heart and hands of a maker podcast

HEART & HANDS OF A MAKER is an inspiring podcast series that delves deep into the lives and minds of artists and creatives.

Join us as we explore the dynamic world of art, craft, and entrepreneurship through intimate and insightful interviews. 

Learn about the creative journey and challenges each of our guests have faced, where they find their inspiration (even on days where there is none to be found!), how they manage and balance their social media, sustain a business while keeping their creative spirit alive, and other topics that will help you take your artistic journey to the next level.


Cat shares her creative journey, love for experimenting with different mediums, and her passion for inspiring others to create without fear. She also touches on topics such as organizing art supplies, working directly with manufacturers, and the value of finished artwork.

Learn about Handcraft Nation, an innovative platform connecting consumers with local artisans.  Tune in to hear directly from one of founders, as she shares their mission and future plans to become a hub for all things handmade including jewelry, personal care items, and clothing.

From her deep connection with nature to navigating the intricate world of precious metals, stones, and fabrication techniques, Allie Perry shares her journey from corporate jeweler to entrepreneur. Tune in for invaluable insights for aspiring designers and small business owners alike.

Sandra Lupo, a renowned artist, educator, and tool inventor shares her journey, which includes the creation of her tool, Conetastic and the transformative power of collaboration in DIY and jewelry making.

Francesca Watson shares insights from her personal maker journey, emphasizing the value of creativity, making, and community.

Explore self-care, boundary-setting, & embracing imperfection with guest Jen Cushman on Heart & Hands of a Maker podcast. Dive into essentiality of art & empowering others.

Discover the inspiring journey of Chris Anderson, the creative force behind Lion Punch Forge. Chris shares the importance of networking, embracing failure, and nurturing a supportive customer base. 


Milagros Rivera, a mixed media artist living in Puerto Rico, shares her maker journey as well as offers insight on drawing inspiration from your surroundings. 

Jill Bartlett is the visionary and creative force behind Scouterwear and Thank Dog We Made It. Following and combining her passions, she has a line of dog wear suited to fit dogs of all sizes and teaches others how to make their own dog wear, too. 

Ann Tudor, a lampworker and knitter, among many other talents, shares all the twists in her creative journey, her business evolution and what she has coming up next!