Tatev Hakobyan / Kool Kombz
misc / accessories
Hometown: Mays Landing, NJ
Super chic hair accessories!
Kool Kombz meets the decorative and functional requirements many woman are looking for in a hair accessory. This multi-functional accessory holds hair in place (all day) while adding a chic decorative element. Unlike other hair clips and ties that cause breakage and damage to your locks, Kool Kombz is designed to gently hold the hair in place, preventing hair loss. The secret is in the design — an elastic cord helps gather the hair into various styles, while rubber combs interlock to secure hair into place. They are much softer than metal, plastic or wooden combs. Decorated with various elements such as Swarovski crystals and beads, Kool Kombz are elevated from your standard hair clip to hair art. Tatev Hakobyan is the designer behind Kool Kombz and hand makes each piece. She is always busy designing new looks to add to her casual, luxury, teen and beach collections and loves connecting with people at various fine arts and crafts fairs throughout the East Coast.
Marilyn Handel / Bar Harbor Goldsmith
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Bowling Green, VA
Founded by jewelry-maker Marilyn Handel, Bar Harbor Goldsmith is a Bowling Green, Va. based jewelry crafter offering a slew of stunning handmade pieces for the discerning jewelry collector. Handel creates a stunning selection of wire and beaded jewelry that offers a statement-making look whether worn with your special occasion or casual attire. Her creations are varied, but she specializes in neat wire-wrapped jewelry that’s delicate and wispy yet comfortable and strong.
Handel creates her one-of-a-kind jewelry to honor the fine-quality gold and silver while adding a trendy, up-to-date appeal. Shop unique cuff bracelets, necklaces, bracelets and much more by Bar Harbor Goldsmith at Sugarloaf. Handel often displays her fine-quality goods at various Sugarloaf Craft Festivals throughout the season, where you can get a close-up look at some of these stunning jewelry pieces. Make sure to explore our complete showcase of jewelry makers for more exceptional work.
Walter Harper / Sittin' Easy, Inc.
wood / functional wood
Hometown: Eagle Springs, NC
One look at the selection of furniture from Sittin’ Easy, Inc. by Walter Harper will have you hooked. These beautifully hand-crafted wooden pieces feature minimalist looks that complement both rustic and modern spaces perfectly. White oak hardwood is used to construct each piece of wooden furniture. This wood offers a level of water resistance and durability that makes it ideal for use both indoors and out. And because Harper carefully designs each piece for optimum comfort, the curvature of each chair and bench eliminates the need for cushions.
Harper believes in creating a product built for comfort, durability, beauty and the preservation of the earth's environment. Sittin’ Easy, Inc. offers a selection of wood furniture that is attractive, functional and environmentally sustainable all at once. Check out Harper’s latest designs at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival to see just what makes these pieces so special.
Linda Harris / PenCraft
paintings, prints & fine art
Hometown: Poquoson, VA
Ryan Blaney Hauck
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Audrey Hauserman / Hauserman Quilts
Textiles / Quilts & Comforters
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Jean Havet / JM Havet Jewelry
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Cultures collide in J.M. Havet Jewelry’s handmade metal jewelry for an unbeatable rush of beauty and style. The duo of French-born Jean-Marie Havet and Texas-born Juanita Havet infuse their creations with the spirit of both cultures while working from their San Francisco home. Using modern metalworking and fabrication techniques, the Havets handcraft custom jewelry from fine materials such as 14-karat gold, sterling silver and brass, with a form and design sure to attract any enthusiast.
Specializing in bracelets for both men and women, J.M. Havet Jewelry is always working on new techniques and designs while refining their existing craft. With a mission to create honest jewelry that lasts a lifetime, their skill and creations have drawn admiration from far beyond their San Francisco home base. Traveling all the way to Sugarloaf Craft Festivals on the Eastern seaboard, the Havets offer a unique cultural presence at any show. Try on their fine metal jewelry and feel the magic for yourself!
Billy Healy / Healy Glass Artistry
glass / etched
Hometown: Bethlehem, PA
Over twenty years ago, a young Billy Healy, Jr. left his home in Waterford, Ireland destined for America. He was set to join his father in forging a new path in the American crystal market in Flemington, NJ. Healy soon forged that path and after 17 years of glass carving, engraving, restoration, and design, he was awarded his Master of the Crystal Craft status.
