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. 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.
String Thing Jewelry Unique, high quality, handmade jewelry, made from guitar strings. Price ranging from $15-55. Average price is $25.
Theorem Painting & Signs
Michael is strongly inspired by Victorian, vintage industrial aesthetic. He enjoys creating Up-Cycled Jewelry and accoutrements using various flotsam and jetsam, such as vintage watch parts, bullet casings, vintage coins, old ink pen nibs and other forgotten relics. Breathing new life into these abandoned orphans is his passion, His work has been accepted at many high profile events, such as Steampunk Unlimited, Jim Thorpe Earth Day, JT Fall fest and Americas 911 Military Tribute Bike & Car Show ArtifactsnRelics Is also honored to be currently featured at Building Character in Lancaster, PA. You can find unusual gifts in the Victorian, Steampunk style as well as amazing Bullet Casing jewelry,Coin rings and many other unique and fun jewelry items at ArtifactsnRelics.
Mixed media Jewelry
Hooked Rugs, Penny Rugs
Beautiful gourd art, birdhouses, feeders and textiles such as table runners, hotpads, mitts and dish cloths.
The Bearded Welder
Committed to creating bold, beautiful, distinctive pieces of decorative art. All of their artwork is handmade with close attention to detail. Custom metal art projects are their forte, but you may find some of their pieces in specialty shops or art shows across the country.
If you can THINK IT, they can CREATE IT!
Furnace Creek Forge
Allen spent his youth in the outdoors, fishing and hunting on Texter Mountain near the small town of Robesonia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a stone home that served as living quarters for a worker and family of the old Robesonia Furnace. That area is rich in history and has provided him with an appreciation for how things were done in the past. Today, he lives next to his boyhood home and has been hammering hot steel since the mid-nineties. His smithy is in an old horse stable where he explores the art and mystery of blacksmithing. Allen is learning not only the old ways of this historical trade but new and modern techniques while always expanding his skills to create decorative and functional hand-wrought ironwork.
Gourd Art & Textiles
JS Home Grown Benches
Beautiful handcrafted rustic furniture. The handcrafted touch creates variations in color, size and design. Slight differences should be expected and anticipated which gives each piece its own character. Originality, authenticity and creativity gives each product its own uniqueness and individuality making it a one-of-a-kind. All their wood is cut from their sawmill. Custom pieces to fit any space can be made, just bring them your measurements.Why buy mass produced when you can have quality products that are made to last generations?
Janice Sonnen has specializes in hooked rugs and penny rugs. A member of the Pennsylvania Craftsman Guild, she has been named to the Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts many times.
Patrice Reeder Martin Patrice has received her BA degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Art teaching Certification. Her artwork has been exhibited in juried art shows and galleries over 20 years. She has received multiple purchase prize and achievement awards for her art. She won first place in a National contest for her nature photography. Her sense of awe and wonder for the natural environment lovingly shines through in all of her pieces. To reflect the compassion, respect and admiration she feels for the natural environment is what inspires her creative spirit.
Guitar String Jewelry
Healthy Touch Essentials Their mission is to provide customers with Natural Soaps, Natural Skin Care Products, 100% Pure Beeswax Lip Balms, Perfumes, Natural Laundry Soap and Household Cleaners. All soaps contain high quality natural ingredients: organic extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower oil, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter, pure essential oils, spices and herbs.
Beautiful country folk art paintings.
North Creek Jewelry Designs
They create chain maille, pearl and beaded jewelry and accessories in modern, old world and historic tradition for both men and women - where chain maille of the past meets new traditions. Many of their designs are one of a kind. They design chain maille jewelry using a variety of metals, which are formed into various weaves. They also design and make other forms of jewelry using pearls, seed beads, stones, crystal, lampwork beads, pewter findings, and chain. Some styles are woven into patterns using seed beads and crystals. They also repurpose vintage jewelry into their designs.They continue to develop their product line, incorporating chain maille, pearls, beads and chain into new and creative designs. North Creek designers open and close each jump ring by hand and it can take hundreds to thousands of jump rings for an intricate chain maille piece.
Randy Pieller Randy Pieller's artistic talent was evident at a young age. His art is inspired by his appreciation of Pennsylvania's wildlife and his childhood on the family's farm in Robesonia, Berks County, PA. Randy is a self taught artisan who is skilled in wood carving along with many styles of painting as well. His most recent endeavor has been chainsaw carving which began in 2015, and even though his subject matter is not limited he favors creating birds of prey like eagles, hawks, and owls.
