Christina Deyoe/ Jeweler
Christina Deyoe lives in Portland with her husband and two youngest daughters. She began her journey into the field of handcrafted jewelry first by beading and wire working. But after taking a metal arts class at Mt. Hood Community College in 2008, she discovered her love of working with materials such as copper, brass and silver, combining etching and stone setting to create unique masterpieces. Since then Christina has sold her work at many Portland-area events. More recently she had pieces displayed at the Seattle Convention Center and was accepted by Portland Saturday Market as a vendor.
Patrick Burke/Artist’s Statement
I‘m a photo impressionist. I enjoy presenting images in a way which reflects my idea of what makes them attractive or meaningful.
My photographic style is commonly referred to as “painterly” however last year I went from “painterly” to actual painting. Here’s my process: I transfer a black and white photographic image onto watercolor paper and then hand paint over that, using watercolors and acrylics.
My previous methods of expression have been through conventional photography and digital montage–both of which I still embrace emphatically, on their own, and as the building blocks that led me to the painting process I call “Watercolor Photography.”® This process completely changes the way I conceive and execute my work. With every new medium the artist is rewarded with a new way of seeing the world. I’m definitely enjoying this new line of sight.
I hope my work brings you pleasure. Honestly.
Quin Sweetman/ Painter
“Life is full of beautiful moments and I strive to capture the vibrancy of those experiences on canvas.” In her plein aire, life drawing and studio compositions, Quin Sweetman hopes to convey the unique energy of her subject, whether it be human, rock or building. “I’d like people to see life and movement in my work; to feel a sense of being there.”
Largely self-taught, Sweetman’s painting has evolved in response to a wide array of influences including many talented Northwest painters and study of the Impressionists. She grew up in Minneapolis, a middle child, always closely observing people and her surroundings, but didn’t take art seriously until eight years ago when she took a job with a Portland art gallery. Sweetman is now content to spend her days painting and drawing the abundant beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Marianne Wilson Stein of Gifts From the Earth – natural skin care
Marianne is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Growing up in Oregon and currently living in Washington she has created a life full of passion, family and fun. Marianne has been married for 23 years, has a 20 year old daughter studying music in Philadelphia and 14 year old son who loves collecting old cameras and video game systems. Marianne’s “third” child is her schnauzer, Karli! Seventeen years ago she started making natural skin care products.
It all started when her friend, who is a Naturopath decided to make Christmas gifts for their families. They started out making bath salts, lotions and teas. Around this same time, Marianne’s sister became a nail tech. She didn’t like any of the products on the market because they were burning her skin. So Marianne slowly developed a line for her. The line of products grew from there. They ventured into face care and still work today with a licensed esthetician developing and testing products for the professional and individual customer alike.
Today, she has created over 50 products and is passionate about customizing products for her clients. Marianne lives by the words: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.”
Marianne is passionate about natural skincare, and has studied at the American College of Health Sciences, travels around the country to study with experts in natural skincare and natural medicine.She enjoys sharing her knowledge of skincare; teaching classes and does all of the professional trainings.
Marianne is also an artist – she loves making hand painted floor cloths, decorating old wooden boxes with paints and trinkets. She makes paper and stained glass windows, loves encaustic painting and felting.
When not working or playing in her studio, Marianne hikes with her husband, goes antiquing with her son and hangs out with friends and family. Her motto – “Life is fun and full of surprises; enjoy each step because you never know what is just around the corner
Violet Hadeed-Baird: Pillows and Chic Fleece
My mother’s design career began when she was a young girl working on sewing projects with her mother that involved learning the art of clothing design and pattern making in which she would produce garments for herself and for her four sisters to wear. Her creative talents led her to begin to design beautiful decorative items for her family’s home as well as to continue to create and design clothing for herself and later for her children.
Looking to incorporate my experience in sales and marketing with my passion for vintage fashion and accessories, I began to work with my mother to build a business where we could introduce our design ideas and creations to the marketplace. In 2007, we joined forces and began a web-based business where we re-introduced her pillow design, Blossom Pillows to the market place.
Today, as a mother/daughter design team we use our complimentary talents to design and to produce a line of “blossom inspired” decorative pillows, bridal accessories and fashion items for women, girls and infants. The beauty of nature and our love of flowers is what inspires us to create our unique designs and we hope that you too, find inspiration from our creations and hope that you incorporate one of our unique and original “Blossom” creations into your beautiful life…Enjoy!
