Dan Brockett weaves baskets using willow grown on his farm, Foggy Blossom, in Leechburg, PA. As both cultivator and craftsman he has a unique relationship with his material. From the varieties planted to the rods harvested and hand-selected for weaving, Dan is immersed in every aspect of his craft.www.foggyblossomfarm.com
I am a self-taught woodworker who has been participating in art shows for 30 years.
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, three dimensional 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
Bob & Dominique are a couple who lives and works together. Their partnership created “DeWitt Woodworking” 42 years ago. They chose traditional hand-tooled kitchen utensils and wooden vessels.
Their deep appreciation and reverence for the trees are reflected in their approach to making long lasting, functional art pieces.
They refined their artistry, techniques and finishes.
Their skills challenged them and guided them to a new venue, custom made, one-of-a-kind furniture.