Barb Airgood of SONshine Chimes We are fused glass artists.My husband Ron and I have been making wind chimes for 5 years and love every moment of it.We work together as a team to ensure that you will enjoy many years of listening to the soft, soothing sounds of our chimes.Our chimes are made to be hung outside in the wind as they are very strong.We use recycled bottles and kiln-fired glass in each one.We hope that you will love them as much as we do.
Frank Bright is a professional musician who came into the visual arts as an adult. Growing up in Tennessee, Frank has lived in the southeast all his life. He drew portraits in pencil and charcoal very occasionally for years on his own. Now he works in the mediums of Watercolor, and iPad painting. Frank currently resides in the Low Country and has been a resident of the Low Country since 1996. Email : email@example.com
Growing up in Buffalo, NY and hating the cold, a school farther south was an obvious choice for me. I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland with a degree in Graphic Design. After working for several years in Baltimore it was apparent there was still one more move south yet to go. Upon arriving in South Carolina I felt this was where I belonged. I've always felt that the grand old cities of the south possess architecture of timeless elegance. The southern landscapes are infused with sunlight and a feeling of contentment. This is the essence of the south that I enjoy and try to impart in my paintings.
As Artisan Switch Plates I use my acrylic paintings as the artwork for my line of light switch plate covers. I wanted a switch plate with more than just a design on it. I wanted to create a light switch plate that was a work of art in itself.
FineFolk Gallery - featuring Samantha Claar's Gullah Living series
The Gullah Living series began in 2009 as hundreds of tiny artist trading cards (ATC’s) They were done with pen and ink and the characters arrived daily, doing their simple tasks and expressing satisfaction with life in general. In 2010, they began to evolve into full size portraits with backgrounds that helped tell their stories.
Although art is always interpretive, each canvas tells a complete story known to the painter and the character who presented herself for painting. One of Samantha’s joys is hearing the stories that the Gullah folks tell you when you look at their portraits. “These people have stories they want to share, so look for a long, loving relationship with these Gullah folk.”
The simplicity and domesticity portrayed in the art create a sense of beauty that is parallels in many ways to the life of the artist. Ms. Claar resides on Tybee Island and was well known for her TybeeCats art before beginning the Gullah Living series. In her multi-faceted artwork she uses vivid colors and her philosophy is … “life is a canvas we are applying color to.” She paints “everything that will stand still long enough.” This includes canvas, houses, furniture, murals, fences, cars, cartoons and fabric.
Ms. Claar has been painting since the mid 90’s. She is the daughter of an artist, and credits her years of “MotherArt”, with teaching her “enough to be confident in my own style”. “I love this series, and the feedback I get is a tremendous incentive to keep on painting” says the artist.
In 1987, successful window treatment designer Carlette Cormier started the business to help support her family. With a small toddler at home and her husband recently laid off Carlette needed employment that would not only allow her to contribute income, but to be at home to care for her family. Deciding to rely on the skills taught to her by her mother since the age of five, she began CC’s Designs. At a young age she learned to sew doll clothes and over the years Carlette has continued to develop her skills alongside her mother.
After moving to Savannah, Georgia to look for employment, a friend who worked in a wallpaper store recommended Carlette to a local designer who came into the store inquiring about help with some window treatments. After seeing the work Carlette had done in her own home, the designer was sold and thus began CC’s Designs and a new career for Carlette was born.
Carlette continues to challenge herself by exploring new avenues of her talent. One of her fellow instructors, Jeanelle Dech (Adaptive Textiles) began digital printing custom fabrics. This gave Carlette an idea for expanding her business, exploring her talent and creating an opportunity to give something back to her city. Carlette has designed a unique toile fabric showcasing some of the beautiful historic landmarks of Savannah. With this distinctive Savannah Toile and an new corporation, Carlette’s LLC, she is now creating Tote Bags, Aprons, Napkins, Tea Towels and other unique pieces featuring Savannah. Her desire is to send Savannah visitors home with something special that will help them forever remember a city that has been very good to her.
A native Savannian, Dee Jackson, an accomplished watercolorist and calligrapher, spent several years traveling the world with her Air Force husband, Ray. She derives much of her inspiration from her home on the Little Ogeechee River which is a natural habitat for flora and fauna.
