Retailer Spotlight: Creative Sol Makery and Studio Market
Creative Sol Makery & Studio Market is a place for inspiration, artists, and “cool stuff”! Located approximately 20 miles west of Detroit, in Garden City Michigan, Creative Sol Makery specializes in classes, mentoring, and curated decorative pieces. The team at Creative Sol Makery help customers embrace their inner artist and channel their creative energy.
Owner, Charlotte Lawrie, has been creatively inclined her whole life. For years friends and family would seek Charlotte’s advice in design and decorating. She knew it was only a matter of time before she would own and operate an art studio where she could teach others to discover their creative side.
Charlotte describes her style as colorful with lots of texture. When asked about her aesthetic Charlotte explains, “I love Mexican and Scandinavian Folk Art. I love early American primitive art. I love working with weathered and worn woods. I love to recreate old, chippy painted stone and pottery. My shop is full of items such as these”. Drawing from her style and inspiration, Charlotte has become known for her use of color, texture, and dimension.
Creative Sol Makery offers classes in painting, furniture flipping, texture application, stamping, decoupage, clay, moulds, and more! Charlotte teaches customers how to add more interest to their projects by using products that create texture and definition. She discovered Artisan Enhancements while searching for products to help her create some of her signature textured finishes. Since becoming an Artisan Enhancements retailer, Charlotte now teaches her customers how to use the highly versatile Artisan Enhancements product line.
The Artisan Enhancements collection of products allows Charlotte to create and teach a plethora of techniques. She shared some of her favorite products are Scumble, VP Antico, Crackle Tex, and Foils – “Scumble is a multi-purpose product. I mix it with paint and pigment powders. VP Antico is great for building chippy textures and making raised stencil designs. It’s also great for making layers. Crackle products are perfect at doing what they were made to do, making paint crackle. The foils are so easy and work like a charm. I especially love to use them in my canvas art and for holiday projects”. Artisan Enhancements products have also become a favorite of Charlotte’s customers because they are user friendly, a great value, and good quality.
Another benefit of the Artisan Enhancement product line Charlotte appreciates is the low to no odor formulations. Michigan is known to have occasionally temperamental and uncooperative weather. As such, a lot of Creative Sol Makery’s classes, demonstrations, and workshops are held indoors. The non-toxic formula of Artisan Enhancements products gives Charlotte peace of mind knowing she is using products safer for humans and the environment!
To learn more about the Creative Sol Makery & Studio Market, check-out their Instagram, Facebook, or visit their website. If you ever find yourself in the Detroit area, be sure to pay a visit to Creative Sol Makery & Studio Market! Better yet, sign up for one of their fun inspiring workshops or mentor training sessions!