Artist Profile: Rose Esson-Dawson

My current body of work embraces the dreams and nightmares of old. Things that go bump, and bump hard in the night have been explored in a more playful manor. Daydreams from my childhood have been illustrated using imagery found in sailor’s tales of sea monsters and night terrors. My fondness of Japanese block prints, […]

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Artist Profile: Marc Roulstone

A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, Marc worked for many years as a staff graphic designer and product developer. In 2009 he went out on his own as a freelance graphic artist and also began offering his personal work for sale at art shows and high […]

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Artist Profile: Kol S. Naylor

Metalsmith/Fiber Artist Formally trained in Metalsmithing at the Miami Jewelry Institute an affiliation of University of Miami, I have been working in metals and gemstones since 1989. Trained as a Goldsmith I work in all precious metals and gemstones. Offering a full collection of Neckpieces, Brooches, Pendants, Bracelets, Bangles and Earrings, my work has been […]

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Artist Profile: Debra Moriarty

Having been born and raised in NYC, Manhattan was my playground – a plethora of vibrant cultures juxtaposed against all the good and bad in people working, walking and living in the city. My exposure to art was minimal at best, having attended Catholic School for 12 years. Vowing to pursue it later in life and with the […]

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Artist Profile: Violet Drury

Using precious metals, semi-precious stones and cultured fresh water pearls, and employing wire wrapping, knotting and traditional stringing techniques, I design and create feminine, delicate jewelry. FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.violetdrurydesigns.com www.Facebook.com/pages/violetdrurydesigns www.instagram.com/violetdrurydesigns SAMPLING OF WORKS AVAILABLE AT HOTPOINT EMPORIUM:

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Artist Profile: Ellen Blomgren

Ceramic Sculptor My inspiration comes from my love of wildlife and nature. I use the ceramics medium to tell a story. As I mold the clay into the form I’m trying to achieve, a story evolves embellished with texture, color and detail. I hope to stir a feeling that these creatures could come to life […]

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Artist Profile: Carol Riley

Artisan /Maker I have always been delighted by beautiful fabrics and yarns … I am a bit of an obsessed collector . I love to make practical unique wearable art.. by reusing, reclaiming and recycling most of my materials, my studio is chock full of all kinds of fabric, trims and yarn … FOR MORE […]

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Artist Profile: Richard Bradley

I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly. In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. From working in design houses that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s I […]

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Artist Profile: Andrew Nasser

Andrew Nasser was born and raised in Fall River, MA, and has been working as a potter since 2015 in Warren, RI under the guise, Nasseramics. He primarily produces drinkware, dinnerware, and some decor. He prefers simple glazing techniques and lightly textured forms that interact in interesting ways. Being a full time graphic designer, he enjoys […]

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Artist Profile: Holly Dirks

Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest and now residing in Tiverton, RI I tend to incorporate elements of the ocean and farmland into my pottery. I have developed many of my own unique glazes that reflect the colors and feelings that are evoked in me while being surrounded by the water and land. FOR MORE […]

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