Summer in the Low Country- The Beaufort Water Festival Part 2

Happy Wednesday friends!

I’m busy tying up the last few loose ends for Wire Peacock’s photo shoot at the end of the week, but I wanted to share some more of the wonderful Artisan’s I found at the Water Festival a few weeks ago!

First up is a jewelry designer who not only has a really cool, unique aesthetic, but also knows how to set up a beautiful display!  Nikki Caldwell is the designer behind Mirror Mirror Image. IMG_8028

Nikki creates beautiful jewelry pieces using different nickel-free metals.  The collections she had on display at the Water Festival had a great nautical theme, and according to her website, she also has a stunning new 2016 Spring Collection that is inspired by ‘vibrant blooms and shimmering light’!

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Nikki can be reached by email at mirrormirror@gmail.com, or by phone, at 864-209-1417.  She can also be found on Facebook, and Twitter!

Next up is John H. C. Davis, an artist based in Jacksonville, Florida.  He creates beautiful frames using hand pulled cuts of linoleum, which he then hand paints with acrylic paint.

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Most of the work John brought with him to the Water Festival was beach and water themed, but he also has beautiful abstract work, as well as candle holders available on his website!

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In addition to his website, John can also be reached by email at artificdesigns@comcast.net, or by phone, at 904-383-9510.

 

Next we have some truly beautiful wood working from Charlie Crosby of Crosby’s Cuttings.

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Charlie had both stunning hand-crafted pens, as well as beautiful shaving brushes available at the festival.

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The attention to detail in his work is really outstanding.  The wood is impeccably turned, and is so smooth!

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Charlie can be reached by email at charles0498@comcast.net, or by phone at 843-708-0498.

 

Finally, we have Julia Hetherington, of J. Hetherington Pottery.

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Julia had so many beautiful pieces available, from small cups to large serving dishes.  But my favorite were the mugs. IMG_8031

Julia uses some of the most beautiful and interesting glazing techniques I’ve seen in pottery!

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Julia can be reached through her Facebook page, by email at jhetheringtonpottery@gmail.com, or by phone, at 843-521-0156.

 

After we finished walking through the Artisan’s market, I couldn’t help but grab a few more shots of the beautiful textures you find at the waterfront in downtown Beaufort! IMG_8054

There was a lovely old fishing boat docked near the walkway, and  I was able to snap a few photos of it as well!

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Beaufort really is a lovely little town to visit, and even though it can get very hot in the summer, it’s worth sporting some sunscreen and braving the UV for a bit to take a stroll through the historic downtown, and check out the many festivals that come through during the summer months!

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