Artists

Check back to this page mid-May to see a list of all participating artists!

Maribea Barnes-MarsanoMarion, OH

Maribea creates hand built porcelain clay forms using a slab technique in which large slabs of clay are rolled out, formed, and stretched byCeramic spoons hand to create each form. Works are not created on a potter’s wheel. As a result, each work is unique and the makers’ mark evident. Maribea makes patterns with color and also with textures. Some patterns are created using underglaze screen print transfers or layering of colors using block out methods (e.g. tape, cardboard cut-outs). Patterns are also created with clay stamps that they have designed. The stamps are pressed into the soft slab prior to construction. On some pieces, Maribea layers the stamp impressions. All pieces are functional and are fired twice in an electric kiln.

http://www.maribeawbarnes-marsano.com/

 

 

 

Chelsea Bennett – Marengo, OH ceramic mug with face with orange mustache and eyebrows

Chelsea Bennett is a sculptural ceramicist and surreal painter with a heavy focus on figurative studies. She has a BFA in Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her sculpture and two-dimensional work consists of a body of work that reflects life through the use of human anatomy. The work creates meaning through abstracting the human form, telling stories through movement and aesthetic qualities such as color and texture to evoke emotions from the viewer. 

https://cbennettceramics.wixsite.com/chelsea-bennett 

 

 

Emily Cline – Columbus, OHflat ceramic wall hanging decorated with muted colors and image of flower

Emily creates functional work that combines handmade pottery with originally drawn and screen-printed designs. High school ceramics classes and an amazing teacher inspired Emily to pursue becoming an art teacher.  Following new passions, they received degrees in both printmaking and art education from Ohio University. In 2021, Emily decided to take the plunge and dedicate to ceramics full time. Emily is currently selling their work online, at local artisan markets, and teaching private ceramics lessons at their home and within the community. 

https://www.daphniaceramics.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/dapniaceramics 

https://www.instagram.com/daphniaceramics/

 

Kathryn Johnson – Columbus, OH Mad Hatter inspired ceramics including a tall hat with a feather and two teacups

Kathryn creates their work using a variety of techniques that they’ve learned over the years. Kathryn throws on the pottery wheel for many of their functional pieces. Their luminaries are a combination of an initially thrown piece, then sculpted into a light feature. Most of Kathryn’s glazes are homemade and fired in their personal kiln.

https://www.katsclaycreations.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Kesler – Marysville, OH teapot decorated with pine trees and grass

Earthly Arts Pottery was established in 1982 by Jonathan Kesler. After 12 years of producing an exclusive wholesale line, Jonathan began to participate in juried art shows, wishing to explore personal ideas and concepts. His university art major and environmental minor coalesced. Nine more years of experimenting and refining have yielded his present style and body of forms. In the end, he hopes to have created art which suggests the beauty of our natural world. Individual pieces that can be used to generate personal expression and environment, and work which is life inclusive by function. 

https://www.earthlyartspottery.com/

 

 

 

Beth Lewin – South Euclid, OH ceramic vase decorated with carved leaves

Beth creates beautiful functional pieces of pottery to be used and enjoyed in daily life. Each piece is an original work of art, no two pieces are exactly alike. Each piece is carefully crafted, made by hand, and meant to be enjoyed. 

https://www.potterybybethlewin.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/bethlewinpottery/

 

 

 

Karen and Thomas Markgraf – Granville, OH black stoneware vase with two turning horse heads on the side

Wheel thrown or hand built, Karen and Thomas’ work encompasses functional as well as sculptural decorative ceramic art. Their intention is to enhance the utilitarian aspects of people’s daily lives through craft with consideration for form and surface, using layers of texture and imagery to build a connection. Markgraf Clayworks specializes in handcrafted, artisan ceramics and mixed media sculpture.   

https://www.markgrafclayworks.com/

 

 

 

 

Mark and Amy McGraw – Troy, OH two ceramic fruit bowls with varying colors and textures

Mark and Amy use stoneware and porcelain clays to create decorative and functional wares by wheel throwing, hand building and altering processes. Mark and Amy also mix their own glazes in their studio and continue to test new recipes to create a variety of different looks for all of their customers. Glazes are applied by dipping glazes and with a spray booth so that each item is unique in its own way. Mark and Amy are always looking at how to take the basic piece and make it shine through shape, color and texture. They are proud to have their pieces displayed in homes, adding beauty to kitchen countertops, coffee tables, and fireplace mantles. 

https://www.artisticearthpottery.com/

https://www.artisticearthpottery.etsy.com 

 

 

Julie Miller – Columbus, OH red square stoneware plate embellished with impressions of leaves

Julie has enjoyed exploring the woods for as long as she can remember. She searches among the delightfully endless variety of leaves for design elements. Some pieces are wheel thrown stoneware, decorated with prints of real leaves and brushwork with underglazes and glazes. Other pieces are hand-built stoneware, embellished with impressions of real leaves, oxides, underglazes, and glazes. They are fired in an electric oxidation atmosphere. Julie holds a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design and has worked as an illustrator and art instructor. She is a freelance artist and participates in juried art fairs. She is represented by the Hudson Gallery in Sylvania, Ohio, and the Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio.

https://www.leaf-lady.com 

https://www.instagram.com/leaf.lady.juliemiller/ 

 

Kathryn Newman  – Chillicothe, OH ceramic lamp, plate, and mug decorated with poppy flower

Kathryn creates hand built and wheel thrown ceramic art pieces that include lamps, vases, plates, bowls and cups. All pieces are hand painted with ceramic underglaze then fired with a clear mid-range cone 5. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Rea – Columbus, OH  round ceramic wall hanging holding plants

Rebecca is a functional potter. Everything is meant to be used, to hold something precious, or even become a home for something living. It is designed to soothe the mind and dazzle the eye. To fill the world with color that never fades. The subtle edges and fluent glaze lines provide an enjoyable flowing serenity. Each piece has a fragile durability that will span time if cared for just right. 

https://www.spinfirestudios.com/ 

 

 

 

Cyndi Reilly – Solon, OH variously shaped ceramic platters embellished with green and black designs

Cyndi’s pieces are created from wheel thrown and hand built white stoneware, and many pieces are embellished with underglazes and sgraffito; cone 6 firing and hand made in limited small batch quantities in their home studio. Cyndi’s inspiration comes from the things they love the most: travel and nature. What Cyndi observes from their surroundings and the feelings they experience often reflect in the design of these one-of-a-kind pieces. 

http://www.clarkpotterystudio.com/

 

 

 

Judy Rohrbaugh – Kent, OH white stoneware vase with woven pine needle trim and painted on designs

Judy’s art is a combination of pottery and pine needle basketry trim. Judy’s pottery is stoneware and raku, horse hair pottery and some low fire; the basketry is of long pine needles and raffia, natural and hand dyed. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/fineartstoneware

