Robin first saw the magic of clay when she was seventeen and watched someone throw a pot on a wheel. How a lump of clay, turned around on a wheel becomes a form was mystifying. Although it was a few years before she had the chance to work with clay herself, a love affair began that has continued and deepened.
Her education as a potter consisted of night-time classes and practicing in every spare moment she had. She began at the Brookline Center for the Arts and after moving to New York City she studied with Bob Barry at the Earthworks program at the West YMCA in New York. She then experienced a 12 year hiatus, while raising young children and working full time, and when she returned to the Y to study with Outi Putkonen, she vowed never to leave pottery again. Eighteen years later, she has been true to her word. She left her full-time “day job” 7 years ago and focuses most of her time and energy on pottery these days. Her studio experience includes working as an Associate at Mugi studio and teaching at Mugi Studio, the JCC Manhattan and Pottery on Hudson. She is also currently a member of the Peekskill Clay Studios at the Hat Factory and the Peekskill Artists’ Alliance.
Born and raised in Italy, Paola became interested in porcelain painting as a teenager and has been actively painting ever since. She began her porcelain painting career with training in Milano, Italy. Now living in the United States, she continues to refine and evolve her painting skills with new technique, styles, and materials for porcelain painting through seminars inItaly, Switzerland and USA. She is a Certified Artist with IPAT (International Porcelain Artists and Teachers).She paints porcelain and Limoges pieces with overglaze colors , lusters and precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum.
Karyn, founder and sole proprietor of Twisted Creativity, endeavors to capture each moment with her own proverbial flavor of Twisted Creativity. Retail manager by day, adjunct professor by night, Karyn currently resides in Rockland County, NY, where her back yard and/or living room closet serve as her studio in her non-existent free time. Karyn’s current passion lies in incorporating her own torch-fired glass beads into her chainmaille jewelry. Her jewelry designs include Celtic, modern, LGBTQ pride, SteamPunk and everything in-between.
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Jeorjia Shea is a self taught artist and designer who works to create wearable art out of recycled and re-purposed materials. She creates beautiful one of a kind clothing that is comfortable, whimsical and one of a kind. She has an exclusively cashmere line of clothing for the cooler months while the summer collection consists mostly of cotton or other natural fibers. She finds that working with recycled materials means each piece is an exciting challenge and the available colors , textures or graphics can inspire each unique piece. Her work is sold through several boutiques throughout the country and in her online shop at:
APRIL SALADINO DESIGN
The beauty of AprilSaladinoDesign studio holds inspiration and stimulation. There are colors and textures of dried pods, vintage bits and filigree, threads, lace, fiber, metals, images, quotes, memories and, of course, beads! April spends her time there plucking things from where they dangle to create tiny new homes for them, adding intricate beadwork, resulting in one of a kind jewelry pieces. Within the hours it takes to create each piece is much emotion, care, skill and attention to color, composition and function.
Find her on Etsy.
JAMIE BALDWIN GAVIOLA
is a local artist and mother who paints intricate mandalas on Canvas, Bodies & Walls. Her work has been collected locally & internationally via a strong social media presence in the arts community.
When not painting in the studio or on location, Jamie can be found sharing the joy of painting with young and old with her successful artistic entertainment company. Through the art of bodily adornment; face painting, body painting & henna; she reaches both a private and corporate audience with an average of four engagements per week.
Instagram (27K): https://www.instagram.com/jbgart/
Entertainment Website: http://www.jamies-faces.com/
STEPHANIE MADDALENA BEADS
Stephanie Maddalena makes glass beads using ancient Venetian techniques. She teaches at a number of art schools in the tri state area. Visit her website.
JANET SETTER JEWELRY
After working in the automotive aftermarket industry selling brake pads, headlights and truckloads of anti freeze, Janet elected to pursue a long time interest in designing silver jewelry. After a short, but intensive study at a silversmith studio, she returned home to create a small studio and began to experiment. Building on locally successful ‘trunk shows’, Janet Setter Jewelry emerged.
