Three New Creatives
By Deborah Blake
One of the great things about this time of year at The Artisans’ Guild is that we always get a few new artists. (We always seem to get a bunch of new people coming into the shop to be juried in the spring, and right before the holidays, although a few folks wander in at other times.) Although we hate to say goodbye to any of our existing members, it is always great to have something fresh and different to spice the place up. Last month, we were joined by three new members, all of them with very different crafts.
Katrina Boest does bright and colorful crochet. You might not think of yarn as a summer craft,but she has fun, lightweight vests and cover-ups, halter tops, and great kid’s gifts.
Anthony Ferrarese creates adorable and humorous whimsical wooden animals. Wait until you see the chicken on roller skates! He also has some fabulous walking sticks, which is something our customers have been asking about for some time.
Last but not least, Steve Hapanowicz brought us his novelty candles. Made of poured and paraffin wax, he not only has jar candles in lots of different scents, he also has candles that look (and smell!) like beer in mugs, wine in glasses,popcorn in tins, and more. Come on in and have a sniff—you won’t believe it.