More Minnesota Craft touring - North House Folk School

Our next stop on our North Shore tour with Carol Sauvion was Grand Marais, where Greg Wright, Director of the North House Folk School, gave us a tour of this incredible craft shool that is open to all comers, and a bit of it's history. My 6 year old son Owen checked out the handmade snowshoes and braided rug in the main classroom overlooking the harbor. The School's boat, the Hjordis, is docked just outside the school's buildings in the harbor.

Visit to Dick & Debbie Cooter's studio 10/19/09

I took Carol Sauvion, the creator of the award-winning PBS series "Craft in America" up to the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota to visit some of our favorite artists and craft-related places on the North Shore. First stop was lunch with Dick and Debbie Cooter - including lunch, and a chance to see Dick's brand new, two-chamber kiln. He expects the first firing to happen in November, and we can't wait to see how it works! Debbie had a rainbow-colored blanket up on her loom the day we stopped in. Carol and I are both still dreaming about the homemade squash soup and savory crackers that Debbie served... and the glorious colors of the north country Fall!


Don't Miss it! Todd Reed & Kiss of the Wolf Weekend Trunk Show!

Elegance and sophisticated, contemporary style blow into the Grand Hand Gallery in a big way when these two artists arrive with their entire collections. Todd's gorgeous designs incorporating raw diamonds and naturally-colored rose-cut diamonds set in 18K gold and sterling silver. The mother-daughter team of Lori and Serene Bacigalupi create one-of-a-kind wearable pieces in hand painted and shibori dyed silks and cottons that are so easy to wear and stylish that they will become the pieces you reach for every time you go out! This will be one of the last Kiss of the Wolf shows ever, so don't miss this opportunity!

Friday and Saturday 10-6
Sunday 12-5


This Friday (10.2) Reception, Reading and Book Signing

Please join us to celebrate the release of a new book by one of our very favorite authors, Nicole Kelby. Nicole will be here in conjunction with her national tour promoting her new book A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books. We will have wine, hors d'oeuvres, great conversation, a reading by Nicole, and - of course - books for sale!

A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts is a collection of short stories, rooted in the Midwest and cultivated in the deep South. They have been featured on NPR's "Selected Shorts," and on the NPR cd "Travel Tales", and included in New Stories From the South: Best of 2006. More info on Nicole Kelby

coming soon: twoXtwo

Over at The Grand Hand we're getting very excited for Two X Two!

Saturday, October 10th is the opening day of our Two X Two show. If you haven't heard, the policy for buying Warren MacKenzie's pots will be: At 10AM on Oct 10 you may put your name on the list to draw a number at 11AM. The number indicates the order in which you will be admitted to the gallery to select a pot. Sales begin at 11AM. One pot per person. Pots may be picked up or shipped at end of show, Nov. 9.

For more info on the event, and future events click here.

New Arrival: Sequoia Miller Pottery!

New pottery from Grand Hand favorite Sequoia Miller. As usual, Sequoia's work sells quickly. Stop in soon!