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First there is inspiration, then a vision, then a design all resulting in a finished work of art brought to life by the talent of one creative artist. One such story brings us the “Prayer Tower” by artist Holden McCurry. On a trip to Mexico he was inspired by the colorful and creative forms found in the local artwork and architecture. As an artist who worked with clay, his vision was to create miniature towers which could hold small pieces of paper for writing thoughts and prayers…giving each sculpture a purpose. He then designed the towers in a variety of sizes each with architectural details and well planned colors. The result, exquisite, meaningful, spirit filled works of art.

Stories abound in the collections at Artisans. America’s finest craftsmen and women take their inspiration and wrap their exceptional talent around it and the results are incredible. Each finished piece unique and full of life. The ever changing selection makes gift giving easy. Many of our customers shopping for a special gift comment “I know I can find it here… it will speak to me” and it always does.

  • Will Carswell handcrafts heirloom-quality, eco-friendly, wooden jigsaw puzzles one at a time from start to finish in the foothills of Western Massachusetts. With each new puzzle he creates, he strives to give you the most memorable, unique, jigsaw puzzling experience possible along with an enjoyable opportunity to slow down amidst a fast-paced world. Originally a British tradition, each Zen Art puzzle includes a number of unique to the puzzle themed pieces. For example the chameleon puzzle has pieces shaped as a chameleon, dragonfly and other insects and salamanders. These specially shaped pieces are called whimsies. Enrich your life with the challenge and charm of these wonderful whimsical pieces, the beautiful imagery of the puzzles, and the devious trickery he designs into most of our puzzles, such as false borders and false corners! Enjoy tranquil solitude or togetherness with family and friends as you discover the nuances of each new puzzle you choose for your collection! Zen Puzzles™ and Peapod Puzzles™ also make the perfect, unique, giftable keepsake! As both a profit and a mission driven company, Zen Art uses eco-friendly materials, collaborates with non-profits, and donates a portion of profits to social and ecological causes.
  • Sunblossom Solar Gifts is an award winner. Designated as one of Michigan's "Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies" (2010-2017), it continues to innovate and produce undeniably unique solar powered products. With chiming and movement, the outdoors is brought inside. No wind. No batteries to replace. No fans or electricity.
  • Beth Berggren graduated with a degree in art and taught at the elementary and secondary levels for a while. Then she went to work for art materials manufacturers. After working in sales and marketing, she decided to try self-employment, and began making luminaries. Starrylights have evolved over the years and have become a best seller. Beth is always working on new designs to keep the collection fresh, and because she is an artist, people are charmed by the luminaries, and the price point causes no hesitation.
  • BRING A LITTLE BIT OF NATURE INDOORS Oh, if this stone could talk... "I was born from magma in the center of the world, millions of years ago. I've traveled thousands of miles through the shifting earth to what would become New England. I've been deep underground, deep underwater, and high on a hill. I've been splintered by glaciers, baked in the sun, and rolled and dashed relentlessly by the mighty Atlantic. My epic journey ended when I was carefully chosen from gazillions of neighbors based on my coloring and shape, for an inventive role in your home. Life is easier now, and sweet... So when you touch me, I will touch you back and tell you my story." Special thanks to the sea stone artists for sharing this marvelous story! DON'T MISS THE BOOZE CUBES ideal for the whiskey, bourbon drinkers to prevent diluting.
  • Schlabaugh and Sons has been handcrafting clocks and other creative wood products since 1981. Their studio is located in Kalona, Iowa, the heart of Amish country.
  • Embossed leather with pewter closures by Oberon Design hold removable hard bound unlined journals, ideal for writing or drawing. Hand stitched with magnetic and unusual closures by Reimagined hold quality handmade paper, perfect for creating a treasure of memories or drawings.
  • Founded in 1986 by Mike Mikutowski and his wife Liz, Mikutowski Woodworking is the definition of “small but mighty.”  Many are shocked to learn that the fine woodworking shop, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and specializing in high-quality jewelry boxes, employs only about five people to take raw lumber through the largely hands-on production process.  Another four employees bring the finished product through the invoicing, packing, and shipping stages; these individuals are also responsible for cultivating and maintaining customer relationships.  Despite the small workforce, Mikutowski Woodworking manages to produce close to 40 different products and sells to high-end galleries from coast to coast.
  • Spooner Creek/Macone Clay is the art of Michael Macone.  Every piece is handmade in God's country - Northwest Wisconsin. Michael creates frames with heart touching quotes and intricate designs that add warmth to your home or office.
  • J. Brooke Patterson is an artist currently working in Oakland, CA.  In 1993, she earned her BA degree in Art from UC Berkeley, where she focused on drawing and printmaking.  For some years she had made these dioramas for friends and family, simply using chicken eggs.  In 1996, she began selling them through an Open Studios event in Berkeley, CA, where they quickly sold out.  In 2000, it became a full-time artistic pursuit, and she now exhibits in many shows and stores throughout the country.
  • Locally owned and family operated, John and Robin Davis are the husband and wife team behind J. Davis Studio. innerSpirit Rattles are the result of a family creative collaborative. Their daughters’ joyful curiosity inspired John to create his line of raku pottery. The rustic and unpredictable surface of the raku firing process creates the essence of an ancient civilization, like an artifact unearthed from a primitive Indian camp ground around in a Rio Grande riverbed. Native Americans used rattles to ensure blessings upon their crops. Use your innerSpirit Rattle to help rattle some rain into your life, some rain out of your life, to rattle your worries away, or (if you insist) just to keep your papers from blowing astray.
  • The combined talents of Andrew Jones & Kathleen Chase-Jones are brought together in this unique pottery partnership. Centered on Cape Cod, we find our inspiration in the environment around us. A sense of artistic adventure, along with a love for our seaside surroundings have created a wonderful blend of the whimsical and the practical in our work. We make custom pottery that is great for events such as weddings and graduations, and make fantastic gifts for family and teachers!
  • Basic Spirit is a homegrown company located in the seaside village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia. Their business and passion is to create gifts that touch the heart & delight the spirit. Using traditional methods of pewtersmithing with high quality, lead free metal, they put a fresh twist on their line of fine pewter.
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