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BAYFIELD FESTIVAL OF ARTS “BEST OF SHOW“ winner (2014) Lissa Flemming opened Silverwaves Jewelry, an art gallery & working studio in Spring 2016. On display you will find her work, alongside a few select artists who are inspired by Lake Superior. A biologist turned metalsmith and 18 year resident of Baja, Mexico, Lissa has been living in Bayfield, WI for 20 years. Her unique perspective and travels, fuel organic jewelry designs which masterfully incorporate the majestic beauty of Lake Superior and the natural world.
Throughout my travels and studies in Japan and Korea, I collected pottery and shards. I felt like I was taking home a piece of that place.
I loved this Idea and wanted to share in this experience.
A piece of here on your table.
Flavor of the area.
I use beach-sand from the South Shores of Lake Superior mixed into porcelain. This creates random black spots from the iron-rich sand. The local clay is also iron-rich and is mixed into the clay or glaze creating rich dark greens, reds, browns and blacks. I make traditional ash-glazes from local Maple and Oak trees.
Wickie Candle Company
A partnership born on the Bayfield Peninsula on the South Shore of Lake Superior. Stephanie and Chris bought Wickie Candle in the spring of 2019 from a dear friend and have been making it their own and highlighting Wickie Candles, melts and lotions at their small studio on the main street of Washburn, Wisconsin ever since. Like you, we share a deep love for the Lake. We love Lake Superior’s sandy beaches and nearby lush forests, lakeside bonfires in the summer, snowshoeing in the winter, and bountiful apple orchards in the fall.
Richard W Dillon
A Twin Cities native, Dillon spends days in his studios located in Bayfield, WI & St Paul, MN. He holds a BA in Studio Arts & Business from the University of Minnesota. His work is primarily oil painting with a variety of curious sculpture over the years. His work and art style is mostly considered Post Modern or Expressionistic. Dillon describes his work as, “Art with a Grin, because I try to infuse humor in much of my work.“ Dillon’s paintings & poetry are influenced by impressions from life, travels and practical living.
Split Rock Press
Split Rock Review is a not-for-profit publication run by volunteers that love literature, art, and the wilderness. Our mission is to publish the finest literature and art that explore place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
We feature poetry, creative nonfiction, eco-fiction, hybrids, comics/graphic literature, art, book reviews, and interviews. Online journal issues are published biannually in the spring and fall. We also nominate contributors’ work for most major awards and anthologies.
Split Rock Review was founded in 2012 by Crystal S. Gibbins. The journal’s name is inspired by the historic and rugged landmark located on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.
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Standing Bird Crafts
Standing Bird Crafts is owned by Barb & Daniel Gadbois. Daniel is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa located in northern Wisconsin. He is a member of the Eagle Clan. He creates a variety of Native American crafts, including jewelry, face masks (Covid), ornaments, and other items. He weaves delicate Dreamcatcher earrings and Tree of Life necklace and earring sets. He also makes a variety of sublimated products that includes natural freshwater pearl shell necklace and earring sets, face masks, and ornaments.
Wild Rice Retreat
Located on the shores of Lake Superior just outside beautiful Bayfield, Wisconsin, Wild Rice Retreat creates a space for grounding the mind, body, and spirit through integrative artistic and holistic life experiences. Our focus is on artistic excellence in teaching and thoughtful, supportive programming for individual growth. Rooted in the idea of exploring and supporting expression in nature, Wild Rice Retreat offers a home for healing guided, personal and group retreats, meeting space, and events following the pillars of nourishment, expression, and movement. Wild Rice Retreat is a vibrant, creative, and beautiful destination retreat center in Upper Midwest.
Cathy's Homestead Weaving
My Grandma taught me to weave on my first loom over 37 years ago. I started out selling my rugs in Green Bay, WI at farm markets and small craft shows. We moved up to Northern Wisconsin in 1998, and in 2004 my husband Mark joined me weaving full time. We expanded our weaving business to 12 looms which enables us to offer 5 different rug widths, and many lengths. We also weave wall hangings, tapestries, table runners, placemats, tank toppers, hand bags, mini runners and mug rugs.