Sculpture & Jewelry
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Lucile Martin / Lucile Martin Jewelry
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Reisterstown, Md.-based Lucile Martin has been designing fine jewelry since 1992, and carving out her reputation for fine-quality jewelry-making with Sugarloaf Craft Festivals along the way. What sets Lucile Martin jewelry apart is the maker’s unconventional approach — each piece of jewelry in her ever-evolving collection is a complete individual. Martin is known for embracing imperfections in gemstones and pearls but contrasting that with a decadent take on high-quality gold and silver finishes.
Lucile Martin fine jewelry is marked by a simple yet stylish signature, with a large selection of handmade gold and silver jewelry that celebrates the Earth. This beloved jewelry maker crafts her pieces from quality materials like 18-karat gold and oxidized sterling silver for a long-lasting finish. Pieces are celebrated for their sculptural, fluid shapes and individual details that make each a one-of-a-kind. All Lucile Martin jewelry is hand-fabricated in the artist’s Maryland studio. Make sure to visit an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival to see Martin’s creations up-close.
Shandor Madjar / Madjar Designs
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Hailing from Colorado Springs, Colo., Madjar Designs brings multi-dimensional gold and silver jewelry to the Sugarloaf experience. Founded by Shandor Madjar, Madjar Designs offers what the artist calls “dynamic designed multi-form jewelry.” Using only the finest sterling silver and semi-precious stones, Madjar’s work truly exemplifies artisan jewelry: every piece is a genuine one-of-a-kind and backed by a lifetime guarantee. Madjar’s work fuses the artist’s love and skill for sculpture, metalsmithing and mechanical engineering.
Madjar Designs offers rings, pendants, brooches, bracelets, chains, earrings and accessories made with quality and care in the artist’s Colorado Springs home studio. In addition to exquisite fashion pieces, Madjar Designs also offers a collection of kinetic jewelry, including truly impressive opening rings designed to bypass the knuckles, so they’re perfect for arthritic fingers. They also make motion jewelry, which features spinning components and interchangeable parts that bring soothing movement. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is pleased to host Shandor Madjar at various shows throughout the year.
Janet Mandel / Janet Mandel Art Studio
paintings, prints & fine art
Hometown: Kennedy, NY
Wildlife artist Janet Mandel draws inspiration for her unique animal sketches and photographs from the antics of her own animals. This Kennedy, NY-based fine artist works from the many reference photos she’s taken in the wild, whether it be at the zoo or in her own backyard. Her collection of animal-inspired artwork includes her Animal Mandala collection, featuring a series of acrylic paintings based on the mandala, an ancient technique involving repetitive design in a circular form. The result is a beautifully symmetrical piece that evokes contemplation.
Mandel is also revered for her collection of bird paintings and custom-made commissioned pet portraits. She often showcases a selection of original animal paintings at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals as well as archival, limited edition reproduction paintings that celebrate her unique work at a great price point. Stop by the Janet Mandel Fine Art booth at the next Sugarloaf event to find even more animal fine art, including framed reproductions, greeting cards and more by this popular artist. You’re sure to be captivated by each piece’s unique beauty.
Frank Maniscalco / Lilly's Allure
jewelry / other
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Women and men alike will love the hip vibe of Lilly’s Allure leather bracelets and accessories. Feeding off the creative energy born of an American fashionista and a Colombian earth mother, Frank Maniscalco designs and crafts each bracelet with a “one world” view that draws from the influence of Europe, South America and everywhere else he’s found illumination. With genuine American braided leather as a base, Frank adds an assortment of metal cuffs, clasps, beads and other flair that jazz up your bracelet.
In addition to wrist bracelets and ankle bracelets for both genders, Lilly’s Allure also produces boot cover and necklace collections with the same distinct warmth and personality. From charm double necklaces to sport bands, Frank knows exactly what people are looking for in their fashion accessories. Inspired by the rebel spirit of the 1960s, but with a modern sensibility, these natural leather creations are made for all times. Stop by the Lilly’s Allure booth at Sugarloaf and you’ll see why people around the country rave about their designs.
