Blue Cottage features more than 20 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 Tomas - pottery / Polanshek of the Hills- cards / Eye and I - glass balls and jewelry / Jean Elizabeth - herbal products / Honey Lights - beeswax candles / Margie Weber Brosseau - reverse paintings on glass / Bianchi Street Studio - Pottery/ Karin Lee Lime - handmade pillows / Gillian Trevithick - The Bee's Nectar - soy candles / Sharon White - handmade cards / Bruce Corbett - snowflake lithographs / Carter & Mark Knox - cherry burl bottle openers / Rachel Smith - upcycled wall hangings / Sue Martin - baby & lap quilts / C B Metalworks - metal designs / Bruce Frizzell - inlaid wood products / Janice Bauch - handmade cards / Zoe Papas - linen project bags.
Here is some more about a few of them.
Carol Crawford approaches weaving as an artistic experiment. What will happen to blue as it interacts with green and purple? She weaves in an improvisational way; knowing the structure of the piece, yet free to move color and pattern through the object. She wants her cloth to stand the test of time and exist as a beautiful creation.
After working in Tennessee and Maryland, Leslie established her ceramics studio in the Mad River Valley in 2004. Leslie is always evolving her work and strives to achieve a balance between positive and negative space, while incorporating the flow of nature.