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VERMONT HAND CRAFTERS
PO Box 1184
Williston, VT 05495
800.373.5429
802.872.8600

The mission of the Vermont Hand Crafters is to inspire, nurture and promote the creative community of fine crafts and arts in Vermont.

Welcome to

VERMONT HAND CRAFTERS

the oldest and largest juried craft organization in Vermont

New Lifetime Member

Evelyn Gant / Fine Threads

Family members tell me, “Before you could walk, your grandmother had a needle in your hand”. I got my first sewing machine when I was 6. I designed and made clothes for my dolls. I made my first commission gown when I was still a teenager.

Later, my passion turned to studying the beautiful handmade laces of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries; this is the period when lace was an ultimate status symbol and was treasured by reigning monarchs and nobles and was valued over gold and silver.

When I started combining my love for sewing and lacemaking, it felt like a match made in heaven. My work has been featured on TV, in several Vermont galleries and has also been published in many international Lace magazines in France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

My goal is to pass my skills to future generations, I do this by mentoring high school students, lectures, demonstrations and teaching classes, for all ages, throughout the US.  I am presently in the process of collecting information and patterns for a book about a lace teacher/designer who lived in Barre, VT in the early 1900’s.

Evelyn Gant - Fine Threads

Sharon Scelza Designs

New Lifetime Member

Sharon Scelza Designs

I have been designing and creating original jewelry on a full time basis since 1991.

Before then, I participated in craft shows throughout New England while raising my three children.

My studio, nestled in the hills of the Northeast Kingdom brings in the sun and reflects the influences of my travels. My journeys have brought an array of luscious Venetian Glass, gemstones from the Southwest and a variety of beautiful pearls and crystals in a spectrum of soft shades.

My jewelry offers women an opportunity to adorn themselves with a style that is elegant, versatile and feminine.

In the early 1970's, I studied Silversmithing, with Wesleyan Professor of Art, May Griswold. She deeply influenced my desire to design and create.

I have been honored to be awarded the Old Deerfield Longtime Loyal Artist Award and a 2016/2017 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year Award for excellence, leadership and commitment to my profession.

My mission is to bring a pleasurable experience to all of you when wearing a piece of my Scelza Jewelry Design Collection.

I feel incredibly blessed to live my passion and to share it with so many wonderful customers. They have etched many wonderful memories into my unfolding journey and continue to enrich my life.

New Lifetime Member

Mary Jane Healy / Carry Bay Crafts

Sewing by the age of 9, I moved on to other crafts and dabbled in Dollhouse Miniatures. My first loom came from the Alburgh Auction House all in pieces. Once it was assembled, I became a weaver. In 1985, my husband and I, along with our 3 grown children, took up residence in North Hero when we both retired, and I became serious about weaving.

Over the years I acquired several other looms. Some looms were at our home, and some at our “summer home.” When we made our summer home permanent, the looms all came together under one roof, and I use them all.

Needing a place to sell what I produced, I cofounded the Island Craft Shop (an affiliated gallery) in 1991, last located in a former church in North Hero. The church is one of the oldest buildings in town.

“Retired” from the Island Craft Shop, I continue to pursue hand crafts, take an interest in 3 children, 1 grandchild and 3 great grandchildren and manage to do a little reading, and writing.

Mary Jane Healy / Carry Bay Crafts

November 18th-20th, 2016

CRAFT VERMONT

Our annual fine craft and art show took place at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

View a gallery or a list of members who were at the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Craft Vermont Show on November 17, 18, and 19th.

Shop Our Members

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Deirdre Donnelly Jewelry Art
Kimberlee Forney
Morae Jewelers
Connie Coleman Studio
Caitlin Burch Glassworks
Ted Schiffman Productions
Robin's Hoods
Ben Thurber Art
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Bruce Baker Studio
Bob & Deb's Sugarhouse
Meta Strick Studio
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Abstracts By Emily
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Bella Bueno
Amazing Vermont
Art Button Works
Cannistraci Woodworks
Ann McFarren Gallery
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Eye and I Glass
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Elizabeth Martin Pottery
Mountain Farm Road
JB Woods Art
Paintstorms Studio
ADK Designs
Sandra Bomhower Jewelry
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Manna Silks
Fernwood Arts
Sweet Seasons Farm & Artisan Confections
Chasworth Farm
Holzkopf
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Mark Eliot Schwabe
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May Made
Deda Designs LLC
Lightheart
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Mad River Antler
Stacie Mincher Designs
Terry Jaye Photography
Sharon Scelza Designs
Nancy Jacobus Art
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Wayne Tarr
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Lorraine C. Manley
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PS MacMurray
Mangione Studio
Daryl V. Storrs Artworks Ltd.
Alyson Chase Studio
Cathy LaClair Jewelry Design
Ingrid Gitnick Pottery
Bonnie Doon's Scottish Shortbread
Sarah Rosedahl's Art
The Orange Owl
Brown Bag and String Studio
Vermont Bentwood Handcraft
Collateral Art & Design
Stephen Beattie Photography
Ellen Spring Silks
Yarndance
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Cindy's Creative Bags VT LLC
Suzanne Shute Designs
Vermont H'Art
Reign Vermont
Holy Cow, Inc.
Edwards Smith Fine Woodworking
Heron Pond Designs
The Ross Line
Eyecandy Jewelry Company
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Fairfield Farm Bowls
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Potlicker Kitchen
Sweet Basil Cards
Yellow Dog Farm
Ellen Howard Handmade
Michelle Turbide Studios
Only Silver
Cat Illustrates
Healing Earth Vermont Herbals, LLC
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