Lauren Lake Window Display

If you happen by the Hotpoint Emporium Gallery during the month of August, be sure and have a good look at this month’s display window featuring the work of member artist Lauren Lake.

Ms. Lake’s photographic collage series, entitled “Distance Traveled” explores dreams, memory, myth and ‘internal landscape’ using imagery and, at times, poetry and music(lyrics). Lauren became interested in photography long before attending the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned her BFA in Industrial Design in 91, though it wasn’t until studying in Italy on RISD’s European Honors Program that photography became more of an ‘art form’ for her.

Lauren says,

“In this series I use several decades of collected photographs, in addition to new imagery, mixed and combined in some way, either with drawings, written word, poetry or lyrics, to ‘solidify’ an experience or give form to an elusive idea or feeling…But I invite people to create their own narrative when viewing one of my image collages. Our own history informs our outlook and it’s what makes art so distinctly personal and unique for each of us.”

Also Lauren continually ‘experiments’ with different forms of technological processes which, most recently, gave birth to a little over a year ago for jewelry and more personal one of a kind objects. In addition to her current window display, her jewelry is on the main level of our gallery with more two dimensional work in our “underground gallery”.

If you’d like updates about her any of her works email: with “updates” in the subject line.

Artist Profile: Meredith Brower

Eco-photography mandala notecards

When Meredith Brower’s circumstances led her to a place of deep introspection, she knew it was time to take the risk and let her photography light shine. Like a firefly, she felt the light growing stronger the more she envisioned herself creating great imagery and making connections with her community. By letting her “inner fire fly”, she founded the Firefly Yoga Festival, opened a photography studio on Spring Street in Newport, RI, created a barn studio in Tiverton, RI, and launched her series of Mandala Note Cards.




Artist Profile: Christine Tanson

Christine works in porcelain and stoneware for high firing in wood, reduction and oxidation firing methods as well as Raku. The work is functional, and whimsical. Featuring playful patterns that are born out of a desire to harmonize with the environment. Form meets function in pieces that are practical, expressive and vibrant. The work is intended to be simply lovely to use and intended to add grace to house and home. Christine uses a rich pallet of glazes in traditional shades of blue, green, black and brown reflecting a deep appreciation of the natural world. The essence of earth, sea, and sky are captured in unique pieces that feel solid to hold and elegant to contemplate.  No two pieces are ever the same, but are an extension of the work, forever going forward. Working in clay has been a lifelong passion for Christine. Her pottery is always evolving.

Currently a Firing Member of The Fire Works, Worcester, MA
Raku Firing at Mudstone Studios Warren RI
BA in Art from Bridgewater State College(MA)

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2018 Winterfest!

Do you want to save 15% off of purchases from Hotpoint Emporium?

The 30th annual Newport Winter Festival, touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza” will take place February 16th-25th, 2018. This Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages, including great discounts at local businesses.

We are pleased to announce that we are a participating retailer in this year’s Newport Winter Festival!  This means in addition to all the planned activities and events, 2018 Winterfest bracelet holders get 15% off select works at the Hotpoint Emporium between February 16-25.