Blue Cottage features more than 30 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.
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.
Karin Lee Lime has been a fabric artist for many years. Her pillow designs include hand embroidery, machine embroidery, and smocking.
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.
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.