Bovano uses copper enameling to create heirloom quality sculptures for you to enjoy now and for years to come. A family owned business that spans more than 60 years and three generations — Dave, Jim, and Kevin Flood — Bovano hand makes each piece in its Connecticutt studio. Pulverized glass is hand applied over solid… Continue reading »
If you are looking for something unusual, something sure to capture attention and get comments, then Yipes! Jewelry is the choice for you. Handcrafted by Joyce Fritz in Wisconsin, these pieces are individually sculpted of polymer clay and embellished with metallic leaf, recycled wire, glass beads, and glitter. How in the world does Ms. Fritz get such… Continue reading »
Looking for an unusual mug? We have a new line of stoneware from Dirty Dog Pottery, by Hil-Dee and Patrick Bates of Brooksville, Florida. This couple combines their pottery skills to create unique mugs that feel oh-so-good in the hand. Every one is different, so look at the sampling we have in the photos here, but… Continue reading »
If you saw our last post, you will know that we have a variety of beautiful hand turned wood pens for Father’s Day gifts, but perhaps your dad doesn’t need a new stylish pen for Father’s Day because he has all the pens he wants. But reading the small print on little labels and forms, now that’s… Continue reading »
In response to customer requests, The Calico Cat stocked a variety of hand turned wooden pens. These pens are made by Peter and Barbara Turner of Turner Mastercraft and by William and Kathy Richardson of Suffolk Shaker Shop and are in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles. They all take Cross refills, some have a stylus opposite the… Continue reading »
New to the store this spring, we are featuring jewelry by Robin Goodfellow Designs. These pieces are exclusively designed by Robin Satterwaite and created in Holland, Michigan by a team of talented artists out of brass, silver and gold plated wire, Swarvoski crystals, glass and metal beads, and freshwater pearls. Robin Goodfellow’s ethereal jewelry is… Continue reading »
We are featuring two artists who make unusual hand dyed silk scarves, Barb Polin of Virginia and Patty Harden of Colorado. Both women use unusual dye methods to make unique scarves, every one is a gorgeous serendipitous surprise. Barb Polin, an artist new to the Calico Cat, makes marbled silk SoLace scarves. This process entails… Continue reading »
Margherite Montague and Wendy Ng return for last demonstration before Easter. Margherite handpaints eggs and will customize them while you wait. Wendy uses traditional Ukrainian pysanky wax-resist dye technique to decorate her eggs.
Today marks the birthday of Tennessee Williams, one of our great American playwrights, who wrote the play, The Glass Menagerie, a tale of love and loss. We have our own glass menagerie for Tennessee Williams fans, lovers of flameworked glass, or collectors of animal figurines. These animals are made in the United States by Thomas… Continue reading »
Margherite hand paints miniature pictures on real and faux eggs and will personalize them with a short message while you wait. Wendy Ng demonstrates Ukrainian pysanky wax resist dying of eggs.