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Support Small: Handmade

We’re back after a little quarantine hiatus! Our blog focuses on discovering unique businesses and locations in the community and that was a little hard for us to do when nothing was open and no one could leave their homes. As our town begins to re-open slowly, we will spotlight a few businesses where we as community members can support them during these strange times.This week I have pulled some amazing local artisans that are used to working from home. These artists are masters of their craft and have virtual storefronts, I also happen to own a few of their pieces and figured I’d help share their talents.I have been a fan of Kara Lovell Ceramics for some time now. Kara’s love for pottery started when she was student teaching and had to learn the craft to teach her students. Her style has evolved since mastering her craft and she specializes in creating traditional pottery forms with high contrast designs that are inspired by southwestern and Art Deco patterns. She has since expanded her pieces from plates and pots to jewelry. Her items can be shopped on her website and you can stay up-to-date and watch some amazing time lapse videos of Kara’s creations on her Facebook page. I cannot say enough good things about the Layton’s. These two creative souls are building the most beautiful things and helping make all my farmhouse dreams come true. When I couldn’t find the perfect table for my dining room a few years ago I found this local couple who was creating farmhouse tables. Chris & Allison Layton are owners of The French Hen & Co. where they sell home decor and custom furniture. With Chris’s ability to create and Allison’s creative eye for design and love for unique and beautiful things…they are the perfect duo. Their storefront is filled with handmade signs, wood decor, furniture, home decor both old and new. They specialize in custom tables, cabinets, and furniture.I discovered this product at the Terre Haute Farmer’s Market in February.  I love a good sauce and seasoning and Simply Sons’ Seasoning makes my taste buds want to dance! They are local to Terre Haute and are currently selling their goods on their Facebook page. For only $20 you can purchase 2 sauces and 2 seasonings & they deliver locally for free.Our very own Brittany Molinder took it upon herself to learn how to play around with clay after receiving it as a gift this past Christmas. It didn’t take long for her talent to shine through and she now creates the most beautiful earrings. Brittany has since taken advantage of this quarantine and knocked out a handful of new designs. Her pieces can be shopped on her Etsy page, Nicole Lynn Design Art. Her jewelry ranges from $14-$20 and is reasonably priced. To stay up to date on all her new designs follow her Facebook page.

If you are interested in having your homemade items shared on our blog. Send us an email at attscenicroute@gmail.com with a link to your shop and you could be featured on an upcoming post.

-M.

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