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Images in Bloom is an art and handcrafted business that sprung from the creative spirit of Steve and Barb Bloom.  Our business started with a spark of curiosity… Could we actually take our skills , knowledge and abilities to make products for others that we have found relevant , useful and products we would have purchased ourselves?

Driven by the economics of unemployment we each began to develop our works.  Steve studied everything he could about soap making, and quickly found his stride, making gardener’s soap – a pleasant minty fresh soap with great natural ingredients and rich lather, and corn meal for a scrubby experience.  Gardener’s soap quickly became a best seller and the foundation for a soap business that continues to grow today.  He is a member of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild, and is a certified soapmaker.

It all began in 2010 – Since then we have expanded the business, and established a small niche for our products.  Our soap and products are in a number of galleries and shops around the Northern Ohio area.

Barb’s silk and wire crochet have been juried into a number of fine art events in Ohio and Michigan.  Barb paints silk in the french resist or serti method.  This begins with white silk, a design is drawn on the silk with a substance known as gutta (or resist).  When dry, the coloring book image is then painted with specific dye or paint intended for natural fabrics such as silk and cotton.  The finished piece is then steamed and washed, now colorfast and hand washable.  She also offers wire crochet jewelry with a dense beading, and earrings made from dyed silk cocoons.

You can find us at a number of art fairs in the region, as well as a number of shops in Northeastern Ohio.  And we keep a schedule of art fairs and festivals in the region throughout the year.

Together we love the opportunity to use our skills, create wholesome, well crafted products that make life bit more special.  In the beginning of 2016 we moved our production space to a studio in the ArtCraft Building, located at 2570 Superior Avenue #605, Cleveland Ohio.  This is where production of our work occurs.  We are part of the artist coop, consisting of 9 artists (ceramics, painting, sculptor, paper-craft).

Steve and Barb have been married since 1980, make their home in Parma Ohio and each hold degrees from Cleveland State University.

Interests:  Business development, marketing, web design, community development, personal development, entrepreneurship, education


11 thoughts on “About +”

  • From one entrepreneur to another: keep your head high and dream big. Nothing will stop you from obtaining your dreams. I’ll try to push some business your way with my friends and family. All the best!

  • My daughter and I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Earth Fest event. We love our purchases and look forward to seeing you at another event this summer. Thanks for making the good stuff!

  • Bought your pink salt soap at a west 4th street fair. Loved it but don’t remember it being eucalyptus. Was it rose scented at one point or am I just misremembering? Also, wondered at which cle shop would I have the best luck finding the majority of your soaps to smell, currently? 😀 1/2017. Thanks, Kelley

    • Happy New Year Kelly.
      Our pink himalayan salt soap has always been a blend of eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oil, that many people think smells like pink lemonade. We sell a cold processed soap that is scented with rose and bergamont (which is a citrus that is most familiarly used in earl gray tea). Downtown our soap is available in the Old Arcade (which is also the hotel now between euclid avenue and superior avenue) at a shop called Prosperity Jewelry, located on the euclid level closer to the euclid entrance. a full list of shops carrying our products is found at https://imagesinbloom.com/about/galleries-and-shops/
      Our soap is also available at our studio in the Art Craft Building aat 2570 Superior Ave #605 but please call ahead as we are not always in our studio. Our phone is 216-374-8050. As the art show season begins again in the spring we will post a list of venues we will be exhibiting at as well. And finally, we are available online at our website shop: https://imagesinbloom.com/shop/
      Thank you for your interest!
      We always ship free!!

  • Bought the don’bug me lotion at Hale Farm for my grandaughter who seems to always get bit. It worked wonders now she just likes to rub it on herself as it feels good to her. Thanks!

  • I bought one of your lotion bars at a shop at the arcade downtown.. do you still make them? It is the best I’ve ever used !

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