Steve is owner and designer at From the Summer's Garden. The stars of his new product for Nothin’ But Blue Skies will be vertical sculptural pieces in concrete, STACKS celebrating faceted patterns , birds, hearts, flowers and angels as components, a popular trend in design for 2020. Everywhere artwork will be celebrating beautiful Classic Blue, the 2020 color of the year.
Lizz Dorgan has been doing stained glass for 33 years. She has taught classes locally and her work can be seen in homes, churches and businesses throughout the Kansas City area. For NOTHIN' BUT BLUE SKIES she's outdone herself with her brilliantly colorful fused glass stakes. Here newest pieces are sculptural color stakes, one of which will be featured at the KC Symphony Designer's Showhouse in our outside space.
"Spring shows what God can do
with a drab and dirty world."
- Virgil A. Kraft
Lisa Freeman is a long-time participating artist with From the Summer's Garden and loves to spring into creating in anticipation of our show. Lisa re-purposes metals to build wind chimes, digs through her pile of fabrics to make lavender sachets & pillows, and just loves to throw some paint around on varied "canvas" materials. There is nothing "drab & dirty" about her newest creations.
LeAnne at South20studios has a new collection of mosaic fish to turn your summer garden into a wonderland. No pond necessary, these fish
thrive among your plants year round. She also has raven and eye totems, flowers, and plasma cut metals to add fun and color to your garden.
She is known for using car hood metal and recycling materials in her artwork.
Bemby Yocum loves combining her artistic talent and her gift of encouragement to lift and inspire you. Her original designs can be found on greeting cards, message blocks, bird houses, wooden birds and repurposed pallet wood with bud vases just to name a few. Her use of bright colors and a bit of whimsy are sure to lift your spirit and bring a smile to anyone’s face!
“From Farm... to Jewelry”
Patty Casalou, Casalou Creations, creates unique jewelry from locally sourced natural materials. For our ‘Nothin’ but Blue Skies’ sale, Patty will be adding other nature inspired pieces including: seed paper flowers, wooden tic tac toe boards, wooden jewelry pieces etc.
Oh, and don’t forget to grab some of her old fashioned lye soap!
Nina Ward and her daughter Rosina, purveyors of KC Classic Gourmet Foods, spend their lives around food. They’re busy on every side of the business. Nina, the owner, started as a waitress, learning what customers like, and worked her way up to restaurant management and ownership roles. Nina is happiest, however, in the kitchen. She began marketing salsa and then started a manufacturing business to support the products she was producing with another entrepreneur. Her business prospered and after weathering ups and downs of the food business, Nina and Rosina have found the place that suits them best – creating masterpieces in the kitchen. The fact that they know how to get these popular products to market and support them at both the wholesale and retail level doesn't hurt, either!
5B&Co. Candlemakers first opened its doors in 1997, in downtown Weston, Missouri. Founded by Marsha Flowers, our products have delighted customers and created a following across the United States. This 1837 town is a small, charming community nestled among the high bluffs of the Missouri River. In 2003, 5B&Co. Candlemakers expanded to the Brookside Shops in Kansas City, MO. Currently, 5B&Co. Candlemakers is located only in the Heart of Brookside.
Natalie Thomas is a local pottery artist and owner of Blue Mountain Pottery. She has been playing in the “mud” for 19 years. Her pieces are very much inspired from nature. She loves applying a splash of color and a dash of whimsy in all of her pottery works. This season Natalie has created a new style of flowers. They can hang on your wall to bring some beauty inside. The flowers can also be displayed outside as bird feeders, a light source or to just to bring some color to your garden.
This year the fairies better watch out for some mischievous trolls wondering in their Fairyland! Also watch out for some new homes that are popping up. Natalie has also created a series of minis. Mini wheel thrown bowls and vases in soft colors inspired by Nothin’ But Blue Skies!
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We're excited to have Lynn Baxley back and up on her feet. She was not able to participate on our recent Holiday Sale due to broken bones. This spring, she's healed and ready to go!
Not enough birds hanging around your feeder? Lynn has solved the problem by creating hanging bird feeders the wild birds will love. She will also have her ceramic garden balls available which complement the larger FTSG leaf spheres made from concrete.
Calling all bird house aficionados! Lynn has added a new style to her spring collection of ceramic bird houses. Just the thing to decorate a shelf in the house - or on a patio or deck table. Your birds might fancy it to nest in too!
The sound of bubbling water is soothing and relaxing. Lynn and Steve have collaborated tp crete a bubbler which can be placed in your garden or on your patio as a focal point. It comes with just three parts: the base, the pump and the ceramic ornamental fountain top.
Meet Jacob, Ian, and Nathan,
our talented studio assistants.