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The Mill at Shady Lea: Open Studios

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17th Annual
Open Studios 2014

215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Sunday, December 6th, 2020
11am - 5 pm


  The Mill at Shady Lea celebrates its 23rd Anniversary when it opens its doors to share with you some of the finest artists and artisans Rhode Island has to offer.

The historic Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, houses over 40 artists and artisans working in various media.   On Saturday and Sunday December 5th and 6th from 11am to 5pm, The Shady Lea Mill will host Open Studios for each artisan to showcase his/her skills. Just in time for holiday shopping,  some of Rhode Island’s many talented residents open their doors to the public and offer a wide array of hand made local gifts.  Featured will be one of a kind pottery, sculpture, weaving, painting, mixed media collage, glass blowing and fusing, hand made pewter frames, photography, woodworking, jewelry design, and classes in art,weaving and sewing.  Anchor Bend Glassworks is an unprecedented glass artist collaborative established in 2003. This award winning team is comprised of childhood friends Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci and Timothy Underwood. All met while exploring their shared enthusiasm for art, glass and creation. The talents from each artist encourage and compliment the energy and originality that permeates every piece of hand blown glass that Anchor Bend creates. Their award winning designs can be seen at select galleries and museums nationwide. Stop in and create a memory and blow a piece yourself.  
David Christensen  also lends his talents in cane glass bead work to the Anchor Bend team. His jewelry and other creations will be highlighted at the Open Studio.  Julie Munafo continues to create her awesome pieces of jewelry and gorgeous wreaths, selling them online all over the world.
 Back again this year is the absolutely gorgeous jewelry of Petri Kymlander, the antique clocks of Rich Fyans and our busy "POTTERS" Donna and Jan, making things with a bit of a twist. This year we will also be featuring several new additions to our "old timers"  Information on them will be forthcoming.
It’s as much a party as a shopping experience as the artists provide food, drink ­ as well as demonstrations and explanations of their work so be prepared to be amazed! 

    As always, The Shady Lea continues to be home to an artistic magic that permeates through every Studio.
While admission is free,  the artists of Shady Lea Mill are asking guests to bring a non-perishable food items for the North Kingstown Food Bank.   Collection bins will be placed at every point of entry. Food items of greatest need are proteins – peanut butter, canned meat and fish, beans, etc.   Thank you.

Shady Lea Mill Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, December 5th &6th from 11am to 5pm
Shady Lea Mill
215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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Admission is free but we ask a donation to the NK Food Bank

Open to the public / Free parking and refreshments
Storm Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 14th & 15th.





Participating Artists & Businesses
Please check in for updates

Suite No.NameType of Art
100 Anchor Bend Glassworks Hand Blown Glass
102 David Christensen Furnace and Fused Glass
103 Realfibers - Suzy Bellanger and Wayne Bruce Weaver, papermaker, fiber artist
104 Trish Hurley Oil Painter
105 Julie Munafo pewter and frames, metal artist
106 Singing Stones / Lisa Gibson McMahon Metal arts/jewelry
107 Ethan French Painter/Furniture/Architecture
108 Renee Syed Mixed Media
109 Donna Thompson Pottery
111 Nancy Moye Handweaver
113 Richard Fyans/ Narragansett Clock Shop antique clocks repaired/rebuilt/for sale
114 Petri Kymlander Goldsmith, Designer, Jeweler
115 Element Wrought and Woven Metal Smith / Weaver
201 Rarities Book & Bindery/Kelly Allen-Kuyawski Book Binding & Conservation
201 Kathryn O'Donovan Fiber Arts/Spinning/Weaving
202 Edmund Ferszt Abstract Painter
204 Claudia Flynn (West) STUDIO AND OFFICE
205 Kim Ellery Acrylic painter / Expressionist
206 Diane Harrison Textiles
207 Joe Yoffa Studio Mixed Media
208 Lynn Malec Painter
208 Karen Kelleher Oil Painter
209 Susan Matthews Potter, Ceramic/Felt Sculpture
212 Marne Snyder collagist
214 Kate Barber Textiles Textiles, fiber art
219 Jo-Anna Melrose painter/printmaker
L1 Michelle Jeanne Floral Design Floral Design