The following artists will be at the Rivertown Fall Art Festival this year.
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Abby J Lingle Porcelain PotteryI create primarily wheel thrown and altered vessels from porcelain. I create textures and patterns using only handmade custom tools. Then I finish the pieces with unique, custom, handmade glazes.
Seven Bridges PotteryHigh fired reduction stoneware and porcelain clay are used to make the pottery. All pottery is hand thrown on the potter's wheel or hand built using original slip and glaze decoration.
James BottomleyI make functional tableware that is wheel thrown and hand built. I also make my own glazes, which allows me to experiment, which is an opportunity for changes to be made intentionally or by accident.
Louisa PodlichI use low fire clay and glazes to create bright and affordable ceramics that are both decorative and functional. Pieces are handmade by pinching and wheel throwing.
Trellage-FerrillMediums: Raku Ceramics/Watercolor Paintings We hand role tiles and fire them. The tile is pulled from the hot kiln and placed in a container filled with combustibles. Paintings are inspired by nature.
Fired Up StudiosWheel thrown pottery with techniques I've learned through my career in production pottery. Using slips and stains to paint onto my pieces, incorporating my painting background. Fired at cone 6 & 10
Twice Baked PotteryAll work is functional stoneware, either wheel-thrown or slab rolled and hand built. Often carved with nature themes or geometric patterns, I use multiple glazes to create variety and movement.
Up in Smoke PotteryWheel thrown pottery that is truly a one of a kind statement piece. From our naked/glaze-less decorative pieces to our functional stoneware, each piece will become a standout in any collection.
Pleasant Street PotteryFunctional stoneware with strong organic influence / Techniques include throwing & hand-building / Decoration and texture: sgraffito, torching & stretching on wheel for surface cracking, slip-trailing
Copper Crane PotteryWheel thrown & LP gas high fired stoneware, may be altered, carved, and textured.
Transformed PotteryWheel thrown and hand built stoneware for the home and garden.
Sue Rowe StudiosI work most often in soft pastel on a variety of substrates, ranging from specialty pastel sanded papers to Masonsite prepared with mixture of gesso, pumice, and acrylic paint.
Parvaneh KnitwearUsing the finest cotton & rayon yarn,for my knitwear, Hand-painted by thickened dye & fine droppers.
The Hughes GirlsHand crafted skirts made from knit fabrics that can be worn as active wear or office wear. Meticulous workmanship is exhibited in each item.
PlaidypusI use up-cycled materials (e.g. wool sweaters and t-shirts), yarn, and fabric designed by myself and printed in the US to felt, sew, and crochet wearable art and accessories.
Mound Prairie BasketsRattan reed is used to create beautiful yet useful baskets with some naturals(oak, walnut, pine, cherry)also. Basic weaving techniques: twining, start-stop, continuous, three rod wale, twill, lashing.
Sarah ButalaI make leather hand bags, totes, wallets, pouches and key chain accessories. I also use cork and Pinatex, both are leather alternatives. I sew them with an industrial sewing machine.
Sisters Hip HatsSisters hand knit wool yarn to make various styles of felted hats. Enhanced with vintage pins, buttons, needle felting, feathers.
Bella QuiltsI’m a Long Arm Machine Quilter /Custom Quilter with Textile. I create 1 of a kind Custom Quilts. I also provide long. My Embroidery consists of stitching on Quilt tops/backs & flour sack towels.
Quilt the WallsBatik & hand dyed fabrics; backgrounds are color crayon shaded by heat setting with an iron; free arm technique machine embroidered trees, flowers, bushes; embellished w/beads, rock chips, buttons
Carin Ekstrand-AndersonI knit, crochet and sew, making fashion accessories with a touch of Sweden. Hats, shawls, bags, hair accessories, bow-ties, ornaments.
Julie MeyerSince 2008, Julie Meyer has been crafting bags in small quantities from her Minneapolis studio. Each bag is constructed with skilled workmanship using top grain leather, hair-on cowhides and finished.
Sukhrob ZiyadulloevThe base of my embroidered pillow cases and wall decorations is pure cotton, sometimes mixed with silk. I use only silk threads colored with natural dyes. First, I draw patterns and then embroider.
Cedarosa StudioOld recycled corduroy pants are used to create handmade paper journals, wall pieces, Luminaries. With some felting
Brianne KuenyMy work is in two areas: basketry made with natural fibers and bags and totes made from feed and malt bags designed to take advantage of commercial designs found on these bags
Warren SolcumStained glass windows and mirrors, in frames of oak, rounded copper, and aluminum. Many sizes, shapes and styles ranging from Victorian to Art Deco. Also kiln-formed cast, slumped, and fused glass.
