Lisa Teller Short is a self-taught folk artist from Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, whose s interest in folk art grew from her love of antiques and the decorative arts of the Pennsylvania Germans.
Her primary focus is on the traditional craft of fraktur, highly artistic and elaborate 18th- and 19th-Century illuminated manuscript or folk art drawings created by the Pennsylvania Germans. Most fraktur designs that Lisa creates are reproductions of original references or adaptations inspired by original references.
Artisans wishing to participate in the 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts™ may download applications by clicking here. Because of the uncertainty of mail delivery caused by the Pandemic, we have extended the deadline for entries. We will accept entries postmarked by February 15, 2021. Those selected will be notified after judging in April, 2021. The 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts™ will appear in the August 2021 issue of Early American Life.
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