Now that the holiday festivities are over and we're entering true winter — a period we like to call, "hibernation season," it’s time for our annual SALE! This year we will take our winter break from January until May but not before we mark the entire store 30% off. Please join us between Christmas and New Years to treat yourself to that handcrafted item you have been eying all year long.
Downeast Maine Potter Liza Fisher fell in love with clay at an early age. She has always known where she would be, with whom, and what she would be doing - living on the coast of Maine, with her husband Tim, making pots.
Liza’s forms are elegantly simple and highly functional. Fired for two days in a small wood kiln, she employs natural ash glazes embellishing only with loose decorative patterns that reveal images inspired by nature when removed from the kiln. We invite you to meet studio potter Liza Fisher, our Guest Artist for our fifth annual celebration of craft, Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend.
Two Maine craft artists 团队 up for a duo guest artist appearance this month at (KōT) Contemporary Craft. Metalsmith Erica Moody and potter Kreg McCune will display their work at (KōT). Both award winning artists draw on the beauty of Maine and a yankee senseability creating practical pieces for the kitchen and 主页. Moody using traditional metal working techniques and an old analog industrial machine creates flatware and serving pieces that have been featured in publications such as Bon Appetité & Bake From Scratch magazines. Kreg McCune is a studio potter who works in stoneware and porcelain creating pieces that are connected to a timeless aesthetic. He strives to craft functional pots that are beautiful alone and in combination with one another. Both these artists work play off the idea of elevating everyday tasks through thoughtfully designed pottery and servings pieces creating a unique connection to food and heritage - a shared passion of both Moody and McCune.
Come meet Metalsmith Tanya Crane and explore pieces from her studio practice. Her tab set bezel pieces are sure to entice your urge to adorn. Crane is a Professor at the Tuffs School Museum of Fine Arts and a Critic of Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design. Most recently, Tanya was awarded the Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award and had a four month long exhibition in their new space in Boston's Harbor District. We will have light refreshments to share!
Join us for our fourth annual trunk show with artist Rachel Sherman of Malaguetta Handmade. Sherman's work is based on improvised surface manipulation techniques such as applique, couching, shirring, top-stitching, ruching, embroidery, piecing, and pin-tucking. Her work has been described as "where cyber meets bohemian" Her newest collection, based on fabric remnants that would otherwise be thrown out, are pieced together to make tops, skirts, and small accessories. The intention behind the "fragment" line is to keep fabric waste to a MINIMUM as to not contribute to the al阅读y increasing rubbish being created by the global fashion industry.
Stitch & Rivet is a favorite company around these parts. An American made bag and leather goods studio located in Washington DC. Owner and designer Katie Stack sources many leathers from a tannery here in Maine and she is making a Maine Appearance right here in Ellsworth. Join us for this event, we will have light refreshments!
All the way from Puerto Rico via San Diego, Lopez will kick off (KōT)'s Guest Artist Appearance line up with her one-of-a-kind brass and resin jewelry. Her work is inspired by the laziness of long lunches, the excitement of new places, and the universe that is a book. Lopez looks to everyday objects, ancient jewelry, ceramics and textiles for the sparks that ignite her imagination. Join us as we celebrate this artists work at (KōT).
We are gearing up to take three months off but not before we have a three day giant sale with all items in the 商城 20 - 50% off. We hope you can join us Jan 17 18 19 to grab those items you have been secretly eying all year long!
Textile Artist Chris Leith will be showing her latest textile work “As an artist living in an angry divided country, I felt compelled to instigate some dialog and listening. My “slow stitching” pieces began as quiet prayers, as I thought 关于 all that is happening in our world. My angry words of frustration lived in my journals until they simmered down and found their places in different pieces. This body of work began in January 2018 as a simple gesture marking the celebration of Martin Luther King. One thing led to another........To balance the solitary nature of this work I find myself at Farmer’s Markets and local community events selling pillows to raise money for programs that benefit children.”
To support this year’s Art of Ellsworth event and Maine Craft Weekend we will be hosting metalsmith Donna D’Aquino. She will be in our 商城 Saturday October 13th from 11 am to 6 pm with her jewelry work. Donna will be present to talk 关于 her process and inspiration of her work.
Come visit our 商城 for a full day event. Meet jeweler Alex Lozier and explore her world of metal glass and rare earth objects set in the ancient art of metallurgy Lozier is both an artist & alchemist of natural elements, her work is a seamless example of how art meets science.
We have been working hard, now it's time to celebrate our move to 6 State Street in downtown Ellsworth. Come sip some celebratory cheer, eat some well-deserved munchies and check out what's new this year. Come, indulge us, we are very excited to show you around our forever 主页!
Join us Saturday, August 18th from 11 - 7 PM as we host Rachel Sherman, the artist behind Malagueta. You've seen her colorful, handcrafted pillows in our shop and we're excited to bring her collection of clothing to (KōT) for this annual event.
20 - 40% off entire store. Yep, it's winter and we need to make room for all the spring inventory that is coming our way. Pop by the shop Thursday 10 - 3, Friday 10 - 5 and Saturday 10 - 5 for our winter sale. Items on sale include studio artists collections such as pottery, jewelry, wood, textiles and more. Thursday select items will be 20% off, Friday the sale percentage increases to 30% and Saturday we complete the sale with a full 40% off select items.
(KōT) will host Maine Potter Elizabeth Louden. Louden will have a sampling of her current work set up in the shop and be on hand to talk about her inspiration, studio practice, and how she came to throwing pots for a living after being an Art History major and German language minor.
(KōT) will kick off Maine Craft Weekend with an in-store sale, 20% off all items, Saturday & Sunday.
Upstairs we will transform the sitting area of the Main Grind Building to host local textile artist Addie Peet. Peet will be exhibiting select items from her 2018 collection. She will have a sales/ seconds bin with floorcloths and table toppers from her 2017 collection.
Join us for a few of our favorite things - craft, small bites, and Prosecco!
Join us Saturday, August 19th from 10 - 5 PM as we host Rachel Sherman, the artist behind Malagueta. You've seen her colorful, handcrafted pillow shams in our shop and we're excited to bring her collection of clothing to KōT for this one-day event.
More about Rachel:
After receiving her BFA in Textile Design from Moore College, Rachel Sherman traded in her east coast lifestyle for a stint in Seattle. It was there, in 2002, that she launched her label “Malagueta”, based on improvised surface manipulation techniques such as applique, couching, shirring, top-stitching, ruching, embroidery, piecing, and pin-tucking. Her inspiration: foliage, architecture, fruits, vegetables, insects, and machinery.
Malagueta, in Portuguese, is know as a tiny, hot red pepper that grows in Brazil, where her mother was born and where Rachel has visited & sought inspiration throughout her life. Her lively interpretations of color, pattern, texture, and shape pay homage to her passion for nature, world cultures, and the female body. Her vibrant, modern and easy to wear clothing first found their way into independent boutiques in Seattle, then down the west coast to Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, then east to Tucson, Miami, Nashville, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, and Boston, where funky and feminine were embraced by a diverse clientele.
Presently, based in Philadelphia, Rachel has reestablished herself on the handmade scene through a variety of craft and indie shows such as Crafty Bastards (DC & Nashville TN), Handmade Arcade (Pittsburgh, PA), Crafty Wonderland (Portland, OR), Urban Craft Uprising (Seattle, WA), American Craft Council Shows (Baltmore, MD), PMA Contemporary Craft Show (Philadelphia, PA), and a variety of others.