Uniquely YoursGlass fusion using multiple techniques such as full & tack fusing, casting, enamel painting, etc to create functional, affordable & beautiful glassware. Collection includes vases, plates, bowls & more
Mary Ila DuntemannI create art glass beads using Italian glass. They are constructed hollow and then decorated using handmade shards and silver fuming. My beads are tumbled in a rock tumbler for a soft matte finish.
Isaac TheobaldI use a mixture of ancient and modern techniques in hard and soft glass to create sculptural and functional objects. My work is made using a fusing kiln, glass furnace, and lamp working torch.
Nana's Enchanted GardenI work with multiple types of glass work. I create fused glass, stained glass and glass mosaics. I incorporate many fused glass creations into many of my mosaics and my stained glass.
KCM WoodworksEmerging artist that has a great passion in creating art pieces for home decor from small desk to big wall decor with wood and paper.
It's Sew OriginalOriginal one-of-a-kind purses, totes, IPad & travel bags.I hand-paint, batik, marbleize & quilt my fabrics, adding crystals,beads,vintage jewelry and/or buttons or my own hand-made ceramic art pieces.
Granite DesignsI form granite food platters with felt and Lazy Susan bottoms. Recycled granite pieces are chiseled, rough edges are ground and smoothed, thoroughly cleaned and sides are sealed with a triple-glaze.
Britt NevilleI design Bohemian-inspired jewelry crafted from Czech glass beads, natural gemstones, antiqued bronze, and oxidized silver. Each piece is handcrafted using unique techniques and unique pendants.
The Sliver ScarabDesigns range from contemporary to organic forms as I experiment with variations and techniques. I often incorporate twigs that are molded and cast into sterling and gold, adding fabricated elements.
Earth ElementsI hand cut and polish each stone and fossil used in my pieces. Artwork is original, digital. Metal is cold-forged, acid etched, and sculpted.
GLG Jewelry & Fine AgatesAs a lapidary artist, I design & create unique jewelry & rock specimens with quality stone. I showcase them through silversmithing, wire wrapping & the use of natural materials.
Cheri MeyerMy free form peyote stitch bead weaving is a pure energy process of mixing my mental stimulation while working with colorful seed beads, meaningful stones, metal, fiber, found & handmade objects.
Gayle Martens DesignsI work in mold-able metal called metal clay. Fine silver, bronze or copper metal clays are molded, carved or sculpted, then kiln fired, to create one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.
Frost Custom JewelryOne of a kind, custom art jewelry designed to enhance the natural beauty of gemstones, set in precious metal.
M I DesignsI wire wrap natural stones with sterling silver or gold filled wire to create a pendant. I also make natural stone earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
La ValencianaRaw Brass pieces are colored with Lumiere paint,heated and sealed,pieces are layered to create desired objects, bead embroidery around cabochons, gemstones, freshwater pearls, Swarovski elements.
Meigan WestermannI use only high-quality materials including sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls. I often hear that my jewelry is “the good stuff” at very affordable prices.
The Birds and the BeadsOn and off loom weaving, designing and composing and stringing using Czech glass beads and natural stones, dyed leather and various components. Birds are hand carved, wood burnt and may be painted
Seventh & StoneSawing, filing, metal forming, soldering, fusing, and keum boo are some of the techniques i use. i work with sterling silver, gold, precious/semi precious stones, Formica, paint, patina and more!
Vikse DesignsHand fabricated semi-precious stone and sterling silver jewelry. Settings are designed to showcase the natural shape of the stone. Techniques include sawing, hammering, soldering, and bezel setting.
Fairhill DesignsUsing FINE PEWTER I am personally designing, molding, casting, polishing and color-enhancing each piece to combine with my lamp worked beads, polymer clay, beaded braids, chain maille and/or wire work.
Peoples Bead DreamsI am a jewelry artist with a keen sense of design. I create glass beads and incorporate my lampwork beads into finished jewelry pieces. Working with glass and fire is meditative for me.
Dank ArtistrySilverware jewelry artist. I use antique sterling and silverplated flatware to create wearable works of art. Preserving history by re-purposing. I cut, solder, bend, forge, tarnish and polish metal.
Ann Madland JewelryInspired by dreams, created by hand fine sterling silver and 14kt gold filled jewelry specializing in unique earrings some embellished with gemstones and pearls.
Hand forged, soldered and finished.
The Pressing GardenReal flowers are encased in clear and stained glass & sealed using the Tiffany Foil Method. Copper sheet and wire is shaped by hand, layered with decorative soldering & joined to the glass element.
