Now Featured in the Chur Gallery: Roycroft Master Artisan Mary Pratt
Mary Pratt’s inspiration originates from the natural world of her everyday surroundings in her hometown of Lake Geneva, WI. An ongoing fascination with botanical drawing, scientific depiction of insects, and meticulous medical illustrations has dramatically altered Pratt’s approach to handling clay.
Creating discriminating, sensitive, artful pottery fulfills and satisfies her creative needs on all levels. Releasing her concentrated life energy in this joyful way in turn strengthens others.
There will be an opening reception Friday, April 27th from 5-9PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. This event will run in conjunction with East Aurora Art Walk. The exhibit will run from April 27th – June 29th, 2018.
For further information, call 716-655-0261
Coming Soon to the Chur Gallery: Printmaker Holly Bird
Holly Bird is an award-winning printmaker, artist, and graphic designer residing in Palm Harbor, FL. She produces linoleum and woodcut block-prints and copper-plate etchings in her private home workshop, Studio Ibis. She finds pleasure in getting her hands inky and creating non-digital, archival works of art in multiples using centuries-old methods.
An avid, lifelong sailor, former Sea Scout leader and keel boat racer, Holly’s block prints reflect her love for traditional small craft sailing and Florida’s coastal waterways. In contrast, her drawings, etchings, and mezzotints are more personal and differ in tone. They reflect her deep love of line drawing and are more mythic and Faery Tale in nature.
There will be an opening reception Saturday, July 7th from 10AM-3PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. The exhibit will run from July 7th – September 7th, 2018.
For further information, call 716-655-0261
Copper Shop Featured Artist - Drew Kelley of Kelley Design Group
Drew Kelley is an Industrial Designer who, for 30+ years, has invented, designed, and developed a wide range of products for the home and workplace. He has collaborated with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to design unique bird feeders and birdhouses that pay homage to Wright. The “Art Glass” window insert designs for these bird feeders have been adapted from art glass window sketches done by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Luxfer Prism Company and the Lake Geneva Hotel Company. Another of his bird feeders features the “Tree of Life” window design originally created for the Darwin D. Martin House located in the historic Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.
Drew lives in Buffalo, NY and has a workspace at The Foundry, an incubator and community maker-space on Northampton Street on Buffalo’s East Side.
Handmade Artisan Soaps and Lotions
The Copper Shop is proud to carry several local artisan lines of handmade soaps and lotions! To promote artisan goods, as well as supply natural alternatives to our customers, we have made it our mission to carry bath and body products of the highest quality. Our newest addition, Alpine Made, make products with raw, organic goat milk, organic coconut and sunflowers oils, and essential oils. The Copper Shop now carries a variety of their soaps and lotions to help nourish your skin. All of their products are made on their certified organic goat farm in Wales, NY. The Copper Shop also carries hydrating scented lotion bars from artisan Pam Vastola, and natural soaps from Camille’s Handmade Soaps, both based in Western New York.
Own a Craftsman home? Thinking about redecorating in the Arts & Crafts style? Then stop by the new Bungalow Housewares loft at the Copper Shop! Our selection of rugs, lace curtains, lamps, and Stickley furniture will help bring historical splendor to your abode. Our newest additions include throw blankets named after literary figures and vintage William Morris print upholstered pillows straight from London, England! Most items can be custom ordered to fit your home and style. Stop in and see our current selection today!
Stickley Furniture Expansion
Over the past year, we have received many compliments on our collection of Roycroft by Stickley Furniture. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Stickley collection, and now carry Morris Chairs, Footstools, Coffee Tables, and more! All of our Stickley furniture can be special ordered in your shade of wood, leather, tile, and more! For further information, head to our Stickley/Roycroft Photo Gallery or call to see what we have available.