All about making you part of the process, she loves creating a special piece of jewelry that reflects who you are. She has a simple and thoughtful esthetic that stems from a love of the Outdoors, a mindful and fun yoga practice, and a wonderful garden of family and friends. www.janetsetterjewelry.com
TIE DYE EARTH
Pam Klein, owner of and designer for Tie Dye Earth, is a proud North Rockland resident of 12 years! She started her professional tie dye business five years ago, but has been tie dying for over 20 years!
Tie Dye Earth specializes in tie dying and selling unique, fashionable, comfortable and fun tie dyed clothing and accessories for ALL ages and sizes, using only the highest quality dyes on earth! Everything is tie dyed with love, too!
This company uses Eco-friendly washing agents when pre and post washing all tie dyed items to ensure that there will be no running or fading ever! Everything is ready to wear!
Tie Dye Earth also specializes in tie dying beautiful custom and corporate orders, as well as putting together tie dyed gift baskets for raffles for various charity events around Rockland County!
Mrs. Klein, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from The University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and a Master's Degree in Special Education from New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ!
She has taught preschool special education and art education for over a decade in New Jersey. www.tiedyeearth.com
Lisa originates from Brooklyn where she received a BA in Cultural Anthropology. Her designs feature organic flowing forms and are inspired by her travels and influenced by other cultures. Her pieces are made of sterling silver, bronze, brass or 14 K vermeil and semi-precious stones united in harmonious combinations that reflect natural environments. Pieces can also be custom ordered in gold.
“I find adorning the body with art to be a joyful occasion and am always inspired by the colors and shapes found in nature. My designs are based on organic flowing forms and are deeply influenced by other cultures. I choose to blend stones together to create a harmonious combination of tones, with the finished pieces being reflective of a variety of environments I have experienced.” www.LisaMedoffDesigns.com
PSAMATHE SEAGLASS JEWELRY
She has been making handcrafted jewelry at home since 2012. She recently opened an Etsy shop to sell her sea glass creations. Her sea glass jewelry is made with glass that her family and she have hand picked from the Hudson River shores of North Rockland and Clarkstown. These areas include Stony Point, Emeline Park in Haverstraw, NY and Rockland Lake State Park. She uses a variety of materials including sterling silver, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, organza, suede and many more to embellish the sea glass and make a truly unique piece of jewelry. www.PsamatheSeaglass.etsy.com
CREATIONS BY PALOMA
Paloma learned to knit a few years ago for myself and after people started asking me if I will sell my items to them, I came up with the idea to create my own business. I have always had a passion for jewelry and beads, so I started knitting necklaces with beads. I love to work with Japanese glass beads, they are very smooth and the quality is excellent. I have expanded into other items like bracelets, these items are a huge hit for existing and new customers. Find her creations on FACEBOOK.
Enjoy tasty, eclectic delights created by our restaurants as you stroll down the park. Visit a variety of the local food vendors to satisfy your cravings as you join in the fun.
TFS Burger Works
The Filling Station is reminiscent of what life and food used to be. SIMPLER and NATURAL. Their hamburgers are all natural. No hormones, no antibiotics—their fries fresh cut and double fried—their hot dogs made with black angus beef. Everything is served just the way you remember from your childhood. Bold, juicy, flavorful with attitude. www.tfsburgerworks.com
5Senses Food Truck
Puerto Rican American/fusion straight from the Village of Haverstraw. 5Senses opened for business in 2015 and has garnered a big following. They cater and are available for private parties. Follow them on Facebook.
A & J's Lunch Wagon
takes the traditional food truck fair elevates it by making everything homemade and made to order. Their chicken parm is a must try.
Ice is Nice
The Village of Haverstraw's favorite iceman 'Champagne' will be at the festival serving the best flavored ice in the state of New York.