I create hand-painted fused glass earrings and pendants inspired by nature. I began fusing glass in 2007 and developed my own techniques of painting on glass.
“Patterns, colors, and emerging lines are the themes of my quilts. I call myself a “quilter” because the quilting is the ultimate goal in my work. I want to experience the tactile sensation of the hand stitching. My hands work to create the subtle landscape of shapes and shadows that will emerge across the quilt’s surface.”
Cone 6 Designs is an art studio owned and operated by artist Sherie Gage. Three dimensional objects are finely crafted from copper on enamel and ceramics into functional objects such as buttons, and jewelry, and other less functional individual art pieces. These items are sold at local craft fairs, and online. Visit the website to find out more!
Linda Jo Stevens, a creative and resourceful woman, has brought her considerable energy and creativity to bear on numerous entrepreneurial enterprises.
An only child from Saratoga Springs New York, Linda laughs, remembering her mother telling her, “I don’t know where you came from. I think the gypsies must have dropped you off.” Gypsies or not, Linda’s craft is big and dramatic. Raw stones, pottery beads and yarn become bright rings, bracelets, and scarves.
A bit of a crow collecting shiny objects, Linda turned early to crafts. At a young age she began to explore her sense of design, teaching herself as she tried many techniques.
More than just an artisan, Linda is also a fun loving business person who is game to try new things. One of her early business ventures started when she gathered pinecones and horse chestnuts in the back yard. These became wreathes which she sold to national retailers. She opened and operated two Connecticut businesses, Romantic Reflections and Country Classics with great success.
Linda Stevens is currently the President at Swift Waters (2012). Her sense of adventure and “make do” attitude reflect a gypsy spirit. Look for her bold jewelry and knitted items next time you are in the store. Her display changes frequently and is sure to bring you a smile.
John has been a woodworker for over 40 years. In his early career he designed and sold contemporary pieces of furniture, worked as a carpenter and enjoyed decorative carving. He started as an elevator technician in the 80’s.
Now retired, John is back to his passion in woodworking.
He combines his background in woodworking and love of nature to create unique wall hung functional mirrored sculptures using tree holes.
John is inspired by what he finds outside and brings the beauty of the natural world into homes.
When he is not watching his grandchildren, you will find him in his woodworking studio /Gallery in Connecticut.
Tree holes provide a great medium for creativity and also provide a habitat for wildlife.
Therefore, John uses only the tree holes from downed trees.
His work is part him and part Mother Nature blended together to create a unique functional art form.
1977-1979 Michael Coffey’s School of Fine Woodworking
East Poultney, Vermont
Landscapes, rural scenes, portraits and still life, oil paintings in strong, bold colors make up this exciting, eclectic collection of art work.
Maggie Kendis is a printmaker, who works primarily in linoleum cut prints. Each piece is printed onto rice paper, then scanned to a heavier
stock paper and hand colored with watercolor. Her pieces are mainly of animals, birds, of nature and vignettes of life around her. After being asked to create custom pet portraits for friends, a new line began. Custom pet portraits began as just that, printed and framed works. But from there, pieces developed into cards, earrings, pins and pendants. The working with mixed media, then lead to a line of prints mounted and embellished on wooden pieces reminiscent of Mexican retablos. These were little paintings on tin and wood, hung in the houses of people honoring their saints.
Since people love their pets, it became another
I am a plein air painter, inspired by the moods of the woodlands, shoreline, marshes, and changing weather of New England. I work in oils, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, mixed media, and more. I and also an Art teacher of adults and children, and an Expressive Arts Facilitator, helping clients learn to use the arts to heal.
Sawmill pottery is a working studio for the community, offering classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
The open studio is available to anyone who has taken a class at Sawmill Pottery. Packages and memberships are available.
Also available for special events and will assist in planning a custom designed, original and creative event.
Hours: Vary by season, please check our website for current hours.
Woodblock Prints: Bold, Colorful, Whimsical Traditional Japanese process with “Quiet Corner” soul. Magic happens when hand-burnished paper is lifted from carved blocks of pigment-brushed wood.
