Out of the dollhouse and onto the wall, 1"scale quilts (average size 8" sq) made from 19th century fabrics, presented matted and framed. The use of antique fabrics and traditional designs creates work that is reflective of the art of American quilt making.
Alarte Silks specializes in one-of-a-kind handpainted silks represented by fine craft galleries throughout the United States and Canada. Sauer’s innovations in surface design emerge from her passion for texture and color. She produces handpainted Shibori scarves and shawls which showcase an exceptional gift for detail and artistic expression.
Lindsay Alstrom Interiors offers a wide array of services to a discerning clientele. Whether a client is looking for the perfect accessory to complete a room or an entire home remodel, Lindsay offers custom solutions. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Lindsay has completed many successful residential and commercial projects in the Bay Area.
Michael and Maureen Banner are accomplished silversmiths who work from their studio in the Berkshires. Many of their pieces are in esteemed permanent collections such as The Smithsonian, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Dozier Bell studied painting at Smith College in Northampton, MA, and as a graduate student with Neil Welliver at the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the most recent work explores the theme of global warming and its possible consequences by harking back to echoes of environmental catastrophes from the past, such as the period of the Black Death. Bell’s work as a whole can be seen as a continuation of the Northern Romantic tradition, with its emphasis on the terror as well as the sublime beauty of nature.
You can find the unique work of Providence hot glass artist Christopher Belleau at these two sites. The Belleau Art Glass site lists upcoming shows and is a photo archive. The gallery site shows Mr Belleau's current work as well as the work of other artists featured in Gallery Belleau at 424 Wickenden Street in Providence, RI.
Julianne D. Bresciani is an avid gardener and combines her love of flowers, gardening and yoga into a meditative art form of garden photography.www.julianneb.com
2d and 3d illustration for books, advertising, and web. Character and set design and fabrication for stop-motion animation. Prop design and fabrication for still photo shoots. For her 2d illustration she works in scratchboard, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, Photoshop and Illustrator. For her 3d work she uses everything including the kitchen sink.
Catherine Cannon truly loves making jewelry and is constantly inspired by the world that surrounds her. Whether it be at the cutting board making dinner, in the garden tending her veggies or atop a mountain, her jewelry is a product of her environment.
Erin E. Castellan creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, beads, knitting, crochet, and various found and painted fabrics. Erin fully embraces thread and other textile materials as her “paint” and enjoys the expressive range these tactile materials can offer.
Choplet Ceramic Studio combined with Williamsburg Ceramic Center offer ceramic classes and clay studio space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in NYC. Nadeige Choplet graduated from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris with a Master in Painting and Sculpture and came to New York with a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a second Master in Art, this time focused on Ceramics. Nadeige has been sharing her passion for clay and teaching at Universities since she graduated.
Donna D’Aquino was born in Newburgh, New York. In the fall of 2003, D’Aquino decided to stop teaching and focus on being a studio metalsmith. She works in a variety of metals, materials and styles. Her jewelry is hand-fabricated using sterling silver, 18kt gold and steel. It is primarily inspired by drawing and architecture.
Jennifer Dawes launched her collection Jennifer Dawes Design in 2000 and has since evolved to become one of the main proponents of sustainably responsible jewelry while also creating pieces that are magical to wear. Each piece combines her love of ancient civilizations with what is happening right now in culture and design. All her work is hand-made, fabricated and finished at her studio in rural Sonoma County, California.
Sculptural jewelry for women and men. Fusing antique with space age – balance within asymmetry – organic with an industrial twist.
"My pieces express my delight with nature and like nature, I want them to reflect a harmony of form, surface, and purpose. I strive to make small intimate pieces whose design and texture invite you to hold them."
A family run hand screen printing company based in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA. Founded in 1970 by John and Primm ffrench, it is currently run by sisters, Crispina ffrench and Sofia Hughes.
Earth & Twine is a small batch ceramic company that produces meticulously hand-formed, ever changing designs of utilitarian wares which combine craftsmanship, design and functionality.
Jill’s career as a jewelry designer started when she was 3 years old. Forbidden to have pierced ears, she craftily resorted to gluing beads to her ears. The daughter of two designers, you could say she has design in her blood.
Ben’s recent work focuses on geometry and structure in architectural themes reduced to a handheld scale. The subtle geometric lines of each piece can be appreciated by sight as well as touch.
Debbie Fisher Jewelry is based in Brooklyn, New York. Debbie has been designing and fabricating beautiful hand made pieces for over 20 years.
fordforlando is the collaborative studio of David Forlando and Steve Ford. While David's strength has always been to push color, pattern and surface in new directions, Steve is constantly fascinated by three-dimensional structures and how things fit together mechanically.