 

 

 

Jane Waxenfelter – Grove City, PA ceramic platter and cup with various shapes and colors

Jane’s pottery consists of both wheel thrown and hand-built pieces, all of which are unique and one of a kind. To ensure that the pieces are unique, each one is altered in some way by using various techniques. Carving into the pieces and hand sculpting after throwing the pieces on the wheel are both ways Jane achieves uniqueness. White clay is used and bisque fired, then a palette of vibrant, food safe, and leadfree glazes are then used in the glazing process. The pieces are then fired for a second time. Jane’s pottery has a very organic feel and can be best described as “usable art”. 

https://www.instagram.com/jpwpottery/

 

Sandy Winter – Bellefontaine, OH mixing bowls of various sizes

Sandy’s work is a reflection of their love for making useful and beautiful pottery for everyday use. Sandy is not a production potter, rather they work in small batches using stoneware clay exploring form and function as well as experimenting with glaze methods and combinations. Recently, Sandy has been exploring altering their forms through hand carving. Sandy’s inventory consists of traditional serving pieces, oil and soap dispensers, candle holders and poured candles, planters, vases, and of course the ever-popular mug! 

https://www.instagram.com/sandywinterpottery 

Ceramic spoons

Beverly Hauenstein   – Mount Vernon, OH white wool wrap with various leaf eco prints

Beverly creates one-of-a-kind textiles using only leaves and flowers. The process is known as Eco Printing, which allows nature to share its beauty. Beverly utilizes natural fabrics such as wool, silk, linen and cotton to create handmade scarves, wraps, jackets, ponchos, table runners, aprons, pillows, bags, and wall hangings. The natural tannins are extracted from the leaves to create color and prints. The process of eco printing has given Beverly a new appreciation for the gifts of nature 

https://www.facebook.com/takejoyecoprinting/ 

 

 

 

Holley Morris – Columbus, OH  image of landscape made of wool and fiber

Holley works with wool roving because of its delicacy and strength. Holley believes that wool’s willingness to be manipulated makes it a perfect medium for depicting the natural world. Their subject matter is often a traditional landscape, or a bird and flower. Wool adds a dimension that brings a subject to life in a much different way than paint. 

https://www.instagram.com/wanderingminds_studio/ 

http://holleymorris.com 

 

 

Patty Pun – Patty Pun fiber sculpture of Japanese crane

Fusing classic macrame and origami techniques using natural and dyed jute twine to captivate the imagination by creating animals and other designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Scannell – Newburg, PA silk velvet wrap decorated with various colors

Jeanne creates hand tailored clothing using fine fabric, hand woven mohair, wet and needle felted wool, and hand dyed cotton and silk. Jeanne studied fashion design in Japan learning balance and flowing drapery.

 

 

 

 

 

patchwork crossbody handbagMaegan Shaner – Marysville, OH 

Maegan crafts original canvas bags & accessories designed from deconstructed vintage textile finds & natural fiber. Every item in the shop is designed, created, and crafted by Maegan in their home studio in central Ohio. Each product is built to last, to be uniquely you from the very first wear to the very last.

https://www.maeganjeanette.com/

https://www.facebook.com/maeganjeanette 

https://www.instagram.com/maeganjeanette/ 

 

Mary Williams – Galena, OH multicolored scarf draped over mannequin

Mary uses man made and natural fibers to weave pieces of art. Mary matches the fiber to the article and the usage of the plans that the customer has for the work. 

white wool wrap with various leaf eco prints

John Boyett – North Canton, OH wavy glass bowl

John melts pelleted glass in a furnace to 2100F. Molten glass is then gathered on a blow pipe and hand shaped with wet newspaper or wooden blocks. Lattacino cane and murrini are all handmade by the artist.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CantonGlassWorks 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Buchholz – St. Louisville, OH a blue, wavy glass bowl

While he was Moorhead State, Aaron was introduced to the art of glass. Upon graduation, he was determined to pursue a career in glass.  In search of a community that would meet his needs, Aaron moved to Columbus. There he worked for a production studio and started teaching glassblowing classes at a cooperative studio. Aaron was the glass manager at The Works Museum in Newark for over eight years, before building his own personal studio called St. Louisville Glass. 

https://www.blownglass7791.com/ 

 

 

Marygail Vansledright – Alto, MI glass wall hangings decorated with floral designs

Marygail creates decorative glass wall art; they work with opaque glass so that they can attach the glass to wood or frames. Marygail’s work is fired in a kiln flat. Their work is mostly vertical and features flower designs and some wildlife. Marygail uses paints, powders and frit glass and no molds. 

 

 

 

 

blue fused glass sculpture Kathryn Woodruff – Beavercreek, OH 

Kathryn is a fused glass artist who creates a synergy with glass and kiln heat. Most of their artwork is inspired by the nature that surrounds us. Kathryn keeps their prices low enough so everyone can afford an original!

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Zengel – Bowling Green, OH pair of glass spheres decorated with black, white, and color

Larry makes blown and hot sculpted glass with an emphasis on overly complicated spheres.  

https://www.hothouseglass.com/ 

 

wavy glass bowl

Caleb Barnaby – Crestview, FL ornate silver necklace decorated with blue gemstones

Caleb makes intricate pieces of wearable art from brass, silver, found objects and semi-precious stones. Most of Caleb’s designs feature antique, recycled materials such as horological instruments, spent bullet shells, pressure gauges and various other instruments (both musical and industrial). Textures are created by etching, hammering and patina. Metals are then hand-cut, forged and soldered. Hidden designs and details make each piece truly one-of-a-kind. 

https://calebbarnabydesigns.com

 

 

Deborah Barnes –  Mount Dora, FL metal necklace decorated with various blue pieces

Deborah fabricates sterling and 14kt. gold sheet and wire with hand tools and the knowledge of traditional silversmithing techniques, including: metal forming, chasing, reticulation, hollow form construction, forging, stone setting, enameling, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Shana Bertetto – Crestwood, KY macramé necklace and earring set

Shana works with a South American fiber technique called Micro-Macramé: intricate hand weaving & knotting. Shana uses waxed thread from Brazil and semi-precious gemstones to create sculptural, comfortable, durable fiber statement jewelry. Each piece contains thousands of knots tied by hand and hundreds of individual threads. Although dimensional, Shana’s pieces contain no internal wire nor glue. They are pure thread. A piece can take anywhere from 6-40 hours to create. Shana learned the foundations of this meticulous craft while living in South America over the course of 10 years. They fell in love with the slow and rhythmical process and the meditative space that emerges through quiet repetitive knot tying. When Shana incorporates findings & chains, they also handcraft them using brass and copper wire. 

https://hermanalunajewelry.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/hermana_luna_jewelry/ 

 

Susie Brand –  Cincinnati, OH shaped metal necklace decorated with blue gems

Susie forges sheet and wire into unique designs then sets raw and faceted semi-precious gemstones into handmade bezels that balance their designs. 

https://hwww.etsy.com/shop/SusieBrandJewelry 

 

 

 

 

Heidi Clous –  Blacklick, OH bracelet with various colored beads

With a gas fueled torch, Heidi melts rods of glass and manipulate into beads through precise hand movements and tools then create original handcrafted jewelry. Each piece is made up of Glass and Silver.

 http://www.sokavadesigns.etsy.com/ 

 

 

 

 

John Gulyas & Maryann Posch – Cleveland Heights, OH metal bracelet with multicolored gems

John and Maryann design, fabricate, and finish every piece of their one-of-a-kind sterling silver jewelry. Using traditional metal smithing techniques, they cut, shape, hammer and solder the silver. Each piece is accented with gemstones, gold or enamel and receives an oxidized finish.  

