Susy Pilgrim Waters and Keith Waters are partners in PilgrimWaters. Together, they create and manufacture a line of practical, beautiful products and surface designs, from tabletop to canvas and wool accessories.
Born and raised in Great Britain and now based in Boston, Keith and Susy’s range of home and apparel products draw on their professional backgrounds. Susy is an award-winning illustrator with clients such as Travel & Leisure, the New York Public Library and Crate & Barrel, and Keith has pioneered software in computer graphics. Their experience informs the modern, handcrafted aesthetics and expert fabrication of PilgrimWaters goods crafted in the USA and overseas.
Functionality is key in PilgrimWaters’ products – with color, natural materials and graphic elements all coming together in products such as elegant scarves, tea towels and trays.
Stitch and Tickle is a line of handmade leather bags and accessories designed by Sophie Truong. All items are made one by one in her studio at the Boston Center for the Arts, in the city’s historic South End neighborhood.
Born in France, Sophie studied International Business in Paris before moving to Boston in the early 90’s. While working in the corporate and nonprofit world (her last job was with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 10 years as a Product Development Manager and Buyer), she started feeling the pull of a more creative field and she discovered art making in her early 30’s. Sophie used found textiles and unconventional sewing techniques in her artwork and it gradually became clear that fiber arts was her medium.
A recurring theme in her work revolved around hyper-consumerism and the waste our society generates. So it seemed natural that, when investigating her own business, she would choose to do something ethically sound by making handmade items, locally. In 2011, while unable to find a bag that would fit her taste and needs, she started playing with leather and Stitch and Tickle was born! Truong’s process creating bags is the same as in her artwork: it is intuitive and tactile, so the leather she disovers always dictates what the final product will be. Yet, all bags have the same qualities: they are simple, beautiful, functional and timeless.
MAKERS + SHAKERS
design, ideas + craftsmanship in the Americas
meet our amazing, award-winning guest designers + artisans
Tom Verellen, Verellen
Virginia Newman, Pennoyer Newman
Shawn Laughlin, Caskata
Alison Evans, Alison Evans Ceramics
Monica Porter, Montes Doggett
Carol Canner, Carver’s Guild
bubbly + bites are on us
tuesday, march 25th | 5:30pm to 9:00pm
space is limited so please rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.993.3347
to learn more about our guest designers check in to our facebook page www.facebook.com/ArtefactHome – we will be adding info and photos
PENNOYER NEWMAN Trunk Show
wednesday, march 26th from 10am to 2pm
the shop will be loaded with Pennoyer Newman’s containers – large + small, ornate + simple, classic + contemporary
a great opportunity to see new pieces in the collection and get a jump start on this season’s containers
Virginia Newman will be on hand to describe the origins + styles of her remarkable collection
Sue + Maureen will be happy to discuss container plantings
we will be selling all of the pieces in the shop + taking orders
coffee will be ready
invite your friends and fellow gardeners
please join us on saturday, march 1st
local author Adam Tocci will be at Artefact Home|Garden from 4pm to 6pm signing his latest literary venture BULLSEYE!
Saturday, September 21st
10am to 6pm
ONE DAY ONLY
20% off every item in the shop
select items up to 50%
mini farmstand with freshly harvested produce from Waltham Fields
meet Trill Gourmet chefs extraordinaire and sample their new delicacies
check out horizontal rain barrels by local artisan – available for purchase
spend $75.00 or more and be eligible to win a wood serving board, dipping dish and canape fork and spoon
ARTEFACT Home|Garden will be donating a portion of the days proceeds to Waltham Fields Community Farms Food Access and Farmer Training Programs
A great way to stock up on gifts, table top (thinking ahead to the holidays) and home accessories…perhaps a sofa? AND support a local program that benefits people in our community.
November 3, 2012
“The Importance of Being Local”
Saturday, November 3rd
Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, holiday and gift ideas, laughter and good cheer!
We believe great design is created everywhere and while some of the beautiful pieces showcased in their shop are sourced globally, many are designed and crafted in the USA. “We are delighted when we find distinctive design and superb craftsmanship in the Northeast”.
Meet and mingle with the artisans :
- South Street Linens, Portland, ME – 12noon to 5pm – hand printed pillows, napkins and table runners in linen
- Ray Bachand, Ray Bachand at the ARTEFACT Design Salon, Sudbury, MA – 12noon to 5pm – serving boards and fine furniture crafted from reclaimed wood
- Nancy Hart, artist, Belmont, MA – 12noon to 5pm – showing her new collection BLUE
- Shawn Laughlin, Caskata, Sherbourne, MA – afternoon – porcelain tableware & vases, designs from the natural world, painted in 23 karat gold and platinum
- Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Gloucester, MA – 1pm to 4pm – craft distillers of artisan vodka, rum and gin. Artefact will be serving Folly Cove Rum punch.
Other local wares available at Artefact Home|Garden include Pennoyer Newman, fine planters cast from estate originals, created in New York, NY; LBK, Laura Kramer, blown glass made in Providence, RI; Dunes & Duchess, candelabras & lighting; and Alison Evans, tableware with ‘oyster crystal’ glazing, Yarmouth, ME.
August 15, 2012
Waltham Fields Day
August 11-12, 2012
Foundation for Belmont Education Silent Auction
The online auction has bidding open until March 25th. Support the Foundation with your bids.
Sprout for Waltham Community Farm
Join us on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30-8:30pm for a silent auction to benefit the Waltham Fields Community Farm.
There will be live jazz, delicious food and an open bar, all at the Charles River Museum of Industry.
Wellesley Kitchen Tour
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to participate in the Wellesley Kitchen Tour on May 5th from 11am-3pm. This self-guided tour brings over 500 visitors through six private homes in Wellesley. The money raised from ticket sales goes to benefit the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club.
Tickets are $25 per person.