Photograph by: John Tanner (thank you)


We curate the accessories for your life.

Venn + Maker was founded in 2016 and opened its doors in April 2017. Our mission is to form a connection between makers, retailers, and customers. We value high-quality, handmade goods, the talented makers behind them, and seek to provide our customers with a reliable selection of unique and small-batch products.

We started in a basement storage room with no windows, little light, dusty air, and piles of raw materials. While ideas blossomed in the dark, we sought out the studios, barns, and homes of Maine makers. Slowly we built a collection of art, homegoods, jewelry, leather goods, and furniture.

Over the last five years we have learned so much from our makers, customers, fellow retailers, and refined our collection to more closely align with our vision. We have added found objects to our inventory, as repurposing and reusing is important to our team. We have also been collaborating with our makers to create capsule collections.

Meet the team

Michael Fortier
Co-founder | Owner + Principal Buyer

Samuel Strickland
Co-founder | Technology + Data

Jeremiah Raven
Director: Logistics + Finance