Cat Bates ’09 of Cat Bates Jewelry , @catbatesjewelry
I design my pieces from the ground up, from the cordage and clasps, to the method of manufacture. They are tough; wear them constantly if you care to. Rely on them. Use compounds their beauty. If you wear one of my pieces, take pleasure in knowing that you are part of what makes it beautiful.
Raffle Item: Pelican Clip bracelet, brass with cotton cord, available in small, medium, or large.
Hana Firestone BFA '14 of Hana Firestone Art, @hanafirestoneart
I am a Maine artist and enjoy making fun and colorful art that makes people smile. I graduated from Maine College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. I work with mixed media making primarily cards and illustrations of animals and nature.
Raffle Items: Chicken Holiday Bundle: Original Edgar Chicken painting, holiday card, king chicken notebook.
Amalia Moon Guettinger '12 of Amalia Moon, @amaliamoonjewelry
I am drawn to the tangible nature of the process of hand fabricating jewelry. Wearing jewelry is personal, intimate, and tactile. When jewelry is worn, it travels through the adventures and lives of others, changing and evolving with their experiences. I lovingly handcrafted these objects to connect and evolve with others.
Raffle Item: Surfboard Post Earrings. Made from recycled sterling silver these earring are hand sawn. A high karat gold foil is heat bonded to the silver. The silver is then oxidized to provide contrast with the gold. .86" L x .4" W.
Mary Harrington '01 of Mountainess Handmade, @mountainess_handmade
Mary Harrington is a Maine bass botanical skin care, candle maker and graphic designer.
Raffle Item: Handmade Soap and Deodorant Bundle: Four handmade vegan organic soaps (Maple & Oatmeal, Blueberry & Geranium, Balsam, Lavender), organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic olive oil, home grown botanicals, filtered Maine snow, 4-5oz bar. Two organic coconut oil deodorants (Merchants Blend (clove, lemongrass, cinnamon leaf, eucalyptus, and rosemary), peppermint), Organic coconut oil, Organic shea butter, antibacterial organic beeswax, organic arrowroot powder, aluminum free baking soda.
Emily Rogstad '13, @emilyrogstad
My work and aesthetic are derived from my daily landscape. Architectural details, discovered color stories and everyday objects are broken down, interwoven and translated into wearable pieces. A repetitious habit of sketching structures and lines has become a graphic body of work with the qualities of a drawing. I was born and raised in the small village of East Calais, Vermont. I graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry from Maine College of Art & Design. After some traveling I moved to Penland School of Crafts for their two year Core Fellowship. Now a resident of Asheville, North Carolina I spend my time maintaining an inquisitive studio practice and enjoying the mountains.
Raffle Item:Petal Loop Earrings, Oxidized sterling silver, 2 x 1.25 inches.
Liza Sperry '07 of Sperry General Store, @sperrygeneralstore
I'm a graphic designer inspired by the vintage travel posters of the 1930s. I draw each design by hand from a photograph - either my own or from a local photographer. I redraw the design in the computer, simplifying each form to create the simplest composition. Typography and colors are carefully selected minimizing the palette and tone. Our shop includes vintage inspired prints and posters, as well stationary and holiday cards.
Raffle Item: Maine Print Set: Acadia National Park, Moosehead Lake, Casco Bay, Katahdin, heavy stock paper, ink, 11” x 8.5”.
Evelyn Wong MFA '19 of Fireball Bookbindery, @fireballbookbindery
Fireball Bookbindery came about as I began making notebooks, sketchbooks, jotters, and folios inspired by Asian book-bindings, designs, and materials. I combined my love and appreciation for tradition and culture with modern aesthetics and techniques, reflecting and celebrating my own heritage as an Asian American artist. Through Fireball Bookbindery, I create unique, handmade books that value a high level of craftsmanship, encouraging creativity from my patrons. I see these books as a sort of long-distance collaborative project between my patrons and me as I encourage them to share their voice and creativity on social media.
Raffle Item: Hand Bound Book Bundle: 1 Large 7" x 9" Handbound Brocade Journal (160 pages of dry media paper), 1 Pocket-Sized 4" x 5.5" Coptic-Bound Sketchbook (100 pages of dry media sketching paper), 1 Pocket-Sized 4" x 5.5" Handbound Jotter (40 pages of lined writing paper), 2 Mini Book Ornaments.