Photo: Mark Craig
As a hearty New Englander, Andrea Williams grew up learning the names of plants and animals native to the Maine shores. Her inlaid stone and metalwork jewelry is grounded and breathtaking, like that Atlantic coast. Her line, Bound Earth, is based in her belief that jewelry isn't just a status symbol to raise us up, but can instead bring us closer to nature, the place where the materials come from. Check it out in person at CraftBoston today and tomorrow.FULL ENTRY
Covered with bright colors, playful patterns, and images of fauna of all types, you can't help but feel happy when looking at Hannah Niswonger's pottery. Born into a family of printmakers, quilters, knitters, and painters, it's no wonder the joy of craft comes through in Hannah's work. We caught up with the Winchester resident for an interview before today's CraftBoston show opens:
Mass Art grad Lauren Passenti has a bit of a dark side. At least her jewelry does. Striking a balance between industrial decay and the natural world, Lauren's pieces are crafted of materials some might call strange, like coral, horse hair, and fur, and antlers. Even the jewel-like quartz is rough. Her pieces are tough yet elegant — you can check them out in person at CraftBoston this weekend:FULL ENTRY
Known by many a hip, young Boston fashion lover by her iconic upcycled silk neck tie creations, Massachusetts native and Mass Art alumna Nicole Deponte returns to Boston for her second spring to exhibit at the Craft Boston market this week — with a new couture line, new offerings for men, and an excitement about where the local maker movement is going.
In this second installment of our Maker Moment series with Massachusetts artists showing at Craft Boston this week, we caught up with this cool emerging designer amidst the madness of packing up her studio for the show.FULL ENTRY
Ever daydream about the days of yore and (what must have been, right?) the simplicity of life on an historic New England farm? Ah, the honest joys of waking at the break of dawn, gazing out on your wide expanse of land filled with a sense of pride, giving your adopted dog an actual job to do, growing your own food, making your own clothes, hammering out the frustrations of the world in a barn workshop...
This month, indulge those farm fantasies and see what rural life is really all about by spending the day at Gore Place in Waltham for the 26th Annual Sheepshearing Festival. on April 27th.FULL ENTRY
If yesterdays's roundup of stitch-focused Saturday sessions has got your crafty fingers itching, here's a deal for you. DIY maven Vickie Howell's latest book, Step It Up Knits, is available on Kindle for only $1.99.FULL ENTRY
School vacation might be right around the corner, but this week it's time for the grownups to go back to class with six crafting events sure to help get your stitch on and shake the winter doldrums right out of your sewing machine.FULL ENTRY