 

 

 

Janeth Hemmerling –  Hilliard ,OH necklace decorated with black and various colored beads

ECO Jewelry is the art of transforming natural products like seeds and nuts into beautiful, vibrant, colorful and environmentally friendly jewelry. The most common raw materials are Tagua and Bombona nuts and Acai and Huayruro seeds. Nuts are generally carved or/or sliced, dyed to multiple colors and polished to a smooth and shiny surface. Seeds are also dyed and polished. All pieces are subject to drilling and are bound together with multiple variety of ties such as nylon, leather strips or metal connectors; much depends on the design. 

http://www.bytabathahemmerling.com/ 

 

Ann and Henry Jalsa –  Gainesville, FL silver necklace decorated with various elements

For 25 years, Ann and Henry have been exhibiting at National Fine Art shows. Fabricating focal pieces with Victorian buttons, they utilize\ the technique of PMC Sculpting to create clasps and findings, sterling wire working, and the Victorian lace making technique of crocheting pearls and gems into the compositions.  

https://inthebeginning.etsy.com/ 

 

 

 

Andrea Kaiser – Columbus, OH silver circular necklace

Handmade with the intention of emboldening and celebrating strong, natural spirits. Starting with sterling silver sheet & wire, Andrea uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to texture, saw, form, shape, solder, enamel, & more. They look to nature for stories and patterns and pare them back to their strongest lines. 

https://glassskyjewelry.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/glass_sky_made/ 

 

 

Tanya Long – Cleveland, OH earrings with rectangular and circular elements

Tanya creates ceramic jewelry handmade in the U.S.A. Every piece is carefully crafted by hand and then fired 1-2 times in a kiln at temperatures of up to 1300 degrees celsius (2400 F). Each firing cycle lasts around two days. Silver components of jewelry are individually pierced, filed, sanded, and soldered by hand. The final product combines ceramic and silver utilizing soldering and cold forming techniques. From start to finish, it can take up to two weeks to complete one piece of jewelry.  

https://www.inisona.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/inisonastudio/ 

 

Jana Margeson – Galena, OH necklace designed from metal jump rings

Jana Margeson makes chainemaille jewelry designed with their own Argentium sterling silver & gold filled wire. Handcrafted polymer clay beads, gemstones, and Swarovski crystals embellish the woven designs. Rings are woven together one ring at a time in different patterns using 2 pairs of pliers. 

http://www.janamargeson.com/ 

 

 

 

Mary Kay Moore –  Cincinnati, OH three necklaces decorated with colorful glass beads

Mary Kay crafts jewelry using hand-blown Moretti/Bullseye glass beads strung with Swarovski crystals, gemstones & sterling silver.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

necklace decorated with beaded leaf shaped elementsPaula Nettleship – Pittsburgh, PA

Paula uses a variety of off-loom bead weaving techniques to create artisan jewelry focusing on color, shape and texture. Their materials are primarily Czech glass, Swarovski crystals and seed beads. Paula weaves pieces as awhole and makes individual beaded components to use in larger designs. 

https://designs2cpgh.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/designs2c/ 

https://www.instagram.com/designs2c/  

 

 

Sarah Pierce – Tallmadge, OH silver jewelry set including bangle and earrings

Sarah creates handforged, nature themed jewelry, made with sterling silver, 14k gold and gemstones. Each piece is completely handcrafted. Various stones are set with a mix of bezel, flush and prong settings.  

https://www.piercejewelryoh.com/ 

 

 

 

 

two earrings decorated as beetles

Edy Seaman – North Canton, OH

Edy both torches and kiln fires their enameled pieces, which are made on either fine silver or copper. Surface designs include graphite drawing, sgraffito, and separation enamel. Pieces are hand cut and formed. Edy’s work may also include their handmade lamp work and metal smithing. 

 

 

 

 

Sonja SheriffColumbus, OH silver brooch with red gemstone 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loey Stayden – Cincinnati, OH chain necklace decorated with stones

Loey creates handmade sterling silver jewelry with a grey sandstone that they find on beaches in Alaska when they visit in the summer. Loey lived in Alaska for 25 years, but now is back in their hometown of Cincinnati. Loey creates earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. They enjoy taking an organic element and creating unique pieces with a modern flair. 

https://alaskarocks.com/ 

 

Regina To – Key West, FL metal bangle with silver magnolia flower

Traditional metal-smithing methods such as saw piercing, soldering, pressure welding, cold-forging, and riveting are used on sterling silver, 24K gold, copper, and brass to fabricate elegant botanical-themed jewelry. Most pieces are matte-brushed by hand to produce a satin finish and pattern that elucidates form, while others are oxidized to offer contrast to the metal’s natural hues. Organically shaped seaglass in rare colours, high luster baroque pearls, and vintage finds are often used as accents.  

http://www.sophiapip.etsy.com/ 

 

Melissa Woods – Toledo, OH  matching blue metal necklace and bracelet set

Melissa hand manipulates, sculpts, and forges anodized aluminum in different gauges & color hues into weightless, hypoallergenic wearable art. Creating jewelry has been a means of self-expression for Meilissa since childhood. Over the years, Melissa has dabbled in any creative process they could learn. Melissa prefers to free-form work in the moment, creating flow and balance at the same time. 

https://www.melissamariewoods.com/ 

 

 

Andrea Yagoda – Delaware, OH  blue and purple glass pendants 

Many of Andrea’s pieces incorporate glass they have fused or stones they have ground and hang from kumihimo necklaces they have braided. Some include polymer clay pieces that Andrea has made and cabochons created by other artists. In their fused glass, they use enamels, silver, reactive glasses and multiple layers of glass. 

https://beadswork.etsy.com 

 

 

Jeff Zoellner – College Corner, OH silver necklace and earring set decorated with blue and multicolored elements

