Ephrata Cloister

June 29, 2019 ~ 9am-4pm

Free Entry ~ Rain/Shine

632 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522



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Artisans

Watercolor Painting

ANDY SMITH

Andy Smith is a self-taught artist. What he lacks in formal training he has made up in self studying the works of the masters, reading voraciously and keeping current in the “Art World”. He has an in-born talent, fine tuned by practice, discipline and dedication. His reward for all his hard work is the ability to paint and sell his watercolors full-time.

Redware Pottery

ROBESONIA REDWARE

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.

Sculpture

EBERLY MOUNTAIN ART

Recycled metal art sculptures and wall hangings.

Woodcarving

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 You will find bird trees and other whimsical creations that are from his imagination with historical references form the past.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.

Woodturning

DK WOODTURNING

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. No trees were cut down specifically for making bowls. He specializes in natural edge crotchwood 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.

Fabric Artist

EARTH TONE CRAFTS & WEAVING

Beautiful hand woven items, gourd art, knitted & crochet items, shawls, poncho’s and wraps.

Signs

CROFT CNC LLC

Specializing in cnc machining and fabrication, they work with wood, metal, plastics and composites.

Jewelry

RAW HEALING

About two years ago, Gabbi began making jewelry out of crystals as a hobby, mostly making them for family and friends. A year ago she decided to share her creations with the world. She had learned how important it was to be love and to spread kindness and crystals have helped her do this. She realized that not many people knew the importance of being mindful and to simply be kind to others so she decided to try to spread this to all of her customers. Each purchase comes with a free handmade recycled newspaper bag along with information on all of the stones you have purchased. All of her skin care/beauty products are natural, organic and vegan! Her company’s soul mission is to be the love she wishes to see in the world!

Pottery

MERLE SLYHOFF POTTERY

hBeginning over 25 years ago, Merle experiences an inherent joy and relaxation in taking a lump of clay, wedging it, throwing it on the wheel, adding texture and dimension and then waiting for the bisque piece to come out of the kiln. The last step, glazing, turns that initial lump of clay into a final piece of art. Whether it is a mug, a bowl, a vase or a platter, she works the clay to maintain a simplicity of design while considering the ergonomics of use. Her design aesthetic is minimalist, however, a fascination with texture and surface design enables her to enhance the simplicity through carvings, texture work and piercings that allow the glazes to intensify the final work. She designs and creates all of her work at her Glenside, PA studio, always striving to create work that brings joy to the user. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and a juried member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen. Her work “Trees” won an award at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts Member Show and she participates in many juried fine craft shows. Her work can also be found on the web and in local galleries.

Painting

BILL KASSEL FINE ART

Born in Chester County, PA, Bill Kassel considers himself a Contemporary Realist. He mainly works with gouache and watercolors and sometimes acrylics & oil. As an artist, he is inspired by everything around him and 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. He studied at Penn State as an Art Education Major and later switched to the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, earning a Associate of Arts degree. His works are included in many collections throughout the east coast.

Photography

PHOTO ART BY DAN

Fine art photography. Postcards, prints, barnwood frames and gallery wrapped canvas.

Paper Art

LABELLA’S PAPER PETALS

While touring the town she had just been married in to take wedding pictures, Lauren Gallina was amazed at the amount of compliments she received on the bouquet of paper flowers she had made for herself. Months later, she decided to make three dozen flowers to sell at a church basement craft show. Now, a few years later, she is folding paper until her hands hurt and stocking thousands of flowers for the multi-day craft shows. Her flowers have evolved over the years and she makes single stem flowers as well as arrangements in an assortment of colors and themes. Lauren markets to the masses, trying to have something for everyone at reasonable prices!

Wood

FIVE DOGS ART

Science is art! Five Dogs Art is a family that makes art together. While each member of the family has their own concentration, they are most recognized for their electricity art. They use reclaimed, discarded or other scrap wood to make jewelry and household décor. They then use 15,000 volts of electricity to burn uniquely beautiful and compelling fractals into some of the wood surfaces. Chris is their lead engineer, creator of boxes and designer of mirrors. Jamie is their chief safety officer and fine art student at Kutztown University. Lydia is the lead electricity wrangler and wood turner.

Jewelry

ARTIFACTSNRELICS

Mike Keinard up-cycles jewelry using all kinds of cool old vintage and unique stuff. The pieces Mike uses all have a history even before they get to him and he strives to accent the wonderful inherent character of each and every piece he puts his hands on. In doing so a little piece of him remains with them. In your hands they live on and add your chapter to their story. His art is constantly evolving and adding different cool stuff as he goes, testing new ideas and methods to find the best way to do things. His mind never stops and exciting new ideas are always germinating in his fertile little brain. The ultimate goal for him is simply to provide the highest quality creations, service and satisfaction to his customers while doing what he enjoys’ the most.

Woodturning

CRAFTED BY CLEON

Woodturned pens, backscratchers and more.

Fiber

THE VERSATILE ARTISAN

Margaret DeCook is a fiber artist living in Allentown, PA. She loves to make things with her hands. Her fabric wrapped bowls and baskets are made from vintage, up-cycled and quilt fabrics. All are handmade combining fabrics from small to grand. You will find they are decorative as well as functional art in your home.

