Conrad Weiser Homestead
May 4, 2019 ~ 9am-4pm
Free Entry ~ Rain/Shine
28 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf, PA 19567
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FURNACE CREEK FORGE
Allen Schaeffer has been hammering hot steel since the mid-nineties. He is a juried member of the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen and also a member of PABA (Pennsylvania Artist-Blacksmith Association). While trying to better himself by exploring the art and mystery of blacksmithing, Allen is learning not only the old ways of this historical trade, but also new and modern techniques while always expanding his skills.
Jewelry, Leather & More
JODY’S JEWELRY & CRAFTS
Based in South Central Pennsylvania, Jody’s Jewelry & Crafts is a privately owned family business with a desire to provide beautiful jewelry & crafts for everyone. All of their jewelry & crafts are handcrafted using the best quality Austrian Swarovski crystals, genuine gems, genuine gemstones, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, hand collected outer banks sea glass & sea shells, findings, materials, yarns and threads available.
EBERLY MOUNTAIN ART
Sculptures and wall hangings.
A family tradition for nearly 80 years combined, they have produced top of the line, Pennsylvania German inspired redware from traditional reproductions to their own designs. They create pieces ranging from handmade figurines to sliptrailed and sgraffitoed plates, vessels and slab built works of art. They constantly strive for perfection on every piece from their special orders to their one-of-a-kind, museum quality pieces.
In addition to making cold process soaps, she also makes lotions, balms infused with herbs, deodorants, face masks, sugar scrubs and household cleaners. There are no pre-made commercially bought bases and essential oils are used for fragrance.
NORTH CREEK JEWELRY DESIGNS
A family business with three generations designing and making jewelry. The designers start with the ancient art of chain maille and incorporate beads, pewter, stones, gems and vintage jewelry into their jewelry and accessories designs. With chain maille as a base, any of their designs are suitable for all genders.
HELPLESSS MOON FUSED GLASS
A fused glass artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who came across glass fusing about 4 years ago and has been captivated with it ever since. The possibilities this medium offers seem endless. Colors, patterns and contrasting types of glass, both transparent and opalescent, allow for creative design and experimentation. Every item she makes is one of a kind and a work of love, from planning and drawing the original design on paper to the finished product.
JESSIE’S CORNER CLAY
Patti Umlauf has been designing and sculpting with polymer clay for over 30 years concentrating on seasonal pieces. In the past few years, she has focused her polymer sculptin on Birds of Pennsylvania and Birds of the Eastern Shore. She does still offer sheep and miniatures.
An avid beader since 1993. Kelly Ziegler has been selling jewelry for over 25 years. In her booth and online you will find some of her favorite pieces from her ever-evolving exclusive line of jewelry, handcrafted right here, in PA. She offers a wide range of distinctive jewelry handcrafted with finest beads from around the world. Her jewelry is made from the highest quality materials, like vintage & antique components, precious metals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal and glass beads. She like to mix things up and blend color and texture with vintage inspiration and attention to detail to get a look that is casual, elegant and fun. There are not too many techniques she hasn’t tried and she really likes to incorporate a range of them into individual pieces. She loves combining unusual elements like beadweaving with words she’s stamped on metal or other components she’s made, but her biggest inspiration comes from vintage & antique buttons & jewelry components that you will find in the majority of her pieces… most of which are 50-100 years old and a precious few even date back to the 1800’s.
Dennis has had a deep respect and love of nature since childhood. His uncle taught him the art of fly fishing as a teenager, learning to develop his own flies. The peace and solitude of being in the woods and by the streams he experienced when fishing deepened his appreciation for all things natural. As a public educator, Dennis was able to do carpentry work with a fellow school teacher during the summers, evenings and weekends. He acquired many woodworking skills over the years and became adept at using many different tools of the trade. During the winter months, they worked in the shop to build early American reproductions as well as cabinetry work. Upon retirement from teaching in 2007, Dennis purchased a wood lathe to pursue wood turning as a hobby. This was a natural fit and before too long he was producing beautiful bowls and other items. The wood Dennis turns is local from his property or from the land of friends and neighbors in Pennsylvania. All of the wood used is either naturally fallen or was removed by tree services. Not trees were cut down specifically for making bowls. The bowls he makes are all unique and are determined by the wood itself, often changing during the process to fit the characteristics found inside the log. He also turns traditional bowls as well as a variety of Christmas items.
