Gina was influenced by her Grandmother’s hand-sewn quilts she made for her family members, Gina began making her own quilts, bawdy sock monkeys for friends, and now these beautifully rendered pillows, napkins and kitchen towels. She applies a charming, humanistic quality to her work capturing the temperament or humorous disposition of the animals she chooses to sew.
In her metal studio, Liz uses floral and geometric elements with simple lines and silhouettes to create a subtle-but-striking collection of earrings, necklaces, rings, and brooches. Her work has a sculptural feel, yet her pieces are delicate, unobtrusive, and comfortable to wear. The organic elements of her work lend a classic feel and timeless elegance to balance the modern edge of the shapes and materials used in her unique jewelry.
JK Custom Furniture & Design is a family operated Berkshire gem where craftsmanship and quality are paramount. Sharing an education in fine arts, a love of design and a desire to establish a fine furniture and cabinetry company, they relocated to the Berkshires from Brooklyn in 2004. Using a well-seasoned artistic eye, they create innovative, versatile furniture and functional housewares that add character, warmth and an element of design to any home. Sharing a passion for American craftsmanship, they work side by side in our Great Barrington studio handcrafting designs using locally sourced wood and reclaimed materials. Their designs are based on an appreciation of beautiful contemporary furniture that is carefully handcrafted. One of a kind heirloom pieces make up our home wares collection, often lauded for their organic beauty, board imperfections and custom made non-toxic finishes.
After gifting a bottle of Kristin's signature caramel sauce to a local farmer, who suggested that she sell her sauce at his farm, Cara-sel was born. Cara-Sel salted caramel sauce is handcrafted in small batches right here in the Hudson Valley with just five all-natural ingredients: organic sugar, cream, butter, sea salt, and vanilla. Kristin will also be selling delicious baked goods with made with their caramel, like Bittersweet chocolate caramel brownies & Samoas bars.