Welcome to the Jewelry, Fiber and Fashion Walking Tour.

Wearable art is what we are talking about here. It covers everything from scarves, to sculpture to mixed media to engagement rings.  The works here give voice to your own sense of style and creativity that you find from venturing into the studios of these creators.

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The Studios cover five floors, but please note that the first floor is not accessible by the elevator – use the stairs for first floor access. At this time the Lofts are not open to the public except for special events. We encourage you to view the loft artist profiles and make a private appointment to see their work. Only artists who have a profile on our website are listed on the tour but there are many more so please explore.

  • Studios: First Floor

    The first floor is home to Navigation Brewing which is open Thursday – Sunday, as well as Refuge Lowell – an after school arts program for teenagers.
    Studio: 145

    Artist: Queen Allotey-Pappoe
    Studio Name: Queen Adeline

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    Queen Adeline is a sustainable fashion brand dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind styles for women on the go. Each piece is inspired by the vibrant culture of Africa and is made using holistic and sustainable processes.

    Studio: 175

    Artist: Kyle Ahern
    Studio Name: Ahern Jewelry Designs

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    Kyle a jeweler offering everything from silver, gold platinum diamonds and gemstones. My most recent interest is natural American turquoise.

    Studio: 189

    Artist: Lisa McManus
    Studio Name: Lisa Marie McManus Fine Arts

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    Visitors to my studio will see my jewelry, embroidery, and maybe the items I create with natural materials, like wreaths. It depends on how much time I have to pull it all together. I’m learning that all these different modes of art-making when seen side-by-side with the paintings and drawings show me as an artist more completely.

  • Studios: Second Floor

    The second floor also is home to Tiny Arms Coffee which is open Thursday – Sunday and the Loading Dock Gallery which is open Wednesday – Sunday.
    Studio: 205

    Studio Name: Tiferet Gallery

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    Art ported over to textiles of various sorts.

    Studio: 247

    Artist: Lynn and Duane Mohney
    Studio Name: Prunella’s Workshop

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    Prunella’s Workshop designs and creates metal jewelry and clothing accessories inspired by the Renaissance and Victorian periods, as well as steampunk.

  • Studios: Third Floor

    Studio: 373

    Artist: Eling Chang
    Studio Name: Migration Goods

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    migration goods aka eling chang makes tiny + adorable gifts and art.

    Studio: 376

    Artist: Opal Goff

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    artist, art quilter, collage maker, print maker

    Studio: 379

    Artist: Carolyn Lee

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    Carolyn is a multifaceted artist and creator of all things colorful. This is reflected in her mixed media paintings, beaded jewelry, quilts, and art journals. She also enjoys crocheting, knitting, bead crochet, printmaking, sewing, and soapmaking.

    Studio: 391

    Artist: Marie Fidrych
    Studio Name: New Roots Design

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    Marie Fidrych is a professional designer, artist and public school art teacher. New Roots Design has grown from design services into jewelry, art and more!

  • Studios: Fourth Floor

    Studio: 400

    Artist: Rosa Croughwell
    Studio Name: Crochet Well

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    Rosa creates cute crocheted animals and other delightful gifts.

    Studio: 407

    Artist: Tarja Cockell
    Studio Name: Tarja Cockell Studio 

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    My fiber art explores traditional textile techniques with a contemporary twist. I enjoy the process of weaving and the unique textures that it creates.  My motifs vary from abstract to representational images and are often merely suggestive. In my dimensional weavings I am intrigued by the shapes, contours and the interplay of light and shadow. I also make functional accessories for home and personal use.

    Studio: 411

    Artist: Carol Rissman
    Studio Name: Carol Rissman Ceramics

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    I use foliage and natural objects both as inspiration and as actual tools for creating surface designs on my ceramic wall pieces and necklaces. A former Resident Artist at Harvard University’s Ceramics Program, my work is shown at venues including the Fuller Craft Museum and the U. Mass Medical Center.

    Studio: 479

    Artist: Wanda Metcalf
    Studio Name: Orneryments

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    A mix of watercolors, jewelry and computer-manipulated photographs.

    Studio: 481

    Artist: Elaine Kassam
    Studio Name: eKnits4U

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    Hand knit & crocheted accessories and housewares created by me for you!

  • Studios: Fifth Floor

    Studio: 1

    Artist: Heidi Jackson 
    Studio Name: Heidi Jackson Fine Art

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    Heidi is fascinated with many art forms, harvesting new concepts; combining drawing, painting and sculpture. She is in love with the secrets within the paint, paper, graphite, wood, stone, clay, iron, and bronze; all sharing possibilities residing within her pencil, brush, chisel, file, fire, hammer, hands and imagination.

    Studio: 543

    Artist: Tonimarie Bryan
    Studio Name: Forests Within

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    My main focus is to bring attention to how beautiful nature is and bring that beauty in all different forms. I have no set medium with nature as my focus. I create moss walls, botanical jewelry, crystal intention products and just about anything I want to create.

    Studio: 561

    Artist: Karen Christians
    Studio Name: Cleverwerx

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    Karen Christians is a jewelry educator, maker, and writer in the metal arts. Karen teaches and lectures nationally, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of two books Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft, and recently, Jewelry of Burning Man.

    Studio: 574

    Artist: Tara Santoro
    Studio Name: Tara Originals

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    One of a kind Wearable Art jewelry, inspired by contemporary, minimal, modern design and architecture, with elements of strong graphic lines, symmetry, and contrasting textures.

    Studio: 579

    Artist: Sandrine Colson
    Studio Name: Sandrine Fine Art and Jewelry

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    My mission as an artist is “Valuing The Uniqueness In Each Of Us.” I have always imagined myself as a teller of stories except that images, landscapes, colors, flowers, mixed media, sculptures, paintings, and other ways of expressing myself as an artist are the ways I tell stories, using colors, materials and textures.

  • Lofts

    The Lofts are only open to the public during First Saturday or other special events as posted.
    Loft: 104

    Artist: Sydney Leonard
    Studio Name: SMLeo Handmade

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    Leonard uses traditional quilt piecing methods, embroidery, and printmaking techniques to celebrate the lineage of fiber craft and to create a nostalgic bridge between the past and present. Sydney’s quilts, garments and prints bring a love, care, and delicacy to everyday life. Each object created by Sydney is adorned with hand detailing- her objective is to craft modern heirlooms that may be adored for decades to come.

    Studio: 121

    Artist: Antoinette Indge
    Studio Name: Cinderloop

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    Cinderloop is a handmade clothing line for women featuring dresses, tops, tunics and scarves in quality knits.

    Loft: 207

    Artist: Barbara Poole
    Studio Name: B.Felt

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    I create one of a kind and limited production felted art to wear. Through experimentation and noting the variable shrink rates for the combination of wool and various textiles, I can create garments that are beautiful and well fitted. Multiple felting techniques are used in the making of the garments, these include: wet, seamless, needle felting, variable shrink, 3-D resists and laminate methods. In the dye work the techniques that are employed are immersion, painting, Shibori and clamp resist printing.

    Loft: 211

    Artist: Johanna Tiemann
    Studio Name: Johanna’s Dream

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    The very first time I touched silk with a brush full of dye, I was exhilarated.  The color became intense and deep, and the silk did its thing, making the dye appear to glitter, adding a subtle dimensionality.  I was transfixed.

Thank you for visiting us and going on a walk tour. Remember to post photos of your tour on our Instagram feed @westernavearts.
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