Lynne Manning / Bartholomew's Brilliant Boxes
misc / mixed media
Hometown: Hull, MA
The past meets the future in the astounding lamps and clocks produced by Bartholomew’s Brilliant Boxes. Lynne Manning, along with Bart, spends their days combing through auctions, flea markets, junkshops, attics and basements searching for vintage trinkets that no one would ever think to repurpose into a desk light or time piece. And then she does just that, repurposing old motors and gears, toys, tools and anything else the can find into unique boxes and lights that put the fun back in functional.
Lynne is inspired by steampunk and industrial aesthetic, using antique parts that come together into modern utilities. While Bart supplies the technical know-how that makes these functional decorations actually function, Lynne supplies the creative vision, thinking outside the box (pun intended) to realize the whimsy behind each piece. Ever seen a desk lamp made from an old rotary phone or tea kettle? How about a clock topped by a human skull wearing aviation goggles? You can purchase things like these and much, much more wherever you find the Bartholomew’s Brilliant Boxes booth at a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Caroline Manzo / Manzo'd with Children
Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Though she’s recently started a fast-growing homemade soap business, most people know of Caroline Manzo as one of the famous “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” As a result of her popularity on that reality program, she now has her own Bravo show called “Manzo’d With Children” that details the daily ins and outs of being the matriarch of a loving, loyal and sometimes unpredictable Italian family.
She’s come to be known as a relatable wife and mother on TV, but Manzo’s talents extend far beyond her own household. Today, her online shop, Friendly Monkey Soap Company, is attracting new fans from around the world. Her artistic forays have even been featured on “Manzo’d With Children” in Season 3 Episode 4: Crafts Sales and Orgy Tales, where she first debuts her soaps at New Jersey’s Sugarloaf Craft Festival. Manzo continues to feature her soaps and bath bombs at other Sugarloaf art shows, and her products can be found on Instagram @friendlymonkeysoapco.
MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN
Season 3 | AIR DATE: Sep 25 9/8c
While Caroline and Lauren stay home in Jersey to focus on business, the Manzo men and Vito meet up with Greg Bennett for some boys bonding in Las Vegas. Caroline's nerves are on edge as she takes her soap-making hobby to the major leagues at NJ's Sugarloaf Craft Festival, where she quickly realizes that she is in way over her head. Meanwhile, an angry Lauren stews over frustrations about Vito leaving town during an important time for her. Finally, Chris and Albie both find themselves in sexy situations that have the entire group gasping in disbelief.
Robin Markowitz / SDJ Designs by Robin Markowitz
jewelry / glass
Hometown: Rockville, MD
SDJ Designs by Robin Markowitz brings a unique selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry to Sugarloaf. This Rockville, MD jewelry-maker uses vibrant kiln-fired glass complemented by sterling silver, gemstones and pearls to create striking charms, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings that are ideal for casual and formal wear. Markowitz offers a wide range of unique color and texture combinations to complement a variety of styles, from contemporary to traditional. SDJ Designs jewelry is crafted with care in Markowitz’s Rockville studio.
Markowitz has been crafting handmade jewelry for over 25 years. This inspirational maker credits her fascination with color and detail for her success. The resulting work is a collection of mixed-media jewelry that’s textured and unique, and each piece is a 100 percent one-of-a-kind. Every heirloom-quality piece is designed to be passed down from one generation to the next. Stop by an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival and check Markowitz’s schedule to buy SDJ Designs jewelry to add to your collection.
Tafadzwa Matinenga / DomboArt
Sculpture & Collectibles
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Christie May / Deneaux Design
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Jewelry maker Christie May is the mastermind behind the beautiful and exquisite works of art under the Deneaux Design name. Based in Palm Beach, Fla., Christie May continues to shake up the fine art jewelry world with exquisite, hand-crafted necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and more. Deneaux Design jewelry is crafted from quality gold and silver and finished with semi-precious stones and other materials for an elegant and unique look.
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals proudly hosts Christie May and Deneaux Design at some of our annual festivals, and we welcome you to come see, feel and purchase this one-of-a-kind jewelry at an upcoming Sugarloaf event. Explore our complete collection of featured jewelry artists to see more fine-quality, maker-made jewelry for sale at our juried art and craft shows. We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll wear and cherish forever at Sugarloaf.
