Vendor Spotlight: Mr. Woodburner

Kurt Huntley received his first woodburning kit from his grandmother for his 8th Christmas, but the story didn’t have a happy ending. When Kurt burned his twin’s ear with the woodburner, his kit was confiscated by the grownups. Over a decade later, a trip to Gatlinburg renewed Kurt’s interest in woodburning, thanks to an artist … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Mr. Woodburner

Vendor Spotlight: Fox & Flora

Ashton Boehman creates art on the daily.  She’s working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, so though she started out making soaps as a hobby, she has dreams of becoming even more of a presence at markets and festivals when she graduates.  Combining her soap-making skills with her art is sure to guarantee her … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Fox & Flora

Vendor Spotlight: Diann Parr

Diann Parr sold her family-owned and -operated business, Hometown Gift & Variety, in March of this year, but she’s bringing everything she learned in the business to her Market creations. Diann made crafts to sell in the store, and now that she is ‘retired,’ she continues to craft with her sister, Tammy. “Now we have … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Diann Parr

Vendor Spotlight: SB Custom Designs

Stacey Lawalin has been creating art as a hobby all her life.  It took real strength for her to turn it into a business, though. In 2009, Stacey was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 34.  She struggled with health issues for the next few years until, no longer able to do many … Read moreVendor Spotlight: SB Custom Designs

Vendor Spotlight: Country Creations

Duane Coomer knows what a piece of wood is going to be the moment he picks it up. A disabled veteran and firefighter, he started working with wood to occupy his mind and hands, and the results are absolutely spectacular. From benches to spoons, Duane works magic with wood that will have you salivating on … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Country Creations

Vendor Spotlight: Rustic Road Designs

Derrick Schaefer started making corn hole boards 20 years ago  because of a desire to bring it to our area. When he married his wife, Dawn, a graphic designer, the couple decided to add more family games to their line as well as home decor.  Rustic Road Designs is now a full-time joy for Derrick’s … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Rustic Road Designs

Vendor Spotlight: P3-Pretty Practical Pottery

Rella Tower and her sister always wanted to do pottery, so Rella took the steps to learn how.  As Rella got better at her craft, she started giving away many of the pieces she made. “People can only take so much of my works,” she tells us, “so I decided to try selling last year … Read moreVendor Spotlight: P3-Pretty Practical Pottery

Vendor Spotlight: Anne Reinhardt Scott

Ladies, are you ready for this?  *queue cheer music* Anne Reinhardt Scott makes absolutely divine bags from recycled or upcycled burlap, jute, and hemp. She says, “The first time I saw a coffee bag, I noticed the amazing art and appreciated the strength” of the materials. She began to explore uses such as farmer’s market … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Anne Reinhardt Scott

Vendor Spotlight: Cathy’s Custom Metalwork

Cathy Crossley is one creative lady.  She started out making wood crafts, but then she realized she could do something more unique. Cathy turned her imagination toward metal, and some truly incredible art has come from it. Cathy is inspired by nature, and you can tell from her products that animals are high on her … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Cathy’s Custom Metalwork

Vendor Spotlight: Willow Ridge Wood Products

Fortunately for us, Jaime Gaines’ husband runs a lumber business. Why is that so fortunate? Well, it led to Jaime starting Willow Ridge.  She looked at all that lumber her man was constantly getting rid of, and had a light bulb moment. “Hey,” she told him, “I think I could make some money out of … Read moreVendor Spotlight: Willow Ridge Wood Products