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Cincinnati Makers 2019

Coda Co. Creates Rustic Furniture and Home Decor Using Recyclable Materials

Husband-and-wife team Kelti and Tanner Ziese upcycle bourbon barrels, coffee bags, organic cotton rope, and more.

Mortal Ski Company in OTR Designs and Builds Skis for Slopes in the Midwest

The company is expanding into snowboard production this year, too.

Stagecraft, Inc., Is Where Rosie Red’s Mascot Costume Goes for Maintenance

The character-building company has crafted mascots like the UK Wildcat and the UC Bearcat.

Rookwood Pottery’s New Spin on Tradition

Morgan Willenbrink and Lauren Thomeczek have their hands on Rookwood's past—and its future.

Don Poynter Built a Novelty Empire As One of Cincinnati’s First Makers

Don Poynter built a business on jokey (sometimes naughty, often weird) gift products. Now some of those are in the collections of Cincinnati Museum Center.

Three Entrepreneurial On-Ramps for Local Makers

Entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone thanks to these nonprofit support systems.

Whirlybird Granola Keeps It Natural

A truly good-for-you granola didn’t exist, so Christy White made her own.

Kate Schmidt’s Metalwork Is Like Jewelry for Buildings

Equal parts art and craft, Kate Schmidt's work highlights Cincinnati's neighborhoods.

Junebug Jewelry Designs Makes Wearable Works of Art

Dawn Grady bends metals to her will to craft one-of-a-kind pieces.

Three Markets Filled with Local Makers

These market events bring together the best in local handmade goods.