Creative Jewerly by MarciaThe artist cuts brass, copper & stainless steel, embosses, textures, patina & rivets metal; works in earthen/crystal clay; solders, wire-wraps &/or incorporates vintage pieces when creating pendants.
Jovy Rockey JewelryI create minimal, modern, metal and gemstone jewelry using cold forging and wire wrapping techniques. Materials include semi-precious stones, sterling silver, brass, gold fill, and niobium metals.
Gypsy Heart Jewelry DesignsMy designs are inspired by nature. I incorporate dragonflies, birds, bees, etc. I do a lot of wire wrapping of my beads and different elements as well as the old world technique of Viking Knit.
Willow Tree JewelryWe are proud to design and create pieces that combine a mix of semi-precious and precious stones, gold filled and sterling silver metals, and authentic leathers.
Bernadette Johnson DesignsBernadette Johnson has created a simplistic line of handmade silver and gold jewelry that is inspired by and compliments the beauty in the natural stones, fossils and gems used in her unique designs.
MLJ DesignsHand carved fine silver and bronze pendant jewelry. Cut from precious metal clay and fired in a kiln, dispersing the binder to return to hard metal state. Burnished,soldered and polished
Dawn Rasmussen DesignsMy wearable art jewelry integrates precious gems and metals using a blend of art and fabrication. The techniques include hot and cold connections, fold forming, lamp work, texture and patina.
SPL DesignsI typically create jewelry using the lost wax method. I design a wax, cast the piece in Sterling silver, or 14k gold, then finish the piece by setting precious and semi precious gemstones and diamond
GLeeM DesignsI make jewelry from precious metal wire. Beside usual metal working techniques: solder, hammer, drill, saw, I also use a micro pulse arc welder, my smallest 17 inch chain is 0.8 mm rings, 540 of them!
The Island CollectionNatural materials farmed from the sea include mother of pearl, red coral and abalone. Shell is cut, polished with sterling silver added. A variety of designs combined with beautiful ocean materials.
GalleryWarePaper plates on TV trays quickly replaced dining tables once elegantly set with Sterling Silver.
Through patient forming techniques I create simple & elegant jewelry from these forgotten heirlooms.
Therapeutic Magnetic JewelryWe design and make all of our jewelry. We use a wide variety of stones, gems and silver mixed with magnetized hematite stones. We have necklaces, ankle bracelets and bracelets used for pain management
ilo StudioModern hand made jewelry in brass, silver and gold.
Kesha BrennomI handcraft sterling and fine silver jewelry with precious and semiprecious stones using soldering, various methods of stone setting, hammering, and lost wax casting.
Scott GrayI recently began welding for fun. This a hobby. Much of the material is "junk" people donate to me.
Sonnek Metal ArtOur artwork is made from recycled metal pieces picked up from the local scrap yard. Each item is designed and made by various metal working techniques, including:cutting, grinding, forging and welding
Gardens & ArtMetal garden sculptures. Each item is hand cut using a plasma cutter (no laser/computer). Shaped and welded to desired appearance. All items are maintenance free and can be kept outside all year round
Bud BullivantMy wire sculptures are one of a kind, three-dimensional drawings inspired by nature. I enjoy the process of manipulating the wire and creating forms that delight viewers.
David MontagueI create hanging mobiles from stone, metal & acrylic materials in many sizes. Please imagine my work in motion. Stone mobiles include agates, geodes & fossils; acrylic mobiles are avail. in any color.
Dick Dahlstrom3D fish from cedar shingles, Trucks & RR cars fro wood & plaster, individually made and painted
Heather RenauxOn canvas or wood, I collage paper, clay or texture medium. I then finish the work with acrylic paint.
Dori PatrickAcrylics,pencil,pastel,collage materials on canvas and wood substrates,some new,some recycled. My work is often described as colorful,inspiring, & joyful. Some abstract, and some representational.
P. Leigh's ArtI use alcohol inks, gel pens and air to create one of a kind pieces on ceramic tiles and yupo paper. I also photograph as I travel then I get them printed and some matted and framed. original artwork.
Images By LeeEncaustic/Impressionistic Photography custom framed using reclaimed wood, metals and found objects. This creative combination makes for unique, one-of-a-kind statement art pieces.
Kate WhislerI design an image then laser cut framing mat board and other flat materials to create a 3 dimensional layered image. The layers are held together with nuts and bolts, and framed in shadowboxes.
Made by KristiIntricate hand cut collage works portraying popular culture imagery that are made from layers of globally sourced materials, including paper and fabrics and also contain hidden images.
