Made in Greer is fortunate to have some of the best and most talented artisans from all over Arizona’s White Mountains. The Made In Greer business model has created a win-win situation for both our artisans and Made In Greer. We charge our artisans a nominal monthly fee and do not claim a percentage of their revenues at the point of sale. That arrangement gives us the ability to provide our artisans with significant advertising and merchandising resource that most other consignment retailers do not. That resource includes all of the following and more:
- Representation on the Made In Greer web site, including product photos, artisan biographies and links to each artisan’s web sites, email addresses, phone contacts, Facebook, YouTube, Google and other social media links.
- Representation on the Made In Greer Google Business page, including artisan and product photographs, as well as posts.
- Representation on the Made In Greer Bing Places For Business page.
- Advertising flyers for artisan classes and a classroom in which to present.
- Calendar listings for classes, Meet The Artist and special events on both the Made In Greer events calendar and the White Mountain regional calendar.
- Representation on the monthly Constant Contact customer emails.
- Participation with Made In Greer at events like the ASU Steak Fry, the Tillman Run, After Hours At Made In Greer, our Christmas shopping event, the Time Square Plaza live radio broadcast, Pinetop-Lakeside Days, the Pinetop-Lakeside Artisans Fall Festival and Harvest Festival and the White Mountains Balloon Festival.
- Artisan demo tables in the store at which our artisans can interface with customers while they demonstrate their products.
- Representation in the Explore: 202 Things To Do In Northeast Arizona publication.
We’re very proud of the quality of the products and services that our artisans provide. We are constantly evaluating both our current and prospective artisans. If you are interested in joining us, then please give us a call or an email or simply drop by the store during regular business hours. Get your money’s worth!
Heather and Steve Sebastiani
Making Scents is a family owned and operated business that was created at home in the White Mountains of Arizona. Making Scents was begun with the intention of creating handmade scents to be enjoyed and shared with others in our local hometown area. However, we found the experience to be something that we wanted to share with others outside of our little community, so we wanted to create a way to pass along our handmade soy candles and sachets to others. All of our scented soy candles and sachets are made by hand with dedication and care. We take pride in our soy scented candle and sachet making, and hope that you will enjoy the fruits of our hard work in your home as much as we have enjoyed making them.
I have been making things with all kinds of fiber for as long as I can remember. (My mother said she thinks I was even knitting in the womb.) Over the years I have done what is known as “sheep to shawl”, and just about everything else. I enjoy embroidery, knitting, sewing, crochet, spinning, weaving, embellishing, etc. Give me a grab-bag of fabric or yarn scraps, and I’ll make something with the treasures. Many of my knitting and crochet designs have been published in magazines, and I have several books too.
My husband & I have the best of both worlds because we spend the winters in Scottsdale and the summers in Show Low. I’m on Ravelry.com as cra, which is where you can see all of my published designs and many other yarn related projects. On Pinterest I’m cadams1306 and you can follow me to see what kinds of fiber inspiration I like.
Shawn is a stone mason by trade who has lived and worked in Taylor for the past thirty five years. He has one son and three grand kids, who he enjoys spending his spare time with doing things like camping and fishing. Shawn started making frames and a bird bath for himself several years ago. A friend saw his work and asked Shawn to build a bird bath for him. That launched Shawn into making and selling some of the truly unique stone items that are on display in the store, like the ones that are pictured here. He uses Serpentine, Sierra Rock and Picture Rock to craft his creations, which are displayed in the Embellishments For The Home drop-down under Products.
Jamie Henderson-Mays is the owner and lead designer at Mountain Paradise Interior Designs. Jamie brings many years of interior design experience to the party and to the White Mountains. His office is located in the Made In Greer shopping space, which gives him unique access to the many talented artisans that display their creations in the store, as well as Artisan Alley and the Alley Cat Social Club.
Jamie has completed many design projects and they are available for viewing on his web site at Mountain Paradise Interior Designs. You may also contact Jamie via email at Jhmays48@gmail.com or by telephone at 602-423-7173.
My name is Sheryl Hohler. I have been happily married to my husband Steve for 43 years and we have two grown sons. I was born and raised in California and our family moved to Tucson in 2004. I’m an oil painter and I specialize in painting pet portraits, Native American subjects and Day of the Dead art. I displayed my art, worked, and sold my art in a co-op gallery in Tucson before moving to the White Mountains.
I started working on mosaics after we moved here. I love seeing my vision come to life in glass in pieces like the one shown here. When I’m not snipping glass or mudding for my mosaics, I’m painting, knitting, crocheting and playing with my five Newfoundland dogs. You may contact me by phone at 831-402-5331 or by email at Feather2me@aol.com.
Cheryl is the creator of “Divine Beadworks.” She has enjoyed expressing herself artistically since she was a small child growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan. In her pre-college years, Cheryl received several awards and recognition for her paintings and drawings. As an art education major at Michigan State University, she was able to experiment in other media including clay, print making and jewelry.
Cheryl’s Divine Beadworks jewelry creations can be found on-line at Divine Beadworks. Cheryl has also recently created watercolor greeting cards and gift tags and all of her locally made items can be found on our web site and at Made in Greer. You can also read about Cheryl’s background in an article that was written by Barbara Bruce for the November 30, 2018 issue of the White Mountain Independent: Cheryl Ford WMI Article
Article link courtesy of the White Mountain Independent.
