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Featured Jewelry Artists

David Rosales

David Rosales (Super Smith)

David and his business partner, John Delagato, formed Super Smith in 1997. They have more than 40 years of experience in inlaid jewelry making. David is an exceptionally talented Navajo designer who, as a young man, apprenticed with well-known silversmith Ray Tracey. Using several types of turquoise, sugilite, lapis and other semi-precious stones , they inlay varied patterns in elegant sterling silver designs, continually striving to create the finest works of contemporary hand crafted Native American jewelry.



Jill O'Reilly

Jill O'Reilly

Jill lives in Lexington, MA, and this line was inspired by the stone walls that abound in town and in the area. She seems them from her home studio. She imagines farmers clearing land and building the walls 300 years ago. She celebrates them and the history of the area. And, like the stone walls themselves, each of these pieces of sterling silver jewelry is unique with no 2 stones the same.



Ed Levin

Ed Levin

Ed began creating innovative jewelry in 1950. He started designing jewelry while living abroad and working with a master Florentine jeweler. They used age old techniques and tools. He brought home what he learned and started designing better tools and better methods. Ed Levin has trained many jewelers and has passed on his artistic vision. Ed Levin jewelry is still handcrafted using Ed's meticulous methods and only the finest materials – inspiring the wearer with its alluring and inventive design.



Deborah Richardson

Deborah Richardson

Deborah has always been drawn to the curved, organic shapes of nature. From her studio in Concord, MA, she delights in working hard, cold metal sheets and wires into visually soft and fluid ornaments to wear. Her jewelry is made through the processes of hammering, milling, stamping and soldering of sterling silver, bronze and 14 karat gold.


Represented Jewelry Artisans
Ann Allen, Diana Beaulieu, Robin Lee Becker, Leigh Benowitz, Tanya Cherepova, Jack Dokus, Cynthia Franzek, Jeff Gray, Anne Hanson, Jim Hayes, Christiane Hilbrig-Tauroney, Joan Horn, Thomas Hoadley, Ann Kearney, Betsy Keeney, Tom Kruskal, Ed Levin, Barbie Levy, Barbara Mellen, Native American, Ritvaliisa Ojanen, Jill O’Reilly, John Peterson, Lauren Pollaro, Renaissance Glass, Deborah Richardson, David Rosales, Dianne Russell, MaryAnne Sherman, Lochlin Smith, Beth Solomon, Squirrel-eze, The Touch.

Featured Glass Artists

Josh Simpson

Josh Simpson

While Josh is committed to the vessel form, as expressed in his blown glass vases, bowls and platters, he has become well-known for his planets. Holding one in your hand, you can easily imagine yourself orbiting the spectacular landscapes that he has created in his glass. His planets have been taken to and hidden in unique places on planet "Earth" and some have even gone into space with Josh's astronaut wife, Cady Coleman.



Kyle Kraiter

Kyle Kraiter

Kyle has blown glass in seven different countries. He has worked in small glass blowing studios, the large Boda factory, and high end architectural studios. He is back in Oregon now in his own studio. The beauty of nature, the ocean and the human form are his inspirations and can be seen in the line and form of his work.



Bob Handley

Bob Handley

Bob is a young, gifted and very skilled glass artist. He studied at Franklin Pierce University, Corning Glass in NY (where he also taught), and in Murano, Italy. He says that glass is a demanding material, requiring all of his focus and attention from the beginning to the completion of each piece of work. Success requires using proper heat, timing and movement. It is both challenging and calming to keep up with the fluidity of the glass



Christine Boisse

Christina Boisse

Christina resides in Townsend, MA on property that has been in the family for generations. For over 20 years, stained glass has been a part of her artistic repertoire. She loves to incorporate tiny pieces of glass into her works and often visits 3 or 4 glass shops to select ‘just the right’ color combinations, which she uses to “paint” her glass designs. People have said that her talent for embracing colors and textures brings her art to life.


Represented Glass Artisans
Luke Adams, Christina Boisse, Leandra Drumm, Eye for the Find, Susan Giroux-Cohen, Karen Gola, Stephanie Gertz, Robert Handley, Andrew Pyle & Leslie French, Jason Probstein, Janet Smith, Josh Simpson, Stephen Smyers, Tom Stoenner, Justin Tarducci (Anchor Bend), P & D Smith (GlassSmith), Jay Schwartz (Jaguar Art Glass).

