Kathy Van Kleeck
Tending My Handmade Life
I am a maker ... I approach my life, designing and creating as improvisation, intuitive, spirit guided, always looking for the magical in the everyday through growing, observing, breathing, engaging ... being. Read More
Santanu Das, a committed conceptual artist from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, has long been influenced with the testimony of the Indian textile heritage, culture and skills. Today, Santanu nurtures his brainchild Maku – Maku, which means a weaving shuttle in Bengali.
Heather Benjamin Jewelry seeks to share experiences far from the beaten path. Composed of designs inspired by the rituals, symbols and narratives observed during her global travels - cultural diversity; rustic elegance; anthropology & photography - are the principles and passions that guide the designer’s worldview and creative process at the deepest levels. Read More
I love clay because of the role it has played in shaping society and supporting the development of civilization. Since the beginning of humanity, people have been forming clay and putting it in fire to create vessels that hold their life's water and food. Creating with clay requires an understanding and respect of all four elements and when working with these materials I feel connected to the earth, the past, and to humankind. Read More
Shaesby Scott was born in Louisiana. Immersed in art at an early age through his mother, who is a painter, he grew up in a creative environment with access to great artists, to get to know them personally and to be raised to explore outside the lines. Read More