Tag Archives: Arts & Crafts

Think. Do. Make.

What is design? How does one do it? Is doing design similar to doing science, engineering, art, or some combination? We will explore these questions by doing design – short deep dives and extended engagements with a range of design problems — and by taking design apart – careful, considered, and speculative unpacking of some everyday products.

Students will show interactive and engaging artifacts or installations that they have explored and created over the first half of the semester.

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Heavenly Handspinning

Maker of spinning tools.


The MASS Collective

Hello! We would like to present a number of our projects and sell merchandise and art. Our exhibit would include: Hand made 6″ reflecting Telescope, Sculpture of Duncan Shriah, Sterling cycle Model Tractor and other projects. Our workshop aspect would involve hands-on raku. Our demonstrations would be our Tesla Coil, ideally firing in darkened areas, or, lacking power, a demo talking about the science of the coil and its construction. Additionally, we are interested in a ongoing Blacksmithing demonstration.


Clutch Leatherworks

http://static.wixstatic.com/media/5bd202_97c2125746952a07738f07e4faae1797.jpg_srz_640_480_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzClutch Leatherworks is defined by high quality, unique leather accessories that make a statement. Each piece is meticulously hand-crafted by designer Jana Wolf, who stands faithfully behind the quality of her work. She personally selects the finest materials to ensure a flawless end result. The uniqueness of the leathers she creates with and her designing abilities have become a key element in the Clutch Leatherworks collection, resulting in soft and easy to wear accessories.

At the Maker Faire, Jana Wolf will demonstrate how she makes some of her handcrafted accessories. She will be happy to answer any questions, take custom orders, or sign up aspiring leather-crafters for upcoming lessons and workshops.


Belle Helmets

http://static2.refinery29.com/bin/entry/e3f/600x500b/1075665/2hvnlayfboxj9tlkwolhyuicfyba-frojdthoq-trfu-cy3vwabk-rfxt2j43rufqlfq72eyhs-pwwzhmssfhxq.jpgBelle Helmets is a unique company that transforms bicycle helmets into portable works of art. All of the helmets are hand-painted by painter and cyclist Danielle Baskin in efforts to make safety accessible and fashionable. Created with acrylics, ink, vinyl, and sealed in a water and scratch-resistant varnish, these helmets are durable, safe, and one-of-a-kind creations.



I am a painter and illustrator, I create Pop art and portraits of important characters, artists and thinkers. I want to sell drawings paintings and prints of my creations.


Decatur Makers

http://decaturmakers.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/decatur-makers-wordpress-header5.pngDecatur Makers brings two cool projects to AMMF13.

Flexagons: We will have materials where participants can make origami flexagons from paper, and also 3 dimensional flexagons from wire and straws.

Non-Newtonian Hopscotch:  a new twist on an old game. Hop and jump across a Hopscotch board filled with non-newtonian fluid. It you stand still you’ll sink, but if you keep jumping, then the shear-thickening properties will keep you on the surface of the liquid.


Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

Fiber arts? Think sewing, quilting, weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, felting, lacemaking, needlework, rug hooking, surface design, and many other techniques involving fiber, thread, and/or fabric. Stop by to see various fiber techniques demonstrated throughout the day and to try your hand at knitting or crochet. Then, at 3 pm, check out our silk painting workshop: For an hour of your time and $25, we’ll provide all the instructions and supplies you’ll need to make and take your own one-of-a-kind silk bandana.


Golda Kombucha Tea Co.

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1185884_473359526093930_1897163747_n.jpgGolda Kombucha is Georgia’s first and only supplier of oak-aged Kombucha Tea. For over 2,000 years, Kombucha tea has been regarded as the “Elixir of Life” , now you can enjoy this fermented health beverage locally in Atlanta, Georgia. Named after owner, Melanie Wade’s grandmother who taught her the art brewing the tea, Golda Kombucha is hand crafted in small batches using the continuous brewing method in American white oak barrels. The oak barrels allows for the saturation of more beneficial elements like probiotics in the tea, and gives it a light and refreshing flavor. In addition to selling their delicious teas, they will be demonstrating the fermentation process that takes you from sweet tea to fermented kombucha.


Halo Spartan Armor

http://i.imgur.com/4poLyNK.jpg Christopher Elsey – made a replica suit of Mjolnir armor from the Halo series. This was a project done for a seminar in my first year at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) and has updated it since.

The armor is made of cardstock, cut and folded into shaped, and hardened with bondo body filler. Other parts of the armor are made with EVA foam, cut and glued together to be comfortable and then painted after a coat of plasti-dip is applied to keep the paint from stretching easily. Electronics, such as LED’s, fans, and speakers, can be added and removed easily however there are none at this time.

I do plan to attempt modeling and 3D printing the suit, along with possibly molding and casting the suit out of metal at a later date.