2023 Artisan Marketplace
Come See Our Artisan Creations
Artisans Marketplace, Upper Grounds, Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St.
Monday July 3, 10am-5pm, Tuesday July 4, 10am-4pm
Co-Chairs: Laura Cooper, Kiki Taron Kinney, Susan j Schrader
Committee members: Patti Baker, Pam Duncan, Ellen Garvey, Sara Marcy
Marblehead Festival of Arts is pleased to present the 25th annual Artisans Marketplace. Our exciting artisans show features top artists from not only Massachusetts, but from Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New York. Some of the artists’ distinctive offerings will include Glass, Jewelry, Fine Art, Photography, Tapestries, Baskets, Up-Cycled Art, Wearable Art, Wood Working, Pottery and Ceramics.
NOTE: Artisan Market is closed to new entries for the season. Thank you to all that have applied.
Stephanie works in a variety of mediums, specializing in hand painted ceramics, and stitched mixed media paintings. She is often inspired by graphic design, pattern in unexpected places, children's books, dreams, nature, color, and life's simple pleasures. Her whimsical style varies between contemporary and traditional and often incorporates sentimental themes and objects.
I gather beach glass from the shores of New England. I am drawn by the unique shapes and soothing colors of the glass that has been tossed and tumbled along the rocky coast for many years. I select pieces of beach and complementary glass and set them into intricate and creative designed necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and other fine jewelry. The glass is hand bezel-set in sterling silver or gold, accompanied by pearls and semi-precious stones.
One Of A Kind Handbag Design
All baskets are hand woven by Patti Baker, using the traditional Nantucket basket style and material
Sarah Minor Design specializes in distinctive hand-painted canvas floor cloths, and printed laminated placemats. Each sophisticated design is individually painted by the artist. Their durable finish ensures lasting beauty that improves over time. Due to the nature of heavy weight cotton material underfoot, one can expect some minute cracking over time. This does not impact the integrity of the rug but instead adds character.
MiraMar Print Lab will be a printmaking art studio focusing on letter press, silk screen, monotype, and relief printing.
With an established line of distinctive cut and sew hats for the ladies and the gents, Rocks and Salt, based in Brooklyn, NY, designs and handcrafts accessories and apparel coupling contemporary urban sensibility with timeless style and functionality.
Crafting Memories, One Exquisite Creation At A Time. Architectural Woodwork Sculptural Furniture Art, Gifts & Reclaimed Lumber
Michelle Brown is a self-taught, award-winning artist Her expressive paintings are characterized by their bold brushstrokes, fluid forms, and bright colors. She paints intuitively, letting the paint guide her and allowing each piece to unfold organically. This process results in vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that are full of energy and life, capturing inspiring intentions and the full spectrum of emotions.
An exploration in texture. The textures found in various repurposed slate weathered roofing shingles reveal a history evidenced in scars, scratches and nail holes acquired in their former utilitarian life. My themes are from nature, primarily the ocean and air. Often I focus on our humbler overlooked fellow creatures, employing humor in my work. Each piece has a wood backing with a hanging wire so that it sits straight and proud of the wall. Larger pieces can create a distinctive focal point.
I am a Visual Artist and Book Illustrator living in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA. I received a BFA(’93) at Queen’s University, in Canada and a MFA(’96) at Illinois State University, USA where I studied drawing, printmaking, painting and art history. I have shown my work throughout Canada and the USA and my work is in numerous private collections. I have worked as a printmaker’s assistant, and enjoyed various drawing, printmaking and painting teaching opportunities over the years.
I create unique, contemporary jewelry to inspire creative self expression. Each piece of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry is handmade by me in my Massachusetts studio. I work in a spirit of spontaneity with a focus on abstraction, inspired by my love of music, particularly jazz. I am influenced by the work of midcentury modernists, decorative arts, and the abstraction of patterns and shapes in nature and everyday things.
Our love of vibrant colors and the textures of Marblehead and the ocean inspired the creation of our products. By combining brightly colored spinnaker cloth with high-tech racing laminate, we are able to produce durable, stylish bags that are ideal for everyday use or a day on the water or at the beach.
Maura Oconnor is an illustrator currently based in Central New York. Although she likes to experiment with many different mediums, her work has a consistent point of view informed by her childhood of pulling weeds in her fathers vegetable garden, as well as a love of mythology and folklore. Currently she particularly enjoys making crunchy textural ink illustrations based on all things earthy, vintage, and magical.
Mostly functional pottery inspired by nature.