Featured Ceramics Artists

Ellen Grenadier

Ellen Grenadie

Ellen’s stoneware holds an impression from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. A leaf or flower has been pressed in the clay; each one individually considered and placed by the artist, each piece unique. Natural oxides and glazes are mixed at the studio using copper, cobalt or iron to achieve the colors found in nature. No molds or forms are used and the result comes from the heart and from the earth, made in hopes of bringing the pleasure of the handmade to your table.



David Archibald

David Archibald

For more than four decades David has hand-thrown porcelain and stoneware pottery in a quiet studio in a peaceful backyard garden on Cape Ann. After all this time, he is still refining already amazing glazes and techniques, moving from stoneware to porcelain, under laying glazes with iron or copper.



Lulu Fichter

Lulu Fichter

"My creative process, expression, and passion are deeply influenced by a love for nature. Shells, bones, and patterns made by tides are inspirational elements in the aesthetic vernacular of my White Ware. In these works I implement visual art elements that are consistent with sculpture, requiring visual simplicity in the glaze process. This allows shadow areas, line quality, and juxtaposition of mass to resonate in a way consistent with sculpture."



Bill Campbell

Bill Campbell

For over 30 years, Bill’s porcelain has been admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms—each piece maintaining some of his energy. The glazes dance with surprising vibrancy in unexpected patterns. Functional pots become little moments of celebration within the day to day routine. "I have always refused to cut corners in any way that affects the high quality and brilliance of the pottery I produce."


Tim Christensen

Tim Christensen

"By working in black and white, with minimal color, I am able to invoke another world where humans are not dominant, but are shadows of the creatures I create. I hope viewers will see the challenges of community in my chickens, the draw of spirituality in my crows, and have a greater understanding of hierarchy through my owls." Tim carves free-hand through black clay slip to create the images on his pottery.


Represented Ceramics Artisans
Alice Abrams, David Archibald, Sara Baker, Paula Barry, Bill Campbell, Tim Christensen, Nancy Craemer, Roger Cramer, Teresa Deible, Lulu Fichter, Tom & Nancy Giusti, Peter Grams, Ellen Grenadier, Joan Hilton, Toby Hirsch-Brennan, Maxine Hugon, Lisa Knebel, Alison Lauriat, Marc Matsui, Ron Mello, Muddy Girls Studio, Hazel Olsen, Suzy Siegele & Michael Haley, Carol Schmook, Jason Silverman, David Voll, Steve Winterton, Royce Yoder.

Featured Fiber, Paper, and Leather Artists

Pat Fitzpatrick

Pat Fitzpatrick

Pat is a multi-media artisan, who designs and creates with fabric, paint and reed. Her colorful ideas easily flow into acrylic paintings, onto wooden bases for her woven splint baskets, and onto her wall hangings and throw pillows. She continually seeks out new inspiration and has challenged herself to create a mini quilt for each day of 2016 -- A personal adventure to see what might be learned through artistically recording the celebration of life, nature, remembrances, stories and tradition.



Barbara Willis

Barbara Willis

Barbara has explored the art of weaving since the 1970’s. Working in her studio in Concord, MA, she weaves one-of-a-kind scarves. Inspiration comes from photographs, paintings, and outside seasonal scenery. She never knows exactly what something will look like, so each piece is unique -- always new and exciting.



Rachael Benson

Rachael Benson

Rachel draws inspiration from the details in nature, the textures on the bark of a tree, the patterns on a butterfly, and the flowers of spring. Her needle felted art combines these things that speak to her with her own whimsical, funky twist.



Amy Rubin

Amy Mimu Rubin

Living in Westford, MA, Amy’s commitment as an artist is to continue developing her passion for pattern, texture, color and combining materials to express herself meaningfully. Inspired by her Nature photographs, she creates new pictures by incorporating piecing and stitching and layering bits and pieces of paper, fabric and paint into her designs.


Mary North Phillips

Mary North Phillips

The craftsmanship and artistic attention to detail is apparent in every handbag that Mary makes in her New Hampshire studio. Each light-weight one-of-a-kind or limited edition bag is made with high quality fabric and leather and has interior leather pockets and handles.


