Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, MO and W.F. Norman Corp. in Nevada, MO.
Show Your Creative Spirit
Join host Matt Burchett on a tour of the ages through creative processes practiced by modern artisans, makers and crafts folk. In each program we meet talented people creating beautiful art, useful devices, delicious food and much more.
We learn about their inspirations, the steps they took to begin and evolve their talents and artistry. Burchett, for example, has worked in construction and other fields using his hands and developing skills before finding his place at the anvil as a blacksmith.
#301 - Belger Crane Studios – Ceramics studio and Gallery in Kansas City; W.F. Norman Corporation – Family-owned stamped tin ceiling manufacturing company in Nevada, MO.
#302 - Best of Missouri Hands – Nonprofit artist organization dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri's artists and artisans in Columbia, MO; Jan Helton – Watercolor artist and instructor in St. Charles, MO; Rose Monzyk Milliery and Brushworks – Hat maker, seamstress, and fine artist in Washington, MO.
#303 - Roaming Hills Studio – Traveling studio from that brings one-of-a-kind artisan experiences to its clients from Ozark, MO; Robert Langford – Former public school art instructor who enjoys oil painting, sculpture, furniture making, and repurposing found objects in his work, from Branson, MO; Jana Dunn – Paper artist whose love of color, design, and 3-dimensional art inspired her to take paper quilling to new heights from Kansas City, MO.
#304 - Sawdust Studios – A community wood-working shop that offers classes, memberships, apprenticeships, and one-on-one instruction for any skill level in Columbia, MO; Adam Long – Sculptor who takes natural objects and transforms them into Forest Figures from St. Charles, MO; Chase Studio – A unique studio that combines science and art to create some of the most realistic, enduring, and best loved science and history exhibits in the world, located in Cedar Creek, MO.
#305 - Craft Alliance – a nonprofit art center dedicated to nurturing creativity and engagement in St. Louis, MO; Soeok Youn– a glass artist and instructor creating fantastical blown sculptures from Kansas City, MO; and The Craft Lab– a destination location for crafters to stock up on all their crafting needs including supplies, advice, and fellowship in Deepwater, MO.
#306 - Hammerspace Community Workshop – a massive maker complex that offers tools, classes, and community to a variety of creators of all levels of experience in Kansas City, MO; Hannah Klein Designs– a pressed flower artist who preserves memories in her whimsical pressed flower art, from Neosho, MO; and The Tawny Canvas– a calligrapher and engraver who offers her clients custom designs and personal instruction through regular workshops, from Columbia, MO.
#201 - Build Trybe – Kansas City; Allison L. Norfleet Bruenger, Jewelry Design and Mixed Media- Maplewood; Matt Castilleja, Furniture maker-Kansas City.
#202 - Big Muddy Rug Hookers, Boonville; Ceramic Artist Yukari Kashihara, Rocheport; Missouri Meerschaum Pipes, Washington.
#203 - The Knot Hole Woodcarving Studio, Pleasant Hill; Angelica Page, Portrait Photographer, Warrensburg; Springfield; Historical Artist Gary Lucy, Washington.
#204 - Belger Arts Center, Kansas City; Contemporary Wildlife Art Pen Brady, Forsythe; Assumption Abbey Fruitcakes, Ava.
#205 - Missouri School of Blacksmithing, Kidder; Glass Artist Barb Byrne, Pleasant Hill; Gourd Artist Pat Berkbigler, Fulton.
#206 - The Sewing Labs, Kansas City; Fine Metal Artist Bob Parker, Raymondville; Dale Hollow Winery, Stover.
#101 - Visit the Blacksmiths' Association of Missouri's annual conference, see how Three Trees Workshop creates handcrafted wooden toys and games, meet Peggy King of Snowflake Glass who uses fused glass to create unique works of art, and see how McCracken Saddles and Tack is keeping traditional saddle-making alive.
#102 - What’s spinning at the Kansas City Woodturners’ shop, meet the mother-daughter duo at Peggy Jean's Pies as they bake from the heart, explore the world of stained glass with Village Glass Works, and get back to nature with the unique creations of The Bent Tree Gallery.
#103 - We find some of the droids we’re looking for when we visit the KC R-2 Builders Club. We also meet a farm family who reinvented themselves to become cheesemakers, see how Sarah Nguyen uses a variety of media in her artwork to tell stories, and learn the science behind centuries old traditions of brewing with Public House Brewing.
#104 - The Print League KC passes on the fundamentals of print-making, taste the sweet rewards of keeping bees with Messner Bee Farm, fire up the kiln with a couple who use different techniques to produce their ceramics at Hear the Art Studios, and learn why only the best ingredients and traditional baking methods produce the finest bread at the Green Truck Bakery.
#105 - Travel back in time to meet craftspeople who share their skills at the Central Missouri Renaissance Festival, go behind the curtain to see what it takes to put on a show with the University of Central Missouri Theatre Department, learn what scrimshaw means with Thunder Lodge Trading Company, and meet Tom McGinnis, a master bladesmith who believes anyone can make a knife with the proper instruction.
#106 - Meet some of the women of the Cherry Pit Collective who have joined forces to build a creative space, get a taste of something sweet with the chocolatiers at The Candy Factory, interpret the unique sculptures of Matthew Zupnick, and see how fine jewelry runs in the family at Reed & Son’s Jewelers.
Host Matt Burchett
Messner Bee Farm - Bonus Clip
Rachel Messner describes some of Messner Bee Farm's products.
Matt Burkhardt - Head Brewer, Public House Brewing Co.
Matt Burkhardt - Head Brewer, Public House Brewing Co.