Robert Taber / Taber Studios

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Artist Website

Bob Taber got his start in the arts world by performing on stage as a child in Los Angeles. In high school, he took opera lessons and went on to perform at various venues as an adult. While working toward a BA in art history from the College of William and Mary, he learned the crafting philosophy of the Renaissance Craft Guilds.

Bob established Taber Studios in 1972 based on the Renaissance philosophy which allows artists to gradually refine their creative work throughout their career.

Teaching Esalen Massage for 20 years also taught him a lot about how to design jewelry to mold to the human body.

Bob and his team are proud proponents of ethical sourcing practices for the jewelry industry. Their pieces are made from ethically mined 18K gold, recycled silver and diamonds, fair trade sapphires and lab grown Moissanite diamonds.


Earnest Taliaferro / The Turning Man

wood / functional wood

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

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Xiong Tan / Capital Art


Hometown: Alexandria, VA

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Jeanne Tanis / Country Herbs

Specialty FoodS

Hometown: Belford, NJ

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Stephanie Tantillo / Satori Fire Glass Inc. 

Glass Jewelry

Hometown: Marengo, IL







Jill Tarabar / JiSTdesigns

Glass Mixed Media

Hometown: Chalfont, PA

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Simon Tarasiewicz / The Toy Tree

wood / toys, puzzels & games

Hometown: Birch Run, MI

After serving a couple of years in the Marine Corps, Simon set out touring the world by bike. He met his wife Joy in Australia and they continued the journey together by bike until Joy had a biking accident. While she was hospitalized, Simon caught a glimpse of the x-rays of her injury which inspired him to make her a wooden tap dancing dolls.

Later, they came to the United States, got married and exhibited at arts and crafts shows for a while. But the road was calling again, so they set out to tour Europe by bike. In Austria, Simon was impressed to meet a toymaker whose workshop was attached to his house. They visited the Nuremburg Toy Festival where they were struck by how many of them were Mom and Pop craft businesses. When they were ready to end their bike tour, they decided to return to the United States and make toys for a living.

Using maple and birch wood, they make personalized wooden jigsaw puzzles with childrens names, picture puzzles and wooden stools with puzzles on the top step. Custom orders are always welcome!


Ashley Taylor & Shaun Wrightson / Put a Bird on It

Functional Wood

Hometown: Catonsville, MD






Claude Taylor / Claude Taylor Photography


Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

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David Taylor / Simply the Best Foods

Specialty Food

Hometown: New Market, MD

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Sherry Taylor / S & S Wood Products

Wood TurningS

Hometown: Guston, KY


Terrianne Taylor / Pretty Baby Naturals


Hometown: China Grove, NC

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Terrianne Taylor got her introduction to soapmaking on her grandmother’s farm and today, she and her children are fourth and fifth generation soap makers.

Pretty Baby Naturals makes carefully handcrafted, natural organic soap lotions and powders for every member of the family. Their products are cruelty-free, containing no animal fats, preservatives or petroleum products.

Every bar of soap is enriched with Vitamin E, saponified olive, coconut and palm kernel oils to make mild, long-lasting soaps. They also use infusions, butters, spices, essential oils and goats milk to ensure a robust lather and deeply satisfying experience. Pretty Baby hand and body lotions moisturize dry, cracked skin without leaving any greasy film.

At the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, check out their gift sets tailored to ladies, men, infants and pets!

Dave Teachout / The EGGallery

Pysanky & Egg Art

Hometown: Kingsley, PA

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Sharon Teaman / Sharon Teaman Designs

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: State College, PA

Artist Website

After, receiving an art degree from Penn State in 1972 and a Masters in Metal Arts in 1978, Sharon Teaman went on to teach 3D art and jewelry crafting for 10 years. Even with a busy show roster, she continues to apprentice Penn State students.

Sharon combines handmade wax carving techniques with computer design tools to scale new frontiers in jewelry design. She’s always looking for extraordinary museum-quality stones to create spectacular one-of-a-kind pieces.

She fulfills many custom orders of heirloom pieces that honor her clients’ loved ones.

Her work has appeared at New York’s Couture Fashion Week and is treasured by many luminaries and private collectors.

Sharon often partners with her daughter, Chloe Alpert, also a trained gemologist, to create one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. She keeps a digital archive of all pieces sold with appraised value and photos.


