Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter Hours

We will have slightly shorter hours just for the next few months. We will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 10-5, and Sundays from 11-4. But as always, we are open seven days a week. We hope to see you soon.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Extended Holiday Hours

We are open for lots of extra hours this holiday season - just look over there to your right for our complete hours. And remember, we are happy to wrap all your gifts for you, no charge! We are well stocked with lots of handmade gifts for everyone on your list!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cazenovia Artisans: Are We Looking for You or Someone You Know?

Cazenovia Artisans is a thorough-going cooperative, meaning that we are wholly funded and operated as a group of member artists and artisans. All the work in the shop is made locally by one of our members, and we all run the shop together. We take turns working in the shop, we fill its committees and serve on its Board of Managers.

As a cooperative, our membership is in a  more or less constant state of flux. For all sorts of reasons, members do leave (although we do have a number of current members who founded Cazenovia Artisans over eleven years ago!), and so we are always on the lookout for new members to fill our ranks. We have a simple and straightforward jurying process. We ask interested artists and artisans to fill out a short jury form and drop it off at the shop. The chair of our Jury Committee then gets in touch and asks to see your work. If the Jury Committee thinks you will make a good fit, then you are brought in front of the membership at one of our monthly meetings. It's as easy as that. So if you, or someone you know of, are looking for a place to sell your work and a creative community to join, then stop in at  the shop today and ask for a jury form. Better yet,  follow this link to download a jury form.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dorita Reyen's Hand Dyed Yarn Now in the Shop

Creative people are rarely content to keep doing the same thing forever. We like to stretch our wings now and then, and explore new skills, new ways of doing things, new objects. Dorita Reyen is no exception to this. She has recently taken her well-honed skill of dyeing fabric and applied it to yarn. She is dyeing Merino yarn from here in the U.S., and silk yarn that is imported from India. As in her fabrics, she uses fiber reactive dyes and vinegar, and finishes the process by steaming the yarn. This results in deep, luscious, and well-set colors that will not bleed. Her yarns have the same vibrant and lively colors as the rest of her work. Come in today and see for yourself!

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Member: Pam Steele

We are always on the lookout for new members. (You may have read about that here.) And one of the things we look for as we recruit new members is variety: new kinds of work to present to you in the shop. We are very pleased to have just juried in our newest member, Pam Steele. Pam makes metal wall sculpture. Her work comes in a variety of styles and sizes. Some are graphic and some are abstract. Some are large and some are small. (The photograph here shows one of her perpetually popular heart pieces.) She works with both steel and copper, and is mostly interested in the surfaces of metals, creating patinas and enamels onto metal sheet. Her work is precise and detailed. She mounts her designs on well-crafted wooden frames that are ready to hang. We are really looking forward to having Pam's work in the shop. Come in sometime soon and see it for yourself.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Farmer's Market Every Saturday 9am until 4pm

Not surprisingly, here at Cazenovia Artisans we really support buying local. And that not only means buying your pottery, jewelry, glassware, and art locally, but your Swiss Chard, bread, and beans as well. So, we hope you will spend your food dollars at our very own Farmer's Market. It runs every Saturday from 9am until 4pm. (We recommend getting there early before the best things are gone.) It is on Albany Street, in Canon Park, right across from our shop, and will keep going until November 4th.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sidewalk Sales July 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th

Summer is here! And the Fourth of July means that Sidewalk Sales are here as well. Throughout the Village of Cazenovia, shops will be offering up sale items in front of their shops. Several artisan members of Cazenovia Artisans will be participating in this event. We will have extended hours for these sales, and extra staff on hand to help you out.

We will be open Wednesday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 5th from 9:30am until 6:30pm. (Except of course on Friday the 4th, when we will be closed all day.) We will carry on with our Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, July 6th, when we will be open for our regular hours of 11am until 4pm.