BILL KASSEL FINE ART
Born in Chester County in 1951, Bill Kassel considers himself to be a Contemporary Realist. He started painting around the age of 12 and developed his interest in painting through his high school art classes. His passion for painting was fueled by other Chester Country arts and the works of Norman Rockwell inspired him. He also has a passion for Colonial Williamsburg and other historical sites. As an artist, he is inspired by everything around him. He is fascinated by the hidden color and textures that can be found in light and shadow. A primary goal of his art is to bring awareness to the wonderful world that surrounds us. He tries to capture this vision in his paintings so others can see the beauty as he sees it. His subject matter is primarily from the Chester, Berks and Lebanon County areas of Pennsylvania. While he sometimes works with acrylics & oil, his favorite medium is gouache because of its versatility. He mainly works with gouache and watercolors. A graduate of Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, his works are included in many collections throughout the east coast.
ALL WASHED UP GEMS
In her work, Lynn Anderson uses items often walked over or destined for the dustbin. Her mail line of jewelry centers around genuine sea glass that has been sure, sand and salt-water tumbled for 50-100 years. All of her sea glass has been hand collected from beaches all along the Atlantic, and Pacific coasts of the United States as well as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, some island in the Caribbean and from bodies of water in Europe like the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Seas. Back in her studio in Southeastern Pennsylvania, she creates one-of-a-kind statement pieces – necklaces, pendants and earrings – each one being a unique creation. She sometimes mixes her sea glass with beads, often handmade by other artisans, and uses various wiring techniques. Another element that she uses in her jewelry is chipped or broken pieces of china and plates. She mostly works in vintage and older china, but modern plates sometimes “make the cut” too. She welcomes custom chipped work form people who want to preserve a small piece of their Grandmother or loved one for years to come. She designs jewelry for the woman who appreciates distinctive pieces and expects to be complimented on her accessories.
PA TRADITIONAL FOLK ART CARVINGS
Gary Rosborough has been following in the tradition of those who have gone on before him by creating hand carved sculptures of birds, pigs, cats, dogs and much more. His designs have their foundations in Pennsylvania’s past carving masters and their contemporaries. You will find bird trees and other whimsical creations that are from his imagination with historical references from the past. The appeal of his folk art is in the indescribable features of the uniqueness, authenticity and techniques that are handed down from generations of those who have gone on before.
LITTLE PINE CREEK POTPOURRI
Home-grown potpourri, catnip filled items, lavender filled sachets, appliqued and embroidered vintage pillows.
Hooked & Penny Rugs
Janice has been hooking rugs and sewing penny rugs for 18 years. She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen. For the past ten years, she has been selected as one of 200 craftsmen for the Early American Life Directory of Craftsmen. She teaches rug hooking and penny rugs at various places, demonstrates at homesteads and gives presentations on hooking and penny rugs to organizations. Her book on penny rugs, published by Schiffer Publishing, is called, “Penny Rugs – Sewing Wool Applique”.
CROFT CNC, LLC
Specializing in cnc machining and fabrication, they work with wood, metal, plastics and composites.
AMY’S ANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Amy’s Angle is the world through Amy’s eyes. She hopes you enjoy the journey as much as she does! She is completely self-taught. If you love something, she believes it will show through time, hard work and enjoyment. She offers framed and unframed photographs in addition to gift items like miniature frames, mugs, magnets, note cards, and note card gift packs. She looks forward to you visiting her stand for some shopping and nature conversation.
Stained and fused glass items for home and garden. Also, upcycled garden art incorporating stained glass.
THE COUNTRY CARPENTER
Beautiful handmade wood furniture.
GOURDS BY SUZANNA LLC
Originally from Lancaster County, Susan’s love for gourd art stems from her horticultural interest coupled with her desire to produce a functional as well as decorative product. Now residing in Toms Brook, VA, Susan started her business in 2004 after she complete a workshop and discovered her niche – gour carving. After opening, cleaning and removing all the debris from the interior of the gourd, she sketches a design, then hand-carves, wood-burns or relief-carves on the gourd surface. Acrylic paints, dyes, patinas or metallic rubs, as well as pine needles, sliced nuts, beads, polymer clay and brass pieces are used to embellish. She then seals both the inside and outside of the gourd with an acrylic finish.
MONACACY HILL SOAP CO.
