Berwyn Makers

Local support and resources for turning your craft or art into a business

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Lisa Polderman (PoldaPop Designs)

Lisa’s mother-in-law gave Lisa her mother’s Pfaff sewing machine in 2009. The machine languished in a closet until she decided to leave her intense job to be a stay-at-home mom. She thought that sewing would satisfy her need for focus and accomplishment, so she took some lessons in the summer of 2010 and quickly fell in love!  Her current ventures include creating custom-made skirts, dresses, and handbags for local ladies and selling pre-made handbags and flower pins on Etsy.  Right now this is a naptime-nighttime business, but she hopes that by the time her kids are in school it can be something bigger.  You can find Lisa at and

Elaine Luther

Elaine Luther is an artist who has worked with metal since 1990 and with paper, glue and contact paper since she can remember.  She has taught at a number of art centers including Lillstreet Art Center and the Indianapolis Art Center. Her sculptures have been exhibited at those art centers and Gallery I/O in New Orleans, LA and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago, IL. Recent shows include a solo show at Harold Washington Library and a group show, Modular 22 at 22 in Berwyn, IL. You can find Elaine at and All Things Metal Clay.


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