An afternoon of snacks, surprises, shenanigans and secrets to be revealed!
Meet some of our new artists and don’t miss the new Hotpoint Underground. We’re expanding into our lower level where you’ll find an art gallery, a clothing boutique and even an underground planetarium… you’ve got to see it to believe it!
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.
The garden is an endless inspiration for my work as an artist. I have a huge garden that is grown for my PAPERMAKING STUDIO. The papers I make use all the different kinds of flowers and leaves to make a very artful and sophisticated product. Florabunda is what I call the look of my papers. there’s a complete bouquet in every sheet of stationary. perfect as a wedding invitation jacket.
The POTTERY STUDIO uses the inspiration in a more indirect way. Vines, leaves, flowers, and seeds are painted over a shino base glaze. The pottery is functional. I love all materials maybe I should call myself a mix-media artist.
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, as well as short poems helps develop the stylized patterns, subject matter and execution of the work. Finally, I have chosen to fire this work (painstaking as it is to create) in a wood fueled kiln. This allows the elements to leave their mark on each piece. In some cases it will obscure part of the narrative, leaving you the viewer to add your imagination to fill the gap.
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 end artisan open markets.