Folk Art

Prescott, Arizona · 413 Sales


Folk Art

Prescott, Arizona 413 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Thank you for visiting. I have more listings coming soon--and will be adding original wool applique and crazy quilt project patterns this year!


Last updated on Mar 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting. I have more listings coming soon--and will be adding original wool applique and crazy quilt project patterns this year!

Jan Conwell

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Jan Conwell

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

furdos on May 3, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Anne just arrived . . . Both Anne and her duck made the trip safely in great shape ! She's even lovelier in person ! Thanks again, Iva


Teddy on Apr 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am beyond delighted with this beautifully made doll. https://flic.kr/p/HYGxjC She is absolutely adorable from the top of her painted red hair, to her pretty green eyes, right down to the tips of her daintily booted feet. The pefect addition to my collection Many thanks, Jan, for your superb work on her Teddy

Patricia Sepic

Patricia Sepic on Apr 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Such a wonderful white rabbit. Absolutely lovely with perfect details. I love it! Thank you!

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"In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak." ~ Tom Robbins

My debut as an artist was in first grade, when my hometown museum featured my drawings in an exhibit. I was oil painting by the fourth grade, and sewing/crafting by sixth. I have always loved to make something out of nothing--a scavenger’s mentality I inherited from my mom—and my biggest weakness is an inability to throw away or pass up interesting “found things”.

While I will always need to sculpt something whimsical, ("art for art's sake"), my attention is drawn more and more to making items useful to hearth and home. Textile arts are taking center stage for me; rug hooking, needle punch, wool applique, and quilting (oh, crazy quilting!). There is a strong pull toward the traditional work of creating a warm, comfortable and beautiful home with natural materials. I find it inspiring and satisfying.

I love the challenge of creating folk art with a vintage feel, but not exact reproductions. My approach is that of the Creative Anachronist: to use the methods and materials of the past to create a vision for today.

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  • Jan Conwell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Scavenger, Photographer, Shipper

    I live and work in the Prescott area of Arizona, thriving in this high desert mountain country. As my work matures and I learn more about what I am compelled to create, I see changes...but I see continuity as well. There is no end of ideas.

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    These are used (good condition) back issues of A Simple Life Magazine.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2018
My patterns and folk art are original, not intended to be reproduced and sold by others. If you would make and sell items using my patterns, please list me as the designer. Thank you.

If you're interested in the Layaway Plan, see the info in "Additional Information" and "Payment Policy".

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns sent to me within 30 days of purchase in the original condition will warrant a full refund of purchase cost minus original shipping.
By law I am required to add a 6.4% state sales tax to the total for purchases by Arizona Residents.

I accept Paypal and credit cards through Paypal. Payment must be received within five business days of purchase or the item will be returned to the store inventory. I also accept checks and money orders, shipping as soon as payment clears the bank.

Any item not redeemed on the layaway plan after the one-month deadline will be returned to the shop listings, and 1/2 the original deposit returned.
Unless you specify otherwise at the time of purchase, I will use USPS first class or priority, depending on the package (i.e. when the cost difference between parcel post and priority is negligible.) I will ship anywhere, just convo me for shipping costs.

Items will be shipped within two business days of payment clearing.

In the interest of Saving the Planet, we use recycled material for packing. In the interest of getting your item to you all in one piece, we use a lot of it.
Additional policies and FAQs
Layaway Plan: Contact me if you're interested in a Layaway.

Payments must be through Paypal. I'll make two special listings for you: the first for one-third payment, which will hold an item reserved for you for one month. The second listing will be for the remainder of the amount.

Let me know if this is the plan for you!