Artist: Mike Burdick
Products: Chalkboards, earring holders, and pictures frames which are made from repurposed cabinet doors.
I’m a professional graphic designer (semi-retired) and I do this as a hobby.
Artist: Stephen and Patricia Cain
Business: Sandy Mush Artworks
Products: I make functional and decorative art mostly out of cherry wood. Some of it has a children’s theme. I also make lazy susan’s, cutting boards, and serving trays. I make kaleidoscopes made out of brass and stainless steel.”
Artist: Paula HamptonBusiness: Lothlorien Moon
Products: Hand-carved wands, canes, walking staffs, wood spirits and candle sticks.
I use native Michigan woods; ash, maple, red bud, oak, mulberry, willow, walnut and lilac. All wood is from naturally downed sources and has been seasoned, then combined with semi-precious stones, colored wood-burned motifs and symbols.
Artist: Julie Hill
Business: Hole in the Wall Woodworking
Products: I use a scroll saw to make intricate designs out of domestic hardwood. I make ornaments as well as functional art.
I started working in wood because of my father and it turned into a hobby of mine.
Artist: LLoyd Holdwick
Products: Wooden bowls and chopping boards created from Maple, Ambrosia Maple, Black Cherry, and Hemlock.
Artist: Quenten Peters
Business: The Wizard Box
Art: Pyrography (wood burning)
I make detailed wood burned images out of birch, white birch, and basswood. I create special, custom work that is fine art and/or functional.
Artist: Thien Pham
Business: Prairie Home & Garden
Products: Custom made wooden home and garden furniture, cedar hope chests, entryway benches, planters, birdhouses, bird feeders, and mailboxes. I primarily use Michigan oak and cherry wood.”
I enjoy woodworking and have been doing it for 10 years. I would like to thank my customers for their support. I couldn’t do it without them. I want to do this for the rest of my life and there is nothing better than doing what you love. I wish for everyone to do something that they love like me.
Business: Pleasant Lake Hardwoods
Products: We use local, native hardwood, self-harvested from our own woodlot to create a variety of products, ranging from rustic “Leopold” garden benches to cutting boards to cutting boards and children’s wooden puzzles. We use “live edge” boards in a good portion of our work which often inspires its use.
Both of us have been life long, wood working “hobbyists.” Once retired we chose to turn our work in the woods into more serious woodworking. We are both retired educators.