Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

TREATS BY MARISOL

TREATS BY MARISOL gourmet dog treats + cakes @treatsbymarisol_ treatsbymarisol.shop etsy.com/shop/TreatsByMarisol Meet The Maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?coming soon DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.coming soon WHAT INSPIRES YOU?coming soon FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.coming soon FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.coming soon WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?coming soon WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?coming soon RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

STAINED GLASS BY KALEIGH

STAINED GLASS BY KALEIGH stained glass suncatchers with 90-100% recycled or found materials Meet The Maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hi, all! I’m Kaleigh. I was born and raised in Maryland but, as an Army vet, I’ve lived all over the country. I recently transplanted to Grovetown, GA from Boulder, CO in May 2023. By day, I work full time as a Marriage and Family Therapist. By night, along with all of my other crafty hobbies, I make stained glass pieces out of my home office/garage. I’ve been working with glass for about a year. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I believe myself to be pretty eco-conscious and I make every effort to ensure all of the crafting I do, not just glass, is done in conscious way. Because glass is made from sand and sand is not a renewable resource, I don’t purchase newly manufactured glass in order to lessen my environmental impact in the arts and craft world. This means that all of my pieces are made with 100% recycled/reused/discarded glass, and 90-100% recycled, reused, or found materials. This also means that every piece is 100% unique and, when I run out and can’t find anymore recycled glass, I can’t make anything else! WHAT INSPIRES YOU?Color. I love to wear neutrals or all black, but my home and the art that I gravitate to is full of color. The vibrance of colorful glass is really what gravitates me to work with this material. FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I was a beekeeper when I lived in Colorado! FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.Nightlife, appreciation of arts & culture. WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?I am a finished product type of person. With the majority of my life and work, I have to trust the process and follow through with things not knowing what the end state will be, or if there will even be an end/resolution. With making, I get to define what “done” means and looks like, and that’s incredibly satisfying. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?Don’t worry about starting over. I’ve ripped apart projects that were almost finished because I wasn’t happy with how they were turning out. Very rarely does pushing through, settling, or “grinning and bearing it” produce fruitful results. Truly, this applies to making and life in general. All of my pieces are priced on set sliding scale (price range provided in my booth), no questions asked model. I truly believe that makers should be paid what they’re worth AND folks should have access to pretty things. I’ve tried to strike that balance with my sliding scale in the best way I could. I also have a “recycle” program with the intent to keep art and usable materials out of the landfill. If you ever get tired of the piece you purchased (I mean, we’ve all gotten tired of something after we bought it, haven’t we?), you can return it to me in its original condition and get a discount on another item/custom piece (based on availability of glass, of course). RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

MARSH FLOWERS

MARSH FLOWERS crocheted stuffed animals @marshflowerstudio themarshflower.com Meet The Maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?I am a mom of 4 currently residing near Savannah, GA. I crochet all kinds of things but mostly stuffed animals. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I crochet and sew together pieces to create adorable stuffed animals, baskets, scarves, bags, and blankets. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?Color is my biggest inspiration! I love to walk down an aisle of yarn and pick out a hot pink for an anteater, or a soft green for a baby’s alligator. Making animals that you don’t normally see in stores is a passion, and making animals in colors that you wouldn’t expect makes me the happiest! FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I love to spend lazy days walking under the oak trees with Spanish moss blowing in the breeze. WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?When I am making my crochet stuffed animals or any of the other crafts I do, I just feel at peace and happy. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?My oldest tells me I say this too much but… You have to practice and keep at it if you want to get better. I learned how to crochet from my grandmother and great grandmother. Though they are no longer with me I think they would be proud of what I am making. RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

T MADERA

T MADERA wearable art and home accessories @irockmadera Meet The Maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hello. I am Tiffany of T Madera a collector, curator, and crafter. I am a native of Augusta and currently reside in Atlanta, GA. I create wearable art and home accessories. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.My process is a mixture of Media and Collage created with love, care and a flare of creativity. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?My collecting and creative inspiration has its roots in the school and home. Growing up in Augusta, I remember collecting dolls and entering them in the Richmond Country Doll Shows at the Recreation Center. I once created a collage that won an award while in grade school and by the time I was in high school, I had collected numerous dolls that were given to me as presents which represented different countries all over Central America, Europe and Africa. I later enrolled in Art History and Ceramic classes at Hampton University; and my Instructor, Ampofo-Anti, told me the incising on my hand-constructed piece reminded him of Adinkra symbols used by the Akan people in West Africa. Little did I know that later in 2013, I would have the opportunity to travel to Ghana and experience stamping an Adinkra symbol on turquoise and green woven cloth that I would use on my present-day dining room buffet, as well as on my front door. FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I love jewelry! Three of my most treasured pieces of jewelry were given to me by my mother. These included a handcrafted sterling silver pendant, a bracelet and a ring signed by Dave B. My mother purchased these handcrafted items from Eclectic Design Gallery located in Augusta, GA. I loved the collection of art, jewelry and furniture featured in Andrea Stanton’s business that was in Downtown Augusta in the 90s. FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.My favorite things about Downtown Augusta are Artist Row and going to the Westobou and Arts in Heart Festivals. I love the way Art is expressed in different businesses. 1. I see Art in the beautiful hats at Nan’s Collections, Augusta, Georgia 2. I love the beautiful floral designs and arrangements created at Nyias Gallery, Augusta, GA WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?At the heart of every design and my desire to make and create has always been the family, godparents and teachers that have shared their loving gifts with me over the years. I have observed how my family and neighbors have personally designed and crafted items for the home as well as items to be worn. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?When creating something – “Go with the flow! Always and foremost, just go with the flow! There are never, ever mistakes; just reflect, regroup and go for it!” I am very grateful for family, teachers and churches that have provided inspiration and outlets for me through experience, art, and travel. I am eternally grateful and blessed. RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

SUPERNOVA STITCHES

SUPERNOVA STITCHES crocheted plush toys and accessories @supernovastiches @supernovastitches Meet The maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?coming soon DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.coming soon WHAT INSPIRES YOU?coming soon FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.coming soon FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.coming soon WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?coming soon WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?coming soon RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

SEA SALT CERAMICS

SEA SALT CERAMICS handmade functional pottery + decor @seasaltceramics @seasaltceramics seasaltceramics.com Meet The Maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?coming soon DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.coming soon WHAT INSPIRES YOU?coming soon FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.coming soon FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.coming soon WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?coming soon WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?coming soon RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

LOST CITY

LOST CITY handmade ceramic home goods and kitchenwares @lostcityceramics Meet The Artist WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?I am an army brat, I grew up mainly outside of Tokyo, and then lived in Los Angeles, outside of Raleigh, Augusta, for about seven years, and now I live in Charleston, South Carolina. I am currently a full-time ceramic artist and own my dog training company as well. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I employ a series of techniques and styles to make my pieces. I handbuild, throw, and slipcast.  I enjoy, combining them together to create something unique, something a little nostalgic, but definitely something weird. I focus mostly on home goods and wall art, but I am starting to branch out into larger forms and I’m very excited to see where that takes me. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?I feel like I’m most inspired by other artists in my community. I do have a foundation in Japanese folk and pop art that continues to have underlying influence on most of my pieces. Because I grew up free wheeling around Tokyo, through all of the shops and galleries, public parks, on transportation and visiting ancient shrines, that culture will always be inextricably part of who I am. FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I am currently learning to be a dog sport decoy. That means I let dogs bite me for fun. FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.Downtown Augusta is beautiful, the events that happen there are amazing, but my favorite thing about downtown Augusta has to be a specific Major Rager. In 2018, I believe, Major Rager reached its peak when Flaming Lips was the headliner. And I unfortunately the turnout wasn’t as high as expected, possibly because it was supposed to rain, and it was unseasonably cold, but it was the absolute best concert that I have ever been to. It was so intimate and magical and FL played their hearts out. And it is extremely rad to me that it was just on the Common. WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?When I first got into Ceramics, I was bartending and not doing much else. It was good money, it was easy work, but it wasn’t very fulfilling. Once I took a class or two at the Gertrude Hebert, I was hooked. I love the fact that the medium that I’ve chosen pretty much allows me to think of something and if it’s within my skillset, it can be made. You’re literally taking dirt and making something amazing out of it. So the endless possibility is what I love the most, even when it feels like I have too many options. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?Make it. Do it. Take two hours and drive somewhere and get a wheel. Spend that money that you would buy something stupid with on some screens and learn how to screen print. It’s gonna sound real cliché, but Kurt Vonnegut said you need to make some thing every day and just make something because we need to. We need to write, we need to make music, we need to make art. And we need to do it for ourselves not for any other reason. You don’t have to show anybody, and you can show everybody! It doesn’t matter just get started. And at the sake of rambling on even longer, go for your wildest ideas. It’s taken me five years to realize that the weirdest craziest ideas I had were my best ones and my true voice as an artist. RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

GROUNDED IN TRUTH

GROUNDED IN TRUTH scripture memory cards, greeting cards, note cards, bracelets, & home decor @groundedintruthco @groundedintruth groundedintruthco.com Meet The Artist WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?coming soon DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.coming soon WHAT INSPIRES YOU?coming soon FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.coming soon FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.coming soon WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?coming soon WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?coming soon RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

KELLI MAKES STUFF

KELLI MAKES STUFF handmade gifts + accessories @kellimakesstuff kellimakesstuff.com Meet The Maker WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Kelli Coleman – I’m from North Augusta, SC, and I am a stay-at-home-mom. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I make semi-custom items with my Cricut, glitter, paint, and resin. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?The spark of joy that it brings people just by elevating an everyday item such as a pen. It’s the little things in life that make us the most happy! FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.My birthday is national macaroni and cheese day. FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.All of the restaurants – food is definitely my love language. WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?Art, especially painting, has always been an outlet for me to express myself. Creating is very therapeutic to me. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?Enjoy the journey. RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE

HARTSY DESIGNS

HARTSY DESIGNS hand-lettered gifts and home decor – ornaments, doormats, greeting cards, vow books, key chains & more @hartsydesigns @hartsydesigns hartsydesigns.com Meet The Artist WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hi, I’m Harita! Founder of Hartsy Designs, my happy place. What started as a creative outlet slowly became a place for home decor, holiday gifts, and luxury stationery + signage! I adore sharing my love for the happiest seasons of life! DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.We design all of our products in Adobe, then send them off to our laser to cut, we engrave, we paint, we peel and we repeat! We love every little detail that comes with being handmade. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?All of my surroundings! FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I’ve napped 6 times in one day! FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.The food & desserts! WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?It’s a creative outlet away from my day job. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?Slow down! You don’t have to do everything, define what success looks like to you and build your business to fulfill that. RETURN TO VENDOR PAGE