Photography

WILLOW STREET PICTURES

Willow Street Pictures was founded in 2002 with several guiding principals in mind that have determined their integrity, honesty and experience. The most important is focusing their time and attention exclusively on projects that held a special meaning to them. Their entire team is deeply committed to their client and put every thing they have into the creative process. This has allowed them to create artwork that they can stand behind 100%. By looking at and understanding the richness in life only then are they able to become sensitive to it and capture the real substance of it. And along the way they discover things that are personally relevant and celebrate that playful spirit because in that play a lot of discoveries happen. They truthfully talk with their clients and let them know when less is more in a portrait and this allows them to come up with new exciting ideas that nobody had anticipated when it started. Playing and exploring ideas is simply what they truly enjoy. It keeps them sharp. It inspires them. It rekindles that creative process, that spirit which reinvigorates them. It refreshes them. It puts energy into their system.

Ceramic

DANCE OF LIFE, LLC

Dance of Life Oil Lamps are made by Karen Sensenig, in her home pottery studio.  She began exploring pottery in 2015, discovered joy at the wheel, and began making calming oil lamps. They sold quickly and Karen realized the longing in people’s lives for a place of stillness in our whirling world. These lamps provide a place to breathe, to rejuvenate.  Watch the slow dance of one, two and three flames around the rim of the lamp.  The flames are always changing, in their mesmerizing movements. Dance of Life Oil Lamps have been used for individual mindfulness, a group focal point, gifts at meaningful milestones, and as a welcome or farewell in organizations such as churches and schools.

Soaps & Jewelry

KALPANA’S FINE SOAPS & JEWELRY

Kalpana Lehman always had an interest in the arts throughout her high school years. In 1980, she was awarded a Governor’s School of Arts Scholarship (for a summer semester) at Bucknell University. Later, she continued perusing her artistic endeavors by taking various courses at HACC while earning a teaching degree. Over time, she participated in various craft shows using various mediums, ranging from painting, sewing, knitting and so on. About 15 years ago, she started making artisan soaps. This hobby quickly turned into a fulltime business. Although she enjoyed making artisan soaps, her palette for the arts expanded to designing and creating jewelry in the vast and exciting realm of lampworking. This medium allows her to create amazing pendants, earrings and much, much more! As a brief overview, of her two businesses: Her artisan soaps are mastered with the finest ingredients of olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and other nourishing vegetable-based oils. These artisan soaps explode with notes of exotic fragrances. Your skin will cherish the rich and smooth lather, with glycerin, leaving your skin soft, smooth, and silky! As for her jewelry, she creates one-of-kind pendants and earrings. Each piece of fine jewelry starts in its rawest state, from long glass rods. The glass rods are transformed into a lively molten canvas of spectacular colors and textures as she creates, sculpts, and skillfully forms each pendant and each set of earrings. From the flame, to the kiln, to the finishing table, and then to your home, you are purchasing a piece of artwork that’s sure to become a notable memory and family heirloom.

Tie-Dye

B-SQUARED TIE-DYE

Making life bright. B-Squared Tie-Dye offers fun, colorful clothing and accessories as well as workshops and parties

Theorem Painting

THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE

Theorem painting (oil stenciled on cotton velveteen).

Photography

STEPHEN D. SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

The areas of landscapes, seascapes and nature photography encompasses the majority of Stephen’s imaging work. He has had a special interest in photography for 45 years including utilizing it in his dental practice for teaching, patient education and case documentation, lectures and public forums. He has presented photography courses, workshops and done scientific papers for medical and dental journals. Since retiring from dentistry, he has concentrated on his freelance photography and recently published a 2 volume textbook on “Creative Digital Photography: The Evolution From 35 MM Film to High Definition Imaging and Beyond”. He has been exhibiting at fine arts photography fairs and galleries and currently has a collection of over 250 available prints featured on his website. His exhibitions are framed in multiple sizes. Some of his works in landscape and nature (flowers, close-up macrophotography, etc.), he has been transforming into watercolor and oil digital paintings to add creative options. This he also applies as an imaging option for doing home/residential outdoor works. Boats, ships, sailing, and the sea is one of his favorite areas for photoshoots.

Soaps

KARELYN SOAPS

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.


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.


Food

Wine

FREAS FARM WINERY

Northeast & Central Pennsylvania quality farm to table wine located in Berwick. They believe to make great wine they must take an equal 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.

Dog Treats

DOGGIE DELIGHTS STREET TREATS

A dog treat truck selling all homemade gourmet dog treats and dog ice cream.

Specialty Drinks

THE PERKUP TRUCK

Serving hot coffee, hot flavored or not flavored lattes, hot chocolate, hot chai, hot tea, frozen lemonade, iced coffee, fresh brewed tea, sweet tea, smoothies, frappes, iced espresso, chai lattes and fresh made juices.


Entertainment

Guitar/Drums

GROOVEBIRDS MUSIC

The Groovebirds are American songwriters and recording artists.  Their music is lyric-based Alternative Soft Rock; influenced by the sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s.  Tracks from the band’s “Looking In From The Outside” album were featured on radio and television programs in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Pacific Northwest; and their latest release, “Time It Takes,” has appeared in music rotations globally since 2017. 

**Don’t forget to tip the musicians!**

Be sure the thank the musicians for sharing their talents. Your tips are welcomed and appreciated.