Artist Profiles

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Laura Fisk

“I make silly and strange paper and household goods,” declares Laura Fisk, the brains behind Fisk and Fern in Brooklyn, N.Y. Take one look and you’ll agree: a pig in a pink tutu hums on a card that hopes you “Have an Oink-rageous Day!” And “Pankcake Monsters” and “Bacon Monsters” rule over brightly colored aprons.

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Lisa Cimino

"My collections are handcarved interpretations of nature … land, sea and sky,” explains Lisa Cimino of Chee-me-no Art Jewelry in Baltimore, Md. Instantly drawn to the primitive feel of a jewelry torch’s flame, Cimino knew it would be her career at the start of her first jewelry class. She launched her studio in 2004.

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Emily L.U. Cook

"I embrace the idea that functional artwork can be just that—functional but also beautiful ‘art’ pieces,” says Emily L.U. Cook. When you examine her lines of fused-glass dishware, home decor, glass tiles and jewelry, it’s easy to come to the same conclusion. Bright colors pop off the glass, inviting you to touch the surface.

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Timothy Coleman

Furniture maker Timothy Coleman has always had an urge to work with his hands. Although he was sidetracked briefly while earning a degree in English at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., a move to Seattle, Wash.—what he calls “a hotbed of furniture making” changed his career course permanently. Read on for the full story:

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