Heidi Favour / Heidi Favour Designs - Seattle
Mixed Media objects
Heidi Favour loves collecting old bits of stuff – cast-off tools, useless pieces of hardware, old wood, and anything with type or numbers on it. She likes the imagined history of the objects, the quality and craftsmanship of the materials, the oddity of certain things. When inspiration hits, she reassembles things in a new way to make objects people can use again. The process gives her real joy. And it gives her an excuse for collecting things. If she didn’t make art with the things she collects, she might be considered a hoarder.
Heidi grew up on a farm in North Dakota, where she learned to appreciate hard work, old tools, and the beauty of simple things. She has a BFA with a focus in Graphic Design, and lives in Seattle with her husband, 2 daughters and one angry cat.
Ken Judd / Practical Creativity - Vashon Island
After moving into a rental house where the previous owner had left behind a collection of old hardware, tools and scraps from the Depression Era, Ken saw that all he needed to do was add a bit of creativity with his woodworking skills, and Robot Pioneers were born. Each Robot is completely unique and seem to come with their own personality. Although they are made from discarded materials and unwanted furniture, they have become loved, adored and highly sought after pieces.
Dave Smart / Floating Stone Mobiles - Seattle
Dave Smart is a local acupuncturist and artist. He explores the limits of balance with natural components in his elegant kinetic sculptures. Using stone, feather, glass or wood, he creates finely tuned contemporary mobiles that are beautiful indoors and out. Dave will also collaborate with those who want a custom design to display their own favorite collection of stones.