Christy Beulah Budnick creates delightful handmade copper jewelry. Each piece features intricate cutouts of natural imagery such as flowers, birds, and trees.
The art of basketry is as ancient as humankind. Cathy Bies’ handmade baskets feature a variety of weaving techniques which highlight beautiful splashes of color.
The meeting of science and art is the University of Michigan’s BioArtography project. Scientists become artists when they utilize special stains to reveal the intricate details of the tissues they study and photograph under a microscope.
Ceramicist Nancy Bulkley utilizes bright colors and bold stylizations to decorate her unique yet functional plates, bowls, mugs and more.
Mixed media artist Deborah Cherrin is a first timer to the Winter Artist Market at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Each of her pieces is a methodically assembled collage reflecting the enchantment and magic that can be found in our local forests, parks and gardens.
Wonderful hues and delightful nature imagery are abundant in Julie Cohen’s handcrafted decorative tiles.
Julie Corey’s ceramics are both unique and functional. For those seeking to buy locally, this artist lives and works in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
‘Tis the season for our weather to change from rain to snow. Artist Jason Dobkowski intricately cuts paper into the beautiful and unique shapes of winter snowflakes.
Danielle Doyle’s masterfully made wool sculptures delight in the natural world. From fluffy 2-dimensional needle-felted landscapes to realistic animal replicas, her art is wholly unique.
Each of Mary Eldridge’s hand-painted notecards is 100% original, not prints or copies. Her abstract designs evoke many aspects of nature – from field, forest and mountain scenes to the energy of wind and water.
Fine artist Kirsten Elling creates etchings and encaustics of nature images. These processes lead to a special and unique appearance of the finished artwork.
Nature lovers are also great fans of re-using materials and Rose Giacherio creates one-of-a-kind wearables out of recycling vintage tea tins and other metals.
Take home memories of Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Fine artist Penrith Goff’s gorgeous colored pencil works depict plants from our conservatory.
Manana Hart uses traditional and contemporary techniques to bring out the beauty of the stone and metal in each unique wearable piece.
Angie Hauch designs handmade jewelry especially for Michigan lake lovers and beach bums. Each piece features a beachcombed treasure such as a stone, sand or beachglass found at one of the Great Lakes.
Ed Lipke creates a wide range of artisanal items from reclaimed Michigan wood. From furniture to functional, the materials for each piece are individually selected and the end product is unique and meticulously crafted.
Chelsea Lisiecki’s botanical and wildlife illustrations make for unique additions to one’s collection. Originals are framed by the artist using reclaimed wood. Prints are hand-pulled to ensure that no two are exactly alike.
Old meets new in each jewelry piece by Erika Moeglich. These modern designs are fashioned using traditional beading techniques. The result are classic pieces which can be worn by both the young and young-at-heart.
Lauren Nalepa’s brightly colored illustrations grace a variety of objects from hand-sewn totes to tea towels. Green-thumbs will delight in the garden-inspired imagery.
Artist Jessica Nielsen creates hand printed textile and paper goods using the block printing technique. Vivid color inks are used for the images which embellish items both useful and decorative.
Dee Overly’s magnificently detailed drawings are careful composites of colored pencil and pen. The subject matter of these original artworks is the celebration of the natural world.
Beautiful black and white photographs from the lens of Grace Rice capture the elegance of the natural world throughout all the seasons.