Joe Ladendorf / Joe Ladendorf Photography

Photography

Hometown: Lowell, IN

Artist Website

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Douglas Lake / Burniture

Wood/Functional Wood

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Artist Website

Christopher Lambert / CRL Pursuit

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Marshall, VA

Artist Website

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Ira & Sue Lances / Handmade Chenille

textiles & fashion design / clothing

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Artist Website

Ira and Sue Lances are a big-city couple with a down-to-earth spirit. Based in Staten Island, this dynamic duo makes exquisite hand-crafted chenille goods, including their signature chenille tassel jackets, boleros, shawls and tunics. The couple began crafting wearables back in 1980, but soon discovered that their textile work was popular among the arts and crafts community. Each fine art textile work made by Ira and Sue Lances is a 100 percent one-of-a-kind. And the pieces aren’t just beautiful, they’re also practical. Each garment is machine washable and dryable.

Many of the Lances’ pieces are crafted using a unique handmade chenille technique featuring four layers of nylon fabric that has been stitched together. The artists then cut through three of the layers, leaving one layer as the lining. The Lances also specialize in crafting lace chenille, which is created using a specialized process using recycled fabrics. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind chenille apparel, the Lances’ artist-made creations are sure to draw you in. Sugarloaf Crafts is proud to host the Lances at various festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

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Sherry Lane / Sherry Lane Jewelry

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

Artist Website

Kristen Langelier / My Urban Poncho

Clothing / SILK

Hometown: Park City, UT

Artist Website

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Thomas Laraia / Tommy Conch Designs

jewelry / glass

Hometown: Milford, CT

Artist Website

Add an unexpected element to any outfit with these beautiful jewelry pieces by Tommy Conch Designs. Crafted with care by Thomas Laraia, who is based out of Milford, Connecticut, Tommy Conch Designs jewelry is made with a unique blend of materials, colors and textures. Many of the elements found in his jewelry designs are actually reused or repurposed to create something quite beautiful and eye-catching. The result is a line of jewelry that mixes modern and vintage elements seamlessly for truly one-of-a-kind pieces that can complement just about any wardrobe.

Laraia crafts a wide range of pieces for Tommy Conch Designs, including bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings. Each piece has its own story to tell based on the found items it’s made from, which is why seeing Tommy Conch Designs at a Sugarloaf Craft Festival is so special. You’ll get to meet Laraia and learn the unique history behind each piece, which lends even more meaning to the ones you decide to add to your personal jewelry collection.

Julianne Lardass / Julianne’s Rethreads

Textiles / Clothing

Hometown: Orville, OH

 

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Yousung Largent / Yousung Choi Fine Art Pottery

pottery & ceramics

Hometown: Round Hill, VA

 

Aaron Laux / AaronLauxDesign

Wood Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Madison, WI

Artist Website

 

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Maureen Lavorgne / The Ram's Horn Connection

misc / mixed media

Hometown: Midway, PA

For nearly 30 years, Maureen Lavorgne has designed adorable animal ornaments handmade from felted wool and other mixed media. Her whimsical creations, which include fully dressed snowmen, families of sheep and other farm animals, candy cane pigs and much, much more, include even the smallest details. From hair ribbons and rosy cheeks to whiskers and floppy ears, she pays attention to each and every feature. Her figures make beautiful Christmas tree ornaments, but also look great displayed on a shelf year-round. Based in Midway, Pa., Maureen, her sister, Madeline and her two daughters, Kristen and Meghan, handmake their collection of felted wool ornaments, a tradition started by Maureen’s mother, Eveylyn Roberts. In addition to the cute animals and snowmen, they create ornaments for special occasions like weddings and christenings, holiday-themed items like witches and jack-o-lanterns and, for the kids, gnomes and dinosaurs. Maureen offers more than 500 designs to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect one (or two, or three) for you.

