Do you need a gift for someone or just want to treat yourself to a little something? Look no further than Preble Arts. We have a sales gallery right here in our building that holds the works of local artists and artisans as well as Preble Arts merchandise. All the local artists and artisans' pieces are hand crafted and make for a unique and thoughtful gift. The 8 local artists and artisans we have in our gallery are Erin Abney, Preble Clayworks, Kelsey Daugherty, William Hildebolt, Erica Keener, Netta’s Naturals and Yetunde Rodriguez.
Preble Arts Merchandise
Preble Arts has a variety of items available for you to purchase including a canvas bag, colored pencils, various shirts, and a number of hand-crafted mugs.
Local Artists and Artisans
Erin Abney creates unique necklaces out of metal spoon handles.
From her home studio outside of West Alexandria, Amy Dillon has been creating ceramic wares since 2004. She produces high quality ceramic jewelry and decorative items. Themes reflecting on the natural world’s imagery, patterns, and colors adorn the surfaces of her work. Multiple techniques are implemented to produce a variety of styles; some historical and some contemporary.
Kelsey Daugherty's work mainly consists of hand-crafted ceramics as well as a wonderful collection of photos.
William Hildebolt uses local wood in creating his hand-crafted cutting boards. These handcrafted cutting boards are made from healthy trees grown in 3, centuries-old fertile, native woods of Southwestern Ohio. Every time you use your cutting board, it imparts vigor and vitality to the food that you eat. This artisan series of cutting boards are made from a select combination of cherry, maple, ash, and black walnut.
Erica's work consists of pastels and her inspiration is usually taken from an outdoor location in the local area. With her bold use of color and her eye for natural detail, Erica’s work captures the world around us, yet requires viewers to reconsider even the most mundane of daily scenes in what she refers to as "luminous brightscapes". In particular she enjoys trying to capture clouds and storms as they move over the landscape.
Netta’s Naturals is a line of handmade skin and hair care products. The products are free from harmful chemicals and made with oils and butters that your skin naturally loves. Each handcrafted soap is made either from sustainably sourced palm oil or grass-fed beef tallow that is rendered from locally sourced beef.
Yetunde is a textile artist and designer and her medium of choice is block printing. This work is directly connected to who she as a person and would continue to design blocks, carve, print, and sew even if she never sold another piece. Yetunde's work arose from a desire to see her aesthetic reflected in a way she had not previously seen it. At the time she started creating textile prints, Yetunde saw a limited scope of African inspired design represented in home decor. As a lover of color, she wanted lots of joyful color in eclectic combinations