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Meet Matt Wolfe with Sawtooth Glass Project

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Meet Matt Wolfe with Sawtooth Glass Project

Here at Handmade Idaho, we feel its important to introduce our vendors to the world. We asked everyone 6 questions to help you get to know our talented group of makers. What drew you to glass? I took art classes in high school, as many as I could: macrame, ceramics. Was never good at drawing … then I saw someone blow glass. I was instantly drawn to it. How long have you been blowing glass? For 20 years. Started right out of high school. Had a few “regular jobs”, now I just blow glass. What is your favorite thing to make? Cups &...

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Meet Makenzie Stephen with Mak Made

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Meet Makenzie Stephen with Mak Made

1. What drew you to jewelry design? I have always loved working with my hands, and grew up drawing and playing with clay. After graduating I decided to go to school to get my Bachelors in Fine Arts in Portland, OR, with an emphasis in Ceramic sculpture. While I was in school I took a couple metal classes for fun, that is where I truly fell in love with metal. I haven’t stopped making jewelry since.  2. How long have you been a jeweler? I originally started making jewelry when I was 18. I had gotten a job working at a bead...

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Meet Cathy Lapinel of Lapinel Arts Leatherwork

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Meet Cathy Lapinel of Lapinel Arts Leatherwork

What drew you to leather? The endless possibilities of creating an original functional, wearable, fun and quality products. How long have you been doing leatherwork? Going on eight years now. What is your favorite thing to make? To hand tool and paint a bag which is probably the most difficult thing for me to make.  What is your favorite part of the creative process? Looking at the pile of hides and knowing I have the freedom to create whatever I want from it. When you aren’t working with leather, what can we find you doing? Taking my dogs for a walk in the foothills or...

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Meet Misty Dawn of Mistyfied Artworks

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Meet Misty Dawn of Mistyfied Artworks

1. What drew you to your genre of craft? I love the utility of the things I make, and how they get incorporated into everyday life.   2. How long have you been working with clay? I’ve been in love with ceramics forever!  It’s been 18 years since my first official class with clay. 3. What is your favorite thing/product to make? My favorite thing to make is mugs.  4. What is your favorite part of the creative process? I love when everything is still ‘green’-the possibilities are endless before it’s fired! 5. When you aren’t making, what can we find you doing? I teach...

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Meet Inger from Meme Loves Idaho

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Meet Inger from Meme Loves Idaho

1. What drew you to your genre of craft? I made a batch of cold process soap with a friend in the late 1990s and fell in love with the process. A move to Canada in 2001 and the fact that I didn’t have the correct paperwork completed to work there, I decided to go to school. I earned a degree in Western Herbal Medicine & Western Aromatherapy and was taught how to make a few basic products. I’ve been a self-taught formulator ever since. 2. How long have you been crafting in your current medium? Almost 20 years. 3. What is...

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