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Meet The Maker: Half and a Third

We are a couple who started our creative business together in early 2016. After much discussion & coaxing, Ian finally convinced Katey to quit the corporate rat race, and Half and a Third was born. Together, we make quality housewares … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Nik da Pooh Designs

Hi, my name is Monique but you can also call me Nikki. My small creative business Nik da Pooh Designs began nine years ago with a collection of nature inspired dimensional installations ranging as small as tiny terrarium jewelry to large … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Monique Platt from DuTill & Daughters

One of my earliest memories is the smell of gold luster, the tiny jar of minerals sitting on my mother’s studio table (which also passed for our dining table at the time). She was a china painter when I was … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Kristin Myers

Hello! Greetings from an 18 mile sandbar that hugs the Atlantic Ocean. My name is Kristin, and I am a visual artist living in Surf City, NJ. It’s a beautiful place to live and is a constant source of inspiration. … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Sherry Insley

My name is Sherry Insley of Sherry Insley Designs out of Baltimore, MD. I am an artist, metalsmith, teacher, and maker of things and people. I currently work mainly in jewelry, but do also dabble in small sculptural objects, wall … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Lauren Herzak-Bauman of Lauren H-B Studio

Hi! My name is Lauren and I make functional ceramics under the name Lauren H-B Studio. I grew up in a suburb near Cleveland, Ohio and always loved when my dad took me to the city. I loved visiting the … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Aftyn Shah of Rise + Wander

Hello! I’m Aftyn, the self-taught printmaker behind Rise + Wander. I started R+W less than a year ago, and I’m feeling pretty lucky to be part of Art Star’s Craft Bazaar for my first in-person event. I work out of … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: David Salonen of EDMM studio

I’ve always liked to understand, create, and build things. So, when I found industrial design it seemed like the perfect fit. My training and experience ingrained in me that good process delivers good outcomes. My curiosity and love of making … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Jen Gubicza of Zooguu

Hello, I’m Jen, and my business is called Zooguu. I live outside of Boston, MA and making things has always been a part of who I am. I have a background in graphic design for the audience of kids and … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Amanda Hagerman

2016 has been a big year for me. In January I resigned from my high school art teaching position of almost 8 years to pursue my passion of designing and making jewelry, full-time. It was a leap into the unknown. … Continue reading

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