Meet The Team

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Founder & CEO

Teresa Bare-Inman

Teresa is the owner and founder of ReTwist-T. Born and raised in the Midwest, and an avid learner, Teresa continues active careers as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Health & Wellness Coach, and Cosmetologist. It was her desire to reignite the creative fire in her family that led to establishing ReTwist-T, a sweet little fine art and repurposed goods shop. Her hand-crafted, rustic chic mixed media creations were met with astonishing success until, in 2019, she was able to open her first brick-and-mortar location in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Today, along with her growing team of local artists, artisans and curators, Teresa continues to explore the creative process while promoting health and well-being.

 

Teresa serves her community as a River Arts, Inc. Board Member, Aperi Animam Board Member, Member of the Sauk-Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the George Culver Library Board Member, Optimist Club Member and on the Social Justice & Equity Initiative.

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Art Director & Studio Artist

Denise - Galloway Gallery & R&D Designs

Denise is a photorealistic artist working primarily in acrylics. Inspired by the country views of the Midwest and her own growing passion for visual expression, she uses natural textures, such as wood, for the base of her creations.

 

Due to her dedication, versatility and focus throughout her career, Denise is accomplished in many forms of visual arts practices. Her expertise in directing photoshoots, designing marketing and tradeshow materials, and preparing visualizations of engineering prototypes provides the backbone for the art direction  and furniture design she now provides as an important component of the ReTwist-T Studios.

 

As a Studio Artist, Denise continues to participate in numerous Gallery Presentations and Art Exhibitions, with works held in a number of private collections across the Midwest. She invites you to stop by and share her artistic vision within the Galloway Gallery space  at ReTwist-T. 

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Craftsman

Ron - R&D Designs

Ron's childhood love of farming, the windblown days of bailing hay and tinkering in the toolshed, have undeniably  influenced his lifelong passion for natural materials, country living, and the intricacies of machinery.

 

Ron is a certified Industrial Maintenance Technician with expertise in welding, wiring and hydraulics. Now retired and taking a break from the blue prints and schematics, he is pursuing his creative passions: breathing life into his antique Case DC tractor and woodworking. Ron's custom framing skillfully accentuates the artistic reflections from the Galloway Gallery and his R&D furnishings are finished with a functional flair that can only be found at ReTwist-T!

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Handcrafted Textiles & Apparel

Kris - 2nd Chances

Kris has a passion for home and family and focuses her craft on creating high-quality goods for infants and kids, as well as fun fabric necessities for kitchen and home! She often incorporates vintage or "re-loved" fabrics into her work, which makes them truly one-of-a-kind. Kris join us from South Central Wisconsin. 

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Crochet Plushies

Amelia - AOE Crafts

Amelia is a skilled young entrepreneur pursuing her vision to positively impact her community through leadership and creativity.  She began her crochet journey as a form of relaxation, creating Stress Ball Plushies for her friends and classmates. Her selection has since expanded into seasonal and every day characters that are happy to go everywhere you go! Amelia joins us from Poynette.

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Studio Art

Anne - Art By Design

Anne is a colored pencil artist and middle school art teacher who values nourishing creativity in children and bringing affordable, useful artwork to everyone! One of her favorite projects to coordinate is a summer art camp which happens every July.  Her lessons explore all sorts of art making skills with students ranging from age 7 to 17! Anne's "Art by Design" is created with colored pencil and loosely based on the concepts of neurographics, a science based, meditative, and fun artistic look. Her students call it “bubble art”, which is fine too! In addition to her original artwork, she creates archival quality hand embellished prints, as well as notebooks, stationery, and sticky notes. The goal of Art by Design is for everyone to feel included. Anne, her husband, and sweet dog Rizzo, join us from Poynette WI.

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Soy Wax Candles

Lindsey - Bailiwick Creations

Lindsey works from her home studio creating elegant 100% soy container candles, tins, and melts. Her candles are available at the ReTwist-T store as well as at several craft shows in the Madison and West Bend, WI areas. Lindsey joins us from Central Wisconsin.

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Basket Weaver

Theresa - Custom Baskets

Theresa is a local artisan with a passion for weaving fascinating and functional creations with a world of history behind them. Basketry has ancient and modern roots, having filled homes with woven baskets, plates, and décor for centuries. Through the use of natural fibers like grasses, bamboo, and various woods, this tradition lives on! Theresa is committed to sharing her heart for creativity by teaching classes, participating in local art fairs, designing her own unique baskets, and as a member of the local Basket Weavers Guild. Theresa joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.

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Handmade Boutique Jewelry

Mary - Bent Rock

Rocks, stones and beach glass have always captivated Mary, a gift she inherited from her mother. She has brought stones back from every journey, including China and Ireland.

"A rock doesn't disappoint, it is as you see; without argument or expectations. Beach glass is an artifact, each piece having its own history."

Over time, the bent rocks of the Great Lakes, in particular Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, became Mary's muse. She learned to drill holes thru the hard surfaces to bring forth jewelry and other artistic pieces. She uses many natural elements, leather cord, thrifted metal findings, and select beads to enhance her work. No two pieces are alike. Mary joins us from the rolling farmland and beautiful driftless region of La Valle WI.

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Jewelry Maker

Audrey - Bracelets by Audrey

Audrey is a young entrepreneur who is excited to begin her creative journey! Currently honing her craft making beaded bracelets, she also specializes in braided friendship bracelets and Holiday ornaments and gifts for kids! Audrey joins us from Spring Green WI.

