Bill Baldwin / Bill and Sue Baldwin Leather

leather

Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

For nearly his entire life, Bill Baldwin has been creating beautiful leather garments and accessories. Specializing in belts and masks, Bill and his wife Sue have been perfecting their craft for more than 40 years. Their leather masks are hand-cut and formed from single pieces of leather dyed in vibrant colors and molded while wet, making them perfect for your next costumed gathering or show. If you’re looking for function, their durable belts offer a secure and comfortable fit, coming in a variety of sizes and styles for people of all ages.

After studying art at Lynchburg College in Virginia, Bill spent several years in the mid-1970s plying his trade by selling leather and metal wares in Washington, DC as a street vendor. It was during this time that Sugarloaf Craft Festivals was formed, and Bill and Sue have been regulars at Sugarloaf from the very beginning. Through decades of evolution and growth for one of the nation’s largest craft festivals, Bill and Sue Baldwin Leather has been a constant. After seeing their work in person, you’ll why they’re always invited back.

Melissa Ball Feather Painting

Fine Art

Hometown: Greencastle, PA

Artist Website

Oksana Ball / WoolPictures

Fine Art

Hometown: Hoboken, NJ

Hailey Banda / Hailey Banda Ceramics

pottery / ceramics

Hometown: Brookeville, MD

Artist Website

 

Ihor Barabakh / Severyn

textiles & fashion design

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Artist Website

 

 

 

Lee Baratier Toile

textiles / Home DéCor Fiber

Hometown: New York, NY

Artist Website

 

 

 

Blair Barbour

Fine Arts

Hometown: Morrisville, PA

Artist Website

Brook Barboza

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Hannibal, NY

Nature is a strong inspiration for upstate New York-based jeweler Brooke Barboza. She hand forges each piece to make unique works of art. Her handcrafting techniques ensure that each piece is truly unique, though it may be part of a series with a theme, such as moths or leaves. With her use of nature themes, Barboza hopes that each piece will make the wearer feel a connection to nature.

Each piece is made with metals such as sterling silver and gold. She also uses gemstones, precious and semi-precious stones to accent her pieces, such as tourmaline, citrine and pearl. Nature is present in many of her pieces such as the wisp of cattails growing in marshes, or the full open wingspan of a moth dotted with stones that shape the body. 

David Barclay

wood / wood turning

Hometown: Bergen, NY

Artist Website

 

R. Dean & Gloria Barkley / Michigan Made Metal

Metal Sculptures & Collectibles

Hometown: Hartland, MI

R. Dean and Gloria Barkley are the artistic duo who cut, fold, shape and weld pieces of metal together to create handmade metal yard and garden art. The three-dimensional designs are sculptural works of art that are realistically finished to closely depict various items found in nature such as butterflies. After they have masterfully cut, hammered and soldered various metals, what is left is a masterpiece that is meant to be enjoyed by those who are fortunate enough to acquire such a unique metal sculpture. Hailing from Hartland, MI, R. Dean and Gloria Barkley design and fabricate with the finest attention to detail and pride themselves in carrying a unique selection of metal art.

 

Candy & Dave Barnes /Bent Harpoon Baskets & Wood

Baskets

Hometown: Shepherdstown, WV

 

Heidi Barron / Barron Glass Design

glass / other

Hometown: Ada, MI

Artist Website

Heidi Barron is a glass artist working in her Ada, MI studio, for over 35 years creating unique glass sculpture artwork. In the past few years, her husband Paul has joined her with his creative talent to create an artistic team. Barron uses a glass process called cold worked or cold fusion, a method where an ultraviolet bonding system is used to create the artwork. This process has a very strong bond, one that is stronger than glass. The result is geometric-inspired designs that offer a scintillating prism reflection.

Barron and her husband frequently travel to juried art shows showing and selling their unique sculpture artwork with their mascot Hunter. Their masterpieces include frames, candle holders, glass sculptures and more. They carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. “Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.”

