On Handmade Artists’ we are blessed with some wonderful talent that contribute to the success of our little venue. Below are a list of some of our artists who contribute monthly articles to the Handmade Artists’ Blog and give some different viewpoints on handmade and the handmade world!
Andrew and Kimberly are the husband and wife team behind HandmadeArtists.com and have an obsessive passion about creating and buying anything handmade. Kimberly’s love of handmade was carefully and enthusiastically fostered by her Grandmother who believed fully in making due and making it yourself…….
A lawyer since 1995, Larissa has always also satisfied her creative side. In 2003 she started a face painting business, which is still a successful and active endeavor today. In addition, she has participated in theater and film since 2002. Photography remains a hobby as well.She has been an artist and crafter pretty much from birth, starting art classes at age 5, making latch hook rugs as a kid, building and outfitting dollhouses as a teen, baking and taking cake decorating classes……..
My first real job was as a decorator at my friend’s donut shop. Then, I learned how to bake the donuts. After some time and a move to Toronto, I started working for a great company where I was hired as a muffin scooper. When I left years later I was making and decorating cakes………
Come on in…get to know me. I’m Cari Baker, and I have a love for crochet (creating and teaching). One of my goals is to show that anyone can create useful and beautiful items they believe are beyond their wildest dreams. My jewelry design, Braidlets®, is a prime example. To begin my story I want to…….
I am Nancy Pace an artist passionate about love, life, art, nature, especially gemstones. Recently I am intrigued with the gemstones given special mention in the Bible and plan to study those and incorporate them in to my pieces.
How long have I been an artist? Always forever and a day! My inspiration comes from my dreams, sleeping or awake I use what I see to create my art………..
Born and raised in Germany, I have been an artist all my life and worked with a lot of different mediums; been a mosaic artist for 9 years now. I specialize in doing mosaics using a style referred to as “Pique Assiette or Tesserae” This process involves transforming vintage china/porcelain plates into artistic designs that are always one of a kind and my own…
My name is Sandi Levy; they tell me I am a fiber artist. I have a very difficult time owning that term. Although I understand that what I do takes a modicum of creative ability, I have trouble with the “artist” part of the phrase. Perhaps ‘fiber obsessive’ would work better………
I am John Rasmussen. I was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, but we moved soon after that. My family lived in several different states because my father was transferred from assignment to assignment. As I grew up, I developed a love for geology and natural science. I have taught geology, then became a paramedic and started teaching emergency medical care ……….
I am Marilyn Kelley and I love to paint! My mom is an artist, although at 95 she doesn’t paint anymore, she was always my inspiration. Every piece of art in our home was original, either from my mom or her artist friends. I can remember mom holding art classes in our basement when I was a kid. Sadly, I had no interest at art, when I was younger. My mom tried to teach me, but I didn’t want to be bothered with learning ……….
Terri has been self employed for over 30 years in home furnishings, fine arts, healing arts and contemporary crafts fields. She started her first business, an ad agency, in her 20s . She’s been all sides of the handmade business from exhibiting artist to artists’ agent/representative to gallery owner. Since selling her gallery of ……….
Growing up on the Peninsula of Northern California gave me the opportunity to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, sports, and a wide variety of beautiful landscapes by plane, automobile and cruise ship. All of these experiences served to inspired my creative nature. As an adult, I have had the good fortune of traveling, and I have also lived in different areas ……….
I love to design and sell all kinds of handmade jewelry. Wire work, and Beadweaving are my favorites. I am totally self-taught and am constantly learning new techniques. Learning and designing is my passion. I am addicted to life and to making pretty things to wear. I tend to like the simpler things……….
I have always enjoyed crochet and Knitting… well actually, all crafts! I find so much joy in creating! I paint and draw as well as play piano… I find it a total escape and love every minute of it. I am very passionate about handmade! There is such a feeling of satisfaction when a piece is finished! I love working with all colors, textures and find myself drawn to the more intense ones….
I love what I do. How many of you get paid to do the work you love? -I know I’m blessed. Someone once said “Discover what you love to do and then find someone who will pay you to do it.” Well, that’s what I did. It took me about 40+ years but here I am. I truly love what I do….
Beth Silvercloud-Severance, known professionally as Silvercloud is not only designer
and maker of mostly stone jewelry, but a weaver, an all around artist, therapist, teacher
mother and grandmother. She grew up in the Missouri Ozarks. Her Native American
ancestry traces back to both the Chicksaw and Cherokee Nations….
Like most every other artist I know, I grew up with an artist parent. Nana (my mom) was a very active artist back in the 60′s and 70′s, and entered in all kinds of art shows in Western New York. The biggest one was the Allentown Art Festival, and I loved it! Being surrounded by artists was one of the best parts of my childhood. Nana’s medium of choice was pastels….
I am a 60 year old without a fear in the world. I have been crafting for most of my life in one medium or another and have never been afraid to try different things. From the photo you can see the love of my life, my grandson and in the background is my step-son (son). My family is the most important thing to me and not long before this photo was taken.….
I’ve got a degree in curative pedagogy and work with children who are suffering from dyslexia..….
Hi there, my name is Jolene Wolfe, most people call me Jo. I am a lampwork bead maker and have been making glass art beads and messing about with hot glass since the summer of 2007 when my Mum gave me my first basic torch for my 30th Birthday. I am a self employed stay at home Mum…………..
My name is Alixandra Browning, most just call me “Alix”. I am the owner and designer at The Alchemists Vessel.
Art has always played an important and large part in my life. Growing up in San Francisco California, I was surrounded by art, culture and architecture. The opportunity to study these things first hand was offered by…………..
Hi I’m Kris, I’m the mother of 2 grown children & the grandmother of 3, 2 girls and a boy. I live with my favorite furry friend, Jaz Cat a 12 year old half Maine Coon who hangs out on my legs a lot! I live & grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have lived other places, but I always come home to my mountains, and gorgeous sunny blue skies. It has been my dream since I was quite young to be an artist. When I was about 6, I would sit for hours in my room and draw princesses with different head wear and gowns. With several miss-starts…………..
I live in New York City with my 17 year old dog Harry. Although I consider myself a New Yorker, I grew up in a village with a population smaller than that of the building in which I now live. A lot of who I am was shaped by my childhood, growing up in a hotel in a Jewish resort region in southwestern New York State……………
My short story. I make jewelry. It is designed for the free spirit, infused with romance and a sprinkling of magic. It is my desire that when you wear Albina Rose jewelry, your free spirit will be released, you will feel the enchantment of romance and a warm glow from that touch of magic……………
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