Sculpture & Jewelry
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Lucile Martin / Lucile Martin Jewelry
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Reisterstown, MD
Since 1992, Lucile Martin has been designing fine silver and gold jewelry. She has taken an unconventional approach to traditional jewelry making techniques - establishing her own brand of design. Lucile embraces the natural imperfections of the gemstones and pearls she chooses to embellish the silver and gold foundation. Because of her unique style, each piece has a charming character that cannot be replicated. In 2009, Lucile Martin decided to become a traveling gallery and was welcomed into the Sugarloaf Craft Festival family.
Shandor Madjar / Madjar Designs
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
"Mechanical Wearable Works of Art"
Life as an artist isn't always easy. Early on, Shandor Madjar was faced with hardships in which many artists are familiar. Unsuccessful attempts at selling his work door to door led him to join the art festival circuit. Throughout the years, Shandor has flourished as a successful jewelry designer. His multi-dimensional talents can be seen through his wearable works of art. He fuses sculpture, metalsmithing, and mechanical engineering together to cleverly compose each piece of adornment.
Lynne Manning / Bartholomew's Brilliant Boxes
misc / mixed media
Hometown: Hull, MA
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
"Contemporary Heirloom Jewelry"
Using vibrant-hued glass to express her admiration of color, artist, Robin Markowitz, designs striking jewelry. Her style is contemporary yet classic - designed to be passed down to future generations. Robin has been hand making jewelry for over 25 years! Her dedication to the craft is inspirational!
Christie May / Deneaux Design
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
George McCoy / GRM Custom Leather Design & Repair
Hometown: Germantown, MD
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.
Roz Menton / Creative Southwest Designs
jewelry / gold & silver
Hometown: Nissequogue, NY
Roz Menton feels like the beauty of the Southwest truly runs in her genes. With a mother who is part Cherokee and a great, great grandfather who was a Cherokee faith healer, she feels absolutely inspired by the gorgeous artwork and cultural heritage of this region. She has turned that inspiration into a line of absolutely breathtaking Southwestern jewelry in her Creative Southwest Designs collection. Whether you’re searching for a unique necklace, a stunning bracelet or a precious pin, Menton’s jewelry collection is sure to have something that inspires you. In addition, she offers matching jewelry sets with Southwestern influence that make excellent gifts for a stylish loved one.
One of the things that truly sets the Creative Southwest Designs collection apart is that Menton uses only authentic, quality stones in her work, including turquoise, lapis and hematite. Visit a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival to see a wide variety of her work in person and meet the artist behind these beautiful Southwestern designs.
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
Jane Miller / Fresh as Paint
textiles & fashion design / clothing
Hometown: Chester, NJ
Jane Miller began the children's clothing line cleverly named after one of her great grandmother's favorite expressions - Fresh As Paint. Her intent was to design clothing for little ones that would grow with them, through the changing seasons. To accomplish this she uses comfortable yet durable fabrics and lots of elastic! Jane then dyes the garments with vibrant colors. Kiwi green, goldenrod, and periwinkle are a few of her favorites! She then paints delicate designs on each item to add an adorable finishing touch. Her children's clothing is so sought after that women started asking her to start a line for themselves. Lady Jane Designs was launched with the same comfort and durability standards in mind.
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
"Furniture that families want to gather around and pass down."
"Amish Fusion" is how woodworker and business owner, Paul Miller, describes his furniture. The combination of Amish craftsmanship and modern design make for a comfortable, trusted, beautiful product. Miller exclusively uses Appalachian hardwood, giving each piece of furniture a rustic finish. Dining sets are Oak Heritage Furniture's specialty, however any order can be customized and built for all rooms of the house.
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
"America's finest leather craftsmen"
Using American Top Grain Cowhide, Mark Mowen hand makes attractive leather goods including fashionable clutches and bags. Having over 45 years in the industry, Mowen has become an expert in leather working. His designs are classic, elegant, and functional. The cowhide used is drum-dyed without using a finish to provide a "melt in your hand" softness. The quality of materials combined with expertise craftsmanship guarantee a long lasting product.
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