Holiday Open Studio
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Holiday Open Studio

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 Festive dinner table setting with mauve glazed 10” flat dinner plate, classic dinner plate and broth bowl stacked, white seed and pod vases with white tulips and freesia. Light grey tumbler for wine or water. Simple tea lights on rough wood chunks with raw linen napkins and runners round out the look.

Festive dinner table setting with mauve glazed 10” flat dinner plate, classic dinner plate and broth bowl stacked, white seed and pod vases with white tulips and freesia. Light grey tumbler for wine or water. Simple tea lights on rough wood chunks with raw linen napkins and runners round out the look.

Join us for this annual festive event right here in the studio! Get last minute, very special gifts, check out the ‘seconds’ and see how the studio operates. We will be here with good cheer and gift wrap all your special purchases at no extra charge. Hot drinks and season’s cheer on offer!

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Berry Farm Pop-up
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Berry Farm Pop-up

This is the first time we are participating in this event and are super excited. The Berry Farm is a local farm that I have been shopping with for years and this is the first year they are doing this event. 2309 New York 203, Chatham, NY 12037

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Berkshire Botanical Gardens Holiday Marketplace
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Berkshire Botanical Gardens Holiday Marketplace

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This annual year-end event finds the Garden transformed into a glistening holiday market featuring the Gallery of Wreaths, a Garden tradition offering one-of-a-kind wreaths created by some of the area’s most talented designers and artists. A holiday plant sale features hand-selected flowering plants, traditional centerpieces and holiday swags, and regional craft vendors offer a range of products from hand-made giftware and jewelry to beeswax and felted products.

BBG members - show us your membership card between 10 - 11 a.m. on December 1 and enjoy a complimentary mimosa or juice while you shop early for the best selection of holiday swag, plants and gifts!  

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Handmade Holiday
Nov
24
to Dec 2

Handmade Holiday

Handmade Holiday Came Back by Popular Demand!

Friday-Sunday, November 24, 25,& 26, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, December 2 & 3, 10:00am-4:00pm

Holiday gift shoppers and art lovers “go local” at this high quality sale that features jewelry, handmade apparel, quilts, children’s toys, cutting boards, baskets, ceramics, tin sconces, paper crafts, birdhouses, soaps and lotions, holiday ornaments and evergreen swags, and an array of delectable edibles made by dozens of Columbia, Ulster, and Berkshire area artisans. Admission is free.

“Handmade Holiday is a beloved regional tradition,” said Vivian Wachsberger, chair of the Handmade Holiday Committee. “We have more than 40 vendors this year—about a third of whom are new. Shoppers will discover hundreds of unique and gorgeous gifts. We even have homemade dog biscuits and catnip pillows for your pets!”


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Basilica Farm and Flea
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Basilica Farm and Flea

Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as an antidote to big box Black Friday, Basilica Farm & Flea is part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair. With over 10,000 square feet of raw space, Basilica Farm & Flea is the only market of this scale in the region.

Inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley, each market features a diverse group of regional vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. With a ‘no barcode, no plastic wrap’ ethos and a love of vintage and recycled, locally-sourced agriculture and the beautifully handmade, Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market showcases the splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents.

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Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market

  • 9140 New York 22 Hillsdale, NY, 12529 United States (map)
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In keeping with the local food vibe, we are adding this farmers market to our show line up this year. I have shopped this market for years and enjoy the smallish size of the market and the world class vendor options. Lots of really wonderful farmers. Buy groceries for a local-fare dinner and a porcelain treat for yourself or a hostess gift.

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Great Barrington Artist's Market
Aug
11
8:00 AM08:00

Great Barrington Artist's Market

We are looking forward to joining forces with friends at JK Designs, Dan Bellow and other talented artisans who show weekly (or sporadically, like us) in Great Barrington MA, part of the farmer's market there. A new concept for us in marketing, farmer’s markets seems a good fit. We make dishes and gifts right here in Spencertown, just a stone’s throw from GB and our things are a perfect complement of the local food and artisanal products on offer at this very well attended market. Perfect place to stop by to pick up groceries for a special meal or for the weekend or week ahead. Add in a little something extra, a gift for a friend or yourself! We would love to see you and help you decide on what’s a good choice.

We will be at this market June 2nd and 9th, August 11th, and September 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

 

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Studio Open House
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Studio Open House

Our studio open house is coming up! Mark your calendar for the first weekend of August for this always special event. We set up a tent in the yard and pull out archives and work that has been tucked away. Someday, that might end if we sell out!! But, until then, I have been making porcelain in one form or another lo these many years. You are sure to find a treasure and we price everything to sell. Keep an eye on this space for updates. Saturday we will be open from 10AM - 5PM and Sunday 11AM - 4PM. We always put out refreshments and we would love to see you!!

