Artists We Love
Over the years, we at Sarafina have had the pleasure of working alongside many talented artists and small businesses. Please enjoy this page full of links and information. We hope you will consider their work when looking for something special for a gift or for yourself. We have a heartfelt appreciation for creativity, handmade, and entrepreneurship.
Marsha Neal Studio
ceramic beads, pendants, beaded silk cord wrap bracelet kits, small
terrarium sculptures, and tiny hanging vessels fill her Etsy shop. Her love and admiration of nature is expressed through her hands working in clay.
Jenny is a mixed media artist, creating sculptural pieces inspired by nature, folklore and mythology. These themes and inspirations are a thread unifying her diverse body of work: mixed media collages, ceramic shrines and tiles. Her jewelry work incorporates her ceramic “Mythic Nature” line of sculptural pendants as well as metal, resin and gems.
She holds a fine art/art history degree and was a full time art/ceramics teacher before altering her career path. Now as a working artist, she creates in her 2 studios - the “dirty” clay studio and the “clean” jewelry/collage studio, accompanied by her canine companion and an ever present cup of coffee. When she is on the road, she can be found at arts festivals and fairy festivals all along the East Coast.
Lee specializes in locks, lots and lots of locks from as many sheep breeds as she can find. Needle felting and spinning are her passions, and she will search for just the perfect unique lock or fiber to make your fiber arts project just the way you imagined. She also has completed felted sculptures with incredible character and imagination.
William Renzulli is a self-taught artist whose early work focused on architecture and the built environment, depicting townscapes, and urban landscapes. He originally worked exclusively with watercolor, but eventually added pastels, clay mono typing, acrylics, and a variety of mixed mediums. The landscapes have become more rural, but the architectural elements persist.
Renzulli’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and juried shows. He has been commissioned to create both commemorative prints and original work for a number of institutions, schools, and corporations. He has had numerous paintings accepted into the Pastel Society of America’s annual juried show and has won awards in two of those years. In 2002 he was awarded signature membership in the Pastel Society of America.
He is proud to be known as Sara Renzulli’s father.
Self taught artist from a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I've always had a passion for art and creating, I came across needle felting in 2014. It quickly became my dream medium and later my full time work and specialty. I draw my inspiration from animals and nature which are reflected in my felted sculptures and paintings.
Craftsmen of heirloom quality Fiber Art Tools for spinners, knitters, crocheters and weavers. Some of the tools we offer are yarn bowls, looms, support spindles and bowls, glass tipped support spindles, lucets, crochet hooks, shawl pins and weaving supplies. As a state juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsman, I maintain the high standards of quality required by the league in all of my work.
Kerry Rhoades is the founder and owner of Forged Creations LLC. We specialize in custom artistic metal work utilizing steel, bronze, copper, and stainless steel. From railings, lighting fixtures, hardware, sculptures, etc. we can design a unique piece to compliment your home or business.
JMG Woodworking is owned and operated by Jeffrey Gavaletz. Jeffrey is an artisan woodworker who designs many products with a focus on quality. In addition to the many fine products that are available on his website, he also does custom jobs including custom camp signs, restorations, specialty turnings and will even work with you to design that special piece.
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