ARTIST BIOS

Courtney Brooke (Light Witch Photography)

Courtney Brooke (°1980, New England, United States) is a photographer and conceptual artist. She explores the ties of the feminine to nature and spirituality through the lens of nostalgia. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate human drama and clarify our cosmic existence, while finding the poetic meaning in everyday life. 
https://www.lightwitch.com/

Under the Pyramids

Under the Pyramids pieces are designed and carefully handcrafted by Mathlyd in her Parisian atelier, close to the Canal Saint-Martin. She works with sustainable and predominantly locally recycled sterling silver. Each creation is hand-made and one-of-one.  Mathlyd is inspired by nature, magick, lost civilisations, and times immemorial. Mists, and forests, and rings, and megaliths. Folk-lore and legends. Alphabets and symbols. And the writings and arts of the XIXth Century.


Pixie the Witch

Pixie the Witch is an ordained minister of Satan, mixed media artist and a witch living in the unholy heart of Salem, MA. She was introduced to The Satanic Temple in Salem in 2016 when she did a project on the Baphomet statue for her sculpture class at Montserrat College of Art. Specializing in hand engraved candles and hand braided handfasting cords, her passion as an artist and as a Satanist is working one on one with her satanic community to determine their perfect customized tools for weddings or other satanic rituals. All of her work is handmade to order and crafted with you and your loved ones' vision in mind. Her process welcomes as little or as much of your creative control as you desire, allowing you to speak with her personally if needed. 


MsFormaldehyde

MsFormaldehyde is a handmade crafting artist in San Diego, CA. Kelly runs MsFormaldehyde along with her partner, Steve. Kelly grew up on a small farm in Ramona, CA. MsFormaldehyde started in 2008, after Kelly was laid off from her science job. She creates what comes from deep inside her soul. Kelly describes her creations as an extension of her personality. She says there is nothing better than seeing people enjoy her creations. All of the skulls are ethically sourced. Currently, her skulls are 3D printed skulls to make vegan options and still be spooky. Adorn yourself with one of her original hand crafted creations and project your inner succubbus to the world! You can catch MsFormaldehyde throughout the year, traveling with the Oddities and Curiosities Expo.


Melissa Gurr

Originally from Southern California, Melissa Gurr is an artist and maker now based in Southington, Connecticut. Melissa is a Minister of Satan and regular host of the Satanic Estate’s Dark Arts and Crafts after service activities where she can be seen working on new projects on Tuesday nights. Melissa is a multifaceted artist working across a wide variety of mediums, from woodworking to candle making, to create one of a kind pieces and ritual items. 
http://satanscraftroom.com/

 

Riley Phoebus (Fallopian Handmade)

Fallopian Handmade is a one person operation based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Minister Riley Phoebus (they/them) is the Congregation Head of The Satanic Temple Indiana and a Caretaker for The Satanic Estate. They look forward to creating pieces intentionally for fellow Satanists & Secularists. Minister Phoebus draws inspiration from their own experience with queerness. Most of their independent pieces portray bold, powerful concepts in a bright, light-hearted way.  With a heart for sustainability, they source many of their materials from pre-loved vintage jewelry, thrifted children’s toys, and found pieces that can be up-cycled into something new and unique. You can find their full product collection here:
https://fallopianhandmade.com/


Madame Morbid

Madame Morbid is a preservationist and carpenter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Madame Morbid ethically sources her pieces from small zoos, breeders, pet stores, and private individuals. All specimens died of natural causes or were acquired secondhand. She values honoring and respecting the life of the animal she is working with, describing it as, “giving them a second life.” 
https://www.facebook.com/madamemorbid/


Whimsical Dearest

Ambree Shaw (Whimsical Dearest) is an oddities and taxidermy artist. She runs Whimsical Dearest along with her partner, Hunter. Ambree grew up on a small farm in Selma, Iowa. In 2018, she entered the world of oddities. She says she has always been inspired by nature and animals so the craft came naturally to her. Ambree began making jewelry out of bone, butterflies, and found specimens. In 2020, Ambree and Hunter decided to quit their jobs and create full-time. All of the specimens that Whimsical Dearest works with are ethically sourced from roadkill collection, animal rescues, shelters, and veterinary offices. 

 

Simon Widdop

Simon Widdop is an award winning poet from West Yorkshire, England. His work deals with love, mourning, horror and political struggles. Simon's two collections Sending A Drunk Text Whilst Sober and The Poet From The Black Lagoon were received with critical acclaim and his debut show Stained won in the inaugural Hive Award at Greater Manchester Fringe in 2019.