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Greylock Heirloom
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Greylock Heirloom

Join us as we celebrate the Berkshires’ passion for authentic, handcrafted design and local food.

Set in Greylock WORKS’ expansive, light-filled weave shed, this unique marketplace brings together regional artisans, curators, chefs and farmers, to delight guests of all ages and interests.

Peruse and procure quality local crafts and discover exciting new flavors with demos, talks and tastings curated by our friends at Berkshire Grown.

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Delmar Farmer's Market
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Delmar Farmer's Market

  • 332 Kenwood Avenue Delmar, NY, 12054 United States (map)
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Another new market for us this year, we have heard wonderful things about Delmar. Near Albany, it serves the capitol district and boasts making the list as one of the best 101 farmer’s markets in the country. Can’t wait to offer our wares here this year!

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Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market

  • 9140 New York 22 Hillsdale, NY, 12529 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In keeping with the local food vibe, we are adding this farmers market to our show line up this year. I have shopped this market for years and enjoy the smallish size of the market and the world class vendor options. Lots of really wonderful farmers. Buy groceries for a local-fare dinner and a porcelain treat for yourself or a hostess gift.

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Hudson River Exchange
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Hudson River Exchange

  • Henry Hudson Riverfront Park Hudson, NY USA (map)
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We love this event, a regular stop on our suer show tour. Gorgeous setting right on the river, music, food and lots of cool vendors make shopping and hanging out a pleasure.

HUDSON RIVER EXCHANGE’s annual Summer Market is held at the Hudson Riverfront Park in Hudson, New York. Summer Market is a weekend gathering of creativity and exchange, bringing together about 100 makers, collectors, farmers, live musicians and community organizers to celebrate creation, connection, and the scenic beauty that is the Hudson Valley.

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Garden Market on the Green
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Garden Market on the Green

This lovely outdoor marketplace will be held on the Spencertown Village Green across the street from the Academy on June 16. This year’s market will showcase more than a dozen vendors offering fine handade prorcelain ála yours truly, plants, home and garden furnishings, birdhouses, antiques, garden books, and expert garden advice. Also, shoppers will find bargains on choice garden items and accessories at the Academy’s White Elephant Booth. Food options include breakfast sandwiches, grilled burgers, and hot dogs prepared by the Spencertown Volunteer Fire Company, Micosta food truck serving juices, fruit salad and breakfast crepes in the morning and vegetable quesadillas for the lunch crowd and strawberry shortcake served by Friends of St. Peters. The aim of the market is to offer the rare and the unexpected at affordable prices. Admission is free and a portion of all sales benefit the Academy.

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Great Barrington Artist's Market
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Great Barrington Artist's Market

We are looking forward to joining forces with friends at JK Designs, Dan Bellow and other talented artisans who show weekly (or sporadically, like us) in Great Barrington MA, part of the farmer's market there. A new concept for us in marketing, farmer’s markets seems a good fit. We make dishes and gifts right here in Spencertown, just a stone’s throw from GB and our things are a perfect complement of the local food and artisanal products on offer at this very well attended market. Perfect place to stop by to pick up groceries for a special meal or for the weekend or week ahead. Add in a little something extra, a gift for a friend or yourself! We would love to see you and help you decide on what’s a good choice.

We will be at this market June 2nd and 9th, August 11th, and September 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

 

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Welcome to Summer in Spencertown
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Welcome to Summer in Spencertown

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This is one of our favorite shows of the summer. Right here in our hometown, Welcome to Summer in Spencertown celebrates all that we hold dear. Music, food, locally handmade artisanal goods, non-profits (including small ponies and puppies - REALLY!) and a lot of good vibes and celebratory effervescence. I actually coordinate this one, so will be there front and center. We have lots of new good stuff, including succulents potted up in my little beekers and juice cups and new drawings on porcelain. 

 

Music this year includes roots and traditional style music, celtic, shape note singing and bluegrass style lively tunes. 

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Feb
23
to Apr 6

Women and Power

Inspired by Mary Beard’s recent manifesto, Women and Power, I am galvanized to revisit and reclaim this series of sculptures for this exhibition at the Chatham bookstore. Originally produced in 2002, they were first exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington DC in 2002-2003 and again at the Mark MacDonald Gallery in Hudson in 2005. The newly reinvigorated women’s movement has elicited their return to public life.

 from left: Brooke Astor, Claire McCardell, Dorothy Draper. Edith Head, Elsie de Wolfe

from left: Brooke Astor, Claire McCardell, Dorothy Draper. Edith Head, Elsie de Wolfe

 

Begun in 2002, my Women and Power series was sparked by a sense of enthusiasm for the group of women I first represented in decorated porcelain.  The bottles were born and wore dresses. Each of the women articulated in these whimsical representations held a certain kind of power. They are historical, and many were trailblazers, like Elsie deWolfe and Dorothy Draper, known for their interior design influence and possessing a unique power and influence in the realm of design and style as well as emphasizing an American aristocratic class, one that spawned the art world and its incumbent economic transformation.  I thought it was important to be reminded of their influence and so I sought to identify each bottle with a specific person. At the time that I conceived of this project, I had just finished reading Katherine Graham’s memoir and was struck by her courage in taking over the Washington Post and effectively bringing Richard Nixon to justice.

