Well, another Cyclops Fest is in the books! It was a whirlwind of creativity, awesomeness, incredible people and LITERALLY a monsoon of rain. Yes, we had to shut down due to weather a couple of hours early, but we still managed to pack in an epic amount of wonderfulness in the time that we had. None of it would have been possible without all of the heart, time and passion so many of you put into it. So, without further ado, we want to give a huge shoutout and virtual bear hug to every vendor who sat in 95 degree heat, all of our volunteers who worked their butts off, and of course, every festival attendee that supported the artists with your hard earned cash, drank beer and rocked out.
Nina Carina is inspired by the organic shapes and colors of nature, and creates jewelry and accessories that reflect that inspiration. Using hammered metals, repurposed and vintage fabrics, canvas, and stones, she makes unique and original necklaces, earrings, headbands, hairclips, and skirts.
We’d like to thank the talented vendors for providing the festival with their handmade awesomeness. From hand knitted hats to hot off the grill hot dogs, no one failed to impress.
Thank you to all the musicians and DJs that kept us dancing and moving all day long! Thank you to our wizard of sound Jim Simpson!
Thanks to the Village of Yellow Springs and the police department for all your assistance and to the John Bryan Community Center for providing the perfect space for our handmade party!
The ultimate thank you goes out to our amazing volunteers that have continued to support us over the past few years, there are only a handful of people who can do what they’ve done and we were lucky enough to have 53 of them! They make Cyclops Fest a truly epic place to be!!!
Be sure to visit the Preble Clay Works booth at Cyclops Fest!
An attraction to nature along with an interest to investigate historical techniques is what cultivates the work of ceramist Amy Dillon. She established PrebleClayworks in 2004, together with her husband Judd, after obtaining her degree in Fine Art Ceramics from Ohio University. Amy delights in the versatility of clay, fostering her exploration of a variety of methods in continuously evolving ways. Most recently, Amy has enjoyed creating small ceramic canvases in the form of jewelry, along with the use of molds – both newly created and vintage. In addition, the couple keeps bees and sells honey from their West Alexandria, Ohio hobby farm. You can learn more about the studio and apiary by connecting on-line with Preble Clayworks on Facebook and Etsy.