Maker We Love: Moss and Fern

Meet Amber and Jeanne-Marie! These ladies create with findings from their home gardens. Read more about their brand Moss and Fern below.

Maker:

Amber Hartung & Jeanne-Marie Hannan

 

Neighborhood:

Amber lives in Whitehall and Jeanne-Marie lives in Mount Lebanon.

Tell us about your brand and why it’s the best:

We specialize in the preservation of botanicals and floral arrangements creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and homegood pieces. Our designs incorporate flowers and foliage from our home gardens.  

What is your background and the story behind why you started creating?

Jeanne-Marie majored in Sculpture at Edinboro University of PA.  In school, her work was inspired by forms in nature.  After college she had a career in theatre, making props.  As a props artisan, she worked with many different materials and honed her craft.  Teaming up with Amber has been a perfect fit. Amber’s passion for plants has lead her to continue her education through horticulture classes. She strives to transform her yard into a native habitat for plants and animals. 

We share a passion for gardening and an intense love of nature. We want our customers to value the natural environment and cherish their most important memories through the art of botanical design. 

What one product do we need to know about and why?

Flora Frames. The frames are made locally by Ben of Slap Stuff Together (and just happens to live down the road from Amber). We create beautiful arrangements within the frames using pressed botanicals and resin. 

In three words, why do you love Pittsburgh?

Amber: Seasons, Parks, and Home

Jeanne-Marie: Hills, Tunnels, and Bridges

 

How can people find out more about you?

www.mossandfernco.com, on Instagram 

Shop our Moss and Fern Collection here.