Local artisans return to Weston

WESTON - Martha Stevenson, working in her Londonderry studio, is among the well known area artisans returning to the Weston Craft Show Oct. 12 - 14 at the Weston Playhouse on the Village Green. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the Weston Craft Show are $8 and parking is free. All proceeds benefit the preservation of Weston's historic museums.

Stevenson began painting traditional folk art scenes when she came to Vermont more than 30 years ago. Today her work has grown to include not only original paintings of Vermont villages and scenery, but house portraits, Rufus Porter style paintings, murals, and vinegar graining. She works and teaches classes at her studio on Reilly Road, and also teaches classes at Fletcher Farm in Ludlow.

Multi harness weaver Dianne Yelton of Londonderry will return with her luxurious scarves woven with silk, rayon, chenille, tencel and lambs wool in various combinations.

Since learning to weave in grade school Dianne has been exploring the fascinating transformation of threads into complex patterns. Inspired by historic weaves and the beautiful color palette of Vermont landscapes, her weaving ranges from decorative to wearable fabrics. Nicholas Kekic of Chester is the third generation in a glass-making family.

He grew up surrounded by hand-made objects and people who worked hard to develop their craft. Nick finds glass a fascinating, compelling and challenging material with which to work. Using techniques that have evolved for thousands of years Nick strives to capture and express the fluidity of glass while maximizing its unique relationship with color and light. He designs pieces that are not only decorative but functional.

For more information, e-mail info@westoncraftshow.com.


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