Jeff has an affinity for classical metalsmithing. Their pieces are largely hand fabricated using the old-world method: lots of hand forging and soldering. Rough pieces are finished initially in a vibratory tumbler and finally after all soldering, enameling and stone setting is complete, hand polished. Jeff’s inspiration comes strictly from the esthetic and ornamental value of the pieces at hand. Jeff’s goal is strictly to create high quality, exotic ornamentation.   

ornate silver necklace decorated with blue gemstones

Michelle Ishida – Columbus, OH brown leather bag decorated with feature of a white tree

Michelle creates handbags with cut leather appliques in various tree and animal designs, utilizing recycled materials. 

https://www.treeladyart.com 

https://www.facebook.com/treeladyartprints 

https://www.intragram.com/treeladyartprints 

 

 

Brigit and Brett Kowalczyk – Delaware, OH

Brigit and Brett create usable, wearable, timeless art pieces. Art can be functional, and a bold statement about you. Brands and marks naturally found on the leather accent our designs to make each piece unique. Brigit and Brett use only top grain leather that only gets more beautiful as it ages.

https://bbkleatherdesigns.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/BBKLeatherDesignsLLC/ 

https://www.instagram.com/bbkleatherdesigns/?utm_medium=copy_link 

 

Douglas Polczynski – Columbus, OH leather wall art decorated with image of dragon

Doug prides himself in using old world hand craftsmanship and techniques to create items that hearken back to a time past but also have modern functionality and often a fun and funky twist.  

 https://www.blackforestleather.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/blackforestleather/ 

https://www.facebook.com/people/Black-Forest-Leather/100057033477007/ 

 

 

 

Jamie Seel – Columbus, OH brown leather backpack

Jamie’s artistic process begins with the urge to capture a specific movement or feeling within a 3d shape. From there, they lay down many brief gesture sketches to try to capture the feeling. When they have one that strikes them as particularly pleasing, they workshop it and develop that sketch into a complete bag design. Jamie then creates the patterns and draft physical samples, adjusting as necessary. When a design is ready to be produced, they create a production guide that details the order of sewing/finishing. After that, the design is ready to be produced time and time again. The production process involves cutting, gluing, stitching, sanding, edge beveling, polishing, edge painting, and hardware attachment / riveting. The actual making of the work is their favorite part of the process. Seeing a design go from vague idea to tangible object by the work of their own hands is very rewarding. 

https://seelmade.com/ 

https://facebook.com/seelmade 

https://instagram.com/seelmade 

 

Noelle Shearer – Galena, OH landscape image made of various colors of leather

Starting with upcycled leather sourced from thrift stores, upholstery manufacturers and even other leather artists, Noelle envisions landscapes from the raw edges and imperfections found naturally in the leather. She uses either wood backgrounds which she stains, or canvases which she paints with acrylics to create backdrops to the leather scenes which are meticulously cut and designed by hand. Some leathers are distressed, painted or embossed to add even more texture to each piece. Each leather landscape is an original. 

https://www.be-stow.com/ 

brown leather bag decorated with feature of a white tree

Tess Aksamitova – Pittsboro, NC beaded tree sculpture

Tess has been working with wire since they were young. Tess’ grandfather taught them the basics and later on, Tess created pieces that incorporate glass to make their sculptures pop. Tess later became addicted to lampwork and it has been a part of their everyday life. 

 

 

 

 

Jay Ashrafi – Powell, OH mixed media painting of sailboat

Jay uses handcrafted copper, patinated copper, recycled materials collaborated, soldered, screwed or hot glued over cement base background and layers of transparent paints over wood board to create 3D images. 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Boerio – Columbus, OH  mixed media painting of a manatee

Michelle Boerio makes mixed-media paintings that spark curiosity and connection with the places and creatures of our weird, wonderful world. Her subjects range from the sun-drenched shorelines of southern Italy to the often-overlooked world of wetland animals in Ohio. When painting, she starts with a subject from the real world and stretches it to something more abstract through layers of watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, and collage. Those additive layers of color create visual depth. Her expressive, vibrant paintings celebrate playfulness in making marks. 

https://www.michelleboerio.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/michelleboerio/ 

 

Sarah Hunyadi– Columbus, OH marbled mixed media painting

Creating art for Sarah means freeing my mind from conscious thoughts so that they can fully immerse myself in the pure joy of the process. Sarah has chosen mixed media fluid art because the mediums are often unpredictable and therefore allow you to create intuitively. Their current art series is titled “Relinquish”, which is inspired by my pursuit of creative and mental freedom. Throughout my life, Sarah has struggled with OCD, and their perfectionist tendencies have often hindered their ability to let go in the creative process. For this series, Sarah has combined the ethereal quality of alcohol ink with a crackled texture medium. Each piece is created on a pine wood panel that absorbs the ink in unusual and unpredictable ways. Finally, the artwork is sealed with several layers of resin to provide a glossy finish. 

https://www.chromayadi.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/ChromaYadi 

https://www.instagram.com/chroma_yadi/ 

 

Diane Kline – Lexington, KY painting featuring florals and moon

Diane’s work is acrylic on canvas and paper. They use mostly hands and fingertips to create each textural piece. Diane is represented in galleries in the Northeast and Chicago area and in Alaska, Florida and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Paintings are held in many corporate and private collections. 

https://dianekline.squarespace.com/ 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Lamb – Columbus, OH

Benjamin draws with pen and ink and paint onto wood panels, which they then cut out to create dimensional compositions. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/3rdShiftDesigner 

https://instagram.com/blammo70 

 

 

 

Snigdha Mall – Mason, OH multicolored mixed media painting featuring hummingbirds

Snigdha is an Abstract Representational Artist. They are inspired to paint the calmness in all the chaos. Snigdha specializes in oil painting & mixed media. They paint in many different layers. They start with collage, adding different papers and modeling paste textures, giving the background its first layer. Once I dry the first layer, Snigdha begins with water-soluble materials like graphite and charcoal. They make some markings and use the rule of thirds to draw my subjects. They then move on to spray paints, alcohol inks, and India inks. They give a base to the background and then add acrylics in which they work light to dark and paint my subjects. After adding the darks, shades, and highlights, Snigdha seals all my water-soluble materials. Finally, Snigdha adds their last layer of oils, giving life to the subjects. The closer you look, the more it will connect to you. You could feel the story it says. Snigdha likes the juiciness of oils and how they make their artwork speak for itself. All along the way, they leave the layers showing from the beginning.  

https://www.snigdhamallsingh.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/snigdhamallsingh_art05/ 

 

Bill Miller and Susan Kelleghan – Naples, FL photo and painting of landscape

Where the Lens Meets the Brush. Integrating full-frame photography with acrylic paint extensions/additions to create unique art. 

