Artisans & Makers – Sharon Weis

Artisans & Makers – Sharon Weis

Horticulture was Sharon Weis’ first academic degree. In her late 30s, however, with three kids in tow, she returned to school to pursue her true passion — art. “I had long ignored the call to draw and paint, and could do that no longer,” Sharon says. At 40, she...
Artisans & Makers – Roxy Lentz

Artisans & Makers – Roxy Lentz

Roxy Lentz is a self-taught metalsmith who makes her jewelry almost entirely from upcycled silverplate trays — the kind you receive as wedding gifts or for accomplishments and then donate to the thrift store. The material does not have much initial value (as it is...
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...