You Won't Believe What
These Talented Artisans Can Do
You've seen the products of extremely skilled artisans, but you may not know how they get from raw material to finished goods. Here in the Craft Square Area, you'll get a close-up look at the processes. The Stephen Foster Craft Square is located a short walk from the Carillon Tower. Located in the Craft Square are 5 cabins that serve as demonstration areas for Florida artists as well as visiting artists from all over the country. Over the weekend Florida artists will be working throughout the Craft Square demonstrating various Traditional & Contemporary arts. Pottery, Woodworking, Stained Glass, Fiber Arts, and Blacksmithing are just a few of the arts that can be seen. All of these artists welcome visitor interaction and most sell their finished items. Many of them can be found at the park on a regular basis. Call the Craft Square at 386-397-1920 for a schedule of daily demonstrations throughout the entire year. The artists listed below are just a sampling of previous festival participants.
Betty Cave Taylor makes and sells homemade lotions and creams for release of muscle pain; herbs mixtures used for health; wire wrapping stones, beading; and natural rocks made into gems.
Alyson Dal Ponte of Stardancers demonstrates claywork, making clay objects and sculptures.
Lei Lani Davis of Heavenly Flower has flowers, jewelry and pins made from various game bird feathers. She also sells herbs.
Otis Fourakre makes grits, cornmeal, handcrafted wood items, small handmade boxes, candle holders, hand crocheted items and more.
Mary R. Fridman demonstrates spinning and weaving.
Pablo Gonzalez demonstrates blacksmithing techniques and creating items such as nails and wall hooks.
Diane Hornby of Green Lizard Pottery creates pottery.
Sherryl Huseonica of Calligraphy By Sheryl demonstrates and creates unique calligraphy and also has original pottery.
Lynne Hutchins of Suwannee Song Designs has handcrafted jewelry made of natural stone and hammered metals; handknotted wemi-precious gemstones and pearls.
Jackie Kelley demonstrates basket making and corn husk flowers.
John Lacefield of Lacefield Farms demonstrates blacksmithing, creating items such as wall hooks and nails.
Marie Legerlotz demonstrates knitting, crochet, needlepoint and counted cross stitch..
Jim Love of Armadillo Leather creates handcrafted leather belts, keyrings, vests and other items.
Evelyn Riggs demonstrates weaving.
Linda Schenavar makes handmade magnetic beaded jewelry using semi-precious stone beads and Magnetite beads, crystals and metallic beads as well as demonstrating wire sculptured jewelry.
John Williams makes harps, dulcimers and bowed psalteries.
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