Sunday, December 31, 2017

ByMyHandDesign - Small scale art in needlework.

Judi Guadarrama is creating with needlework in Hercules, California.  I have just begun to learn how to embroider using ribbon and I love this box!  She has a variety of pieces for you to choose from and I hope you visit her store by using this link:  ByMyHandDesign

This post can also be found on the Fiber Art page above.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

giardino - hand block printed linens and original home decor

Pat is creating wonderful designs in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  She is an artist who also uses her designs on a variety of surfaces and materials.  I hope you use this link to pick out something for your home:  giardino

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

ArtisanMasks - Artisanal Masks

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch is creating one of kind masks in Phoenix, Arizona.  Isn't this one incredible?  Just in time to celebrate that time of year when masquerade parties are a tradition, New Years!  Take a look at all of her other pieces by using this link to her store:  ArtisanMasks

This post can also be found on the Special page above.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Providenceartglass - Hand Blown Art Glass and Lighting by Rebecca Zhukov

Rebecca Zhukov is creating with molten glass in Providence, Rhode Island.  I really enjoy the colorful swirls in these clear glasses.  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  providenceartglass 
Or this link to her website:  providenceartglass

This post can also be found on the Glass page above.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dawndishawceramics - Dawn Dishaw Ceramics

Dawn Dishaw is a ceramic artist in Mechanicville, New York.  She has a wonderful surface decoration technique which I really enjoy.  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  dawndishawceramics
Or this link to her website:  dawndishaw.com

This post can also be found on the Ceramic page above.

Monday, December 25, 2017

enamelbyNMenamel - Cloisonne Enamel by Natia Malazonia

Natia Malazonia is designing beautiful cloisonne pieces in Summit, New Jersey.  I picked out my favorite to show you and I hope you use this link to her store to select something for yourself by using this link:  enamelbyNMenamel

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

BHIMetalworks - Functional art & custom metalwork

Andrew Brenner is forging metal in Bristol, Pennsylvania.  Take a close look at the surface of this table!  He has a really cool range of pieces for you to choose from by either using this link to his store:  BHIMETALWORKS
Or this link to his website:  brennerheavyindustries

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Perfect45Degree - Custom Fine Woodworking by Jacquelyn Smith

Jacquelyn Smith is a master at working with wood in Portland, Oregon.  Her store has so many beautiful pieces to show you, including some really awesome boxes (I love beautiful wood boxes!), but I chose one of these inovative "wallets" to show you because they are so unique.  I hope you visit her store and pick something out for yourself or a friend by using this link: Perfect45Degree

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

BlackthornWorkshop

Paul Drennan is hand tooling find leather in Granby, Connecticut.  Aren't these some cool frogs!? Pick out something for yourself or a friend by using this link to his store:  BlackthornWorkshop

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

WendyKayDesigns

Wendy Kay is designing with beautiful cut stones in Orange Beach, Alabama.  I really enjoy pieces that bring out the natural beauty of cut stones!  Use this link to visit her store and pick something out for yourself or a friend:  WendyKayDesigns 
Or better yet, this one to their webiste:  wendykaydesigns.com

This post can also be found on the Stone page above.


Friday, December 15, 2017

HiGirls - Home decor, Art, and Jewelry

Lisa is creating with a variety of materials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Isn't this teapot delightful?  I hope you visit her store to see all of her other pieces by using this link:  HiGirls

This post can also be found on the Special page above.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

QuiltedTreasureCo - Amish and Mennonite Hand Stitched Quilts

Sharon is quilting in Lewisburg, Kentucky.  And carrying on a wonderful traditional art form.  A long time ago, every scrap of cloth was valuable, so when clothes or other items began to wear out, they would be cut into pieces and then pieced together with other bits of cloth in an incredibly varied number of ways.  Each pattern has a name, and many have a story behind the name.  A finished quilt also told it's own story, as people remembered the clothes the pieces came from and the people who wore the clothes.

Of course, now new cloth is used to make quilts and in a far greater number of colors available than back then.