 

 

 

 

 

collage art featuring botanical elementsEmily Morgan – Columbus, OH

All of Emily’s work is analog collage art and is created using hand-cut elements. Each individual piece is glued to either cardstock or cradled wood panel, and is sealed to promote longevity. Elements primarily consist of vintage/antique botany illustrations, vintage/modern photography, and other suitable ephemera. 

https://lovely-but-dead.myshopify.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/LovelyButDeadArt 

https://www.tiktok.com/@LovelyButDead 

 

 

 

Kate Morgan – Columbus, OH drawn and collaged piece featuring two female figures

Kate Morgan is a contemporary female figurative artist working in mixed media. Painting over original drawings and collage elements, including vintage and antique paper. Layered artwork depicts figural explorations, portraits and animals in expressionist color palettes and surreal style. Inspired by Iconography, folklore and fashion. Shading with ink, watercolor washes & colored pencil. Finished with gold leaf. Wood panel substrate. 

https://katemorganart.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/katemorgankmid/ 

https://www.facebook.com/katemorganart/ 

 

Andrew Paavola – Huntsville, OH illustration of aquarium

Whimsical cartoon wall art illustrations. Each is hand-drawn with India ink on Bristol board and digitally colorized. Frames are made by hand with wood, different colored paints and clear acrylic. Varying shapes and sizes that include the original ink drawing visible on the back of the frame. 

https://otterbehappy.com/ 

 

 

Aisha Pectyo – Powell, OH hand cut paper image featuring cauldron

Aisha is a Columbus, Ohio-based artist who focuses on paper illustrations. Her art is inspired by the hundreds of fantasy books she’s read and continues to read. She also draws a lot of inspiration from nature and the beauty of simple everyday objects. Aisha has been doing paper illustrations for over 5 years. She meticulously crafts her illustrations using a diverse array of paper types, from delicate rice paper and vellum to sturdy cardstock. Aisha uses a variety of techniques to cut, fold, and layer paper. She enjoys making intricate forms that can show depth and texture. The interplay of light and shadow on the paper surfaces enhances the visual experience, adding a dynamic quality to each piece. 

https://aishapectyo.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/apectyo_illustration/ 

 

Deborah Shapiro – Fairlawn, OH collaged and mosaicked artwork arranged into image of a cat's face

Deborah’s collages are created from bits of magazines. No paint is used. Deborah’s style weaves a sense of realism with the subject and a sense of abstraction throughout the details. Subjects reflect express their love for animals, nature, and common everyday experiences. 

https://www.deborahshapiroart.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/deborahshapiroart/ 

https://www.instagram.com/deborahshapiroart/ 

https://www.youtube.com/user/montrosevideo 

 

Anna Sokol – Columbus, OH colorful painting of floral arrangement

Anna explores the relationship between her identity and her relationships through art, using mixed media.  Color, music, and literature all impact what emerges on her canvases.  As an Aries, Anna experiences life by feeling profoundly and thinking reflectively.  Various artists have influenced her: Georgia O’Keefe, India.Arie, and Julia Cameron, among others.  They have offered her diverse perspectives and invited her to synergize in her artistic designs.
Since she began her professional career, she has been moved to ever more fully create, understand and practice openness through art and music.  What starts with the need to capture some reality on a surface evolves as she layers colors and brushstrokes, hoping that what emerges is both interesting and meaningful.  It’s the “why” of her art, and she hopes it enables her to connect profoundly with all who appreciate and collect her work. 

https://annasokolartist.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/annasokolfineart/ 

https://www.facebook.com/AnnaSokolFineArt 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSssoT8S2VTz7mbjbHV6IkA 

 

Catherine Tietz Boring – Granville, OH multicolored blown glass sphere illuminated by central light

Cathy creates Handblown Glass pieces using high quality Reichenbach colors added to molten glass ending in unique art. Many of her pieces are a combination of glass and pottery as one of a kind art. Gold, Silver, and copper are often added to the glass creating a mixed media again. 

http://www.tietzboring.com/ 

 

 

 

beaded tree sculpture

Sue Meier – Worthington, OH red bag with long strap and floral imagery

Hand crafted designer quality bags, totes and accessories made from cork material, sometimes adding high quality upholstery or canvas material. Sue’s bags are lined with interior pockets and adjustable straps. Sue have a wide variety of designs for a variety of tastes.  

https://www.susiemeierbags.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/susiemeierbags/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/susiemeierbags 

 

 

Igor Nasibyan – Erie, PA  black silhouette of a figure in a gold frame 

Igor Nasibyan is America’s premier silhouette artist. Cutting silhouettes has been his passion and livelihood for over 30 years. The silhouettes he creates are highly detailed, astoundingly accurate, and breathtakingly beautiful. Using only scissors and black paper, he cuts completely freehand a highly detailed silhouette portrait of a model and adheres it to white poster-board with an oval mat. 

https://www.silhouettesbyigor.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/silhouettesbyigor/ 

https://www.instagram.com/silhouettesbyigor/ 

 

 

Pearl Podlinsek – Howell, MI blue egg carved with image of cat next to photo of cat
After blowing out eggs from her own birds then washing them, Pearl drew images onto them using a graphite pencil, then carved simple images. Over the years, she has continually pushed herself to try something new, taking inspiration from everything around her. Pearl learned new techniques to color the shells, thus providing a new dimension. She uses electric tea lights to illuminate the eggs. Late in 2016, Pearl felt confident enough in her skill to purchase Emu eggs. The natural multiple color layers of the Emu shells have opened up a new world of etching detailed images into the shells. 

https://www.facebook.com/p/Crazy-Cluckers-100064729534802/\ 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Raymond – Columbus, OH   multicolored resin wall hanging with florals
Real Flowers are Foraged and Pressed to then be preserved in non-toxic resin. Each piece is handcrafted and made to be one of a kind. All Metal is Stainless Steel, and some pieces are paired with Swarovski & Preciosa Crystals. Wildflower & Flora is Art displayed as; necklaces, earrings, jewelry sets, bolo ties, hairclips, and wall art. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NaturallyLizDesigns 

https://www.instagram.com/NaturallyLiz11/ 

 

red bag with long strap and floral imagery

Samuel Brieck – Columbus, OH

Samuel creates whimsical, fantastic, and adventurous art. The main medium Samuel prefers to use is acrylic paint on either illustration board or watercolor paper. They also like to make art for screen printing!  