Amy Barry / Amy Barry Designs

textiles / quilts, comforters & home design

Hometown: Shelburne Falls, MA

From her hometown of Shelburne Falls, MA, Amy Barry creates quilts as fabric paintings that express her artistic vision and evoke an emotional connection with the viewer. “With my bold use of color and design, my quilts energize a room while their touchable nature conveys a sense of comfort. I create my quilts as fabric paintings that express my artistic vision and evoke an emotional connection with the viewer.”

Barry’s love for making quilts expanded several years ago when she began making "Special Moments" quilts for customers from their own collection of special clothing, including tee shirts and baby clothes. Each quilt is unique and reflects a special story of someone's life sewn into a beautiful and lasting piece of art. Whether it is an original design, or a quilt custom made to a customer’s specification using vintage handkerchiefs, concert tee shirts or other favorite frocks, Barry believes memory quilts can be a great way to weave together a story about a favorite hobby, activity or memory.

 

 

Matthew Bartik / Fork Art

Metal Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Bergen, NY

Artist Website

 

Pamela Bartl / Jesamie Handwovens

textiles & fashion design / weaving & knitting

Hometown: Chambersburg, PA

Artist Website

 

 

 

Randy Bartlett / Randy’s Candies

Specialty Food - Candy

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Artist Website

Randy Bartlett of Randy’s Candies can’t forget the childhood joy of “old tyme” candy, snacks and sodas, popular down at the general store or soda shop of yore. He brings some seriously delightful taste memories to the Sugarloaf Family, that’s for certain.

With six permanent candy shops located in antique malls in the tri state area, plus our festival circuit, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch up with Randy’s collections of sweet treats. He’s combed the country looking for popular modern and vintage-inspired candies alike. (Emphasis on “inspired.” We don’t recommend eating gummy bears from the 1920s.) The result is an enchanting assortment of chocolate, fudge, gummy candies, suckers and pretty much everything else you can imagine that your mom never let you have. Let your inner child go wild!

Randy’s Candies also offers licorice, sugar-free goodies, novelty sweets, gift boxes, snack mixes, holiday confections, vintage sodas and more, believe it or not. Come for the “old tyme” treats you’ve always remembered at our next Sugarloaf Craft Festival.

Kali Basi / Kali Basi Designs

textiles & fashion design

Hometown: Yelm, WA

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Barbara Bass

Textiles & Fashion Design / clothing

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Since 1977, fiber artist Barbara Bass has been creating beautiful, unique textiles that are right at home in the Sugarloaf Family. Her original, wearable works of art take fashion to another quality level that you won’t find at your average festival.

A woman of faith, Barbara believes “every soul is unique and beautiful” and she works passionately to make sure her clothing accentuates that inner beauty on the outside. Each piece is versatile, practical and stylish in both neutral and vibrant colors, made from imported, natural fibers from all over the world. Several of the wearables are adorned with luxe marabou or ostrich feathers, giving you a fabulous vintage aura.

The nature of natural fibers, of course, is that not all the colors and textures are completely uniform. This gives each design its own distinctive and signature Barbara flare. Just as no two people are the same, identical articles of her clothing are nearly impossible. You can guarantee you won’t be caught out wearing the same scarf as your colleague down the hall. That’s the beauty of handmade items. 

Barbara has been featured on QVC and in the New York Times.

John Baun / Baun Galleries

wood / sculpture & collectibles

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

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Margaret Barth / Reimaginary Friends

Soft Sculpture

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Artist Website

Roberta & Dan Beason / Love and Lace

Textiles / Clothing

Hometown: Oceanside, CA

Artist Website

 

 

 

Mary Lou Becker / Floating Leaf / Hello Mary Lou

Functional Wood

Hometown: Franklin, TN

 

 

 

 

Kirby Beard / Freestone Millworks, LLC

Functional Wood

Hometown: Norristown, PA

Artist Website

 

 

 

Patricia Beard / Pat Beard Handwovens

textiles & fashion design / clothing, weaving & knitting

Hometown: Greencastle, PA

Artist Website

 

 

 

Brian Beckenheimer / Clays of Our Lives

Pottery

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

For nearly 40 years, Brian Beckenheimer has been wowing pottery enthusiasts in Baltimore and all along the East Coast with his ceramic artistry. Using artisan techniques first learned apprenticing in Boston and perfected at Martha’s Vineyard, Brian’s functional stoneware begins simply enough by throwing clay on a pottery wheel. From there, he uses master-level glaze effects to create stunning color and style. From teapots and Saki sets to vases and bowls, any of his pieces will look right at home on your shelf.

