Knoxville, recognised as Maker Town, named No. 2 in US for crafters

Siobian Jones has worked on slicing-edge stage productions all over the region, and it took shifting to Knoxville to sense like she at last uncovered her creative dwelling. 

“This is the first time in my artistic route that I’ve really felt fulfilled,” Jones explained to Knox Information.

Right after doing the job with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas, stage productions in Chicago and Utah, and with other theaters across the state as a custom made wig artist and hairstylist, Jones returned to Knoxville a few several years back. The Maker City is having countrywide focus because of her do the job and the design contributions from so many some others. 

Design and style Bundles recently named Knoxville as the No. 2 city in the region for crafting, thanks in element to a strong arts and crafts neighborhood.

But what will make Knoxville the put to be for individuals like Jones?

Siobian Jones, owner of The Mighty Wig, works with the structural wire she uses to build wigs.

Networking, guidance and a perseverance to make Knoxville a greater place for artists. 

Artists uplifting artists

When theaters shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, Jones, 39, invested her funds into launching The Mighty Wig. She builds tailor made and inventive wigs and does repairs. It’s a labor of really like mainly because a completely hand-tied wig can acquire about 200 hours to create.