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.
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.
Black Cat Pottery
Based in southeast Michigan, we create unique accents for your garden, provide landscape services and presentations on various gardening topics and teach pottery out of Black Cat Pottery Studios. Cheryl M. English, a long-time resident of the metropolitan Detroit area, has traveled as far as Singapore and Turkey, only to return to her childhood dancing grounds. Having earned a BA in Art History from Michigan State University and an MA in Art History and Archaeology from Cornell University, she realized she much preferred making art to dissecting it. Cheryl’s work is a reflection of her “other” passion: gardening. As an Advanced Master Gardener (certified through Wayne County Extension), her abiding interest in things natural – and indigenous – is reflected in her whimsical creations. Cheryl’s work has been featured in The Detroit News Homestyle Section.
Handcrafted one of a kind Jewelry by Susan Fraser. From West Bloomfield, MI
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.
Dan has been working with wood ever since he received his first pocket knife at age 5. Handcrafted functional wood designs that can be adorned or enjoyed in the home. Each piece is one of a kind. He selects the best wood with the most unique grain patterns. Preferring to keep the wood as earthy and raw as possible, he leaves live edges on most of the designs. As a natural flow minimalist, the goal is to magnify the natural beauty of each piece. Many people have communicated an appreciation for the level of finish that is on all my pieces.
Lisa Grix of Harrison Township collects objects that she repurposes into her artwork, Grix Dolls. “Each doll is one of a kind,” she says. “The premise behind my work is that they are spiritual and energy based.” Grix has been collecting found objects for years now — buttons, fabric, pine needles — and repurposing them into her artwork giving each doll it’s own unique personality.
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.
Ashley Hendrichsen from Royal Oak Michigan creates one of a kind Oil and Acrylic paintings. Unique prints you won’t find at every neighbors house.
Twisted and Wired
Joanne Huspek has taken an unstoppable urge to create jewelry out of wire, making one of a kind wearable art. Most of the work is done with cold connections, as she is deathly afraid of the torch. Leading to her amazing wire-wrapped rings, bracelets, pendants, and vessels, using copper, silver, and natural gemstones.
Vic is a self taught welded steel sculptor. Romanian born and raised in the former Yugoslavia. He chose steel as his medium, or perhaps it chose him, because he understand its special qualities. To Vic steel is hiding secrets and I try to discover its potential form. Welded steel colored by flame. Unique way of coloring by flame allows different colors in each piece depending on the background and lighting. Each piece is made entirely by hand and is unique and formed by the bond between the materials and experience.
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.
All Marsha Chamberlin’s spent most of my career as President/CEO of the Ann Arbor Art Center. Her work is made with rubber tubing as the connect–black, grey and colors. Using contemporary metal beads and occasionally hand blown glass beads to create one of a kind pieces. Working in themes but rarely are the pieces exactly alike. A self-taught artist who has worked in clay and now, jewelry. Marsha loves working with pattern and texture and with modern elements and design.
Mara Magyarosi-Laytner // Artist
Mara Magyarosi-Laytner is a Detroit based artist, photographer, and alternative process enthusiast. Her work typically pairs double exposure photography with inkjet transfer processes to explore the impact anxiety disorders have on the human condition. Her current work, Hyperstimulation, uses wild, bright colors and complex imagery to bring to light the different visual impairments that can happen with these disorders. By the use of 3D glasses, Mara has discovered how to induce Hyperstimulation to viewers of the work. Hyperstimulation is a visual representation of a “stress response,” which is the physiological action that the body takes in a fight or flight situation. Although stress responses take many forms, visual hyperstimulation usually manifests as ghosted images, shimmers, blurs, and can feel as if one is in a surreal and dream-like state.
Clay and Cloth Creations
Patricia Millender taught Special Education for 10 years, then obtained a degree in Interior Design and fell in love with ceramics. Now many years later her ceramics and quilts reflect her world travels, many different employment opportunities and all DESIGN. She is in high demand for number of projects because of her fresh and unique approach to design. Pat will have new table runners, dolls and angels available just in time for the holiday giving season.