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrieckDraw 

 

 

 

Kevin Buckland and Pertain Gillespie-Buckland – Lewis Center, OH graphite landscape drawing

Kevin & Pertain Buckland met while attending The Columbus College of Art and Design. Pertain works mostly b&w, Kevin works in watercolor. Kevin and Pertain live and work at their home studio outside Columbus, Ohio. For over 36 years, this husband and wife team have owned and operated a graphics and fine art studio. 

https://kevinbucklandart.com/ 

https://pertainbucklandart.com/ 

 

Kiersten Cherry – Columbus, OH watercolor print of a sleeping bat

Babybats works closely with rescues around the world that send reference photos of actual bats in their care. These are transformed into the characters portrayed in the collections. In return, Kiersten spread awareness, donates original art, and participates in fundraisers for the rescues. Kiersten produces in all mediums but found a niche with her original love of watercolor. Built off the simplicity of her black and white paintings, they have developed into Indian ink, gold foil, and all types of goodies created with bats as the subject. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BabybatsByCherry 

https://www.instagram.com/babybatsbycherry/ 

https://www.facebook.com/babybatsbycherry 

 

Zhen Zhong Duan – Dublin, OH painting of winter city scene

Zhen Zhong Duan utilizes his technique, experience and aesthetic ability to complete his paintings. Sketching, memory and imagination are all used to create his favorite places with oil and acrylic on canvas. 

 

 

 

 

Thom Glick – Columbus, OH graphic painting of figure

For painted works, once Thom’s decided on a subject, they create a refined graphite drawing. Then, Thom chooses a canvas and builds up a layered ground of color. Often this layered ground becomes part of the background of the painting. Sometimes this ground involves applying paint by washing, scumbling, and spattering. After the ground is to their liking, Thom transfers the graphite drawing to the canvas surface, usually with a projector. From here, Thom approaches the painting much like a color-by-number exercise, first focusing on the shapes of color, then lastly adding the outlines. 

https://www.thomglick.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/thomglickillustrates 

https://www.instagram.com/thomglick/ 

 

Amy Haggard – Columbus, OH four multicolored paintings featuring rainbows and flowers

Amy’s mission as an artist is to create art that evokes a feeling of playfulness and joy. She creates that joy using vibrant colors, graphic patterns, and organic shapes.  Her love of simple forms and how they can build imaginary worlds comes through in her dreamed up botanicals and abstract compositions. For Amy art is play, constant experimentation, and an unending curiosity that she wants to share with the viewer. 

https://www.themakist.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/amythemakist/ 

 

Kelley Hensing – Batavia, OH painting of figure and blue butterflies

Kelley’s artwork is inspired by the mysterious. Her images portray dreams, fears and fables, while seeking to transcend a world of chaos. Her visual language brings together nature, spirituality, and archetypal figures to form her own narratives both beautiful and symbolic. Kelley has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her first major show was in 2014 with Last Rites Gallery, NYC. She also shows with Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK and at various art conventions throughout the year. 

https://kelleyhensing.com/ 

https://www.eventeny.com/company/?c=9416 

 

Edwin Kitchen – Columbus, OH painting of winter landscape

As a lifetime painter and high school art instructor, watercolor is Edwin’s medium of choice. Edwin has spent 54 years exploring the potential of their medium and investigating how to depict their subjects. Edwin’s curiosity and love of the medium has piqued their interest throughout their life. 

 

 

 

Amanda McGee – Galena, OH painting of a tricycle

Inspired by memorable objects from childhood and familiar scenes from the past, Amanda enjoys capturing joyful nostalgia through bold brushstrokes and vibrant acrylic paint on canvas and panel. 

https://amandamcgee.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/amandamcgeeart/ 

https://www.facebook.com/amandamcgeeart/ 

 

Heather Miles – Indianapolis, IN multicolored abstract painting

Heather Miles is a contemporary painter based in Indianapolis, Indiana whose work is shaped by her ability to connect to the human experience. Heavily influenced by traditional abstract expressionism, Miles’ paintings rely on less tangible forms of communication, evoking joy and sometimes sorrow through organic shapes, unexpected colors and translucent layers. Her personal mark making and scribbled notes create a visual language that lets her audience in on her secrets and connects the past to the present, while tapping into a universal portrayal of what it means to be human. 

https://www.hwardmiles.com/ 

 

Said Oladejo-Lawal – Columbus, OH painting of a figure playing instrument

Said studied painting in Nigeria and graduated in 1995 from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology. Said also graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, United States of America in 2012. Their colors are fauvist in outlook. Said’s presentation is often classified as that of an impressionist artist. They like to use bright colors to bring nostalgia and deep emotions out of anyone who encounters their paintings. Said wants people to walk away feeling deeply connected with each of their art pieces. Said enjoys bringing abstract preoccupations such as music into visual prominence.  

https://www.lawalsaid.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/saidartlook/ 

 

Payal Saxena – Lewis Center, OH watercolor landscape painting of lake

Payal creates vibrant watercolor paintings on archival paper using fine pigments, framed in glass/mounted on wood. 

https://www.thepaintedverandah.com/ 

 

 

 

Tom Stenger – Delaware, OH painting with landscape with river and mountains

Tom believes there is always something new to learn in watercolor, and taking classes from several professionals in the central Ohio area keeps styles, new techniques, and subjects flowing. 

 

 

 

 

Matt Tisdale – Westerville, OH painting of crane and fox

Matt uses traditional oil paint techniques on masonite panels. 

https://matttisdale.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/matttisdale0/?hl=en 

 

 

 

 

Loc Tran – Columbus, OH painting of landscape featuring river

Loc uses translucent scribble-like brush stokes to create the background which contrasts with the focal area’s bold, opaque shapes. Light is often captured with choppy strokes and color is exaggerated. 

https://www.loctranart.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/loctran.art/ 

 

 

Alexandra Valentino – Delaware, OHpainting of hummingbird and flower

Alexandra graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2022 and received their BFA in Fine Arts and minor in Art Therapy. Alexandra’s work is a study in finding ways to play with nature in motion. They use organic subjects to acknowledge the passage of time.  Alexandra uses watercolor and oil paint to create their work. Alexandra’s work is typically created on canvas or watercolor paper. 

https://www.alexandravalentinofineart.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/alexandravalentinofineart/ 

 

Sabrina Zhou – Carmel, IN  landscape painting of sun through trees

Sabrina is an oil painter, both representational expressional. Sabrina’s works are painted on stretched canvas using the finest oil paints. They focus on the magic of light and the interaction between the subjects and their surroundings to provide viewers with mystery, harmony, serenity. 

http://Sabrinazhou.com 

 

 

Wanda Zuchowski-Schick – Rossford, OH painting of water lilies

Wanda layers transparent watercolor to produce vibrant images of National Park landscapes, flowers, wildlife and landmarks. These images are from their travels, artist residencies or their garden. 

