Mixed Media


Artist: Willy Borja
Business: Iron Willy’s Fabrication
Product: Custom Home Decor & Fabrication
Phone: 616-419-9654

Etsy: IW Fabrication

I create custom home decor using new and recycled materials. I strive to create unique and quality items to fit a wide variety of spaces, including homes, garages, and businesses. I have a passion for creating and putting new life into old and forgotten materials.


Artists: Elizabeth Connolly & Gigi Diaz
Business: Serendipity Artistry
Products: Handcrafted shower gifts (baby & wedding), hostess gifts, paper creations for the home, special occasions, and holiday decor.
 
Sisters who combined our interests and creative tendencies to create some handcrafted, distinctive, and unique pieces.  We love working with office supplies from folded paper ornaments, shadow boxes, and paper flowers to dragon eggs.  We also create custom baby gifts and seasonal wood posts.  We look forward to seeing you around the market.
 
 
 

Artist: Tamara Havermahl
Business: HipKNOTic Design
Products: Mixed media & sculpture

Your mailbox is your home’s first impression. Adding pizzazz and personality to your mailbox is an opportunity to accent your home while enhancing your curb appeal. Sculpting mailboxes, shelving, flowerpots, and other household items into functional art has reunited me with my artistic tempo and the beauty of nature. I transform bark, driftwood, shells, pine cones, and other gifts from Mother Earth into spiritual and whimsical themes from lighthouses and castles featuring  gnomes, fairies, and mermaids to movie themes such as Gandalf in Hobbiton. My artwork is on display from the coast of Maine to California. It soothes my soul to hear customers express how they felt a strong calling to a specific design as if it were made just for them.


Artist: Nick Homrich
Business: BlinkLab Workshop
Products: Repurposed materials and locally sourced hardwoods made into unique lighting and home decor.
Email: NickHomrich@gmail.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/BlinkLabWorkshop
Etsy: Etsy.com/shop/BlinkLab
Instagram: instagram.com/BlinkLabWorkshop

I have been making my products for over 20 years. In 2011 I turned a passion into a business and have been growing it ever since.


Artist: Rachel Jaworski
Business: Pretty Paper Cuts Etc.
Products: Various forms of art and toys made from cut paper
Email: prettypapercuts@gmail.com
Instagram: prettypapercutsetc

I am inspired by my 2 kids, as well as colors and textures that I discover every day.

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Artist: Laura Johnson
Business:  Découpage Collage
Products: Mixed-media collage furniture and decor
Facebook: @a2artwerks

I believe in the power of transformation. In my art, I combine sustainability with beauty, employing decoupage to morph unwanted objects into objects d’art.

As I apply seemingly simple materials of paper and glue, old scarred but structurally sound furniture leaps to life in an exuberance of color teeming with nature’s glory: Dressers metamorphose into rainbow fantasies of birds and fish. Mismatched, dented chairs become colorful conversation pieces. Coat racks and picture frames bring the flower garden indoors on the dreariest day. I even use the world’s oldest paper (birch bark) to create a fresh, neutral palette for modern objects.

All items are made with a stringent commitment to reuse and repurposing. With the exception of glue and finishes, I do not purchase ready-made or new items. It is a labor of love to glean and revive my materials. It is in this spirit, I reanimate unloved items into objects of beauty and worth.

Artist: Alvey Jones
Business: OpenSky Press
Products: Artist books, original prints, paintings, drawings, mixed-media assemblage, greeting cards and peanut brittlle.
Email: alveyjones@att.net
Website: alveyjones.com

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Artist: Dan & Raynette Kempf
Business: Ray’s Rags
Products: Stuffed Animals, Sock Monkeys; Cutting/Serving Boards, Treasure Boxes, and other wood products.

Email: dkempf4010@comcast.net
Phone: 734-355-3327 

Raynette produces stuffed animals and sock monkeys. Dan produces cutting/serving boards, treasure boxes, totes, napkin holders, and candle holders.


Artist: Teresa Kovalak
Business: Monet’s Crystal Garden
Products: Jewelry, recycled antiques, paintings
Facebook: Monet’s Crystal Garden
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/monetscrystalgarden

I am a local artist who recycles antiques and makes them into a variety of things — teapot birdhouses, garden decor, and jewelry. I am also a painter, using alcohol inks on tiles to create unique landscapes.


Artist: Colleen Lenihan
Business: Breezy Jewelry Designs
Products: Jewelry and Fabric Items
Email:  breezyacres2@hotmail.com
Phone: 616-446-5916
Website: https://breezy-jewelry-designs.square.site
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/breezyjewelrydesigns

I have been creating jewelry for over 8 years.  I love making the Viking weave, which is colored copper and/or stainless steel, wire-woven into beautiful necklaces and bracelets. I also make and sell fabric items: cross-body purses, snappy-closure eyeglass cases, wristlets with detachable key fobs, ID holders/coin purse with detachable lanyard, microwavable bowl hot pads, and key fobs.


Artist: Micaela Lumpkins
Business: Libellas Book Arts
Products: Paper Flowers & Book Art
Email:  info@libellasbookarts.com
Website: libellasbookarts.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/libellasba

Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LibellasBookArts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/libellasbookarts/

Libellas Book Arts is on a mission to reduce the number of books that end up in US landfills each year. That number is currently 350 million and we believe we can lower it by taking old and unwanted books and up-cycling them into products that can bring joy to people once more. We specialize in paper flowers made from book pages, but also create garlands, pinwheels, and other special designs. We only use books that are destined for the dumpster so you know your purchase is supporting the environment. Our packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable and we donate to efforts that reverse climate change in order to offset our carbon footprint. We are working to be part of the solution; won’t you join us?


Artist: Mike Mouradian
Business: LawnTrout Guitars
Product: Guitars, ukuleles, and dulcimers made from cigar boxes
Email: Mouradia@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lawntroutguitars/
Website: www.LawnTrout.com

Made in the tradition of the old blues artists, these are three-stringed guitars tuned to CDG for easy playing with a slide. They can easily be tuned to other cords, too.  My guitars are handmade from modern cigar boxes with turn-of-the-century artwork on them. They have old maple necks; some are fretted. Non-fretted guitars come with a wine-bottle glass slide. All guitars are electric and can be plugged into an amp. If you need a special theme, let me know.

 


Artist: Alice Rolfe-Chin
Business: AL ROCHI
Products: Candles, Perfume, Skin Care, Jewelry
Email: hi@alrochi.com
Facebook: Al Rochi Votive
Instagram: alrochi

My story is attached to the way I connect with everything around me.

I started making candles during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to learn a new skill and spark creativity. I have always been very connected to scent. It can immediately transcend me to a different place, much like music and art. As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, setting atmosphere is important for me to ground myself. I love the process of formulating fragrances, hand-pouring, and designing labels and packaging. This big-tiny operation has become my baby and I have been shocked and thrilled at the response from customers. That this just started as an idea of making my own candles to selling out of my first batch, I feel incredibly grateful that people have connected with what I create. When I partnered with Volition Beauty in 2017, I created the Mattifying Mist that was featured in teen Vogue — this ignited what is now AL ROCHI, my own self-care brand with products ranging from fragrance items to jewelry and now skincare.

Thank you for shopping small, and for supporting an Asian, woman-owned business. Because every purchase matters and creates opportunity for me to do something I love.