Barbara Hamberg

Desert Snow Designs

Albert Lea, MN

www.desertsnowdesigns.com

2017 booth # 143

My jewelry is about connecting my heart to the movement of my hands, and connecting with the heart of each person who finds joy in my artwork. Every piece has an aura, which I believe attracts diverse individuals to all the varying components and layers within my jewelry. I fashion my art out of a plethora of materials such as semiprecious/precious stones, multicolored wire, crystals, sterling silver, copper, brass, gold-filled, lampwork glass, anodized aluminum, and pearls. I coil, bend, twist, flatten, and form wire; along with hammering, texturing, sawing, and torching silver. My designs typically begin by manipulating small, diverse materials that blend together to create a bigger, poignant expression.

 

© Barbara Hamberg

© Barbara Hamberg

Mary Jo Stockman

Hat Trix

Hampton, MN

www.fabuloushat.com

2017 booth #.

As milliners, we have the privilege of working with a wide palette of luxurious materials. Fabrics like silk, lace and velvet are used to cover the forms created from buckram, wire and a variety of straws. The fascinators and small to medium hats are blocked in our studio over wooden blocks just as they were 500 years ago. The larger hats are blocked to our specifications by 2 milliners in the UK. They are then sent to our studio where the design is completed by hand. The flowers that we do not make we source around the world. We particularly like the handmade silk roses from France. We also use ribbons, beads and crystals to add to our work. The final touch is feathers and quills. We source our feathers as close to home as possible and the feathers that are not used in their natural colors, we hand dye.

 

©Mary Jo Stockman

©Mary Jo Stockman

Carter Cripe

Fired Up Studios

Shakopee, MN

http://carterraycripeart.weebly.com/

2017 booth # 13

My pottery is wheel thrown with techniques I've learned through my profession of production pottery.

My work consists of a White Clay Body called "B-Clay" along with multiple glazes, slips and stains to create multiple surface textures and visual aesthetics that create beautiful compositions in my functional pottery.

One of these is my use of Red Iron Stain on my pots. Applying this along side with the glazes creates great visual contrast and multiple textures. Not only does it look different, but it FEELS different too.

©Carter Cripe

©Carter Cripe

Another example is my use of Black Slip that I use over my White Clay Body. I apply thick amounts of the Black Slip and wipe away with a sponge to create beautiful portraits of crows. Another technique I use for my pots is applying the Slip while the pot is still on the Wheel, which helps me create clean uniform patterns.

All of my work is Electric fired to either Cone 6 or Cone 10 Oxidation.

 

Lisa and Jim Rudolph

Near and Far Photography

Richfield, MN

http://www.nearandfarphotography.com

2017 booth # 120

Digital photos on canvas in sizes up to 4x9 feet capturing Twin Cities magic and nostalgia.  
We complete every step of the process ourselves, from image capture, to inkjet print production, final matting, mounting, and framing – all with archival acid free components. Most photos are printed on canvas, some on metal or acrylic, hand sealed with a uv protectant and waterproof preservative then hand stretched. We always use the utmost care, professional equipment, and attention to detail. We want our audience to enjoy viewing our finished product as much as we enjoy producing it.

 

 

 

 

© Jim & Lisa Rudolph

© Jim & Lisa Rudolph

Nikki Caulfield

Skirting the Rules

Detroit Lakes, MN

www.skirtsrule.com

2017 booth # 58

We believe fashion is for everyone: all body types, all ages, and should make the wearer feel good, beautiful, and worthy. As “pret-a-porter” fashion for the everyday consumer is becoming a disposable commodity by being cheaply and poorly mass produced in conditions that exploit the workers, we challenge this by creating high quality clothing that is unique, affordable, and ethically made in Minnesota. The goal of my skirts is to utilize various cuts, fabrics, and an array of sizes in order to make skirts and dresses that match the uniqueness, quality, and beauty of the person wearing them. They balance comfort with style, and practicality with desirability.

 

© Nikki Caulfield

© Nikki Caulfield

Chad Balster

Chad Balster Glass

Louisville, KY

www.chadbalsterglass.com

2017 booth # 86

I use hot blown glass to make my wares. My techniques are based in medieval waldglass traditions of central europe but also include American Studio Glass innovations. I want my work to communicate it's dyanmic liquid nature even when cool. It is this interaction with the material that i find central to my work.

 

© Chad Balster

© Chad Balster

Steve Nugent

Steve Nugent

Nugent Yard Art

Minnetonka, MN

www.nugentyardart.com

2017 booth # 75E

I create copper and brass wind sculptures that move in the slightest breeze. I cut, shape and solder all of my work in my studio. All of my sculptures have bearings in them so they last and move in the breeze for years. They are meant to be outside year round and be able to handle the elements. The hanging sculptures have stainless eye hooks and caps that protect the bearings from the elements and the in ground sculptures are on sturdy steel posts that go into the ground. After fabrication each one gets a heat patina. All sculptures are individually made and signed.

 

© Steve Nugent

© Steve Nugent

Alice Delaney

Minneapolis, MN

garden-goddess.com

2017 booth # 75B

I create sculptures for the home and garden. Each piece starts as an original drawing. Depending on the size I then sculpt the piece in either wax (for small details) or clay (for a larger design) I am then able to make a mold from my sculpture and use that mold to create hand cast concrete replicas of the original. As my last step, I am able to customize a color though different stains so that each finished piece is unique.

 

 

©Alice Delaney

©Alice Delaney

Peggy Aebi

Lathrop, MO

2017 booth # 75A

My artist husband designs and produces the framed art board pieces which I then paint with dyes that have been combined and manipulated for the most fervent colors possible. After the painting is complete, my husband embellishes the piece with a alabaster type resin finish to create a poignant field of depth which will draw the viewer into the piece.

 

 

© Peggy Aebi

© Peggy Aebi

Haley Larson

© Haley Larson

© Haley Larson

Andover, MN

2017 booth # 74B

I use a variety of techniques with clay; wheel thrown, altered and hand-built. Most of my shaping is done after the work is thrown. The clay body I use is Bclay. Each work is glazed by layering over 5 different glazes. I brush each layer on; along with the use of everyday objects to help create the sense of texture on the finished piece.

 

Grant Kaihoi

Rice, MN

2017 booth # 53

I use local hardwoods to create clean-lined furniture with accents of live edges. Some of our material we cut, mill and dry ourselves from salvaged trees. The remainder of the wood is purchased from suppliers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Woodworking techniques range from traditional, i.e. hand planes and mortise and tenon joinery, to the latest in power equipment, i.e. table saws and rapid joinery systems. Technique choice is based on maker preference as well as what will produce the highest quality product.

 

© Grant Kaihoi

© Grant Kaihoi

Gregory Pendzimas

Robbinsdale, MN

designs4neweconomy

© Gregory Pendzimas

© Gregory Pendzimas

2017 booth # 132

My artwork can be described as GREEN ART.
I repurpose, reuse  and recycle trash, junk or everyday objects. Repurposed plastic silverware becomes a hanging pendant light. Recyclables become a chandelier. Plastic drinking bottles become a crystal light and puzzle pieces are repurposed into a redesigned fruit bowl. Reusing trash to create art, lighting and home decor. Less trash more art!

 

Joan Schulte

Joan Schulte Photographic Art

Louisville, KY

www.joanschulte.com

© Joan Schulte

© Joan Schulte

2017 booth # 7B

I print my digitally captured photos using archival inks and paper, and then transfer the image onto a wood panel that I have built using only reclaimed wood. The image melts into the wood and cracks, giving it an aged appearance. I intend my artwork to feel nostalgic and comfortable for the viewer.