 

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Jane Axman – Johnstown, PA photo of a deer swimming

Through their photography, Jane strives to capture the beauty of natural places and the spirit of wildlife and natural subjects. Jane hopes to foster a deeper awareness and appreciation for the fragile natural environment that we must cherish and protect. Jane produces their photographs using high quality archival materials. They offer prints on fine art paper, metal and canvas. Jane currently shoots with high resolution full frame digital SLR cameras, and a wide assortment of lenses from 18 mm wide angle landscapes to 500 mm intimate wildlife portraits. Jane always shoots totally manually as they require complete artistic control of their images. 

https://jane-axman.pixels.com/

 

James Brown – Pataskala, OHphoto of two owls nuzzling

James’ main stage for their photography was the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Living in Akron, James was on the edge of the Park and walked its trails almost daily. Along with their wife Eve, James also takes trips to places and parks in the US and travels occasionally overseas. James finds most subjects for their photos by hiking and observing the wildlife when it presents itself. The original image is downloaded from their camera to the computer where it is usually cropped in PhotoShop.  If possible, James tries not to touch the color of the subject, but they do modify the color of the background to sepia/black and white. James then fades the edges of the photo to bring the viewer’s eye into the area of the subject.  By “muting” the background, the subject takes center stage. 

https://ispyphotos.com/ 

 

Thomas Croce – Lebanon, OH black and white landscape photo

Thomas graduated with a BED degree from Miami University school of Fine Art in 1984 and with a Master of Architecture from Washington University in 1987. He works with all the compositional elements, line, form, texture, light, and shadow to create his award-winning nature and wildlife images. Thomas’ art includes framed and mounted limited edition fiber selenium toned silver gelatin prints and framed and mounted monumental archival pigment prints. All prints are made using all archival materials. 

https://www.tomcrocephoto.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/tcrocephoto/ 

 

Rebecca Cummings and Rod McIntyre – Grove City, OH photo of tree and bridge

Being a team, Rod and Rebecca travel and explore together, each photographing the experience in their own individual way.  Rod works in black and white creating simple yet uniquely sophisticated images, while Rebecca uses color, texture and lighting to create a mood.  Both photographers work in digital and film but stay true to traditional photography using little or no photoshop. 

https://www.dreamingtreegalleries.net/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DTGalleries 

 

Christopher Doherty – Delray Beach, FL underwater photo of turtle

Christopher Doherty is an award winning and widely published professional photographer for over 21 years now. With over 30 countries under his belt he primarily focuses on underwater marine life to show the world its wonders and to help educate others to preserve it beauty. All of his images are 100% genuine captures from out in the wild. He also personally produces all of his images in his print shop. Printing on a prograde fine art metallic photo paper and bonding it to museum grade acrylic. Face-mounting photos onto acrylic is an art form in itself. The rich color gamut and the unique metallic surface provides extreme sharpness and depth. The acrylic works to preserve the print as well as enhance the prints natural vibrancy. A floating frame is attached to the back giving the print a very sleek and modern look. 

https://www.dohertyphotography.com/ 

 

Ron Mellott – Bloomington, IN photo of sunset and lake

Ron’s landscape images are taken using medium and large format film cameras, macrophotography now done mostly with digital capture and image stacking (e.g., multiple exposures). Formally trained as a wildlife biologist, Ron earned a B.S. degree in Zoology from Colorado State University and M.S. in Biology from Fort Hays State University, Ron worked about 17 years as a wildlife ecologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Colorado Division of Wildlife and private consulting firms before moving in late 1998 back to Indiana to pursue art shows full-time. 

https://naturegalleryphotography.com/ 

 

Patricia Quaranto – Delaware, OH photo of beach and tunnel

Landscape Photography brings you into the moment….and calms the chaos in the world. Patricia’s photography is an artform to express themself and share with the viewer. 

https://www.patriciaquarantophotography.com/ 

photo of a deer swimming

Jake Rathkamp – Columbus, OH drawing of hand holding a snow globe

All of Jake’s works begin with a detailed line drawing in graphite pencil on fine art paper. The drawing is then scanned where color is worked on digitally.  Each layer is then printed in black ink onto a transparency sheet which is utilized to impose the layer image onto a silkscreen with a photo emulsion using Jake’s hand built exposure unit. From here, water-based inks are hand mixed to match desired colors and the prints are then meticulously hand screen-printed a single layer at a time onto fine art paper. Each print is hand cut or torn and then signed and numbered. 

https://www.thegraphiteclub.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/the_graphite_club/ 

 

Emily Sekerak – Newark, OH black and white print of tower

Emilly creates relief printmaking using hand carved wood or linoleum blocks. Each print is inked with oil-based printmakers ink, pressed on traditional natural fiber papers using a hand baren & pulled by hand. 

https://emilysekerakprintmaker.squarespace.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/embecile.iac/ 

 

 

Angela Stiftar – Columbus, OH black, white, and red print of farmland

From a young age, Angela has been infatuated with all things creative: drawing, painting, poetry, theatre, dance, photography, you name it. They believe inspiration is everywhere and world travel is their favorite source. Angela’s whimsical love of mermaids symbolizes beauty, courage, adventure, and folklore. The Midwest to them signifies friendliness and family, plus it is where they proudly call home. Mix these values together, and there you have it – Midwest Mermaid was born! 

https://midwestmermaid.com/art 

https://www.instagram.com/midwest__mermaid/ 

 

Leah Storrs-Fisher – Columbus, OH print of tree trunks

Leah is a printmaker & fine artist based in Downtown Columbus. Their work focuses mainly on landscapes, architectural studies, bird studies and all things floral. Leah bounces around a lot in mediums ranging from silkscreen printing, block printing, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing and embroidering. Originally from Saginaw, MI, Leah moved to Columbus to go to art school at the Columbus College of Art & Design to attain their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Fine Art with a focus in Printmaking + Art History minor. Their work includes fine art prints and watercolor paintings & a combination of the two. Working in water-based ink, on fine art printmaking papers and watercolor papers. 

https://leahstorrsfisher.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/leahstorrsfisher/ 

 

Maria Zanetta – Akron, OH  print of city skyline 

Maria was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they studied Fine Arts at the National School for the Arts. Maria has always been very interested in experimenting with different textures and mediums. Vibrant color and the interplay of texture and color are the fundamental building blocks of their art. Maria enjoys exploring the creative options related to printmaking and combining them with their interest in texture and color. Each one of Maria’s prints are developed in conjunction with a collage that gives it its distinct characteristics and therefore the end result is a bold and unique image

drawing of hand holding a snow globe

Annette Gordon – Paola, KS   multicolored glass sculpture

Multiple skill sets are united in harmony to create these glass garden sculptures. Lamp work, soldering and welding combined with handblown and antique glass to create your forever flower.  

https://flowersalongthetracks.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/FlowersAlongTheTracks/ 

https://www.instagram.com/flowersalongthetracks/ 

 

 

 Rebecca Sigler – Mount Vernon, OH   sculpture of turtles in a pond

Rebecca’s whimsical artwork is 100% hand built using High Fire, Porcelain, Terra Cotta, or Raku clays. All pieces are hand glazed using brushes and/or sponges. All are stamped with logo and/or signed. 

https://www.mousecraftstore.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/mousecraftbybecky/ 

 

 

 

 

Bryant Tubbs – Ypsilanti, MI     tall metal and wood sculpture

Abstract metal sculptures hand fabricated from mild and stainless steels using mig and tig welding techniques that are hand painted with automotive tint for durability. 

https://bryantktubbsmetalworks.com/ 

 

multicolored glass sculpture

Jerry Yang – Dublin, OH   three images of light colored jacket

Jerry’s work involves a very complicated 3-D design. It’s dynamic cutting fashion design with various special selected fabric to create a balance of style, blend of colors, and artistry. Jerry’s work is a sculpture in fibers to present a very unique and one-of-kind finished piece.  

