Swan and Vase by Lilywork ceramic, 19 x 22 inches, 2019. The story of Lilywork, created by Paul and Esther Halferty, begins at Moravian Pottery and TIle Work, a living history museum in Bucks County, PA. In the fall of 2005, Esther began an apprenticeship at TIle Works and came to learn traditional tile-making techniques and creating her own works inspired by her love of printmaking, architecture and patterns seen on her travels. Paul, was working at Tile Works as a mold-maker and ceramist. One year later they were married and Lilywork Artisan TIle was born. They now press and design every tile by hand and every piece they make is one of a kind.
Starstruck, 2022 by David D.J. Rau mixed-media assemblage on antique slate, 14 x 11 x 3 inches. This out-of-this world assemblage is built on an antique roofing tile (ca. 1795) from New Orleans. Originally mined in Pennsylvania, it traveled via raft on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. A starstruck family of ex-votos, or religious votive objects, is gathered under a full moon (a weathered ball found during one of the artists' long walks between Chester and Deep River). Decorative metallic coins, pins, and glass beads float in the spacey void. The "8" in the lower corner is a signifier of the maker who was born on 8/8. Artwork comes with a black metal stand for easy display.
Take home this elegant pair of 19th century French chairs re-upholstered in Scalamandre fabric. Would be a perfect addition to your sitting room or bedroom. Measure 37 inches high x 24.5 inches wide x 18 inches deep.
Beautiful 20th century hand-carved Asian inspired wooden screen made up of five panels featuring a bird and cherry blossom motif with brass hardware and the lower panel carved with a symmetrical design. Measures 72 inches high x 90 inches wide x 1 inch deep.
Measures 20 x 33 inches. Antique 19th century gilt mirror with leaf motif. An elegant piece for any room in the house.
This beautiful quilt was hand pieced and hand quilted using fabrics made of high quality quilters cotton, the front pattern is Dresden Blooms, a William Morris reproduction by Moda, and the backing fabric is The Strawberry Thief. Quilt measures 60 x 60 inches and was handmade by Rosemarie Hawthorne from Prospect, CT.
Gigliola Scagliotti, an Italian artist, founded Ottofficine Design as an artistic research laboratory in 2008 as a space for her visions to come to life. In the early years, she experimented with various techniques and paid great attention to the recovery and reuse of waste materials. The silicone vases immediately proved to be an effective product: colorful, eccentric, extremely resistant and light. With each design the collection is enriched with new shapes and models. This one is the "Jellyfish" model. Each piece is hand signed and numbered. Measures 5.5 inches high and 9 inches in diameter.
Add some colorful beauty to your outdoor gardens with this pair of stained glass bicycle wheel mobiles created by Margie's Visions in Carova, NC. One mobile, Land and Sea, is mounted on an 11.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inch wood base and measures 45.25 inches high with a 22.5 inch wheel of blue and green textured stained glass. The second, Watermelon Wine, uses a 16.5 inch wheel in purple and green stained glass and can be hung using the built in hook.
Untitled by Adelaide Paul clay, glaze and underglaze, 15 x 14 x 7 inches, circa 1997. Adelaide Paul is a sculptor residing in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1993, and her MFA from Louisiana State University in 1996. Her work is concerned with investigating the relationships between domesticated animals and humans. This piece is a sculptural vessel in the shape of a blue horse with four tumbling dogs on top and two human forms on the rump (detachable).
Brighten up your home with this ceramic lamp by David Frank. After graduating from Goddard College in 1975, David set up shop in Guilford, CT where he has been making and selling pottery ever since. Lamp measures 30 inches high with an 18 inch gray linen shade.
The winning bidder will take home this elegant pair of Duncan & Miller crystal candelabras that stand 7 inches tall x 10 inches wide on a 5 inch diameter base. Also includes six pairs of 18 inch fancy taper candles hand-molded by the Floral Society of high grade paraffin wax and burn for 18 hours. Six candles each of parchment and moss color.
Perfect indoor or out, this hammered copper bumblebee wall hanging was created by coppersmith Rob Bunting from a hammered and formed copper sheet with verdigris patina. Measures approximately 20 x 14 inches.
The winning bidder will take home a set of eight 100% cotton indigo blue and white shibori tie dye print napkins made in the USA. Also, includes a set of eight handmade oyster shell Freedom Turtle design napkin rings with beads created by 13 year old Thomas Hart Mann in his East Haddam home. A business Thomas decided to start during the pandemic which has since boomed!
The winning bidder will take home this stunning black walnut cutting board inset with colored resin and mounted on a lazy susan by Guilford resident Steve Gresham. Measures 17.5 inches in diameter and will look amazing at the center of your dining room table.