Polar Root Studio
Sep21

Polar Root Studio

This week we are going to share the spot light on a local business owned by Justine Hettler called Polar Root Studio. As many of you know the Barr Street Market is a way for small business owners to showcase the products have to offer and Polar Root Studio does just that. Justine has been interested in art science since as long as she can remember. She received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Saint Francis, but it wasn’t until she graduated that book making became her focus. Justine states “I just love to make things with my hands, and adding a hand carved print on the front gives me the best of both worlds”. From hand bound notebooks and sketchbooks, original watercolors, to hand pulled prints there is plenty of unique items to peruse. What sets Polar Root Studio apart from others is the fact that all of Justine’s products are hand made From hand bound notebooks and sketchbooks, original watercolors, to hand pulled prints there is plenty of unique items to peruse. What sets Polar Root Studio apart from others is the fact that all of Justine’s products are hand made What exactly is it that Polar Root has to offer?  From hand bound notebooks and sketchbooks, original watercolors, to hand pulled prints there is plenty of unique items to peruse. What sets Polar Root Studio apart from others is the fact that all of Justine’s products are hand made. Beginning from the cutting down of the paper with a ruler and zacto knife, to folding each sheet, to sewing text blocks together, to designing and carving each image printed on the front. We asked Justine what she enjoyed most about being a vendor at the Barr Street Market. “I enjoy getting to know the other venders around me. So many creatives, and such a vast variety of product. I also enjoy getting the chance to show my work in person, the chance for my notebooks to be touched, help, and experienced- opposed to looking at a computer screen.” If you missed Polar Root Studio at the Barr Street Market don’t worry there are a few ways to learn about the company. Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/PolarRootStudio Instagram: http://instagram.com/polarroot_studio Email: justinehettler@Hotmail.com “All of my work is inspired by elements of nature. I am continuously amazed at all the textures, colors, and shapes that can be found on the tiniest details. And most often, these beautiful details are on things that usual go unnoticed, like a broken piece of bark on the ground. Hopefully, by bringing attention to these details, I can get others to notice and appreciate...

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