Pamela LeBlanc / Old Bagzz

Textiles / Fabric Bags

Hometown: Kennebunkport, ME

Artist Website

J.R. Ledman / Rust2Relics

Wood - Mixed Media

Hometown: Leonardtown, MD

Artist Website

Thomas LeGault

Fine Arts

Hometown: Plymouth, MI

Artist Website

 

Sandy Lehman / Small Wonder

Pottery, Sculpture

Hometown: Melbourne Beach, FL

For those who are fan of small creatures with big personalities, be sure to check out Small Wonder at the next Sugarloaf Craft Festival. Designed by Sandy Lehman, this fun collection of hand-formed clay sculptures features a variety of animal designs that are sure to put a smile on your face. Whether it’s a sneaky little lizard, a charming frog or a curious turtle, Lehman’s Small Wonder sculptures make delightful additions to any home. Use them to add a pop of color and personality in any corner of your kitchen, living room, bedroom or bathroom.

Another reason that Lehman continues to be a popular Sugarloaf artist exhibitor is that her Small Wonder Sculptures make wonderful gifts for loved ones at any age. Whether it’s a fun present for a frog-obsessed kiddo or a beautiful lizard figurine to decorate a desert home, the options for these carefully crafted clay sculptures are endless. Add a Small Wonder to your personal collection by visiting Lehman at the next Sugarloaf event.

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Julie Leininger / Saratoga Jewels

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Midway, PA

Artist Website

Alexa Lemley & Samantha Aulick / 240Sweet Gourmet Marshmallows

Specialty Food

Hometown: Columbus, IN

Artist Website

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Margaret Lent / Margaret Lent Handwovens

textiles & fashion design / weaving & knitting

Hometown: Buchanan, NY

Artist Website

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Jonathan Leon / Lolipop Glass

glass / other

Hometown: Quebec, CAN

Artist Website

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Mark & Jessica Leonard / Ithaca Sheepskin

leather / sheepskin

Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Artist Website

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Shawn&Ann Lester / Lightwing Designs

jewelry / glass

Hometown: Plainfield, VT

Add the finest in handcrafted jewelry to your collection with pieces from Lightwing Designs! Vermonters Ann and Shawn Lester went from craftspeople to innovators in 1975, as they began searching for a way to merge Ann’s stained glass skills with Shawn’s metalsmithing ability. After three years of experimenting, they broke through with a new jewelry-making technique, where they added a sterling silver overlay to stained glass jewelryThey have been producing these pieces to national acclaim ever since.

Ann’s translucent glass designs serve as the base, with themes ranging from Victoriana to sci-fi. From there, Shawn hand cuts and crafts each silver overlay, conceiving a brilliant encasement that enhances each piece. With jewelry of all shapes and sizes featuring reversible pieces, kaleidoscope pieces and more, you can feel the magic in each one. Lightwing Designs has been on display in numerous exhibitions, including the Smithsonian’s prestigious Renwick Gallery, and you can find them for yourself at a Sugarloaf Craft Festival this season!

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Melissa Lettick / The Herb Lady

POTPOURRI

Hometown: Shepherdstown, WV

Artist Website

 

 

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Tracy Levesque / Tracy Levesque Fine Art

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Lowell, MA

Artist Website

Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, Tracy Levesque is surrounded by plenty of beautiful natural features to inspire her gorgeous paintings and prints. This artist, vegan and nature enthusiast creates some of the most inspiring works we’ve seen at our Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Her chromatic paintings blend realistic and symbolic elements to create unique twists on natural features. Every texture, color and shape seems to come alive in her vibrant and detailed paintings. As Levesque describes it, her work is “like looking through a stained-glass window into a fairy tale world that pulls you out of time and into a magical world filled with imagination.”

If you’re inspired by the beautiful paintings and prints available from Tracy Levesque Fine Art, be sure to attend an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival. These events give you the opportunity to see a range of Levesque’s gorgeous work up close and discuss the inspiration behind each painting with the artist herself.