David Teeters / Glassadazical,  LLC


Hometown: Knoxville, TN

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Barbara Teitsma & Susan Bechtel / Sew Snazy


Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

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Emre Tekeli

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Tampa, FL







Rich Terry / Pap Couture Originals

textiles & fashion design / accessories

Hometown: Sandwich, IL

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Wayne Terry


Hometown: Lansdale, PA







Michael Tomassoni / MGT Art

Fine Arts

Hometown: Port Republic, MD

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Don Thomas


Hometown: East Pembroke, NY

Artist Website

Don Thomas lived the life of a touring musician for a few years until he and his wife, Teri, decided to take traditional day jobs in advertising and technology. In 1989, when Teri was diagnosed with cancer, they both resigned from their stressful careers to focus on her healing and to cherish their time together.

Don used this time to compose healing, uplifting and soothing songs to bring peace during this rough period. When Teri was fully healed, they began recording Don’s new music so they could share it with others.

They’re on the road again with a renewed purpose to inspire others through healing music.


Amy & Mark Thompson / Glass and Wood Works

Glass / Mixed Media

Hometown: Englewood, OH

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Elaine Thompson / Elaine Thompson Art

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

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Elaine Thompson creates oil paintings, graphite pencil drawings, digital prints and limited edition giclees. Her work is inspired by her own childhood and her desire to keep those memories alive. She enjoys the opportunity to spread joy and love with her illustrations, and simply making people laugh out loud.

Customers often say her images resemble those in children’s storybooks and ask her if she illustrates any. As of fall 2017, she is writing and illustrating her own stories. She has also done one cover illustration for on children’s book, Mariner’s Hollow by F.G. Capitanio.

She often paints wolves which she feels represent a peaceful and protective spirit. She also depicts houses, which represent human beings, engaged with the spirit of a wolf.

Her best sellers are her small, matted 8 X 8 and 8 X 10 digital prints. At shows, she likes to offer these at a special price for a set of three prints.

Stop by during the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and take home some affordable original art! 

Michelle Thompson / Shabby Girl Creations by Michelle Thompson

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Goldsboro, NC

Artist Website

Michelle Thompson creates beautiful mixed media wall art with scriptural and inspirational messages using an assortment of found objects, paper, acrylics, ink, stains and other embellishments.

Her artwork is inspired by her Christian faith and her life experiences. She strives to encourage others to lean into their faith and feel God’s love and concern in times of difficulty.

She works out of her home studio in a building built in 1878 that originally served as a two room schoolhouse. She loves doing creative work in a building where earlier generations were educated.

Find an uplifting message for yourself or a friend at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!



Dawn Thorp / Treasure Boxes

Treasured Boxes

Hometown: Catonsville, MD



Michael Throne

Wood Sculpture & Collectibles

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

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Greg Timourian / Gregg Furniture

Functional Wood

Hometown: Woodbine, MD

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Austin Titus / Austin Nine Designs

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: Hanover, VA

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Peter Tomlinson


Hometown: Arlington, VA

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Greg Tompkins / G & G Enterprises Limited

Specialty Food

Hometown: East Liverpool, OH






Thomas Toth / Voodoo Chile Sauces

Specialty Food

Hometown: Leesburg, VA

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Alexander Toto / Toto Photography


Hometown: Avondale, PA

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Alexander Toto is a travel photographer who shoots breathtaking nature photography from the U.S. national parks and Iceland. He specializes in large format panoramas which showcase the beauty and magnificence of Mother Nature. Many of his photographs have an immersive quality to them that make the viewer feel like you might step into the scene.

He prints on different kinds of paper, including metallic paper, depending on the depth and texture he’s striving for. His photos are sold in two sizes: 13” X 19” and 35” X 70”.

Through his photography, Alexander hopes to inspire people to travel to beautiful places and to consider the effects of climate change on our environment. His work has appeared in several prestigious shows around the U.S.

Come have a look at Alexander’s awe-inspiring photographs at Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals!

Lisa Toups / Chanka Art


Hometown: Blairsville, GA






Karen Tretiak



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Conni Togel / Charisma Art Gallery

paintings, prints & fine art

Hometown: Anderson, SC

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Willie Trezjbal & Helena Bizonova / Trezana Jewelry


Hometown: West Nyack, NY






Robert Trisko / Trisko Jewelry Sculptures

jewelry / gold & silver

Hometown: St. Cloud, MN

Artist Website

Robert Trisko earned undergraduate degrees in mathematics and art from St. Cloud State University. His ‘wearable sculpture’ designs spring from his synergy of artistic insight and mathematical ability.

He began his professional career teaching art and math in St. Cloud, MN schools while selling his art at local fairs and craft shows on the side. After winning high honors at a national competition in the early 1980’s, he realized he could earn a living as a full time artist and he left teaching.

Inspired by the architecture features such as Gothic cathedrals and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water home, Robert added a sculptural dimension to his jewelry designs.