In 2009, Billy and his wife Nichole founded Healy Glass Artistry, and today Healy Glass is blazing a trail as one of the foremost designers in the Celtic Arts Market. The mission of Healy Glass Artistry is to foster the traditional craft of glass and crystal artistry in the United States, and to bring an appreciation of the craft to a new generation. Together, they design and create stemware and barware, family crests, home décor, artwork, ornaments and plenty more, while always honoring the centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship.
Healy’s deep interest in the rich history and beauty of the Celtic Isles led him to follow his passions in creating the Healy Signature Collection, his new line of contemporary glass work featuring images and symbolism from Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
misc / brooms
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
Edward Heller / Chocolate Moonshine
Hometown: Potomac, MD
You don’t need any special reason to treat yourself to the decadent sweets from Edward Heller’s Chocolate Moonshine. This company offers a variety of chocolate goods made with delicious, high-quality ingredients and fun flavor combinations. Each of their chocolate bars is made with French and Belgian Chocolate, organic pure can sugar and fresh cream. Some are also infused with a kick of liquor in the form of bourbon, whiskey, champagne or rum. From there, these sweets are painted by hand with French cocoa butter to add an artistic touch.
In addition to Heller’s popular chocolate bars, Chocolate Moonshine also creates a variety of chocolate truffles and chocolate fudge. The smooth and creamy texture of each dessert is made even more delicious thanks to the pure, organic ingredients and beautiful appearance of each piece. Meet Heller and see a full line-up of delicious Chocolate Moonshine treats at upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festivals.
Houston Hill / Fallingwood Studio
wood / wood turning
Hometown: Sussex, NJ
When looking at a piece from Houston Hill, it is easy to see how his artwork could find a place in any home in the country. Hill uses classic woodturning methods combined with a modern flare to create stylish and elegant candle holders. He uses several layers of plywood stacked on top of one another to create a perfect accent piece of any table or mantle.
The candle holders include bold cutaways that give the piece that extra little bit of polish. These pieces can find a home in many places, whether it be as a decorate piece of a living room or a bedroom or for a functional candleholder in the bath.
Hill is one of the many artisans showing their work at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Come to an upcoming festival and hear about his woodworking process, where he finds inspiration and what pieces he plans to work on next.
Jacob Hodsdon & Lisa Holt-Hodsdon
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Felicia Holmes / Palmer House Art
Hometown: York, PA
Cathy Holt / Claymonster Pottery
pottery & ceramics
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
If you’re looking for a way to put the “fun” in “functional stoneware”, then you need to check out Claymonster Pottery. Cathy Audette Holt and Richard Holt have been making pottery with personality since 1998, molding and painting whimsical designs into clay mugs, teapots, plates, bowls and more. As the name suggests their monster vessels are their best known, with three-dimensional creatures furrowing their brow or staring expectantly from the side of your mug or cookie jar – or maybe even peeking out from the lip.
These creature features are always endearing and will brighten up any countertop or dining room table. But don’t let the bulging eyes fool you – Cathy and Richard are expert craftsmen, and teach ceramics at the Columbia Arts Center and Towson University, respectively, when not working on their latest creations. Their more traditional designs are a sight to behold as well, with unique textures and patterns that add character to your home. Check out some of their incredible work online, and then see it in person at the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!
Maria Holt / Maria Holt Designs
misc / mixed media
Hometown: Sheffield, MA
Australian-born Maria Holt creates mixed-media art that’s perfect for the lover of rustic goods. Although she hails from across the globe, this decoupage artist crafts with a distinctly American and European spirit. She hand-selects some of the most beautiful and interesting papers to create stunning yet practical home accents, including decoupage tissue holders, boxes, wastebaskets and more. Her paper-covered goods would make any space a bit homier!
All of Holt’s pieces are crafted from her 1835 Sheffield, Mass. farmhouse, where she surrounds herself with plenty of pets and books. Her art is very much inspired by the Northeast and the surrounding beauty of the Berkshires, and it fits in well in country and rustic spaces. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is happy to host Maria Holt Designs at some of our upcoming juried art and craft shows. Make sure to check the schedule and artist lineup to see her work first-hand.
Elwood Huff / The Stained Glassery
Hometown: Dansville, NY