Lisa Mistiuk Fine Art
Lisa Mistiuk began her serious study of art in Germany. During this time she received a scholarship to study at the AAU in San Franciscon where she graduated with honors in 2008. She has participated in various group and solo shows in the US and is collected and commissioned internationally. Lisa is an expressive realist painter working in oils with an emphasis on the elements that make up our everyday lives. Her hope with her work is to continue discovering the meaning and beauty in everyday life and to share these discoveries with others. She uses professional grade oil pigments on triple primed panels.
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.
EcoPotions Bath and Beauty
EcoPotions began as an idea in my Environmental Science class where I teach at Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores. I have been a teacher for 15 years and this year I am staying home to take care of our newly adopted daughter. I love hiking, antiquing and reading. Our products come from fresh, natural ingredients that make your body feel good! We make natural cosmetics such as shampoo, soap, lash strengthener, face masks and more! Our premium soy candles are made with lead-free all natural cotton wicks. We pride ourselves on using the best natural ingredients! Our eco-friendly products can be found in vintage containers and new, low environmental impact containers alike. Everything is made in small batches with love!
Elaine Redmond Photography
Elaine Redmond, photographer from Beverly Hills, MI captured over a thousand images of the antique wax busts and sculptural modern figures. She shot in the showrooms, the spray room and the dark back storage areas. With her selective eye and favorite zoom lens, Elaine often crops in to just a small portion of face and body.
Laurel Robinson with Yung Entomology, is 19 and has been creating hand made jewelry and decorated framed beetles for just over a year now. She has always had a profound love for art. Hand forged sterling silver and some copper fine jewelry. Hand decorated and adorned framed bugs.
Rustic MAKA is a Michigan natural body care company, dedicated to work towards our customer’s well-being. We embrace simplicity & offer the highest quality products that go beyond today’s standards of natural, through the use of exceptional ingredients, sustainable applications, no animal testing. All natural, vegan and cruelty free certified deodorants, charcoal masks and soaps, face + body serum, Konjac cleansing sponge, candles, whipped body butters, lip balms and hand soap.
Muddy Mitten Pottery
My journey into pottery started several years ago when I attended a class at the local studio and became hooked. In addition, I have attended local workshops and ceramic classes at OCC and recently I have enjoyed the challenge of starting up my own studio. he majority of my pottery is thrown on the wheel. The pieces are hand glazed in a color palette that is both visually pleasing and unique. Born and raised in Michigan, my inspiration is shaped by the beautiful natural earthy tones that surround us everywhere.
Has over 30 years of artistic experience. She creates animals, whimsical characters and life-size papier-mâché figures painted with acrylics. Her fun, colorful sculptures are hand built and uniquely hand painted in her studio. She has exhibited her work in galleries and local art shows. Whimsical papier-mâché figures and animals painted with acrylics. The fun and colorful sculptures are hand built and uniquely hand painted.
Is a fiber artist based in Ferndale, Michigan. Custom creations, hand-knit felted hats, handbags, and infant attire. Pieces have been featured in the Detroit News and have sold in many artisan markets, craft shows, and gift shops throughout Southeastern & Central Michigan. All items are sturdy hand-knit, felted (fulled) in a variety of colors and shapes. Some of the pieces incorporate vintage items such as pins, buttons and brooches. Women’s hats are either cloche style, bowler, or bijou design. Purses are either cross-body, shoulder, or handbag.
Sarah Tierney Fiber Artistry
From grief and life’s challenges Sarah Tierney Fiber Artistry was born. Winner of several first place blue ribbons and participated in Art Prize but more important than awards is that my art brings you joy and maybe contemplation. Her Fiber art includes one of a kind needle felted and/or wet felted natural fibers. Creations include,wall art,heirloom holiday 3-d sculptures(snowmen and snowomen,old fashion Santa’s etc)brooches,art cuffs,animal portrait pins and other inventions inspired from somewhere in her mind.