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Christine McGrath – Bibelot design

Bibelot Design Studio was started in 1994 by Christine McGrath and her husband Reid Maltby. They began by designing jewelry, but since have evolved into creating a line of fresh, modern home accents using glass, textiles and wood veneer. Each piece is handcrafted from start to finish with great attention to detail..  There are so many steps […]

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Gary Cowie – Animal House Creations

Animal House Creations is the business of woodworker and outdoor enthusiast Gary Cowie. Gary has developed shelter designs for cavity nesting animals, including bats, bees, bluebirds, butterflies, owls, and eastern grey squirrels. Gary has sold his hand-crafted houses at The Avant Garden Shop since 2012. They are a big hit! The construction of Gary’s products […]

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Nawal Motawi – Motawi Tileworks

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Nawal Motawi is the founder and principal designer of Motawi Tileworks of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  With her team of designers and craftspeople she created hand-made, historically-informed art tile for distinctive installations and as art pieces. Motawi Tileworks was started in 1992. After Nawal studied ceramics and figure sculpture in art school, she took a job […]

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Marie-Joel Turgeon & Jordan Lentink, potters

Hand-made clay bird baths From the artist: “The first time I touched clay was at the age of 15. After finishing my bachelor’s degree in fine arts, I realized that my passion for this medium was still strong. Now living in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, I create decorative pieces and dishware inspired by […]

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