Welcome to our list of Exhibitors for CAF 2023
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Hi there, I’m Heather Schumann of Plash Pottery. My love of pottery started back at Floyd County High School in 2010. I found so much joy working with my hands in the mud. Clay gives you the freedom to experiment, play, and correct your work. My artistic journey has led me to many different media of expression. Pottery and Ceramics have always been my true passion, but until recently out of reach. I hope you find as much love and joy in my pottery as I put into each piece. Thank you for your love and support.
Valkyrie Aromatherapy offers a wide variety of aromatherapy products ranging from essential oil blends and body care products to soy wax candles and diffuser jewelry. Everything is locally handmade using cruelty-free, ethically sourced fair trade materials so you have peace of mind knowing you’re helping yourself and other small businesses!
Alessandra Cortese de Bosis was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, and grew up in Moscow, Washington DC, New York and Rome.
During those years, Alessandra enjoyed sketching – faces, facial expressions, faces with hats, dancers. In recent years, she has taken on oil painting and draws her inspiration from trees, flowers, mountains, water and hidden sources of light. Her favorite painter is Rembrandt. “I would like my art to convey a sense of serenity and a positive outlook.”-Alessandra Cortese de Bosis.
My name is Adam Bergeron. As a passionate wood artist with 29 years of experience, I discovered my love for woodworking at the age of 10 and was mentored by the skilled neighbor who introduced me to the craft. Though he’s passed away, his teachings ignited my enduring passion.
Three years ago, I delved into the captivating world of Kumiko, a traditional Japanese wood art known for Shoji screens. With roots dating back to the Asuka Era, Kumiko has evolved into intricate wood pictures under the guidance of masters like Eiichi Yokota. During a memorable trip to Japan last March, I had the privilege of meeting Toru Yokota, Eiichi Yokota’s son, now leading the legacy. Alongside him was Mr. Matsubayashi, Yokota’s longest-serving apprentice and the current Kumiko master. Their expertise enriched my skills with fresh techniques and tools, shaping my creative journey for the future. Woodworking is more than a skill—it’s a lifelong passion I’m thrilled to share with you.”
My name is Melissa Sykes and I make all kinds of jewelry from necklaces, bracelets, earrings and keychains! I look forward to the event and meeting everyone there!
Local jewelry artist Mary McMahon.
Her one-of-a-kind hand crafted designs are made using fine silver, sterling silver, copper, natural semi-precious and precious gemstones. She uses a number of different techniques and tools to mold and shape the metals until the piece feels complete.
She sells her work at different Art and Craft shows and Festivals throughout the region. When not at a show, her pieces are available at her shop at the Minute Man MiniMall in Culpeper, VA.