Featuring a large selection of handcrafted soaps, the finest ingredients are used in all of there products. All of their soaps include Goat’s Milk, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter for an extremely moisturizing bar of soap. They offer over 30 unique scents and some specialty soaps like Himalayan salt bars, beer soaps, shaving soap, wine scented soaps, Aloe Vera soaps and castile. All of their friends, family and customers describe their soaps as, “Awesome”.
PALLET CREATIONS BY SCOTT
Handcrafted creations made from recycled pallet wood.
Paper Mache & Concrete
BROWN’S COUNTRY ORIGINALS
Beautiful hand crafted paper mache items and concrete and wood garden art.
CUTE AS A BUTTON PURSES
Joanna and Nancy, a talented mother & daughter team, have both loved and excelled in crafts and sewing since they were little girls. Joanna started making and designing her own clothes, and an innovative top that she created received so many compliments that she decided to evolve that idea into a hand bag. This purse was so singularly special in its design that the positive feedback she received quickly turned into requests for handbags, and she began making them to sell. The popularity and demand of her designs continued to grow into tote bags and small purses, and Cute As A Button was born. Each roomy, one-of-a-kind bag is adorned with hand-sewn buttons and has heavy duty straps with reinforced stitching and top-stitching for extra durability. The individually designed bags are lined with beautiful matching fabrics, and are filled with pockets and compartments to keep you organized. You are sure to find one to suit all your needs.
Handmade ceramic pottery.
MY GLASS GARDEN BY SUE FOX
Sue has always had an attraction to colored glass and enjoys gardening. So combining these two hobbies are a happy occasion. Adding whimsy to the garden compliments the greenery, flowers, and brings a smile to her day.
LINDA D. BEILER
Since her introduction to wheat weaving in 1994, Linda D. Beiler was immediately drawn to the concept of suing wheat straw to create unique designs. Wheat weaving is a very ancient folk art which celebrated a successful harvest. Linda has learned many techniques of this ancient art form from books and in the spring of 2009 had her own book “Wheat Weaving & Straw Art” published by Stackpole Books as a part of their Heritage Crafts Today series. She is a member of the National Association of Wheat Weavers, a juried member of Lancaster Designer Craftsmen, Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Linda is also on the Roster of Artists in Education with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
HAMMOND BASKETS & WEAVING SUPPLIES
This Lancaster County retail basket supply shop and studio has been in operation since 1993. They specialize in high quality craftsmanship, unique patterns, and professional basketry instruction. They a variety of baskets such as splint, wicker, pine needle and nantuckets. Stop by their stand during the show and watch as they demonstrate pine needle basketry.
IRONWOOD FORGE & METAL WORKS
Tracy is a self-taught blacksmith artist who creates art from recycled materials. He uses, repurposes, or upcycles discarded material, old rusty tools and unique pieces of metal, then gives them a new life. He uses a forge, anvil, hand tools and where needed a welder. Just like in nature these creations are unique and no two are identical. His recent creations are stamped with a Celtic ruin meaning “Joy”. He hopes these unique creations bring “Joy” to you as much as they do to him.
WHISKERS AND STRING
After 20 years as a college professor of English, Sherri Brouillette decided to take a few months to rest and revive her spirit. She remembered how much joy crafting brings her so she broke out her crafting supplies and Whiskers and String was born. Whiskers and String allows Sherri to bring together her love of crafting, her love for animals and her desire to continually learn new things. She started out crafting just a few animals, but through customer requests and her pursuit of a challenge, she has continued to grow her offerings. The animals she creates are 100% wool from sheep and/or alpaca – no filler, Styrofoam or wire – and are needle-felted by hand. Whenever possible, she uses locally sourced wool. She hopes these little animals bring smiles and warmth to all who see them.
RANAE BORDEN ART
Hand-painted, reverse glass paintings, engraved flags, hand painted/finished signs, table-tops and engraved Hex signs.
CRAFTED BY CLEON
Woodturned pens, backscratchers and more.
COUNTRYBROOMS & BROOMSFORSALE
Countrybrooms & BroomsForSale is a company started by John Warren. He handmakes corn brooms in all shapes and sizes including round hearth brooms, flat kitchen brooms, outdoor brooms, whisks, cake testers and wedding brooms.
Tom Lowery started wood working about 10 years ago. He was mainly making furniture for his home and a few friends. He watched several people at craft shows using a scroll saw and it peaked his interest. He purchase a saw and actively enjoyed creating pieces with various hard woods with a primary focus on North American wildlife. Eventually he also became interested in wood turning. Today he turns pens, keychains, bottle openers, wine stoppers and wooden bowls.