 

three images of light colored jacket

Kelsey Angeli and James Turner – Canton, OH   wooden bowl

Kelsey and James are always experimenting with new materials to work with and new ways of making their products! Sometimes they will use reclaimed materials or create something with an entirely new medium! Kelsey and James are always exploring new things and want to keep things exciting. Each and every piece is made by hand in small batches. No two items will be exactly the same and have their own uniqueness because each piece gets individual attention.  

https://www.tanglewoodworkshop.com/ 

 

Kaye Benson – Marion, OH   wooden chessboard and chess pieces

Kaye makes a wide range of wood products from wooden model cars to large live edge tables, lamps, wine and beer flights, charcuterie and cutting boards. All the wood Kaye uses is sourced from their farm. Every year, they lose trees to storm or disease and take them to be sawed, then stick dried for 6 months, then to the kiln to be dried and planed. The wood is then taken back to their shop to be made into products. 

https://www.facebook.com/fortheloveofwoodbykayebenson/ 

 

 

Michael Bobo and Julie Rabun – Knoxville, TN   wooden charcuterie board

For many years Michael has collected lumber, wood and other materials, such as metal, glass, and plastics. What many people may consider waste, Michael and Julie use to make one-of-a-kind functional objects, ranging from magnetic bottle openers, cheese slicers and cutting boards to small furniture. This also helps our environment and educates consumers about ways to reduce waste going to our landfills. Everything they make incorporates a variety of re-purposed materials in unique, aesthetically pleasing and practical ways. Their background in woodworking informs their work, ensuring a well crafted, professional design, and finished product. 

https://www.rabodesign.com 

https://www.instagram.com/rabodesign/ 

 

Emily Combs – Springfield, OH   landscape made from wood pieces

Emily starts by drawing a shape onto wood. Then, she handcuts the wood using a jigsaw. Next, Emily carves, burns, and sands each wood piece. She then create wood dyes from mica and procion powders and stain the wood. Emily also uses acrylics to paint the wood. Last, she puts the wood pieces together to create a wood mosaic. 

https://combsart.square.site/ 

https://www.instagram.com/combs_art/ 

 

Paul Courtright – Westerville, OH   multicolored wooden peppermill

Paul creates wood turned ice cream scoops, bowls, pizza cutters, peppermills, and cheese boards. 

 

 

 

 

Dave Grabarczyk – Perrysburg, OH   wooden box with drawers

Dave creates hardwood jewelry and valet boxes with exotic wood accents in traditional or contemporary designs, sanded, stained and sealed with a protective finish to enhance the natural appearance of the wood. 

 

 

 

 

Mark Hilligoss – Hilliard, OH  wood vase

Mark uses a chainsaw to cut wood blanks from downed trees. Afterward, they mount the green, wet wood in a chuck on the lathe and use gouges, scrapers, and hollowing tools to create rough forms which are set aside to air dry. Consistent thickness of the object’s walls minimizes cracking as the wood dries. Once dried, after several months, Mark remounts the bowl or vessel and refines the shape making the form thinner and more balanced. Defects or anomalies create the opportunity to fill the wood’s natural voids with colored epoxy, like turquoise, stabilizing and adding beauty to the form. 

https://www.fairturnstudio.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/fairturn/ 

 

Rachel McFarlane David – Reynoldsburg, OH  circular wooden wall hanging painted with floral images

Rachel makes wall hangings and ornaments from repurposed and recycled wood. They sand and strip down this old wood, cut it into blanks or shapes on a bandsaw or scroll saw, then hand-burn original images onto the wood’s surface with a pyrography tool. These images are inspired by the patterns, designs and creatures they see in nature. Rachel often adds bright paint or inks to these designs for depth and color. Rachel finally adds hardware to their pieces so they can be hung for display. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and made one at a time. 

https://www.instagram.com/farlaneartworks/ 

 

 

Joshua Miller – Dubois, PA    wooden side table with drawers

Hand-planed, wire-brushed, steam bending and skip planing with special paints and glazes produce unique textures in Joshua’s work.  

https://northcrateco.com/ 

 

 

 

Noah and Tammy Mynes – Lewis Center, OH  wooden serving tray and bowls with additional color 

Noah and Tammy search out beautifully grained wood. They integrate complimentary epoxy colors to create home decor. Noah and Tammy make upscale tables, serving sets, bowls, salt cellars, lazy susans. They also do custom work. 

https://handcraftedbynoah.com/ 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandcraftedbyNoah 

https://www.instagram.com/handcraftedbynoah/ 

https://www.facebook.com/handcraftedbynoah 

 

William Nardin – Algonac, MI   a drawer box in the shape of a cat

William creates band saw boxes using at least two types of wood. The shapes range from fun to organic. The boxes show the beauty of wood & are still functional. All wood used is reclaimed. 

https://wmnwoodworking.com/ 

 

 

 

 

Danny Rings – Dublin, OH   multicolored wood vase

Danny creates wood turned vessels, bowls, and artwork, carved and embellished with inspiration from nature. 

https://www.dannyrings.com/ 

https://www.instagram.com/rannydings/ 

 

 

 

Tom Meehan Stahl – Fairfield, OH  wooden vase decorated with color

Tom creates a wide variety of segmented wooden bowls using 36 different species of wood from 5 different continents. The bowls can contain between 37 and over 700 individual pieces of wood. Tom uses a variety of domestic and exotic woods to produce patterns and color combinations within my work. All the items are food safe with a high gloss non-toxic finish. All pcs are serial numbered and signed. The underside of the bowl listed the types of woods used and the number of individual pieces of wood in the item. 

https://www.stahlbowls.com 

 

 

 

Mike Stanik – Burghill, OH  wooden chest

Mike handcrafts functional wooden pieces of art using a very rare type of reclaimed lumber, American Chestnut. Mike believes that this is preserving the past for future generations to enjoy. 

http://www.yesteryearfurniture.net/ 

 

 

 

 

Michael West – Athens, OH stack of wooden bowls

Michael is an artist from Appalachia Ohio handcrafting wooden salad bowls, spoons, spatulas and cutting boards for both artistic and utility/functional use. Michael’s love of woodworking allows them to express their creativity into their wooden pieces that were destined to be firewood or end up in a landfill. 

 

 

wooden bowl