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VERMONT HAND CRAFTERS
PO Box 1184
Williston, VT 05495
800.373.5429
802.872.8600

The mission of the Vermont Hand Crafters is to inspire, nurture and promote the creative community of fine crafts and arts in Vermont.

Welcome to

VERMONT HAND CRAFTERS

the oldest and largest juried craft organization in Vermont

Thank You To Our Wonderful Patrons!

Vermont Hand Crafters would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful patrons who attended the 2016 Craft Vermont Show. In addition to supporting your local artists at the show and throughout the year, you supported the Vermont Food Bank by donating 478 pounds of food and $805. Wishes do come true! .

Meet the Artist 2016

Evelyn Gant - Fine Threads

New Lifetime Member

Evelyn Gant / Fine Threads

Family members tell me, “Before you could walk, your grandmother had a needle in your hand”. I got my first sewing machine when I was 6. I designed and made clothes for my dolls. I made my first commission gown when I was still a teenager.

Later, my passion turned to studying the beautiful handmade laces of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries; this is the period when lace was an ultimate status symbol and was treasured by reigning monarchs and nobles and was valued over gold and silver.

When I started combining my love for sewing and lacemaking, it felt like a match made in heaven. My work has been featured on TV, in several Vermont galleries and has also been published in many international Lace magazines in France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

My goal is to pass my skills to future generations, I do this by mentoring high school students, lectures, demonstrations and teaching classes, for all ages, throughout the US.  I am presently in the process of collecting information and patterns for a book about a lace teacher/designer who lived in Barre, VT in the early 1900’s.

New Lifetime Member

Sharon Scelza Designs

I have been designing and creating original jewelry on a full time basis since 1991.

Before then, I participated in craft shows throughout New England while raising my three children.

My studio, nestled in the hills of the Northeast Kingdom brings in the sun and reflects the influences of my travels. My journeys have brought an array of luscious Venetian Glass, gemstones from the Southwest and a variety of beautiful pearls and crystals in a spectrum of soft shades.

My jewelry offers women an opportunity to adorn themselves with a style that is elegant, versatile and feminine.

In the early 1970's, I studied Silversmithing, with Wesleyan Professor of Art, May Griswold. She deeply influenced my desire to design and create.

I have been honored to be awarded the Old Deerfield Longtime Loyal Artist Award and a 2016/2017 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year Award for excellence, leadership and commitment to my profession.

My mission is to bring a pleasurable experience to all of you when wearing a piece of my Scelza Jewelry Design Collection.

I feel incredibly blessed to live my passion and to share it with so many wonderful customers. They have etched many wonderful memories into my unfolding journey and continue to enrich my life.

Sharon Scelza Designs

Mary Jane Healy / Carry Bay Crafts

New Lifetime Member

Mary Jane Healy / Carry Bay Crafts

Sewing by the age of 9, I moved on to other crafts and dabbled in Dollhouse Miniatures. My first loom came from the Alburgh Auction House all in pieces. Once it was assembled, I became a weaver. In 1985, my husband and I, along with our 3 grown children, took up residence in North Hero when we both retired, and I became serious about weaving.

Over the years I acquired several other looms. Some looms were at our home, and some at our “summer home.” When we made our summer home permanent, the looms all came together under one roof, and I use them all.

Needing a place to sell what I produced, I cofounded the Island Craft Shop (an affiliated gallery) in 1991, last located in a former church in North Hero. The church is one of the oldest buildings in town.

“Retired” from the Island Craft Shop, I continue to pursue hand crafts, take an interest in 3 children, 1 grandchild and 3 great grandchildren and manage to do a little reading, and writing.

November 18th-20th, 2016

CRAFT VERMONT

Our annual fine craft and art show took place at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

View a gallery or a list of members who were at the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Craft Vermont Show on November 17, 18, and 19th.

Julia Emilo - Painted Gourds
Mark Eliot Schwabe
Robin's Hoods
Lorraine C. Manley
Vermont Glass Jewels
Bella Bueno
Lightheart
Beadz, Bagz, and Baublez
ADK Designs
Creative Designs by Edith Hiller
Silver and Stones VT
JB Woods Art
The Ross Line
Brown Bag and String Studio
Sandra Bomhower Jewelry
Yarndance
Edwards Smith Fine Woodworking
Halladays Harvest Barn
Su Chi Pottery
Blue Moon Pottery
Deda Designs LLC
Stacie Mincher Designs
The Orange Owl
Cannistraci Woodworks
Vermont Canine Countrywear
Earth n Wear Whisper
Paintstorms Studio
Manna Silks
Fernwood Arts
Cat Illustrates
Rebecca Haas Jewelry
PS MacMurray
Chasworth Farm
Cathy LaClair Jewelry Design
Polanshek of the Hills
Images 802
Creative Woodworking
Stephen Beattie Photography
Pika Works
Deirdre Donnelly Jewelry Art
Fine Threads
Sweet Seasons Farm & Artisan Confections
Michelle Turbide Studios
Phyllis Chase Fine Art & Maiden Vermont T's
Really Unique Creations
Connie Coleman Studio
High Meadows of Vermont
Healing Earth Vermont Herbals, LLC
Bob & Deb's Sugarhouse
Nancy Jacobus Art
Ruelle Fine Art / Vermont Travel Posters
Meta Strick Studio
Ted Schiffman Productions
Abstracts By Emily
Collateral Art & Design
Mad River Antler
Ingrid Gitnick Pottery
Westcoast/East Leather Goods
Eye and I Glass
Marble Meadows
Eyecandy Jewelry Company
Vermont Wood'n Pen
Holzkopf
Naturally Yours Vermont Herbal Gifts
Potlicker Kitchen
Ben Thurber Art
Heron Pond Designs
Vermont Bentwood Handcraft
Ellen Spring Silks
Amazing Vermont
Only Silver
Daryl V. Storrs Artworks Ltd.
Holy Cow, Inc.
Sweet Basil Cards
Sarah Rosedahl's Art
Ellen Howard Handmade
Morae Jewelers
Elizabeth Martin Pottery
The Felted Gnome Knows
Yellow Dog Farm
Garland Goat Soap of Vermont
Wayne Tarr
Caitlin Burch Glassworks
Cecilia Leibovitz
Bruce Baker Studio
Art Button Works
Fairfield Farm Bowls
Vermont H'Art
Yellow Dog Farm
Alyson Chase Studio
Suzanne Shute Designs
Grosbeak Gardens
Cindy's Creative Bags VT LLC
Jalin of Vermont
Sharon Scelza Designs
Mangione Studio
Bonnie Doon's Scottish Shortbread
Kimberlee Forney
Ann McFarren Gallery
Terry Jaye Photography
May Made
Mountain Farm Road
Reign Vermont

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