Decorative art demonstrations

Decorative art demonstrations

On Sunday December 13, Wendy Ng will return to demonstrate traditional Ukrainian pysanky wax resist technique egg decorating. Harold and Anna Goodman will return for the second and last time of this holiday season to demonstrate folk art carved and painted wooden Santas. Come to the Calico Cat to meet local artists, do some holiday shopping,… Continue reading »

Margherite Montague hand painting eggs or ornaments

Margherite Montague hand painting eggs or ornaments

Margherite Montague will hand paint and personalize eggs while you wait. Our regular customers know her work and faithfully return for her demonstrations and personalized eggs. Her beautiful miniature paintings coupled with a short personalized message make a lovely ornament to memorialize a special occasion or baby’s first Christmas.

Embellished metal ornaments by Carrie Fertig

Embellished metal ornaments by Carrie Fertig

At the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in October, we met a most creative, productive woman, Carrie Fertig, who has achieved her life’s dream by splitting her time between theater production in Edinburgh and making and embellishing metal ornaments in the United States. Originally from New York, she moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to pursue her dream of… Continue reading »

Egg decorating demonstration

Wendy Ng’s eggs were so popular during our demonstration spring event that she sold out of all her eggs!  She has been busy making new eggs for this holiday season and demonstrating traditional Ukrainian psanky wax resist egg decorating on Saturday, November 28. Margherite Montague will be hand painting and personalizing eggs.  she will be bringhing her home… Continue reading »

Holiday Craft Demonstrations

Holiday Craft Demonstrations

We have been hosting demonstrations of crafts for many years now, both to educate and entertain the public and to promote local artists. This holiday season, we will see the return of two favorites, Wendy Ng and Margherite, and will be introducing two artists new to the Calico Cat. Wendy Ng is developing a loyal… Continue reading »

Gift ideas for $40 or less

Gift ideas for $40 or less

Last December, I wrote presented gift ideas that could be purchased for $10 or less. We still carry those items, so please check out that post if you want inspiration for inexpensive, but not cheap holiday gifts. This year, I have gathered together ideas for those who want to spend a little more for their presents.  Many of our customers… Continue reading »

Glass art evokes the ocean

Glass art evokes the ocean

This year at the American Crafts Council show, we met a new artist, Chiara Reading. She works magic by combining nautilus and other shells with stained glass, calling her work “The Nature’s Glory Collection”. Ms. Reading draws her inspiration from oceans and beaches, and she her work reflects the beauty she sees when she SCUBA… Continue reading »