Hannibal Potter Celebrates 50 Years

For five decades, Hannibal-based potter Steve Ayers has made a beautiful balance of form and function the focus of his work. These days the artist is working with his daughter, Lindsey, and the results are truly a thing to behold.

Well, Wood You Look at That?

Now in its third year, Millers Rustic Sawmill's annual Sawdust Fest has become a must-see event. Attendees can take in various demonstrations and shop with regional artisans. And trust us, you do not want to miss the belt sander race.

Made in MO: L’Osage Caviar

Craving a little luxury? Consider caviar. Believe it or not, this delicacy is harvested close to home in Osage Beach. Spoon a little on top of some crème fraîche and pour a glass of champagne and voila—a meal fit for royalty.

James Buchanan Eads is Born: May 23, 1820

James Buchanan Eads was born on this date in 1820. The famous St. Louisan was responsible for constructing the Eads Bridge, pioneering the use of the diving bell, and building ironclads for the use of the US Navy during the Civil War.

Sweet Smell of Success

For mother-daughter duo Sally Borzillo and Molly Monahan, operating Saleigh Mountain Co.—their shoe repair and leather goods shop in Hermann, Missouri—offers an outlet for creativity, craftsmanship, and superior customer service.

Prayer Wear

For fiber artist Bella Erakko, the craft of weaving altar cloths is a vehicle for sending well-wishes into the world. With each order for a commissioned piece, she asks three questions: What do you want to wrap yourself in—peace, courage, love?

Better Together

These two Cape Girardeau painters write and illustrate children's books in an unconventionally collaborative way. Their method is a fast-paced give-and-take that requires absolute trust, open minds, and a willingness to pick up and pivot.

Herbaria Makes Natural Soap, Shampoo, & Insect Repellent in St. Louis

In Ken Gilberg’s line of work, he gets on his soapbox daily. He loves to speak out about Herbaria, his St. Louis-based company’s all-natural, vegetable-based soaps, deodorants, bath bombs, bath salts, moisturizers, aftershaves, insect repellents, and gifts.

Overnight oats recipe crafted by local Missouri Herbalist

Give Missouri-Made Gifts

Show your Missouri pride and give made-in-Missouri gifts this year. We’ve gathered some diverse ideas for the people on your list. Support your Missouri makers!

Made in Missouri: 5Gen Salsa

For salsa devotees looking to shop and eat local, 5Gen Salsa has what you need. This sweet and spicy salsa first took fans by surprise when Harrisburg resident Kim Ham-Lanes started bottling and selling the salsa. Since 2011, 5Gen’s lineup of bloody mary mix and mild and medium salsas has won its fair share of awards, and for good reason. This family recipe has been a winner for five generations.