Local creatives demonstrate their talents.

    St. Louis native Lia Holter says one of her earliest baking memories was when she was around four years old. Every holiday, she used to bake hundreds of Italian Christmas cookies rolled with...

    Jeff Kapfer has been captivated with art since he was a kid. Growing up in St. Louis, he loved coloring books, using chalk on the sidewalk and making a mess with Play-Doh and clay. After...

    Artist and teacher Robert Thomas Mullen has a multifaceted experience in art that includes photography and metalsmithing, but it is creating jewelry that has been the backbone of his career, which...

    Since she was a child, decorative artist Susan Greene has been fascinated with creating art through the medium of paint. She often sat for hours playing and experimenting with textures, colors and...

    Reverse glass painter Sharon Aach has one goal with her artwork — to make you smile. For Aach, art equals happiness, and “I delight in making art that radiates positivity,” the Belleville-based...

    Anthony Scheffler has always had an affinity for sculpting for as long as he can remember. Growing up in New Orleans, he quickly gravitated to the diverse and contrasting flavors of this...

    One of the first things you notice about pieces created by St. Louis artisan Sara Zigman of sarabeth designs (formerly TLZ Designs) is color. Her work is bright and bold. “Color is like my...

    Lydia Crespo can claim many titles. Fiber artist, business owner and now e-commerce innovator are just some of the descriptors she can choose from, but Lydia, like her art, defies easy...

    Can food be considered art? For artist Tai Davis of Alchemy Bakery, that answer is a resounding yes. “Food is very personal, and for me so is my baking,” he says. “Most of the items I have created...

        “I never made a conscious decision to be an artist,” says Scott Allison. “It’s just the way it’s always been.” From a young age, Scott can remember making Christmas ornaments and hanging them...

         “There’s always a story,” Cowell says. Nicknamed “the Santa Lady,” Cowell has been creating these heirloom-quality pieces for 25 years. Her Santas, which feature vintage fabrics and old-...

        Born in Senegal, West Africa, artist Sofi Seck learned the art of basket weaving from her mother. “Weaving is a generational art form that is passed down from one generation to the next. I...

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