Visit the 16th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studios & Holiday Sale!

Saturday, December 6   —   10am to 6pm
Sunday, December 7   —   10am to 4pm

Join in the festivities at Cotton Mill’s Open Studio and Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2014.  The 16th annual, seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, circus performers, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other talented, juried artists and artisans from Brattleboro and surrounding communities.  This spirited, sensory extravaganza is sure to provide something for everyone. Experience a variety of tasty culinary delights, exhilarating circus acts, music and media presentations, dance performances and purchase artistic creations: iron art, pottery, functional wooden art, blown glass, jewelry, cosmetics, sachets, woven goods, and many other quality items.  In addition, there will be a display of artwork by K-8 students from the Putney Grammar School.  The Open Studio and Holiday Sale is a much anticipated annual social and shopping event for the whole family. The experience will collectively please your palate, tickle your senses and put a smile on your face.


There will be a number of volunteers on hand to help guide you around the buildings and the three floors of the mill  so you don’t miss anything.

Handicap accessible. Free admission.  

Register for a  free raffle food basket and  purchase raffle tickets for additional products created by the artists and artisans.

Cotton Mill Artists and Artisans Include:

Franklin & Ingrid Chrisco  –  True North Granola  -  Crunchy Gourmet Granola, Hearty Muesli, Delectable Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cookie Mix, and Maple Mixed Nut or Macadamia Brittle   (Website)

Elsie Smith  –  New England Center for Circus Arts  –  NECCA provides a safe, supportive, welcoming environment for students of all skill levels, ages, abilities and aspirations.  (Website)

Allison Wright  –  OWL Food  –  All natural, hand made, gluten free, dairy free energy bars (Website)

James Takaki  – Iron Arts  -  Forged steel sculpture, garden art and architectural metal work  (Website)

Johnny DiGeorge (Mutsu Crispin) Film & Visual Art  –  Screening excerpt of independent film Redbelly, bouncy-ball art, and photography by Joshua Farr (JD Website) (JF Website)

Michel MoyseCenter for Digital Art -Demonstrating the integration of the iPad app ArtRage with the iMac and large projection. (Website)

Zoe Tilley Poster  –  Drawings  –  Original drawings and fine art prints of plants and animals (Website)

Lindsay Clark – Coddle & Cosset  – Tenderly handcrafted truffles (Website)

Peter, Virginia and Coral Vogel – Back Roads Food Company - Organic granola and oats (Website)

Greg Goodman  – Fine Woodworking  -  Custom furniture, interior design, fine arts (Website)

Donald Saaf and Julia Zanes – Painting Studio and Bluebird Marionette Theater -Paintings and illustrations; performances of “Santa Lucia”, a marionette  holiday show  (DS Website)      (JZ Website)

Lynda Simons, Kate Parsons & Jamie MacDonald  –  Open Music Collective  –  Inspiring students to perform and express themselves through music with classes, private lessons, concerts, community jams, and summer camps  (Website)

Kelt and Kristina Naylor  –  Sidehill Farm  –  Jams and Toppings  (Website)

Cyndal Ellis  –  SoBo  –  A community dance and fitness center catering to (mostly) adults of all levels and abilities from beginner to professional –  SoBo offers weekly classes, studio rental, venue rental, and community performances and events  (Website)

Eugene Umann and Ginger Morawski – Vermont Jazz Center  –  Dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through the presentation of workshops, concerts, and instruction  (Website)

T. Breeze Verdant  -  Marquetry and inlay jewelry and boxes  (Website)

Brian Mooney and Vaune Trachtman Storymatic Studios  –  Makes the Storymatic family of creative prompts and games  (Website)

Terri Walton –  Deer Ridge Custom Shoes  –  Custom shoes and orthotics  (Website)

Ingrid Burrows – Skin care and wellness products, adornments, drinks, sweets, snacks, and ferments

Arthur Burrows -Pro Lingua Associates -ESL teaching materials and used book sale (Website)

Dar Tavernier-Singer and John SingerTavernier Chocolates -Fresh handcrafted chocolates made with local ingredients (Website)


Stephen Procter Ceramics  –  Large, handmade ornamental vessels, smaller vases and tableware  (Website)

Will FinkelSage Hill Artisans – Hand thrown and altered porcelain and stoneware pottery: highly functional bowls, mugs, plates, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, serving pieces, holiday baubles, and more  (Email)


