Great Lakes Art & Gifts
Deb Joy Smeak is a paper artist based in Williamston, where she resides with her husband and four children. She works almost exclusively with high quality 'Stampin' Up!' card stocks, inks and embellishments making hand crafted greeting cards, gifts and treat packaging. Spreading joy is one of her main objectives. "When I create something beautiful it brings me joy, and that joy can then be passed on to the buyer and then the recipient when they are given the card or gift. And when I teach others to stamp, that multiplies the joy even further." Deb also teaches simple weekly Cocktail & a Card classes in Williamston, which can be found on her Facebook page 'Delightofmyart.' She was recently featured in the Lansing City Pulse - My Favorite Things.
Ayca Gurbuz creates beautiful ceramic vases, bird ornaments, lace patterned dishes and more, all finished with handmade, food safe glazes. Ayca is a new member of GLAG and is looking forward to meeting people and showing her art. Ayca and her husband have moved here from Turkey, but her wheel is still in Turkey so all of her items are truly handmade. Many of her pots/vases feature Turkish symbols.