Randall Ricketts creates beautiful three-legged stools that are functional works of art. They are handcrafted from a variety of native hardwoods, including pecan, mesquite and walnut. He strives to bring out the natural beauty in the wood and shapes each stool by hand using traditional woodworking techniques in a way that is pleasing to look at and comfortable to sit on. Simple functionality for a lifetime of use and enjoyment. randallrickettsdesign.com
Dan and Lori Dudley
The Dudleys own Dirt on Your Skirt Studio in Carrollton and together they create character ceramics and art pottery. Dan views everyday images with a humorous twist. He primarily hand builds and enjoys creating characters out of pieces that are thrown. Inspired by natural imagery of the human form, plant and sea life, clay allows Lori a visceral medium to express her love of nature. Lori’s sculpture is sensual and emotional. Her work is wheel thrown then sculpted and ranges from female forms to sea vessels. www.dirtonyourskirt.com
Jessica Lisby is a collector of odd things holding on to them for years sometimes until the right moment came along. She's inspired by nature and mechanical things, but any odd scrap might turn into something magical. Jessica makes bespoke accessories, mostly jewelry, but she dabbles in clothing, shoes, handbags, books, housewares, and furniture. Her company is Almost Classy Designs, inspired by the concept of taking something broken or unloved and giving it new life. facebook.com/almostclassydesigns11
The one main constant in Sylvia Morse's life is in creating. She's been making art her entire life. She creates small metals and ceramic art as well as life-size paper maché sculptures. See more of her work on Facebook.
Kathy Kromer has created art for 25 years. One of her many influencers is Henri Matisse. She draws her inspiration from her family, friends, and nature. She is a self-taught artist who uses paper, texture, and vibrant colors to evoke a feeling of joy. Her works are found in homes through the United States and Canada. www.kathykromer.com
Meher Dasgupta makes handcrafted jewelry one piece at a time using sheet metal, metal clay, ceramic and occasionally beaded jewelry using materials sourced from all over the world. facebook.com/TantraJewelry
KristaBee creates dazzling, whimsical, and unique 3D paper cut art. It is 100 percent hand drawn and hand cut, then layered within sturdy shadowbox frames for preservation and dramatic shadow effect. KristaBee also makes book sculptures that range from fantasy to human likeness. Her favorite pieces involve glitter, shine, and lots of color. facebook.com/KristaBeeCreations
Doreen Poole creates paintings in "Bob Ross" style.
Cynthia Grogan of Colorscapes Art is currently working on using alcohol ink and resin to create beautifully decorated trays. She also creates paintings using alcohol ink, the vivid colors and patterns making each piece unique and powerful. www.facebook.com/cynthiagroganart
Charlie Bullock can paint, draw, or sculpt on on just about any material. Many of his paintings are western art themes. He also creates rustic crosses. See more of his work in his Athens gallery and on www.charliebullock.net.
Sherry Gasper creates original watercolor paintings; hand-knitted shawls, scarves, and other small items; and she makes fabric totes and belt bags.
Shaun Marie Graham
Shaun creates handmade jewelry that is fabricated with sterling silver and copper as main metals. She uses acid etching and hand stamping to add details as well as stones and engraving. www.pelessong.com
Brenda Roberts produces colorful ceramics.
Kelli Holmes creates vintage clothing dyed with ombre or subtle tie-dye techniques. She embellishes them with vintage and hand-made goodies to create one-of-a-kind art wear.