Artisans + Crafters: Debra Lott

Artisans + Crafters: Debra Lott

Artistry is an ability that comes naturally to many, but some artists often study with those who are more experienced as a way to teach others or enhance their personal skills. Debra Lott began taking art lessons at age 12. It was her dream, her calling, and she knew...
Artisans + Crafters: Clayton & Crume

Artisans + Crafters: Clayton & Crume

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, an adage artisan Clay Simpson takes to heart. While attending Western Kentucky University, Clay wanted to purchase a belt with the WKU logo on it, something he could proudly wear to tailgate parties and...
Artisans + Crafters: Laura Moser

Artisans + Crafters: Laura Moser

Art can be expressed in many different styles—through painting, weaving, pottery, and even in fashion design. Eight years ago Laura Moser needed a hat to wear to her first visit to the Kentucky Derby. Instead of buying one, she purchased a base and adorned it to...
Artisans + Crafters: Dru Pilmer

Artisans + Crafters: Dru Pilmer

Dru Pilmer has been creating art ever since she was a child and could, as she says, “hold anything in my hand.” Her first commissioned work was when she was just 16, painting a mural for the geriatric ward of the Mississippi State Mental Hospital. She detoured away...
Artisans + Crafters: Kevin Schultz

Artisans + Crafters: Kevin Schultz

Drawing upon artistic techniques from the past often inspires a modern-day artist to create new pieces of work. Such is the case for artist and art teacher Kevin Schultz. She looks for ways to expand her knowledge as she endeavors to use newly-discovered skills, not...
Artisans + Crafters: Hollie Rich

Artisans + Crafters: Hollie Rich

Finding the right pillows to complement her furniture is what inspired Hollie Rich to become a solopreneur and start her pillow cover design business, Stuck on Hue. “I had a passion for home décor as a hobby,” she says. “We had this ‘bossy’ sofa we couldn’t work...