Holiday Artisan Market and Made in Mathews Tour 2021
Final weekend of Made in Mathews, December 4-5
Books signings from author Gloria Savage
Jessie Miller- Creator of one of a kind sterling silver and lampwork art jewelry, mixed media notebooks, bird houses, witches and mermaids. Color, design and experimentation are my passions. When I begin a new medium I use every "arrow in my quiver" until I am embracing a tiny pile of ash. Then I can begin designing with knowledge of the material I use and confidence I am creating a piece of art made to endure whether around your neck or hung in a tree. Fun and funky, sometimes weird and funny, always different and eye catching. Professionally designed with an eye for detail. Is that a dragon doorstop, xylophone from a grandfather clock, peacock necklace? Will you see what I see?
Lisa Haney- An expert in polymer clay design. One of a kind sculptures - a cow in a dress, an opossum dancing, bunnies, cats, fish, oh my. Author, teacher and perfectionist, Lisa pushes the possibilities of polymer with beautifully designed bead strands and perfectly engineered colorful boxes, bowls and water bottles. Art and functional items - each a masterpiece of creativity. With over twenty years of experience in polymer clay she is offering a true pro's collection. Lisa rarely sells her work to the public so we are lucky to have her bring her art to Mathews. Lisa has been published in several polymer art magazines and is a former member of the Makin's Clay Design Team. She now teaches polymer art classes via Zoom.
Folk art paintings and Christmas ornaments by Virginia Coyle- Virginia will vending at both market weekends.
Handmade bags by Christine Atherton- Christine Atherton has lived in Mathews most of her life. She learned to sew in 8th grade Home Ec class and immediately loved it . A couple of years ago she began making bags. In May 2021 she went out on a limb and opened an Etsy shop, Dockside Bags. Her favorite materials to use are waxed canvas, suede and leather. Christine also makes customizable Christmas sacks.
Jewelry by Joyce Pully- Born and raised in Iowa, it’s a state and they don’t grow potatoes. I moved to Virginia in early adulthood. I consider myself a dabbler in many mediums. For years I took wheel throwing at Sarah Creek Potters. There’s nothing like mud rising up to a wonderful form. I have taken many classes from the Bay School, particularly Metal Clay Jewelry and Wool Felting and some weaving. I love textiles and embroidery as well. I have often compared wet felting to wheel throwing, except you don’t get dirty. Retired now, I am able to take more classes and create even more fun things. I have lived in Gloucester since moving to Virginia.
Handmade baskets by Marsha Moe
No Ordinary View- Notecards, photo gifts and framed local points or interest by Tammy Faulkner.