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From beautiful leather bags and adorable stuffed animals to delicate jewelry and colorful pottery, these Buckeye State artisans share the inspiration behind their handcrafted creations.


Ohio is filled with creative makers and artisans. Spread the holiday cheer this year by supporting our smaller, more local businesses. Here are four to get you started, whether you're looking for handcrafted leather goods or an intricate piece of jewelry with a sentimental meaning.

Marianne Garey of Gracefully Wrapped
Gracefully Wrapped, Wooster: Marianne Garey creates beautiful pieces of jewelry featuring bits of flowers, seeds and other plants at her home in Wooster. Read

Melissa Bracken of The Happy Groundhog Studio
The Happy Groundhog Studio, Cincinnati: Melissa Bracken’s grandmother inspired her to launch her line of adorable and extremely huggable handcrafted stuffed animals. Read

Halley Immelt of Ice and Dust Pottery
Ice + Dust Pottery, Westerville: A graphic designer by day, Halley Immelt spends part of her evenings and weekends crafting fun mugs, trinket dishes and more at her Westerville home. Read

River City Leather's Erin and Aaron
River City Leather, Gallipolis: Aaron and Erin Buckley’s leather shop crafts beautiful bags, wallets and totes that are designed with a focus on simplicity, quality and longevity. Read

Want more gift ideas? Check out dozens of Buckeye State makers in our guide to 75 Made in Ohio Gifts.