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Meet The Maker: Sarah Bourne Rafferty of Atwater Designs

I’m a photographer and printmaker who loves combining her passion for the natural world with historic photographic processes. Atwater Designs is named for my mom’s side of the family. I also grew up surrounded by water on the Eastern Shore … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Inés Chapela

My name is Inés Chapela and Inés Sí Studio is the production house for my designs; from silk scarves to greeting cards and calendars, all the products are born here, with the stroke of my pen, pencil or brush. Part … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Erin Gardner of Grey Fox Felting

Hello, I’m Erin Gardner, the artist behind Grey Fox Felting. My decision to launch my business came after I had my first child. I wanted to build a creative career that would allow me to work from home. An artist … Continue reading

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Upcoming Exhibition: “Petite Tales” by Horrible Adorables

We are thrilled to announce our 2nd solo show with the dynamic duo that is Jordan Perme & Christopher Lees of the Cleveland, Oh based company, Horrible Adorables.  The exhibition, titled “Petite Tales” will feature a brand new collection of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Exhibition with Ron Nicole

A Poor Girl’s Flower February 10th – April 8th at Art Star Gallery Opening Reception: February 10th from 6-8pm Email us at info@artstarphilly.com if you would like a copy of the digital collector’s preview Philadelphia based artist, Ron Nicole, will … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Jennifer Manzella of JLManzella Prints

*Photo Credit: Ben Pelta-Heller I’m a local artist, printmaker and educator and I just moved back to Philadelphia after over a decade in Athens, Georgia where I received an MFA in printmaking from The University of Georgia. I love living in … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Nicolette Absil

Hi, my name is Nicolette. I’m a full time studio jeweler and enamelist whose studio is based in the Old Kensington area of Philadelphia, PA. I create jewelry that features hand drawn, nature inspired imagery on enamel. I show my … Continue reading

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Meet The Maker: Rebecca + Danielle of Remark Glass

Hi! This is Rebecca and Danielle from Remark Glass. We use bottle glass to make hand blown dinnerware, barware, and home furnishings. Remark’s studio is located in the Bok building in South Philly. We’ve been working together alongside some close … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Tasha McKelvey

Hello, my name is Tasha McKelvey. I’m a ceramic artist from Richmond, Virginia. I create a line of functional and decorative small-scale pottery inspired by my travels, tiny cottages, forest and gardens. I also have a line of Holiday ornaments … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Erin Draper

Hi, I’m Erin Draper. I design luxuriously soft clothing for women that is perfect for work or special occasions, but as comfortable as yoga wear. A graduate of Parsons’ fashion program with a strong art background, I use athletic-inspired seaming, color … Continue reading

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