Work:Shop Market Returns

17 artisans to show and sell work

Wickham Solid Wood Studio will host its third annual WORK:SHOP Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 578 Main St., in Beacon.

The curated sale features handcrafted objects from 17 artisans working in the Hudson Valley and New York City. The vendors will be arranged between and on top of the Wickham studio’s woodworking machines.

Jessica Wickham, who organizes the sale, is a woodworker who draws inspiration for her work from time spent living in Japan, where finely crafted, handmade objects are an integral part of everyday life. “This is a carefully selected group of artisans — colleagues who are masters of their craft,” she said. “Serious design chops meet roll-up-your-sleeves ingenuity and the results are unique and inspiring.”

Participants are BeaconBee (skin care and bee-related products), Beacon-knits (wool hats), Beth Bolgla Ceramics (functional pots), Connie Verrusio (jewelry), Fabhaus (digital fabrication), Gabor Ruszan (wooden stools and leather accessories), Herbaceutikals (body, home and health products), Kelly & Co. (cloth and wood goods for people and homes), Kit Burke-Smith (jewelry), Kitty Jones (handmade goods for a cat-friendly lifestyle), Lauren Sandler (ceramics), Olivera (screen-printed cards), SUGURU (printed silk scarves), Ten Willow Studio (borosilicate glassware), 21 Bridge Design (custom metal fabrication) and Wickham Studio (black walnut charcuterie boards).

The event will also have a café with hot drinks and holiday goodies from Five Hens Baked Goods and Tas Kafe. Dennings Point Distillery will be offering spirits tastings. Admission is free, although a raffle will be held for each of 17 items made by vendors, with proceeds going to the Beacon Arts and Education Foundation. Raffle participants also receive discounts on food and drink from neighboring businesses Barb’s Butchery, Beacon Pantry, Dogwood and Homespun. The sale is sponsored by Manitoga and The Valley Table Magazine.

For further information, visit workshop.virb.com or call 917-797-9247.


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