Blacksmith Ed & Son
Edward Appleby is a disabled USAF veteran who took up blacksmithing as a hobby and later shared his passion with his son Lance. Together Edward and Lance make up a team producing functional artistic items in steel, brass, copper and wood. Edward provides the experience and Lance is the inspiration. They both enjoy demonstrating and sharing their experience and knowledge and if you hang around long enough, you may get to hear a story or two. They currently demonstrate and hone their skills at the Compass Inn Museum in Ligonier on most Sundays, The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival and Somerset Mountain Craft Days.
Highland Handcrafted candles are hand poured, hand blended luxury soy candles. They are handcrafted with 100% natural soy wax and premium quality fragrance oils which allow them to burn longer and cleaner than most other candles. Produced in small batches, each candle is made with love and passion to ensure the best quality handmade soy candles. The jars and tins can be repurposed or recycled.
Growing up on Western Pennsylvania, Deborah has enjoyed the Laurel Highlands her entire life. As a biologist by trade, she came to clay to play! She has learned that functional form motivates her to continue that play. Her work is meant to be held and she offers beautiful pieces to decorate your home. She enjoys adding texture and design to simple forms.
Wayne has a relationship with the Laurel Mountains. The constantly changing mountains serve as an inspiration to his paintings and photography. He earned a degree in Fine Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His artistic interests include painting, pottery and photography.
JeanneMarie Jewelry is designed and created by Jeanne Shuff. She designs and creates unique jewelry in simple, timeless designs highlighting the quality and characteristics of the materials used. The design process has led to incorporating fiber arts techniques, such as bead weaving and crochet, in her jewelry using beads, crystals, pearls, glass and hand selected semi-precious gemstones. Jeanne is a native of the Pittsburgh area, with formal training in Chemistry and she had a career as an analytical research chemist. Always having an interest in art and a love of jewelry, she began designing jewelry more than fifteen years ago.
Jon from Kingwood, PA enjoys small woodworking projects, often using recycled wood – especially old barn wood. Rustic and country-look is his style. He makes items to be displayed both indoors and outdoors. He has a small wood shop at his family farm and enjoys working there in his spare time. He can do custom orders at a customer’s request.