Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald

Creating is in my genes; everyone in my family makes a living creating and working with their hands. Being surrounded by makers has inspired my interest and love of textiles. My skills are adaptable to all areas of textiles and design, which include sewing, knitting, weaving, printing and dyeing. I particularly enjoy exploring different eras throughout apparel and craft by creating authentic period pieces. 

Right now in my career, I am focusing in on contemporary weaving with my own hand dyed material. While at the plantation, I hope to have my own line of hand woven and apparel products, as well as the option for hand woven drapery. I am looking forward to applying my new skills and furthering my career as a craftsperson. I hope that my costume and apparel works, as well as my original craft pieces, reflect my meticulous nature.


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John Andrews

Copper-tooling and printmaking with a whiff of whimsy and a nod to the past.

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Stephen Brown

Unique, traditionally made and high quality leather goods.

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Lori Lane

For as long as I can remember, I have been making things with my hands. I grew up surrounded by…

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Our Artisans

The Quidi Vidi Village Plantation is a craft incubation facility, designed to accelerate the growth of emerging artists and their businesses.

Each of the craftspeople who lease studios in the Plantation have passed through a rigorous selection process, and must participate in an extensive training regime.

We welcome the public to come and watch these craftspeople work, and to support them by purchasing some of their fine craft items.

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Looking for studio space? Fill out one of our applications to apply for a studio at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation.



Need help with your craft? Looking for funding? The Plantation offers several resources to help you out.

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