Represented Fiber, Paper, and Leather Artisans
Julia Berkley, Suzanne Durville, Pat Fitzpatrick, Hetty Friedman, Glenn Johnson, Bona Fiske Kidston, Pat Littlefield, Reba Maisel, Susan Marling, Maruca Design, Jo Ann Page, Mary North Phillips (Posh Pockets), Amy Rubin, Anne Shumann, Helga Siebert, Carter Smith, Neil Tischler, Barbara Willis, C.L. Whiting (Leaf Leather), Winding River, Carol Way Wood.

Featured Wood Artists

Wyatt Holm

Wyatt Holm

Wyatt initially learned woodturning from his grandfather who taught him to turn baseball bats. He perfected his skills through classes by world famous wood turner, Mike Mahoney. Wyatt’s bowls are first rough turned, then put aside for a year to air dry. Each bowl is then turned for a second time, to obtain its final shape and smoothness. Conditioning with walnut or mineral oil results in functional, beautiful and durable kitchenware.



Mikutowski

Michael Mikutowski

Mike and his wife, Liz, own a “small but mighty” woodworking shop in Michigan. Using only the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods, he is committed to excellence in design, function and workmanship. His passion is to create a design in which the natural luster and rich grain can be blended to form beautiful contrasts.



Ed Wohl

Ed Wohl

Award-winning artist, Edward has been designing and producing his cutting boards for over forty years using hard maple -- prized for its beauty and durability. No one knows why only one tree in about 500 yields some wood that exhibits the distinctive bird’s-eye pattern, varying tremendously in color and grain pattern. Each cutting board is crafted using carefully selected sections from a single piece of wood giving each board its distinctive appearance.


Represented Wood Artisans
Tom Brennan, Joel & Karma Brokaw, Tom Davin & Mary Kessler, Elisa Drumm, Charles Faucher, Mike Fisher, Charles Fleckenstein, Ron & Julie Flint, Matt Harvey, Wyatt Holm, Mike Mahoney, Kurt Meyer, Mike & Liz Mikutowski, Booker Morey, Bob Murphy, David & Kim Okrant, Steve Reznek, Matt Thomas, Elwood Turner, Ernie White, J.G. White, Ed Wohl, Paul Yacoe.

Featured Sculpture Artists

Stephen Palmer

Stephen Palmer / Fish Sculpture "Dexter"

I was born in California and raised by a poet and a painter. Pottery, batik and photography all engaged me, but through most of my adult life, I worked in glass. In recent years, I branched off into mixed media sculptures, making award-winning "fish". The structure of my fish sculptures begins with vintage crutches, paddles or boxes and then filled with found objects and wired together. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is named. Crutches historically symbolize pain and healing and their use for my fish represents what humans are doing to the oceans and the fish of the world. By using vintage pieces for the fish insides, it is my hope that the resulting recycled fish will lead to a better understanding of the harm we do by throwing still-useable things out.



Paula Barry

Paula Barry

Paula’s work reflects the many facets of her life. The garden, ocean, and her appreciation for handmade art are her passions. She creates sculptures that will add interest to the garden but also take the viewer back to their childhood. The most recent work include vessels with set beach stones, evoking pleasant memories of the beach. Paula uses both porcelain and stoneware clays. . Each piece is thrown on the potters wheel and altered using several decorating techniques. She is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.



Rodney Laiwakete

Rodney Laiwakete

Rodney Laiwakete is a renown Zuni fetish carver. He is best known for his precise inlaid heart lines and angular style of carving. Zuni Fetishes are small animals carved from colorful stone or antler. They are thought to bring good luck, strength and healing powers to protect their owners. The “heart line” represents the breath path leading to the animal’s heart, the power pack or bundle tied to the fetish nourishes and increases its power. Rodney works and lives in Zuni, New Mexico.


Represented Sculpture Artisans
Bovano, Deb Bridges, Jan Carson, Gerald Croteau III, Don Drumm, Leandra Drumm, Terry Emrick, Arlene Fins, Charles Gibbs, Joel Hotchkiss, Marilyn Jenney, Mustafa Kachchaf, Jeff & Mark Kile, Richard Kolb, Rodney Laiwakete, Jim Millar, Catherine Murphy, Houman Oshidari, Stephen Palmer, Max Payne, Neil Sater, Patty Sgrecci, Lochlin Smith, Janna Ugone, Francis Vega, Judy Vilmain, Tyson Weiss.

Handworks is owned and managed by Glenn Johnson with 40 year friendships including hundreds of craftspeople, and with the help of Sunny, Paula, Joanne, Marilyn, and Judy.

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