The Artisan Tent at the Zoar Harvest Festival - 2021
Mary Calehuff - Nodders - Will be at The Artisans Tent at the Zoar Harvest Festival

Mary Calehuff – Nodders

Mary Calehuff – Nodders I had been a collector of antique toys when I discovered and purchased my first nodder. It was a small white horse that enthusiastically nodded yes to me when I gently touched its head. I fell in love with him then and have been hooked on nodders ever since. In pursuit

Tom & Carole Bognar – Decorative Gourd Pottery

Tom & Carole Bognar Twenty five years ago we combined our love of history and art degrees to create the world’s oldest form of pottery – that made from gourds. Being self taught on this journey, we translate our natural surroundings and historical influences from artists of the past, decorative arts and the seasons into

Marta Urban - Frakturs - The Artisans Tent at Zoar Ohio

Marta Urban – Frakturs

Marta Urban Marta has held a fascination with art and hand lettering from an early age. At age 12, she taught herself calligraphy and later worked as a commercial artist while still in high school. Although not pursuing fine arts in college, she knew that her interest in hand lettering would continue to grow and

Joan Berkey - oil paintings - Zoar Harvest Festival

Joan Berkey – Oil Paintings

About Joan Berkey I am a folk artist, specializing in small oil paintings that depict what America’s towns, villages, and farms looked like in the 18th and 19th centuries. I call them historic townscapes and historic farmscapes. I am a professional architectural historian who learned folk art from my mother many years ago and I

Peggy Taylor - Loom Hall Fiber Arts

Peggy Taylor – Hand Woven Textiles

Peggy Taylor Peggy Taylor creates handwoven textiles in the early manner, inspired by those of the 18th century, using wool, linen, and cotton and historic weaving drafts. She researches historic textiles and weaves on looms similar to those in use 200 years ago in this country. Her business name, Loom Hall, comes from the ancestral

Steve Hazlett - weathervanes - whirligigs and trade signs

Steve Hazlett – Whirligigs & Trade Signs

About Steve Hazlett Weathervanes, whirligigs and trade signs are as varied as the subject matter they represent. One hundred plus year old heart pine salvaged from out buildings and barns built during the 19th century from the upstate New York area are used in creating my work. I also incorporate antique copper, tin and iron

Jennifer Frantz - Floor Cloths - Artisans Tent at Zoar Ohio

Jennifer Frantz – Floorcloths

Jennifer Frantz Jennifer Frantz is an artist who believes art should be seen as well as used – visually apparent and appealing on a daily basis. Art historically documents our past, particularly during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Ms. Frantz’s love of art – particularly folk art that is functional by design, lead to the

Stacey Bear - Spun Cotton Ornaments - The Artisans Tent at Zoar Ohio

Stacey Bear – Spun Cotton Ornaments

About Stacey Bear Stacey Bear has been creating her whimsical unique art since 1996. Her work has appeared in publications such as Country Living, Country Home, Victoria, Where Women Create and Better Homes and Gardens.  She has been a featured artist at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and has been selected

Don Noyes - Carver - The Artisans Tent at Zoar

Don Noyes – Whimsical Hand Carved Birds

Don Noyes – Whimsical Hand Carved Birds Folk art of the Pennsylvania Germans has always fascinated me. Bird carvings and bird trees always made me smile. The colors and whimsical nature of the carvings really talked to me.  My first exposure to Pennsylvania German folk art came in the late 1960’s. My wife and I

Anne Childs – Watercolors

Anne Childs – Watercolors Living in an 1890’s log home that she and her husband, John, have lovingly filled with early American antiques, Anne enjoys her connection with the past.  She paints in watercolor and gets her inspiration from early artists such as Jacob Maentel, Rufus Porter and W.M. Prior. Also inspired by frakturs, theorems,