Henry Levine / Thorn Ridge Studios

Blown Glass

Hometown: Albany, OH

Solomon Levine / Nature's Images by Sol

photography

Hometown: 

Artist Website

 

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Richard Levitt / Mr. Blockhead, Inc.

misc / mixed media

Hometown: Northwales, PA

A simple block goes a long way in the hands of Mr. Blockhead. Known to some humans as Richard Levitt, Mr. Blockhead spends his time in North Wales, PA creating home accessories such as tissue boxes, storage boxes, jewelry boxes and any other box you can think of – because what else would someone named Mr. Blockhead do? Using finely textured materials and lively designs such as palm trees, his creations are anything but blocky. Well, they are in the shape of blocks, but he’s sure you know what he means.

Some may think there’s only so much you can do with a block. If you’re one of those people, Mr. Blockhead invites you – and any other people, really – to come say hello at his Sugarloaf Craft Festivals booth. He’s eager to demonstrate his handcrafted boxes and show you what they do. Perhaps he can even pressure you into buying one of them while you’re there. After all, he wouldn’t want you to be a blockhead – that’s his job.

 

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Barbie Levy Jewelry Design, Inc.

Gold & Silver Jewelry

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

Artist Website

 

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Kathrine Lewis / Kate Laine Jewelry

jewelry / other

Hometown: West Nyack, NY

Ever since 2004, Katharine Lewis and Kate Laine Jewelry have been creating the finest handmade jewelry on the western bank of the Hudson River. Located in West Nyack – just outside of New York City – Katharine uses only the best metals and semi-precious stones in her necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. Her work is influenced by the stylings of ocean shabby chic, using marine-inspired colors and designs to create a well-loved look.

Katharine begins with 14-karat gold or sterling silver as a base metal, with accenting available in copper bronze and gunmetal. From there, pearl shapes frequently take center stage with the use of keishi, Biwa and coin, and she also incorporates stones such as Balinese shells, mabe pearls and labradorite gemstones. Recent additions such as hand-stamping add even more flair to this stunning jewelry that can be worn any time of year. Accessorize at the height of fashion with the help of sparkles and seashells when you add Katharine’s creations to your collection.

 

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Tim Lewis / Cove Point Winery

specialty foods

Hometown: Lusby, MD

Artist Website

 

Lisa Liebetrau / Ufhoven Fleece Hats

textiles & fashion design / accessories

Hometown:

Artist Website

Three years ago, Lisa Liebetrau, the creative force behind Ufhoven Fleece Hats, began selling her adorable children’s hats. Lisa designs animal-inspired hats – such as bears, puppies and kittens – that wrap around your child’s ears, keeping them warm and toasty throughout the chilly winter months. She also makes adult hats so Mom and Dad won’t feel left out. Lisa’s hats are handmade right here in the United States using anti-pill fleece so you can enjoy them for years. 

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Travis Lindenbaum / Steven * David Jewelry

jewelry

Hometown:

Artist Website

 

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Kathy Litchfield / Firecrow Creations

Handwoven accessories & Home Textiles

Hometown: Gill, MA

Artist Website

When it comes to feeling cozy, don’t feel like you have to sacrifice on style. Kathy Litchfield’s Firecrow Creations is a wonderful resource for a brilliantly colored, handwoven scarf or shawl that feels warm and inviting as well as elegant and stylish. Each of these beautiful accessories is made completely by hand and features vibrant colors. Whether it’s made with lightweight rayon or loosely woven mohair, these scarves and shawls are sure to keep you warm while adding a colorful accent to your ensemble.

Litchfield’s Firecrow Creations also makes it possible to add that cozy, colorful vibe to your own home. Check out her collection of luxuriously soft chenille wraps and throws to add a welcoming and wonderfully stylish touch to any room. Each of these handmade pieces is woven on Litchfield’s eight-harness, cherry Norwood loom. They make excellent purchases to treat yourself as well as thoughtful gifts for loved ones. You can catch Litchfield’s Firecrow Creations at an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival.