After spending 27 years running the pottery store As the Wheel Turns and traveling to art shows, Brian took some time offer from the kiln. But artistic passion never truly dies, and in his newest venture, Clays of Our Lives, he continues to craft the same wonderful ceramics he’s always been known for. As a longtime regular at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Brian is a welcome part of any show, as his fans and customers flock to his latest creations. With one visit, you’re sure to be a fan as well.

 

 

 

Traci Beden-Tambussi / Mud Alley Pottery

pottery & ceramics

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Ever since she was in high school, Traci Beden-Tambussi has been working with clay. After being introduced to pottery in 1975, she went on to earn a BFA in clay from Tennessee State University, and has since spent more than 30 years making functional and decorative ceramics while teaching the art at various schools and workshops. She now offers instruction through her studio Mud Alley Pottery, and her work is displayed at museums, galleries and craft shows through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern U.S.

Traci’s believes that people’s surroundings have a profound effect on them, and her work is constantly evolving in response to new influences. After many years of porcelain and stoneware that owed their style to the Oriental philosophy of clean and understate simplicity, she began adopting a more textured look, and she has recently incorporated more nature themes. Her bowls, kettles, vases and other pieces feature a number of soothing colors and majestic patterns, and some even use real leaves for an authentically unique design. Come see the beauty and mastery of four decades’ work at a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival near you.

Josef Belchatovski / Exotic Water Sculptures

Metal Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Millersville, VA

 

William Bell / Bell Gallery and Garden, LLC

Photography

Hometown: Floyd, VA

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Suzanne Bellows / Blue Palms Fiber Art

jewelry / non precious

Hometown: Valrico, FL

Artist Website

Hand-painted silk can make you feel luxurious and handmade jewelry can make you stand out in a crowd. Suzanne Bellows of Blue Palms Fiber Art says why not do both? Her hand-painted pieces of silk create stunning pieces of jewelry you’ll be hard-pressed to find at just any art show.

Earrings, chokers, pendants, bracelets and more transform into remarkable pieces of art under Suzanne’s talents. All of her jewelry is independently created, producing stunning, beautiful, wearable art that is lightweight yet rugged and water resistant.

As a, experienced batikist and graphic designer, Suzanne is known for using a form called “Gesture writing” in her work. The swirling lines resemble handwritten alphabetic letters written on top of one another or Japanese characters, but are simply abstract marks. It is intended to capture the essence of writing without the words, forcing the artist to communicate with the viewer through the art of script itself and not through the symbols associated with language. They are graphemes with no phonemes.

When used in a piece, Suzanne’s signature gesture marks move in a line from right to left starting in the upper right corner of the page.

Fernando, Melody & Mel Benally

Jewelry / Gold & Silver

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

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Gary & Michelle Bender / Dixie Bags

Textiles / Fabric Bags

Hometown: Danville, VA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

Marijke Benedict / Stijfselkissie

textiles & fashion design / silk

Hometown: Allenwood, PA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

Iris Benjamin / BR Blends, Inc.

specialty foods

Hometown: Monkton, MD

Artist Website

As a proud distributor of Gourmet Blends, Iris Benjamin and BR Blends are dedicated to their mission of bringing you the finest balsamic vinegar and infused olive oils known to mankind. Their artisan-made, 100% pure balsamic vinegar is produced and barrel-aged right in its native land of Italy, then imported to the U.S. from the city of Modena. This premium vinegar gets richer and sweeter as it ages, losing its acidity for a delicacy to be enjoyed at any dinner table. Iris has numerous flavors available that will satisfy and palate, from traditional to dark chocolate to sriracha mango.

