Talent will be on display at annual WFU Artisans’ Fair

More than 30 faculty, staff, students, retirees and others will be showing their creative side and offering handmade items for sale at the ninth annual Artisans’ Fair on Friday, Dec. 6. The fair will be held from 11 a.m.-4 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. There is no charge to attend. Cash and checks will be accepted, and door prizes will be given.

The fair is now a Wake Forest tradition, with new vendors sprinkled among some who have shown every year.

Below is a full list of vendors and their products for the 2012 Artisans’ Fair:

  • Ruth and Lawrence Smith – corn bags, tobacco stick stars, bluebird boxes, blankets, food trays, wind chimes
  • Adriana Granados – jewelry made from nuts and seeds
  • Kimberly Bowers — paintings, photography, oyster shell art
  • Maria Tompkins – beaded jewelry, hand-knit scarves
  • Jane Williams – pottery
  • Cynthia Leonard – wheel-thrown pottery
  • Christopher O’Neill — woodwork tables, shelves, storyboards, mirrors
  • Debbie Deheck – birdhouses, butterfly houses, lighted Christmas trees, canned goods (pickles, salsa, peppers, etc.)
  • Gale Newport – baked goods and peppermint candy
  • George Holzworth — wood-crafted items
  • Gloria Stickney – WFU products, quilts
  • Bruce & Angela King (Enno Farm) — hand-spun wool yarn, needle-fetted ornaments, washed wool
  • Zella Johnson – Hand-knitted dish clothes and knitted ruffle scarfs
  • Reynolda Gardens — customized evergreen wreaths made with natural materials by the Gardens staff
  • Renza Wallace – alpaca-designed garments
  • Kelley Dietz – handmade jewelry and gifts
  • Betty Hauser – salsa, apple butter, chow-chow, Russian tea, cookies, etc.
  • Sarah Lischer — mosaics made with vintage china (and more), such as frames, planters, mirrors
  • Kathy Kron – handmade jewelry & handbags
  • Deirdre Honaker — stained glass
  • Jessica Burlingame – Teacup bird crafts
  • Joanne Clinch — greeting cards, prints, hand-painted monogrammed canvas
  • Teresa Jackson – “Teka Bag” purses, accessories, earrings, headbands, scarves
  • Paul Ross – Woodworking
  • Gary Hardwerk — necklace pendants
  • Ashley McCulloch – Fabric crafts, aprons, tote bags
  • Lanie Ehlinger — Moravian star ornaments, hand-embroidered tea towels
  • Christie Otten — jewelry, pet bedding
  • Sara Gonzalez — all-natural, handcarfted, homemade artisanal soaps
  • Penny Wilson — jewelry
  • Denise & Steve Griggs — customized art using repurposed windows and doors