Abena Designs is passionate about using luxurious African Print textiles to create unique handcrafted home decor and accessories. Their goal is to share the beauty found in Africa with the world. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Atlanta, Ga. Handmade home decor and accessories FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.I have a tuxedo cat named Elizabeth Bennett. FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.Diversity of people.
Handmade upcycled driftwood home accessories. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Chrisann Lee, originally from Marietta, GA. I do driftwood projects and wire pendants-anything with trees!DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I forage all driftwood from beaches of SC. Wood is cleaned, dried, sanded, drilled, attached depending on project. The piece then gets a polyurethane coating and finishing touches. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?Nature is extremely impactful. Creativity
Embroidery + Art Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Jessica Summers and I am born and raised in Augusta, GA. I love everything in the arts, but personally create painting, drawings, and embroidered pieces. I love to use bright colors and am drawn to more simplistic ideas. By day I am a nanny for 3 little kiddos that I
Original Artwork. Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Staci Swider is a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator with a Masters in Education and 20+ yrs experience facilitating creativity. She paints at her studio The Hutch in Aiken, SC. Her work is available at galleries throughout the southeast and Abroad. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.I prefer layers of pattern and texture, often incorporating some textile element.
Family run business, led by kids (ages 9 & 12). They find and use reclaimed wood to make quality string art items for the home. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?We are the Stearns family, a local foster family originally from Seattle, Washington. We work together to create string art. Tate, age 12 and Theo, age 10 do most of the
Handmade Woven and Fiber Art Goods. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Betsy Heatherly, Augusta, Ga. Fiber artist.WHAT INSPIRES YOU?NatureFUN FACT ABOUT YOU.My pinkies are double jointed. FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.Bravery of the community to bring something unique to the city. WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?It’s in my blood. I’m drawn to creating everyday. WHAT IS ONE