This page is dedicated to artists I know and love.
Beehive Handmade is a studio in Fall River, MA that crafts metal kitchenware by hand using traditional metal smithing techniques, antique tools, and hand cast parts. Durable, distinct and stylish, each piece is designed to be a treasure object to be handed down for generations.
Carla Caruso is a dear friend and brilliant jewelry designer. She offers a variety of contemporary, handmade engagement and wedding bands, as well as the most perfectly designed "everyday" elegance imaginable.
Zpots and Vnoelle
Eric Hendrick and Noelle VanHendrick, a husband and wife team, are the creators of Zpots and Vnoelle. Noelle writes her original poetry on the pottery and uses her drawings, paintings and poetry as the inspiration for the Vnoelle products. They both design and create all the pieces together, by hand. Their process is solid. They have such strength as craftspeople and extraordinary vision as artists. They are an earthly partnership and collaboration that reaches for heavens and brings it home and here.
Artist/Designer Jasmine Redfern of Whimsy Home has been designing and making fun and functional things for the home since 1993. Her love, well, obsession really, of all things patterned began in London where she studied textile design at art school. She uses a mix of maps and fabrics--some of which are her own designs, to make her vintage inspired lighting. Some say she is secretly trying to cover the entire world with color and pattern!
Secret Holiday & Co.
Secret Holiday & Co's Ashley Brown Durand is a Western MA resident and my studio neighbor! Her handmade pieces are made from repurposed natural unbleached soft cotton. They carry affirmative and inspirational messages that make a statement in any room.
Karla Gudeon's celebrated paintings are displayed in galleries and distinguished collections throughout the country and abroad. Her current body of work is influenced by illuminated manuscripts and folk art, and thematically portrays the most meaningful elements of her life: family, culture, strong women, an open-minded world view, and the natural world.
Hilary creates clothes and accessories that are one of a kind, each hand made and designed to reflect the spirit of the individual. It's about caring about what you wear — because all of her work is hand-sewn from recycled fibers — and creating a vision that is just a little more interesting, a little more bold, a little more vibrant. It's about walking out into a chilly winter morning, and brightening someone else's day when they see you glowing — inside and out — because there's a spring to your step when you know that you're adding a little glimmer in the galaxy.
Ananda draws inspiration from natural forms, and the vibrant luminosity of natural gemstones. She strives to capture the precious quality found in ancient jewelry, while creating pieces with a modern sensibility. All of the gems used are hand picked for their unique and exceptional characteristics. Many of her pieces contain an original painting on paper, which is set behind crystal in silver or 22k gold. An important influence in Ananda's work is the powerful symbolism behind each of the subjects she chooses to paint.