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Curator & Studio Artist

Cathryn - Cathryn's Corner Art

Cathryn is inspired by the whimsical nostalgia of youthfulness and childhood. Her aspirations to illustrate children's literature have led to her publishing a children's book and coloring book available at ReTwist-T! If you enjoy dollhouse miniatures, fairy gardens, and vintage treasures you will love Cathryn's artistry! Cathryn joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.

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Handmade Boutique Earrings

Stacey - Country Road Creative Co.

Stacey is a busy lady who works as a high school counselor, is married to a combat-disabled medically-retired Recon Marine, is a recent grad school grad, a cancer survivor, and a mama of two! This doesn't stop her from tapping into her creative side as a favorite form of self care, allowing her to renew her desire to bring happiness to others! Stacey joins us from Wisconsin Dells WI.

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Wool Mittens

Deb - Deb's Designs

Deb embraced the upcycle movement several years ago when she began crafting her cozy sweater mittens. She strives to capture practicality and individual uniqueness in her work. Warm hands make warm hearts! Deb joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.

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Craftsman & Painter

Fred, Jacque, An & Dan - Dozer Designs

A family-centered art and woodworking team, Dozer Designs, in collaboration with Jacquelyn's Creations, join us from Michigan.

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Embroidery

Carol - Fancy Fool Creations

Carol, of Fancy Fool Creations, not only enjoys fashioning articles using traditional methods and materials, but she also seeks to take the art of  handcrafting to the next level! From her earliest memories, colors and textures have filled Carol's craft room with happiness. She has explored the nuances of delicate tissue carnations and silk floral arrangements, to stained glass and vintage jewelry art. But, at the end of the day, painting with thread remains her greatest passion. Whether it be a nostalgic moment working with plastic needles, yarn and punch card pictures, tying a quilt, or finessing a last French Knot on a quaint embroidery scene, the fanciful little pieces from Fancy Fool Creations are guaranteed to brighten a corner or make you smile. Carol joins us from Waunakee WI.

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Hand-crafted Cat Toys

Nikki - Gideon-Jo Creations

Nikki, of Gideon-Jo Creations, enjoys sharing her pleasantly active home with her daughter, their Frenchie and three cats! Not always a Maker, Nikki found her creative inspiration while shopping on Etsy during the holiday season of 2020 when she purchased a handmade cat toy and realized, "I could make something like this for my own cats"! And thus began the venture of Gideon-Jo Creations. Nikki enjoys creating new characters, though many of her toys are inspired by famous characters which customers seem to find just as engaging as the cats do! Nikki joins us from Wisconsin Dells WI.

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Ceramics

Jessica - In My Apron Pocket

Jessica has enjoyed a love of painting for many years inspired by watching her grandmother paint on china. Her passion has since grown to include molding, firing, and painting ceramics in her home studio! Jessica is able to remain versatile in her creations, with everything from lighted pieces, soup crocks, mugs, and even bird baths! Jessica joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.

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Studio Artist

Karen - Juno Originals

 What started as paintings of original pet portraits, cute little cats and adorable dogs, did not stay there long. Karen's journey to becoming Juno Originals progressed quickly as she began to dive into the world around her more and more. She became inspired by wildlife and the secrets held in nature. Today, Karen's artwork reflects both the love of pets and the appreciation of nature in a fun and colorful format! Karen joins us from Madison WI.

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Studio Artist

Mary - Mary Murray Art

Mary is a watercolor and mixed media artist who is inspired by flowers, color and nature, and especially enjoys creating whimsical floral pieces in her home studio.

“Learning to paint with watercolors

has been life changing for me.

It brings so much joy!

I encourage everyone to try painting.”

A teacher and author by trade, Mary has always sought ways to incorporate her creative heart into her work. Her business, CareMore Creative Life Services, opened in 2017. In this capacity she is able to provide care, friendship and art activities for seniors in their homes. Her newest venture, “Painting on the Porch”, began in 2020  as an outreach program at her home, where she shares the joy of painting with the children in her neighborhood. Mary joins us from Mazomanie WI.

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Curator & Artist

Amber - Our Friendly Neighbor

Amber has a passion for making and curating cool and quirky stylings with memoir flair! Not only does she capture nostalgic pastimes with her paintings and embroideries, she has a special heart for unique kitchen tools, worn books that tell good stories, and generally all things reflective of good times past. If you are looking for something specific in fun and funky home décor, be sure to let us know! Amber joins us from Sauk Prairie WI.

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Author

Peggy Marxen - The Farm on Badger Creek

Meteor, Wisconsin native Peggy Prilaman Marxen recounts her family's farming life in her book "The Farm on Badger Creek: Memories of a Midwest Girlhood. Her tale traces the journey of her settler ancestors to the modern day. This labor of love is a celebration of the hardy people who carve out a life in our rural communities. Peggy joins us from Middleton WI.

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Crafter & Woodworker

Lois - Quirky Creations

Lois enjoys working with her hands and creating unique items with a variety of materials, often incorporating repurposed or upcycled options. From sewing and woodworking to metalwork, jewelry-making and crafting, she has the skills to create a variety of fun and quirky hand-crafted items. You just never know what to expect from Lois and her Quirky Creations! Lois joins us from Sauk City WI.

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Curator, Woodwork & Textiles

Rita & Linda - RJ&L Unlimited

Rita and Linda are a team of curators seeking out the cute, quaint and quirky! Their finds range from artsy to vintage, and everything in between, but no matter what appears from