Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month!
And you know we're going to take that opportunity to showcase women creators from NEO! We've partnered with WKYC and each Sunday at 7 am they'll be airing a segment we've filmed. If you miss it on WKYC, fret not! We'll be sharing here as well.
Pat Bennet Entrepreneur. Pat Bennet is one of those people that lives in a constant state of gratitude for everything she has in life. She loves creating a comfortable and safe space for everyone in and finds that her kitchen table is where she does her best work. With this in mind, she created Pat's Granola so she could nuture not only the soul, but the body with good healthy food.
Trisha Roberts Candle Maker. Artisan Embers is a hand-crafted home fragrance company founded in Clevland, Ohio. Trisha loves to prepare her products one by one to ensure the most exquisite quality control. All of her products are made from mostly local ingredients and their fragrance catalog is always growing and channging wth the seasons.
Anne Cate Designer. The sky(line)'s the limit. Anne Catherine Skoch is a graduate of Kent State University and a Cleveland native. She has been an entrepreneur since she was 13 and loves bringing joy to people through her products. Her loves include sewing, simplicity, and skylines. Anne Cate’s skyline products were inspired by her own passion for adventure and the excitement of exploring a new city. When she is not working on Anne Cate, you can find Anne somewhere in front of Lake Erie, spending time with family, and appreciating the simple joys in life.
Aimon Ali Jeweler, Fashion Design. Aimon Ali is a certified stylist with over 7 years of experience in the Canadian and American fashion industry. She creates traidtional pieces that have a modern flair, but are ultimately timeless.
Jessica Sheeran Fiber Artist. Jessica is the mastermind behind the amazing world of fun stuffed animals called Cool Critters. They can be plush monsters, extraterrestrial softies, unsettling couch companions, pet toys or best friends. They are 100% hand made in Cleveland with materials sourced from the USA whenever possible.
Angela Hixon Stained Glass Artist. Angela fell in love with stained glass as a kid sitting in church. Glass transforms with light, displaying electric colors and subtle patterns. She also makes jewelry using chain mail techniques. Metal is cold and hard, yet woven into bracelets it feels almost liquid. These changeable qualities for both materials have drawn her in, challenging me to make the best use of each material.
Andrea Oliver Esthetician, Soper. After trying to find skin care products that were made from clean, nontoxic ingredients, and didn't harm animals Andrea decided to take matters into her own hands. She created the Botanix line of skin care products with kindness, cleanliness, and sustainability in mind. You'll see this throughout the process and the finished product is astounding!
Kristen Barnes Chocolatier. Kristen creates confections that are almost too pretty to eat... She found the 'sweet spot' where art and confection collide. Sweet Bean is a Cleveland chocolate company focusing on handmade filled chocolates and single-origin bean to bar chocolate, with the occasional marshmallow or other confection.
Lari Jacobson Muralist, Painter. Art has always been her passion. Even as a child, she sensed that art would always be a central influence upon her life. She has twenty-nine years of professional experience painting murals and decorative finishes for residential, corporate, and nonprofit clients on walls, ceilings, floors, canvas, and furniture.
Jennifer Lee Ceramic Artist. Inspired by nature, the organic shapes of her pottery and the color of the glazes are taken from the beauty of Lake Erie. Her preferred medium is hand-built ceramics and she loves to incorporate driftwood, wire, beads and other items to produce artistic yet functional pieces.
Alisha Camus (Beastie Boxes) Woodworker. Beastie Boxes are animal-shaped wooden boxes that are both fun & functional. All items are handmade by Alisha Camus, personally, with great care & quality products. She started this project as a response to the pandemic!