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The 2014 Artisans

Basketry 

Judith Saunders


While traditional basketry techniques are used in her work, she leans toward non-traditional materials and more sculptural than functional forms. The forms vary from wearable "Memory Pouches", to forms that appear to grow from worn seashells, to twenty-inch painted watercolor paper forms, and all copper vessels. beachbasket@verizon.net
 
Collage
 
Martha Johnson

Martha Johnson is a collage artist from Kill Devil Hills, NC. She draws her inspiration from the natural world around her, her travels far and wide, the words of many authors, and from color and texture itself.
She is a self-taught collage artist and uses paper, fabric, paints, plant materials, and found objects in her work. Her collages, cards, and magnets can be found in various local, regional, and national galleries. foursistersstudio@yahoo.com
 
Drawing
 
Stephanie Kiker


“I love living at the beach and on an island...Hatteras Island, NC." Stephanie's art is inspired by her environment. Whether it's on the beach, on the water, under the water, in the marshes, or in the sound she enjoys creating her own interpretations and expressions of the wildlife and their natural surroundings.She moves from realism in the soft pastel works to bold graphic shapes, patterns and colors in the colored pencil and ink work. www.stephaniekiker.com
 
Kim Mosher
 

Outer Banks color pencil artist Kim Mosher draws detailed art of fish and animals. Kim is currently illustrating a cat boo
k, that will certainly please all ages. www.kimmosherdesigns.com
 
Glass
 
Artsea Fuse



Annie Lou Gaskins and Flavia Burton have been working with fused glass for about 2 years ago. They enjoy creating fused glass that is inspired by living on Ocracoke. fabflavia@yahoo.com
 
Jewelry
 
A
nnie Grimes Williams


After studying metal design at East Carolina University, Annie became inspired to use traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as shell forming, piercing, and enameling, to create small wearable pieces of art. Her work is primarily influenced by her love for the sea and by color. She creates vivid color combinations in enamel, producing work with simple but interesting shapes tha
t often reflect sea life - a coral reef, shells, or tiny sea creatures. www.coppertide.net
 
Delaney Goldberg


Delaney lives near the ocean in Kitty Hawk with her two Chihuahuas, mom, and brother. Now seventeen years old, Delaney began making jewelry at age nine while she was in Duke Hospital with brain cancer. Her 3rd grade teacher gave her a beading kit, inspiring her creations of bracelets for her first clients--nurses and doctors. She is now cancer free and doing well.
 
Low Tide Jewels

Margaret’s jewelry designs incorporate a variety of metals including silver, yellow and pink gold filled, and copper. She uses authentic, unaltered beach glass embellished with gemstone beads and freshwater pearls. By using a free form wire wrapping style, she hopes to capture the movement of the ocean and sand that creates the frosted glowing shard found on our coastline. She can al
so create custom pieces with your found treasures. www.Lowtidejewels.com
 
Ellis Farm at Winterpock

Ellis Farm is a small farm located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. They have a herd of Alpine and Am. Alpine dairy goats that they milk to make their goat milk soaps. Their son is the jewelry artisan. He creates
original and unique pieces of jewelry from recycled items, such as watches, keys, tubes, etc.. Along with the jewelry, he is currently making dream catchers for our markets. www.Ellisfarmwinterpock.com
 
Nana Glass


Nancy has been fascinated by colors since childhood. Through glass, she is able to share the wonder of colors with light. Her creations are composed of various types of art glass. She features Dichroic glass. This glass appears to have more than one color simultaneously. She works in a studio at her home in the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded and inspired by Nature. Each piece is of her own design and completely unique. nanaglass65@yahoo.com
 
Crystal Blackmon


Crystal collects seashells, glass and organic materials
from our beaches and casts them using precious metals. Her work includes handcrafted pendants, bracelets and necklaces inspired from the sea that she created tastefully with style and beauty. hatterascrow@yahoo.com
 
Sea, Sand and Hand


Pembroke is a professionally trained goldsmith with a passion for sea glass. She receives inspiration for her jewelry from beauty and history, and by collecting shards of sea glass along the shores of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When making fine authentic sea glass jewelry, she often incorpor
ates rare shards from all over the world, although they are never altered in any way. Her sea glass jewelry motto: Always authentic. Always unaltered. Always finished. www.SeaSandAndHand.com
 
Other
 
Ocracoke Island Creations


Trudy Austin is a life-long Ocracoke Island native and artist. A photographer with over 30 years experience, her photography captures the beauty of the island. Trudy’s work focuses on community and Ocracoke through subjects such as  nature, wildlife, and landmarks.  John Simpson has family roots long anchored in Ocracoke's history, John is the great grandson of Ocracoke Lightkeeper, Captain Joseph M Burrus. He has had a life long passion for decoy carving, woodworking, photography and painting.
 
