Market Dates: 6/18, 8/6
The Amaia Papaya Shop features a variety of handmade goods with an eco-friendly focus. From market tote bags, to reusable produce bags, mason jar tumblers, and reusable mug sleeves, we strive to make all our products fun and unique. We are based out of a small home studio in Natick.
Market Dates: 8/20, 9/10, 10/8
Alpaca fleece is 7 times warmer than wool and rivals cashmere in its softness. Alpaca Hair Alpacas raises alpacas for this marvelous natural fiber and works with a mill in Massachusetts to make products to resell. Be sure to stop by and visit with their alpacas too!
Market Dates: 6/25, 8/27
A Simple Twist focuses on handmade crafts for both beauty and entertainment, made by local creator Katherine Mendyk. She creates handmade necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings and more using hemp macrame, stones and glass, as well as pieces from “old” or recycled jewelry, bringing a new light to once forgotten artifacts. She also focuses on handmade hula hoops, perfect for fun or exercise. They range in size and weight, and each color pattern is unique. Also, most hoops at A Simple Twist are collapsible, which makes storage and transportation a piece of cake.
Market Date: 7/2
Brenda Hedden is a professional stained glass artist. She’ll be bringing the STEAM Kaleidoscope Project for Kids which provides materials to make six different kaleidoscopes along with science and math information (technology, engineering, and art are included, too). She’ll also bring Swarovski Crystal and Austrian Glass necklaces. Easy to wear and beautiful to look at. Matching bracelets and earrings use sterling silver, and gold-plated findings.
Market Dates: 8/6, 9/24
Blade and Wheel produces both pottery and jewelry. Judy created the beautiful and useful pottery. There are bowls of many sizes and colors. The mugs, often large, have designs from nature on the outside surfaces.
The jewelry involves cutting meaningful designs with a jeweler’s saw into coins or tableware. Some of the jewelry is made from fine silver with colorful enamels. John designs and executes these pieces, and will demonstrate on site.
Market Dates: 6/11, 7/23
Brookfield Candle Company specializes in primitive hand poured candles and offers over 300 scents. They use all natural soy with a lead free wick.
Market Date: 8/27
Handcrafted metal jewelry made with Precious Metal Clay Silver (PMC), sterling silver and copper. Each piece is hand formed or sculpted, hand textured with hammers and Navajo stamps, finished and polished. Pendants are also made with hand set gemstones & crystals.
Market Dates: 9/10, 10/8
Cheryl teaches mixed media mosaic art to adults and children at her studio, Cheryl Cohen Mosaic Art Center at 360 Woodland Street in Holliston. The studio opened in June, 2014 and offers afterschool programs to children ages eight and up, and adult programs weekly on Tuesday morning, and Thursday evenings. She also offers monthly Ladies’ Nights Out and Weekend Workshops. Cheryl will help you plan special events including birthday parties, family reunions, work gatherings, etc. In addition to Cheryl’s classes, other local artists offer instruction in other forms of art.
Market Dates: 7/23
Cheryl’s photography is from nature. It is of butterflies and birds done on canvas, metal and in framed photographs. It brings us back to a time when we ran through fields, chasing and trying to capture those elusive and beautiful butterflies. Then after realizing they were more clever than us we often lay on the grass watching birds flitter to and fro, wishing we could fly. Each of Cheryl’s photographs were taken in as natural a setting as possible and each is available in a variety of sizes and formats. Cheryl’s photography has been displayed in sites all over eastern Massachusetts.
Market Dates: 6/25, 7/30
Clear Purpose Glass offers bright and shiny fused art glass for the home and garden. Come see Amy’s wind chimes and decorative plant stakes, as well as serving dishes, coasters, night lights, and suncatchers. 10% of your total purchase price is donated to worthwhile nonprofit organizations.
Market Date: 7/9
Cliff’s Cactus offers a range of succulent plants including cactus, aloes, agaves, haworthias, euphorbias, pachypodiums and other easy to care for arid plants grown for their unique shapes and sculptural qualities.Cliff will construct dish gardens on site using plants, top dressing, soil and pottery.A specialty are “hummingbird aloes” that are grown from seeds pollinated by hummingbirds using high quality miniature hybrids.They produce beautiful and unique plants that are not available anywhere else. Don’t miss the Bonsai succulent plants!
Market Date: 10/8
Colie’s Creations is a mother daughter team. They’ll bring hand sewn creations for all to enjoy, including doll sleeping bags, crayon holders and pillowcases.
Market Dates: 7/30
Handmade dog and cat accessories: collars, leashes, harnesses, bandanas, treat pouches, collar flowers and bow ties.
Market Dates: 7/9, 9/3
Do you appreciate using a one-of-a-kind piece of lovingly crafted pottery that feels good in your hands…that helps you enjoy your drinks or delicious food from AFM? If you want this experience, come see which one of Debra’s comfort pottery speaks to you and says “Use me!”
Pods (sculptures) and Reminder Stones will also be available. Both are popular items for gifting and keeping.
Debra (and/or her students) will demonstrate wheel work (throwing). Earthy high-fire stoneware pottery (safe for food, dishwashers and microwaves). See more at: www.dagworks.com
Market Dates: 7/30, 9/10
Earthly Wealth jewelry is hand made and one of a kind, based on natural and nearly natural materials such as semiprecious gems, pearls, amber, wood, leather and bone. I use silver, gold, copper, and bronze, recycled when possible, and frequently employ forging to produce unique designs and textures. I have recently added lampwork glass beads in the shapes of lush, delicious-looking fruits and vegetables in honor of the Farmers’ Market venue. Carrots are featured!