Jasmine Tran: Skin Care
I came from a country where fresh organic herbs were planted in our daily meals from basil, coriander, shiso, chive, and cilantro. It’s rich with herbs, spices, tintures, medicinal plants, extracts, natural remedies, and wholesome foods. Each household had at least an elder family member who often wore the doctor’s robe. From my childhood, I remember coming home one day with a deep cut on my foot. My mother immediately bandaged the cut with a fresh slice of chive bulb. Within a few days the cut begin to heal. After a few weeks, there was no sign of scarring.
My mother introduced me to the concept of “balance”. This concept was delivered through her love for cooking. For every meal it must be prepared with fresh wholesome foods that included meat or fish for protein, a vegetable dish, and hot soup. At the end of each meal; we would enjoy fruit for dessert. Then once a month she prepared her specialty, chicken herbal soup, to boost our immune system. Planning and preparing these daily meals were important to her. She understood that our body required a “balance” of nutrients and vitamins for it to function optimally.
My passion for foods, herbs, spices, and plants have transpired my love for Essance. However the true credit goes to the team at Essance for dedicating their time, creativity, and support necessary to bringing life into this organization. Prior to Essance I’ve worked with many clients who also began their business from their kitchen or garage. While many continued to do business on the small scale; others have expanded into the worldwide brand of natural skincare. These brands can be found in salons, spas, national brand supermarkets and department stores, specialty and nutrition stores, plus various magazine publications.
Carol Risley /Handbags
I’m influenced by my Texas roots, military-brat upbringing, and years of travel in the airline business. A Fine Arts degree and roaming Europe opened my eyes to the world of design, with no limits or rules.
I make leather bags one at a time in my workshop in northwest Portland. Each bag has a unique combination of colors and materials that have caught my fancy. They are crafted from the finest leather and handmade embellishments. I source from American tanneries, and as much as possible, I utilize up-cycled fine upholstery leather. All my scraps are recycled into smaller items or shared with other artists.
Cynthia Silber / Pottery
I’ve been working with clay since 1990 and received a BFA in ceramics from University of Oregon. Currently I teach ceramics, both hand building and wheel throwing, at Portland Community College. I make both sculptural and utilitarian ceramic pieces, as well as decorative tiles.
Since I cook often, my tableware designs are inspired by the food that can be served in them as well as my love for antiques and nostalgic household items, like a door knob or linens. Vintage colors and patterns are frequently used as well as unique and found objects for texture and form.
All tableware that I make is dishwasher, microwave, and food safe.
Teresa Chipperfield/ Painter, Photographer
I was born and raised in England, but have spent most of my adult life in North America, mainly the Pacific Northwest. For the past 17 years I have worked with a variety of mixed media art techniques. I love how ink flows over found objects and love the joy of building layers to create textural pieces.
I have regularly displayed and sold my artwork in galleries, art shows and coffee shops around the Portland, Oregon area.
I have developed and taught after school enrichment programs in quilting, drawing, watercolor, mixed media and sculpture in local school districts. I regularly donate artwork and time to local charities and school fundraisers.
I have run a small sewing business from my home both in the U.S and England over the past 30 years. Alterations are a passion; I love being able to rip something apart and put it back together, how the customer wants it, without anyone noticing the subtle changes.
For the past 4 years I have been developing my skills as a professional Photographer! This is my latest and all consuming passion, right now; I mainly sell my work through the Etsy website at http://www.PhotosByChipperfield.Etsy.com.
If I have any free time I enjoy going to the beach with my family, meals together with my family and reading. (Sometimes sleep is good too!)
Emilie Edde, Artist/Architect
Years ago my creative mother traveled worldwide through her work. The stories and pictures she brought back enhanced my love for the arts and different countries’ cultures and architecture. Short trips to Europe while in high school inspired me even more.
A few years ago, while studying for an architect degree, the opportunity to combine my passion for traveling and architecture was realized through a summer of studying abroad in Italy. It was an endless wealth of personal growth and exploration as I learned about Rome’s rich history. The exploration of its urban fabric and design through my studio work only improved my drawing and painting skills.
Still etched into my memory, those travels and the different cultures that went along with them continue to inspire my drawings and paintings and allow me to fall in love with their charms all over again.
A lifetime painter, I was juried into the National Association of Women Artists in New York City in 2010. My paintings and commissioned work are in private collections throughout the U.S.
Deeply influenced by my French Great Grandmother and my love of France and the impressionists, I am inspired to create a view of the world that illuminates the joy and spiritual transcendence found in everyday experiences.
Everyday life has a power of its own – a gesture, an event, a moment of beauty, a desire for something more, a longing or regret that asserts itself into our day.
As an artist I strive to create a snapshot of these everyday moments, a pause to reflect and the recognition that the day is brief and is worthy of our awareness.
This story is told in the faces and figures of women, the interior landscapes of our lives, and the beauty of the warm seasons that come and go, leaving us with peace, repose and sadly, sometimes that moment of bittersweet reflection.
