Ephrata Cloister

June 29, 2019 ~ 9am-4pm

Free Entry ~ Rain/Shine

632 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA 17522

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Watercolor Painting


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


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.



Recycled metal art sculptures and wall hangings.



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 You will find bird trees and other whimsical creations that are from his imagination with historical references form the past.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



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


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



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



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!



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.



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.



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

Paper Art


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!



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.



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.



Woodturned pens, backscratchers and more.



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.



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.



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 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.



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



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.



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.



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.


Miniature Quilts & Vintage Doll Beds

After a lifetime of sewing clothing and crafts for her family and friends, Pat Sabold discovered quilting. She started making quilts for her grand children. After she ran out of grand children, she made miniature quilts for fun and to keep her creativity in check. She starts a quilt by choosing colors and patterns visually appealing to her and just see where they take her. One day a little mermaid quilt, the next day a quilt with stars from the 1900’s, tucked into vintage doll beds! Perhaps there is one that will appeal to you!



CMK Creative Designs offers homemade crafts, currently mainly felted decorations and accessories like scarves and bowls. Made with love for your joy.

Sewn Items


Linda Shingle sews cloth books, bibs, coasters, wine bottle gift bags, plastic bag holders and go-green items.

Glass & Signs


Hand-painted, reverse glass paintings, engraved flags, hand painted/finished signs, table-tops and engraved Hex signs.


RJC Wood Creations

Robert Caltabiano was born and still resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia. At an early age, he marveled at the way his dad made all different projects with his hands and was instrumental in the way Roberts uses his hands. Robert became an auto mechanic and a professional bodybuilder, but his real love and passion is the smell, touch, and sight of wood and it’s beautiful grain. Creating items from wood fuels his energy and desires and from this energy, he offers you his creations.

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.




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


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

Specialty Drinks


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.



Crazy Horse Jerky uses an original 19th century family recipe passed down by generations of great men who were farmers and adhered to a “from my hands, to my table” principal. To this day, everyone who tries the jerky marvels at its quality and succulent complexity of flavor. The 100% natural, preservative-free jerky is smoked to perfection in small batches using maple and fruit woods in their custom smokehouse. They use only the finest USDA choice certified bottom round beef. They love what they do, and they stand behind the excellence of their product- they wouldn’t sell it otherwise. If you haven’t already, give it a try. They are certain you will be glad that you did.



They give you the best bite for the buck. They have Italian and Polish sausages, Philly cheese steaks, hot dogs, burgers, gyros, cotton candy and more! They have everything you could want to eat and at reasonable prices.



After 37 years in the food business as Chef, Owner, Manager, Caterer, Dave Schaefer has finaly decided to take it on the road. He purchased a Food Trailer and is doing a variety of comfort foods with a twist. Take your pick of 6 different varieties of funnel cake or try the delicious fried Oreos.




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. 

Celtic Harp


Enjoy the tranquil celtic harp from Cathleen Hollen being played throughout the day.

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

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



Nancy Morris is a former teacher of the deaf who created a science station for 5th grade camp called Bubbleology where students experimented with bubble solution recipes and wand materials. As a result, she developed her own ginormous bubble solution and handmade bubble wands that she loves to demonstrate at events. Her car-length bubbles and her other various wands create bubbles that capture the attention of people of all ages.

Paint Pouring


Bobbi Schaefer has been a crafter since childhood. She loves creating unusual items using as much recycled and repurposed material as possible. Seasonal Holiday items, birthday gifts, memorial pieces; the list is endless.
  She has created an interactive atmosphere to allow customers the chance to “make it and take it”. The concept behind paint pouring is to layer liquid paints in a cup NOT mixing them just Layering one on top of another and then transfer that paint to whatever medium you desire. It can be canvas, tile, plates, fabric, furniture; the possibilities are endless. They offer paint poured canvases of different sizes, paint poured charger plates and paint poured plate clocks with clock works kit.