The Women and Power series includes:

1. Elsie deWolfe

2. Dorothy Draper

3. Clare Macardell

4. Edith Head

5. Katherine Graham

6. Marie Antoinette

7. Babe Paley

8. Brooke Astor

9. Hannah Arendt

10. Gertrude Stein

11. Alice B. Toklas

This exhibition has rekindled my passion for Women and Power, as has this year in politics, the year I am calling Women Rising. I will add more female personalities to this collection and continue to build the recognition of female influence in the realms of fashion, design, politics, literature and philosophy. And power.  

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Dec
16
to Dec 17

Studio Holiday Open House

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Saturday, December 16 | 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, December 17 | 11AM – 5PM

Our annual holiday open house. Join us where you can see the full array of what we have on offer as well as where we make the stuff. Lots of stock and one of a kind art works will be available as well as some delicious Christmas cheer. We would love to see you and wish you a happy holiday and new year. Last chance for a handmade, locally sourced giftfrom your favorite potter. :)

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Berkshire Botanical Gardens Holiday Marketplace
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Berkshire Botanical Gardens Holiday Marketplace

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The Garden’s renowned Holiday Marketplace is THE place for one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations and gifts made by a select group of local craftspeople. New this year is an expanded Gallery of Wreaths located in both the Garden’s Education Center and the newly renovated Center House, where we’ll be celebrating the official re-opening of this wonderful building, serving refreshments and selling gifts and goodies from our Garden Shop.
— from the website

Saturday, December 2 | 10AM – 11AM, BBG members only
Saturday, December 2 | 11AM – 5PM
Sunday, December 3 | 10AM – 5PM

This is one of our favorite shows, small and cozy. Set in the glorious Berkshire Botanical Gardens main building, it is a showcase of local artisanal talent as well as a great place to get wonderful handmade wreaths, potted plants specially designed and made with the holidays in mind and yummy food. Stop by for a cup of coffee from Depot 6 and get that last minute gift for your impossible to shop for best friend or in-law.

 

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Basilica Farm and Flea
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Basilica Farm and Flea

Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as the antithesis of big box Black Friday, Basilica Farm & Flea is part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, showcasing the wealth and splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents. Basilica Farm & Flea is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley.
— Basilica website

Friday, November 24 | 12PM – 9PM
Saturday, November 25 | 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, November 26 | 10AM – 5PM

This is one of our tried and true local events we love and look forward to annually. This year they are changing it up a bit opening on 'black Friday' at noon. This is decidedly the way to go for guilt free consumer shopping as everything for sale here is handmade by the best craftsmen in the area as well as vintage treasures and locally sourced food stuffs. 

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Greylock Festive
Nov
18
10:30 AM10:30

Greylock Festive

We are so excited to participate in this event, the first annual Greylock Festive in North Adams. Since MassMoca has been the flagship cultural pivot point in the Berkshires, North Adams is increasingly a magnet for cool, inspiring events and venues. Greylock Works is just one of the latest additions to the landscape. Their Festive, billed as a Celebration of Local Food and Design promises to be one of the must see events of the season. From the website "Set in an expansive, light-filled mill, the festival marketplace offers music performances, food crafters, local farmers, fermenters and distillers, and the region’s best artisans and textile curators." Hope to see you there!!

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Berkshire South Arts and Crafts Festival
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Berkshire South Arts and Crafts Festival

  • Berkshire South Community Center (map)
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 Handmade fine porcelain bowls plates and giftware ready to purchase. We specialize in gorgoeus gift wrapping.

Handmade fine porcelain bowls plates and giftware ready to purchase. We specialize in gorgoeus gift wrapping.

This is a wonderful tucked away event that we did for the first time last year. It is only 5 hours long, so is easy for us, and it kicks off our holiday show season. The venue is warm and inviting, housed in the new community center just off off 7 in Great Barrington. There was a portable wood pizza vendor that made the most delicious thin crust pizza last year and I suspect there will be more delicious food vendors on site this year. The other vendors are some the Berkshires most talented artisans. Our friends Chris and Josh will be there with their lovely cutting boards, makers and purveyors of JK Design, as will Janet Mckinstry, maker of my favorite computer bag.  Tom Kenny will be there with his gorgeous wooden bowls as well as other local artisans with art, handmade craft home items and food stuff.

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