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Heather Ferman Flamework Beads

In her studio in Jacksonville, Heather Ferman creates unique one-of-a-kind art glass creations, mainly jewelry, by hand. She also works in sterling silver, fabricating settings for some of her glass work. Her main technique is to use a blowtorch to melt both glass and silver to create her pieces which she sells online in her Etsy shop and at art shows.

Heather started her career nearly 40 years ago working in clay as a potter. In 2003, she attended an artist conference at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. She tried glass there and was instantly hooked ...read full story...

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Environmental Remediation Services, Inc. (ERS)

I am still amazed by my experience with the FSBDC at UNF. I was seeking guidance on how to obtain SBA funding to buy out my employer, but I got so much more,” said John. “Ms. Cathy Hagan and Ms. Marge Cirillo are professional, phenomenal, experienced gurus. They worked with me in my passionate pursuit of entrepreneurship. Anyone serious about becoming an entrepreneur should put visiting the SBDC on the top of their To-Do list.

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