AUGUSTA TRAINING SHOP

handmade snowflakes + jewelry About the Organization: The Augusta Training Shop, Inc. believes that all persons with disabilities are PEOPLE FIRST and that a disability is secondary to their individuality.  Our employees are entitled to the same rights and privileges afforded to any other citizen. They enable their employees with the opportunity to stretch their limits, build their confidence and make their dreams a reality. They thrive on fostering self-respect and independence

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

MACARTHUR WOODWORKS

resin & wood home decor & housewares Meet the Artist: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hey, I’m Michael Meeks! The “MacArthur” in my business name comes from my middle name. I’m the 3rd in a line of MMM initials with the middle name MacArthur. My wife, Emily, and I just made the 4th MMM with our son, Madison MacArthur Meeks! I’m from Warner Robins,

HANDCRAFTED CUTTING BOARDS

handmade and unique wooden cutting boards and cheese slicers. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Tim Fitzgerald, born and raised here in Augusta. I make wooden cutting boards. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.We start with bare wood (much of it recycled from something else), turn and glue each strip of wood together, and let the grain lead me to a pattern. That’s what makes

SIFT + STACK

Rebecca Beaird, of SIFT+STACK, creates handmade functional porcelain wares and oil paintings on panels. All work is inspired by horticulture, architectural history, and vintage interior patterns. Her goal is for each piece to provide a little pop in a curated and eclectic home. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?Hi my name is Rebecca Beaird. I was born in Augusta and after

BUTTER ME SOFT

Handmade Vegan & Cruelty-Free Bath Product.s. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Markita and I’m the Chief Bath Artisan of Butter Me Soft. I was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia and currently reside in Grovetown, Ga. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.All of my products are made fresh in small batches by hand with high quality ingredients that’s free of parabens

TREVATHAN GOAT

Handmade Goat Milk Soaps. Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?My name is Margaret Trevathan. My husband and I own a small goat farm in Louisville, GA called Trevathan Goat. We make handcrafted goat milk soaps. Currently, I work full time as a nurse in the Neuro ICU at Augusta University. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.We make an old fashion lye soap. Imagine those

FINESTKIND LEATHERGOODS

Handmade leather wallets, bags, and accessories Meet the Maker: WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO? Kevin Dickson originally from the California Bay Area now residing in North Augusta and I am a maker of fine leather goods. DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS. I personally design and create each item in my collection. High quality leather is sourced from traditional tanneries across the US and the world.