Their olive oils are to die for as well, infused with herbs and fruits that will delight your taste buds. Whether you’re looking to add something more to your entrée, salad or dessert, oil and vinegar will never be the same. As part of their commitment to your taste sensation, Iris is always releasing new recipes and other great ideas for enjoying your newest discovery. Visit him at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals to try the best balsamic vinegar available or just talk cooking.

 

 

 

Pamela & David Berari / Feathers, Fins & Fur, Inc.

misc. / sculpture & collectibles

Hometown: Ortonville, MI

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Fred Berckefeldt / Leonard Mountain, Inc.

specialty foods

Hometown: Leonard, OK

Artist Website

Fred Berckefeldt founded Leonard Mountain in 1992 with the goals of making delicious gourmet food and providing great customer service. For the past 25 years, his business has grown and grown, constantly offering new products that are conceived, created and manufactured at their rural Oklahoma facility. From quality food selection, to customized packaging, to offering employment in an area where many can’t drive to the city for work, Fred has been committed to doing gourmet his way.

Leonard Mountain is best known for their award-winning dry soup mixes that are high in nutrition and low in prep time, along with their hand-stuffed queen olives filled with everything from almonds to bleu cheese. With other delicacies that include chili, fruit and vegetable dips, pasta salads, breads and hot sauces, there’s something for everyone in the Leonard Mountain kitchen. Whether you’re looking to fill your own pantry or choose the perfect gift for a friend, stop by the Leonard Mountain booth at a Sugarloaf craft show to meet Fred and sample some of the finest packaged artisan food.

 

 

 

Barbara Berman / CRAFTIBARB

textiles & fashion design / fabric handbags

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Artist Website

For more than 20 years, Barbara Berman has been crafting handmade, one-of-a-kind handbags for people of all ages. These fashionable purses, totes and packs feature vibrant colors and accessorizing beads that add the perfect amount of flair. The nature-based designs feature a variety of animals and plant life, and whether you want to showcase a mellow or bombastic spirit, Berman has something that fits your personality. Each bag is machine washable and guaranteed for her lifetime.

From her hometown of Sanford, NC, Berman was working as an interior designer when she bought her first sewing machine. With a newly inspired passion, she formed “Craftibarb” in 1995 and is now a regular at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals throughout the region. Her artistic creativity is highlighted by her choice of fabrics, using velour, silk, upholstery fabrics and more for the perfect combination of texture, color and style. Her unique totes are perfect for use as knitting bags, beach bags, baby bags and more. Come meet Barbara at a Sugarloaf festival near you and check out her amazing selection!

 

 

 

Bernardin Shengzhu

Textiles / Mixed Media

Hometown: Torrington, CT

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Nancy Berry / Decorating Impressions

misc. / sculpture & collectibles

Hometown: Lake Worth, FL

Artist Website

Lake Worth Floridians Shawn and Nancy Berry want your garden to make good, decorative impressions on the neighborhood. In fact, that’s how they got their start.

The Berrys’ foray into casting sculptures for indoor and outdoor décor began at their own home when they were looking for something to spruce up their garden. They soon discovered it was an activity they loved doing together and, much to our delight at Sugarloaf Crafts, decided to go into business. Voilà – Decorative Impressions popped out of the mold!

Shawn and Nancy learned to make and use their own molds, casting each piece in a product called Hydrocal. This multi-purpose gypsum cement is more lightweight than traditional cement and more durable than craft plaster, perfect for your garden row. While Hydrocal doesn’t take well to paint absorption, each piece is dipped in a neutral-colored finish so you can custom paint it at home if you’d like.

Decorative Impressions’ diverse designs cover a wide range of interests from angels to wildlife. Several of the cast sculptures feature quotations, scriptures and other writings.

