Type of Work: Artisans

A man carving a bowl on a lathe

Gary Pierce turns a bowl in Long Lake

Gary Pierce turning a bowl on a lathe in his workshop. Long Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of Gary Pierce. Click here for our story on Turner and his quest to make the perfect wooden bowl.

Sanding wood on a belt sanding machine

Bob Jones sands a wooden duck in Cranberry Lake

Bob Jones sands a duck on a rotating belt sander. January 2024. Cranberry Lake, NY. Photo by Ana Williams-Bergen. Check out our story on Bob Jones, who has been crafting wooden duck decoys for over 50 years.

Woman stands with loaves of bread

Vanessa Gilbert with loaves of bread in Lowville

Vanessa Gilbert in the bakery at St. Drogo’s Cafe and Bakehouse. 2020s. Lowville, NY. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Gilbert. Check out our story on how Gilbert and her husband renovated Lowville’s old jail to start a bakery and coffee business.

Talia Cook models outfit

Talia Cook models Mohawk regalia in New York City

Talia Cook modelling an outfit and strawberry jewelry set made by Marlana Thompson Baker at the Dress to Kilt runway fashion show. 2021. New York City, New York. Photo courtesy of Marlana Thompson Baker.