By melding sea glass forged by time and the relentless motion of the waves, with stunning wire-weaving artistry, Roze transforms what we've discarded — glass — into sublime, beautiful jewelry.
All of our candles are hand poured in the heart of Marblehead in small batches. With your well-being and the environment in mind, our candles have been mindfully sourced using premium soy wax and high quality, clean fragrance oils. Each scent in our collection was carefully crafted to recreate your favorite memories of life here on the coast.
Quitsakiki Designs is a design-fabrication firm with deep specialization in silversmith methods and other metalworking techniques leveraging a wide range of materials and tools.
My work is inspired by the beautiful colors of the oceans around the world. What can I make for you? The possibilities are as endless as the sea!
My work is inspired by simple pleasures and the exuberant enjoyment of life, what the French refer to as “joie de vivre”. These small-scale oil paintings feature an array of anthropomorphic woodland critters against a backdrop nodding to french rococo landscapes. Borrowing another french term, Dépaysant, my newest series is inspired by that feeling you have when you’re in a new place and experiencing very new things that make you feel foreign, out of sorts and strange (in a good way).
Creating luxurious handwoven designs begins with the use of fine fibers. My weaving takes inspiration from nature, from the subtle palette variations of florals to those of seascapes and sunsets combining hues that blend seamlessly. Fibers are carefully chosen for quality with the predominant use of fine silks, hand-dyed Mongolian and Italian Cashmere, Peruvian Alpaca, and Organic Egyptian or Turkish cottons. Scarves and Wraps drape smoothly catching the light and reflecting subtle elegance.
Judy Robinson-Cox creates and photographs temporary tabletop dioramas that capture humorous human events and the inner workings of the mind. She was selected to show a selection of her Lilliputian Landscapes series at Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence RI and at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport MA.
Obviously, arm warmers are stylish - and they are super practical too! They keep fingers free for texting, typing, driving, and snapping photos. They also make a posh layer for transitional weather and the ultimate statement in evening accessories. I HEART ARM WARMERS are eco-friendly and one-of-a-kind. Our arm warmers are upcycled by hand in the USA from the finest quality knits. With so many styles and materials to choose from, it’s easy to find a pair (or pairs!) that suits your climate.
My designs are a great way to spark a fun conversation. Whether one of the signature clutch pieces (each comes with a handy crossbody strap), or the larger day bags, I want to make something that breaks the ice and turns everyday adventures into an opportunity to make new friends.
Heather Bell Designs - Hand Painted Silk Wearables
Garrett is a writer and editor based in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He has a journalism background and has worked in feature writing, news writing, and fact-checking. He is currently a fact-checker at the educational start-up Yuno. Garrett created M is for Marblehead as a side project over the course of almost two years. He hoped an alphabet book would give children an easy way to explore all of the history and unique places in Marblehead, and he hopes it does it justice.
Handmade, unique, stained and fused glass products. Styles range from whimsical to nautical.
Salem artist Dorothy Arthur taught visual arts in the Salem Public Schools for 26 years before retiring in 2009 to focus more on her lifelong interest in working with clay. She received several awards during her teaching career including 1998 Salem Rotary Educator of the Year, 2004 Massachusetts Elementary Art Educator of the Year and 2009 Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year from the Massachusetts Art Education Association.
After over a decade as a leading theatrical and headshot photographer in New York City, and a move to Boston's North Shore, I am thrilled to be shooting gorgeous New England.
Comfort creatures, tote bags, and blankets
McGuire has taught plein-air painting workshops from Cape Cod to Vieques, Puerto Rico, and has recently spent time in Arles, France on a painting trip. He is represented by McGuire Gallery in Provincetown, MA, Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and Gallery Galleon in Vieques, Puerto Rico. His studio is located in the historic district of Marblehead, MA. His latest seascapes search for the harmony found in nature. A life by the coast has come to the surface in recent works.
This pillow line is thoughtfully engineered with important steps taken to guarantee superior workmanship throughout the entire production process. Thoughtful planning of fabric, patternmaking, cutting, placement, stitching and construction all contribute to producing an outstanding quality, durable, and long-lasting product.
Susan explores the elements of water with her large-scale paintings of the ocean, bathers, swimmers and fish. Susan completed 55 paintings for the new art installations at The Breakers Hotel, in Palm Beach, Florida renovation project in the fall of 2016. Other recent projects include a painting used for the 2016 the Berkshire Opera Festival, in western Mass, commissioned paintings for celebrity Chef Thomas Keller, and other private collections.