Scott Berry / Berry Goldsmiths

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

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Tom Billone / Thomas Photography

photography

Hometown: Centreville, VA

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Sue & Ray Binetti / Glass Crafters

glass / leaded

Hometown: Sparrows Point, MD

Once enjoyed as a hobby, stained glass has now become a big part of the lives of Sue and Ray Binetti of Sparrows Point, MD. Having both worked as teachers for many years, the Binettis took their first stained glass class in 1974 and started participating in craft shows soon after. They started exhibiting at Sugarloaf productions in 1977. Their work includes an eclectic assortment of colorful items, including sun catchers, wreath-like pieces, lamps and panels. Each authentic, high-quality stained glass product is handmade in their home studio. They frequently spend the winter and summer months building their inventory and doing fall and spring art shows such as the Sugarloaf Craft Festival, where they typically present 200 to 300 stained glass pieces for sale. Their kaleidoscope-like spectrum of colors is thoughtfully fashioned into many popular designs such as lighthouses, birds, flowers, animals and plenty more. Their stained glass pieces have the power to inspire a range of emotions — from joy to whimsy and serenity.

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Bird / Chelsea E. Bird Designs

Enamel Jewelry

Hometown: Pawtucket, RI

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Allen Bjorkman / Allen Ye Printmakers

Paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Oswego, NY

Artist Website

Allen Bjorkman is the name behind Fenix Forgeries by Allen Ye Printmaker, one of the largest sources of replica Renaissance prints. Bjorkman began issuing Renaissance replica prints in 1969 after he decided to abandon a “traditional” career path and become an artist to the dismay of his family (as he puts it). Since then, he has exhibited at major exhibitions throughout the US and has carved hundreds of editions of linoleum block prints and screen prints from hand cut stencils. Each image is printed on acid-free paper in one of three methods: linoleum block prints, serigraphs (screen prints from hand-cut stencils) or digital images. Every print is labeled with its source, method and date of issue.

Bjorkman is also an abstract artist. “I am a self-taught artist whose work has happily landed outside art’s mainstream. I have been making and exhibiting images since 1969, and my abstracts tell stories; they are poems without words.”

 

 

 

 

Sherry Blais / Sheryl Blais Studios

Jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Westhampton, MA

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Carol Bloomgarden / Poetic Art Micrography

Etched Glass

Hometown: Trumansburg, NY

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

Adrienne Blum / Adrienne Blum Enamels

metal / enamels

Hometown: Earlysville, VA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Boase / ReAcoustic

Miscellaneous

Hometown: Greenville, SC

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Susan Bock

Fine Arts

Hometown: Gum Spring, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Bodnar / Chef Folio

MISC / mixed medium

Hometown: Sabillasville, MD

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Bond / Richard Bond Artist

glass / mixed medium

Hometown: Ottawa Ontario, Canada

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky Boscarino / Luna Parc

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Sandyston, NJ

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Bostic / Alli’s Art Corner

Fine Arts

Hometown: Natural Bridge Station, VA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Ford and Stacie Bourne / Gourmet Creations

specialty foods

Hometown: Whitehouse Station, NJ

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Ann Bowden / Quilts by Mary Ann

textiles & home design / quilts & comforters

Hometown: Crozet, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kelley Bowers / Angels of Heart

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ

Artist Website

The love of an angel is pure and eternal. That’s why Kelley Bowers’ Angels of Heart wooden angel wings plaques make such incredible gifts for loved ones and inspirational reminders in the home. These beautiful pieces are made from a wooden base with sculpted angel wings added to create striking texture and depth. Many also feature beautiful quotes or inspiring words that bring joy, love or healing to those who need it. Bowers has also crafted specialty angel wings for weddings, new babies and those who are grieving or going through a difficult time.

