A collective of women artists, growers, and potters featured at Straw House Herbs.
Retired RN, love to garden, grow plants, propagate perennials and succulents. I have many gardens filled with unusual plants that grow well in our zone 5 and will be starting some from seed and cuttings and divisions to share with you at Straw House Herbs! I am growing out a large assortment of succulents and will have them singly in clay pots, and some arrangements.
I will also have available my hand woven potholders and hot mats, some 100% cotton, and some 100% Peruvian Highland Wool!
If you need a card to go with your purchase (maybe a gift?) or just to brighten your own or someone’s day, I have photo cards available, all photos taken by me of my gardens, animals, insects, wildlife, and the countryside. They can also be put in a 5×7 frame for a quick gift.
Last but not least, I have been brewing a delicious batch of homemade Vanilla using Madagascar Vanilla Beans! If you are only used to supermarket Vanilla, this will be a real treat for you. I hope you enjoy shopping at Straw House Herbs as much as I enjoy contributing along with many other talented vendors.
Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums. I paint flowers from our garden, fruit and vegetables. My paintings are in many homes across the country. One even went to Hong Kong. Nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing my work has made someone happy.
As an artist and a painter who works in clay, making vessels and semi-functional objects is irresistible. The objects I make for gardens and homes are handmade, usually, slab built, and one-of-a-kind. Current types include tulipieres, lanterns, planters, and candle holders.
I also make heartfelt dog portraits and will occasionally do so on commission.
Fossil Farm is the unofficial name of my piece of historic farmland and c.1826 farmhouse in Westford, NY. The Elk Creek runs through the property which is primarily wooded with wetlands except for about 20 acres of organic hayfields and about 10 acres of home and garden area. Almost every stone in this area contains ancient Devonian fossils exposed by the action of the last ice age. It’s bucolic and ominous at the same time–my husband and I are both completely infatuated with the land here.
I am a painter and printmaker. Several years ago I created a character named Possum. She and some of her friends are the subject of much of my work. They are whimsical creatures designed to bring out a smile. I also created a series of owl prints on cotton kitchen towels and on paper. My paintings and monotype prints are usually landscapes of Cherry Valley and of the Hudson Valley. Recently I began working with my animal images in clay, adding potter to my description.
After a long and wonderful career in healthcare, I have retired and am exploring my creative side. I have always had an appreciation for nature’s symmetry. I see patterns such as the Fibonacci sequence in spirals and coils, beehives and snowflakes, branches and seeds, and am comforted by this order. Fractals, concentric circles, straight lines and angles fascinate me.
Now I’m exploring my creative side with ceramics and metals such as silver, copper and brass. For inspiration I am informed by these natural patterns. In business too, I appreciated the logic of information presented in columns and rows and you will see such patterns in much of my art. I am delighted to share this work with you as a member of the Straw House Herb Artisans group and thank you for supporting our local businesses.