Kandye Mahurin started her company, Sassafras Creek Originals, in 1994 from her desire to have antique game boards in her own home. Because of the difficulty in finding good quality boards at a reasonable price, she decided to try to make one for herself—and it turned out so well that her family and friends began asking for the boards for gifts.
In October 2003, The Best Of Missouri Hands accepted Mahurin as a juried artisan. In 2005, she was selected for Early American Life Magazine’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts. She has also had her work published in several magazines including Early American Life, House & Garden, Town & Country, and St. Louis Homes.
Each piece of art Mahurin paints is a marriage of American folk art design and history and is totally crafted by hand. No two pieces will ever be alike. Each shows Mahurin’s love ofAmerican history, especially the colonial period through the Civil War era. The designs on her game boards and furniture are taken from symbols, folk art and quilts of that era. She is particularly fond of the designs used by Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmen and instills that look in her work. She also transfers those same designs and colors onto floor cloths, dower chests, and chalkware, enabling them to work well together in a room setting.
Kandye S. Mahurin have been selected for the following Directories:
Biography updated October 3, 2016 Photograph updated October 3, 2016Contact information updated April 16, 2019
Or call 440-543-8566 to subscribe or buy back issues.
2,324 days until America's Sestercentennial
2020 Directory Applications
The deadline for applying to enter the 2020 Directory of Traditional American Crafts has passed. Applications are now in the hands of the jury, who will select the best artistry to include in the Directory. When the judges have completed their selections, we will individually notify each participant whether he had been selected. Please refrain from contacting us during the jurying process. It will only slow things down.
Our regular April 2020 edition is on its way to all of our subscribers. The postal service advises you should allow up to three weeks for delivery, so we expect all of our subscribers will have their copies by the beginning of March.
All new web subscriptions will start with the April 2020 issue. Call us at 440-543-8566 if you have other subscription requirements.
Early American Homes
For Sale in Virginia
Historical reproduction of the Red Lion Inn on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. Heart-pine floors, period hardware & lighting, custom millwork, 3 wood-burning fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths including marble master bath. On Jones Creek with dock & lift.. $610,000.