Wednesday, February 22

Indiana Artisan Marketplace 2012 Participating Artisans Announced

Indiana Artisan Marketplace 2012
March 31 & April 1
Participating Artisans Announced

WHAT: Indiana Artisan Marketplace
WHEN/Hours: Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
WHERE: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, Indianapolis 
COST: $10 admission (free for children 7 and under) 
*** News Release ***
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 17, 2012) – From Indiana-made wines and chocolate truffles to sterling silver jewelry and chic handbags made from reclaimed leather, visitors to the Indiana Artisan Marketplace will find a variety of work that celebrates the best of Hoosier talent and creativity.

The March 31-April 1 event features more than 100 artists and food artisans juried into the prestigious Indiana Artisan program. In addition to the featured artisans from 40 Indiana counties, more than 75 artisans from Kentucky will participate, since the Hoosier event is modeled after an event in the Bluegrass state, Kentucky Crafted Market that has a 30-year track record.

Participating Artisans

Allen County
Joe Pelka, Fort Wayne, pottery
Kristy Beber, Lee, stoneware pottery
Jennifer Cameron, Fort Wayne, jewelry
Wayne Shive, Fort Wayne, chile and espresso fudge sauces
Bartholomew County
Alexa Lemley, Columbus, marshmallows
Boone County
Jennifer Berger, Zionsville, hand-designed and constructed felted creatures, using hand-dyed yarns
Janet Boettcher, Thorntown, Norwegian Rosemaling folk art painted in oils on wood
Joyce Jensen, Zionsville, watercolors
Dusky Loebel, Zionsville, handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, using metal smithing and glass fusing
Brown County
Rosemary Bolte, Nashville, painted gourds
Amy Greely, Nashville, jewelry
Chris Gustin, Columbus, rugs and fiber arts
Anabel Hopkins, Nashville, notecards and original art
Michele Pollock, Columbus, mixed media paper art
Judy Prichard, Nashville, pottery
Tom Prichard, Nashville, pottery
Kyle Spears, Nashville, photography
Larry Spears, Nashville, pottery
Carroll County
Rena Brouwer, Delphi, watercolors
Cass County
Mercedes Brugh, Logansport, glass jewelry
Toney Robertson, Galveston, wooden bowls, hand-turned wooden pendants, roses made of wood and metals
Clark County
Huber’s Winery and Orchard, Borden, wine and brandy
Diane and Dan Wibbels, Clarksville, hand-woven fiber used to create garments and household items Website:
Daviess County
Larry Green, Washington, basswood carvings
DeKalb County
Kalista Johnston, Garrett, cheese crisps
Delaware County
David Calvin, Muncie, woodwork
Dubois County
Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, cookies
Floyd County
Robert Capshew, Lanesville, black cheery, pear and red wine vinegar
Franklin County
Carrie Miller, Batesville, sauces and jams
Hamilton County
Linda Adamson, Arcadia, fiber art
Carol Bell, Noblesville, stoneware
Jennifer Cheezum, Carmel, pierogis
Christine Davis, Fishers, raku fired ceramics
Geoffrey Davis, Noblesville, Indiana songbirds carved from wood
Charles Ferguson, Noblesville, Crazy Charlie’s Gourmet salsas
Sylvia Gray, Westfield, surface design, hand painted silk scarves
Tim Kennedy, Fishers, wood turned bowls, vessels, lidded boxes, spheres
Pam Newell, Fishers, pastels and oils
Brian Paffen, Fishers, soaps and bath products
Lori Shreve, Westfield, fudge
Harrison County
Laura Pfeiffer, Corydon, 24 wines from Turtle Run Winery
Jackson County
Pete Baxter, Seymour, wood, Shaker boxes and carriers
Burton’s Maplewood Farm, Medora, maple syrup
 Jay County
Zach Medler, Portland, ceramics and relief printing
 Kosciusko County
Terry Armstrong, Warsaw, watercolors
LaPorte County
Steven Skinner, New Carlisle, pottery
Lawrence County
Charlotte Waltz, Norman, persimmons
Carousel Winery, Mitchell, wine
Madison County
Greg Adams, Lapel, rustic willow furniture
Marion County
Teri Barnett, Indianapolis, acrylics
Chuck Bruce, Indianapolis, silver inlay jewelry
James Dupler, Indianapolis, woodworking
Allison Ford, Indianapolis, wooden jewelry
Elizabeth Garber, Indianapolis, truffles
Rick Greiner, Indianapolis, pottery pears
Jayne Hoadley, Indianapolis, sea salt pecan chews
Anita Hopper, Indianapolis, recycled leather purses and accessories
Erin Jones-Edds, Indianapolis, dressings and drink mixes
Nancy Lee, Indianapolis, jewelry
Nancy Miller, Indianapolis, gourd art
Peg Neal, Indianapolis, pottery
Donna Shortt, Indianapolis, oils and pastels
Carrie Wild, Indianapolis, watercolors
Miami County
Rose Brown, Peru, goat’s milk soap
Susan Kline, Peru, paper collage
Monroe County
Jan Arbogast, Bloomington, pottery
John Bower, Bloomington, photography
Kris Busch, Heltonville, pottery
Jim Butler, Bloomington, wine
Marla Dawson, Ellettsville, fiber art
Suzanne Halvorson, Bloomington, fiber art/scarves
Thomas Harris, Bloomington, ceramics/pottery
Carolyn and Don Madvig, Bloomington, paper/found material notecards
Marcy Neiditz, Bloomington, pottery
Cappi Phillips, Bloomington, mixed media mosaic sculpture
Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, Bloomington, handmade papers
Morgan County
Donna Jo Copeland, Mooresville, fiber art
Ohio County
Kendal Miller, Dillsboro, fine art photography
Orange County
French Lick Winery, French Lick, wine
Perry County
Winzerwald Winery, Bristow, wine
Nita Claise, Tell City, raku pottery
Brad Smith, Tell City, hand twisted Tell City Pretzel
Porter County
Lynn Retson, Porter, graphite drawings
Posey County
Laine Benthall, Mt. Vernon, jewelry
Tom Wintczak, Wadesville, pottery
Randolph County
Judy Coe, Lynn, homemade noodles
Wayne Gaydos, Farmland, stringed instruments
Ripley County
Robin Dyer, Friendship, leather moccasins and textiles
 Shelby County
Julie Bolejack, Shelbyville, chocolates
St. Joseph County
Laurel Isle, Winona Lake, soaps and bath products
Tippecanoe County
Mary Firestone, Lafayette, stoneware
Lisa Hopkins, West Lafayette, sterling silver jewelry
Aldis Knight, Lafayette, photography
Sara Vanderkleed, Lafayette, fine art, including acrylic and watercolor combined with recycled envelopes
Vanderburgh County
Karen Hampton, Evansville, fiber art
Larry Hampton, Evansville, color pencil drawings
Vermillion County
Brooke Schmidt, Dana, toffees
Carrie Strange, Salem, letterpress greeting cards
Wayne County
Nathan and Linda Jones, Richmond, sterling silver jewelry
Daniel Sims, Richmond, stained glass

About Indiana Artisan
Indiana Artisan was established in 2008 to identify and support the business development of Hoosier entrepreneurs who create high-quality arts, crafts and value-added foods. It was launched as a joint venture of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. It is a private, not-for-profit organization. 

The work of nearly 200 artisans in nearly 60 Indiana counties has been juried into the organization and is part of the Indiana Artisan brand. More information at 

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in M magazine and the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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