Where Creativity Is American Made...
Meet Our Talented Artisans
CRAFTWORKS was founded as an artisan cooperative in 1979, making the store one of the oldest cooperatives in New England. Individual artisans operate the shop, working as sales people, while displaying their crafts and some even teaching. Stop in soon to check out this brick and mortar "Etsy-type" shop.
CRAFTWORKS is a juried shop ensuring high quality and workmanship of the hand-crafted items that are sold directly from the artisan to the buyer, priced very competitively. Featuring one-of-a-kind, quality-crafted items, perfect for gift giving or home decorating. We are very fortunate to have a wonderfully talented group of artists whose products grace our shelves. Additionally we have a number of small American family-owned companies whose products we carry.
Displays and products change constantly so stop in regularly to check everything out, or click on their pages to view their products.
Do you have a favorite artisan you don't see here? Let us know and we will reach out to them. Are you an artisan/crafter and are interested in joining our team? Check out the application process.
Betsy D. - Quilting
Find more of Betsy's work here online or stop by and visit our shop.
Elaine W. and France T. - Quilting
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Jan - Sock Monkeys
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As a sculptor, Jan is fascinated by the imaginary line between art object and plaything. Each of her animals is lovingly created as both a soft-sculpture and a toy, equally at home in your curio cabinet and in your child’s arms. Her approach to the sock monkey - an icon of the inventive American spirit - is to re-create it for a new generation, as living folk-art and an invitation to play. Jan uses locally sourced materials, in an effort to support American businesses and lessen our carbon footprint.
Joyce P. - Stuffed Baby Animals
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Maria T. - Scarves
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John - Fused Glass Jewelry and Home Decor
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John has been interested in crafts for over 40 years. He designs and creates unique fused glass jewelry including earrings, pendants, pins, bracelets and rings. These items are created using a kiln that fuses glass together at 1800 degrees.
He was an active working member of Craftworks Cooperative from April 1980 until December 2017 where he now displays his items on a consignment basis.
In his retirement, John still enjoys plying his crafts and displaying at craft fairs in the area.
Nan B. - Flattened Glass Bottles
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Buzz - Handcrafted Wood Jewelry
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I'm mostly self-taught. Helping my dad with handyman projects, school shop class, construction jobs during college all contributed to a fun hobby over 35 years ago making small boxes and jewelry which became a livelihood. The novelty of woodcrafting for a living has yet to wear off and creating this special jewelry allows me time and flexibility to devote to my family and still make bowls and vessels on commission. I stay grateful I get to do this every day.
Cynthia and Tim of Blue Bus Studio - Jewelry
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Gretchen - Jewelry
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The focus on detail in her doll clothing is just amazing! If you’re looking for something different for your 18” girl doll, check out her inventory.
Her other passion is creating jewelry and has a full line of beautiful, well priced pieces sure to enhance any outfit for any occasion.
Anne H. - Decorative Painter
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Carol M. - Pottery
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Bill C. - Pottery
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Catherine B. - Pottery
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Cheryl A. - Pottery and Fiber
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A love of earth tones and functionality comes out in all her art.
Whether you are in need of a gift or a new home dec piece stop in and check out her displays. These functional and decorative items are one of a kind, with a tendency toward the primitive in style and color. When not working with clay, Cheryl enjoys rug hooking, rug punch & needle felting all of which she teaches.
Sue V. - Pottery
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Pauline B. - Pressed Flowers
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Michael G. - Handcrafted Wood
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