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

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…

The HD Decoration Station returns to Rust Belt Market

      Halloween stuff is on sale. The iconic Rockefeller Center tree was delivered this morning. Things are kicking into high gear for the holiday season! For us crafter…

Nature’s Playhouse in Clawson looking to trade

Handmade Detroit heard about a clever advertising opportunity for local artists and crafters that we had to share! Lisa Ball and Michelle McEvoy are passionate about child development and Mommy’s…

Handmade Detroit’s Decoration Station at Rust Belt Market!

Shocking but true, we’re exactly one month away from the 8th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! HD has partnered with our friends at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Artist Market once again…