Erin OdonnellI use antique paper and India ink for most of my work. I like to layer vintage paper with my paintings to complement and deepen its meaning.
WoodnglassWe make fused glass creations and wooden lathe items. Some combine the two media.
Earth, Wick and FireHand crafted stone oil candles individually sculptured from natural slate using small rock hammers and the artist ability to create unique shapes, hand crafted copper wick holders, fiberglass wicks.
Nick ArditoI use reclaimed license plates to create a wide range of images for all tastes, budgets and ages.
FullerdesignsI am a intaglio Printmaker. Photo Image-on Intaglio is a photo polymer film that lets you expose photos onto a copper intaglio plates. I use it instead to build up my abstractions on to the plate.
Jenifer LeClair Maritime Author/PhotographerI am a self-produced Minnesota author and member of the first co-op press in Minnesota. I write the award-winning Windjammer Mystery Series, set aboard the historic Maine Windjammers on the coast.
Wild Barking MoonI create my vibrant artwork from a photo by utilizing a software, Pixelmator.
Sean CusickOur original 3d pop up cards, Quilling cards and pets, Bamboo Dragonflies-Butterflies - Birds - Turtles - Peacocks that are all 100% handcrafted made by our family.Hand fans and wood stands.
David HankeUnique custom built fishing rods with colorful thread art and a variety of exotic wood handles. Quality St Croix blanks are used to build functional high performance & unique rods!
Tracy DoffingUsing the cold process method, our goat milk soaps are handcrafted in small batches using the highest quality base oils, fragrance and/or essential oils, natural colorants and fresh goat milk.
Meg Hillary DesignsNew for 2017! These intricate paper cuttings are unexpected and will intrigue the viewer. Fun to discover and interpret what the scenes really mean to you.
Feat of ClayI create my artwork from polymer clay. I develop my own designs and custom colors and use a wide variety of artistic techniques. I create one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes, sculptures and jewelry.
Plantablesseed balls for pollinators made from red clay, decorated with clay stamp and packed in gift bags or boxes, hand made seed paper cards made from recycled office paper, bird seed wreaths
Etchings by MaryThe medium is Scratchboard using Ampersand, or copper, silver, gold foil. I use a large lighted magnifying glass along with various etching tools to create a wide variety of two dimensional subjects.
Lost & Bound BookArtsI combine hand binding with computer formatted pages to create books with leathers and papers. Covers finished with foil stamping, beads, straps, snaps, found items... every book a one-of-a-kind.
Wilson Install Creative TitleCustom ceramic and glass tile designs placed on clay pottery, bird baths, refurbished antique furniture and home accent pieces.Each piece is an original pattern with hundreds of hand placed tiles.
Lillian LinderI work with mostly alcohol ink on tile and yupo paper. I use many techniques with the ink from using brushes to paint, air compressor to blow the ink around to simply dropping colors on.
Linda ClaytonI begin with a charcoal/oil pastel sketch, and finish with layers of oil or acrylic paint on canvas.I paint intuitively using bold strokes & color to convey passion, emotion & energy in my paintings.
Ginger Street StudioAcrylic paint on cradled wood panel
Ali HoffmanVivid luminous acrylic paintings. Often I combine into my paintings multiple mediums like copper wire & sheer fabrics to create sculptural dimension.
Jordan RootsMy painting are usually subconscious driven & rarely planned out. I allow my mind to take the wheel giving me the escape I am looking to achieve.I love B&W pieces but enjoy loud pops of color as well.
Jeanne FischerI paint and draw in oil pastel with and without colored pencils. In addition I paint in a digital format. My display here is both indoor and outdoor I do have an EZup tent with Mesh Art walls.
Gina Nicolae JohnsonJOURNALIST, NOVELIST, POET (AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS) A - PAINTER. 'I AM IN LOVE WITH THE CANVAS AND CREATING WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORS. I use acrylic on canvas, I enjoy painting unique, abstract style.
FriedliartsI create art which responds to the spiritual and natural world, using dreams as catalyst, through the lens of my Odawa, Mexican and American heritages. I primarily work in oil paint on board or canvas
Malia WileyI am an oil painter and work on stretched canvas and panel. Most of my work is of animals and I specialize in custom paintings of people's pets. I also would be selling prints of original paintings.
Alexa CarsonI create paintings of wildlife native to the Midwest using a unique style of watered-down acrylic on canvas and on antique book paper.
CloseUp ImagesI use Dye Sublimation to print my photographs on variety of items. Some of these items are Aluminum Photo Panels, Acrylic Panels, Photos on Wood, Glass Cutting Boards, Photo Murals, Clocks & Coasters.
