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Copper Shop Restoration Project

CS Restoration PH2The Copper Shop is undergoing a major restoration project, thanks to the generosity of Erie County, Empire State Development, New York State Council on the Arts, Moog, the John R. Oishei Foundation and our community.

The restoration effort entails excavating the original concrete floors and salvaging 90% of the original wood flooring. The current state of the 116 year old floors is unsafe due to heaving and major cracks, so we are looking forward to this next chapter.

In the meantime, we are completely setup in our temporary home right next door in the Campus’ Visitor Center located in the Roycroft Power House. We are hopeful to be back in the Copper Shop by late June 2019, but for now please visit us 7 days a week from 10am-5pm for the same unique treasures and locally made art and gifts.

For further information, call 716-655-0261


Coming Soon to the Chur Gallery - Grounded by Nature: Diane Castle Babcock and Marsha Van Vlack

Feb DCBMVVDiane Castle Babcock is a native of Spencerport, New York. She has been a printmaker for thirty-five years. Babcock has owned her own picture framing business, worked in galleries and museums, and was a visiting artist with Young Audiences of Rochester. She taught Art at Adirondack High School in Boonville, NY. She retired in 2017 and now devotes much of her time to printmaking. Diane is currently a member of the Arts and Craftsman Guild.

Marsha Van Vlack has been working professionally with clay for the past 40 years. She enjoys working with low fire Raku and saggar firing techniques. The influence of natural forms are continually present in her work. Marsha teaches at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center to satisfy her desire to share her love of clay. She is honored to have been a Roycroft Master Artisan and named a Master Craftsman for the 100 American Craftsman at the Kenan Center.

There will be an opening reception Saturday, February 23rd from 11AM – 3PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. The exhibit will run from February 23rd – April 19th, 2019.

For further information, call 716-655-0261


Coming Soon to the Chur Gallery: Marie Gniazdowski of Manya Designs

Feb Marie

A North Tonawanda native, Marie Gniazdowski started creating and selling art work before she even began grade school. She felt inspired by her father who was a welder and chose to direct her artistic energies into metal working and jewelry design. After obtaining her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in design, she began exhibiting and selling her work at nationally known craft shows. From there, she earned her Masters Degree in fine art from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen. Soon after, Marie began designing and creating models of jewelry and accessories. Now a proud juried Arts & Craftsmen Guild artist and Art Clay Silver-Senior Instructor for the Aida Company, Marie designs and instructs others on how to create beautiful pieces with fine silver clay.

There will be an opening reception Friday, April 26th from 4PM – 9PM in the Neil and Barbara Chur Family Gallery located in The M&T Bank Visitor Center. This opening is in conjunction with East Aurora’s Spring Art Walk, which features various art installations through the village. The exhibit will run from April 26th – June 30th, 2019.

For further information, call 716-655-0261


Copper Shop Featured Artist - Dakota Moon by Diana Contine

Feb ContineDiana Contine infuses her original designs with crosscurrents of culture, time and place, body and soul, to create wearable art that transcends the whim of fashion. From the organic flourish of Art Nouveau to the tactile earthiness of tribal beadwork, from the high-tech sculpted precious metals to recycled antique glamour, Diana draws from the familiar to the sublime and the result is beautiful, wearable, timeless jewelry.

An adventurous sense of color and an eye for combining unexpected textures hallmarks Dakota Moon designs. Incorporating a range of materials from precious gems and metal to semi-precious beads and cultural elements assures that there is an irresistible piece of Dakota Moon jewelry in every price range. These pieces are far more than wearable art, they are meditations on the spirit of beauty.

The Copper Shop carries a fine selection of Dakota Moon jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.


Roycroft History: The Dard Hunter Rose

Feb RoseThe Dard Hunter Rose, also known as the Roycroft Rose, can be found in many Arts and Crafts designs of today. Dard Hunter joined Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters in 1904. Hubbard encouraged Hunter to develop his artistic talents in graphic design, stained glass, and metal work. Hunter designed windows for the Roycroft Inn and title pages for the Roycroft Press.

The Dard Hunter Rose motif can be found throughout many artists’ work at The Copper Shop. From Al Sleeper’s silver pendants to Yvonne Stoklosa’s stained glass work, incorporating this beautiful rose motif into your life is easy!  Our newest Dard Hunter Rose merchandise include these blown glass ornaments made in East Aurora, which are not only perfect for the holidays, but can be displayed year-round!

These ornaments are available for purchase in store and in our online shop here.

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