Holiday Artisan Market and Made in Mathews Tour 2021


Final weekend of Made in Mathews, December 4-5


Books signings from author Gloria Savage

Gloria J. Savage, the sixth of seven children, treasures her relationships with family and friends. Her parents, Thomas Leon Savage, Sr., and Beatrice Walton Savage, are from Roxobel, NC. After serving in the United States Air Force in Administration and Computer Programming, Gloria worked as a higher education professional at Rappahannock Community College and Old Dominion University. She is the author of four published books in addition to her Ph.D. dissertation. She has also co-authored two other books. Gloria has run ten marathons and was an Air Force team member in the first USAF marathon. She married her high school sweetheart, and they have one son. Gloria has a series of books about her experiences growing up that she will have available for sale and signing. 



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. 


Market Days Posters
The Mathews Market Days Committee is proud to present the artwork of the late Mr. W. Langley Deagle, Sr. featured on this year's Mathews Market Days poster. Langley was a graduate of Mathews High School, a graphic artist for the Naval Weapons Station, and also known for having painted the names on many boats in and around the Mathews County area. His work expanded from on boats to paintings on canvas, drawings on paper, and more primarily showcasing his love for birds and the Chesapeake Bay. The 2021 Mathews Market Days poster features Langley's painting of a local buyboat, the "Lavenia H." Mrs. Janet Deagle will be present on Saturday, December 4th from 10 AM - 1 PM along with some of their children to honor Langley's artwork and legacy during the first sale of this year's poster. There will be 175 posters available for sale with a limited number signed.
The Market Days posters will be on sale
December 4th from 10 to 1:00 ONLY
Jewelry made form greeting cards- "Art is a way for me to unveil what is deep in my spirit, expressing what truly moves me. Inspiration for my paintings comes from God’s creation in nature or in humanity. Whether it is the unblemished beauty of a newly blooming flower or the defeated expression on a old women’s face, that moment in time is captured. In the eyes and faces of the people I paint, is written their story, their lives past or present and the circumstances that unites them. Jewelry designing allows me to create in a whole different way by fabricating earrings from repurposed greeting cards received from loved ones as well as my hand-painted papers. Each handmade pair is created to be one-of-a-kind small pieces of wearable art." - Susan Drew Hayhurst

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.