Handmade mugs, bowls, ornaments, and serving ware for your centerpiece entrees and appetizers! This will be a great place to find last-minute gifts, unique and one-of-a-kind items, pottery for your table, and housewarming gifts.
Studio 550 is hosting its annual Handmade Holiday Market of pottery and glass art from December 18-23 (Monday-Saturday) from 12-8PM each day, but closed Wednesday. All work was locally made by studio members and staff. There will be two rooms of artisan shopping with the work of over 30 makers on display.
Art in the Street
It may be cold, but keep your eyes on the lookout! The week before the market, there will be mini-mugs and ceramic ornaments hidden around downtown. Find some art out in the wild, show it to us during market hours and win a prize! All the minis were created by makers selling work at the Market. If you liked the mini version, you’re going to love the normal-sized pots!
Cups for a Cause
The members and staff of Studio 550, plus members of the community, have created over 100 cups and mugs to raise funds for the International Institute of New England. This organization creates opportunities and provides resources for New Americans making their transition to a new life right here in our neighborhood.
These cups and mugs will be in a separate display, so shoppers know where to find them. Mugs will be sold for an average of $20 each. All proceeds will be donated!
In addition, there will be:
– Free “Shop Small” tote bag for any shoppers spending over $50, while supplies last
– a handmade gift shop to browse and buy (more pottery, stained glass, plants, soaps, stickers, knitted goods, woodworking, and more…)
For those who give experiences rather than things, Studio 550 is a teaching space! Gift cards can be purchased for any 1-day workshops or 10-week classes. If you are looking for something to do together over the holidays, Studio 550 also offers Art-at-Home Kits with everything you need to make a project at home, the Paint-Your-Own Handmade Pottery tables will be open for booking.
Enter through the Studio 550 handmade gift shop at 550 Elm, and follow the signs to the Holiday Market.