Arts and Artisans
What's in store for shoppers this year? In the past, we've had jewelry, artwork, housewares, clothing, decor and more.
Stay tuned for the rest of our 2017 Artists and Artisans line up!
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Gift Shop
The Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Gift Shop is a special and unique Judaic Shop with items from leading artisans from around the world. Our shop proudly carries both traditional and modern designs. We also showcase beautiful items made by local artists.
We offer an extensive selection of Jewelry, Kiddush Cups, Hamsas, Shabbat Candlesticks, Candles, Mezuzah Covers, Tallitot, Tzedakah Boxes, Children’s Gifts, Games, and much more.
We invite you to visit our shop and perhaps buy a gift for someone or something for yourself. By supporting the gift shop, you also support Temple Emanuel.
Kim Burroughs is a local teacher and potter with over 30 years of experience. His work is mostly functional forms made for every day use and some decorative one of a kind pieces. his porcelain forms have hand crafted designs and are glazed with a high temprative celadon. He also works extensivly with the wood firimg process and produces work using traditional Japanesse and Chinnese glazes along with ash blazed glazes.
GARY FISCHER GLASS
Fused or kiln-fired glass, is an ancient art form that was reborn in the latter half of the 20th century in the Pacific Northwest. Layered glass designs are fused together into a single piece by firing in a kiln to about 1500°. After cooling, the resultant flat work can then be imparted nd shap by a second firing into or over a mold, to about 1300°.
Gary Fischer, a retired physician and shofar blowing member of Temple Emanuel, began fusing glass in1995 as a stress reliever for his busy medical practice. Almost immediately, he developed an interest in Judaic design which has remained the main focus of his art over the years.
What started as a stress reliever has become an important part of his life. Gary has a shop on Etsy.com, and participates in select festivals. But most of his sales are to loyal customers and new customers by word-of-mouth. "People seem to appreciate something made by hand. Maybe there's an intuitive need for the human touch, something our modern helter-skelter society sorely lacks" Gary notes. "Everything I create is handcrafted by me personally. I have no assistants, no automation. And I absolutely love it! Time spent in my studio is cherished. It nourishes me. I feel very fortunate to have found this path to express my creativity at this stage of my life."
Most days you can find Gary in his studio at his Greensboro home. 336 855 9232 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adorned by Lonnie
Adorned by Lonnie is an online jewelry boutique featuring handcrafted, unique, quality jewelry from around the world.
Over fifty artisans provide a huge variety of styles and price points to enamor everyone. Lonnie's jewelry can also be purchased at the Tyler/White/O'Brian Gallery in Greensboro. Don't just be jeweled~~Be Adorned by Lonnie!
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is a local, non-profit, fair trade store. This means that we are more than just a store. We are a place where you can explore and connect with your global village. From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials and time-honored skills by makers we have known and worked with for years. Every purchase improves the lives of makers by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income. We offer a way for you to become part of the story, to shop your values and give gifts with meaning, because we believe market-based solutions can end the cycle of poverty.
Our Greensboro location is in the Jefferson Village shopping plaza, near Fresh Market and right across from Starbucks. We also have locations in Asheville, Cary, Charlottesville and more!
Susie Coughtry from Susie Sparkles lives in Atlanta Georgia. She has been selling designer inspired jewelry for ten years. She sells necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. She has participated in our festival two years now! She is looking forward being a pat of our Festival again!