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Marci Eberhardt-Yocum / Gallery Marci

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Lebanon, PA

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Isabelle Ecker / Isabelle Ecker Jewelry

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Ambler, PA

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Joan Ecker / Fat Hat Clothing Company

textiles & fashion design / clothing

Hometown: Quechee, VT

Artist Website

Joan Ecker designs comfortable clothing for women of all ages and sizes. She started her business in response to her own difficulty finding a style of clothing she liked and felt comfortable in. She realized many women find it hard to feel comfortable in mass produced clothing. She made it her mission to make clothes that make you feel great just as you are.

She now has a complete line of women’s apparel that combines fashionable design with a relaxed attitude and comfortable fit.

She started her company on a shoestring budget as a desperate single mom with two small children in 1979. Her very first clothing item was a ‘shape-able, drape-able hat’ which her mother promptly dubbed ‘the Fat Hat’. To this day many people know Joan Ecker as the Fat Hat lady.

After her mother passed away from lung cancer, Fat Hat Clothing Co. began giving away hats to chemo patients all over the country.

Chester Eddington III

Photography

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Evy Edelman / Designs by Evy

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Great Neck, NY

Artist Website

Evy Edelman found her college jewelry making classes too primitive. It wasn’t until she found a teacher at the Cecilia Bowers Studio in Manhattan who taught the granulation method that she found her groove as an artist. She decided right away that she wanted to do modern granulation. Today she makes one of a kind 22K gold and silver rings, necklaces and pendants. She buys her pearls and stones from Hong Kong and Bangkok where she visits regularly through her work as a corporate travel agent.

Evy is happiest working outside her comfort zone and changes her style frequently as she gets bored.

She is driven by the desire to make jewelry designs she absolutely loves and hopes each piece finds its true owner who loves it as much as she does.

Check out her dazzling designs at any Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and see if there is something made just for you!

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Diane & Ed Kenny / Cloz's

textiles & fashion design / accessories

Hometown: Mountaindale, NY

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Robert Egee / Woodhall Turnings

Wood

Hometown: Dublin, PA

Artist Website

Robert Egee began woodworking as a teenager in junior high school and continued it as a hobby. When he became a homeowner, he was finally able to set up his own basement woodworking shop. He made furniture for many years before switching to vases and bowls for craft festivals. Most of his bowls are food safe and have a hard shell finish so they do not need to be re-oiled every few years.

He turns bowls from freshly cut walnut, maple, cherry, chestnut, ash, bigleaf maple and others. Customers like the color lines in bowls made from salted maple and from burls the most. When he’s lucky he gets wood from a local tree surgeon or from neighbors with downed trees. Occasionally customers at shows like Sugarloaf Crafts Festival have offered him extra wood!

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Hannah Ehlman / Hannah Jean Metalworks

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Frostburg, MD

Artist Website

Hannah Ehlman started showing her metal work at craft festivals while still a senior at Frostburg State University. After graduation in 2013, she took her business full time.

Working with bronze, copper and sterling, she uses blacksmithing techniques to forge and shape one of a kind jewelry pieces and sculpture. She loves the process of transforming thoughts and feelings into lines and shapes with metal.

Hannah appeared in Handmade Business Magazine as one of 30 under 30 rising stars in the world of handcrafting businesses. She lives and works in western Maryland where she is a member of the Spruce Forest Artisan Village. She is also a master artisan in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

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Russell Erickson / Erickson Studios

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Naperville, IL

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Lioubov Ermalova

Textiles / Accessories

Hometown: East Greenbush, NY

While growing up in Russia, Lioubov Ermalova learned hand knitting from her grandmother. However, even at a very young age, she longed to have her own knitting loom.

Today she makes women’s rayon and lace scarves on her a two hundred needle loom. She buys cotton, merino and silk yarn from Italian and U.S. suppliers. Her scarves are woven in a thin, airy weave that she loves.

She came to the United States in 2004 without knowing any English. When she started doing craft shows in 2009, she would have her teenage daughter with her to act as translator. The need to communicate with customers forced her to rapidly improve her English speaking skills.

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Jeff Nelson & Eric Erstling / Hudson River Inlay

wood / functional wood

Hometown: New Windsor, NY

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Paul Estler / Paul’s Specialties

wood / functional wood

Hometown: Huntington, WV

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Regina Ewer / Regina Marie Designs

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Schwenskville, PA

Artist Website

Regina Ewer didn’t always see herself as an artist and actually planned to go to school for business. But a chance connection with another jewelry maker led to a five year apprenticeship. When that business went under, she decided to learn how to run her own jewelry making business.

She derives inspiration for new designs while out hiking in wooded areas near her home and finds all kinds of leaded crystal and glass in a nearby creek. Pieces of Coke bottles and green wine bottles are favorite finds on these trips.

Regina loves hearing customers talk about their design ideas. She thinks her best work evolves from these conversations. At Sugarloaf Craft Festivals she will have a stash of unused precious and semi-precious stones for customers to pore over and incorporate into custom work. No idea is too unusual. She loves to explore uncharted territory.

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Uzoma Ezekwudo / Nnamdi Batik Art

textiles & fashion design / clothing

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC