ANANSE DESIGN ESSENTIALS

handmade accessories Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Dr. LaShawnda Lindsay is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and a formally trained African-centered educational psychologist, mental health counselor, and social scientist. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.My process is usually inspired by life everyday occurrences and research that connects with me. I take a moment to truly sit with my product and let my innate creativity

TRINNYELLA

handmade aprons, oven mitts, pot holders, bowl cozies, skillet mitts, etc. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Trinity Rajch, and I am originally from New Jersey! My husband is in the military so we only get to enjoy the Augusta area for a short time before we are off to our next duty station. Right now Trinnyella is my

ARK & CO.

small batch clay earrings Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hi! My name is Ramsey Rigdon and I’m from Metter, Georgia! On most weekdays, you can find me working with the Kids Ministry at Connection Church in Statesboro. A lot of my free time after my 9-5 is spent creating clay earrings, behind a camera, or out enjoying the Lord’s beautiful creation!

INDIGO BEE CO.

handmade sustainable leather totes and jewelry Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?We are a mother-daughter team from Charleston, SC who handcraft one-of-a-kind leather totes with indigo accents and heirloom jewelry. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.We create everything from scratch using stainable and recycled materials. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?The South + West FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I can eat a whole pint of ice cream in

OFF THE RECORD APPAREL

bleached flannels, tie dye, bleach dyed shirts, macramé plant hangers, and photography prints Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Off the Record Apparel provides custom handmade rugs, distressed flannels, & tie-dyed shirts. Based in North Augusta, SC DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.What originated as a bleach-art accident became an artistic statement WHAT INSPIRES YOU?From the deep roots of bluegrass to the DIY aesthetic of

TENISE’S CROCHET CABIN

crocheted toys, baby gifts, & household items Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hi y’all, I’m Tenise! Originally from South Carolina but I’ve been in Georgia for many years! I started crocheting as a young girl and as my children grew up and moved on… my spare time became more and more involved in creating new crochet! DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I create based

VALERIE SUSAN HANDMADE

handmade fabric & hand painted accessories and home decor Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Valerie Tereska. I was born on a military base in Kentucky, moved around a bit till I now have my forever home in Grovetown,GA. I am a full-time creator while I am taking care of my three wild creations. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.Finding the tools

THORN & FINCH

macrame home decor & accessories Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Amanda Thornton. My husband, Hollis Brown Thornton, is an established artist and inspired me to pursue a creative outlet. I’ve been able to work from home raising our 6 year old daughter while learning and exploring macrame and other fiber mediums in Aiken, SC. I am a fiber

OLGA SANDERS

greeting cards, pottery, art prints, & printmaking Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Olga Sanders. I am from Atlanta, Georgia and I draw, paint, and make pottery. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.When I draw a subject I start with an image and I sketch it on archival paper. I then begin to shade and add values to make it as realistic

HOLD IT

handmade headbands, bows, dog bandanas, & scrunchies Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?I’m Kim, and while not a native of Augusta, this is home now. I started my business in 2007 and have loved every second of it. The business started with French memory boards and in the years following I have added hair accessories, magnets, pet items, and now painted