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Meet The Maker: Ellen Lyons

While restoring her Craftsman-style home in Seattle, American Made artist Ellen Lyons found that her spirit was also in need of rehabilitation. So, with encouragement from a friend, she enrolled in a gemologist course at the Gemological Institute of America.

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Meet The Makers: Debi Hensley, Stephanie Young and Michelle King of bigshotcowgirl

Old friends and coworkers Stephanie Young and Debi Hensley may have met in the corporate world, but they spent their free time riding horses and bonding over their mutual love of art and fashion. The pair enjoyed attending horse shows

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Meet the Maker: Sandra Pipken of Haus of Photos

It would be hard not to feel at peace at the San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, Calif. The natural respite offers visitors a calming escape from hectic Southern California. And so it was, while walking along paths nestled

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Meet the Maker: Beth DeLozier of Crochetlaces

Southern California native Beth DeLozier creates colorful jewelry and accessories in her adopted hometown of Prospect, KY. This American Made Show artist intricately crochets high-quality, specialty yarn into a variety of lightweight, wearable pieces. With a background in biology and

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Meet the Maker: Savannah Kurka of Savvie Studio

Imagine a college student who invests every last penny of her savings into a laser cutter. Born into a family of entrepreneurs, it was only logical for Savannah Kurka to do just that, converting the bedroom of her tiny apartment

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Meet the Maker: Marilyn Biles

For lifelong artist Marilyn Biles, art is not a static object meant to be passively observed. It is the language she speaks. Perhaps this is why her patrons feel such a strong connection to her work. The artist began her

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Meet the Maker: Diane Quarles from Aspen Light Glass Studio

In 2007, American Made Show artist Diane Quarles left her career in city planning and began working on her own glass art business full-time. Inspired by her experience with oil painting and working in stained glass years earlier, she found

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Meet the Maker: Mike Prieto from Barrel-Art

Mike Prieto sources European wine barrels to use as the primary material in his unique home furnishings and modern entertaining pieces. From beer flights and bar accessories to Adirondack chairs and Lazy Susans, each of Prieto’s pieces is carefully handcrafted

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Meet the Maker: Ilanit Shalev of The Ilanit Shalev Art Company

California artist Ilanit Shalev combines fused glass with colorful leather to create her line of bold and stylish cuffs. Influenced by the beauty of even the darkest periods of life and by both Eastern and Western culture, she shares her

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Emily Ehr

Meet the Maker: Emily Ehr

American Made Show: Please tell us a little bit about your background and how you arrived where you are today. Emily Ehr: I started playing with metals and making jewelry over 26 years ago, I’ve moved from working with simple

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Pattie Parkhurst Jewelry

Meet the Maker: Pattie Parkhurst of Pattie Parkhurst Jewelry

American Made Show: Please tell us a little bit about your background and how you arrived where you are today. Pattie Parkhurst: Working in the garden with my father and handling flowers began to give me an appreciation for my

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Lynn Garlick Retablos

Meet the Maker: Lynn Garlick of Lynn Garlick Retablos

American Made Show: Please tell us a little bit about your background and how you arrived where you are today. Lynn Garlick: I have drawn, painted and worked with wood all my life. Trained as a classical painter, I found

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