ReTech works are created by Asher. All the works are created with as much reclaimed materials as possible (an average of 90% per piece). Given the nature of the work, each is unique. Original patinas are stabilized and kept as found. The goal of the work is to reintegrate old technologies back into our daily lives as functional art that’s also a bit fun to have around.
Glass artist, Paul Rene Belleau, studies under the glass blowing masters at Detroit”s renowned College for Creative Studies. Inspired and driven by the colors and shapes in nature and driven by the innate beauty of the medium, Paul takes his ideas and inspiration from the world’s chaotic surroundings to create contemporary, yet one-of-a-kind glass artworks.
Erika Bergishagen has been painting her unique take on whatever catches her fancy for years, pretty much undiscovered until about 6 years ago. She loves brilliant color and one can always find at least one sunset in her displayed paintings. She also has a vivid imagination and paints what she refers to as critters. She lives with her two labs, jointly called The blondes, and a black cat named pepperoni.
Larry has been involved in woodworking for 40 years. He enjoys being creative and making one of a kind items such as wooden bowls, vases, jewelry boxes and wine holders.
Laura’s work is an exploratoin of shape, line and space. Her current body of work is comprised of detailed pen and ink drawings as well as collages. When she is not creating art, you can find Laura outside on her bicycle, practicing yoga or cooking.
Golden Raven Studio
Golden Raven Studio specializes in original pieces of wearable art that are meant to be lived in. Our canvas is high quality silk, and our medium is heat-set acid dye. The colors are chosen as a reflection of the artist’s experience. Some palettes reflect flowers, reflections on water, concerts, and even space nebulas! Each piece is unique, and can never be exactly duplicated. We use only the best materials, and our finished pieces that feel as good as they look. Best of all, all of our silks require minimal care and are perfect for your busy lifestyle.
Amanda Coe Studio
Amanda has been drawing since she was a toddler plopped on the floor in a sea of paper, chubby crayon in fist and let loose. She currently works primarily with mixed media techniques and layering utilizing paper alternatives.
Garden Outside the Box
Owner Nicole Fleming is a passionate horticulturist and holds a degree in Landscape Horticulture. She has been fascinated with unusual plants since she was a child. She uses her creativity combined with her love of the biological sciences to grow unique and interesting gardens.
She has created her company Garden Outside the Box to satisfy the needs of the community, schools, families, and friends to successfully grow Organic gardens at a fraction of the retail price. Specifically for those who desire a 5 star garden but do not have the time or desire to get technical with the science. She has designed a huge variety of customized seed kits that help people get in touch with their grassroots of yesterday but with a modernized twist of growing today!
happy knits for happy humans
hello, my name is kris jezak. i am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend and artist….i am happy to be sharing my love of creating with all of you….i am the youngest child of a beautiful family of 8 children. my father was a graphic designer and artist and my grandmother was a fine artist…so art has always been a part of me…..i struggled, like many of us, trying to figure out what i want to be when i grow up….well guess what?….i have finally decided….after the untimely death of my brother, i found great comfort in painting…..realizing life is too short……i needed to follow my dream…..hope you will all come along with me on my journey into my creative world….xoxo
Cheryl Johnson has been a jeweler for over 30 years and has taught classes in jewelry making. She hand makes her jewelry out of silver, gold, and natural stones and also makes woven bracelets and necklaces through a technique called Viking knitting.
Neon Vagabond Goods
Erin has a passion for quirky, funky, nature-inspired jewelry. She loves to work with materials like wood, agate, amethyst and lava and tries to use salvaged or vintage materials whenever she can.
Dennis W. Montville
Wood art comprising turned and sculpted works using domestic and exotic woods. This includes segmented and solid turning, piercing and carving, pyrography and color. Shapes include plates, bowls and wall hangings. Mostly decorative, not functional.
Linda Patroske’s background is in Interior Design. She has taken that passion and combined it with her love of photography. She has been shooting for several years, and is continually striving to learn.
