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Foster's Beauties

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2012

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Foster's Beauties

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 81 Sales

Announcement    Foster's Beauties recently made a cross country move from Portland, OR, to Philadelphia, PA. Our studio is currently under construction so we won't be able to make custom orders until it is complete, hopefully by the end of 2018. In the meantime, we would love to sell you some of our ready-to-ship beauties!

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2018

Foster's Beauties recently made a cross country move from Portland, OR, to Philadelphia, PA. Our studio is currently under construction so we won't be able to make custom orders until it is complete, hopefully by the end of 2018. In the meantime, we would love to sell you some of our ready-to-ship beauties!

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    About fostersbeauties

    Sales 81
    On Etsy since 2012

    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.

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    • 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 eighth 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, playing piano and reading.

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