Superior Photographs & PortraitsI use a digital DSLR camera to capture Minnesota nature and landscape photography.
Kelly TateDigital nature and landscape photography. Limited editions of 250 available in matted, canvas and metal prints. Images are developed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Jay RasmussenAll images are made in-camera with a full-frame Canon 6D & minimal post-processing in Lightroom 6. I provide direct supervision of printing on Fuji Crystal Archive emulsion or ChromaLuxe aluminum.
North Shore Images PhotographyNatural world photography emphasizing mood and subtle artistic forms.
Digital capture, printed on archival substrates (paper/canvas). Framed/gallery-wrapped, deckled-edge, and matted prints.
Tony Smalls OriginalsDigital photography and some HDR images. Images are landscape or human interest items. Printed on highest quality papers, canvas, metal and acrylic. Most are # prints with certificate of authenticity.
Obsessed Photographers GroupFine Art Photography of the Midwest, sold as Limited Edition, Signed Prints, canvas wraps and framed canvas. Images captured with Nikon Digital cameras and archival giclees printed with HP printers.
Sweetlight Photographic ImagesI use a Nikon digital camera, a variety of lenses and a tripod. I print all of my own work and offer archival canvas or paper prints
Pete Rose ProductionsNature Photos offered as 5x7 Note Cards, Metal Prints, Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints and Mounted and Matted Prints.
Minnesota ScenicsI create Scenic Landscape and Nature Photography captured using film or digital cameras and printed using Archival Giclee' techniques on 100% Cotton Rag paper, Canvas and Photographic Print Paper.
Leslie BlackwellI have been photographing the twin cities for 20 years. I'm always looking for the perfect picture.
Samantha RedmondI use a tripod and a Sony A6000 Camera. I like to take landscape photography as well as street photography
Heritage Hills Fine ArtAfter researching & scouting, we revisit a location until the desired weather & light conditions occur. Images are processed & printed on various acid free paper or canvas substrates.
Carolyn MacLeod Cleveland PhotographyI seek to capture with my lens the magic and wonder of my surroundings urban and wild settings. Striving to ensure the image that captured my eye is what gets printed, I do minimal post-processing.
Jon HedinMy photographs are taken from around the world with my Nikon D600 and printed on either paper, metal or stretched canvas.
SRM WoodturningHand turned bowls, vases, pepper-mills, etc, from various woods, some natural edge. Use various gouges creating shapes. Sealing the woods brings out the natural beauty of the grains & shades of color
JLTurningsLathe work—turn wooden pieces using a wood lathe.
Work with board lumber (segmented work), solid logs and burls to create a variety of items—both decorative and functional-ranging from bowls to rolling pins.
Barry Nelsonartist-made 100 year old ceiling tins. 100 year old barn wood on a cedar board with screws on bottom for cleaning.
S.S. Baits Co.My sister and I make Wooden fishing lures, from the forest to the end of your line. We harvest or reclaim the wood, work, treat and finish using acrylic paint, flake and resins.
Allen WoodturningWooden bowls & goblets (finished with organic food safe oils), as well as ornaments & pens, turned on a lathe. Hand carved wooden spoons, spreaders & spatulas. All local Minnesota wood.
Lakes of WoodWe create 3-D lake maps from 1/8 inch layers of wood. They are accurate and very detailed. We have been making them for 17 years. Each map is made one at a time and a piece of art in itself.
Grant KaihoiI use local hardwood cut from salvaged trees or sourced from local suppliers. Techniques range from traditional; hand planes and hand cut joinery, to power equipment like table saws and joinery systems
Marc LammI work with wood like a painter works with oils and a sculptor works with stone. These are all solid wood with the natural colors of the wood itself – no stains or dyes were used.
Julius OlsonAll of my artwork is created on a wood lathe. I use a wide variety of exotic and domestic woods to create my turnings.
J & J CraftsWe do wooden solar post and Stakes. Scrubbies and roasted nuts
Safe JourneyI create unique open spine handmade journals. I use acid free binder's board, quality writing paper, beautiful handmade papers, fabric & found objects. Each book is beautiful, useful work of art.
Jill OsieckiI create sculptures of cement miniature cottages for outdoor use. Cement is formed and sculpted by hand - some items are my own created molds. I also paint table coverings for indoor/outdoor use.
Whatknots and TangentsI am a woodworker and build handcrafted, conversational pieces such as anniversary wine boxes. I prefer to build with exotic woods and work to incorporate elements of surprise within my designs.
Sharon SchulerHandmade re-purposed vintage leather cuff bracelets and necklaces as well as industrial Edison lamps.