2023 MADE BY 01907 ARTISANS
Saturday, November 11th, 10 am - 4 pm at ReachArts
Your Truly Local Artisan Fair
Marden Point Designs
Colorful children's clothes designed to fit growing kids for as long as possible.
I learned to sew over 20 years ago, taught by my mother who was a professional seamstress. Over the years, I've enjoyed creating everything from blankets to bags, but with the births of my two children, I've mainly focused on creating colorful, comfortable, long-lasting children's clothing. I design my clothes to fit for as long as possible, using straps with multiple snaps and wrist and ankle cuffs. I use a variety of fabrics, including upcycled merino and cashmere sweaters. Many of her items are sewed on an antique Singer Featherweight machine that is almost 90 years old and still works perfectly.
Finely crafted furniture and wooden accessories
I've lived in Swampscott for more than 30 years and have been a hobbyist woodworker for more than 40 years. I am mainly self-taught but have taken a number of classes at The Furniture Institute of MA and North Bennet St. School. Since retiring in 2020 from a long career as an Electrical Engineer, I've been spending more time developing woodworking skills on a variety of projects including commission work.
Nancy Marland Wolinski
Nancy Marland Jewelry
Silver jewelry inlayed with colorful polymer clay.
The process of design really excites me. A collaboration between me (designer) and you (wearer) gives me the ultimate design challenge of bringing life and joyful expression to work that’s cohesive, well-made, and comfortable to wear. I received a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston with a concentration in painting and sculpture. I have come to jewelry design later in life after having spent more than 30 years as a self-employed graphic designer. A lifetime of experience working in a variety of fine art and craft disciplines (landscape painting, ceramics, quilting, fine woodworking and graphic design) have all informed the passion I feel doing this work.
Dinochick Pottery by Stephanie Timmerman
Unique ceramics, both functional and sculptural.
I am a multidisciplinary artist, being equally at home working in clay, photography or fiber arts. I have a background in science, so my work often incorporates close observations of the natural world and focuses on different chemical processes. Clay's ability to be formed in a three-dimensional space and the rigors of successfully completing difficult pieces are a source of great joy for me.
Flamework glass beads with mixed media
Priscilla Low is a flamework artist who combines found and upcycled objects to make mixed media ornaments and jewelry, finding inspiration in her garden or walking the beach looking for ideas of color, form and texture from nature.
Functional pottery and upcycle materials/objects
I've been a crafter, hobbyist, maker my entire life. Creating something out of nothing is so rewarding. When covid hit in 2020, it afforded me some extra time to finally dabble in something I have been wanting to do since 2011. I finally found time to take a pottery class which led to another and another. 3 years later, I'm still growing, still taking classes, still building on the foundations I have learned from the teachers at the Clay School and my peers who support and encourage me. I make functional, calm stoneware pottery and upcycle materials/objects whenever possible. My neutral palette complements what is going on versus compete.
Handmade zippered makeup bags, book sleeves, coffee cozies, crossbody bags, infinity scarves, key fobs, cork earrings, fun felt catnip toys, baby gifts and more! Plus delicious hot Vanilla Chai tea mix.
My mom used to drag me to the fabric store when I was younger and I hated it. It was SO boring. Yet, here I am, many years later - spending hours on Etsy looking for the coolest fabric I can find. I love finding funky fabric that makes the best functional gifts. I started sewing on a hand-me-down sewing machine about 10+ years ago and I try to cut fabric, iron it, sew it whenever I get a spare minute between working full-time and raising two energetic kiddos. It's a way to focus my brain on something else for a change. I love when customers love the things I make too!
New England Apothecary
Sustainable little luxuries for bath & body
I make highly effective, well-balanced, sustainable little luxuries for bath & body. I'm a research scientist with a cosmetic chemistry hobby and dry skin, so I started New England Apothecary as an avenue to explore my hobby more deeply and share my creations with others. I also have an aversion to single-use plastics, so I aim to package all of my products low-or-no waste. With New England Apothecary you're buying locally hand-crafted, eco-friendly science-backed custom formulas from a woman-owned & operated small business.
Grit & Polish Design
Beach stone jewelry, Silk scarves
I use local beach stones from Preston and Phillips Beach as well as vintage beads and sea glass to
create handcrafted jewelry and key chains, I love walking along the north shore beaches collecting stones and working with Mother Nature to create unique pieces.
John A Picariello
North Shore Bowls
Twice turned green tree wood from the north shore.
I am a wood turner, utilizing green tree wood to make bowls.
