Tori and Chris Tissell prove the adage that it’s better to give than to receive. Just three Christmases ago and “out of desperation” during a very lean year, Tori screen-printed text from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice onto scarves she gave as presents.
Gretchen Diehl, of BirdQueen Designs in Philadelphia, relies on vivid dreams, people and animals she’s known and loved, and verbal and visual misinterpretations to create “original, affordable, adorable plastic jewelry that’s meant to make a statement wherever you go.” Diehl and production managers Melissa Magri and Michele Smith print the artist’s designs on ink jet shrink film.
What do crazy-quilt fabrics, roller skates, tiaras, fuel cans, croquet mallets and funky jewelry have in common? They set fiber sculptor Kent Epler’s mental “Rolodex…
“A burning desire to design and produce unique, well-crafted, locally made goods” motivated Paul Ocepek to begin creating custom wall art a few years ago…
One glance at Jen Violette’s mixed-media wall sculptures reveals her constant sources of inspiration—the rural Vermont countryside and the fruits of her garden. Violette cultivates vegetables, berries, shrubs and small trees as long as the region’s short growing season permits. “I love to see the constant, daily changes through the seasons,” she explains. “My garden-inspired pieces allow me to ‘garden’ year round.”
“The urge to create has always been there, in a compulsive way,” explains enamelist Jenn Bell. Whether she was making floss bracelets under her desk in high school or building intricate models with her dad, Bell has always worked with her hands.
Mirrors may produce reflections of images, but they should also reflect individual style. To help replicate every customer’s tastes, we’ve assembled a collection of some of the most beautiful mirrored wall art we could find from seven studios that combine functionality and fun.
In the colorful fantasy world of Helen Heins Peterson, dragonfly men ride on the backs of fishes, checkerboard cats roll along on wheels, and a knowing sun smiles on all.