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PROFILES - 2008

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Tom Conaty, Utopia Woodturning:
Tom has always worked with wood; first as a cabinet maker/carpenter and then woodturning. His work is at several studio tours throughout the year as well as in his showroom and on the internet. www.utopiawoodturning.com
   
Carol Henderson, Carol’s Native Arts & Crafts:
Carol has been a crafter for many years. She makes aboriginal crafts from leather such as moccasins, medicine pouches and dream catchers, as well as native jewellery, like Cheyenne brickstich earring and native Ojibiway beadwork, which she will be demonstrating throughout the season. Carol also does custom work. Her products are available on the web at www.carolsnativeartsandcrafts.com
Pamela Jehu, Nature By Design Florals:
Pam is expanding her business each year. She recently completed her interior design credentials which will benefit her floral designs. She provides full wedding service, free consultation and excellent personal service. She enjoys working with various organizations. She helps organize and decorate various events; such as, fashion shows, fund raising dances, Mothers’ Day Teas and even designing and decorating a spa.
 
Jennifer Long, Silver Revolution:
Silver Revolution is dedicated to providing beautiful, unique handmade jewellery at reasonable prices. Using silver and semi-precious stones, Jennifer designs and crafts earrings, necklaces and bracelets, which range from elegant, classy styles to hip, funky pieces. In addition, fun summer accessories made from shell, bamboo, coconut, wood, glass and crystal beads are also available at excellent prices.
 
Peter Skoda, The Stone Garden:
Peter Skoda is a concrete and stone sculptor living in Snelgrove ON. See more of his work at TheStonegarden.ca
 
Molly Upfield, Hand-crafted Greeting Cards for Every Occasion:
When Molly retired, she started to make greeting cards for her personal use. It is a hobby that got out of hand and the Farmers’ Market is the perfect outlet for this as she gets to meet and visit with many of her friends and acquaintances over the summer.
 
Linda & Dennis Weaver, Wood Works For Me:
Wood Works for Me offers something for everyone. Everything is made from solid wood, no particle board or MDF board. This is their 6th year at the Farmers’ Market. Their specialty is custom-made orders. They also have banana stands, paper towel holders, trivets and lots more. Some of the larger items are bookcases, replica of the old jam cupboard, entry hall storage seat, children’s picnic tables, ‘butt-out’ stands, picket fence plant stands and toilet paper cupboards.
 
Yvonne Mattheus
Yvonne creates with clay. Hand made pots, vases, planters, wall-hangings, dinnerware and more are available in custom designs. She also enjoys teaching and showing people how to create what is within them thus offering pottery and ceramic painting classes. Anything you desire to make, she will teach you how to create it.
 
Amanda Bhikha, Bhikha Designs
Amanda has been drawing since she was a little girl. She has published her first comic book titled “Ravin”. Amanda also does silk-screened clothing featuring her artwork. Her work is available by contacting her at amandabhikha@hotmail.com.
 
Kimberly Cunningham, Ardor Photography
Ardor Photography was created in 2006 but owner Kimberly Cunningham has been a photographer for over 6 years. As soon as she could hold a camera, it never left her hand. She attended and graduated Fanshawe College for photography in 2004. Ardor Photography generally specializes in fashion, sports and event photography but is versatile in all photographic situations. All images are available at the Farmers Market and will soon be available online at www.ardorphotography.com, currently undergoing construction
 
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Nikki Clarke, Bead for Health
Bead for Health started in 2006 after designer Nikki Clarke received a flood of orders for bringing in to work he homespun creations. Self taught, Nikki uses magnets, wood, crystals, foil glass, precious stones, shells in her beautifully handcrafted jewellery designs for women and men. Check out her website www.bead4health.com
 
Susan Papineau, Changing Seasons
Susan started her own business just over a year ago and has sold her products at craft fairs throughout the area. All her products are hand-made and can be customized. Each item is different using many different mediums. Susan started with a Christmas line and has expanded to a full seasonal line. Her business name comes from a desire to create and sell something for every season and she has expanded her line to include fresh floral designs.
Anne Henvey
Coming to Canada from England, Anne has always been interested in art and started painting seriously at 16. She enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects from still life to animals, from sport to landscapes. She also works with oils and sculpture. Past works include a commissioned 50 foot mural and marionettes that were used in a nation-wide music video.
 
Leah-Ann Goyeau
La Fée Verte Industries became a registered creative enterprise in 2005 following a personal renaissance movement that resulted in 2 graphic novels entitled, Endings and Beginnings and Green-Eyed Spies. The characters, represented allegorically as symbols, constitute the imagery upon which the foundation of a designer apparel and stationary line was built.
   
Joanne Hodgson
Being imaginative all her life, Joanne’s delved into different crafts and fine arts for many years; however, this is the first time she’s sold her designs on the "open market"! She never creates the same design twice, since each person is so unique. She focuses fully on her customer’s unique tastes, wanting them to feel great about themselves. Joellerie designs are just the unique additional accent to complete that great feeling.
   
Erin Palleschi
Blue Melon Baby is a hip, funky local company that specializes in unique handmade items for babies and young children. Brampton mom-preneur Erin Palleschi began Blue Melon Baby after the birth of her first child. Erin makes a great assortment of kiddy hair accessories in some super cute styles. Each clip is lovingly made with premium grosgrain ribbon and a special non-slip liner that grips onto even the finest baby hair. From babies to big girls and toddlers on-the-move in between, Blue Melon Baby barrettes turn cute outfits into sensational fashion statements! Blue Melon Baby barrettes are also available from the www.bluemelonbaby.com online boutique.
   
Alysa Bartha
Zephyr Digital Photography is owned and run by Alysa Bartha. A self taught artist who creates one-of-a-kind photographs for a wide range of customers. Both affordable and innovative, Zephyr Digital Photography can create memorable photos of you or your family members in studio or on location. They offer a wide range of services and packages at pre-set prices. They are more than willing to serve unique requests. They specialize in babies, children and family portraits as well as graduation, executive headshots, engagements, glamour and many more. Zephyr Digital Photography - Your Life in Focus!
   

Tania Meyers
Tania Dalise Meyers is an emerging artist, who loves making meditation beads and writing for children. She is extremely interested in spirituality. Her meditation beads are created to help people actualize their spirituality and find healing through their mediation and journey to Truth. It's also fun and creative.
   
Ross Osprey
'Photography with a twist' is how Ross describes his wide range of framed enhanced virtual images. A self employed Colour and Space Planning Consultant, Ross is now focussing on photography as a new and exciting way of expressing his artistic abilities. He also has a line of provocative postcards suitable for framing, mostly of Brampton and the Peel Region. This is his first year at the Market. He's anxious to share with you through his eyes,..'life as he sees it'. Visit his blog at rrosprey.spaces.live.com/and/or email him at specific-interiors@hotmail.com
   
Susie Portelli
Susie Portelli loves the freshness, translucency and spontaneity of watercolours. She enjoys painting Canadian scenes, such as, seasonal landscapes, architecture and flowers. She uses professional artist grade watercolour paints on high quality watercolour paper. Her paintings are in the private collections of many homes in both Canada and United States.
   
Helena Luis
Helena has been a crafter for six years. Her product is also available at various craft shows during the year.
   
Sharon Foster
Glass Crush is just fun, bright and colourful glass that you can wear. No two pieces are alike. Bracelets and fused pendants are the favourites, but look again this year and you may find some funky painted and etched rings, some cool candy acrylic jewellery, or some experimental fused bowls and trivets. Each time out will be different. You can also visit us online at www.glasscrush.com to learn more about any working, upcoming shows and classes or to contact me!
 
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