Allen Schaeffer has been hammering hot steel since the mid-nineties. He is a juried member of the Reading - Berks Guild of Craftsmen and also a member of PABA (Pennsylvania Artist-Blacksmith Association). While trying to better himself by exploring the art and mystery of blacksmithing, Allen is learning not only the old ways of this historical trade but also new and modern techniques while always expanding his skills.
Jewelry, Dreamcatchers & More
JODY'S JEWELRY & CRAFTS
Based in South Central Pennsylvania, Jodys Jewelry & Crafts is a privately owned family businesswith a desire to provide beautiful Jewelry & Crafts for everyone. All Our Jewelry & Crafts are HANDCRAFTED using the best quality Austrian Swarovski Crystals,Genuine Gems, Genuine Gemtones, Freshwater Pearls, Glass Pearls,Hand Collected Outer Banks Sea Glass & Sea Shells,Wood, Findings, Materials, Yarns, and Threads available.
Recycled Metal Art
EBERLY MT. ART
Sculptures and wall hangings.
A family tradition for nearly 80 years combined, they have produced top of the line Pennsylvania German Redware from traditional reproductions to their own designs. They create pieces ranging from handmade figurines to sliptrailed and sgraffitoed plates, vessels and slab built works of art. They constantly strive for perfection on every piece from their special orders to their one of a kind museum quality pieces.
In addition to making cold process soaps, she also makes lotions, balms infused with herbs, deodorants, face masks, sugar scrubs and household cleaners. There are no pre-made commercially bought bases and essential oils are used for fragrance.
NORTH CREEK JEWELRY DESIGNS
A family business with three generations designing and making jewelry. The designers start with the ancient art of chain maille and incorporate beads, pewter, stones, gems and vintage jewelry into their jewelry and accessories designs. With chain maille as a base, any of their designs are suitable for all genders.
HELPLESS MOON FUSED GLASS
A fused glass artist based in Northeastern Pennsylvania who came across glass fusing about 4 years ago and has been captivated with it ever since. The possibilities this medium offers seem endless. Colors, patterns and contrasting types of glass, both transparent and opalescent, allow for creative design and experimentation. Every item she makes is one of a kind and a work of love, from planning and drawing the original design on paper to the finished product.
JESSIE'S CORNER CLAY
Patti Umlauf has been designing and sculpting with polymer clay for over 30 years concentrating on seasonal pieces. In the past few years, she has focused her polymer sculpting on Birds of Pennsylvania and Birds of the Eastern shore. She does still offer sheep and miniatures.
An avid beader since 1993, Kelly Ziegler has been selling jewelry for over 25 years. In her booth and online you will find some of her favorite pieces from her ever-evolving exclusive line of jewelry, handcrafted right here, in PA. She offes a wide range of distinctive jewelry handcrafted with the finest beads from around the world. Her jewelry is made from the highest quality materials, like vintage & antique components, precious metals, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal, and glass beads. She likes to mix things up, and blend color and texture with vintage inspiration and attention to detail, to get a look that is casual, elegant, and fun. There are not too many techniques she hasn't tried and she really likes to incorporate a range of them into individual pieces. She loves combining unusual elements like beadweaving with words she's stamped on metal or other components she's made, but her biggest inspiration comes from vintage & antique buttons & jewelry components that you will find in the majority of her pieces…. most of which are 50 to 100 years old, and a precious few even date back to the 1800s.
Dennis has had a deep respect and love of nature since childhood. His uncle taught him the art of fly fishing as a teenager, learning to develop his own flies. The peace and solitude of being in the woods and by the streams he experienced when fishing deepened his appreciation for all things natural. As a public educator Dennis was able to do carpentry work with a fellow school teacher during the summers, evenings, and weekends. He acquired many woodworking skills over the years and became adept at using many different tools of the trade. During the winter months, they worked in the shop to build early American reproductions as well as cabinetry work. Upon retirement from teaching in 2007, Dennis purchased a wood lathe to pursue wood turning as a hobby. This was a natural fit and before too long he was producing beautiful bowls and other items. The wood Dennis turns is local from his property or from the land of friends and neighbors in Pennsylvania. All of the wood used is either naturally fallen or was removed by tree services. No trees were cut down specifically for making bowls. He specializes in natural edge crotchwood bowls. The bowls he makes are all unique and are determined by the wood itself, often changing during the process to fit the characteristics found inside the log. He also turns traditional bowls as well as a variety of Christmas items.
BILL KASSEL FINE ART
Born in Chester County in 1951, Bill Kassel considers himself to be a Contemporary Realist. He started painting around the age of 12 and developed his interest in painting through his high school art classes. His passion for painting was fueled by other Chester Country arts and the works of Norman Rockwell inspired him. He also has a passion for Colonial Williamsburg and other historical sites. As an artist, he is inspired by everything around him. He is fascinated by the hidden color and textures that can be found in light and shadow. A primary goal of his art is to bring awareness to the wonderful world that surrounds us. He tries to capture this vision in his paintings so others can see the beauty as he sees it. His subject matter is primarily from the Chester, Berks and Lebanon County areas of Pennsylvania. While he sometimes works with acrylics & oil, his favorite medium is gouache because of its versatility. He mainly works with Gouache and watercolors. A graduate of Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, his works are included in many collections throughout the east coast.
ALL WASHED UP GEMS
In her work, Lynn Anderson uses items often walked over or destined for the dustbin. Her mail line of jewelry centers around genuine sea glass that has been sure, sand and salt-water tumbled for 50-100 years. All of her sea glass has been hand collected from beaches all along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the uNited States as well as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, some island in the Caribbean and from bodies of water in Europe like the Mediterraniean and the Adriatic Seas. Back in her studio in Southeastern Pennsylvania, she creates one-of-a-kind statement pieces - necklaces, pendants and earrings - each one being a unique creation. She sometimes mixes her sea glass with beads, often handmade by other artisans, and uses avarious wiring techniques. Another element that she uses in her jewelry is chipped or broken pieces of china and plates. She mostley works in vintage and older china, but modern plates sometimes "make the cut" too. She welcomes custom chipped work from people who want to preserve a small piece of their Grandmother or loved one for years to come. She designes jewelry for the woman who appreciates distinctive pieces and expects to be complimented on her accessories.
PA TRADITIONAL FOLK ART CARVINGS
Gary Rosborough has been following in the tradition of those who have gone on before him by creating hand carved sculptures of birds, pigs, cats, dogs and much more. His designs have their foundations in Pennsylvania’s past carving masters and their contemporaries. You will find bird trees and other whimsical creations that are from his imagination with historical references from the past. The appeal of his folk art is in the indescribable features of the uniqueness, authenticity and techniques that are handed down from generations of those who have gone on before.
Janice has been hooking rugs and sewing penny rugs for 18 years. She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen. For the past ten years, she has been selected as one of 200 craftsmen for the Early American Life Directory of Craftsmen. She teaches rug hooking and penny rugs at various places, demonstrates at homesteads and gives presentations on hooking and penny rugs to organizations. Her book on Penny Rugs, published by Schiffer Publishing, is called "Penny Rugs - Sewing Wool Applique."
CROFT CNC LLC
Specializing in cnc machining and fabrication, they work with wood, metal, plastics, and composites.
FREAS FARM WINERY
Northeast & Central Pennsylvania quality farm to table wine located in Berwick. They believe to make great wine they must take an equal responsibility for the lands they steward, as well as the community. They feel that producing wine and raising a glass is a cultural ritual that fosters friendship, joins the arts, brings families together, and unites communities.