Hometown: Orlando, FL
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Hometown: Crofton, MD
This former high school art teacher makes jewelry out of her home studio in Crofton, MD. Her designs are inspired by nature’s patterns which she observed growing up in rural Pennsylvania. She cherishes the slow paced aspect of handmade work and aspires to leave her unique imprint on every piece.
Amanda begins each piece by mixing and matching geometric shapes on paper. Once she has established the final design, she uses the Old World technique of lost wax casting which allows her to maintain the organic texture she desires.
She uses ethically-sourced metals such argentium silver, 14K gold vermeil and solid 14K gold. All items are nickel-free. She uses vermeil more than solid gold to ensure her jewelry is affordable. If requested, she can also melt down solid gold to create new jewelry pieces.
Her stunning one-of-a-kind designs have been featured in Washingtonian Magazine and several jewelry magazines. Meet her at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals and pick out (or design!) your perfect piece.
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.
Hometown: Portsmouth, NH
David Hallmark is a woodworker based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire who specializes in live edge wood art pieces. Operating under the name Imagination Counts, Hallmark creates each piece by hand in his own garage.
Hallmark got his start in woodworking by creating wooden game inventions, but when a piece of wood passed by his shop that was too beautiful to cut into pieces, he knew that he wanted to start preserving the natural shape of the wood. Today, he specializes in creating wooden tables, benches and other furniture pieces with the natural curvature of the log maintained on at least one side, which creates a functional table that brings the outdoors inside. Each piece is entirely unique because they are all created from unique pieces of wood, so you can be sure that anything you purchase from Imagination Counts or David Hallmark is truly one of a kind.
Hometown: East Aurora, NY
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.
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.
Hometown: Poquoson, VA
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
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!
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.
Hometown: Lebanon, PA
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.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Keith Hershberger is a potter based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania specializing in wood-fired ceramics made by hand, with care. He has been a working potter for more than 20 years, and his work is shown in galleries throughout the region.
Keith Hershberger says that the goal of his work is to bring people happiness and beauty in a fast-paced world. He chooses to work with wood-firing because it gives the ceramics a unique texture and appearance, building up ash on the exterior of each piece and leaving marks on the sides of the clay where the flames pass by. The result is a collection of mugs, bowls, bottles and vases featuring earthy, neutral colors and a different type of dinosaur on each piece.
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.
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Hometown: York, PA
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!
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.
Hometown: Marietta, PA
George’s Furniture, a second-generation family-owned business, is known for its handcrafted pieces. Based in Lancaster County, Pa., the business was founded by George Martin in 1970. His daughter Juanita and son-in-law Chris Horst now carry on the tradition of quality, artisan made furniture. The pieces are built to last – George’s doesn’t use particle board, pressed board, veneers or soft wood – which makes them a worthwhile, not to mention beautiful, investment for your home. Each piece is hand-signed by the craftsman who built it from start to finish. Designs are available in walnut, oak, cherry and hard maple, using an array of different-colored stains. Styles include mission, shaker, country and traditional, so you’re sure to find something that suits your taste. If you’re ever in the Lancaster area, you can tour their workshop and watch the furniture being made. Either way, make sure you check out their booth at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals so you can see their beautiful work for yourself.
Hometown: Dansville, NY
Hometown: Clermont, FL