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Artisan Spotlight: Deborah Sherrell

Deborah Sherrell is an artist, freelance writer, and a native of California. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in a premed major, and has completed post-baccalaureate studies in medical microbiology, art, and real estate. Motivated by a lifelong love of the environment, Deborah Sherrell wanted to ensure her first book Baby Lauren and Theodore was printed using chlorine-free, recycled materials. In order to realize this goal, she founded Healing Tree Arts in 2006, a publishing company committed to creating environmentally friendly books that heal, instruct, and inspire. Since Baby Lauren and Theodore’s publication, Deborah has performed fun and educational book readings with children on both coasts. Deborah’s newest children’s book, Suds Slippers, was published in 2021. It is a story about empathy,…

Artisan Spotlight: Heather Zeiden Rothstain

Heather Zeiden Rothstain is a Teaching Artist who resides in Orange County. She holds a Bachelor’s in Studio Art and a Master’s in Arts Education. She loves all things related to paper and book arts; this includes bookbinding, letterpress printing, printmaking, collage, and photography. She loves to teach these mediums to K-5th grade students and recently has offered classes to adults. Heather​’​s current work focuses on modern letterpress greeting cards, hand-bound journals, and artists’ books. Her work can be seen on her website at http://heatherzeiden.com/.

Artisan Spotlight: Rope the Moon

Handmade in Newport Beach, California, Rope the Moon’s jewelry combines metals and natural stones to create eye catching and versatile pieces that are uniquely edgy. Self-taught, Rope the Moon founder Kiersten Owen puts a piece of herself into everything she makes. This along with her carefree, bohemian-hippy style make Rope the Moon distinctive, rebellious and one of a kind. Her pieces can be seen on her website at https://ropethemoonjewelry.com and at the ENC Artisan Marketplace on December 5!

Artisan Spotlight: Flora & Stone Studio

Flora & Stone Studio is an Orange County based studio in the Dove Canyon area, featuring mother and daughter artists, Patty and Rilie O’Neill. They began creating pottery in their home-based studio in 2019. Ceramic pieces are made on a pottery wheel and through hand-built techniques. Some of their creations stand alone as a functional art piece or functional pottery while others are used to create unique floral arrangements and pottery for live, rare, and unique plants. The artists strive to create original and unique pieces with varying themes. Nature is a common element among much of their work. It is their premise, that the beauty of art and nature should be incorporated into functional pieces of pottery that can be both used and admired….

Artisan Spotlight: Cala Mathieu

Cala Mathieu is a non-binary ceramic artist from Costa Mesa and owner of Sweet Hearts and Star Ceramics. They are inspired by trippy love, dreamy visuals, bold patterns, and charming shapes. They embrace shades and colors that sing, and they hope they resonate with you as well. The process of making ceramics is intricate and unpredictable at times! Each of their pieces is unique and flawed in small and beautiful ways; each made with love. You can find them on Instagram @_cala_mathieu_, on their website https://sweetheartsandstars.bigcartel.com and at the #ENCArtisanMarketplace on December 5! More info at encenter.org/visit-us/artisan-marketplace

Artisan Spotlight: Conscientious Clothing

Conscientious Clothing is a socially and environmentally conscious brand hoping to inspire people to do the right thing. Handmade in the USA, Conscientious Clothing is bringing awareness to social and global issues. Helping causes close to their hearts is their mission and saving animals is their ultimate goal. Conscientious Clothing is committed to sustainability. They only source materials made in the USA. They use water-based inks and use printers that are eco-friendly. Their shirts are designed to help animals. The design is composed of twenty-six endangered species that are roaming on the land. Some are endangered and some are critically endangered. Each garment is produced in Los Angeles, California with a unique design and message. It all started with an idea to save the environment…

Artisan Spotlight: Erich Kuhlmann

Erich Kuhlmann is the owner of Burn Bebe Burn. He specializes in resin and laser engraved wood and slate products as well as one of a kind art and home goods. More of his art can be viewed on his website http://etsy.com/shop/BurnBebeBurn. Be sure to visit the ENC Artisan Marketplace on December 5 to view and purchase some one of a kind creations! More info at encenter.org/visit-us/artisan-marketplace .

Artisan Spotlight: Sidewalk Candle Co.

Sidewalk Candle Co. is a luxury small-batch home fragrance line created in Southern California.  Their eco-friendly products include soy candles, melts, Air and Linen Spray, artisan soaps, and more.  The company takes pride in their custom blended scents that are created with the finest of fragrance oils. More of Sidewalk Candle Co.’s products can be viewed on their website at www.sidewalkcandleco.com  and of course that the ENC Artisan Marketplace on December 5! More info HERE.

Artisan Spotlight: Michelle Dodd of SoCalShelly

Artist Michelle Dodd has been sewing and creating for more than forty years, a skill passed down from her very talented mother. She enjoys working with natural fibers, creating unique, useful, and earth friendly art. Her handmade items include: unique tortilla baskets, storage baskets, nesting bowls, mini jewelry dishes, and reusable gift card holders. Each piece is created with biodegradable 100% cotton rope and each purchase includes a cotton storage bag. More of her work can be seen on her website at socalshelly.com, and of course at our Artisan Marketplace on December 5! More info HERE.

Artisan Spotlight: Jennifer Bloomfield

Born and raised near beach towns, Jennifer Bloomfield has never left the coast or quick access to the ocean. Water has served as the source of her life passions from competitive swimming, water polo, outrigger canoeing, and bodysurfing. She loved a twenty-seven-year long career as a Newport Beach Ocean lifeguard and junior lifeguard instructor. After a fifteen-year break teaching math and coaching swimming and water polo, in 2019, she started getting her feet wet again in the painting world. She’s very excited to start this new chapter of her life and share her passion for the water on canvas. All pieces are inspired by her life experiences, enjoying the water. More of her work can be seen Instagram: @artbybloomy and of course, purchased at the…

Artisans Marketplace Preview: David W Shuyler

I was born in SO CA, the son of a Kansas cabinet maker. As a ‘4th’ generation wood worker from a young age I’ve appreciated the effects of rubbing sandpaper on wood and seeing its beauty shine. I went to Newport Harbor High School and made my first contribution to the ENC (Environmental Nature Center) as a Senior. The opportunity to come back 40 years later as an Artisan and contribute has really brought me to my roots. Being a custom woodworker has allowed me some awesome occasions to work on beautiful yachts, planes and homes. The last ten years I’ve been walking and training dogs on the side while pursuing my artistic expressions. So now I present to you my labor of love and my return to the simple…

Artisans MarketplacePreview: Shoulda, Coulda, Wooda!

My name is Jadyn Coulter and I am 13 years old. I am one of the youngest members of the Orange County Scroll Saw Association, and I have been cutting wood for five years. I have three scroll saws and my favorite one is the Excalibur. My favorite style for the scroll saw is compound cutting and intricate designs. I volunteered at the Imaginology Festival and the OC Fair this year to educate and encourage other young artists in the field of scroll sawing. I also enjoy handcrafting jewelry by making beaded and wooden earrings (out of various hardwoods) and crotcheted beaded necklaces. This is my fifth year selling at the ENC Christmas Artisans Marketplace and I have made many fun memories since I started!…

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