Over the years I have had the honor and privilege to
meet many really wonderful, original, gifted American
craftsmen and artists. Most of the time, unless you
are a devotee of retail craft shows, your chance to
see some of this work is limited to the galleries and
stores who buy them at wholesale, to retail to you regionally.
Many people go undiscovered, which is tragic when you
consider the pool of talented Americans out there.
In that vein,
with a personal knowledge of and friendship with some
enormously talented folks out there, I have decided
to take this part of my website and devote it to people
you need to meet. I plan to show you a few pictures
of their work, and then send you off to their website,
where you can meet and chat with them personally, and
order directly from them if you wish. In some cases I will sell the items directly, as some artists want nothing to do with websites - they simply want to create.
This section will
grow as these busy people have time to get pictures
to me. Many of these folks are closely, or loosely attached
to the garden and home decor industry. This is the crowd
who can tell you it is made in America.
The most important aspect is that they are your neighbors
and countrymen, and their creativity and design has
been the foundation upon which our reputation as a country
for outrageous and wonderful innovation is based.
So, as the pundits say, “Stay tuned”. This
section will just get bigger and better over time.