I hope you pick one out for your home by using this link to her store:  QuiltedTreasureCo

This post can also be found on the Fiber Art page above.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WanderAndGather - Wander & Gather

Maia Hausler is an artist in Traverse City, Michigan.  I really enjoy her botanical illustrations and I hope you use this link to pick out something for yourself or a loved one:  WanderAndGather

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

YourZenZone - Organic Lavender Wands

Eva Miller is creating with the lavender she grows in Kelowna, Canada.  I have never tried to make a lavender basket and am impressed with the ones she makes.  These are a rare find!!  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  YourZenZone
She also makes beautiful jewelry and has a website here:  kapkadesign.com

This post can also be found on the All Things Lavender page above.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

GrowGallery - WINFISKY Glass & GROW Vintage

J. Winfisky is creating with glass in Shellbourne Falls, Massachusetts.  They have made some awesome perfume bottles!  Perfect gifts for someone you love.  Check out their other ones by using this link to their store:  GrowGallery

This post can also be found on the Glass page above.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tombopottery - Handcrafted Modern Stoneware and Porcelain Pottery

Emily Kiewel is a ceramic artist in Charles City, Iowa.  Isn't this lidded vessel beautiful?  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  Tombopottery  Or this link to her website:  tombo-studio.com

This post can also be found on the Ceramics page above.

Monday, December 4, 2017

GlassEnamelbyJulie - Glass Enamel By Julie

Julie Glassman is making beautiful glass enamel designs in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Her pieces are one of a kind and I hope you use this link to her store to pick something out:  GlassEnamelbyJulie

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

SwoonTheBakery - An Extraordinary Gourmet Artisan Bakery & Kitchen

Jane Elliott is baking up delights in Franklin, North Carolina.  Of course, I chose the cookies with lavender in them!  What will you choose?  Use this link to her store to see more:  SwoonTheBakery

This post can also be found on the Culinary page above.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

woodpony1 - Tyler Morris Woodworking

Tyler Morris is working with fine wood in Fort Collins, Colorado.  He has a variety of cool items to choose from.  Add some beatifully crafted wood to your home decor with one of his pieces by using this link to his store:  woodpony1  Or his website:  tylermorriswoodworking.com/

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

BlackDogIronworks - Hand forged heirlooms from Maine

Matthew Foster is hand forging metal in West Enfield, Maine.  He has made some cool bottle openers and I hope you use this link to his store to see more:  BlackDogIronworks  or this link to his website:  blackdogironworks.com

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SamArtStudio - Master Wire Wrap Artist

Sandra "Sam" Chavis is creating with beautiful hand worked stones in Mesa, Arizona.   She has created some beautiful pieces for you to choose from by using this link to her store:  SamArtStudio

This post can also be found on the Stone page.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Proleathercarver

Maryanne Heinrich is hand tooling fine leather in Phoenix, Arizona.  Fish are a constant theme in my own carvings, so of course I love her fish design!  I hope you will select something for yourself or a loved one from her wide selection of pieces by using this link to her store:  Proleathercarver

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Monday, November 27, 2017

myflowersworld - Art of silk ribbon embroidery

Lyudmyla Burd is creating with silk ribbon in Beverly Hills, Florida.  The first time I saw this art form, I was just amazed that I had never seen it before.  I have always loved embroidery and often make my own patterns, but now I would love to learn how to do this!  Meanwhile, take a look at all of the beautiful flowers she has made and give the gift of handmade this year by using this link to her store:  myflowersworld

This post can also be found on the Fiber page above.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pedricks - Lavender and Lavender Wands

Catherine Pedricks is cultivating long stemmed English Lavender on the central California coast so she can use the long stems to make lavender wands.  The lavender flowers fall off of the stems when they become dry, so this can only be done when the lavender is fresh and the stems are still pliable in the summers.  Loose lavender in the fall is used to make sock dolls stuffed with lavender.

You can see more of my wands and dolls by clicking on the Pedricks pages above, or use this link to my Etsy store:  Pedricks
To seel all of the lavender sock dolls, you can use this link to the EBay store:Lavender-Wands-and-PedricksCorner



Saturday, November 25, 2017

FoxLuuCreatures - Welcome to Foxluucreatures!

