Here is a sneak peek of some of the area artisans who will be at this year’s Artisans’ Marketplace:
Bag Lady International Clarks Summit Owner: Jacquie Baglieri 587-3218 Baglieri has been selling custom-made handbags through her business, Bag Lady International, for the past 20 years. Distinctively Raisa Clarks Summit Owner: Raisa Statuto 587-4734 www.raisafloral.com A floral decorator, her made-to-order designs feature centerpieces, arrangements and original accent pieces made from quality materials. Earth N’Angels Clarks Summit Owner: Theresa Velardi 586-6882 www.teresavelardi.com Velardi has been making handmade pottery since high school; her business, Earth N’Angels, has existed for approximately 10 years. James Simrell Designs Clarks Summit Owner: James Simrell 586-5355 , Simrell’s storefront at 112 Colburn Ave. has showcased his uniquely hand-cast and crafted gold, platinum and silver jewelry for more than a decade. Little Red Hen Soap Factory Dalton Owner: Linda Weaver 563-2574 Since 2000, Weaver’s soap-making hobby has turned into a side business for creating custom-made soap and body products. Paulukonis Stained Glass Studios Waverly Owners: Mary Ann and Jay Paulukonis 585-2096 www.paulukonisstudio.com The husband and wife team’s talent at creating stained glass art designs spans across 38 years and several states. Save That Date/Coffee 24-7 Clarks Summit Owner: Rose Fazio www.coffee24-7.com Fazio’s home-based business in Clarks Summit does double duty, offering not only gourmet coffee (both by the bean and ground to order) but also invitations and personalized stationery. A Touch of the Past RR 1 Factoryville Owners: Don and Evie Shelton 378-3887 Award-winning, self-taught blacksmith Don Shelton has attended may nationally ranked, juried artisan shows through the years. His handmade ironworks include pieces such as custom furniture and railings. Totally Out of Hand Waverly Owner: Jeanne Browning 587-1492 Browning said she has always been an artist of sorts but once she began working with metal, she said that was it: she knew she found her medium. Laura B Studios Tunkhannock Laura Boner-Leidy www.laurabstudios.etsy.com 836-1981 Boner-Leidy has participated in Artisans’ Marketplace before, but this will be the first year she will sell her original polymer clay jewelry at the event. Emilie Artistic Designs Clarks Summit Owner: Emilie Deery 586-5997 Deery’s handmade glass bead jewelry has been so well-received during her four years as a Marketplace vendor that she recently opened a storefront at 120 South State St. Everything LA Dalton Owner: Debbie Grippo 906-5557 Grippo’s home-based business, Everything LA, will be a brand-new addition to this year’s Marketplace. For more than four years, Grippo has created original boutique items such as silverware, clothing and pet accessories. Barnwood Gallery Greenfield Township Owner: Mark T. Malak www.barnwoodgallery.com The rural setting of Greenfield Township is ideal for inspiring his nature, scenery and wildlife paintings, drawings and photography.