leslie wilson

In college, Atlanta fiber artist Leslie Wilson developed a unique process to create her silkscreened and embroidered designs. Artist: Born in Macon, Wilson graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and later worked as a textile designer in the Georgia carpet Industry for Mohawk Industries and UK-based Ulster Carpets. A full-time artist, Wilson…

cameron bliss

The strange and familiar meet in the quirky, contemporary portraits of Georgia painter Cameron Bliss. The artist: A Georgia native, Bliss grew up in Savannah and graduated with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. The studio: Her studio is in an old converted barn behind the family’s house in Winterville, GA. In the…

gogo jewelry

New Orleans native Gogo Borgerding says her personal style is more vintage, but the colorful metal jewelry she makes is decidedly modern. The artist: After graduating in 2000 from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in metals and jewelry design, Borgerding returned to New Orleans and got to work. In 2006, she…

charles clary

South Carolina’s Charles Clary often incorporates drywall, found frames and old VHS boxes in his intricate and layered, hand-cut paper sculptures. The artist: Born and raised in Morristown, TN, Clary received his BFA in painting from Middle Tennessee State University and an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. A professional…

trish andersen

Though she grew up in Georgia’s “carpet capital,” Trish Andersen never thought she would be in the rug business. But the Savannah fiber artist, best known for her bold, hand-tufted wall work, is about to launch a new carpet line. The artist: Andersen was born and raised in Dalton, GA, the so-called “carpet capital of…

meredith pardue

The abstract forms in Texas artist Meredith Pardue’s paintings resemble organisms you might see under a microscope or floating on the water’s surface. The artist: The Louisiana native grew up in Monroe, LA, and earned a BFA in painting in 1998 from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). In 2003, Pardue received an MFA in…

Megan Clark

In college, Megan Clark had a passion for fashion. But after taking a metals class, she changed her mind. And her major. Now the North Carolina artist is well-known for her timeless and modern jewelry designs. The artist: Born in Guam, Clark spent most of her childhood in Durham, NC. After graduating from the Savannah…

R.Riveter

As Army wives, Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse know how difficult it is to pursue a career or find work, given the transient nature and uncertainty of military life. To help, they started R. Riveter, which produces stylish and sturdy handbags made by a team of military spouses and supporters throughout the country. The business:…