Meredith Hamm is an artist, toy/playscape designer, art professor, empress of the Couchy Empire and all-around fooler-arounder. She’s responsible for the zine’s visual presentation, including illustrations, and for sharing research with Angela Sanders. Meredith has taught for 14 years at the Art institute of Portland and Portland State University. She holds a BA in architecture and a BFA in painting, both from Rice University, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. But enough of the resume. What Meredith really wants you to know is that she is out for fun, whether it’s carving marionettes, building strange squashy furniture or cultivating miniature violets. Find her at www.meredithhamm.com and www.couchyempire.com.
Angela M. Sanders has lived in Portland since 1994 — long enough to remember when the Clinton neighborhood was home to a dictaphone repair shop. Angela has written for Portland Monthly, Portland magazine and Edible Portland, among others, and she’s the author of the Portland-based Joanna Hayworth Vintage Clothing mysteries, including The Lanvin Murders, a No. 1 Kindle bestseller (check them out at Powell’s or the library). Among her many talents are rooting through Goodwill’s racks for vintage Pendleton skirts, lecturing long-suffering friends on neighborhood history and scouting out top-notch $5 martinis (hint: try old Chinese restaurants and bowling alley lounges.) Find her at www.angelasanders.com.