Cherry Street Artisans:

Pamela Cubbage: Sewn Items

Pamela Cubbage comes from a long line of women who sew, from whom she inherited her love of fabric.  Pamela’s potholders and napkins, sewn with vegetable and fruit prints, will be making another appearance at Cherry Street along with handbags, and aprons. Pamela’s mother,
Connie Cubbage, will have handmade note cards for sale in Pamela’s booth again this year.

TriangleZigZagEarringsAnother member of Pamela’s family, her sister, Nancy Cubbage, will joining the Cherry Street Artisans.  Nancy is a mosaic artist living in Seattle.  Her mosaic earrings will be at Cherry Street.

Teta Hilsdon: Stoneware Pottery

Teta Hilsdon works with high-fired stoneware thrown on the wheel. Hailing from a family of craftswomen and engineers, she is attracted to functional art. “I fall in love with the grace of a particular curve, but then I look for a design that is highly functional.” She will have a variety of carved and decorated bowls and mugs in strong, earthy colors.  A co-founder of the Brattleboro Clayworks in 1983, Teta now does pottery on the side while working at her job as the Executive Director of the Insight Photography Project.

 

 

Teta says her mother, Eileen Hilsdon, inspired her by making things: singing and playing music, sewing, crocheting, gardening, and quilting. Now in her nineties, Eileen gets excited about new quilting patterns that she can’t wait to try out.  She’s been a quilter for thirty years and a craftswoman and musician her entire life. Eileen will have quilted potholders and small quilts for sale at Cherry Street.

Aew Ladd: Woven Scarves

Aew Ladd was born and raised in Thailand in a family and community of weavers. In her weaving, she enjoys experimenting with varying patterns and colors, using natural fine fibers of cotton and tencel. Aew has been living in Vermont for over twenty years, where she raised her two daughters. She is educated in economics and accounting and is generous with her volunteer time, working in local schools teaching Thai culture and cooking.  Aew manages a home-based business in Thai cuisine catering.

Naomi Lindenfeld: Colored Clay Pottery

Canyon Eddies Platter - Naomi Lindenfeld

Naomi Lindenfeld is drawn to working with colored clay because of the nature-inspired and rhythmic imagery that appears. Since 1983 she has been refining a technique of staining clay with metallic oxides, then layering and carving the soft clay to create patterns. Rings of color reminiscent of ripples of water, wood grain, or rock striations are revealed. This way of working with the clay results in a richness of color, flow, and a multi-dimensional quality. Naomi enjoys making items that can be used in one’s daily life that are visually and tactilely pleasing.

Tea Leaves Creamer & Sugar Jar - Naomi Lindenfeld

Naomi has expanded her line of pottery to incorporate leaf patterns in a variety of ways. The fluidity of the leaves  combine with her signature mesmerizing striations of color, giving them a more direct association with the natural world.  Images of her pottery can be seen at www.naomilindenfeld.com.

David Schoales:
Fine Woodworking

David Schoales brings a line of hardwood products noted for their sensual feel and gorgeous grain patterns.  He creates cutting boards and kitchen implements from Vermont hardwoods, especially Bird’s Eye Maple, Black Walnut, and Black Birch. Returning customers continually comment on the beauty and durability of his work. David also builds cedar garden furniture and trellises.

David came to fine woodworking by a circuitous route, starting as a self-taught carpenter in the late 1960′s.  He supervised and trained crews of high school dropouts, spent several years in Boston and Philadelphia shipyards, installed Victorian moldings in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, and used woodworking to help motivate high school students in alternative programs in Colchester, Burlington, Windsor CT, and Brattleboro.  Now retired from teaching, David works from his home studio in West Brattleboro.

Judy Zemel: Textiles, Jewelry, Mobiles, Ornaments, Plants, Pottery… and something new!

Judy is a retired textile artisan who enjoys playing around in her studio with cloth, color, ideas and feelings.  She will be exhibiting cotton handkerchiefs  and linen napkins combining text and images. The text is sometimes humorous and sometimes serious.  Topics of text are usually political, spiritual, or environmental.   She also dyes silk and rayon scarves which are about color and texture.POT2013

A few years ago she started making necklaces and bracelets using delicate glass and crystal beads   This led her to creating mobiles and small hanging ornaments using found objects from nature  natural and beads.

 Judy has been having a wonderful time working with clay making plant pots and small vases. New this year are compositions combining homegrown plants and her textured stoneware pottery.

Ruby at work

Judy’s granddaughter, Ruby Lou Coleman (age eight), will offer her delightful hand-dyed washcloths and, new for 2013,  perpetual calendars with her artwork.

Lucy Myles Billings, Judy’s daughter, is currently living in Uganda.  When Lucy visited Vermont this summer, Judy and Lucy worked together to create handmade soap and stone ware soap dishes for the Cherry Street Open House

 

Carlene Raper: Whimsical Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles,
Note Cards, and Morecarlene

Born into a family of scientists, Carlene Raper split from the pack and got involved with fabric and making art. Carlene has been a quilt maker for over thirty years and has been dyeing her own fabric for the last twenty. Carlene’s work is luscious in its use of color. She lets the fabric speak for itself, whether through intricate piecing or a juxtaposition of large pieces that play off each other. All of the cotton cloth she uses is hand-dyed, and that cloth is the springboard for her designs, with color as the driving force behind all of her work.
Carlene2For Cherry Street, Carlene will have a large quilt on display and many smaller items for sale. You’ll be able to purchase elegant and intricate wooden jigsaw puzzles and sets of beautiful note cards, both of which feature images of Carlene’s fabric work. Items made from her dyed cloth include balsam pillows and couch pillows, as well as snuggly baby quilts.
Come check out this new artist and her colorful work!  To view more of Carlene’s work, visit her web site:  www.colorquilts.com

  New Artists in 2014 TBA