Craftspeople & Artists

About: Artist Barre Pinske began working on a wood lathe with his grandfather at age 6 in rural Minnesota. He is a pioneer in the art of chainsaw carving. Pinske had a carved bear and eagle gifted to the Russians by the U.S. Pentagon under Pres. Ronald Reagan during the nuclear disarmament talks. He has been extensively collected by Steven Tyler, and all Aerosmith members have his work. His sculpture “Man and his Music” is the entrance of Prince’s Paisley Park Museum in Chanhassen, MN.
Pinske is well known for his folk art chainsaw carvings, including widely collected wooden bears. He also creates abstract art, unique furniture, paintings, and casts wood in epoxy and resin creating countertops, bowls and tables. Barre has been featured on CNN Headline News, as well as in USA Today Weekend, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald. Many early pieces are turning up at auction houses and are becoming collectibles.
Phone: 508-965-3211
Town: Chester
About: Atelier Annex offers space for artists and artisans to stay and work in the studio of artists Harry Hudson and Katherine Henry.

Atelier Annex holds a fully furnished apartment and the studio of artists Harry Hudson and Katherine Henry. The apartment is available for rent to both vacationers and artists, who can also use the studio space.
Phone: 802-875-1046
Town: Chester
<b>Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls<b>
About: There are 50 dolls waiting to connect in this charming Stone Village home gallery. Bonnie Watters has made and sold 15,000 old-fashioned cloth dolls with hand-embroidered faces, real and motif, dressed in layers of calico in more than 50 years. Each of the nearly 500 designs is one-of-a-kind, signed and registered.
Phone: 802-875-2114
Town: Chester
About: Finely handcrafted Windsor chairs, tables & cupboards.

Windsor chairs and other furniture handmade, one at a time, for over 20 years.
Each piece is custom made to order and may be produced in various milk paint finishes. This gallery is just a small sampling of the products. Please contact Conrad for more details.
Classes in Windsor chairmaking also are available.
Phone: 802-875-4219
Town: Chester
About: The destination for all your quilting needs. Classes are also offered. Country Treasures has five rooms filled with more than 6,000 bolts of fabric, 10,000 fat quarters and — a favorite with our customers — fat quarter bundles. You’ll find homespuns, reproduction fabrics, batiks, an entire room of flannel, and many major fabric lines. We have a large selection of patterns, books and quilting notions. Our classroom is busy six days a week with students of all skill levels.
Phone: 802-875-4377
Town: Chester
About: Crow Hill Gallery, now in its 30th year, offers the prints, original watercolors, books and DVDs of internationally known artist-in-residence Jeanne Carbonetti. Also offered are workshops in watercolor painting as well as individual, private lessons. The setting, on a hillside in a beautiful woodland, for the Gallery is spectacular.
Phone: 802-875-3763
Town: Chester
About: Handcrafted home furnishings, jewelry, art.

From a single element to an entire house; DaVallia Art & Accents is a premiere destination for creating the artful home. Artisan-owned, DaVallia carries work by American and Vermont artists and craftsmen, some made exclusively for the shop. We guarantee you’ll see and admire work you’ll find nowhere else.
Phone: 802-875-1203
Town: Chester
About: Endless Creations is an open “paint your own” pottery studio that also offers classes in hand-thrown pottery.
Endless Creations also offers classes in clay and hand-trowing for those wanting to explore the next level. Every Thursday is Ladies Night, for half-off the studio fee. This is a great venue for children’s birthday parties.
Phone: 802-875-2008
Town: Chester
About: Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, Fiddlehead Studio is surrounded by inspiration. Working primarily in sterling silver, Jessie Alon’s color palette is derived from the natural settings around her. The uniqueness of nature is an attribute that can be seen in her jewelry. With an array of recycled materials, she strives to create beautiful jewelry that has a minimal impact on the environment. Fiddlehead Studio’s showroom and studio is located at DaVallia on the Green in Chester.
Phone: 802-875-1203
Town: Chester
About: High Falls Furniture Co. produces a line of solid wood furniture that reflects the worn character of classic 1900s American farmhouse style antiques. The company moved from High Falls, NY, to Chester in 2005. Mitchell J. Rudman has been designing, building, and finishing custom furniture and cabinetry professionally since 2001.
Most of the furniture pieces are custom made to individual specifications. We use distressed paint finishes, reclaimed wood and metal patinas to provide unique design accents to virtually any form or function. Hand-hammered copper and zinc countertops can be incorporated into furniture or installed on custom cabinetry.

Antique wood reclaimed from industrial-era commercial barns and factories can make distinctive dining table tops or cabinets. The paint finishing process requires hand-applications of many paint layers using brushes and natural sponges. Many of our hand-finished pieces have been mistaken as genuine antique.
Phone: 802-875-5258
Town: Chester
About: Log Cabin Quilting offers Long Arm machine quilting, quilting fabrics, notions and bags. We also sell quilts and offer quilting classes.
Phone: 802-886-1671
Town: Chester
About: Mountain Man Marketplace is an open-air market featuring small buildings in a village-like atmosphere. Handcrafted silver jewelry, soft-serve ice cream and other delights, and grilled food and lobster rolls are among the offerings.
Phone: 802-875-2071 or 802-875-5361
Town: Chester
<b>Smokeshire Design</b>
About: Artisan-owned store and showroom featuring the works of Hugh Pennell as well as one-of-a-kind handmade pieces from Vermont artists including Simon Pearce Glass and Andrew Pearce Wooden Bowls. A thoughtfully curated assortment of fine home goods, gifts, clothing, art, furniture and our very own maple syrup.
Phone: 802-875-3109
Town: Chester
<b>Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen/Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts</b>
About: The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts is owned and operated by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. It is the oldest residential arts and crafts school in Vermont. The Fletcher farm was originally settled in 1783 by Jesse Fletcher and remained in the Fletcher family until it was given to the non-profit Fletcher Farm Foundation, Inc., in 1933. One condition of the bequest was that the Foundation devote part of the property to be used for educational purposes for the inhabitants of Ludlow and Cavendish. In 1947, the Foundation granted use of the farm to the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. The Society’s agreement with the Foundation included two primary missions: to establish a permanent arts and crafts school, and to help members find markets for their work. Since its inception in 1947, the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts has offered thousands of classes in traditional and emerging arts and crafts, many led by world-class instructors.
Phone: 802-228-8770
Town: Ludlow
About: Blown glass studio and gallery making functional and decorative handblown glass.
Phone: 802-875-1825
Town: Chester
About: Vermont Stoneworks are handcrafted gifts made of stone by craftsman Paul Thomas, including etched coasters and personalized stone pieces. Paul can also make, cut and install your marble, granite and soapstone countertops.
Phone: 802-875-4004
Town: Chester