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Lori Austill; The Power of Color

Lori Austill: The Power of Color > Issue Home Lori Austill is a master of the encaustic medium. She is passionate about her art, creating expressive paintings densely layered and rich in color and texture. Whether she is capturing the radiance of nature, the mystery of an abstracted landscape or reveling in the joy of dance, Austill’s work reveals the

Toshiki and Maryska: Fashion with a Twist

Toshiki and Maryszka: Fashion with a Twist > Issue Home Toshiki and Maryszka create limited edition and one-of-a-kind natural shearling and lambskin garments. Their coats and jackets are impeccably tailored, sporting colorful accents, intricate detailing and a contemporary aesthetic. When you go to your closet on a chilly winter day searching for the perfect coat, you’ll inevitably come back to a favorite

Barbara Poole: Jazzy Ensembles

Barbara Poole: Jazzy Ensembles > Issue Home Barbara Poole designs and makes adorable felted hats, scarves and astonishing coats and dresses that epitomize the term “wearable art”. She has a BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and earned her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She teaches felting coast to coast at

Joanne DeLomba: Don’t Grow Up – It’s a Trap

Joanne DeLomba: Don’t Grow Up – It’s a Trap > Issue Home Joanne DeLomba’s work makes people laugh out loud. Her mixed media creations are inspired riffs on classic art themes, utilizing idiosyncratic imagery culled from the world around her. “As a product of the Baby Boomer generation, I found myself surrounded by iconic images of the times,” she explains.

Edward Spencer: Boston’s Hidden Gem

Edward Spencer: Boston’s Hidden Gem > Issue Home It was the skylight illuminating Ed Spencer’s very first studio in downtown Boston that inspired the name of his jewelry company – Skylight Jewelers. That first shop was located on the top floor of the Jewelers Building, and forty years later his workshop and gallery is still in downtown Boston, just a

James Guggina: It’s Not Just Black and White

James Guggina: It's Not Just Black and White

James Guggina: It’s Not Just Black and White > Issue Home James Guggina makes dinnerware that is playfully conceived, masterfully executed and finished with elaborate and colorful designs. His vivid glazes set against graphic black and white borders are elegant, yet his porcelain platters, mugs, bowls and serving pieces are all durable and functional. Guggina stresses this functionality, saying “I

Roger DiTarando: Wild Things

Roger DiTarando: Wild Things

Roger DiTarando: Wild Things > Issue Home Roger DiTarando has forged a reputation over 30 years as a sculptor of singular craftsmanship and inventive precision. When the Arts Council of Greater New Haven wanted to commemorate the settling of families from other parts of the world in New Haven, they commissioned DiTarando. He created a welded bronze construction which spans the

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