Fox Luu is creating with polymer clay in Seattle, Washington.  He has a talent for both the realistic and the imagined.  Take a look at his other creatures for yourself by using this link to his store:  FoxLuuCreatures

This post can also be found on the Special page above.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

BlackInkArtz - Black Ink Art

Jon Swartz is an artist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania working in a variety of mediums.  This lion really caught my attention, but I hope you use this link to his store to see his other fascinating works:  BlackInkArtz  Or this link to his website:  blackinkart.com

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BelleLeVerre - Stained Glass Art

Marietta Burke is working with glass in Newton, North Carolina.  She creates with stained glass and hand blows glass as well.  I fell in love with this flying pig!  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  BelleLeVerre
Or this link to her website:  belleleverre.com

This post can also be seen on the Glass page above.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

CatDancingArtStudio - Ceramics - Wheel Thrown, Handmade, and Hand Built

Catherine Pedrick is learning ceramics in Santa Cruz County, California.  I first took ceramics in college in my teens and was finally able to return to take three years of college level classes about five years ago.  Then I did a year of volunteering for the ceramics department while I worked in the ceramic studio of a well known artist.

I do not yet have kiln set up of my own or a space to work in. But if all goes well, I will be able to become a member of a ceramic studio in Santa Cruz in 2018 and continue to practice what I have learned.  I really enjoy throwing and then altering and carving the forms.

I hope you will use this link to my store to see more:  CatDancingArtStudio

This post can also be found on the Ceramics page above.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

KeepsakeDesignsbyCMM - And Celebrating 500 Artists!

Cindy Massingill is designing one of a kind pieces in Fairbanks, Alaska.  This is my second post for Cindy and it is to celebrate having 500 artists listed here now! 

Next week on Thanks-giving Day, it will have been one year since I started ArtisansOfAmerica.info and began using Blogger to post artists everyday.  To date, it has received 34,500 views!!  Yahoo!
I won't have as much time to devote to it in the near future, but am hoping to be able to find and showcase a lot more artists up until the end of this year.  Hopefully it will benefit them all in time for the holidays.

Which is why I am featuring KeepsakeDesignsbyCMM as post number 501!  Cindy was very instrumental in helping a great number of artists be seen and gain followers on Etsy.com over the years.  She worked tirelessly to promote her fellow artists via team threads, treasuries, and Polyvore, you name it.  I know I would not have the customer base that I do without the work Cindy does to help others.

So Happy Holidays Cindy!  And Merry Christmas!  I hope you have the best year ever!

Please visit Cindy's store and pick out something for yourself or a loved one by using this link:
KeepsakeDesignsbyCMM

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

DovetailArtistry - Finely Crafted Wood Art

Brian Schlindwein is working with fine woods in Independence, Missouri.  I love wood and I especially love finely made wood boxes.  Isn't this one beautiful!?  I hope you will consider purchasing one of his pieces by using this link to his store:  DovetailArtistry

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SticksInStonesLLC - World Class Lapidary Specializing in Petrified Wood

Stever is a world class lapidary artist in Aloha, Oregon.  Petrified wood can be incredibly beautiful!  Check out his other pieces by using this link to his store:  SticksInStonesLLC

This post can also be found on the Stone page above.

Monday, November 13, 2017

AndoverPottery - Handmade Stoneware Pottery Ceramic Dinnerware and Bowls

Sheila Sullivan-Corbitt is a ceramic artist in Andover, Massachusetts.  I really enjoy the glaze she selected for this set of plates and I hope you use this link to her store to select something you like:  AndoverPottery  Or this link to her website:  andoverpottery.com


Sunday, November 12, 2017

BrownDogForge - Hand Forged Iron Home Decor and Accesories

Ken is hand forging iron in Tonganoxie, Kansas.  Give the gift of hand crafted art and select something by either using this link to his store:  BrownDogForge Or this link to his website:  browndogforgeco.com

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

AlmaSueShop - High Quality Handmade Amish Quilts.

Alma Sue has a wonderful shop in Sarasota, Florida.  Where skilled quilters gather to create custom handmade quilts while customers browsing their finished pieces watch.  I love to quilt as well, and these are some beautiful quilts.  I hope you pick one out by using this link to their store:  AlmaSueShop  Or by using this link to their website:  almasueshop.com

This post can also be seen on the Fiber page above.



Friday, November 10, 2017

KatsCabin - Kats Cabin - Handmade gifts from rural Tennessee.