Outside Artists and Artisans Include:

Sherilee BacKman  –  Venus of Vermont  –  Crafters of a wide range of effective personal care and cosmetic products for all ages and skin types  (Website)

Flo Nestor  -  Common Scents Sachet  –  Sachets crafted from high quality fabrics ribbons, beads and vintage buttons; seasonal potpourri sachets; lavender and flax eye pillows; and decorative, lavender scented pillows  (Website)

Carla Magbie  –  Magbie Pottery – Wheel thrown functional pottery   (Website)

Lisa Flanders Studio  – Handmade sterling silver, bronze and copper artisan jewelry incorporating colorful gemstones, primitive tribal beads and rustic vintage and found objects  (Website)

Brad Dinwiddie  –  Frog Pond Studio  –  Functional wood turned products: shaving brushes and shavers, bowls, peppermills, pens, and more (Website)

Sue Carey  –  Marble Meadows  –  Needle felted wool sculptures of animals  (Website)

Carol Schnabel Handweaving  –  Handwoven scarves and shawls,  as well as, pieces for the home  (Website)

Jen Wiechers  –  Laughing Lizard Studio  –  Paintings and handcrafted artisan jewelry   (Website)

Bonnie & Mark Kimball  –  Sunmeadow Alpacas – Handmade alpaca clothing accessories: hats, scarves, mittens, and shawls  (Website)

Nan Stefanik – Vermont Quince – Specialty quince condiments and preserves made in small batches  (Website)

Rosie Schulick  –  Rosie’s Wonders  –  Whimsical card illustrations, eye-catching gemstone jewelry and striking nature-inspired wovens  (Website)

Melinda LaBarge – Nuno Felt Artist – Nuno felt scarves, shawls, and pillows. Fingerless mitts, hair ties and journal covers  (Website)

Tristan Toleno  – Entera  - Food Vendor  (Email)

Louisa Conrad & Lucas Farrell  –  Big Picture Farm – Goat milk caramels and aged goat cheese (Website)

Zak Grace – Grace Glass  –  Hand blown and formed glass sculpture and glassware including drinking glasses, ornaments and whimsical sculptural objects   (Website)

Robb Family Farm – Vermont maple syrup,  maple candy, maple cream, maple nut drizzle and handmade balsam wreaths  (Website)

Caitlin Burch Glassworks  –  Hand blown glass and lampwork glass jewelry  (Website)

Georgia Morgan Jewelry – One-of-a-kind pieces, handcrafted of metal, polymer and gemstones  (Website)

Laury Greening – Laury Greening Fine Wooden Keepsakes- One-of-a-kind sculpted wooden boxes and containers, small unusual end-grain cutting boards   (Website)

Janine Bibeau – Made With Love by JAH-Fabric Arts-Applique clothing, zafus and floral accessories  (Website)

Adrienne Ginter – Hand-cut paper pieces, unique hand made jewelry and greeting cards   (Website)

Fiona Morehouse – Lunalight Arts – Uniquely handcrafted functional and sculptural clay work.  (Website)

Handmade by Julia Williams – Creative textile goods sewn with natural fiber fabrics: handbags, bibs and linens for the home   (Email)

Robert Burch Glass/Brandywine Glassworks – Hand blown paperweights, vases, tumblers, ornaments, sculptures and lamps; free, hand blown glass using a myriad of layered colors  (Website)

Rich GillisMystic Metallurgy – Iron Arts: forged steel utensils, lamps and other hardware  (Website)

Jason and Lauren MacArthurWhetstone CiderWorks – producers of dry, food-friendly hard ciders and perry from local cider and heirloom apples and pears.  (Website)

Dianne HinarisThe Olive Table – Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils from the family groves in Messenia, Greece  and Greek Raw All Natural Honey from the fir and pine forest  (Website)

Wendy BrewerGrafton Village Cheese Company -handcrafted, all natural aged, raw milk cheddars supporting Vermont family farms (Website)

Natalie Blake Studio – Handmade carved, sculptural wall art tile and backsplash tile; hand-thrown, ceramic vessels (Website)

Brian D.CohenBridge Press – Etchings, books, and watercolors (Website)

Christian Stromberg - Saxtons River Distillery – Unique small-batch spirits made in the Brattleboro distillery (Website)

Marie Formichelli Walker- Hand blown glass art (Website)