David Maynard / La Shot Photography
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
David of Maynard of La Shot Photography's workshop is quite large. He considers the world his workspace, and many of his photos are a result of his travels with his family. There is something for everyone who loves nature and landscapes. His photos include cottages in the English countryside, mountains in the Adirondacks, close-ups of spring florals and the changing colors of fall.
Maynard spends time in his darkroom to print every image with meticulous care, to be sure each one matches his original vision. Each print is signed by the photographer. Each photograph is then dry mounted and double or triple matted framed in scoop wood frames. La Shot Photography also prints images on canvas with archival inks, with a UV protective coating applied to maintain images without fading. Photographs in the La Shot Photography collection are taken with an eye toward capturing a scene in that perfect moment with lighting focus. The eye of the photographer offers a look at some quaint scenes that make great wall pieces for your home or office.
George McCoy / GRM Custom Leather Design & Repair
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Brooks McCutchen / Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Farm
Hometown: Charlemont, MA
Brooks McCutchen is always excited to offer the finest real maple syrup straight from the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. Working from the family farm, Brooks handcrafts every bottle of syrup, from trekking out to tap maple trees in deep snow to packaging the final product in a glass bottle for your pantry. Every syrup from Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Farm is “single-crop, single-batch”, with each new batch truly original from the one before or after. As such, their inventory is always changing depending on what the maples have in store.
From the confectionary taste and smooth finish of light golden amber to the stout, full-bodied bite of black amber, Brooks has something for every sweet tooth. The character of the sap is constantly changing from season to season, and his syrups embrace this variance in every unique batch. Pick up a bottle of your favorite amber color at the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, or get a sampler pack to try out everything they have to offer. Pancakes will never have been as much of a delicacy as when they’re covered in Sweet Gold.
Merlys McGraw / The Merlys Collection, LLC
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Roswell, GA
Looking for a new and innovative way to accessorize? Merlys McGraw has you covered with her unique designs from The Merlys Collection. The idea of glammed up ears is a trendy new way to wear jewelry, but few people are interested in adding lots of painful piercings in order to achieve the look. Fortunately, The Merlys Collection features a number of beautiful and ornate earring designs that wind up the side of the ear from a single piercing in the earlobe. It’s even more gorgeous than an ear cuff and so much more comfortable to wear. Best of all, each style features some combination of gorgeous elements, including yellow gold, silver, natural stones, crystals or pearls.
Inspired by the sighting of a shooting star across the South American sky, The Merlys Collection blend McGraw’s love for handmade native art and innovative technology. A wide variety of her designs can be viewed at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, and customers will also have the chance to talk with McGraw about her artwork and the potential to create custom designs.
Melanie McKenney / Vegetabowls
pottery & ceramics
Hometown: Grand Island, NY
Nature is the true inspiration behind Melanie McKenney’s unique Vegetabowls. Each of these earthenware bowls is slip-cast from a mold made from a real vegetable or fruit. This allows the unique and organic features of the food to translate through to each piece. Whether you want a bowl inspired by watermelon, pineapple, squash, cantaloupe, pumpkin, onion, lime, tomato or another tasty treat, McKenney has come up with a wide range of gorgeous designs that feature those perfectly imperfect and undeniably natural shapes produced by your favorite produce.
Vegetabowls are painted by hand using non-toxic, food-safe glazes that reflect the vibrant colors used to replicate actual produce. The fact that these bowls resemble real fruit and veggies make them extra fun to use for serving meals and hosting dinner parties. See the full Vegetabowls collection and get a chance to meet the artist by attending a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Charity Mendoza / Fire Gypsy
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Fata Mensah / Fas Marketplace
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Roz Menton / Creative Southwest Designs
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Nissequogue, NY
The southwest provides inspiration for beautiful works of art, but for Roz Menton it is a way to express her heritage. With a mother that was part Cherokee and a great-great grandfather that was a Cherokee faith healer, Menton has the spirit of the southwest flowing in her veins. That serves as the inspiration for her Creative Southwestern Designs collection.
