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Brent Lawrence

steel ARTIST – Capturing Nature WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden IF you ask Brent Lawrence why he enjoys working with stainless steel to create the breathtaking single wall hangings, diptychs and triptychs that dragonflies dance across and elk gallop across, he’ll tell you: “Growing up working with metal made it an easy choice. […]

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George Villasenor: Craftsman

Linda Villasenor could only laugh when she heard her husband George proclaim that he was going to replace the furniture in their 1920s house because he wanted a “new look.” Luckily for her, George Villasenor has the talent to construct exquisite furniture. A designer and master craftsman for Villasenor Studio in West Salem, George has […]

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Sam Roloff – Following a dream

Sam Roloff has realized there comes a point in everyone’s life where they either settle into a predictably safe routine or adventure into the direction of their dreams. After owning a web design company, Sam, 47, recently decided to pursue his art career full-time. Wanting to live without any regrets is what inspired him to […]

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Tom Berkleaux: New Deal Distillery

Tom Burkleaux: Owner and Distiller at New Deal Distillery When Tom Burkleaux first started making his own vodka in 2001, there wasn’t even a term for what he was doing. “Back then we didn’t have a name for it. We certainly didn’t call it craft distilling,” Tom says. His inspiration to begin distilling was born […]

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Laura Farina: Baker

Laura Farina: Baker & Owner of Farina Bakery Laura Farina didn’t set out to open a macaron bakery, but three years after graduating from pastry school and up to her ears in macaron orders, that is exactly what’s happened. Baking has always played a large role in Laura’s life. Growing up, she moved around a […]

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Joe Wright: Winemaker

Joe Wright: Winemaker at Left Coast Cellars Joe Wright was managing a wine shop in Aspen, Colorado when he first discovered and fell in love with Oregon pinot noir. Two short months after his introduction, Joe found himself driving toward Oregon with only a Willamette Valley winery pamphlet as his guide. Several phones calls and […]

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Carston Haney: Alameda Brewing Co.

Carston Haney: Head Brewer at Alameda Brewing Co. A home brewer for several years, Carston Haney first got into commercial brewing by helping to build and then brewing for Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks brew pub in Millheim, PA. For Carston, working at the brewpub was an eye opening experience. “A lot of people had […]

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Seth Aaron: Fashion Designer

Portland Fashion News: Seth Aaron Wins Again By Tamara Alazri A self-taught designer, Seth Aaron Henderson emergence onto the fashion scene starts with winning Project Runway in 2007. A sewing machine purchased by his wife marks the beginning of his fashion career. And although he has received much recognition for his fashion designs, he has […]

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