I have been shooting for over 40 years and have been published in newspaper, magazine and online. After retiring from careers in non-profit, marketing, and chamber of commerce management, I now specialize in shooting scenes of natural beauty, with a focus on wildlife photography. I received an "Editor's Favorite" in National Geographic's "Your Shot'.
Combining their love of history and photography, Richard and Gini Steele have created an extensive collection of photographic images of times long gone by. Throughout their work with many Historical Societies, Archivists and Researchers, the Steele's realized that there was a need to restore and reproduce these historical images and make them available again before they are lost forever. Working from their personal collection of vintage glass plates, negatives and photographs, the Steele's restore and individually print fine quality images. Photographs are available in Black and White or Sepia.
In March of 2013 I took a workshop to learn nuno felting, a wet felting technique and fell in love with the long process it takes to create just one original felted scarf or shawl. With changes in temperature, soap, loads of agitation to the fibers via rolling (up to 1000 times), rubbing, and throwing, the fibers are encouraged to work their way through the coordinating hand painted silk scarf or matching silk scarf underneath the fibers and then permanently attach on the reverse side. The result is a creation that is hand washable, extremely light weight, yet warm and very soft. To accomplish this outcome I use merino wool, alpaca and silk in many forms. To add to the design I use hand-dyed silk hankies, all sorts of fun yarns and sometimes lace. To coordinate with the scarves I make wet felted beads for necklaces and bracelets as well as nuno felted wrist bands. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki is a native Savannahian and has been painting for over 25 years. She started her painting career by taking classes from local teachers and then joining the Society of Tole & Decorative Painters where she took classes with many nationally renowned teachers.
Vicki loves the Christmas season and has developed an original line of "Savannah Santas".
As a Woodturning Artist I enjoy working with variety of natural local and exotic woods, and nuts. I turn items out of Oak, Maple, Cedar, Palm and Ebony, Blood Wood, Purple Heart, Cocobolo just to mention a few. The nuts used include Betel nut, Tagua nuts, and African Raffia palm nuts. I like to work with the unique Banksia nuts, which are found in Australia. When I work with such unique natural items, I enjoy the colors and grains which seem to always come alive with a surprise as each small piece turned becomes transformed into Art with a little help from me.
Some of my work are: Wine Bottle Stoppers, Wine Glasses w/wood Stems, Bowels, Jewelry, Kaleidoscopes, and other unique items. If you love natural made products come visit my work.
Tagua nut Also know as vegetable ivory, is the seed of a tree similar to a palm. Tagua grows in the tropical rainforests of some South American countries, mainly Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
Banksia Nuts These nuts are the fruit of a small tree, 5 to 10 meters in height, which grow in the Jarrah Forests in the remote deserts of Western Australia. The nuts are hard and solid and look like large pinecones when dried.
My name is Karen Troise and I am a polymer clay artist. Over the years, I have worked with this product and love it’s versatility. It can be molded into any shape, combined with different colors, reshaped, cut, reassembled and recut over may times to produce fantastic effects. It can also be used with gold leaf foils, inks, and paints. Things can be embedded into the clay and made to look like gemstones, impressed to resemble hammered metal. The effects are as limitless as ones imagination. I have focused on making jewelry and some other items as pill boxes, business card holders and some hair accessories. You never know what other ideas will show up in my booth. Come and see for yourself the endless possibilities. Yours truly, Karen.
Terry Watson is a studio potter who draws his inspiration from shrimp boats, old pilings and changes of the tide. He is known for his whimsical stepping stones, low country themed pottery and ceramic art. Terry currently operates under the name of Sea Island Pottery. He lives and breathes the potters life in his home and studio on St.Helena Island South Carolina. His stoneware and porcelain pieces are microwavable, food safe and dishwasher friendly.
Melissa Yanachik of OCY Originals
OCY Originals was started back in 2004. It was named for our 2 loving beagles Oscar and Chloe as they were the inspiration for our fashions at the time. We have grown since then to include fashion and accessories for both dogs and the people who love them.
Our biggest seller is our bow tie and flower collars that are sure to make any dog the talk of the town. We stock a variety of fabrics to meet fashion needs year round.
All items are handmade with love and attention to detail in our home.