Menton puts her own spin on southwestern jewelry, creating necklaces, bracelets and pins that embody the southwest. While she has lived many places, Menton says Albuquerque was her favorite spot, something she tries to include in her designs. As such, Menton only uses authentic stones in her work, including turquoise, lapis and hematite. "I try to carry unique, one-of-a-kind items, in a wide price range,” she says.
Visit a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival to see a wide variety of her work in person and meet the artist behind these designs. Menton can share with you the stories behind each design, letting you know why each one is special.
David Meshberg / In the Dark with Dave
Hometown: Danielson, CT
Matthew Messenger / Twisted Wire Artisans, LLC
Joan Michlin / The Joan Michlin Collection
Patricia Mika / Treadled Threads
textiles & fashion design / weaving & knitting
Hometown: Center Harbor, NH
Callie Miller / Q. Miller Handmade Jewelry
jewelry / non precious
Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Q. Miller Handmade Jewelry is testament to the fact that Sugarloaf Craft Festivals truly draw artists from far and wide. Based in Bozeman, Mont., Q. Miller jewelry was founded by designer and artist Marcia Q. Miller but is now primarily operated by Marcia’s daughter Callie Miller. Q. Miller designs are known for their primitive aesthetic and are inspired by the shapes and imagery that pre-dated modern language and text. Because of this, all Q. Miller pieces have a distinctly down-to-earth and rustic feel.
Family-owned Q. Miller Handmade Jewelry primarily works in mixed metals, soldering shaped red brass, sterling and copper wire onto sheet pewter, and then hand-stamping the surface with small symbols. The pieces are then polished to a high gloss and embellished with semi-precious stones, glass and metal beads. You can view Q. Miller jewelry, brooches, hair pieces, cufflinks, and belt buckles at an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Make sure to check out our schedule to plan your next trip to Sugarloaf!
Jane Miller / Fresh as Paint
textiles & fashion design / clothing
Hometown: Chester, NJ
Women and children alike will love the comfort and durability of Jane Miller’s handmade casual clothing. Jane established her children’s clothing line more than 30 years ago, fueled by her own creativity and applying the lessons learned as she raised two children of her own. Named after an old expression of her great grandmother, Fresh as Paint sweatshirts, baby sacs, dresses and other items are made from 100% cotton and are designed to grow with your child. With hand-dyed colors such as kiwi green, raspberry and periwinkle, plus hand-painted decorations that add a cute touch, this clothing more than lives up to its name.
Eventually her children’s clothing became so popular that adult women began asking for their own clothing line. To meet this demand, Lady Jane Designs was born, creating jackets, shirts, pants and more that follow the same quality standards while using fun and colorful fabrics that add style to any woman’s wardrobe. Find Jane at any of our fabulous Sugarloaf craft shows and experience her soft, long-lasting apparel for yourself.
Nanako Miller / Nanako, Inc.
textiles & fashion design / clothing
Hometown: New York, NY
Ask any fashionable New Yorker and they’ll tell you that one of the hottest local designers is Nanako Miller. With her aptly named lined of clothing, Nanako, this designer has come up with a range of beautiful, minimalist pieces for fashionable women everywhere. You can look just as style-savvy as a hip NYC native when you wear any of these elegant pieces from Nanako. Whether it’s a structured jacket or a chic layered top, Nanako’s clothing options are all designed with fashion and function in mind. These pieces are carefully crafted from high-quality materials to create comfortable, effortless wardrobe staples you’ll find yourself wanting to wear again and again.
Find the perfect Nanako piece to add to your personal collection at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. You’ll also find that these beautifully made clothing items make excellent gifts for your fashion-forward loves ones. Attending one of our Sugarloaf art fairs gives you the chance to meet Nanako Miller, the artist behind this distinctive fashion line.
Paul Miller / Irma and Paul's Designs
wood / functional wood
Hometown: Brockway, PA
One of the most interesting parts of Sugarloaf Craft Festivals is seeing how artists like Paul Miller blend different styles. A woodworker, Miller creates beautiful furniture in a style he has dubbed “Amish Fusion.”
