Local creatives demonstrate their talents.

    Lydia Crespo can claim many titles. Fiber artist, business owner and now e-commerce innovator are just some of the descriptors she can choose from, but Lydia, like her art, defies easy...

    Can food be considered art? For artist Tai Davis of Alchemy Bakery, that answer is a resounding yes. “Food is very personal, and for me so is my baking,” he says. “Most of the items I have created...

        “I never made a conscious decision to be an artist,” says Scott Allison. “It’s just the way it’s always been.” From a young age, Scott can remember making Christmas ornaments and hanging them...

         “There’s always a story,” Cowell says. Nicknamed “the Santa Lady,” Cowell has been creating these heirloom-quality pieces for 25 years. Her Santas, which feature vintage fabrics and old-...

        Born in Senegal, West Africa, artist Sofi Seck learned the art of basket weaving from her mother. “Weaving is a generational art form that is passed down from one generation to the next. I...

        Painter Benjamin Franklin—yes, that’s his real name—has been obsessed with art since he was a child. Raised in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, a small town in the heart of the English countryside...

    If you can, take a moment to think about your last visit to an antique store. You’re probably conjuring up a vision of seemingly endless rows of booths piled high with forgotten knickknacks and...

    Since childhood, St. Louis artist Adrian Aquilino has been an avid drawer who never passed up an opportunity to take an art class. When she was a little girl, she would draw animals and characters...

    For many, the story of Jennifer Hayes is very relatable. She grew up with a great passion, in her case that passion was art, but as she became an adult, life, love and the common self-doubt of...

    For Matt Schiermeier, art has always been something that fascinated him. From his humble beginnings in the small town of New Melle, MO, he was encouraged to create, so he always did. This...

    Ryan Jacob Wood was born an artist, but he does admit to not being keen on making soap in the beginning. “A friend of ours gave us an unused soapmaking kit her roommate left behind when he moved...

    When it comes to refurbishing furniture, Jim Slattery of The Gilder's Tip may very well be St. Louis' best-kept secret. He's a man who revels in the history of his craft and uses that knowledge to...

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