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Skaneateles Artisans gather on Fennell Street

Who are the artists?

Probably the best way to find out is to stop by 11 Fennell St. and browse. Each artist has work on display at all times and there is detailed information about their process and background.

For a random sampling, you will find Ruth Orvis' luxurious hand knit sweaters, Dana Brown's handsomely crafted furniture including a one of a kind writing desk and patio pieces, Skaneateles' Linda Bishop and her Magikal Beadwork and Marcellus' Holly Knot, who works across many mediums, is featuring her art quilts. Also, if you have been wondering how to find more of Marcellus' Greenwood Pottery, he is back in business at this cooperative.

A grand opening is planned in the upcoming weeks - look for details around town or right here in the Skaneateles Press - or call SA at 685-8580. For more information go to cnylink.com.

Meet Skaneateles artist Linda Bishop

Linda Bishop (above) grew up on a local farm. She now makes her home off of East Lake Road in Skaneateles.

"I have been greatly influenced in art by my parents. My father, who was a dairy farmer, was a great metal worker and welder. My mother was an oil painter who also created bisque dolls.

"After finding a small bead store in my town by accident in 1997, I became inspired to create my own jewelry. My next great discovery came at a bead store I was teaching at in 2005, one of the other classes they were offering was PMC (Precious Metal Clay). I now create my own pendants, and sometimes beads, to use in my creations. In 2006 I became certified in PMC."

Bishop's jewelry is all one of a kind. She takes great care with every detail of each piece.

She is also always working on her skills and is willing to share her passion for beading and PMC. She teaches across New York and can easily arrange to make a presentation before your group. To see her work on line go to.magikalbeadwork.com/.

For the reality tour, stop by 11 Fennell St..

Linda Bishop is a founding member of the Skaneateles Artisans.

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