Type of Work: Artisans

Carrie Hill working in her studio in Hogansburg

Basket-maker and artist Carrie Hill weaving in her studio in Hogansburg

Carrie Hill working inside her home studio/workshop  in Hogansburg, on the Mohawk Akwesasne Reservation. Carrie has been making baskets since 2006, and went full-time in 2015. Read and listen to her full North Country at Work story here! Hogansburg, NY. Photo taken in October of 2019 by Amy Feiereisel.  

Painting a handmade sign in Plattsburgh

KC Reiter painting a handmade sign in her home in Morrisonville

KC Reiter, left, and Rennie Fenwick painting a large handmade sign. Reiter has made signs for business across Northern New York and into Canada. Fenwick often did the graphics for the signs in the beginning of the business. Late 1980s. Plattsburgh, NY. Photo courtesy of KC Reiter. Read and listen to the full story on KC’s […]

Running Brown Dog Fiber Arts Studio in Chazy

Heidi Fortsch’s yarn business, Brown Dog Fiber Arts Studio, is her  passion. In 2018, she turned about 500 pounds of raw fiber into about 350 pounds of yarn, all from her 600 square foot apartment in Chazy. It all started back in 2012, when Heidi, a knitter of some years, became dissatisfied with the yarn […]