As its name suggests, Miller’s style takes the techniques used in Amish furniture making and blends them with other techniques. The end result is a beautiful and unique product that shows Miller’s ingenuity and craftsmanship. Miller exclusively uses Appalachian hardwood, which gives each piece of furniture a rustic finish that adds beauty to any home.
Miller specializes in full dining sets. Since every dining room is different, Miller can customize any order to fit any size room. He creates furniture that families want to gather around and then pass down to the next generation.
Find Miller’s excellent work at the next Sugarloaf Craft Festival where he and other artisans can tell you the inspiration behind their work.
Bob & Jeannie Moore / Bittersweet Herb Farm
Hometown: Ringgold, VA
Lucy Moore / Lucy's Toys
textiles & soft sculpture / toys
Hometown: Anniston, AL
Luxurious man-made fur products the entire family can enjoy!
What once started as a handmade children's toy business, quickly evolved into something much greater... In 1967, school teacher, Lucy Moore, began sewing toys and puppets using man-made fur. She then turned her hobby into a business and started hand producing a wider variety of items including blankets and clothing. Nearly 50 years later, Lucy is still sewing away! She has won many awards from the best art and craft festivals across the nation for quality and creativity. All of Lucy's Toys are easy to care for and can be machine washed.
Tanya Moore / Art By T.
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
David Morrison / Dave's Woodcraft
wood / wood boxes
Hometown: Concord, NH
Karen Mosholder / Bumbleberry Farms LLC
Hometown: Cheswick, PA
Karen Mosholder’s Bumbleberry Farms isn’t your average farm. It’s a buzzing bee farm located in the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountains, and it’s the source of some supremely delicious honey creams available at Sugarloaf Craft festivals. This unique spread tastes delicious with just about anything, whether it’s a spread on a freshly baked biscuit or a sweet glaze for fish or poultry. Plus, these tasty honey creams come in a variety of flavors, like sea salt caramel, spiced chocolate and maple syrup, giving you even more flavor variety when it comes to this specialty food.
Bumbleberry Farms takes great care to ensure the health of the bees they source their honey from as well as the inclusion of only high-quality, clean ingredients in their foods. You’ll appreciate that respect for nature and quality with every bite of their tasty honey spreads. Check out Bumbleberry Farms and meet Mosholder at an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival.
Mark Moss / Seven Barrels
Mark Mowen / Mowen Leather Designs
Hometown: Copley, OH
Fine leather goods is an understatement when describing Mark Mowen's Mowen Leather Designs. The craftsman offers a full line of leather goods that includes fashionable clutches and handbags that melt like butter. Mowen creates each piece using top grain cowhide that he processes using a drum-dyed technique to distribute the colored dyes without using a finish. This process provides a supple "melt in your hand" softness that only gets better as the leather gets more use.
Mowen has developed his unique hand to leather goods, which has further entrenched him as an expert in leather working. The quality of the materials he chooses to work with combined with his expert craftsmanship guarantees a long-lasting product you will appreciate for years.
Emily Mulkeen / Twin Fish Pottery
Hometown: Manasquan, NJ
When you view the pieces from Twin Fish Pottery by Emily Mulkeen, you’ll instantly understand why this artist says that her key inspiration is the ocean. According to Mulkeen:
"I am deeply inspired by the beauty and power of the ocean and all of the creatures that thrive in its ecosystem. I treasure the time I get to spend gathering with my family and friends at this special place all summer long. I strive to create pieces that bring people together to enjoy the good times and bring a touch of the shore into every home."
With her home base in Manasquan, New Jersey, Mulkeen gets plenty of exposure to her main source of inspiration. The pottery she creates has those enchanting and mysterious rhythms of the ocean incorporated into each piece. Whether it’s an adorable succulent planter or an elegant fruit bowl to display on your dining room table, you’ll love that each of these handcrafted pottery pieces is unique and distinctive. See a wide range of Mulkeen’s mugs, cups, bowls and planters and meet the artist by checking out Twin Fish Pottery at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.
Tamorah Murray / Sinfully Delicious Gourmet Pastries
Hometown: Brookhaven, PA
Mylynne, Cyndi / Double Vision Studio
Hometown: Palmyra, VA