CREATIVE CROCHET - After retiring from the corporate world I found I couldn't stay home. I needed something more to do. I did a couple of odd jobs but that was not satisfying so I decided to learn how to crochet and started making adjustable crochet necklaces, then added earrings and bracelets to match. I also made eyeglass holders and lanyards. I still do that, but I have added natural gemstone pendants to my collection, crocheting the chains with Italian sequin yarn. The yarn is so thin that it actually looks like a chain.
JT'S TIMBER TREASURES - My husband and I enjoy woodworking in the little free time we have. Raising two girls takes up most of it, but woodworking for us is a way to escape. Our girls help out with some projects. They also enjoy working with their hands. We really enjoy the quality time together doing something we love. We work with all kinds of wood and do custom requests all the time. If there is something different you want, feel free to ask and we will let you know if it is something we can make
Tara and Jesse Duane
TROTT'S TREASURES - I've always had a passion for nature and creating art made with materials found in nature such stones/rocks, tree roots, interesting pieces of wood or bark. I love plant life and enjoy incorporating it into the pieces I find. As an avid mountain climber (climbed 50 plus mountains over 4000 feet), hiker, snowshoer and kayaker, I have been able to collect some unique pieces of wood, roots, pine cones, bark, even sticks stripped of their bark by beavers, and use them to create pieces that can be both unique, beautiful, and practical as well as affordable for all you treasure hunters out there.
PEGGY'S ART - I have studied professionally since 2011, having taken classes at high schools, art centers and artists' studios through the South Shore. Taking both still-life and plein-air classes has allowed me to grow quickly. I joined local art associations and have won many awards, including red and blue ribbons at Marshfield Fair. I grew up in Weymouth and still have many friends and family there. Weymouth's beautiful beaches, woods and parks have always inspired me and you will find them featured in my work. I also do commissions of pets, houses and favorite places.
VISITING ARTISANS - We always have a number of short term artisans.
BEACH IN A BOTTLE - sand and shells in small glass bottles by Debbie Campbell
GLASS BY GRAMMY - stained glass by Carolyn Adkins
SEW BEA IT - cloth bowls and luggage tags by Judy Borona
SCENTED GEL SHOPPE - Take a peek inside my hutch here at Jackson Square Artisans to see the gel candles, handmade soaps, bath bombs, body butters and aroma sachets that are made by me in my home in Weymouth Landing. I started making gel candles a few years ago after receiving a set of outdoor candles made by my sister. They were beautiful, slow burning and wonderfully scented. I thought of so many ways to customize that type of candle to use for outdoor parties and couldn't wait to make them myself. After a lesson, and a blessing from my sister, I started making my Porch 'n Patio candles. Soap making was a challenge that was hard to resist. After learning the process and knowing the simple ingredients needed and, more importantly, those detergents NOT needed for soap to be soap, my focus went further into bath and body products.
ART BY SKEFFINGTON - Art is rewarding to me when I see the look on someone's face that has been touched by my art. When my children were small it was drawing Santa Claus and seeing their excitement that I found so rewarding and that compelled me to use a talent I took for granted. I have won awards for my painting and I have donated paintings that hang in the Ronald McDonald House. I paint in acrylics and draw in charcoal and colored pencil. There is always an interesting story behind each art piece that is either commissioned or requested by someone. I have found great joy at the Artisans as I display my work. l can relate to the artist Degas when he said: Art is not what you see but what you make others see.
Margie Skeffington Del Tufo
A.M. CLARK PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography of Boston and the South Shore
BOSTON WOMAN - I love working with my hands and seeing a finished object that turns out even better than the piece I'd imagined in my head. I make simple clothing designs and women's accessories out of a variety of materials, including re-purposed canvas. I also make quilted handbags, tote bags and table linens opt of high quality cotton that is backed with natural cotton batting and then hand-quilted on my sewing machine. I have recently added curtains and pillows to my handmade items.
NORAH BRINKS ART WORKS - I grew up in Weymouth and I've been an artist all my life. I paint and draw, mostly portraits and landscapes, in a variety of mediums. I also handcraft jewelry with a focus on earrings and pendants. My work ranges from simple beads, to unique polymer clay and resin pieces. I find inspiration everwhere, but primarily from nature, color, light, and the cyclical quality of life. My aim is to make wearable art.
WICKED TREASURE - As long as I can remember I have loved playing with paper and other craft type items. I especially love creating things by using different mediums others have often overlooked, such as recycled items that others see as having little value, but that I can see potential in. Until recently I sold my treasures and creations to friends and co-workers who encouraged me to expand my market and in October or 2016 I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--an invitation to join an extremely talented group of artists at Jackson Square Artisans--and I jumped at this opportunity. I am now able to sell my unique treasures in a beautiful environment and to continue my creative journey with other inspiring people.