Victoria Frazior has been very involved in art and poetry from an early age. She’s a very accomplished artist who has won multiple awards for her work, including the Purchase Award from the 2018 NPC Student Art Show shown here. Her works include paintings, ceramics, jewelry and poetry. Her paintings and ceramics are on display at Made In Greer and her comprehensive works may be seen at her web site at Painters Portal
Kathy is a retired nurse who continues her medical involvement through church and volunteer work. She is also an accomplished seamstress and her products displayed at Made In Greer include cloth trees, placemats, baskets, napkins, wine holders, hats, pumpkins, purses, runners, wine bottle holders and more.
Hal has lived in Arizona for over 40 years and has focused on digital photography and digital art since retiring in 2008. His images reflect his love for the nature and landscape of the uniquely beautiful Southwest. Hal’s digital art techniques include transforming certain photographs with appropriate brush techniques and carefully modifying the digital images for consistent texture, color balance and strong composition. Because he also likes the depth and textures of heavy oil paintings, he prints these images on canvas and hand-textures the prints to achieve the additional dimension seen in oil or acrylic originals.
Both Kathleen and her husband are retired Air Force veterans. Her business (Mountain Paws) makes hand-crafted (no two identical) items for dogs and their humans. These include dresses, blanket jackets (light fleece to polar fleece), snuggle pillows, blankets and special orders.
You can view Kathleen’s website at Mountain Paws
Or see her on Facebook at Mountain Paws
Susan Hoblitt is the owner of Pillow Speaks, LLC, which located in Tucson, AZ. She creates hand screened pillows and table runners and placemats, which are made of 100% cotton. Her products are on display at Made In Greer and they are described below:
Pillow Speaks: Simple yet elegant, natural pillows branded with personality. Natural because every pillow cover is handmade from 100% all cotton products with two color selections; Natural or White. The natural cotton pillow cover is stuffed with a down and feather insert that begs to be touched, squeezed, comforted and used for a nap. Hand-screened text and graphics in black ink will be intentionally varied to allow a natural, vintage visual. Products are handmade and pre-washed for a soft and supple feel.
Table Talks: While sharing a meal, share a thought, or a feeling all while inviting conversation and simple beauty and comfort to your table. Placemats and table runners In White or Natural with Hand-screened black text. Made of 100% preshrunk cotton, each placemat and table runner is hand screened with imperfection to give the feel of days gone by that totally blend with any of today’s design themes. The corner grommet allows easy storage. Placemats and runners are tossed in the wash which gives the cotton canvas a supple touch.
Linda has always loved crafts and was looking for a hobby for retirement. In 2008 she took a class on woodturning and was hooked. She worked in trauma hospitals as a surgical scrub nurse until retiring in 2011. She now spends many happy hours in her wood shop and is delighted to offer her handcrafted wooden bowls at Made In Greer.
Tim was born in Michigan and now lives in Vernon. He is married to Judie and they have 3 children. He has served on the Vernon Community Park Committee and Vernon Fire District Board. He is currently in charge of the Rehab Truck. The wind chimes that he creates are made from old fire extinguishers and each one is designed to make unique sounds.
Judie Wooder is a 3rd generation Arizonian, raised in Phoenix and active in Rainbow Girls. She and her husband Tim have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. In 2007 Judie retired from Dex and in 2009 Tim closed his business and retired and they moved to Vernon. Judie is an active member of the Vernon Women’s Club, The Lollies and is President of the Vernon Fire Auxiliary. Judie loves to crochet, sew and working on her embroidery machine. Making gifts for family and friends is enjoyment and that is why she started “Judie’s Gifts”. Hope one of her creations brings you enjoyment.
Alix is a thrift-store surfer, cat and dog lover, bird lady, desert gardener, retired kindergarten teacher and mother of three. After thirty years teaching, she now has enough time to pursue her longtime passion for sewing and seamstressing with second-hand materials.
An old pair of jeans is a treasure. So is a wool pant suit, or a beautiful cashmere sweater with a hole. Most people put a wool sweater in the washer by mistake; Alix does it by habit: it felts the fibers and gives the wool a second life as a purse, pouch, or pillow. It’s best not to come over dressed in your favorite wool sweater. (Watch out if she compliments your attire.)
See Alix’s one of a kind pillows (they each have a name) at Made In Greer and see Alix’s Web Site at: Loyal Bird
What I have a passion for is to take old and broken items that most people would throw in the trash and repurpose them into beautiful and useful again.
Many of Margo’s repurposed and collectible items can be viewed on our product pages. Her collectibles include metal airplane models from the “Wings Of Texaco” series and car models from the “Racing Champions” series, as well as John Deere tractors and farm implements. Many are in their original boxes. She also has several framed original Gordon Snidow prints, featuring cowboys, that were created for Coors Brewing. Her repurposed items include many antique pieces that have been made into beautiful wall or display creations.
In 1979, I moved to Lakeside, AZ. We opened a trading post with art and craft supplies. In our many years of business, we made many friends in the Native American Community. I was inspired to paint the Navajo and Apache women and children, paying attention to every detail, to do honor to them and their culture. Capturing the spirit of the Southwest, I use all the fun colors I see, to set the mood or personality of the subject matter.
Jill and Richard Meyer
Jill Meyer was raised in Illinois and moved to Arizona in 1987. She started her career in property management in 1995 and opened a business in short-term corporate housing and interior design. Richard Meyer was raised in Seattle and graduated from Washington State and the University of Washington with a degree in dentistry. Richard opened his dental practice in Tucson after practicing dentistry in the Air Force and successfully ran his practice for thirty two years. Jill and Richard moved to the White Mountains in 2005. They have two kids and two grand kids in Tucson.