On Friday, Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the
Westport HIstorical Society is hosting a one of a kind Artisans Boutique for visitors and residents alike to get a jump start on holiday gifts.
The "One of a Kind" boutique is offering a unique selection of jewelry, ceramics, scarves and handbags made by Westport area artisans. To add to the fesitive spirit, there will be wine, cheese and music in the Society's Sheffer Gallery.
This event will be like an artisan's atelier and will provide an "artistic, intimate, gift-giving setting" featuring local people who are highly skilled in their medium. Karen Ford will be selling her functional porcelain and glass pieces, that are a fusion of clay, fire and glass and reflect her love of nature and her Chinese heritage. Judy Henderson showcases her artful approach to clay shows and her love for painting.
Another artist, Nancy Weir-Geaney, sells handmade organic, sustainable, hand dyed, printed and vintage fabrics. Her scarves, shawls, sarongs, bags, pillows, quilts and table linens are made using sustainable fabrics and natural dyes and inks. "Each hand-dyed piece is one of a kind.
Eda Miyazaki is the creative director of Te+Te, a company whose name translates as hand + hand. She is a former textile designer in New York whose silk handbags are done in a style that is a result of her upbringing in Japan, combined with many years of living in America. She will also be selling her natural aromas line from Japan.
Connie Pappas and Christina Coopersino operate Leaf & Ardor Tea Co. in Fairfield, providers of premium, all-natural, organic teas and herbal blends, and serving pieces.
Lindsay Bartlett makes precious metal and beaded jewelry. Some of her custom jewelry features the fingerprint of the wearer. This is accomplished using precious metal clay, usually silver or gold, which can be molded by hand. When the clay is fired in a kiln the clay matrix burns away and only the metal is left. Bartlett's line includes cufflinks for a groom with impressions of the bride's fingerprints as well as other iconic imagery on the silver clay.F
or more area event information visit www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com