes my designs and brings them to life as a pin! The designs are 100% mine and they create them as an enamel pin for me!

  • Meditation Queen

    Buffalo, NY

    Meditation Queen is a one woman show! She hand makes these beautiful candles for my handmade campfire mugs. She uses reiki, therapeutic grade essential oils, natural soy wax, dried florals and various stones to create these unbelievable candles.

  • Soursopvintage

    Buffalo, NY

    Sour Sop is a one woman operation! Not only is she a bad ass musician and super creative, she is a maker of fun candles who collaborated with me on this fun project to create candle mugs.

  • Wild Pinback Co.

    Buffalo, NY

    Wild Pinback Co. takes my designs and creates them into pinback buttons!

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