Ryan currently is a practicing studio potter and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. "A structured composition is vital within the framework of my vessels. The rim and feet of my pots are strongly defined areas, while the space in between lends itself to be broken down in parts. I incorporate a repeated pattern over the surface to assist in accentuating the volume within the forms. The surface of my vessels is constantly explored. Sensitivity in the glazing process must be attained in order to preserve the essence of the piece."
An oasis for sparking collaboration and innovation, Greylock WORKS is reviving a cotton-spinning mill in the Berkshires.
Juliana Boyd's art and design studio, Growler and Renard, features her needle felting, which creates sculptural 2-dimensional artworks of animals, flowers, and other subjects.
The narrative nature of the pieces begin with simple, black line sketches that are revealed by way of methodical applications of chosen materials. Each stitch through fabric or paper becomes a drawing tool that transforms Renee's ideas into tactile illustrations.
"I love weaving. I love the utility of it. I love the tools and equipment that it uses. I love the history of it. I love the idea of making a functional thing of beauty. I love the ingenuity that is involved and the problem solving that is required at every turn."
Alessandra Carranza makes her own soaps out of mostly natural ingredients, creating multicolored products so striking that she refers to them as "my little pieces of art."
Carol has worked as a textile designer, freelance painter, illustrator and designer, producing commissions in the UK, USA and Europe. Carol's abstract paintings on canvas and paper are motivated by colour. Working intuitively, she creates lyrical improvised works inspired by music and the energy and light of Cornwall.
Jason Houston has been photographing for editorial and commercial clients for nearly 15 years. Recent projects include local and sustainable agriculture, family dynamics, and politics & protests. Much of his time now is now spent documenting the efforts of various non profit and community groups and the issues related to their work.
"Clay is my pathway into the natural world. Both my pottery and sculpture are inspired by an investigation of nature, in process and in form."
Elegant contemporary jewelry inspired by nature that gives back 10% of sales to our communities.
Indian Line Farm is a 17-acre farm located in South Egremont, Massachusetts. Farmers Elizabeth Keen and Al Thorp have been growing at Indian Line Farm since 1997. In 1999 they purchased the farm using a unique partnership model with the Community Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. Now they operate the farm with the help of dedicated employees and apprentices.
Established in 2003, Luke Irwin specialises in the design and manufacture of hand-knotted custom made rugs. Our traditionally crafted rugs are ethically produced in the foothills of the Himalayas overlooking the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, India.
We are a design and knit practice based in a studio at The Harley Foundation, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. Our core material for our lighting is wool, British wool, featured in our dip-dyed range and merino wool used in the Strand lighting range.
Jennyjen42 is a unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them.
Husband and wife design team born & bred in Brooklyn, NY and now working side by side in their Great Barrington, MA studio using a well-seasoned artistic eye, we create innovative, versatile furniture and functional homewares that add character and beauty to any home.
“Wooden spoons are some of the simplest tools in our homes, yet have an unlimited variety of uses and designs to explore. My collection of handcrafted cherry wood utensils has evolved over 40 years of experimentation in the woodshop and kitchen."
A 1996 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she focuses much of her attention on the circle. Rings and round elements inspire her with their continuity, simplicity, and strength.
Kari has been a full-time contemporary basketmaker since 1975. She is best known for her double-walled constructions and a complex weaving process she refers to as her “hairy technique.”
Light-weight structured totes and zippered bags that are functional, tough, and good-looking. Inspired by the movement and sculptural aspects of textiles. Made in the USA.
Artistic cakes from carefully curated ingredients, handmade, one client at a time by Marion Attalwww.mamiebrougitte.com
Using delicate layers of dyed wool, built up on the surface one wisp at a time with a barbed needle, one can manipulate light and color in much the same way as an impressionistic painter. The resulting layers of fiber, three dimensional and textured, create an image blended by the viewer’s eye for incomparable richness.
Claire's current work is a ‘freestyle’ form of embroidery which can be described as stumpwork. With an appreciation of the natural world and love of drawing Claire has been inspired to study insects and reproduce these as tiny three dimensional embroideries on felt balls.
"I am a potter/ sculptor working in primarily clay. My Arts education began with a BFA in Design from UMass Dartmouth and continued with an intensive study of clay in Nagano Japan. Now in my 20th year as a studio artist my specialties are wood-fired stoneware and most recently cast bronze."
"Joy Newton designs are bold and colorful, vibrant and warm, effervescent and joyful, graceful and chic. Our eco-conscious line of textiles celebrates Earth’s uncomplicated pleasures: the people, traditions, and bounties that fill our souls and our tables."
One Mercantile is a small home goods & gift shop focusing on small production, fair trade, and vintage reproduction items located in the historic and well-known downtown of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires.
Francine has been working with clay for over 40 years. She enjoys the stark contrast of very white porcelain and black slips, and the carving, incising, very “hands on” approach to her chosen technique.
"My current wood work is about the refinement and definition of simple forms. The basic shapes are established in the visual lexicon, meaning I can move on to the delineation and refinement of the shape and its surface. I work on them as quiet objects, their presentation is restrained, and their presence is solid and averse to theatrics."
