Meet our artists:

Chad Travous, potter

To find out more about Chad, check out our booth at Vine Street Market, in O’Fallon, during the summer.  Also, check out his Instagram page: N1nete9n


Gary Olds,  fine crafts

Hailing from a small village in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, an area of lakes and forests, rich in minerals, Gary combines interests in ceramics, textiles, fibers, wood, and metal to create a variety of fine crafts often in homage to his underground copper mining heritage.  For examples of his work visit his website at or on Facebook at Gary Olds, Art of Mine.

Patti Bealer, Hand crafter

Patti has her hands in many areas.  She started as a quilter and spinner and soap maker,  then moved on to sewing and leather and other fiber arts. She is mostly a master of none, but has so much fun doing all those things.