Artisans

Handmade Works of Art

Terry Jolls

Terry Jolls

Blacksmith

Knox Farm has a rich equestrian history. The 36-stall stables were once home to some of the best polo ponies in the country. Terry, a Certified Journeyman Farrier, will be onsite to demonstrate his trade and unique craftsmanship as he transforms horseshoes into pieces of art.

Diane Lehmann

Diane Lehmann

Jeweler Master

Diane, a certified Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, specializes in one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry. Diane will demonstrate her craft and well as discuss the history of jewelry making in the region.

Scott Bye

Scott Bye

Artist & Sculpter

Scott will be constructing his latest piece of artwork during the Borderland Festival. His work, hybrid sculptural structures, are created out of a broad range of mundane, found materials and intended to activate the viewer’s imagination and encourage them to question their own existence.

Thomas Pafk

Thomas Pafk

Artisan Wood Craftsman

Thomas, a Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan, creates custom, handmade furniture in the finest Roycroft tradition. In addition to displaying his latest works, Thomas will provide insight into the Roycroft tradition and its role in keeping the craft thriving in the region.

Brian Trzeciak

Brian Trzeciak

Buffalo Maritime Center

The Borderland has a strong maritime history and this is no better re-lived than at the Buffalo Maritime Center. The Buffalo Maritime Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution devoted to wood boats and boatbuilding. Brian will be onsite constructing a wood canoe during Borderland.

Stitch Buffalo

Stitch Buffalo

Contemporary Textile Designs

Stitch Buffalo was founded in 2014 and began with the simple desire to gather and create. Initially starting with a single refugee woman, it has now grown into a thriving community of over 55 women from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Thailand and Angola. Each week these women come together to form a Refugee Women’s Workshop, sewing handcrafted goods for sale within the community.

Peggy Eisensmith

Peggy Eisensmith

Leaded Glass Artisan

Roycroft artisan Peggy Eisensmith specializes in custom-made stained and leaded glass. Much of her work is done in the Arts & Crafts style and she periodically collaborates with other Roycroft woodworkers by creating the leaded glass elements for their mission style furniture.

Pudge Designs

Pudge Designs

Artisan Cutting Boards

Pudge Designs was started by mother and daughter team, Lynn and Paige, with the goal of creating beautiful, functional pieces of art. Each of their cutting boards, using end-grain cuts, are as unique as Mother Nature herself.

Nicholas Martinez

Nicholas Martinez

Cigar Roller

Nicolas began rolling cigars at the age of 16 in his homeland of the Dominican Republic and during his almost 40 years of cigar rolling has worked for some of the most well-respected cigar manufacturers in the world. Nicolas will bring his craft of cigar rolling to the Borderland.

Marsha Orfeo

Marsha Orfeo

Photography

Marsha, an East Aurora resident, creates mandala inspired patterns from her digital photography. Elements are selected from each photograph to replicate in radial designs creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring effect.

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