Paul Dannecker / Silverworks
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Troutman, NC
Hometown: Troutman, NC
Hometown: Troutman, NC
Hometown: Trenton, MI
Based in Trenton, Michigan, Catherine Davis has developed a beautiful jewelry collection called Unique Creations that is featured at many Sugarloaf Craft festivals throughout the year. Each of these pieces is made with richly colored gems combined with silver or gold elements. The result is truly one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd. These are perfect for the individual who loves to add a bright pop of color to their outfits. In addition, any item from the Unique Creations collection would definitely make for a memorable gift for your fashion-forward loved one.
It’s easy to recognize and appreciate the careful craftsmanship and artistic touch that goes into creating this jewelry collection. Davis has been designing and crafting these pieces for years, and her talent is evident in every item. See the beautiful and distinctive designs for yourself and meet Davis in person by viewing the Unique Creations collection at a Sugarloaf Craft festival.
Hometown: Piscataway, NJ
Hometown: Milltown, NJ
"Artist, writer, and man of whimsy."
Looking for a laugh? Check out the witty drawings and illustrations of New Jersey-based artist, John DeAmicis. His tools are pen, pencil, and humor. John describes himself as a "keen observer of life" and you're sure to be inspired by seeing the world through his eyes. If you're a lover of music, nature, and even Einstein, you will enjoy his cleverly crafted satirical artwork.
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
After graduating from Towson State University in Baltimore, Maryland, with a degree in fine arts and then studying in Florence, Italy, Mary started her business with her husband, Buddy Wolfe, in 1986. Mary believes her artistic calling comes to her honestly from her grandfather, who was a jeweler and watchmaker in East Baltimore. The name La Contessa, which means “the countess” in Italian, is her way of honoring her Italian heritage. Mary finds inspiration from many sources, from traveling abroad, to visiting museums, to gardening, to cooking, to taking nature hikes.
“At La Contessa, we pride ourselves on American made and being a locally owned business,” said Mary. “And we love to give back to the community.” La Contessa was host of a jewelry-making party for the Creative Alliance of Baltimore and the owners continuously make donations to local charities for fundraisers. Mary added, “With so many jobs lost to overseas companies, we can say we are still doing it here, in the U.S., with pride.”
Hometown: Butler, TN
Hometown: Sugar Loaf, NY
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Hometown: Millville, PA
Mother Nature provides some of the best inspiration for our Sugarloaf artists, and Linda Doucette is the perfect example. Her Shades of Nature collection includes naturally dyed fiber art, woven paper paintings and small sculptures that are made uses natural elements. Whether it’s using flowers to create colorful dyes, turning mushrooms into sheets of paper or weaving natural fibers into soft and cozy cloths, Doucette has a knack for using the earth’s bounty in her creative pursuits. Her pieces combine beautiful designs with natural mediums that convey a rawness and purity not found in many other works of art.
Based in Millville, Pennsylvania, Doucette, works out of her own farmhouse, which contains workshops for felting and dying along with a small farm where she raises her own alpacas and angora rabbits for their luxurious fibers and a garden where she tends to flowers and plants used to create natural dyes. If you love eco-friendly artwork, be sure to check out Shades of Nature at your next visit to a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Hometown: Lansdale, PA
Love typography? Then you’ll adore Daniel Duffy’s Philly Word Art. Duffy offers a unique take on Philadelphia’s local culture and national sports icons that incorporates the use of meaningful and attractive text into the design. The words used to create each bring added depth to the work’s significance. Meanwhile, the text also serves to act as part of the design itself by adding texture and color in unique and creative ways. By using the elements of typography, Duffy has developed a creative way to memorialize everything from athletes to musicians to locations.
Sports fans are especially drawn to Daniel Duffy’s Philly Word Art. However, there are other beautiful works that will appeal to other interests, including travelers, animal lovers, history buffs, music appreciators and more. See Duffy’s detailed and engrossing works up close and meet the artist himself at a Sugarloaf Craft Festival near you.
Hometown: Baden, PA