Margherite’s Egg Painting Demonstration

Margherite’s Egg Painting Demonstration

Margherite will return for her last visit of the year at the Calico Cat on Saturday, December 10 from 10-4 to demonstrate egg painting.  She has expanded her repertoire to include glass ornaments and unbreakable, artificial eggs as well as her home-grown chicken eggs.  Check out her many different designs which include angels, animals, trains, and flowers. … Continue reading »

Wendy Ng Demonstrates Wax Resist Dyed Eggs

Wendy Ng Demonstrates Wax Resist Dyed Eggs

Wendy Ng’s wax resist dyed eggs demonstrations are growing in popularity, and this year she will be demonstrating her skills on four days, beginning on Saturday, November 26 from 10 to 5.  She uses the Ukrainian pysanky wax resist technique, sometimes in traditional designs and colors, and sometimes with an entirely modern twist.  Regardless of the… Continue reading »

Wood Carving Demonstration

Last year, we were pleased to introduce two new artists to Calico Cat’s customers.  This year, we are thrilled to have them back.  Harold Goodman carves wooden Santas, Anna Goodman paints them and together they create their beautifully rendered Goodies Folk Art.  This year, they will return on November 25 to demonstrate their talents again.  Come on in,… Continue reading »

Margherite’s Demonstration Postponed

Margherite’s Demonstration Postponed

We are sorry to say that we will have to postpone Margherite Montague’s November 20 demonstration because she is ill.  Those of you who were looking forward to seeing her paint eggs and glass ornaments will be disappointed, as I know I am.  We plan to reschedule as soon as we know when Margherite will be able to come… Continue reading »

Jewelry Sale

Jewelry Sale

For the first time in the 48 year history of our store that we are having a jewelry sale!.  To clear space for our new holiday pieces, we will be discounting our overstocked and out-of-season jewelry by 25- 40% for two weeks only, November 1 – 14, 2016.  That’s hundreds of pieces of handmade jewelry of all different styles… Continue reading »

 Mayauel Ward Art Glass

 Mayauel Ward works out of his own studio in California to crate his art glass vases and paperweights.  He learned glass blowing from Stuart Abelman at El Camino College in the 1970’s, and started his own business in 1988.  Ever since then, he has been creating gorgeous, glorious, one-of-a-kind pieces of torchworked glass to please both the… Continue reading »

Handwoven by Family Heirloom Weavers in Pennsylvania

Handwoven by Family Heirloom Weavers in Pennsylvania

As the weather turns cooler, consider wrapping yourself up in a handwoven afghan by Family Heirloom Weavers. They make a variety of handwoven pieces for people with different tastes and decorating styles in their studio in Red Lion, Pennsylvania and use pure cotton or cotton and wool for their pieces.  To keep their line exciting… Continue reading »

Rochester Folk Art Guild Pottery

Rochester Folk Art Guild Pottery

The decorations on this pottery was made from the imprints of fresh leaves gathered around Rochester Folk Art Guild in Middlesex, New York.  The piece is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel, then the leaves are pressed into the clay.  A colored slip is brushed over the leaves and the pot is fired in a… Continue reading »

Cate & Levi Hand Puppets

Cate & Levi Hand Puppets

Adorable Cate & Levi puppets are soft, safe, and eco-friendly.  They are hand made in Canada by Josh Title and the members of his company.  Josh began creating puppets as he was awaiting the birth of his and his wife’s first child.  He wanted beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind, and responsibly made products for his child, and… Continue reading »

Chee-me-no Bird Jewelry Designs

Chee-me-no Bird Jewelry Designs

Nature provides the basis Chee-me-no bird jewelry designs, crafted of bronze and silver into delightful necklaces and earrings.  Created by Lisa Cimino, these pieces have a contemporary feel and would go with many current fashions.  Ms. Cimino studied at Maryland Institute College of Art and was recognized by Baltimore City Paper in 2009 for best local… Continue reading »