There will be hundreds of great artists excited to meet you in Timonium at the first Sugarloaf Crafts Festival of the fall 2017 season. We wanted to highlight a few ‘Must See’ artists to give you a preview of the many talents of Sugarloaf’s artists!
Artists will use just about anything for their canvas, but only Phyllis Fitzpatrick uses ostrich eggs! She creates vivid renderings of animals, carousels, Noah’s Ark and other images on ostrich eggs obtained from ostrich ranches out west. These painted eggs make truly memorable gifts - great for the animal lovers in your life! (Note: Phyllis uses only drained, infertile eggshells - there are no baby ostriches inside them!)
Hannah Ehlman of Hannah Jean Metalworks crafts bronze, copper and sterling silver jewelry as well as wall and pedestal sculptures. She appeared in Handmade Business Magazine as one of 30 Under 30 Rising Stars.
Patrick O’Brien’s fine art paintings and prints have caught the attention of Jimmy Buffet, the Kentucky Derby and the White House! His paintings depict vacation scenes, pet portraits and inviting leisure activities from 45 states. Peruse his collection and you might find one that triggers your favorite vacation memories.
If mornings find you in a “don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee” kind of mood, you’d probably appreciate Claymonster Pottery’s monster mugs sporting an abundance of eyeballs and protruding fangs. Cat Audette Holt makes monster mugs, soap dishes, toothbrush holders and yarn bowls full of personality and guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Children might event remember to wash their hands when it gives them a chance to reach into a monster’s mouth to grab the soap!
John Sellers of Jarrettown Leather turns utilitarian items like belts, lamps, directors chairs and saddle seats into striking works of art by with his hand carved geometric designs and painted landscapes. He also makes Tiffany style leather lampshades with stained glass inserts. His saddle seats promote healthy sitting posture and are suitable for a variety of uses, from working in the garden to seating extra guests at the dining table.
Nibble on some gourmet biscotti flavors by Anita’s Biscottis in the Specialty Food section. In addition to familiar flavors like Anise and Almond, Anita’s Biscotti makes Creamsicle, Caramel Coconut, Peanut Butter Cup and two dozen other flavors. Made from a treasured Italian recipe, these treats make great hostess gifts. They also have bride and groom biscotti designs for wedding or shower favors. Pick and choose your favorite flavors to create your own gift pack.
The eyes have it in Cris Coloni’s paint and wax collages. Her oil and acrylic paintings are bursting with surreal imagery and changing patterns. If you’re a bit puzzled as to the artist’s message, try seeing them through the eyes of a child. Cris says children often understand her paintings more easily than adults.
Gabrielle Angelique Kahmann’s Harp Stone jewelry collection features intriguing designs inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. These wire sculpture jewelry items incorporate numerous angles and layers reminiscent of Falling Water.
Fallingwood Studio features wooden candle holders and lamp bases made with unmatched artistry. Artist Houston Hill’s use of multi-colored woods and expert craftsmanship results in elegant work that which will last for many lifetimes and age beautifully.
Moments in Time features fine art photographs of nature, animals and architecture sourced by Bill & Cheryl Schafer. The husband and wife team share a love of vintage images and enjoy finding moments of joy and beauty in their rambles.
These 10 and many other talented artists are looking forward to meeting you at our first Sugarloaf Crafts Festival of the season in Timonium, October 13th, 14th and 15th. Can’t wait to see you there!