Madera Exotic Wood Bowls – Wood – As a teenager, I spent several summers working for my uncle, a house builder in North Carolina. Mostly, I picked up trash and nailed blocking in place, but I was thoroughly bitten by the “sawdust bug”–and when I finished four years of unrelated college, I went into construction full time and have been a builder working with and appreciating wood ever since.
Marianne Stillwagon – Acrylic – I began my art career as a freelance graphic designer with a B.S. in Design from Rivier University in New Hampshire. Since 1976 I have been pursuing my first love, painting. I have a studio in New Hampshire and also in the LowCountry of South Carolina. My art has been sold in many select galleries throughout the US and is also found in many private collections here and abroad. I am an exhibiting member of the New Hampshire Art Association, the Monadnock Area Art Association, Washington Area Artisans, So Irtysh of Bluffton Artists and the National Association of Women Artists..National and South Carolina Chapters.
Judy Blahut Studios – Acrylic – Instagram: judyblahutstudios -Growing up in a family of artists made art a very important part of my life. My love of painting landed me at Syracuse University, where I received a BFA in painting in 1984. I have been painting ever since. I have had a very fortunate and full life that has given me many opportunities for using my creativity and artistic abilities. I have worn many hats: mother, art teacher, Montessori teacher, head of school and college faculty member. The hat that never comes off is that of artist. My paintings are an extension of my emotional and physical life. They are the most authentic part of me. Nature has always called to me. My newest works explore the difference between what is actually seen and what is masked behind the form of an object. I am interested in the secret areas that exist within the shape of a natural subject like a flower or a shell. I look beyond the form by deconstructing its parts and putting them back together in a new way. Most of the outcomes are fairly abstract, allowing the viewer to understand more about the subject than its actual appearance. The form, which gives a verbal association to an object, is no longer necessary. A new experience with the object now exists.
Holly Pobis / Marsh & Light – Hand-painted Original Photography – IG: @marshandlight / FB:
https://bit.ly/2xqYemm – As a South Carolina native, I began my business to share the unique beauty of the SC Lowcountry through my original art. The PhotoColours series features original black and white photographs, taken in the South Carolina Lowcountry and selectively painted with watercolors. The use of light and color, especially the cool greens and blues of the sea and marsh, is essential in all my creations.
Sachs Design Inc. – Metals, Lapidary, Jewelry – I Love what I do! I come from a family of incredibly creative people, as a 4th generation artist in my family. The reason I do what I do is to become independent and not to have to rely on anyone for anything. I have been able to offer my clients an authentic experience that comes with a little bit of me. Cutting my own gemstones is a passion of mine that I feel is important to share with my clients. I offer a unique and personal buying experience that sets me apart from my competition because I offer my clients a whole experience from start to finish. Selling custom gemstone jewelry is a complete joy for me, I love helping people find that special gemstone and creating a piece to make them happy. I absolutely LOVE what I do, and it shows with all my clients. I have a loyal following, and even have become close with many of my clients. My Education has helped me leaps and bounds, I have an MFA from the City University of NY, and a BFA from Alfred University.
Kathy Oda/KODA Glass Designs – Kiln-formed glass – @kodaglass – My love affair with glass started over 20 years ago as part of a mid-life crisis in an attempt to balance my corporate and personal lives. Working out of my Lady’s Island home based studio in South Carolina, I found the balance I needed and work full-time as a glass artist. I find am drawn to the illusion of texture and movement found in glass and try to incorporate it in my sculptural and functional kiln-fired glass art. With references to fossil forms, my work often suggests a sort of time suspension like that experienced viewing an ancient insect trapped in amber. Because of the transparency of the glass I use, the finished work is always affected by its surroundings and so further and unpredictable influences will come to bear on the final art piece. I can’t imagine doing anything else. How often do we get the chance to do something that we love?
Michele Blank/ a Work of Art Glass Studio – Glass – over 45 years of working in glass. All designs are original, one of a kind. Custom work welcome. Tiffany foil technique. Inclusions of artist created fused and blown glass