Bill is retired from a long career in medicine and is persuing a 40 year journey in woodturning. Shavings fly.
Lisa Freeman loves creating her works using countless mediums. From fibers to metal to beads to wire, Lisa seems to wake up in a different studio every morning. For “Heaven & Nature Sing”, Lisa has brought a fresh batch of Rockbottom Whips and Wax Sachets, crazy snowmen in fiber, wood, and found objects, and enchanting wind chime “Angels” and “Fairy Garden Fairies”. Lisa is most excited about her new fiber wall pieces where she has combined her freshly created fiber wall quilts with her favorite quotes of inspiration.
Bemby Yocum is a long-time
graphic designer and greeting
card artist and has created a variety of
fun items for this Holiday sale.
Winter is her favorite season, and
especially Christmas! You will enjoy
finding her designs on greeting cards,
wooden blocks, ornaments and on
several unique items at the sale.
Steve invites you to join in the fun at "THE 12 DAYS OPD CHRISTMAS...A-RING TING TINGLING TOO! He opens his studio and gardens for you to experience and discover handmade gifts for you and your family and friends. He works primarily in concrete, hypertufa, and handmade paper.
A-RING TING TINGLING TOO! is the subtheme for our Holiday sale this year
and we are committed to bringing you a delightful discovery shopping experience. We have transformed the garden and studio into a haven for anyone who loves nature, gardening, and duiscovering unique handmade gifts to give for the holidays!
We are KC Classic Gourmet Foods, we pack micro batch specialty foods from my mom's recipe book in our facility. Our main line is our KC Classic Dips, they are shelf stable, made with quality ingredients for delicious flavors. We Find us in Hy-Vee deli on the charcuterie shelf for your next party or an appetizer for dinner. Our products also make great gifts.
From making tacos to packing taco sauce for the Midwest. Nina is certified in Acidified Food and has been stirring up good things for over forty years now. Our oldest item is Jose's Taco Sauce, but the most popular these days is Raspberry Jalapeno Dip. We are always cooking up something in Grain Valley for a taste bud delight. We love seeing our customers at From the Summer's Garden!
Linda Weinberg-Hammer loves color. She has designed functional pop up art chairs and benches of city scapes and people for many years. She has shown them in brookside art fairs and other venues. She has done a variety of works of art , from metal sculptors, oils, acrylics and now pastels. She just started drawing in pastels while living in San Luis, Onispo, California to keep her busy during covid. She enjoys drawing portraits of famous people and family members. Linda also is a landscape designer and has owned a landscape company for 15 years. She loves the outdoors and loves to entertain in her gardens.
Contact Linda at Brytelyn@aol.com.
For over 36 years and counting, Lizz Dorgan has been bringing the visual beauty of color to life with her unique stained glass designs. Her 2022 garden collection is comprised of a blend of color and whimsy that is the perfect addition to rejuvenate your garden.
Each beautifully handcrafted piece has been specifically designed for this Spring event, and is inspired by her love of the rich colors displayed in a variety of flowers in her own garden. You have an opportunity to accentuate your own garden with the happiness of color crafted deliberately into each of these unique pieces of glass.
Rita has been creating art for as long as she can recall. She is a self-taught artist that enjoys LOTS of color. The brighter the better!! She enjoys many different mediums, but her main focus is fused glass.Rita has been enjoying time in her recently completed studio. She has been firing her kilns almost daily! What has she been making?? Whimsical garden accents that are full of color, as well other beautiful fused glass gifts. Rita's personality is captured in each piece.
LeAnne at South20Studios uses a variety of materials with salvaged and recycled components. She likes the juxtaposition of things that appear to be at odds with each other. She is back this fall with unique flower totems to add color to your winter garden and protective eye totems to watch over things while you’re away.
Karen's passion is jewelry design! She has been creating and selling jewelry for nearly 35 years. Over the last four years, Karen has been working in high-fire porcelain clay. The fired porcelain is hard and very durable. Karen combines the porcelain with sterling silver to create unique jewelry designs.
Natalie Thomas, the owner of Blue Mountain Pottery, has been a studio potter and ceramics instructor for over 20 years.
She creates both wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces that can take on a functional or whimsical form.
In the Spring Natalie created her wheel thrown happy fish, chickens and flying pigs. Now she has continued this theme by creating mini versions of them in an ornament. Time to add some charm to your Christmas tree!
Add interest to your holiday table with Natalie’s wheel thrown bowls and cheese platters. A whole new level of fun was reached while applying geometrical designs with colored slip on her pieces.
What’s the holidays without fairies and gnomes!
Every year Natalie tries to create different gnome and fairy pieces. I heard some of the gnomes are even riding on snails and birds. There is always something new to add to your collection!
Making things with her hands has always been a joy for Lynn. Being a retired art teacher she has never met an art material she didn’t like, but recently clay has been her main focus. An ardent gardener with lots of art in her own garden, it seemed a natural choice to make ceramic art for others' gardens. And patios. And sunrooms. Clay is made for texture and Lynn uses lots of texture in her pieces. She likes the rough edges and “fingerprints” left on a piece that illustrate its hand made appeal. Mask and planters, feeders and garden adornments are in her current inventory. You are sure to find a gift for your favorite gardener (or yourself!)
Patty is an eclectic artist who works with many different mediums and enjoys discovering new creative paths. Some of her works include gourd art and natural material jewelry fabricated from items grown at her family farm, Stonebriar Farm, in De Soto. She also dabbles in crochet and of course hot chocolate bombs have become a holiday staple. This year she welcomed a new baby boy.. so of course she decided to create some goodies for the little ones this holiday season.
Lori owns and operates The Corner Candleshop in the Kansas City neighborhood of Brookside. She uses top-notch ingredients and handcrafts her candles in small batches. Her candles are noted for unique, noteworthy fragrances and gorgeous color. She has created an energizing custom collection of votive candles for our Holiday Sale that will bring the spirit of the season to your home.
Frank has been woodworking for over 35 years. He loves to work with exotic Woods because of their natural colors and interesting grain, which allows him to make interesting patterns in his works. He is very excited to be back in the winter sale this year.