Fire-breathing Gon KiRin – Ryan Doyle (video)

Meet Ryan Doyle, the co-creator of Gon KiRin, a 69' fire-breathing dragon. Ryan learned to create in many mediums while working in his grandmother's doll hospital, and took his recycled art-car-dragon to Detroit to finish it amid the artifacts of American auto manufacturing. Read more »

Bethany Shorb of Cyberoptix TieLab (video)

Bethany Shorb of Cyberoptix TieLab recently acquired a stash of old used silkscreens to be reclaimed and reused to print her tie designs. But a closer inspection revealed something too interesting to wash out, and these industrial cast-offs generate some truly unique ties. Check out Bethany's ties at Maker Faire... Read more »

Meet the Makers: Todd Williams

Todd Williams is jewelry maker with a fine hand, a sculpture maker with a wit, and a performer trickster. He might spend 200 or 300 hours perfecting one of his incredible Land Sharks but the real work comes when he brings them out to play. His sculptures are animations that... Read more »

Meet the Makers: Jordan Champagne

Jordan Champagne, owner of Happy Girl Kitchen, is a preservationist. She cherishes reclaimed wood, she only plays records in her shop, and she has a giant Velvet Elvis in her office. But her real skills are in preserving food. The things that she puts into jars are real, whole foods,... Read more »

Meet the Makers: Christina McFall

Christina McFall is obsessed with color, texture, form, and chemical reactions. She approaches the art of cyanotype printing with the mind of a scientist, carefully recording tests and cataloging results. She hand draws and tessellates patterns with her tablet to produce her negatives. Her innovative printing methods harness UV light... Read more »