Staff and faculty display talents at annual Artisans’ Fair

Kelley Dietz

Kelley Dietz

About 30 faculty and staff members and others will be showing their creative side and offering handmade jewelry, crafts, handbags, pottery, and crocheted and knitted items for sale at the annual Artisans’ Fair on Friday.

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Benson University Center, room 401. Vendors must be Wake Forest faculty, staff, students or relatives, but the fair is open to the community.

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“I love jewelry; I see things in stores and think ‘I can do that,’” said Kelley Dietz, director of principal gifts in the University Advancement Office, who will be selling necklaces, earrings, bracelets and craft items. “I made a lot of jewelry in college and picked it up again a few years ago when I made bridesmaid gifts. It’s a way for me to be creative and relieve stress.”

First-year student Jonathan Williams

First-year student Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams, a first-year student from Taylorsville, N.C., will be selling bags of his gourmet dog treats, sold under the name Delightfully Daisy, named for his seven-year-old Shetland sheepdog. “I go home on weekends and take over my parents’ kitchen; fortunately we have a second kitchen in the basement,” he said. “I do everything by hand — mixing the dough, baking and packaging.”

There is no charge to attend the Artisans’ Fair, but faculty and staff are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Second Harvest food Bank in Winston-Salem.

List of vendors for the 2010 Artisans’ Fair:

Teresa Bowen — shoulder bags
Morgan Burnette and Amber Elledge — polymer clay ornaments and home accessories
Jill Clodfelter — pottery
Randy Cockerham — woodworking and hand-carved items
Jessica Czarnowski and Marian Tucker — cards, pursues and decorations
Trenessa Dammann and Carol Erickson — pottery and seasonal wreaths
Kelley Dietz and Penny Wilson — jewelry and crafts
Linda Early — jewelry
Darlene Farmer — potluck variety
Kim Flowers — crocheted items and Christmas ornaments
Adriana Granados — eco-friendly jewelry
Mike Haffner — wood crafts
Betty Hauser — salsa, candy, cookies and Russian tea
Jenny Hutcherson — hairclips
Teresa Jackson — handbags and totes
Cynthia Leonard — pottery
Amy Liang — bottle cap earrings
Kathleen McKee and Clay McCue — Christmas wreaths
Gale Newport — baked goods
Lori Pasch — candles, fabric Santas and snowmen
Paul Ross — woodworking items
Lillian Shelton— handcrafted stationery
Ruth Smith — bird houses, food trays and blanket and corn bags
Tracy Stegman — candy, toffee and peppermint bark
Gloria Stickney — WFU licensed products
Judith Swicegood — jewelry and knitted dishcloths
Maria Tompkins — beaded jewelry
Elide Vargas and Melissa Vickers — handbags and totes
Renza Wallace — bags, caps and scarves
Jane Williams — pottery
Jonathan Williams — gourmet dog treats

— By Kerry M. King (’85), Office of Communications and External Relations