Meet the Artisans Spring 2024

Don't you just love getting to meet the people behind beautiful brands? We are thrilled to bring together for you to meet five of the creatives whose work we carry at The Hare & The Hart at our 

Meet the Artisans event on Sat, March 23 from 10:00 - 5:00.

I truly hope you can come and get to know these amazing creatives who are such a part of the gifts and goods at our shop. Read about each of them below:

Suzanne Conner Art: Born and raised in Florida, Suzanne loves to depict scenes from the beautiful beaches, marshes, and the piney woods of the state. She is drawn to nature and is continually inspired to seek out the smallest of details for her paintings. She started painting in 2012 while she was going through grief therapy after some tragedies in her family. She has never looked back and will continue to go forward with the healing that painting and drawing gives her. 

Suzanne also enjoys painting women and children as part of that healing process. She started out by painting memories of growing up in Blountsown, Florida. Catching tadpoles, boating on the river, catching fireflies in jars, these are the sweetest things that she enjoyed and has painted in the past years. It is a wonderful way to find yourself and to remember how much you have to be thankful for.


Owl's Nest Designs: Metal clay, fiber arts, culinary arts, collage... Tracy Jones of Owl's Nest Designs is a lifelong artist living in Thomasville, GA and Apalachicola, FL. Her work is inspired by the nature that surrounds her at her Thomasville studio and is represented in the fabulous silver and bronze jewelry that she creates. Tracy has created gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, and earrings just for us to carry at the shop and she will bring more on the 23rd!




The Tuckered Elephant: Sarah Smallridge started the Tuckered Elephant in Tallahassee, FL when she was using her creativity to add personal touches to her son Tucker's nursery. Over the past ten years, The Tuckered Elephant has grown, encompassing many creative outlets, including the beautiful, one-of-a-kind, vintage European Grain Sack Totes carried in our shop. I know she has a whole stack of antique grain sacks that are being turned into new totes as I type. I cannot wait to see them!

Antique European Grain Sack market totes on display and stacked up, as well as two pillows made of grain sack material


Honey Bee Fabrications: Nestled in the red clay hills of Tallahassee sits a custom soft goods workroom: Honey Bee Fabrications. Taking cues from hard-working honey bees, owner Jenny Bickley leads Honey Bee Fabrications working in their “hive” creating buzz-worthy work with service sweet as honey. If she looks familiar, Jenny has been our fabricator for our original designs for the past 7 years, and we are pleased to add products under her brand to the shop! 



Maddie Hart: Maddie is part of The Hare & The Hart’s DNA (literally and figuratively). Her Menagerie design collection whimsically depicts just how much she loves animals -- and her three dog “kids” can attest to that! She and husband Alex adore exploring and traveling almost as much as they love playing video games. Next time you see her, ask about their honeymoon in Tokyo. Maddie will be debuting new designs for her menagerie collection and can't wait to show you!