Artisan Trail

nancy yerginNancy Yergin
Self-taught in art, her craft reflects subjects near and dear to her heart: foods, flowers, and the natural world.  She is a juried artist member of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania and a charter member of the Forest Area Arts Council.   Mixed media collage is her preferred medium.  Using a combination of tissue and hand-made Asian papers on stretched canvas, her colorful works are held together with acrylic medium, layer by layer, and then finished off with pen and ink.  She accepts commissions for her artwork and offers private instruction on the basics of her style of two-dimensional collage.  You can find her at work in her shop in the Tionesta Market Village, 302 Elm Street, Tionesta and in the From the Forest Gallery in the Forest County Visitor Center, 422 Elm Street, Tionesta.   Email: county.agent@zoominternet.net

hogbackhill soapHogback Hill Soap & Stained Glass

With some store bought items we made our first batch of homemade soap. It didn't have any coloring or fragrance in it, but wow it sure did clean our hands. We decided to make some bath soaps, this time we added some colors and fragrances. With olive oil and coconut oils, mango, shea and cocoa butters our skin was soft and moisturized and not itchy like when we used the store bought soaps. In fact we didn't need any heavy moisturizers like before. We are a small 2 person outfit, just me and the mister. I make the soaps and lotions from scratch and my husband crafts the stained glass. We wanted to share our soap with family and now with our friends, new and old...and with great hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Hughes Potteryoak leaf jar

PA Wilds juried artists Charles Hughes and Rowan Rose have been making ceramic art together for over 10 years.   Their work focuses on functional wares for kitchen and table, with an emphasis on dynamic glazes and natural motifs.  Wholesale and retail custom orders welcome; tours of their Tionesta studio are available by appointment only.   Find their work locally at the Forest County Visitor Center, 422 Elm Street, Tionesta.  814-954-0683  Email:  admin@hughespottery.com

julia mccray - CopyJulia McCray
You can find her work at Kellygreen,  a bed and breakfast with an art studio and gift shop & gallery, located between Tionesta’s main street and the Allegheny River.  Owner/artist Julia McCray works in various mediums and offers workshops for 1 to 12 people in pastel, colored pencil, acrylic painting, and silk dyeing.  Classes are taught in the studio or on the grounds of the B&B.  Class length varies from 2 hours to 2 days and may be packaged with accommodations.  Call or visit their website for information and to schedule a class.  Gift Shop/Gallery hours vary seasonally.  Studio is open by appointment.  Email: jmkellygreen@verizon.net

robert vrbonic - Copy - CopyFuture Antiquities
Future Antiquities builds functional artwork employing the same techniques as early craftsmen to create beautiful long lasting custom furniture for prestigious customers who appreciate unique designs and high quality products. Robert Vrboncic is juried with the PA Wild’s program and exhibits at local art galleries, exclusive merchants, and tradeshows.

The Reiland Farm and Shoppereiland
The Reiland farm is a small family fiber farm located in Forest County that raises Angora Goats, Sheep and Llamas for their wool and mohair.   The Shoppe features a collection of yarns, spinning fibers from our flock, knitted, woven and felted items to wear or to decorated the home and a selection of decorative and seasonal crafts.  Located just five miles from Tionesta, take Route 36 North for approximately 5 miles, (watch for sign) make a right on Stewarts Run Road, SR 4003, and go  one mile.  The Farm and Shoppe is located on your left.    Email:  thereilandfarm01@verizon.net or call 814-755-4019.  Hours are by chance or appointment.

mealy boxesJ&C Workshop
Hand made wood products by John & Cristy Mealy including wagons, wheelbarrows,  jewelry boxes and more.  Camp or Home Signs made from wood or composite.    2284 Stitzinger Rd., Tionesta  814-755-4043  Hours by appointment only.