She enjoys seeking out unusual locations to shoot and loves the ability to see the details in Macro photography and shooting her clients in uncommon settings.
Laurie Pterneas looks at felt scraps and visualizes a bag or purse. She creates and builds her “fabric” by connecting these scraps until she has the necessary yardage to cut the bag. Each bag is made wit ha specific purpose in mind – it must function throughout the day for either work or play: a bag should not be baggage.
Popular Designs Handmade
Popular Designs Handmade is a small business that specializes in creating eco-friendly paper goods. Jamie Rhode uses repurposed comic books, magazines & maps to create one-of-a-kind gift bags, bows, and tags, greeting cards and wall art. Other vintage items like slides and bottle caps are turned into unique necklaces.
Wood Crafts By Ronald
Retired engineer turned wood worker, creating exotic wood bowls, vases and bottle openers.
Wire Designs Jewelry is the creation of Jan Vettraino, an interior designer from West Bloomfield, Michigan. She uses an Old World technique in a modern way to create crocheted wire jewelry adorned with new and recycled beads and embellishments from vintage jewelry. Dream, Gratitude and Prayer Jars were added to the line in the fall of 2010. The jars are re-purposed vintage silver plated containers that are embellished with vintage rhinestone jewelry.
A local henna artist, Suzanna has taken her love in a different direction. She creates beautiful pieces of art using natural henna and acrylic paints on canvas and tambourines. Each piece is unique and all designs are drawn freehand and without stencils.
Cass Community Social Services
Cass began creating jobs for people with significant barriers to employment during the recession of 2007. When you shop with Green Industries, you are helping to provide work for adults who have developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, physical restrictions or who have formerly experienced homelessness, war, or prison. What’s more, items produced at Green Industries are good for the environment. All of the products repurpose or recycle material that would otherwise end up in a landfill, the city incinerator or remain part of the garbage and blight on vacant lots in Detroit. Green Industries products include mudmats, Detroit Treads (both made from recycled tires), recycled glass coasters, and Old English D keychains.
Time & Again
Lauretta is a native Michigander who channels her creativity into Time & Again where she searches for items to repurpose and renew to create new treasures to add beauty to everyday life and special events. She sees potential everywhere, from vintage stores to garage sales and even curbsides.
Lead Head Glass
Lead Head Glass terrariums are handcrafted out of reclaimed glass from deconstructed homes in Detroit. We model our terrariums after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design. The Wardian case was originally used to transport exotic plants around the globe, and is an ideal environment to raise your own miniature garden in.
Every Lead Head Glass Terrarium is made to order, and is as unique as the glass it comes from. We only use responsibly sourced materials from hand deconstructed homes. Our commitment is to recycle and reuse our local resources by creating fine American-crafted terrariums.
After a career as a freelance photographer, Michael Opipari, embarked on a new path as a result of a request of a client for a large, wood-framed exterior green wall. The request Michael to develop a lint of decorative tables and wall gardens that combine wood and plants.
Back to Nature Crafts
Linus Parr is an artist and visual arts instructor for students with Learning Differences in grades 1-12. He is also an adjunct professor, in the Art Education Dept. at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.
His objective for his products, to have his customer experience the feeling of handmade art, some of it wearable and others items for display. Mittens are made from Decommissioned Military, Hudson Bay, Pennington and Faribault blankets. They also have a anti-pill polar fleece lining.
The Michicana Collection LLC
As an illustrator, designer, and proud “Michigander” Nancy Yerkes has been on a mission to capture the essence of natural treasures found in our backyards, woodlands and along our shores. The Michicana Collection offers these illustrations as fine-art prints, on greeting cards and postcards, as well as magnets and pins.
A founding member of a non-profit community pottery guild called Village Potters, Debbie Liberman creates a variety of pottery pieces. Hand-crafted turtles and frogs, trays for reading glasses, as well as serving pieces and many other unique items.
Beverly Hindson has been creating handmade greeting cards for 20 years, mostly at home parties. In her selection, you will find a card for the occasions of life.