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Zenia Lis / Zenia Lis Jewelry

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Boardview Heights, OH

Artist Website

 

Dennis Wolk & Joanne Litz / Steel Pony

textiles & fashion design / clothing

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Artist Website

 

Wilma Little / Heavens Gate Gourmet Coffee Shoppe

Specialty Food

Hometown: Stafford, VA

Artist Website

 

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Smadar Livne / Livne Fine Art Studio

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Owings Mills, MD

Artist Website

Smadar Livne is an Israel-born fine artist producing exquisite multi-medium works that portray scenes from her life and learnings. Using fabric, paper, acrylic paint and other materials, Livne produces colorful works of art from her Owings Mills, Md. studio. She studied at Haifa University in Israel and has degrees in fine art, architecture and literature, all of which inspire the work that makes its way onto her canvases. Livne creates exceptional paintings, prints and fine art that are highly coveted among collectors and art enthusiasts.

Livne continued her education in philosophy at Baltimore Hebrew University, so it comes as no surprise that much of her work contains abstract philosophical observations. You’ll also find short stories and poems housed within some of Livne’s colorful, vibrant paintings and prints. Collage-inspired artwork means a tactile, multi-level experience that you’ll want to touch and admire. To experience Smadar Livne in real life and to find a stunning piece of artwork for your home, make sure to stop by her booth at an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival

Maria Livrone & Bill Zack / Whimsy & The Welder

Fused Glass

Hometown: Plains, PA

Artist Website

 

Tracy Lizotte / Tracy Lizotte Studios

Fine Arts

Hometown: Acton, ME

Artist Website

 

Terry Lo / Terry's Boutique

textiles & fashion design / accessories

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ

Terry Lo began knitting scarves for herself and her daughters as a hobby. It wasn’t long before people started asking her where she bought her scarves. When they found out she made them herself, they offered to purchase them. What started as a hobby more than 10 years ago has turned into a profitable, and exciting, family business. Terry and her husband operate Terry’s Boutique Scarves out of their Monmouth County, N.J., home where Terry designs and knits her popular accessories. Using a variety of colors and fabrics, Terry creates stunning scarves that keep her clients coming back for more, whether they’re shopping for themselves or for gifts. She takes pride in her eye for color and can customize a scarf to meet any size or shade. Her scarves are all washable and allergen free. Stop by and see the array of colors and styles and let Terry show you the different ways you can wear her fashionable scarves.

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London, Ellen / Firefly Designs Africia • Asia

Handcrafted designer clothing

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Artist Website

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Sharon London & Carl Mateo / Sharon London Designs

Handcrafted designer clothing

Hometown: Saugerties, NY

Artist Website

Day-to-evening fashion is Sharon Broit’s and Carl Mateo’s passion. Both textile artists draw deep inspiration from their painting backgrounds, taking careful note to mind color, line, movement and light as they create unique, wearable works of art. Sharon London Designs’ made-to-order wearable tableaux are crafted out of eco-conscious, high-end fabrics, making for some truly special pieces.

The pair met “while immersed post punk Downtown Art, Fashion and Music world and the influence of street fashion.” They developed a taste for upcycling vintage clothing, reclaiming old wardrobes for the modern-day closet. This history with fine, vintage fabric from around the world plays into their designs as well. Timeless, versatile and strong textiles like Italian knits, organic cotton, wool and bamboo help Sharon and Carl maintain their commitment to giving their customers only their best work.

They have dressed notable women and celebrities from all around the world and we are proud to call Sharon London Designs part of the Sugarloaf Family.

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Antonio Loria

wood / functional wood

Hometown: Willow, NY

 

 

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Suhua Low / Rainbow House, Inc.

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ

Artist Website

A Taiwan native who studied painting with master artists professors Shih-Ciao Li and Ku-Mei Li, Suhua Low moved to the United States when she was 36 years old. While living in New Jersey, she regularly traveled to Manhattan where she spent time in galleries and museums, and attended workshops to enhance her techniques. An award-winning artist, she was invited to exhibit her work with the Greenwich Art Council and curated a solo exhibit in Bridgewater, N.J. Suhua enjoys floral paintings, and focuses on bringing the essence of her subject to life. She uses a number of different techniques, including shade manipulation and the use of thin and thick lines, to move beyond how the object is seen through the naked eye so that the viewer can actually feel the subject through her work. Be sure to stop by Suhua’s booth and enjoy her creative paintings.