Kat and Tim are working with wood in Gainesboro, Tennessee.  I love this piece!  I hope you use this link to their store to pick something out:  KatsCabin  Or this link to their website:  katscabin.com

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

MattPecson - Contemporary Art Pop Art Custom Paintings & Portraits

Matt Pecson is an artist in Sarasota, Florida.  When I saw this powerful portrait, I knew I had to see more!  You can select from many of his works by either using this link to his store:  MattPecson  Or this link to his website:  mattpecson.com

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.


Monday, November 6, 2017

FullBlownGlass - Colorful, Functional Hand Blown & Flamework Glass Art

Brent & Heather are creating with molten glass in Waynesville, North Carolina.  They have some really cool forms for you to choose from by using this link to their store:  FullBlownGlass

This post can also be found on the glass page above.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

MetalingSusie - Rustic Metal Jewelry, Quality Handmade Craftsmanship

Susie Crouse is creating unique hand crafted jewelry in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Take the time to see the artwork of a true craftsperson and share the gift of art this year by using this link to her store:
MetalingSusie

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

SilverArtStoneSupply

Michelle Rawlsky is working with beautiful stone in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  I like to think of cut stone as the work of the original abstract artist.  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  SilverArtStoneSupply

This post can also be seen on the Stone page above.

Friday, November 3, 2017

AmritaLashPottery - Handmade Stoneware Ceramics

Amrita Lash is a ceramic artists in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  Aren't these blue ceramic spoons delicious?  Give the gift of handmade art this year and visit her store by using this link:  AmritaLashPottery

This post can also be seen on the Ceramic page.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

pleasantvalleyfarmpa - Pleasant Valley Farm

Emily Stevenson and her family are working with metal in Tionesta, Pennsylvania.  I need a cool hanging pot rack like this one!  They have a lot for you to see by using this link to their store:  pleasantvalleyfarmpa
Or this link to their website:  pleasantvalleyfarm.weebly

This post can also be found on the Metal page above.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MilkweedQuilts - Unusual Quilts and Naturally Dyed Textiles

Laura Bellel is quilting in Chicago, Illinois.  She is creating beautiful designs and using naturally dyed textiles.  Please visit her store by using this link:  MilkweedQuilts

This post can also be found on the Fiber page above.

Monday, October 30, 2017

SWProducts - Schaeffer Wood Products

Ryan Schaeffer is working with wood in Berlin, New Jersey.  Give that special gift in a cool handmade box!  You can see much more by using this link to his store:  SWProducts

This post can also be found on the Wood page above.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

DivergentGlass - Divergent Glass LLC

Brandon Abril is working with glass in Largo, Florida.  You can see more of his pieces by using this link to his store:  DivergentGlass  And you can find him on Pintaram here:   https://www.pintaram.com/u/divergentglass

This post can also be seen on the Glass page above.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

carolesart - CarolesArt- art jewelry metal, stone, fossils, artifact

Carole Weaks is creating one of a kind jewelry in Sammamish, Washington.  I adore fossils, so I really enjoy her use of them in some of her pieces like this one.  You can see much more by either using this link to her Etsy store:  carolesart  Or using this to her website:  carolesartdesigns.com

This post can also be found on the Jewelry page above.

Friday, October 27, 2017

TheColorfulCatStudio - Watercolor Fine Art Prints & Originals by Rachel Byler

Rachel Byler is painting watercolors in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.  I am partial to birds, but she has a wide range of subjects for you to select from.  Give the gift of art this year by using this link to her store:  TheColorfulCatStudio  Or use this link to her website:  thecolorfulcatstudio.com

This post can also be found on the Canvas page above.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

HigherVibeJewelry - Sterling Silver Jewelry and Hand Cut Cabochons

 Stephanie Powers is working with stone in Dickson, Tennessee.  I love the beauty of the inner stone cutting and polishing them reveals.  You can see much more by using this link to her store:  
HigherVibeJewelry

This post can also be seen on the Stone page above.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ImpressiveLeather

Fran Nelson is tooling fine leathe in Jackson, California.  Isn't this a beautiful piece?  To see more of her work, use this link to her store:  ImpressiveLeather

This post can also be found on the Leather page above.

Monday, October 23, 2017

goplayclay - Go Play Clay

Allison Zimmer Guiliotis is a ceramic artist in Los Angeles, California.  I love the name of her studio!  I hope you use this link to her store to see more:  goplayclay
Or this link to her website:  goplayclay.com

This post can also be found on the Ceramics page above.