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Foster's Beauties

Portland, Oregon · 81 Sales

fostersbeauties

Foster's Beauties

Portland, Oregon 81 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

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Note from shop owner Foster's Beauties is moving to Philadelphia! Our shop is closed while we are in flux, but we will re-open when we are settled. (We will be checking email so please feel free to send us a convo if you have any questions or special requests!)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 3, 2018

Foster's Beauties is moving to Philadelphia! Our shop is closed while we are in flux, but we will re-open when we are settled. (We will be checking email so please feel free to send us a convo if you have any questions or special requests!)

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About

Creativity Is A Family Passion

Foster's Beauties is, first and foremost, a family business. Scott, Aviva and Ellie work individually and together to make functional art for the home, which we sell here on Etsy as well as at local art shows.

Scott began woodworking in 2000, making furniture for our then-new home. A decade later, he picked up a lathe at an estate sale intending to use it to make furniture legs, but instead Scott delved into woodturning and hasn't looked back. His passion is segmented woodturning. He is self-taught. When Scott isn't working his day job or his lathe, he's usually haunting the roller-skating rink, where he competes in dance and figures.

Aviva has always loved exploring color and texture. After a lengthy love affair with fabric, a chance encounter with fused glass swept her off her feet and that is where her passion has remained. She enjoys making flameworked components to use in her fused glass creations. And when she's not making glass, she probably has her nose in a book.

Ellie has been making art in one form or another since her toddler days. She has both turned both pens bowls on a lathe and made fused glass bowls. Lately, she has cast a covetous eye on Aviva's glass torch, but hasn't yet had an opportunity to use it. Ellie, a sixth-grader, is an avid reader who also roller skates competitively and greatly enjoys adding to her medal collection.

All our work is created and stored in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.

Shop members

  • The Fosters

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Foster's Beauties is a FAMILY business, and we each play our role. We are all passionate about fused glass, working independently and cooperatively on our various projects. And we love having a business that can feature all our creations.

  • Aviva Foster

    Curator, Creator

    I'm all about color, whether glass, fabric or beads. Finding the colors that look best together, combinations that are new or old favorites, is my favorite part of making art.

  • Scott Foster

    Creator

    Woodworking has been my passion for over a decade, first in furniture making and then woodturning. Lately, I've been obsessed with kiln glass. If I'm not at the office or in my studio, I'm spending time with my family and/or at the roller rink.

  • Ellie Foster

    Maker, Child Artist

    Ellie is in sixth grade, but has loved making art since her toddler days. Her favorite media include glass, wood, oil pastels, colored pencils, paint and textiles. Ellie's other hobbies include artistic roller skating and reading.

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