Most of the the links to artists and artisans at first will all be connected to Etsy.com because those are the ones I already know of and these are the people who have helped me with my store there. Once I have filled my pages with a good balance of them, I will be branching out to other sources.
For now though, I want to mention that many of the artists and artisans I am featuring have taken the time to write about themselves for their stores. And if you scroll down the main page of these stores, you can read what they have written. Virginia Wulf in Seattle, Washington, is one of those with a very interesting and well written "about" page. I hope you are curious enough now to go read it and then shop!