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Holiday Artisan Market

This past Saturday I attended a wonderful artisan market, State of Makers, which showcased some of the area's artists and artisans. City hall in Waterbury, CT, a beautiful recently-restored building, served as the backdrop to this very talented group.

Some shots of the city hall's architecture...

A massive marble staircase

Leading to this...

So interesting how art and architecture are intertwined...

My camera really doesn't do justice to the beauty of this building.

Now, on to the artists and artisans...I've included links to their sites for more info...

 Ruben Marroquin Contemporary Embroidery & Weaving

Ruben is a textile designer, weaver, painter and sculptor-so talented. I had the pleasure of speaking with him and watching as he weaved...truly fascinating.

Birds are a favorite of mine, and I loved this rendering...birds silk screened on a woven full of texture and color...

Bradley Mountain Soaps

Handmade herbal and goat milk soaps are their speciality and they are so well-crafted. Honestly, the bar soaps looked so delicious I could have eaten them! Beautifully packaged, and their display is eye-catching. I tried to capture more pictures of the display, but there were so many people looking and buying...but that's a good thing, right?

Bath Tub Getaway...very cute...

More artists to come in my next post!!

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