Meet the Creative Women of Atlanta

1.) Istanbul Designs 2.) Luxe Design Workshop 3.) Jeanette Zeis Ceramics 4.) Jessica Swift 5.) Easy Edges Studio 6.) Re-paper

by Stacy Altiery of InkSpot Workshop

Hello from the sunny South! Well…truth be told we’re having our coldest winter on record but I’m still optimistic that I will get to retire my little space heater here in my workshop soon!!

I was super excited when Jessika suggested the Oh My Handmade contributors show off the creative and crafty people in our own communities as an idea for February’s postings. Atlanta is a proverbial hotbed for us creative, handmade types {must be all that Southern charm that surrounds us} and today I’d like to introduce you to a few of my personal favorites. So grab a peach, sit back and enjoy!

In October of 2008, I was fresh on the handmade scene having launched InkSpot Workshop on Etsy just six months prior. I’ve always been a fan of Atlanta’s long list of art and artist fairs such as Virginia Highland’s Summerfest, Inman Park Spring Festival, Grant Park Summer Shade Festival and the Brookhaven Arts Festival, right in my own neighborhood. Something about being outdoors, good-n-greasy festival food and being surrounded by beautiful hand crafted, unique wares puts me in the shopping mood. I was so inspired by all of the talent I saw from Atlanta on Etsy’s “shop local” feature that I decided to throw an artists get together right in my own backyard, we called it the Fall Showcase, click here to read the original post.

We had a lot of fun that day and enjoyed some of the most beautiful Fall weather ever. More importantly I formed lasting friendships and still keep in touch regularly with most of these amazingly talented women. In fact stay tuned to InkSpot Workshop’s blog because on Wednesday, February 16th until Friday, February 18th, Jeanette Zeis Ceramics is offering up the cutest prize ever for my weekly Hump Day Giveaway. Click here to enter.

Pictured from L-R: Yours Truly, Sherry, Jessica, Peg, Alicia, Jeanette and Sarah. The other pictures show our setup and InkSpot Workshop’s first ever display table.

1.) ClaireBella 2.) Sensatiables 3.) Yummy Delicious Cookies 4.) Layla Grayce 5.) IceMilk Aprons 6.) Mama

This next group of Atlanta’s finest represents talented, creative women who’s work I have come to know and admire, plus most I have had the chance to meet and get to know recently. How funny is the fact Ashley with IceMilk Aprons, lives just a few streets away from me in the same neighborhood? I treasure our logistics and that I can conveniently meet up with these amazing women and discuss business over a cup of coffee. Always I am humbled and so very thankful at how accessible these women are and so free to share their time and have their brains picked by me:)

Pinch me now cuz I’m living my dream and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I hope you have enjoyed meeting all of us down here in Atlanta and I encourage you to reach out to the women who are making creative waves in your community and just say HI! You never know the types of friendships you can make or the ideas that may blossom.


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