Blue Cottage features more than 35 Vermont artisans.
Blue Cottage features Vermont artisans who work in a range of styles to create one-of-a-kind designs using natural materials, including beeswax, cotton, silver jewelry that includes upcycled materials, and clay.
They include: David Epstein - jewelry / Crawford Weaving - woven rugs and shawls / Sue Storey - cloth bags / KD Hill - knitwear / Cathy LaClair - jewelry / Trillium Finch - jewelry and florals / Leslie Montalto - pottery / Victoria Tamas - pottery / Polanshek of the Hills- cards / Eye and I - glass balls and jewelry / Jean Elizabeth - herbal products / Honey Lights - beeswax candles / Scott Ross - cribbage boards/ Bianchi Street Studio - Pottery / Gillian Trevithick - The Bee's Nectar - soy candles / Sharon White - handmade cards / Bruce Corbett - snowflake lithographs / Carter & Mark Knox - cherry burl bottle openers / Sue Martin - baby & lap quilts / C B Metalworks - metal designs / Bruce Frizzell - inlaid wood products / Janice Bauch - handmade cards / Zoe Papas - linen project bags / Marc Knox - glass and silver jewelry / Black Velvet Soaps - bath bombs / Norman LaRock - upcycled art / Barbara Forauer - magnets and potholders / Phebe Mott - leather totes / Russell Spies - pewter products / Sandy Doten - hand-drawn cards / Jill Abilock - journals / Robin Grace - art and notecards / Sarah Sprague - stained glass art & jewelry / Glass Heart of Vermont - stained glass products / Dexter Lorrance - wooden wall decorations / Thirsty Hill Creations - painted switchplates / Julie Wade - knitted mittens.
Here is some more about a few of them.
David Epstein is a designer and maker of fine handcrafted jewelry. He combines the tradition of the metalsmith, with the vision of an artist to create clean, simple forms that showcase the unique character of each gemstone.
Sandra Erickson is a hand potter whose work has an organic quality and character that is equally as beautiful as it is useful: hand-build pottery as functional art.
Brian LaPointe and Carmel Blanchard have formed a team and forged a way to blend their two singular talents to make beautiful metal art.
The bags and accessories from Bagged in Vermont are handmade, up-scale bags made in Hinesburg, VT, with vibrant batik fabrics.
Cathy is inspired to work with freshwater pearls, gemstones and gold. She makes unique pieces that draw attention to the natural beauty of the stone and the wearer.
Bruce Frizzell creates unique and beautiful wood products ranging from cutting boards to small chests to clocks, most featuring inlaid wood designs.
Victoria Tamas of Shelburne, Vermont makes pottery for everyday comfort and beauty, as well as objects with a spiritual/ritual purpose.
Trillium Finch is a small design studio in Hinesburg, VT, specializing in jewelry and floral designs inspired by the shapes and textures of nature and found objects.
Marc Knox and Carter Knox are a Father and Son team from Hinesburg that have joined together to create these handcrafted bottle openers created from Cherry Burl wood harvested by the makers in Vermont.
Kathy Hill started K.D.Hill Knitwear in 1994 in a studio located next to her house in Hinesburg, VT. All the knitwear is made by her. While the style, yarn and needles may change, Kathy’s passion for knitting remains constant.