Artie Reitmeyer is a Pittsburgh native and currently lives in Sewickley, PA, where he maintains a studio full time. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a B.F.A. Sculpture/Furniture Design in 1989. He has been an active member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh since 1992. His work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national crafts exhibitions, invitational shows and galleries.
We have been creating scroll saw art puzzles since 1984. All work is both our design and creation. Each puzzle is individually cut by hand on a scroll saw, sanded, stained and painted, resulting in a unique work of art.
With respect to our natural world as well as human-kind our work is safe and non-toxic. Our designs reflect our love of nature as well as the people. Many new designs each year are inspired by the colors and shapes that surround us. It is our joy to share our journey and our mission to put a smile on the faces we meet.
Mark P. Mooney is a woodworker and co-founder of Ginkgo Studios with his wife Kathleen Allen, a potter. He is inspired by the philosophy and beauty of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Honest craftsmanship, good design, and organic materials are the cornerstones of his work.
Mark has studied with Seattle-based artist and craftsman Thomas Stangeland on Greene and Greene style furniture making; Ben Little and Tom Harris, two Roycroft Master Artisans, on Craftsman style furniture making at their studio in East Aurora, NY; and Master Craftsman Jeffery Lohr on Mission Style furniture design at his studio in Pottstown PA. Mark also teaches Arts and Crafts furniture and frame making classes at GNA Woodworks in McKees Rocks, PA. Mark is a member and President Elect of the Pittsburgh Craftsman’s Guild, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Woodworkers.
Mark works mainly with traditional Arts and Crafts style woods such as quartersawn oak, walnut, mahogany, and ebony. The pieces at the Fair in the Park are examples of his furniture and especially his Arts and Crafts mirrors and frames, which can be commissioned and finished by the holidays. www.theginkgostudios.com
Robert (Bob) and Dominique have been partners in this artistic journey for the last 40+ years. Traditional tools and techniques were their choice in the fabrication of wooden cooking utensils, prep and serving boards and wooden vessels and many more… They created long lasting heirlooms. They strived to constantly improve their finishing process to offer the highest quality product to their loyal and faithful customers.
The expression of the reverence and passion for nature is reflected in their custom-made furniture.