Art Supply Insiders Podcast

Art Supply Insiders Podcast

We talk about Art & Craft Supplies with the manufacturers that produce them, the artists that create with them and the retailers that stock and deliver them.

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December 23, 2023 27 mins

Prepare to navigate the transformative tide of technology in the arts with Alison Nearpass from Arteza, who guides us through the labyrinth of ethical and creative challenges posed by AI's foray into visual artistry. This episode promises a rich exploration of the "real art" campaign's crusade to uphold the sanctity of human creativity against the surge of digital art-making. We're dissecting the community&...

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Picture yourself diving into the vibrant world of crafting, armed with the highest quality cutting  tools, and surrounded by a sea of yellow - a color that has become synonymous with creativity and inspiration. In our latest episode, we welcome Yvonne Busdeker, the brand channel manager for OLFA, a trailblazer in the realm of cutting tools, and we venture into the vast universe of crafting. Yvonne shares profound insights about OLF...

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Ever wondered how a renowned artist's journey unfolds? This episode has you covered as we invite the versatile and highly talented Drew Steinbrecher, a collage, printmaking and fiber artist, with an unshakeable connection to the influence of the historic German Bauhaus design school. In an immersive conversation, Drew shares his artistic voyage, from his first tryst with design in high school to his degree in graphic design, o...

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Just imagine a journey through time, revealing the captivating story of a renowned company in the art supply industry, Speedball. We have the pleasure of hosting David Valliere, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Speedball, whose insights are sure to pique your interest. David recounts Speedball's evolution from its quaint origin in 1899 as the Hunt Penn Company to its impressive expansion under Walt Glazer’s ownershi...

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Prepare to be entranced as we navigate the intricate world of Natural Pigments, unraveling the captivating tale behind the creation of historically accurate art supplies. Founded by George and Tatiana in a humble garage, this innovative company has passionately committed to crafting art supplies that mirror their historical counterparts. With a range of unique products that include dry powder pigments and pigments pre-dispersed in ...

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Prepare to immerse yourself into the textural world of washi, as we reveal secrets about its traditional hand-making process right through to its commercial production. We are joined by the charming Victor Vélez, founder and CEO of Hobby Art International Supply, a man with a deep passion for washi paper and tapes. Victor enlightens us on how adhesive washi sheets are revolutionizing card making and why they're a notch above t...

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Brace yourselves as we embark on an artistic journey with Joe Souder, the creative pulse behind the Art Store in Syracuse, New York. Join us as he peels back the canvas on the ever-evolving trends in the art world, especially in these tumultuous times. The pandemic has spun the color wheel and pushed people toward traditional media and art forms. Joe, with the heart of a true artist, encourages everyone to embrace the change and fe...

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Get ready to unlock your creativity with the queen of card crafting herself, Justine Hovey! In a delightful conversation, Justine walks us through her journey as a self-taught artist who found her niche in card making. She shares the secrets behind her transition from scrapbooking enthusiast to YouTube's most-loved card maker, and her passion for teaching this understated art form. And if you think you need fine art skills to ...

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Imagine painting a masterpiece from discarded material. Listen in as we engage with Steve Ross, the brainchild behind Encore Artistic Solutions. He's turning the art industry upside down, transforming waste into a source of creative inspiration, acrylic paint. Steve takes us through his innovative journey of product design, where he turned a neglected waste stream of architectural paint (house paint) into a captivating product...

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Get ready to spin the roulette wheel with Stephen Gunn & Mary Gunn FUNN, the brilliant minds behind the YouTube sensation Craft Roulette. Picture a show where artistry meets chance and creativity is put to the test live on air! Every week, a guest crafter hops on board and lets the wheel decide the course of their project. This cheeky, unpredictable show has taken the internet by storm, growing from a humble audience of 10 to t...

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Discover the fascinating world of Da Vinci Brushes in our chat with Greg Daniels, the owner of Gregory Daniels Fine Arts and the sole importer from North America for these exceptional brushes. Greg takes us on a journey through the rich history of Da Vinci Brushes, which began in 1890 with the Deffit family, and shares how innovative techniques have made them a leader in synthetic brush making.

Join us as we explore Da Vi...

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Ready to unleash your inner artist and explore the mesmerizing world of card making? Look no further than our fascinating conversation with the incredibly gifted Laurel Beard, a YouTube artist, card maker, and surface pattern designer. Laurel shares her journey into the world of card making, from her humble beginnings at her dining room table to teaching herself watercolor painting through online resources, and finally evolving int...

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Ready to explore the most innovative and exciting art supplies hitting the market in 2023? Join us as we uncover the hottest products, from Electric Products LLC's Unicorn Spit Metallic gel stains to Crafter's Companion's Colorista art markers and so much more. We'll even dive into the Airbrush Institute's Airbrushing 102 and the genius behind Altenew's stamp wheel for effortless layering and blending....

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Pear Blossom Press, is your home for amazing handmade cards.

Pear Blossom aspire to make amazing, interactive cards simple and fun for everyone! Light-up cards have never been easier to create, with our EZ-Lights. (No circuit building required ;)

Their newest product is a fantastic Collapsible Marker Bag that features Kathy Racoosin’s TOP 10 COLORING TIPS. Kathy is the creator of The Daily Marker challenge.
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Trekell wants to help you find your flow and tap your potential. In a way, you could say we want to be the glasses for your artistic vision. Everything we do helps support that mission. For over 30 years, Trekell makes some of the finest art supplies for artists of all levels. They learned early to listen to artists because who knows better what they need than the most creative people on the planet? If it needs fixing, they'll...

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Join Alexander Cruz as he takes you through his inspirational story and humble beginnings. Alexander shares his experiences with Bob Ross, portrait artist Daniel Green and many others.  Alexander transmits his sensitivity and realism through mother nature. The peace reflected in his landscapes, the brilliant colors that flowers transmit to us and the nobility of his animals are some of the themes that this artist can capture. The h...

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Colour has been in the Cranfield family’s blood since the late 1920s. Cranfield has never forgotten its artisan background. The machines and principles they use are the same as used generations ago – not through simple nostalgia, but because they are the best tools for the job.

Today Cranfield combine their extensive know-how of both the artistic and commercial worlds, allowing artists to trust their materials and enjoy exceptional,...

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Arkon Resources, Inc. (Arkon Mounts®), is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of professional-grade mobile mounting solutions and accessories designed for use with tablets, cell phones, cameras, GPS, and other mobile communication and portable devices. Arkon's tablet locking mounts are essential solutions for all Artists and Crafters!
Click here to see all of the Arkon Mounts products and solutions.

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April 30, 2023 24 mins

Nature inspired embroidery for the modern maker. Melissa Galbraith is the fiber artist behind MCreativeJ. Melissa shares her love of nature through whimsical and modern hand embroidery kits, patterns, workshops, and her book, How to Embroider Texture and Pattern.
Melissa's embroidery kits, patterns, workshops, and book make it easy to learn a new craft for makers of all skill levels. She enjoys seeing makers fall in love ...

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We are on the trade show floor of the 2023 National Art Materials Trade Association convention. In this special Part 3 and final edition we talk to:

  • Cranfield
  • Silver Brush
  • Alexander Cruz - Artist
  • Arkon Mounts
  • OLO Markers
  • Today is Art Day
  • Tomorrow's Artist

Take a listen to what is new in art and craft supplies for 2023!

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