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Susan Lowenthal / By Susan Designs

glass / other

Hometown: Westport, CT

Artist Website

Susan Lowenthal discovered a passion for art early in life while working with her parents in their small clothing and home goods store in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. “I was in love with arts and crafts from the time I was a small child,” she recalls. “I would buy the paper dolls that come with clothes you cut out, throw out the clothes, and make my own. I was always dabbling in art and making things. My mother liked to sew and I would design dresses and she would make them.”

While working in various fields in the corporate world, she earned her way up to a CEO position of a Wall Street securities firm. In her free time, Lowenthal get her art alive by painting, decoupaging, and etching glass in her kitchen “studio.” She began experimenting in stone, creating Shabbat candlesticks and Chanukah menorahs and soon started working in glass. In 1994, Lowenthal left Wall Street, moved to Westport, CT and started a gift basket business with her husband. When a customer ordered a beauty-product basket, she and her husband created Accents Naturally, a line of skincare packaged in fine crystal containers. Lowenthal eventually became a freelance consultant to the creative industries, working on product design, packaging, repurposing, marketing plans and booth design.

Mostly self-taught, Lowenthal has taken classes and workshops along the way to gain specific skills. Lowenthal regularly shows and sells her glass work at various crafts festivals and at juried exhibitions.

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Susan Loy / Literary Calligraphy

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Moneta, VA

Artist Website

Susan Loy is the creative force behind Literary Calligraphy, a Virginia-based studio which brings an impressive collection of exquisite calligraphic art paintings to the Sugarloaf community. Loy uses watercolors to create the main theme of each piece and then surrounds the design with a literary verse by one of the greats, such as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman. Because of her work’s depth and complexity, Loy says that a single one of her pieces can take several weeks, and even months, to complete.

Loy then turns her prints into keepsake stationaries, calendars and books that you can purchase for your home or a loved one. Loy’s creations are so varied that they make excellent gifts. She incorporates everything from American poetry to Bible verses to quotes from the U.S. Constitution, so you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift for your favorite scholar in at the Literary Calligraphy booth. Watch Loy transform important literature into long-lasting artwork at an upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festival this year.

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Iona Loyola Textiles

Textiles / Feltmaking

Hometown: New York, NY

Artist Website

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Tyler Lucas

wood / wood turning

Hometown: Paramus, NJ

 

 

Zsuzsanna Luciano

Luciano Photography

Hometown: Matawan, NJ

Artist Website

 

 

 

 

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Mark & Cathy Lukacs

Pottery

Hometown: Sodus Point, NY

Artist Website

 

Valerie Luke

Textiles / Clothing

Hometown: Arlington, MA

 

 

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Peggy Clark Lumpkins

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: 

Artist Website

 

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Joann Lustig

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Sebastopol, CA

Artist Website

Joann Lustig is a fine jewelry designer based in Sebastopol, California. She created Joann Lustig Fine Jewelry in 1980, and since then, has become a well-respected name in the world of fine jewelry.

Joann Lustig creates her jewelry pieces out of high quality gold, creating each piece by hand using intricate details and ethereal swirls of texture and layering. The result is a series of jewelry that appears to be made from melted metal or liquid gold, creating a truly unique appearance that is sure to turn heads every time you wear a Joann Lustig piece. Many pieces are also accented by colorful gemstones or crystals, adding even more interest to the overall look. Here at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, we’re proud to carry Joann Lustig’s latest rings, necklaces, earrings and other fine jewelry creations.

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Jason Lutz & Rick Francis / Vermont Chair Company

Functional Wood

Hometown: Hardwick, VT

Artist Website

 

David Lynch / Torchbearer Sauces

specialty foods

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Artist Website

 

Kathie Lynch / Kathie Perry Lynch Fused Glass

Glass

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Artist Website