Hey Maker!

As an Artist, I understand the physical toll that an active studio practice can take on the body. The strain of working long hours and the stress that comes along with the process can increase our risk of injury over time. I created Wellness for Makers® to empower artists like you through education and movement. By deepening our understanding of the body, we can create more sustainable careers and studio routines. Let's work together!

xo,

Missy

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Plan an event

Missy travels all over the country to educate artists and craftsmen about health and wellness in the studio.

Anyone involved in the making industry, from creative professional teams to individual students, would benefit immensely from Missy’s workshop. She is a wealth of knowledge and leads the workshop with a fun and informative atmosphere. Our team of jewelers can apply the techniques learned from this workshop to not only improve their work day but also their daily lives, allowing them to continue working on their craft in a healthy and sustainable way for their bodies.
— Kasey Jorgensen Production Manager for Melissa Joy Manning
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Shop Tools

Our items are carefully selected to meet the needs of our community of makers. We collaborate with other small businesses to bring you great products. Add the perfect tool to your workbench today!

“We spend money on tools and equipment for our studios, find ways to repair and replace the tools we need to make our work and often discount our most important tool, our bodies. Wellness for Makers® is a brilliant resource to help us nurture, maintain, and repair our bodies.”
— Kristin Muller, Executive Director, Peters Valley School of Craft
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Freebies

Our Freebies page is filled with guides, courses, and more to help you create a more sustainable studio practice.

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Create Change

We partner with One Tree Planted to support reforestation. Planting trees is such a simple and effective way to make a positive impact. Trees help to reduce stress levels, clean the air we breathe, and the water we drink. One tree is planted for every purchase made on our website.

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ABout Missy

Missy Graff Ballone is the founder of Wellness for Makers™ LLC, an organization dedicated to motivating and empowering artists through education and mindful living. Missy graduated with her MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a RYT-500hr Alignment-based Yoga Teacher and she has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10 years. She created Wellness for Makers™ to make it easier for artists everywhere to locate and share wellness resources.

“Wellness for Makers® made a huge impact on our campus. Missy was generous enough to program a remote workshop about the importance of stretching, listening, and responding to the maker’s body. Her workshop reached more than fifty of our Visual and Performing Art students and several commented on how much they appreciated a fellow artist educating them on how to incorporate strategies in and out of their studio. Missy is an advocate for healthy, consciousness living for all makers and I’m so appreciative she could share her knowledge with our students!”
— PAM CAMPANARO Director & Curator of Galleries, The University of Northern Colorado