Each of the pieces in the Angels of Heart collection is handcrafted and numbered by Bowers. No two of these heartfelt works of art are exactly alike, making each one perfectly unique and special. View the complete collection online or see some firsthand by visiting Bowers at a Sugarloaf Crafts fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Boy / Christina Boy Design

Wood

Hometown: Madison, VA

Artist Website

Christopher Boyd / Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery

Specialty Food

Hometown: North Wales, PA

Artist Website

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John Boyett / Canton Glass Works

glass / blown

Hometown: North Canton, OH

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Tracy & Eric Bradford / TB Pots Stoneware Pottery

glass / leaded

Hometown: Dresden, ME

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Julia Brandis / Julia Brandis Glassworks

glass / leaded

Hometown: Westminster, VT

Artist Website

Through color and light comes truly one-of-a-kind stained glass from Julia Brandis Glassworks.

Julia likes to express herself through harnessing both natural and interior light. Her glass panes, lamps and fire screens enhance your household décor with a splash of color that only gets more brilliant with the addition of a light source. Whether it’s the rising sun streaming in through your kitchen windows or the warm reassurance of a bedside reading lamp, no bit of light or color is wasted in Julia’s designs.

Each shard of glass is carefully selected for how each color will behave in the light of morning, noon, evening and night. Warm golds, soothing blues and vibrant purples break out of the traditional geometric patterns to create exquisite swirls and unexpected angles. Her meticulous eye and knowledge of light are apparent in the varying textures, iridescence, wirework and jewels that give each piece a feeling of organic, pleasing depth and design.

Julia Brandis is just one of Sugarloaf Family members putting a fresh spin on ancient forms of art.

Joy Brathwaite Photography

Photography

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

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Pat Brazill / Pat Brazill Chain Jewelry llc

Jewelry - Gold & Silver

Hometown: Westwood, MA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Brickell / Reloved Fabrics

Textiles / Accessories

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill & Claudia Britz

Specialty Food

Hometown: Winchester, VA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Brodie / Dor L'Dor

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Rockville, MD

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Colleen Dougherty Bronstein Designs

Metal / Mixed Media

Hometown: Yardley, PA

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Aaron Brown / Aaron T Brown

Metal Mixed Media

Hometown: Lyndeborough, NH

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Karen Brown / Karen Brown Fine Jewelry

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry & Brenda Brown / Larenda Designs

Textiles / Fabric Bags

Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pauline Brown

Fine Art

Hometown: Hampton, VA

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Sara Brown & Brendon O’Connor

Fine Arts

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

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Suzanne Bruhn / TimbertikiTraditions

textiles & fashion design / clothing

Hometown: Newmanstown, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judith Brumbaugh / Brumbaugh's Delights

Specialty foods

Hometown: Williamsburg, PA

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carla Bruno / Carli Bruno Leather

leather

Hometown: Norwalk, CT

Artist Website

If you have a funky, creative sense of style, you’ll love the show-stopping jewelry and accessories from Carli Bruno Leather. Based in Norwalk, CT, Bruno crafts each leather piece using a contemporary fusing method. This process involves layering thin sheets of hand-painted glass, which then take on a colorful and exciting look as they are fused in the kiln. Then, those glass pieces are paired with Argentinean leather to create memorable designs. In some cases, additional materials are incorporated as well, such as wood, chamois, metals and stones. The resulting one-of-a-kind pieces are something you’ll cherish for years to come as a standout piece of your wardrobe.

In addition to luxurious Argentinean leather jewelry, Carli Bruno Leather also has a number of fun and practical accessories for sale, such as leather totes, wristlets and sandals. These colorful and artistic items make wonderful gifts for loved ones. See Bruno’s incredible leather pieces firsthand and learn more about her unique creative process by visiting a Sugarloaf Craft festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George & amy Bulick / Tommy’s Jerky & Smokies

Specialty Foods

Hometown: Negley, OH

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Jed Burdet / Beggars’ Creek

Wood Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Burns / Tom Burns Jewelry

jewelry / gold & Silver

Hometown: Westminster, VT

Artist Website

Master jeweler, Tom Burns has been designing and hand-making jewelry for more than 30 years. Burns’ jewelry pieces are all built around hand-cut, unusual gemstones that are mostly found in the US. Burns’ inspiration comes from the unique gemstones he comes across as he is searching through parcels of stones. Once he finds the stones that speak to him, the design process begins. “It’s really the beauty of the natural stones that drive my work.” He has been producing jewelry in his cozy little workshop in Westminster, VT.

