Monday, July 23, 2012

It was lovely!

A big THANK YOU to those who attended the show this past weekend,
and to those who support our artistry!

If you missed the show this past weekend, 
you can live vicariously be viewing the photos on  the
 "2012 Show Photos" page above.

Each artisan presented their work beautifully,
 the crowd was truly pleased with the quality of the work.

Purchasing heirloom artwork from a fine craftsman is
the true essence of "Buy American".

Thank you!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Please join us this weekend!

Sandra Somers paints with a wonderfully primitive style.
She captures landscapes, animals and everyday life in such a unique way.
See her work in person this weekend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Please meet . . .

Whimsical bird carvings in the Pennsylvania tradition.

Don has always been fascinated with the Folk Art of the Pennsylvania Germans.
Colorful bird carvings and bird trees especially make him smile.
True inspiration came when he and his wife Janie travelled throughout Pennsylvania
on antique buying trips.  It was Janie who encouraged Don to pick up a knife and carve
and it's Janie who adds the paint decoration.  
From the first carved "goonie bird" to present day, their work has evolved to include, lamps, 
bird trees, sculptures, whirly-gigs and many one of a kind items.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's almost here!

Lori Ann Corelis of "The Spotted Hare" has been creating antique inspired mohair characters 
for 25 years. 
The inspiration for her work ranges from early fairy tales & antique toys to holiday characters of every kind.  Antique children's books are a favorite.
Lori Ann uses many antique fabrics and accessories to complete or complement her work and she also creates pincushions of sorts using lovely hand dyed woolens.

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Tom has been designing and building quality Shaker furniture since 1963.
Compelled to further his inspiration, he taught industrial arts at Little Miami High School from 1971 to 1999. His talent has inspired hundreds of students to produce quality handcrafted furniture, which
has earned the school the distinction of being the top industrial arts department in the state of Ohio for
13 consecutive years.
Tom and his son, Tom Jr. specialize in Shaker reproductions.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The date is drawing near . . .

As a child Keith spent hours with coloring books and making colorful designs 
on paper, even then he knew he knew art would be a major part of his life.
Like many artists he feels his talent is God given, his style is similar to that of
18th and 19th century painters.  
Termed "Naive", or not of formal training.
Now retired from his career as a graphic designer, Keith devotes much of his time to
painting folk art images, spending time with his wife of 50 years and enjoying their
100 year old farmhouse in Montgomery County Maryland.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

today . . .

The redware pottery of Greg and Mary Shooner can be found
in museum shops and private collections across the country and abroad.
Their interpretation of rare antiques remains unrivaled
as does their attention to history and tradition.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

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Creating handcrafted furniture for the discriminating customer.
Intricate details and time honored techniques such as hand cut dovetails,
 one of a kind carvings, hand turned knobs,
 and hand rubbed finishes are the hallmarks of Spicer & Son's outstanding craftsmanship.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Please meet . . .

Jane Theobald has been designing and creating Baskets in the Nantucket Tradition 
for over 30 years.
The sturdy sophistication of the Nantucket form has spoken to her since her first exposure to 
an old basket. 
Jane continues to grow in her design through education, trial and error and exposure to antique collections and continues to be true to the early form while adapting to the requests
of contemporary collectors.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Today . . .

Lydia Allen creates lovely "Penny Rugs" in the traditional style of the past.
A style of folk art dating to the 1800's penny rugs were often created from
scraps of wool, old clothing or blankets.
She offers a bit more history about these rugs or table mats on her website.

Monday, July 2, 2012

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ASL was established in 1995. Tom and Pat have a fascination with European
and American history that translates to their work.  They make their own molds and 
have acquired and utilize a collection of historic antique molds.
Their work includes tableware, household and personal items inspired by
tradition, mythology and folklore.
All of ASL's pewter is 100% lead free and may be used in confidence.

more . . .

Bachman Woodworking

Bachman woodworking offers a fine collection of handcrafted furniture
and functional art that reflects the classic designs and structural
integrity of America's pioneer handiwork.
From the selection of wood to the last coat of hand applied finish, each piece has
a different grain pattern and takes on it's own patina as the wood ages. 
Two pieces of furniture may be designed and constructed the same way and appear identical
yet each will be it's own individual self.

Bachman woodworking is committed to offering the best of
American handmade crafts.