Featured Maker: Dennis Hansbury – Handcut Illustrations

Dennis Hansbury’s Handcut Illustrations are exactly what they sounds like, andt they are awesome! With the use of a scroll saw, Dennis creates works of art on wood surfaces, and paints illustrations on them, giving you art you can hold in your hand!

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At Maker Faire Orlando, this exhibit will have a wide variety of Halloween, Steampunk, and Comicbook art illustrations. There will also be demonstrations of how the surface of the wood is prepared, and how the illustration is placed on the wood before the scroll saw is used.

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Featured Maker: GodBody Glass Art

Everyone can admire the beauty in glass art – whether jewelry, bowls, vases, or figurines. Glass blowing is a hot topic, and it’s happening at Maker Faire Orlando 2016!

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GodBody Glass Art will be demonstrating some glass blowing techniques  in their exhibit, and will show how some popular, yet extremely unique things, are made!

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Featured Maker: Wizard Brooms

Don Gruel and Noel Holland of Wizard Brooms are making sweeping strides in crafting the most beautifully detailed and yes, colorful, brooms in Central Florida and even the Nation. Let’s just say these aren’t your grandma’s broomsticks, but rather works of art that require ingenuity, individuality and of course imagination. By combining proper broom making techniques and their entertainment backgrounds, Wizard Brooms provides the authentic missing piece to cosplayer’s and collector’s of all ages. Let’s get to know the wizards behind the brooms and be sure to stop by and see them at Maker Faire Orlando on Oct. 22-23 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

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Makers that MOVE you!

With our new location at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, we have space for awesome maker vehicles. Check out six featured exhibits that will move you…and view the entire list of Maker exhibits.

We still have room for more vehicles – so if you know someone that makes hot rods, low-riders, crazy car audio, jumping hydraulic cars, custom motorcycles or more – let us know!

The First 64 Exhibits for 2016 are Now Online!

Even though our Call for Makers is still open (PLEASE tell your friends, family and co-workers that make things to apply!), we’ve started reviewing exhibits, and we’ve approved the first 64 for 2016! Many of our favorites are returning from past years, and we have some exciting new Makers and their creations – like “Menagerie in Motion”  below!

Check out the ever-growing list of approved exhibits, and if you think of something missing, shoot us a note at makers@makerfaireorlando.com with information on makers from Central Florida that we should invite!

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If you are a maker with a pending exhibit, don’t be dismayed if we have not approved your exhibit yet. We meet weekly to review and approve – and we work hard to ensure that we have a diverse group of exhibits, and that we can meet the requirements of each exhibit. It takes time, and we greatly appreciate your patience 🙂