Gere Flick ~ Wood Turning

Gere Flick  is a resident of Linwood Park in Vermilion, having moved here after retiring as an insurance executive for forty years.  He has been married to his wife, Carol for over 55 years and they have three children and 5 grandchildren.
Gere has always enjoyed woodworking and took up wood turning after retirement.
He became interested in exotic woods while serving in Vietnam, where the local craftsmen turned wood goblets and other objects from amboyna wood.
He mainly turns small pieces such as pens, bowls, and, his favorite ~ kaleidoscopes, in which he uses beach glass he and Carol find on the Linwood Beach, and they’re turned from Lake Erie driftwood!

Bryan Kelly ~ Woodworking

IMG_5360
Bryan grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area where he still lives with his wife, Penny.  He was always interested in woodworking and in furniture making. “In my teens and through college I worked with my brother-in-law who was a home construction contractor. I learned much of this trade through this hands-on experience.  During this time, I continually read and developed my wood working knowledge and skills”.
Bryan attended Baldwin Wallace University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Sociology. After several years of teaching, he changed careers and entered the business field as a computer analyst and then opened an office in Cleveland for a software company.
While traveling those career paths, he never lost his love of wood working and 21 years ago opened his own business, building heirloom quality furniture and wood pieces in various styles from traditional to contemporary.  He enjoys working with customers to make their vision into a functional work of art.
Bryan uses unique woods and finishes to create one-of-a kind pieces. He also offers instruction on a variety of wood topics.
His work has been featured in the Tauton Press Fine Wood Working Magazine
and in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Magazine.

 

 

 

 

Beverly Anderson ~ Painter

IMG_5357
While originally from Wellington, Ohio, Beverly has lived in Australia and has been there 16 times!
She studied at Miami U, San Diego State University, and Kent State and was an art teacher with The Keystone Schools for 12 years and Berlin-Milan for 16 years.
Bev has done painting workshops throughout the United States and Australia.
In addition to having her paintings for sale at Burning River Boutique, Beverly is currently displaying at Sarasota Art Center and at the Manatee Art Center in Bradenton, FL.

 

 

 

 

Carol McDonald ~ Mixed Media and Beach Glass Art

Carol McDonald is a retired enterostomal therapy nurse.  She and her husband moved to Vermilion three years ago from Minnesota. Growing up in Ohio, they came home to retire.
With a life long love for the arts, it didn’t take long for Carol and her husband, Jim to combine their two joys: His, the love of the outdoors and hers, creativity.
Jim began bringing home handfuls of beach glass, interesting pieces of driftwood, and other beach finds.  It didn’t take long for Carol’s creative juices to start flowing.
IMG_4437
From driftwood and beach glass lamps to small desktop canvases (like this one), the fun began!  Soon, Carol began getting requests for custom pieces.
“I get to do what I love, and make others happy”.

 

 

 

Suz Priestas ~ Jewelry Designer

IMG_5090

Hi, I am Suz, local jewelry artist and owner of Evolving Design Jewelry.

Throughout my journey of becoming a self taught artistic jewelry designer, I discovered my passion for creating jewelry.  Adoring many different styles, I find my pieces to be a very personal statement.

Working with the belief that a “voice of intention” is at the heart of each piece;
my goal is to listen to that voice, and bring it to light through my designs.
As an artist, I aim to reach an audience that my creations will resonate with.
My pieces are one-of-a-kind, handmade, original designs which I create using various techniques and mediums.
     ~Suz 💋
Follow Suz on facebook!

 

 

 

 

Peter Shelley ~ Nautical Art

IMG_3853

Local artist, Peter Shelley hand crafts nautical art and rustic decor from driftwood and reclaimed Ohio barn siding.  The natural elements on the shores of Lake Erie are the influence for his one-of-a-kind works of art.  Peter’s wife, Robin adds her designer’s eye to many of his pieces.

Peter’s creations will bring a rustic, beach-side feel to any room in your home.  His pieces include candle and wine bottle holders, lighthouses, whimsical sculptures, wall art, and miniature ships inspired from historic sailing vessels. Most of these works are the perfect size to display on your tabletop or mantel!

Follow him on Facebook at Lakeshore Treasure Decor

Roger Edgerly ~ Woodworking

 

IMG_3777 Upon retirement from Sandusky City Schools, where he was a teacher and a coach, Roger started building US Post Office banks for his grandchildren, and they love them.

Roger’s US Postal banks are hand constructed from American hardwoods; oak, maple, and hickory.  Each is fitted with a genuine US Post Office box door that has either a key or a working combination to open.  The PO box doors that Roger incorporates into his banks are generally made of brass and were used by the postal system from the 1890’s through the 1960’s.

These US Post Office banks make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, or any other special occasion!

Roger is a local artist who makes his home in Huron with his wife.

This Rocks!

 

IMG_3737

What fun a simple rock can be!

The blue guy is from when I was in kindergarten, so he’s got a little wear and tear on him.  We collected the rocks and our teacher painted them for us.  The shape of the rock and the way it felt in my hand was what sold me on it.

And the first gift that my niece, Chloe gave me when she was just a toddler was a rock (just glad that she handed it to me and didn’t throw it!).

Michael Stadul ~ Woodworking

IMG_3463

Michael has been crafting wood items for nearly 50 years along with his wife Ann Daniels, who contributes to the projects with her great sense of decorative style.

“We create a number of quality wood items from driftwood collected from Lake Erie and other sources, including barn wood. Our pieces are whimsical, practical, aesthetic and functional. They will work with just about any décor, and are ideal to enhance your own home or to give as gifts. Much of our work can be modified to meet individual preferences for special orders”.

Michael’s driftwood trees, coasters, and barnwood table are a welcomed addition to the shop!