Crazy Dog Bakery & Boutique No Preservative Dog Treats, Made with Limited, Local Ingredients. When not at shows, these delicious pet treats are available @ Who's Walking Who? Pet Grooming.
Each of their candles, wax melts, lotions, bath gels, body sprays, bar soaps and some of their containers are handmade. They do not use artificial dyes in any of their products and strive to keep their products as natural as possible by using ingredients derived from plant extracts. They are a proud member of PA Preferred which supports the use of products in and from the USA.
Brown's Country Originals
They create unique folk art for home and garden. Their pieces can be described as uniquely crafted folk art with a little whimsy. Each figure has their own unique look which makes them a one of a kind piece. They are members of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and juried member of the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen.There are no molds used in the process, so each piece is one of a kind.
Jo and Wendi have a love for creating that has been driving them for over 20 years to design their beautiful primitive decor pieces. They love the fact that a lot of what they do is redoing something that may end up in the trash. They take it and turn it into something else, refurbish it, and make it look new, but old. Some of the things are just something they design themselves so they have a lot of things you will find nowhere else. When not selling their pieces at shows, you will find their beautiful wares in their shoppe located at 10 North College St (RTE 501) in the rear, in the quaint town of Myerstown, PA.
A family tradition for nearly 80 years combined, they have produced top of the line Pennsylvania German 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.
Artistic Intentions US
They specialize in creating very finely detailed and unique Cross Stitch Patterns and free style embroidery kits.
Beautiful handcrafted wooden signs and shadow animals.
My Glass Garden
by Sue Fox
She is an upcycle glass artist that sells her creations at craft fairs and open houses.
Bath, body & household Products
She paints mostly with oils. What does she paint on? Just about anything, milk cans, tea pots, saws, slates, fry pans. She paints on whatever she can find at antique shops, flea markets, and garage sales. She also does custom painting on peoples personal items. You will find some of her paintings for sale at Ryeland Gardens next to Conrad Weiser Park, and also at, De Antiek Winkel, gift shop, at 7301 Bernville Road, Bernville Pa. Plus she sell 6to 8 '' circular saw blades on eBay.
Victoria's Timeless Treasures Specializing in theorem painting and signs.
Dog treats & gifts
tumbled coasters, wine charms and wine stoppers
PA Traditional Folk Art Carvings, Gary Rosborough
Folk art is in the eye of the beholder …. and the heart of the collector. Carrying through with the Pennsylvania tradition of self-taught creations in wood, Gary’s designs have their foundations in Pennsylvania’s past masters and are also from within Gary’s imagination. Some pieces connect with current trends such as a bird riding a pig called Uber-Pig while others are steeped in past traditions like the celebration of ornamental bird trees. The appeal of his folk art is in the indescribable features of the uniqueness, authenticity, and the techniques that are handed down from generations of those who have gone on before.
My floorcloths are all handpainted and designed one at a time. They are made from heavy #8 and #4 canvas. Floorcloths are used just like a modern throw rug. Floorcloths are durable and easy to clean. A simple mopping will do. Historically they were used to reduce drafts, protect flooring and to look fancy just like expensive parquet floors. These days they are appreciated by historians and art lovers who recognize their awesome durability and uniqueness.
Beverly's Arrangements Beverly Wilson has been working with dried flowers, weeds and four leaf clovers for over 30 years. She uses a mix of new frames as well as antique frames for all of her work. You can even bring her your own flowers and she will make a custom piece using them for you.
Metal and Beaded Jewelry
A Little Sparkle
She loves creating new jewelry with old bits and pieces. She started designing with vintage buttons, she has quite a collection! Her jewelry has continued to evolve to include many different mediums. Resin, paper,fabric, wire, stones, she has expanded her knowledge, but always wants to try more! Currently she is working on vintage plate jewelry, and has a growing collection of plates. She enjoys finding customers just the right necklace or earrings. She also likes to give great service!
Paper mache, chalkware folk art, concrete garden decor
His goal is to create paintings that capture subjects which other people overlook. He loves working with light, the use of light and dark and playing with shadows. He enjoy's the study of "Character" in his portraits. His paintings are realistic with an underlying subtle abstract use of the brush. Feeling driven to paint, he takes pride in being prolific and feels honored that he can earn a living by doing something he so thoroughly enjoys.
The Country Carpenter The Country Carpenter specializes in country and primitive furniture custom made especially for you.
