Archive for the ‘Fine Crafts’ Category

Serap Yurdaer

Serap Yurdaer Erboy was born and raisewd in Germany. She moved to Turkey in 1982 and has lived in Alacati since 2002 with her husband and her cats. Since 1983 she has worked in the travel industry as a consultant. Currently, much of her time is dedicated to her ceramic studio, Alacati Arts & Crafts.

What started as a hobby became a new career for her. Most of her ceramic work is
wheel thrown, ranging from functional pottery to abstract sculptural pieces. She also teaches lessons for children in her village to encourage artistic expression.

Serap Yurdaer has also written a charming book entitled ALACATI, An Enchanting  Getaway in Aegean Turkey. It is a lovely guide to all the hidden nooks, crannies and historical points of… Continue reading

Hope Thomas

My interest in fiber arts began as a young child when my grandmother taught me to knit, In the 1970’s when living in Newton, MA.  I went to a meeting of spinners and dyers and that just wet my appetite for this creative form. I went from a drop spindle to a spinning wheel, than to a table loom, and inkle loom and finally to a floor loom.

I love the mathematics of weaving. Beginning with planning the design or pattern, then figuring how wide and how long a piece will be, it’s not always a simple process. I love using colors and sometimes dye the wool from the sheep I raise.

From start to finish, I make lovely vests, jackets, scarves, blankets and more… Continue reading

Jane Pinel

Jane was always involved in the arts as painter and teacher. Originally she became interested in clay and pottery in order to teach it to children. After pottery classes at the Museum School in Boston, and private instruction, she became assistant to William Wyman, an internationally known potter and teacher. During this time she also studied at Haystack School of Crafts in Maine.

She traveled in Europe for four months, photographing and interviewing famous potters; Francine Del Pierre, Hans Coper, Llorens Artigas and Bernard Leach.

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Ken Blaisdell

We have a selection of lamps by Ken Blaisdell, Hand made with beautiful, hand painted shades.

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Trish Dalto & Alex Kalish

Trish and Alex met as students at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. After graduating in 1991, Alex and Trish worked for a glassblower. They began producing and selling their own designs. On January 1, 1996 they completed their own glassblowing studio in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

Members of the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen.

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Lynn Hendrickson

Lynn loves color and design. Her drive to create and compose beautiful combinations in her jewelry and floorcloths also give her great pleasure because they are functional. She lives with her husband in East Washington, New Hampshire.

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Ian Eddy

Ian Eddy is a blacksmith who creates handwroght iron work; chandeliers, fireplace tools and beautiful candleholders like the one shown here. He and his wife, Jane, live and work in Saxtons River, Vermont.

Member of the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen.

Cheryl Christenson

Self-taught basket artisan and designer Cheryl Christenson has been weaving baskets since 1983. Following a degree in business administration from Clarion University and a career at home raising 3 children with husband Rob, Cheryl now devotes much of her time to designing her award-winning baskets in her 1830’s barn studio at Meadow View Farm, in Hillsborough.

Cheryl’s baskets make use of a variety of materials, including wild grasses from the fields and her garden. She continues to weave the large reed baskets which were her original creations but has also added an extensive line of basketry ornaments and tiny embellished basket necklaces. Her favorite project is the weaving of exquisite miniature baskets from silky-smooth black ash reed. Cheryl’s baskets have been featured in magazines and newspapers and… Continue reading

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