Poppi is the fun and clever alter ego of Dawn Benedetto. It's also a line of jewelry that doesn't take life too seriously. The glass and sterling rings are Dawn's invention and are unique in that they stretch to fit most everyone.
With a pen and ink in hand, French American artist Eva Calonder pulls inspiration from the beauty and energy of nature, which she translates into carefully crafted accessories and modern essentials.
Cindy Walsh has been sewing since she was a young girl and graduated from RISD with a degree in textile design. Her designs are influenced in part from watching what people wear and what makes them feel comfortable and special. She uses color, texture and detail to make the clothing unusual, but not over the top. The ribbon trims that embellish her work are her own design. All of the clothing is designed and sewn in Massachusetts.
Wheel thrown pottery that is delicately carved and painted. Modern pottery from coffee mugs and bowls to larger one of a kind bottles and jars for your home decor. I strive to craft beautiful objects out of clay.
Based in Austin, RIFLE + RADFORD is a Southwest-inspired design studio specializing in curious collections of handcrafted jewels. Inspirited by a passionate relationship with the great outdoors, many cultures explored & a unique sense of color, owner / creative director Melanie RR Edwards seeks inspiration in the world she embraces every day.
Roberts relies heavily on his ability to use modern day technologies to bring his meticulous designs to life. These abilities are born from his love of art, design, machinery, and a long history of traditional woodworking.
Each piece is an individual expression of the uniqueness that Andy finds in naturally occurring objects. "For me, there is nothing more exciting than finding and viewing colors, textures, patterns, and forms that I had not seen before." My intent is not to replicate these objects, but to simply translate what I have seen in unique and interesting ways.
Contemporary handmade jewelry, Judaica, and personalized gifts designed and crafted by Emily Rosenfeld in her Western Massachusetts studio.
Rural Intelligence (RI) is a reliable information source for people who routinely do business and seek recreation and entertainment in four counties: Berkshire, Columbia, northern Dutchess, and northern Litchfield. Thanks to the magic of the internet, RI's most effective marketing strategy is its readers, who make this uniquely sophisticated, three state region one big neighborhood, spreading information by "word-of-mouse."
Selvedge Magazine offers the world's finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Readers share a belief in the importance of their material surroundings and a passion for the beautiful and beautifully made. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping.
It all started with a pouch… fundamental and necessary for organization, but Brooklyn based designer, Tracey Tanner wanted more and for over a decade she has been putting her unique spin on small leather goods. With an emphasis on the highest quality leathers, detailed construction, and simple design, she creates needful pieces that are at once functional and beautiful.
Kathleen Tillett and son Patrick McBride represent 4 generations of designers, artists, creators and innovators of textile Design. The mother-son team have designed a new way of working with and creating hand printed fabrics.
Margot Trout is a landscape painter who works directly from nature and whose paintings reflect the quiet beauty of the Berkshires.
Each tumbalina handmade card is a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift of caring. Their goal is to let customers convey love and affection in a personal, whimsical way through their handmade cards, colorful printed thank you notes, and all sorts of other stationery stuff!
"I create artistic personalized memorial stones. With mallet and chisel I inscribe and carve motifs (even portraits) on slate to bring you a sensitive and tasteful mourning stone."
Michael Wainwright first became immersed in clay sculpture at the age of seven. What started as a childhood joy has evolved into a lifelong passion for creating functional works of art. Many of Wainwright’s designs evolved out of studies in Italy and travels along the Mediterranean.
Katherine is an embroiderer obsessed with tiny skulls and crowns.
Gordon Whitbeck and Elvia Gignoux are both life long residents of Salisbury, Connecticut. The farm has been in their family since 1916, for four generations. They follow organic growing practices and primarily produce vegetables, flowers, eggs, and hay, which they offer for sale at their farm stand.
"America is built on laborers- men and women who work on farms, printing presses, semis, and construction sites. I am honored to follow in my own ancestors’ footsteps by utilizing handwork to make laborious art objects."
Original handwoven designs by Marilyn Webster. Each towel is a mini art canvas, and she tries to make each one unique by varying the color of the weft, playing with horizontal stripes, and experimenting with pattern possibilities. She maintains an online store and beautiful blog at the below site.
Sonya Winner creates exceptional rugs that are graphic, vibrant, colorful and highly original. Sonya’s rugs showcase her rare talent for colour blending. Her design process involves layering colors and textures by hand to create something truly unique, that her many fans consider to be as much works of art as rugs and wall hangings.
New York sculptor Margaret Wozniak was born in Poland and studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow. Originally working in bronze, she now devotes her time exclusively to clay, a transition that allows for wider scope, freedom of expression, and the exceptional use of color. Each work is handbuilt and meticulously painted with carefully formulated glazes.