spinfinite Designs
Located in Waves on Hatteras Island, Blake & Randi strive to share a little simple beauty with the world. they specialize in everything from hula hoops and hair fascinators to sea glass pendants and beachy fine art--and try to "upcycle" as much as possible, turning found objects into pieces of art. the "crafty beach bums" that make up spinfinite Designs think it's impossible to not be inspired when living in the Outer Banks! www.spinfiniteDesigns.etsy.com
 
Karma Studios


Karen is a self taught designer and metalsmith. Her love of nature, especially the beach, greatly influences her work karmastudios@yahoo.com
 
Totally Fun Stuff! Pop Art, Jewelry, & Accessories


Jubal & April are reliving their high school days, and this time really enjoying it! Using familiar pop art items & images from the 80's, as well as contemporary ones, they have created jewelry and other accessories, plus wall art and more by collage, assemblage, painting, drawing, gluing, drilling, connecting, splicing, smashing, reassembling, breaking, and starting all over again. Stop by and see what they've come up with!  apriltrue@hotmail.com & jubaljamz@gmail.com
 

SeaCatchers by Beth Fleishaker
Beth started out making necklaces & bracelets from colored wire & glass beads while living in Boston and Virginia. When she discovered the beautiful beaches of Ocracoke she started incorporating shells into my jewelry. This expanded into making mobiles inspired by the shells, each taking a form of their own. Since moving to the OBX she’s discovered decoupage....boxes and shelves are covered with ads from the local papers or beautiful paper napkins found in her travels. bfleishaker@gmail.com
 
Milk Street Soap Company


Taking art to the outdoor shower!! Milk Street Soap Co. is an Ocracoke family of artisans focused on good clean fun! We are constantly inspired by the awe-struck beauty of this little Island out in the sea and the amazing people who live and visit it! Our focus in the Milk Street Studio is Integrity, Responsibility, Sustainability and a grand creative experiment in repurposing existing items in unusual ways. Amazing Organic Soaps. www.MilkStreetSoap.com

 
Painting
 
Artworks by Douglas Hoover


North Carolina artist, Douglas Hoover, enjoys creating colorful paintings with oils on canvas or hardboard panels. His work consists of urban-inspired city scenes or coastal scenes of the Outer Banks and other coastal towns. Douglas' original oil paintings are currently shown in several galleries along the Carolina coast and are also available at art festivals he attends. www.douglashoover.com
 
Nate Barton
Nate Barton is an artist and thinker. He paints watercolors and works with pottery and wood in his studio in Fariview, North Carolina near Asheville. For years he was a fourth grade teacher and still regularly works in local schools.   He paints a variety of works from traditional landscapes and still life to whimsical illustrative works. He is currently in the process of creating a children's alphabet book. www.natebartonworks.com
 
Artist Lena Ennis

Lena has been a professional artist for 35 years. Focusing on coastal scenes and wildlife, she paints in an old master's style of realism. She works in oils and acrylics but also enjoy drawing with graphite. Lena attende
d the School of Art at East Carolina University. Her work has won local, national and international awards and has been chosen by such organizations as NC Ducks Unlimited, NC Seafood Festival, The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and the NC Wildlife Calendar. www.artoflenaennis.com
 
Melvin's Studio
James Melvin obtained a BS degree I Art Education/Design from NC A&T State University and resides on the beautiful Outer Banks where he operates Melvin's Studio.  At the age of ten his desire was to become a professional artist.  Perseverance, guidance and dependence upon his Heavenly Father allowed him to achieve this goal.  A versatile artist, James works in oils, acrylics, pastels and colored pencils.  Peace is the theme in his work.   www.melvinsstudio.com
 
Meg Rubino


Meg is a painter from Kitty Hawk, North Caroli
na. Meg paints in watercolor and acrylic and makes cards and prints from her original paintings. Meg is inspired by the little things and tries to capture the beauty of her every day. She paints many local landscapes and embraces the local color. You can find her works in galleries along the Outer Banks, including: Bella Fiore in Ocracoke and KDH Cooperative in Kill Devil Hills. www.megrubino.com
 
Barbara Adams

Barbara has been a long time resident and volunteer for Ocracoke's  National Park Service. Born in Kentucky , student of nature and drawing she was inspired by Ocracoke's wild beauty. She made my home here with my husband Don and their Airedales. Seeing the wild pony herd ,birds and  turtles is a focal point for her many paintings and prints. For Barbara each day  becomes a new adventure in her life and art.

