Artists and Makers

Joan Backes Forest House

In Her Nature

Joan Backes’s art draws viewers in with its beauty, then holds them there with its subtle but compelling reflections about mankind’s relationship with—and responsibility for—the world around us.

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Brush with Greatness

Decorative artist Heidi Holzer’s endless fascination with the possibilities of paint gives faux finishing a very good name.

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Into the Wood

A chance encounter with a six-inch block of redwood led to Peter Petrochko’s lifelong passion for turning chunks of trees into uniquely beautiful objects.

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Berkeley-Rupp

Game Changer

Boston-based Figulo leads the way as 3-D ceramic printing technology revolutionizes the world of design and architecture.  Andy Jeffery holds…

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Susan Mikula

Artist Susan Mikula: Polaroid Moments

There’s an irony in the idea of an accountant being an accomplished artist. These seem like inconsistent, almost contradictory, pursuits….

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Contemporary Classics

In its Torrington workrooms, The New Traditionalists embraces classic style—with a modern twist. The desire to sink into Sofa no….

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Wonder Woman

Bonnie Edelman’s sense of awe at the beauty of the world around her is reflected in the almost magical quality…

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masterpiece woodworks

Simply Perfect

New England’s best designers turn to Masterpiece Woodworks for bespoke furnishings that add the final, special touch to their spaces.

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John Bisbee Ridge

Nailing It

In John Bisbee’s hands something as common as a metal spike becomes a thing of uncommon beauty.

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Branching Out

  Jeff Soderbergh’s new Wellfleet showroom gives Cape Cod residents and visitors a chance to see—and feel—the unique pieces the…

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A Delicate Balance

Jennifer McCurdy’s intricate porcelain vessels have a gravity-defying sense of movement that evokes the rhythms of the natural world. Almost…

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On Second Thought

The quirky beauty of Annette Lemieux’s work gets you looking. Her deep exploration of the universal human tendency toward ambivalence…

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Weaving a Success Story

Anne Arnold and Stefano Bruni may not have set out to build a business together, but a mutual affection for…

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Paradise Postponed

His own art took a back seat while he attended to a teaching career and family. These days, Rex Prescott…

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Peter Sandback

Against the Grain

Furniture making may be an age-old craft, but artisans like New Hampshire’s Peter Sandback prove there’s always room for innovation…

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