Cloisonné, whose history dates back over 500 years, is well known traditional enamelware. It is actually called the "Blue of Jingtai" as blue is the dominant color adopted for enameling, and cloisonné became prevalent during the reign of Jingtai (1450 - 1456) in the Ming dynasty. Owing to the brilliant color and splendid designs, cloisonne has been highly appraised at home and abroad. Regarding the making of cloisonné, it involves elaborate and complicated processes: base-hammering, soldering, enamel filling, enamel firing, polishing and gilding.
GERMAN GLASS CHICKENS
We have these wonderful, hanging chickens available in three sizes.
Please note that since every pieces is unique, colors will vary.
KITRAS ART GLASS
TREE OF LIFE ORNAMENTS
Available in two sizes. Stands available, too.
Made in Canada
STARBURST GLASS ORNAMANET
Clear and assorted colors blown with “freehand” technique.
Available in two sizes.
Made in Germany
EGYPTIAN GLASS ORNAMENTS
Hand-engraved and with highlights of genuine gold and crystals.
Large assortment of designs, sizes and colors.
Capiz shell from the windowpane oyster,
airbrushed by hand in the Philippines
Made with real lichen and seeds
from the Black Forest region
Variety of styles and mediums
We have a variety of pottery styles and pieces from local artists. Stop by in the summer for the annual pottery show.
Smokers (incense burners) aren't just for Christmas (see Christmas page for more)
MINIATURE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS
by local artist Amy Amelia White
HAND-MADE SCARF NECKLACES
by local artist Sylvia Loomis
Theo Keller's pieces are beautiful on a Christmas tree or in a window year-round. Theo was exposed to the America craft movement at an early age working in his father’s ceramic studio in Maine. After studying art, photography, and ceramics in high school, he sought to explore his growing affinity for design through the medium of glass. He has studied at the Penland School of Craft with several of the most sought-after practitioners of flameworked glass. Using traditional Italian glass blowing techniques, he created a body of contemporary glass work.
Made in Vietnam with many different varieties of wood