We are happy to feature the work of some local artists in the market. Each of these artists have some of their work on display and for sale in the market. When you come in, be sure to look around the whole store to see their beautiful pieces.
Local Artist Interest
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Erin is a full time mom. She loves to create so that her two talented girls can do their thing and to help support her family. Erin hand-makes these wooden plaques hoping to make you laugh or cry, hoping that you find something that you can’t live without. She is a new resident in Howey-in-the-Hills as she recently moved from Las Vegas, NV.
Growing up in Maryland in a home nearly as old as the radio, it and her parents helped to pave the way for her to discover her passion. Her parents renovated the house and barn to include a workshop with any tool you can imagine and even added a basement to turn into a ceramics studio. Those experiences, that love and passion for creating something beautiful from something forgotten or tossed aside helped form her into who she is today and what she creates.
Erin has been working with wood, metal, machinery, fabrics, paints and who knows what else for the majority of her life. More often than not, her fingers are wood-stained, she has sawdust on her clothes, and maybe even some paint in her hair.
Just A Lil Twisted
My name is Cassandra and I am the artist behind Just A Lil Twisted. I have been tinkering and creating planters for my private garden and decided that 2020 is the year to make them available for purchase to my fellow plant lovers.
My attachment to my garden is one that is fueled by grief and a desire to make things grow in a world where everyone around me is dying. I can't think of a better way to cope with grief than to plant and foster life in a garden.
My cement planters are each one of a kind and each one is different and organic in its own way. The planters come in various sizes, have drainage holes, and are treated with a vinegar rinse to eliminate toxicity. Each planter is made onsite in my backyard and no two are alike. JALT pots are chock full of secret ingredients plus Portland cement and are sure to drum up conversation as they are Just A Lil Twisted. Each pot will last a lifetime in your garden and my hope is that your JALT pot will become a staple piece of art that you love and treasure for generations.
Photos by John Patrick
John Patrick was born in New York City. As a child, John Patrick immersed himself in the natural world. During his teenage years, John Patrick became interested in nature and wildlife. In the early 1980's, he participated in an internship program at the New York Zoological Society's Bronx campus.
Following his internship, John Patrick discovered fishing and the maritime world. In 2001, he obtained a 100-ton Master Captains License.
Currently, John Patrick is an Airboat Eco-tour Guide with both Wicked Airboats and Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures. Touring the central Florida Everglades continues to fuel his passion for both wildlife and photography.
Through his wildlife photography, John Patrick can capture the beauty that nature has to offer and he's able to share it with everyone.
Sandi & Tim McCormack
Crazy Jugs Pottery
We are Sandi and Tim McCormack and we are the potters behind Crazy Jugs.
For 20+ years, we have crafted pottery for friends, family, and small businesses throughout Central Florida. We enjoy spending time in our Florida home in the basement creating potter and memories together. We specialize in utilitarian pottery, pet canisters, trophies, personalized mugs, custom made dinner sets, and so much more.
Tim turns the clay on the wheel and mixes his own glaze, and Sandi sculpts and hand paints the pieces. Sandi recently made the decision to pursue her pottery business full time and to support Tim as an outreach pastor for their church.
Together we make Crazy Jugs!