 
Photography
 
Don Bowers


Having grown up on Hatteras Island, Don and his camera have seen many changes. His catalog includes images he’s captured through the years. Don is currently the staff photographer for the Island Free Pres
s, who had graciously nominated him for a Pulitzer for his work. In addition, he also free lances for regional and national publications. donnybowers@hotmail.com
 
Ann Ehringhaus


Ann has been an exhibiting fine art photographer and photography teacher since 1977. Her work has been shown all over North Carolina and the Southeast. She is the author of Ocracoke Portrait ( published 1988), and her new book Ten Thousand Breakfasts, A Tale of Wonder is now available at the Festival. She has been an Ocrafolk Festival photographer and photo coordinator since the festival began. She owns Oscar's House B&B, on the island, the subject of her new book.  www.oscarsbb.com

 
Pottery
 
BluSail Pottery


Mark is a full-time potter from Morehead City, NC.  Form and functionality are considered in each piece that is individually created and glazed with the user in mind.  His work has found its way to private collections from coa
st to coast.  Mark and his wife Lynn are the owners of BluSail gallery located on Arendell Street in Morehead City.  Mark also conducts pottery wheel classes for adults and children. www.blu-sail.com
 
Salt Creek Studio


Ocracoke resident Maria Logan designs and creates distinctive handmade ceramic goods at her studio and gallery, Salt Creek Studio, on the Back Road. Her original tiles and mural backsplashes are installed in homes near and far. Maria also makes functional items including tableware, tile coasters, garden markers, sconces, and decorative wares that add a unique touch to the home place. www.saltcreekcera
mics.com
 
Textile
 
Lorrie Stone


Sewing since she could hold a needle, Lorrie has been particapating in Craft Shows almost 30 yrs. She loves special orders so if you have one she’ll be glad to try it.  TvrnDocent@aol.com
 
A Good Catch


Originally from England, Vicky Lowe lives in Avon, Hatteras Island. She has been designing dinnerware and kitchen textiles for many years for major retail stores throughout the US. In 2010 she launched her own textile c
ollection “A Good Catch.” Designed and printed in North Carolina, her work can be found throughout the Outer Banks. She teaches watercolor in Frisco at the Indian Town Gallery and at Hatteras Realty in Avon. www.agoodcatch.us
 
Tiedyeclothing.com

Steven has been hand dyeing garments for 20 years now, following in his father's footsteps who owned a dye factory back in NY. His vibrant, marbleized designs have been used by several marching bands (dress shirts), the Orange County NC Special Olympics team, and the NC Junior Miss Pageant over the years. He has also won award ribbons at a couple of craft shows, including best 3-D art. www.tiedyeclothing.com
 
Maribeth Ocock



Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Maribeth married a U.S.N. Seabee and traveled for over 21 years...Sicily, Iceland, Germany as well as extensive travels in Europe. American travels included Rhode Island, Ca., Va.  She has two adult daughters.( plus.grandchildren and great grandchildren) and has been an avid sewer and crafter since childhood. She teaches sewing classes as a full time job. Creativity is her passion. She plans on growing old...but not "up"...her sense of humor and faith keep her young. ovtm@aol.com
 
Wood
 
Crawford Evans


Crawford Evans Crawford Evans has always loved working with wood and “making saw dust.” He has been a resident of Dare County for over 40 years and after retiring from his retail business of 25 years, he finally has the time to indulge. Most recently he has been building benches, chests and tables using wood from his brother’s SC property: red oak, white oak, hickory, cherry, black walnut, pine and red cedar. crawford-sawdust@charter.net
 

Elayne's Woodcrafts


William and Elayne Bush have been perfecting their interpretations of the North Carolina and Virginia lighthouses for almost a quarter of a century. William creates 3-dimensional wooden pieces from Elayne's designs. He then seals and applies base coats, Elayne hand-paints the identifying lighthouse characteristics. Each year a new functional article is added to their collection. elayneswoodcrafts@yahoo.com
 

Vic and Ellen Berg


Vic and Ellen Berg are long time residents of the OBX and carve a variety of shorebirds, songbirds and ducks. They primarily use white cedar, but Vic is also known for his whimsical 'roothead' egrets, herons and flamingos. www.outerbankswaterfowl.com
 

Cars and Trucks to Go

Crawford started making wooden toys back in 1984 and used drift wood taken from the beach at Ocracoke. Today that wood is no longer available. Today’s toys are made of white pine. Upon retiring four years ago he expanded the line of toys to cars, trucks, tractors, school buses and hauling equipment. Most of his festival time is now spent in the Northern Neck of VA where he lives. ezolddog@verizon.net