Cheryl Frances Cameron: Silks
I have always been an artist, but a few years ago I realized that art had to be the focal point of my life – anything else was not going to work. I restructured my life around the arts, especially dance and painting. It has been a frightening and beautiful adventure.
When I discovered silk painting, it was the meeting point of many good things – painting, fashion, batik. I am a self-taught artist and learned silk painting through research and much experimentation.
My approach is instinctive and fueled by the things which are important to me: dance, music, lively people, complex colors, intensity.
All of my pieces are hand-painted on 100% silk. I use the serti technique, a French resist painting method, which allows for freehand drawing and infinite color combinations. They are individually designed and each piece is unique.
Regarding my name… A cygnet is a baby swan. The swan has beautiful symbolism in many mythologies, and the idea of growing into something beautiful is inspiring to me, and much more exciting than simply being beautiful.
Bev Jozwiak: Painter
Bev Jozwiak is an International award-winning artist. With a Degree in Fine Arts, and a Art History Minor
Born in Vancouver, Washington, Bev still resides there with her husband of 30 plus years. She has two daughters, and two grandchildren.
Graduated with honors from Western Washington University with a fine arts degree, and an art history minor.
Freelanced for numerous card companies, even had 12 month calendar of my paintings published, by Hallmark.
Featured in numerous magazines, including Art Collector, International Artist magazine, North light Magazine, American Artist, and The Artist.
American Artist “Watercolor” 8 page article, and F&W’s Watercolor Magazine article on 5 artists vision for painting the figure.
Listed in Who’s Who in American Artists.
Won Betsy Dillard Stroud Creative Challenge with winning entry featured in Watercolor Magic Magazine.
Included in 9 Best of Watercolor books, including “Splash 9-13.
In thousands of corporate, and private collections throughout the United States.
Cat Hargis :Black Cat Glass
Cat Hargis has created an exciting new dimension to the fused glass field. Her distinctive style is characterized with embellishments of jewels and natural stones, including pearl, agate, labradorite and crystal incorporated into the patterns of the glass. The result is a merging of color and stone in natural, organic fusions. These mixed media pieces challenge the traditional fused glass style and stretch the boundaries of warm glass as art.
Black Cat Glass began as a second career after spending 14 years training television News Anchors and Reporters. Cat lived in London as the exclusive trainer for the BBC and recently returned from 2 years in the Middle East where she helped put a major news network on air. During that time she began to explore and develop her style and to move toward becoming a full time artist.
Pam Burkland- Silk Purses
Pamela Burkland, Recherche’s sole proprietor and designer, has been sewing since she was seven years old. Fine hand-sewing was a skill taught by the Belgian nuns in fourth grade at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu. At eleven, Pamela’s mother enrolled her in a Singer Sewing course and after that, the sewing never ceased. Through the years she has created children’s costumes, children’s clothing, and at one point, 65% of her own corporate-world wardrobe. Sewing has been a life-long passion.
While still working full time at IBM, Recherche was established in 2001, and blossomed in 2005 with the advent of the Obi Bag. A simple design inspired by the folds of Japanese Obi sashes, Pamela began to re-purpose vintage sashes imported from Japan, into elegant, softly padded, two-compartment shoulder bags. The bags are constructed one at a time by hand; no two are ever alike. The punctuating piece is the closure, typically a vintage button, tassel, pendant, “found” object, or hand-made embellishment.
There is mindfulness in the hand-sewing of the bags, providing time to feel, admire and co-exist with the beauty and patina of the fabrics. The craftsmanship evident in the patterns, weaving, foils and embroidery threads of the vintage Obis’ designs are works of art. Re-purposing them into something singular and beautiful, embellishing with antique to vintage closures and ornamentation – these are the greatest delights of the designer. Sharing the work with women who appreciate wearable art dressing is the reward….especially knowing that a one-of-a-kind bag is going to be loved and worn by a one-of-a-kind woman.
Pamela works in her home studio in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her daughter, Ingrid and three kitties: Esme (in spirit), Echo and Rosa.
Some of our other Artists…More information and photos to come:
Early’s Designs: Cards
Douglas: Green Space Candles
Aaron Trotter: Playing Cards
Yessica Beckwith: Jewelry
Julie Dawson: Soap
Andrea Berl: Jewelry
Richard Lishner: Photography
Nate Trivette: Photography
John Risley: Pottery
Natalia Sasnow: Clothing Design
Ingrid Olsen: Jewelry
Pam Burkland: Silk Purses
Reiko Archer: Felting
Robert Graydon: Pottery
Dyana Caravan: Candles
Mike Ferreira: Woodwork