Handwerk Tin has been making beautiful tinware for many years and is a juried member of the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen.
CountryBrooms & BroomsforSale
John Paul Warren learned how to make brooms from a junior high shop teacher, in 1975. He has sold brooms at festivals and craft fairs for the last forty some years. This is his passion, broom making. All brooms are handmade from broom corn and wooden handles or branches harvested in the great state of Pennsylvania. Most ideas can be made to your specifications.
Thru Jen's Lens
Jen Werner is an exciting new artist whose photographic skill brings nature and architecture into a new perspective for the viewer. She's got the "magic eye" which captures everyday objects and through her word pictures, transforms them into original pieces of home and office decor, perfect for the person who has everything!
All photos are her original work and are shot as found without manipulation. Jen started her business in 2009 and with the help of her parents Bob and Joann and husband Chris, Jen travels to craft shows, sells on Etsy, and has several retail accounts.
Your Home In Miniature Grace has been involved in art almost all her life, from teaching Elementary Art to opening a custom picture framing shop in her home town of Boyertown, PA. While operating her framing shop, Grace began painting miniatures of local buildings and the homes of friends. During this time, Grace also entered her wooden miniatures in juried arts and crafts shows. Due to the positive response from these efforts, and encouragement from her customers and friends, when Grace decided to retire, it seemed like the perfect way to spend her time. Thus, “Your Home In Miniature”, www.yourhomeinminiature.com is the rest of the story.
Jonathan Bastian began carving wood some thirty years ago. At a young age, he was surrounded and influenced by the Pennsylvania Dutch Arts and would often spend hours playing in his father’s woodworking shop. Over the years Bastian has produced many primitive carvings reflecting his Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Some of his work is strongly inspired by Wilhelm Schimmel (circa 1890), best known for his eagles and parrots. On occasion, Schimmel carved other creatures; one of note was a small tiger about 6 inches long. This “Tyger” is in a local collection and was loaned to Bastian for his study and authentic reproduction. During the summer of 1988, Bastian, thankful for the loan, reproduced a few examples for the Breininger Pottery Show.
The Versatile Artisan
Margaret DeCook, The Versatile Artisan, from Allentown, PA, combines her love of "making things with her hands", fabrics, and color combinations with her handcrafted one of a kind fabric wrapped bowls and baskets, using vintage, upcycled and quilt materials.
Creations By Connie
She designs and creates tumbled marble coasters and matching wine charms - also known as "Wine Bling!" Her hobby has turned into a new little business and it allows her to combine two of her passions - wine and jewelry! Finding new, beautiful, and unique designs is one of her favorite parts of her business. she loves to work with clients to customize designs for weddings, showers, housewarming gifts, and many other special occasions.
Mike Henry Woodcrafter
Mike has been in woodcrafting for over 16 years. As time went by he found a love for making clocks. Any type clock, mostly arts and crafts periods, from small desk and mantel clocks to 8 foot Grandfathers clocks. He will use a variety of hardwoods creating items that will have contrasting features.
Country Folk Art
Hope Hill Lavender Farm Wendy and Troy Jochems own and operate Hope Hill Lavender Farm located in Schuylkill County. They harvest and maintain their lavender fields using sustainable methods. On their farm they propagate their own plants, distill for lavender essential oil, harvest lavender for dried bouquets and sachets. Their artisan lavender oil is used to produce their soaps, lotions, candles and other high quality natural products.
Brenda's Crafts Scherenschnitte, which means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of cutting continuous paper designs. The art work often has symmetry within the design. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 1500s and was brought to Colonial America in the 1700s by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania. At first Scherenschnitte was mainly used for fancy borders surrounding handwriting samples such as alphabets, Bible verses, certificates and love letters (later evolving into Valentines). Paper was folded and then cut -- when opened it revealed a symmetrical design upon which verses were written and then color added. Later Scherenschnitte was put to more practical use as mantle paper, table doilies, and Christmas ornaments.
MORIN-terpretations by SAM crafts works of art with recycled, reused items much of which contains stained glass to display indoor or outdoors.
Fine art Photography
Mixed Media/Paper Artist
2017 List of Artisans
The Repurposed Page
What happens to a book when it's just not suited for the bookshelf anymore? As an avid reader and librarian I could never throw books in the trash. I've taken the pages and used them to create all kinds of crafts and art work. Repurposed and new!!
Dried Flowers, Weeds, four Leaf Clovers
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