Saturday, February 13, 2016

Exciting new exhibitors for our 2016 show



NEW EXHIBITORS FOR 2017

 
KRIS ANDREWS
A native Vermonter, Kris works and lives at her Salisbury, VT home and studio with her husband, Jim, and twin daughters, Birch and Ashley. Kris designs her baskets to be functional and rugged as well as aesthetically pleasing. After experimenting with a wide variety of basket materials, Kris found that rattan provides the strength, flexibility, weight and aesthetic appeal that her styles require. Some of the handles and bases are fashioned from oak or pine. After they are painstakingly woven and sanded, her baskets are stained to give them a warm and comfortable look.




MARY PIESTER

Mary lives in Ghent, NY.  She asks her collectors to return to Christmas past with unique items that bring the season to life.  All her figures are self-made. Mary makes one-of-a-kind pieces and also reproduces Santas from her vintage collection.  Working in many different mediums makes her work unique.  She also offers Halloween and Folk Art pieces as well--something for everyone.  





JANET REID


I was first exposed to rug hooking in 1989 and immediately knew this was the medium for me. Always interested in needlework, I cross stitched, knitted, embroidered and quilted before finding rug hooking. My work is both traditional and whimsical and reflects both my New England and Pennsylvania roots.

Not limited to hand hooked rugs, I create wall hangings, covered antique footstools, chair pads and assorted unique seasonal pieces. I welcome commissions because I enjoy working with customers to create the special piece they are looking for.

CRAIG FARROW
Craig, of Ferrisburgh, VT, is a lifetime traditional furniture maker.  An expert on furniture making techniques from the 18th century he also is an expert in the history of American furniture.  In addition to creating his own furniture for commission, Craig restores antiques and architectural elements.





RACHEL GERSHICK

Rachel, from Hampton, CT, is a lifelong jewelry designer and maker.  Her specialty  is in fine jewelry design and construction, utilizing Sterling Silver, 14k & 18k Gold, and gemstones.  Many of the designs in The Silver Web collection are inspired by a close affinity for nature joined with an intuitive feel for form and fluidity. The various designs that make up the collection, attest to this.  Visit her work at thesilverweb.com






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Diane Louise Paul Featured Artist By Early American Life Magazine

American Craftsmen Show Leather Artisan Diane Louise Paul
The American Craftsmen Show in Ridgefield artisan Diane Louise Paul is the current Early American Life Magazine featured Directory Artist. Ms. Paul is included the 2015 Early American Life Magazine Artisan Directory under its Leather category. Congratulations Diane!