He experimented with different ring designs, trading the standard round band for trapezoid, oval and square shapes.

His “Stackables” line features ring designs that combine multiple rings into one bold piece. Check out Robert’s remarkable jewelry designs at this season’s Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals.


Mindy Trost / Carta Books

Mixed Media

Hometown: Washington Crossing, PA

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Ann Trudel / Ann’s Raspberry Farm

Specialty Food

Hometown: Fredericktown, OH

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Michael Trusik


Hometown: Freeport, PA

Michael Trusik started his woodworking business as an encore career after many years in the construction industry. He runs Freeport Woodworks with his two sons in a small town in Western Pennsylvania.

Michael was already making furniture for about a year when a visit to an auction led to an unexpected pivot to his business model. Michael and his wife serendipitously decided to bid on an old barn and ended up winning it!

With a sudden supply of hundred year old hardwood, they began making mostly barnwood furniture. Most of their furniture is made from locally sourced American Wormy Chestnut wood, reclaimed industrial parts and the occasional piece of driftwood.

As they start new projects, they make it a point to remember the men who cut the same wood by hand a century ago to build a barn.



Textiles / Pillows

Hometown: New York, NY

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John Ture / Trio & Co. New York LLC

Fine Arts

Hometown: Woodbridge, NJ






Sharon Turk / Simply Posh Bags

Fabric Bags

Hometown: Mickleton, NJ

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Amanda Turner / Honeycomb Heroes

Specialty Food / Honey

Hometown: Garrisonville, VA

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Pete Turner / Turner Mastercraft

wood / wood turnings & pens

Hometown: Red Springs, NC

Artist Website

Before their present career as pen makers, the Turners spent 20 years working full time in Christian ministry with the Salvation Army in Alaska. They would fly all over to remote Alaskan villages. During this time, woodworking was always a side hobby.

They left Alaska in 1993 and turned their attention to woodcrafting. With a last name of ‘Turner’ and a love for turning wood on a lathe, it seemed their business focus was predetermined.

They participated in their first Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in 1995 and have been with us ever since, missing only 7 shows in 20 years. In over two decades, Peter has personally created 150,000 pens. Since they use high quality ink in all their pens, they never smudge or smear on the page.

Turner Mastercraft makes every kind of writing implement from fountain pens to stylus’ used for handheld devices. They’re happy to educate customers about the care and use of their pens.

Try several of their fountain and ballpoint pens at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and marvel at the rich bold ink. Even when still wet, their ink doesn’t smear a smidgen!

Shaun Turner / 2Fourteen Cheesecakes

Specialty Foods

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

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Shirley Turner / Aaron’s Gifts, Inc.

Specialty Foods

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD

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Shirley and Aaron Turner have been selling Aaron’s Gift Pies at art festivals and farmers markets since 2013.

As a young man, Aaron tested many Sweet Potato Pie recipes until finally coming up with the perfect crowd-pleasing pie. During the end of year holidays, Aaron would always share his Sweet Potato Pies with the people around him. Eventually, his loved ones and co-workers began to anticipate his pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

When Aaron and Shirley decided to turn Aaron’s pies into a business, their eight children and spouses readily chipped in to help. Their business is built on a foundation of warm hospitality inherited from Aaron and Shirley’s parents.

At Sugarloaf, Shirley and Aaron sell 3, 6 and 9 inch pies in 14 fabulous flavors, including their signature Sweet Potato Pie. In addition to the original, they also have a Sweet Potato Coconut, Sweet Potato Crust and Sweet Potato Pecan.

Other flavors include French Apple, Blueberry, Chocolate Pecan, Key Lime, Lemon, Peach, Pumpkin and Strawberry.

Try a taste of these delicious homemade pies during Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and see why they’re called the “best ever tasted!”


Mary Turpin / Studio Narcisse Noir


Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

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Stephan Twist


Hometown: Washington, DC






Mia Tyson / Living Out Loud with Mia

Textiles / Clothing

Hometown: Tega Cay, SC

Artist Website

Mia Tyson designs and handcrafts fine women’s apparel using only the best quality fabrics and locally sourced labor. Her company provides elegant, artistic coats, vests, capes, shirts and scarves for women of all shapes and sizes.

Mia originally trained as a ceramist. As an apparel designer, she continues to explore similar patterns of movement and line drawings in her work.

Her design philosophy took shape while watching her grandmother, who was a highly skilled self-taught seamstress. She admired her grandmother’s commitment to making the finest garments possible on limited means. Today she strives to make sustainably crafted clothing at affordable prices.

Try on a few of Mia’s sharp looking designs at an upcoming Sugarloaf Crafts Festival!