Millwork! Makers and Arts Market
The Mill at Shelburne Falls (49 Conway Street, Buckland, MA 1338, Buckland MA)
**Millworks! Makers and Arts Market opens indoor spaces to public for first time**
Millworks! Makers and Art Market held at the Mill at Shelburne Falls (located on the Buckland side of the Iron Bridge) opens the doors of the Main Building to the public for the first time. On Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both resident and guest makers set up in the hallways, studio and grounds of the Mill at Shelburne Falls located at 49 Conway, Street, in Buckland MA. Molly Cantor, potter and founder of the Handle Factory Community Clay Center, also located on the mill site, will conduct tours of the clay studio. From 11:30 am to 12:30, the Desmond Burke trio plays an upbeat mix of Irish-Americana on the Penstock stage. The group features singer/songwriter Desmond Burke on guitar, Matt Gravel on mandolin and Charlie Conant on guitar and resonator guitar.
Tenant residents include a mix of both 2D and 3D artists, vintage sellers and makers. Large scale paintings by Aldo Pizzi grace the mill hallways. Landscape painter Ann Lofquist opens her studio to sell large and small works featuring imagery of the Mill and its environs. Laura Iveson displays her photo transfer art and Julia Carroll produces handprinted paper goods.Award winning contemporary quiltmaker Carson Converse's quilts blur the line between craft, fine art and design. Other resident textile artists include: Katie Cavacco of Free Ramblin’ Kids with wearables and play items for young children; Elisabeth Radysh produces a whimsical line of soft toys and handweaver and felt maker Sue McFarland introduces a new line of felted wool gathering baskets and wall hangings. Woodworker Pat Moriarty, the guiding hand behind the Conway Chair Company, makes heirloom quality hand sculpted chairs, tables and stools. Glass artist Jeremy Sinkus, uses flameworking to manipulate glass and in a process called coldworking, he cuts and polishes the glass like gemstones producing unique, nature inspired forms and sculptures. Community makers and artists participating in the market include: Caroline Mannaerts, upcycled drip tape baskets; Larisa Volkavichyute, illustrated jewelry, and prints; Liz Foss Quilts; Hart Pottery stoneware and porcelain bowls; Davenport Maple Farm; Soapisticationart,handcrafted, vegan soaps and body care products; Brook Batteau of HypnoBling Jewelry; Katherine MacColl, totes and box bags created from beautiful classic and hand-dyed wool fabrics and Rachel Gunnard, simple, bold handmade jewelry by a former architect in sterling silver, brass, and gold.
Millworks is supported in part by Lamson and occupies the former knife factory site of Lamson and Goodnow. Open during market hours, the adjacent Lamson and Goodnow Factory Store has special discounts and promotions on knives and kitchen products. The Mill has onsite parking and is located 49 Conway Street, Buckland, MA. Admittance is free and is a mask friendly event. More information is available at www.themillatshelburnefalls.com or by calling 413-522-4944