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04 . 17 . 2016

Get to Know... Steve Horan

Steve Horan's acrylic paintings are colorful celebrations of urban and rural landscapes. One of a Kind: How did you get started? Steve: I got started doing "artsy" stuff by playing with my father's professional tools: hard pastels and drawing pencils. My father was Harry O. Horan, a commercial artist and founding member of the Artists' Guild of... Read More

04 . 10 . 2016

Get to Know... Nancy and Andy Witt of Circa Ceramics

Nancy and Andy Witt create pop-cultured porcelain ware out of their Ravenswood studio. One of a Kind: Describe your work. Nancy and Andy: We operate a 2-person small batch production pottery studio in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor of Chicago. Our work is heavily influenced by pop culture, old-school diner service ware and what we like to call a world... Read More

04 . 03 . 2016

Get to Know... Ann Chikahisa

Ann Chikahisa of Chikahisa Studio One of a Kind: Describe your work. Ann: Modern. Sophisticated. Unexpected. My collections are inspired by nature but not in the literal sense. I use shapes and textures I see in nature and combine them with sensual chains. Part fashion, part art. I love working in sterling silver, bronze and... Read More

03 . 27 . 2016

Get to Know... Kate Coffey of Chocolate Twist

Kate Coffey, Queen of the Twist, creates small batch, hand-crafted confections "for you to love, cherish and eat with abandon." One of a Kind: What are you bringing to the Spring Show? Kate: Chocolate Twist always brings the fun! This year we'll be Twisting our caramels in so many flavors (Burnt Toast Caramels anyone?). We'll have candy bars with... Read More

03 . 20 . 2016

Get to Know... Natalie Sularski of Owesley Blanket Boutique

With a love of all things soft and comforting, Natalie Sularski (above with her son) specializes in one of a kind baby and children's gifts and goods. One of a KInd: Describe your work. Natalie: All of our items are meticulously handmade with fun, colorful and soft fabrics. We focus on using the highest quality, machine washable fabrics with artistic... Read More

03 . 20 . 2016

Spring!

Happy Spring Vernal Equinox!  We've made it through the winter! Sunrise will be earlier and nightfall later.  Plants are sprouting.  Winds are softening.  And talented artists are preparing for the One of a Kind Spring Show which is fast approaching! :) Read More

03 . 14 . 2016

Get to Know... Jen Jansen

Chicago photographer Jen Jansen creates wet plate collodion tintypes of everyday modern objects and people using an antique photography process. One of a Kind: Describe your work. Jen: Wet plate collodion tintype photography involves exposing a layer of silver halide to light. Invented in the 1850s, this continued to be the main... Read More

03 . 07 . 2016

Get to Know... Scott Yocco

Wisconsin firefighter and carpenter by trade Scott Yocco creates stunning custom glass top copper tables. One of a Kind: Describe your work. Scott: I have a method of extruding 1.5' copper pipe that presents an entire new design element in table construction. The glass top, copper frame tables exhibit exotic angles that are totally unique and... Read More

02 . 29 . 2016

Get to Know... Lauren Wimmer

Brooklyn-based jewelry artist Lauren Wimmer (with her son above) chats with One of a Kind about what inspires her and what she'll be bringing to the Spring show. One of a Kind: Describe your work. Lauren: I work in a variety of media, but the three main groups are "Wrapped", "Cast" and "Beaded". My “Wrapped” collection features hand-dyed... Read More

02 . 23 . 2016

Get to Know... Hope Bailey

Spring show artist Hope Bailey is a a former art educator who began working in clay full time in 2015 with the birth of her company hope + mary. She lives and works on Lookout Mountain, TN, where she is surrounded by the natural world that inspires her. One of a Kind: Tell us... Read More