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Meet Our Monthly Maker: Michael Ferrin, Woodworker and Artist

Meet Our Monthly Maker: Michael Ferrin, Woodworker and Artist

Artisan Entrepreneur, Member Stories, NextFab Stories

January 31, 2023

Website: www.michaelferrin.com Instagram: @ferrin.woodworking Tell us about yourself I grew up in South West Philadelphia. My father is a luthier and when I was a child he repaired instruments for […]

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2022 NextFab Gift Guide

2022 NextFab Gift Guide

Artisan Entrepreneur, Member Stories

November 8, 2022

“Part of my journey is, as I was finishing my formal education, I experienced a life-threatening illness, which took me many years to recover from. So, in the process of […]

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Getting your Handmade Products into Stores

Getting your Handmade Products into Stores

Artisan Entrepreneur

September 19, 2022

On Thursday, September 15th, NextFab hosted Margaux DelCollo, the CEO of TWEE, on our monthly webinar series, “From Making to Selling.”  The handicraft market has been slowly growing over the […]

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How to Form a Thick Ring Band

How to Form a Thick Ring Band

Artisan Entrepreneur

September 13, 2022

In the course Working with the Torch: An Introduction to Soldering and Annealing for Jewelry, Jewelry Instructor Melissa covers how to make a thin ring band. But, how do you […]

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How Fine Artists Turn To Technology: Laser Cutting

How Fine Artists Turn To Technology: Laser Cutting

Artisan Entrepreneur, NextFab Stories

June 14, 2022

Art and technology have been interconnected throughout history and recent developments have brought them even closer. Technology has ventured into each dimension of our existence, making everyday activities easier, quicker, […]

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Where, What, and When to Post as a Seller on Social Media

Where, What, and When to Post as a Seller on Social Media

Artisan Entrepreneur

March 29, 2022

It’s easy to think that social media is just for filtered selfies and elaborate food pics, but these platforms have evolved into an amazing tool for artisan entrepreneurs. Even though […]

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Benefits of Metalworking

Benefits of Metalworking

Artisan Entrepreneur

September 14, 2021

From cutlery to cars, so many things in our everyday lives are made possible by metalworking. Metalworking is the process used to create these objects and, as such a diversely […]

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Conversation and Collaboration in Artistic Communities

Conversation and Collaboration in Artistic Communities

Artisan Entrepreneur

August 12, 2021

The artists for Mural Arts Philadelphia have created more than 3,600 city murals since 1984 to bring vibrancy, color, and culture to the walls of the city. These Philly murals […]

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8 Upholstery and Leatherworking Projects to Create

8 Upholstery and Leatherworking Projects to Create

Artisan Entrepreneur

July 27, 2021

If leatherworking is simply working with leather, couldn’t we say that upholstery is “fabric-working?” No matter what it’s called, upholstery is using fabric to cover, pad, or upgrade the furniture. […]

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Meet Our Monthly Maker: Didier García (Saint Manifest)

Meet Our Monthly Maker: Didier García (Saint Manifest)

Artisan Entrepreneur

July 14, 2021

Meet Our Monthly Maker: Didier García (Saint Manifest) Instagram: @saint.manifest Website: www.saintmanifest.com TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF I am a Queer Latinx multi-disciplinary artist and musician exploring and creating work that […]

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