Market Dates: 7/2, 7/16, 8/20
E’s Beads are fun, inexpensive beaded and wire pieces. Also offered are scarves, headbands, bookmarks, and a variety of other unique gift items. Everything is handmade by Ashland resident Elaine Donovan.
Market Date: 7/16
Full Circle ARTS features eco-friendly artwork and other creative products made and sold by adults with disabilities. Emerging artists from the Full Circle ARTS Studio program learn innovative techniques to express themselves and develop affordable and unique handcrafted gifts.
Market Date: 6/18
Giulietta Nardone encourages adults and teens to reconnect with their inner wildness through her unique Wild Painting process. Using the power of intuition and imagination, she creates paintings, note cards, inspiration cards and notepads. Stop by to buy her artwork, talk about the power of wildness or sign up for her monthly Wild Painting classes where you can learn to let your intuition and emotions guide the artistic process.
Market Date: 7/2, 8/20
Artist James Heroux has recently successfully completed his 2013 Word.A.Day.Illustration Project. A self given project where he creates one illustration every day of the year based on a word and its definition. This project has gained momentum and popularity as he offers new original art both thought provoking and humorous. The purchase of all his prints are available and select images are worn on t-shirts, bags, hats and socks.
Market Dates: 7/9, 10/8
Kim is a soap-maker from Harvard, MA. Her natural and vegan artisan soaps utilize therapeutic grade essential oils. In addition to soaps, Kim will offer vegan and natural bath soaks and tub teas.
Market Dates: 7/30, 8/6
L&A Designs creates a variety of fun and affordable fabric and jewelry items that are all made in Natick, MA. Many are items you never knew you needed! Look for new designs in infinity scarves, potholders, snack and sandwich bags and many, many more items.
Market Dates: 7/9, 9/3
Philip Bosinoff enjoys walking in nature and finding cormorants, dragonflies, bees, flowers, and more to photograph thoughtfully and creatively. This is done mostly in Ashland, including Ashland State Park. These beautiful images will be showcased on one-of-a-kind notecards.
Market Dates: 7/2, 9/10
Pottery, photography and more from Ashland resident, Ann Newberry. To beautify your surroundings, Ann creates one-of-a-kind functional pottery pieces, as well as nature photography to adorn your walls and mosaic concrete stepping stones for your garden and yard. With such a variety of art, there is sure to be something you’ll want to take home with you.
Market Dates: 9/3, 9/24
Rag Hill Farm creates fiber art with a function. They make handspun and hand-dyed yarn, unique quilted potholders along with market bags and cat toys from upcycled wool. All of their items are handmade and one of a kind.
Market Dates: 6/18, 8/13
Redback Studios uses found and recycled objects to make resin-based crafts, primarily pendants, key rings and magnets. She also uses her own photography in jewelry and cards. She will also be offering hand-made greetings cards from her husband’s original drawings and watercolor designs.
Market Dates: 7/16, 8/20, 9/24
Re-Design creating handcrafted jewelry and wine charms. Unique aluminum cuff bracelets aredesigned from original photos of Monte Carlo, Nice, Boston, backyard flowers,vase of tulips, Sicilian cobblestones and more. Leather, cork, or a combo ofboth bracelets and triple wraps are embellished with antique silver findings and have a magnetic clasps. Wine charms made with tumbled glass, corks, smashedmetal buttons make a great housewarming or hostess gift. Created locally in Natick.
Market Date: 7/23
Handcrafted elegant jewelry in sterling silver, brass and copper with semi-precious stones, crystals and freshwater pearls. Custom rings made on site. Handcrafted garden décor (plant markers, bird and butterfly feeders) from upcycled silverplated utensils, tea sets, and glass wear.
Market Date: 8/13, 10/1
Social Catalysts Charitable Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a novel social enterprise that supports social and environmental change while improving the lives of people with disabilities. Its first major initiative is to create employment opportunities for adults with disabilities while improving the environment by producing new products from recycled videotapes. They provide social service agencies with the tools and the training for their clients with disabilities. These clients weave a beautiful cloth out of reclaimed videotapes, which is sewn into totes, handbags and other items by professional seamstresses, then is marketed and sold by Social Catalysts.
Market Date: 6/25
These hand crafted chain maille jewelry items are made of anodized aluminum, aluminum, copper or bronze. A few include rubber rings or glow-in-the-dark rubber rings or glass beads. Aluminum is very light and easy to wear. Anodized aluminum is finished with an oxidized surface adding beautiful color and shine.
Market Dates: 6/11, 9/3, 10/8
The Domesticated Wild Child will bring her own herbal infusions- oils, tinctures, extracts, witch hazel and ACV. She handcrafts medicinal salves, balms, deodorant, baby items, women’s items, some cosmetics, a facial line including cleansing grains, infused toners, moisture serums, herbal masks and acne spot treatment. She will also be bringing dream pillows and tea blends.
Market Date: 10/1
Fabric speaks to Tobi when building her art work, with its patterns and colors. Her art work is seldom rectangular, but rather takes its shape organically from the picture formed in the arrangement of shapes in the picture. Her knit items include mostly hats, warm for winter, and almost entirely of her own design.
Market Dates: 6/11, 7/9, 10/1
Two Orange Cats Jewelry is handcrafted one of a kind jewelry with a Beach theme. Materials used are genuine unaltered Sea Glass and Sea Pottery, Beach stones, semi precious stones, fresh water pearls, recycled, repurposed and vintage items such as antique skeleton keys, vintage silverplate flatware and 40’s- 50’s Lucite beads. All jewelry is designed with your budget and busy schedule in mind. Most pieces can go from totally casual in jeans to an elegant dinner in the little black dress.