HEALTHY TOUCH ESSENTIALS
Lori Snyder feels strongly about taking care of yourself and family. She started this adventure over 10 years ago when her daughter suffered from eczema. You are what you eat is the saying and its also very true about what products you put on your skin. Her products are made from nature, natural/organic and made with pure essential oils that reap many benefits of all kinds.
Linda Shingle sews cloth books, bibs, coasters, wine bottle gift bags, plastic bag holders and go-green items.
Jain Coble has been drawing since she could remember, and has studied several forms of art throughout grade school and college. She graduated from Millersville University in 2016, and has been evolving her freelance art career since. So far her illustrations have been published in two children’s books, both with the non-profit publishing company, ReadyAimWrite! Kids. Jain is very excited to launch a new project that she’s been working on that allows people to find out their very own spirit animal, which they can then choose to customize to truly reflect their personalities. A lover of fantasy, many of her drawings portray mystical aspects, in both traditional and digital forms. Jain is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion with others, and is thrilled to help preserve history through art with Artisans In The Park Spring Show!
GIRL GONE WIRED
Girl Gone Wired artist Amber Weaver has been creating wire designs since 2011. Her first works included bridal gown hangers and wedding cake toppers which she sold on Etsy under the shop name “Deliziare”. In recent years Amber expanded her collection to include personalized pet ornaments and framed wire quotes; and in 2017 she launched her independent website, www.girlgonewired.co. Amber also creates an array of wire and driftwood-inspired home decor pieces which she sells exclusively at local artisan shows. She resides in Robesonia, PA with her husband, Jim, and their sons Lincoln and Landen.
Motley H (Motley Handbags) started 5 years ago with the idea to make upcycled sweater handbags. For a year, that’s all they sold. Christine decided to make herself an upcycled skirt to wear at shows to match the merchandise. Everyone kept asking about her skirt and the next year she started making them to sell and it was very successful. Since then, there have been many products added to the inventory. Scarves, fingerless gloves, and hats are just some of the ever increasing variety of items they have. One of the most popular products they make is their Wool Dryer Balls. This actually started 6 years ago before Motley Handbags and was the first thing they ever made and sold. Everything they sell is handmade by them in Lebanon, PA. They are a wife and husband team. Christine is the creative force behind everything they make while Bob does some of the cutting, makes the wool dryer balls and takes care of the mundane operations. They love what they make!
Kids Corner – 10am-2pm
Let the little artist in your family make and take their very own piece of art home! Everyone will love the creating their own treasures with Karrie’s Krafts! Kids of all ages are welcome, but children under 10 must have adult supervision to participate.
FREAS FARM WINERY
Northeast & Central Pennsylvania quality farm to table wine located in Berwick. They believe to make great wine, they must take an equally responsibility for the lands they steward, as well as the community. They feel that producing wine and raising a glass is a cultural ritual that fosters friendship, joins the arts, brings families together and unites communities.
SMOKEHOUSE FOOD TRUCK LLC
Serving smoked brisket, pulled pork, smokehouse sampler, smoked chicken, smoked sausage, summer salad, portobella mushroom, cole slaw, mac & cheese, seasoned fries, chocolate ricotta donuts, assorted sodas, iced tea and water.
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
Serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, chips, chili and chicken noodle soup.
THE PERKUP TRUCK
Serving hot and iced coffee; espresso drinks; smoothies; hot chocolate; frozen hot chocolate; hot, iced or frozen chai; frozen lemonade; fresh made juices; fresh brewed iced tea; hot tea; sweet tea.
LORI’S CANDY STATION
Serving homemade chocolates, cinnamon glazed nuts, seasoned saltines and hand dipped ice cream (weather permitting).
TWO-CAN KETTLE CORN
Serving kettle corn and water.
They provide a variety of fresh hand rolled soft pretzels. They also have fresh squeezed lemonade, orangeade, limeade, and fresh brewed tea.
18 flavors of delicious homemade Fudge.
Performing from 10am-2pm, this trio group out of York and Lancaster, PA is a must see! They play a collection of classic rock, country, oldies, pop and original music.
Performing from 9am-4pm, Cathleen has been a freelance musician for over 20 years! Specializing in Celtic music from the British Isles, she adds a touch of old world charm to any occasion.
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Be sure to thank the entertainers for sharing their talents. Your tips are welcomed and appreciated!.