Carey Gustafson

Carey Gustafson has spent the majority of her adult life as a stained glass fabricator and designer. Glass Action! is her home studio and line of pop culture-inspired stained glass creations. In addition to being a proud co-founder of Handmade Detroit, she at one time was a touring musician, trailed the pack as vice president of Defying The Law Bicycle Club, threw the yearly creepfest Zombie Dance Party and was the founding music director for the D.I.Y. Street Fair in Ferndale 2008-2010.

Those things were all fun, but now her number one role is artist and Mommy.

carey@handmadedetroit.com

An afternoon fundraiser hosted by People For Palmer Park

Early this summer I took my daughter to an arts and crafts show hosted by The People for Palmer Park on the PP grounds, which is home to Detroit’s oldest…

A kitsch, craft & collectors dream garage sale! Friday/Saturday in Roseville

Beth and I were delighted to get a first glimpse tonight at the most incredibly crafty and vintage collectors sale coming up this weekend.  Friend Tanya’s Grandmother was a collector, and…

Show Alert! Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival is just around the corner and what a party it is! For decades, people come from all around to join in the street party fun with…

The Show-stopper: When people take photos of your work (and how you deal)

When you bring work to a art/craft show there’s lots of unknowns, new eyes, repeat customers, new audience. You jive and flow with the people, comments, conditions and hopefully sales, and…

Coming to Mo Pop this weekend? Swing by, say hi and maybe win a prize!

Monday I was back in the WDET’s studios to talk to Travis of Culture City about Craft Bazaar, a small retail village inside the Mo Pop Music Festival this weekend! If…

Etsy Entrepreneurs to Experienced sellers, two upcoming events!

Build Institute of Detroit is hosting the upcoming Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. Perfect for makers looking to test the waters with their handwork and learn along with others how to…

Inside Maker’s Mart with Oh Sew Betty Floored

If you’re itching to get out to mix with some creative types or shop some wonderfully curated crafty-wares, might I suggest a quick (snowless) jaunt to Toledo this weekend for…

Santa’s envy, the Detroit GT Thread Sled!

In 2010 Ferndale resident Christopher Gorski had a really good idea. It took some really distinctive design work and illustrations, a sharp advertising approach and a Super cool snack truck…

Doug Coombe and the Craft of Photography

Doug Coombe has been shooting near and far for two decades, under and on rock, jazz and R&B stages, capturing the beauty and torture and passion in artists lives in…

Shopping SMALL this Saturday makes a big difference

        This Saturday you can kick off your Holiday shopping in the Smallest of ways. SHOP SMALL or Small Business Saturday is an amazing campaign to put…