Donna McNally, graphics

Donna, the owner of  “Inspired by the Sea Studio” will be exhibiting at the Mistletoe Art Fair this weekend.  You can purchase her Fine Art, Prints, Calendars, Note Cards, and Coasters at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Lush Industrial Jewelry

Liz Stewart, Jewelry
Liz Stewart Jewelry

Owner Liz Stewart has been making and teaching jewelry since 2000. She uses new and repurposed hardware in unexpected ways. You will find bracelets, necklaces, earrings and pendants in her collection. Come and see her creations this coming weekend, December 15-16 at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square.

Featuring Guilday Glass

Peter Guilday Glass

Story of A Triumphant Recovery

In 1994 while recuperating from a motorcycle accident, Peter found his passion, a future in art. A physical therapist suggested stained glass as a hobby / therapy that would help to recapture the lost dexterity of his fingers. One operation lead to another with a lot of down time in between. One day while recovering, as he was watching a PBS program that explained the basics of stained glass, he found his creative path. 

Later, while attending a retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, he was inspired by the work of Sol LeWitt. His signature Guilday Glass designs are a direct result of his exposure and discovery of abstract expressionism in contemporary art. His use of primary colors and simplistic shapes to create works of art that are complex and satisfying was all the inspiration he needed.

Peter Guilday, Glass
Peter Guilday, Glass

In early 2001, with the help and encouragement of his wife Patricia, he left his job with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. They moved from beautiful San Francisco, CA to quaint Walpole, MA, and fulfilled his dream of opening his own business, Guilday Glass. Today having fully recovered from those injuries He has turned his much loved pastime into a successful business. 

Featuring Judy Robinson-Cox

 Judy Robinson-Cox creates temporary tabletop dioramas that capture humorous human events and the inner workings of the mind.

An award-winning Cape Ann, Massachusetts photographer and mixed media artist, Judy creates Lilliputian Landscapes, which are photographs of tabletop tableaus that she construct with food or found objects and populate with ¾” high miniature figures. The tiny people transform the scene into a world with a life of its own. Cauliflower becomes a snow-covered hill, a plate of grain is transformed into a beach, and a butternut squash turns into a construction site. She creates each scene entirely in front of the camera and does not use Photoshop or any other computer tool to construct the picture.

Judy Robinson-Cox, Photography

“My first series was landscapes made entirely of fruit and vegetables and miniature figures. Then came sushi, Fiestaware, flowers, technology, money, games, bubbles, ice, vintage objects and so on. My current series are fantasy landscapes that portray an uncomplicated world devoid of politics, pollution, and hatred. They are places that I go to for refuge to escape from the malaise of everyday life.”

Judy Robinson-Cox, Photography

Deborah Way Jewelry

Deborah Way Jewelry

Fishtown Creations is the name of her business. Deborah Way loves working with metals.

“I started my jewelry work on Cape Cod, learning from craftsmen in the area. I love exploring the different forms that working with metal gives me. Life has taken me to the Cape Ann area, where I am happily making my jewelry in my studio.”

Deborah Way, Jewelry

Marian Ives, Ornaments

Handmade in Massachusetts

Marian Ives, a native New Englander, studied art and metal smithing from an early age. Her ornaments are produced on a hundred-year-old, three-ton kick press, using dies hand-cut from tool steel, and hand painted.

Marian Ives, Metal Ornaments
Marian Ives, Ornaments

To make her keen (and often whimsical) observations of our natural world accessible, she has made several series of unique hand-painted characters. Discerning collectors and those with a gentle eye will enjoy each of these handcrafted creations.

Marian Ives, Ornaments
Marian Ives, Ornaments

Jewelry by Kendra Tornheim

Using various elements such as antique keys and watch gears,  hand-colored brass and wires,  Kendra creates her jewelry.  Sprouting leaves and wings with colors ranging from naturalistic to brilliant and fantastical are  common themes in her work. 

Kendra’s work includes a wide range of pendants, earrings with titanium or niobium findings, alligator clips for hair or fabric, and hair pins that serve equally well as scarf or shawl pins.

Visit her during Mistletoe Art Fair on December 15-16, 10am – 5pm at Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Photography by Walter Perlman

We are looking forward to seeing his new work at the Mistletoe Art Fair. Walter earned a degree in advertising and journalism from the University of Maine before deciding to run his own professional photography studio,  a Marlborough-based business.

Walter Perlman, Photography

Perlman’s interest in photography isn’t all business. He recently decided to experiment with still life abstracts and close-up photography at the suggestion of a fellow artist. He summed up his approach to creating art as “I’m just starting to experiment. I’m creating something that does not exist … and making it more dramatic.”

Walter Perlman, photography
Walter Perlman, photography

You can see his photography on December 15-16, at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Mistletoe Art Fair.

Liz Foss, Quilts and more

She works in a traditional medium, but with a modern look. Liz Foss has been making quilts for over 30 years, often as a respite from various administrative work and business ventures. 

Liz’s quilts are based on traditional patterns, which evoke an emotional response, conjuring a sense of home and family.

Liz Foss Pillow
Liz Foss Pillow

She incorporates contemporary colors and design elements, creating various items for the home: table runners, pot holders, pillows that turn into lap quilts. Fabrics are 100% cotton and washable.

Liz_Foss, Pot Holders
Liz Foss, Home Goods

Liz enjoys custom work. Some customers have redecorated a whole room around one of her quilts.  She lives in Spencer, MA.