I don’t consider myself an artist, but a woodworker. I turn tree wood to be used and a memory of what once grew locally. Whether it comes from storm damage, disease, or from private property, there is never a shortage.
Hannah Cloud Sharpless
Hannah Cloud Sharpless
Clothing and jewelry created with local natural pigments and botanical dyes. Photo prints.
Because the through line of my art practice is the natural world, it ebbs and flows with the seasons, with the tides, and with the temperature. In the winter, I am with the dogs at the beach, observing and capturing the light, water, and landscape, or at home painting with plant inks and pigments I gathered and processed in the summer and into the fall. As we turn towards spring, I anticipate muddy hikes with ink rich buds, blossoms, and fungi, and the sprouts that will unfurl into summer blooms ripe with dye colors. For every new color or interaction, I stumble into in my process-focused work, I learn more about our local habitats and the way people have interacted with dyes, inks, and other wild-crafts throughout time. My goal is to be always looking, always learning, and actively respecting and caring for these resources and surroundings.
MiraMar Print Lab
Relief, screen and mono prints in themes ranging from Marinas to Monsters and Myths.
MiraMar is an art studio focused on the art of printmaking. Founded in 2019 by artist duo, Sammia Atoui & Adrian Rodriguez, the studio creates limited-edition fine art works on paper. Each work of art is designed and printed by hand, one color at a time using archival inks and papers. Every print is signed and numbered by the artist to ensure its value and investment.
Ingrid Pichler Glass
One-of-a-kind fused glass items and jewelry
Working in architectural glass for many years has helped me develop a keen understanding of the transformative potential of light and texture of this unique material Most of my work has been commissioned for site-specific installations but in the “Made by 01907” event, I am presenting a line of whimsical jewelry creations paired with everyday glass objects for home use and decoration.
Hand-knit hats, mittens sweaters and toys
I am a retired preschool director who now spends her days watching her grandchildren, knitting and reading! Life is good!
Jennifer Donovan Photography
Nature and Macro photography
I have a BFA in photography from RIT. Though my career has been focused in other places, I haven't put my camera down in 37 years - I love capturing the textures and color of nature, using natural light to create interesting imagery.
About a Buoy
Handcrafted nautical art made from locally sourced materials
About a Buoy was started after my own nautical home decorations and art were bursting at the seams! I got encouragement to start selling my creations which are made from locally sourced beach materials, recycled wine/champagne corks and other pieces I collect. Everything is hand-crafted and hand-painted.
Hand-painted dot mandala ornaments, rocks, succulent planters and clocks.
With a palette of vibrant acrylic paints, we craft intricate and mesmerizing dot-painted mandalas, transforming everyday items into works of art. The dots dance gracefully on rocks, adding a touch of serenity to the natural world. Ornaments come alive with intricate mandalas, infusing a sense of wonder into holiday celebrations. Earrings become wearable art, adorning those who appreciate both style and substance. Even succulent planters transform into vessels of creativity, bringing art and nature together in perfect harmony.
Swampscott High Discovery Point Program
Products are made by special education students as a part of their career readiness skills practice.
Swampscott High School Discovery Point is a special education program for individuals with disabilities ages 18-22 who are learning life and pre-vocational skills. As a part of the pre-vocation program, students work with job coaches and peer mentors to create handmade merchandise to sell at local events. Materials range from resin design, ornaments, glycerin soaps with essential oils, greeting cards and much more.
All donations go towards the Discovery Point community-based learning life skills activities.
Unique art made with hand-picked north shore sea glass
I was born and raised in Nahant and spent my whole life collecting sea glass. I have been making art with it for years.
My Brother’s Table
We will be selling a variety of gift-giving items from our Table Shop Collection. The proceeds from your purchase will help to fund meals and other programs of My Brother’s Table. Thank you for your support!
The mission of My Brother's Table is to nourish our community every day through free meals, hospitality, and unconditional love. Founded in Lynn in 1982, My Brother's Table is the largest soup kitchen on the North Shore, open 13,000+ consecutive days, and has served 7,220,929+ hot meals and outreach to men, women, and children in need.
Grow for Good
We will offer individually wrapped baked items. Hot chocolate and coffee will be offered as well. Proceeds will go toward the fees associated with establishing a 501c3 nonprofit.
Grow for Good is a non-profit organization supporting Swampscott Public Schools through sustainability and nature-based initiatives. We
sell curated goods with a focus on sustainability. We give raised funds to SPS to enrich students' experiences and share a positive messages about sustainability and creativity.