Helen’s jewelry is a unique combination of polymers, vintage glass, brass gemstones and sterling. Each piece has been created with a specific design in mind.
Six Paca Farm is a working alpaca farm utilizing the fiber in rugs, scarves, gloves, clothing articles-all for sale in a coffee shop.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The three R’s that inspire my artwork: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Each creation is unique and magical, beckoning you to explore the Worlds around you for the True Nature of Beauty. With these pieces, I encourage others to take consider a different perspective and the way they view the things that surround us. Just like a Raven, I can’t resist anything that shines or sparkles, picking up anything along my path that evokes my Creative Spirit. Everything from rocks, shells, glass, beads and bits of ephemera that get squirreled away. I invite you to explore my page and see which pieces resonate with You.
My intention is to inspire others to connect to Joy.
more images of artwork are available in my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/people/RobinRitz7
Traditional stoneware pottery and garden leaf sculpures created with 20+ years experience in a serene forest setting. Owned by Susan Wheaton Morrissette.
Hand Weaver and Fiber Artist specializing in custom designed and handwoven domestic linens and accessories and commercial and residential textile art. Commissions welcome, please inquire.
One of a kind Fiber Art. All cotton materials, fabric, thread, and batting. My photo images are digitally applied to treated cotton. Patterns, colors, and emerging lines are the themes of my quilts.
Presently the quilts that I create are hand quilted and strongly influenced by my rural surroundings. My photos record the cutting of hay fields that are rolled and packed in white plastic and stacked like sculpture. These hay images incorporated into my quilts make a statement about the seasonal changes that occur around me.
Description:I specialize in making chain maille jewelry from sterling silverand gold filled rings. In many of my designs I incorporate crystals, stones and glass beads.
Featuring one of a kind items in leather, wood and silver by Mal Bates. Displaying works by fine artists and crafts people including:
Paintings by Sherrie Parenteau
Wood Carvings by Ray Weidele
Chain saw art by Ken Dudley
Stone carvings by Dave Roberts
Stained glass by Laura Parsons
Appointments are available upon request.
Frame and furniture maker using beautifully figured hardwoods. Framed mirrors in traditional and contemporary styles. Furnature restoration and conservation services available. Carved details and custom turning are also used in creating or restoring your furniture or frame.
The Moon and the Monocle, Unique Treasures by Trish and Tattoos by Amanda are three women owned businesses with various backgrounds who have come together to reinvent the historic building which includes a clothing boutique, artisan jewelry and Tattoo studio.
The “Shops at the Mansfield General Store” marries bohemian fashion, gift items and eclectic accessories. A unique feature is the DIY Apothecary Bar where customers can create personalized lotions, scrubs, body spray and more.
In addition, the Shops offer a wide variety of classes and workshops led by local artisans; paint nights, jewelry workshops, succulent planting designs, all in a positive and creative space.
Trish, Jane and Amanda embrace this opportunity and welcome the community to stop in and say hello!
Home decor with a country/primitive flair. We carry country curtains, berry garlands and Woodwick candles. Featuring local artisans, jewelry, gifts, and penny candy.
Hours: Monday 11a.m.- 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Closed Tuesdays.
I’m a sculpture, woodworker, painter and a draftsman. Figurative carvings including nudes, abstract paintings and lovely wooden boxes will be on display in my workshop.
Local artisans’ fine-craft. Handspun yarns from rare-breed fleeces. Hand knit shetland lace shawls, scarves and stoles. Teagan & Ash hand-decorated paper frames, photography and woodstock pottery.
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Potter and writer. Handmade pottery for the kitchen and table. Bowls,spoon jars, platters, storage jars, dinnerware, baking dished, jugs and more. Participates in Artists Open Studios and Connecticut Open House Day. Otherwise by appointment.
Kathleen Zimmerman’s prints and sculpture uses elements of the natural world, especially animals, as their subject matter to express ideas concerning relationships, the environment and culture.