Burns has had a successful retail store, has sold his work wholesale, and shown his work at arts and crafts fairs. “It’s the last one that I’ve liked the best, and that I still do the most. I get to start with real stones and silver, both direct from the earth, form them into (hopefully) attractive jewelry, then hand them face-to-face to the person who’s going to wear it. How could you beat that?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Burslem / Alan Burslem Pottery

pottery & ceramics
Demonstrating artist

Hometown: Fall Oaks, PA

Artist Website

Since 1976, Alan Burslem has been designing and creating a diverse line of high-fire pottery and sculpture in the historical village of Arden, a century old arts and crafts community where he grew up surrounded by serious artists of all disciplines. His unique designs, skill and artistry have been recognized numerous times, most recently winning first place for excellence in pottery at the Rehoboth Art League. Burslem’s work reflects his precision and understanding that “there are few more sensitive instruments than the potter’s wheel and the clay can respond as sensitively to the potter’s slightest touch as does the string of a violin or the brush of a Chinese painter. Every nervous tremor, every ghost of a touch is translated through the fingers imperishable clay which, if treated properly will freeze it forever for the eyes of those who understand.” In addition to creating wheel thrown pottery as a ceramic artist, Burslem shares his skills and artistry with others as a ceramic teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joanne Burtaine / KOLDARE Designs

jewelry / other

Hometown: Emmaus, PA

Artist Website

Jewelry artist, Joanne “Joey” Burtaine brings together semi-precious stones, metals, crystals and beads from around the world to create one-of-a-kind jewelry that makes a bold, beautiful statement. Her unique, hand crafted jewelry runs the gamut from ethnic to edgy and is typically bursting with color. Each piece features a myriad of colors, textures & finishes from matte to high-gloss.

Coming from a family of talented artists, Burtaine has always naturally gravitated towards design. After graduating from Cornell University with degrees in psychology and clothing design, Burtaine’s career took several detours (including working in New York City for ten years). She ultimately returned to her passion of mixing color, shape and design in the form of 'feel beautiful' custom-created jewelry.

Burtaine is always searching for inspiration and adding to her collections. Her Michalena Collection is inspired by treasures found on ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe, and blends the past with modern elements to add contemporary pop.

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Mark Butowsky / Contempogems

Gold & Silver Jewelry

Hometown: Reston, VA

Deborah Butts / GWC Artwork & DButts Fine Art

jewelry / other

Hometown: Spring Grove, PA

Artist Website

Sugarloaf artist Deborah Butts is no stranger to marrying joy and color on a canvas. Her paintings feature any number of scenes inspired by the simple pleasures of the natural world.

Available as prints and/or originals, birds, horses, dogs and rabbits come to life on your walls, while her street scenes, waterscapes and landscapes seem to capture a suspended moment in time. There’s a comfort in her brushstrokes. Her paintings make you feel right at home.

But Deborah doesn’t just stop at the canvas. Many of her designs are also available on tote bags, beach towels, throw pillows, iPhone cases and scores of other home décor and lifestyle items. You don’t have to confine yourself to walls. Who doesn’t love wearable and functional art?

An Ohio native, Deborah spent her childhood in northern France and Quebec, Canada. She attended Ohio State University and received a B.A. in communications before dashing off to the Los Angeles-area to work the entertainment fields. All the while, however, she dabbled in creative and performing arts. We’re glad for it! Her widely diverse background gives her quite a unique eye. She now lives on a 46-acre farm in Pennsylvania where she and her husband raise Thoroughbred racehorses.

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Vicki Byrd / HVQ Byrd

Metal Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Pocono Summit, PA

Artist Website