Name: Michelle Muscat Company name: Handmade Cards by Micha Brief description of my product: Making personalised greeting cards, gift boxes, bags, calendars and more. Most products are made using paper material. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: I just love the atmosphere and a lot of happy faces. It is really nice to meet artists and people who appreciate that something made by hand and a lot dedication. Michelle's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: "It's a lot of work, but if you strongly believe in your dreams, just follow them and work will be a pleasure and more. ."
Name: C.S. Lawrence Company name: C.S. Lawrence Brief description of my product: I produce a variety of original art in acrylic and mixed media depicting vibrant landscapes and seascapes of Malta, urban street scenes of Valletta and the Three Cities, portraits, as well as prints and greeting cards. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Being a dedicated full-time artist, my work requires that I spend a lot of time working in my studio alone. The Malta Artisan Markets give me an opportunity to get out there and meet people who may not have visited my studio. Besides creating a stronger sense of community among fellow artists and artisans, the markets are a great opportunity for networking, socialising and sharing my passion for art with other art lovers. Caroline's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: "There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them." View C.S. Lawrence online shop
Name: Suzana Gaal Company name: Suzana Gaal Brief description of my product: I create original art, designs and publications in a range of media, including watercolours. My collections are inspired by contemplative practice and are, I hope, an offering of inspiration to others. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: I love the vibrant, community atmosphere of artisan markets! The Malta Artisan Markets are a wonderful opportunity to make connections with other like-minded artisans, and to share my work with visitors who appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into my work. Suzana's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: "Make your art a gift of inspiration to others" - Richard Schmid (painter)
Name: Alessandro Valenti Company name: Alvalenti Brief description of my product: DRAWING SHOWS FOR EVENTS (weddings, conventions, private parties and other) Humoristic paintings and prints, creative designer for logos and advertising. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Because MAM knows how to organize definitively the most interesting events of local artists and craftsmen in the territory of the Island. Alessandro's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: If you believe in your dream, well, starts doing ... the rest will come by itself, like magic.
Name: Berivan Serin Company name: Berivan Serin Stone Painting Brief description of my product: Each of my painted rocks is hand-picked by me from the beaches of Malta. Inspired by nature, my rocks display a variety of life and scenes from my unique imagination. Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: I have been participating at Malta Artisan Markets for 2 years now and apart from giving me the opportunity to exhibit my art it has also given me the opportunity to discover many different and beautiful locations of Malta which provide a perfect backdrop for their events and which local and foreign art fans love to come and visit. With the broad variety of other talented artists and craftsmen present it provides me with a feeling of belonging and motivates me to carry on being creative. Berivan's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: "Art washes from the SOUL the dust of everyday LIFE." ~ Pablo Picasso "If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint." ~ Edward Hopper "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe
Name: Isabel Warrington Company name: Glamourpuss Brief description of my product: Greeting Cards, bespoke cards and caricatures Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: It's a great platform for my work and it is very a well organised market that has built a good reputation. Isabel's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: Do what you enjoy doing and success will follow. It's the most pleasurable and rewarding way of sustaining yourself.
Name: Stephanie Borg Company name: Stephanie Borg Brief description of my product: My collection of artworks mostly consists of Malta-inspired Original Ink Drawings, Prints in Open and Limited Editions, Art Cards and Wrapping Paper. I also have a Mug Collection inspired by old Maltese patterned tiles. Other works are inspired by my living experiences in the Middle East, Italy and life in general! Why I love participating in Malta Artisan Markets: Through the Malta Artisan Markets I get to meet new people and customers every time, whom I would have otherwise not been able to reach. I get a feel of what the market is after and that helps me understand my clients better. The markets are also a great way to interact with like-minded artists and artisans and it helps to exchange ideas and experiences as that helps us all grow and learn from each other. Stephanie's little quote to inspire someone to follow their dreams: Leap and the net will appear. View Stephanie Borg online shop