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Local Peoria Artisan, Charlene Therien, Accepted via Jury to Three Sisters' Marketplace
Unique Artisan Joins New Online Marketplace for Artisans, Crafters & Hobbyists to Sell Their Work
By: Wendy Wolf
Local Artisan, Charlene Therien, was recently approved to sell her work on a new online marketplace – ThreeSistersMarketplace.com. You can find her Shop at www.ThreeSistersMarketplace.com/
Charlene Therien is the owner of C. A. Therien Polymer Clay Arts, a family owned and operated art business with three divisions. Charlene has been a Peoria, IL resident since 2002, and has been active in the community by promoting polymer clay as a hobby and craft medium. She has taught polymer clay classes at the beginner and intermediate level through the Peoria Art Guild, ICC Junior College, and Michael's Arts & Crafts store. Charlene is the founding president of the Central Illinois Polymer Clay Guild (CIPCG) that meets monthly at the Hobby Lobby store. She is also on the Board of Directors for the International Polymer Clay Association (IPCA). She has recently accepted an invitation to join the faculty of Craft.Edu, the premiere online school for teaching fine art and craft.
Charlene sells her work through her online shops, wholesale distributors, and at trade shows. Charlene is increasing her network by joining the Three Sisters' Maarketplace, an online shopping network. She had to pass a jury to be approved to sell on the site, which insures a high level of quality in the products offered.
About Three Sisters' Marketplace:
Wolf’s inspiration came from the people closest to her - artisans in her family, her friends and neighbors who created beautiful pottery, hand-knit sweaters, and fine jewelry as well as unique sculptures, paintings and more. Artisans found it was a challenge to justify the expenses of maintaining art galleries and art stores or carting delicate items to and from art exhibits and craft shows. Wolf thought it would be easier to create a platform online to showcase items and create an art community exchange. The whole basis of the site is the balance of the ‘three’ as in the Native American ‘three sisters’ legend of corn, beans, and squash planted as inseparable sisters who grow and thrive together. It is a sophisticated, sustainable system that provides long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet to generations. The three plants flourish because of their symbiotic relationship of working together. “On Three Sisters' Marketplace the artisans, shoppers and our online community all benefit from the relationship – the artisan makes a sale, the buyer gets a quality handmade product, and Three Sisters' Marketplace also benefits by bringing them together and growing for the future” says Wolf. The three plants flourish because they work and grow together – just as artisans, shoppers and our online community do on Three Sisters' Marketplace (www.threesistersmarketplace.com)
Three Sisters Marketplace is a family business that supports artisans across the United States. Wolf is a wife, mom, artist, sales person, marketer and leader who is now using the skills she’s honed to launch a dream. The purpose is to bring the “Main Street shopping experience online.” Three Sisters’ Marketplace is a people connector that satisfies the needs of everyone in the mix and that also allows everyone to have fun in the process.
It’s free to join and list at Three Sisters’ Marketplace online at www.ThreeSistersMarketplace.com !
You can also follow Three Sisters’ Marketplace on Facebook and Twitter.
Contact Wendy Wolf at Wendy@ThreeSistersMarketplace.com
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Three Sisters' Marketplace is an online marketplace where artisans can sign up for free and list their hand-crafted items for sale, connect with customers and list live events on our calendar....and of course great Shopping for unique items!
Page Updated Last on: May 13, 2011