Category: Affiliate Features

Pergamena – The Last American Parchment »

Pergamena is the last active tannery producing true skin parchment in the United States as a commercial venture. There are a few individuals I’m sure, but none that we know of that are beyond home made batches used for their own purposes. Pergamena meticulously handcrafts each parchment using carefully researched ancient methods and their own modern ingenuity.


Kagen Schaefer – Mathematics Woodworker »

Kagen Schaefer: A Colorado based woodworking mathematician creates unique puzzle boxes and furniture with worldwide recognition.


Klise Mfg. Receives FSC Certification! »

Klise Manufacturing, Artisans of the Valley’s source for over 5,000 unique and high quality machine and hand carved wood products including moldings, corbels, appliques, rosettes, panels, columns, feet, and other unique items recently achieved their first Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification!


Horton Brasses Launches Their New Seventh Finish! »

Recently Horton Brasses announced a seventh finish available in their line of high quality reproduction furniture hardware. Six finishes has been the norm, so they decided to introduce something new, and this introduction is huge. It’s not as simple as a new product or size; instead they are offering an entirely new finish for every piece of brass hardware they make. Artisans of the Valley offers Horton Brasses hardware on all commissions and as options on their restoration projects.


Is a Fishing Guide an Artist? – Ask Patricia Edel of Blue Fly Guide Services »

Alaskan fishing guide and outpost owner of King Salmon based Blue Fly Guide Service Patricia Edel was recently featured on Adventure Guides airing on the Outdoor Life Channel. We (Artisans of the Valley) ask the question “Is a fishing guide an artist?” … visit our blog for our answer, and please chime in with your own thoughts!


What’s new at the Queenstown Gallery? »

The final phase’s of Eric’s Masters Papers has been completed – the hand illuminated parchment has been mounted by The Queenstown Gallery in a custom solid oak shaddow box frame by Artisans of the Valley. Check out a preview feature of this project on our blog site; we’ll be releasing a feature article on the project soon! When the time comes to display your treasures, consider a custom made frame or shadow box.


The Birth of Artemis – Hand crafted custom knives by Jay Fisher »

Jay Fisher designs and creates world class custom knives, by hand and from the heart. This is a blog feature discussing Jay as an artist and the commission of a one-of-a-kind knife deemed as “Artemis” for Artisans of the Valley’s Master Craftsman Eric M. Saperstein.

Share – Marketing & Business Resource to Artists »

One of my recent “Twitter Finds” is Alyson B. Stanfield – business and marketing consultant to artists. As an author, consultant, blogger, etc. she provides skills that quite frankly many artists lack! Check out here website: for more information. An extract for her bio is below!


Bob Eigenrauch – Master Chainsaw Carver »

Stan and Eric met Bob Eigenrauch in the late 1980’s when he joined the Central Jersey Wood Carvers. Bob was in the Tree service business and wanted to learn basic carving so he could use the vast store of wood he had access to. Stan invited him to his shop, Artisans of the Valley, and […]


Pigeonpie Films & Photography by Richard Ondrovic and Lisa Varner »

Ondrovic is an odd combination of a private soul with an exhibitionist mentality. You won’t get his home phone number or email unless your family, yet he personally maintains & sharing with the world their travels, interests, and lives. Join them on their many adventures: from their Elvis wedding in Vegas—to their Mardi Gras trips in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast—-and to adventures in Antarctica. As they say down in Cajun Country – laissez les bon temps roulez!