Qween City is thrilled to be highlighting the city & region’s myriad artisan makers this holiday season. If you would like to be highlighted in the Craftiste directory, please shoot an email to email@example.com.
How long have you been an artisan & business owner in Buffalo?
I have been creating unique vessels for wine and olive oil since April of 2015. In the summer of 2017, I expanded into silk scarf painting.
Where are you located in the city / region?
My homebase is North Tonawanda
Please describe your work / product; if applicable, please include your artist / personal statement or mission.
Beautiful, useful things are the heart of my business. I have created a product line of dispensers that can be used for olive oil, liquid dish soap, or bubble bath. All hand-painted with enamel paint that is baked on for durability; no two are quite alike. I also create uniquely decorated wine glasses. A recent addition are hand-painted silk scarves.
Who are some of your favorite artisans / makers in the region?
I am in awe of the artistic talents of many of the artists I’ve met at shows; paintress Barbara Rickard and the jewelry of Ashley Messana are two who come immediately to mind when I think of beautiful works of art.
Where will you be representing your wares this holiday season?
Nov. 18, Saturday Artisan Market Holiday Show, 10am – 7pm at Riverworks, 359 Ganson St..
Nov. 25, Buffalo Women’s Gift, Asbury Hall @ Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. 10am – 4pm
Dec. 2-3, Williamsville PTSA Holiday Show, Heim Middle and Elementary Schools, 175 Heim Rd.
After Dec. 3, by special order through email and at the Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market, 172 Robinson St., North Tonawanda.