Gallery of Artisans
LydieBug Mosaics - When Jayne Gallimore retired from the world of teaching she realized that she had the time to pursue her lifelong interest in art.....specifically mosaic art. Her journey began with experimenting with designs on rocks using stained glass. These evolved to her Garden Art. She soon graduated to bigger and more detailed pieces - a stained glass mosaic she made on an old window for a friend started her obsession and launched her career as a mosaic artist!
Jayne uses stained glass for all her projects, whether she is working on windows, picture frames, rocks, or vintage oars. She sometime incorporates other materials into her projects... clay, tiles, metal embellishments, even jewelry!! Her themes
have a definite Massachusetts coastal flavor, lighthouses, fish, and seaside florals to name a few. Follow her on Facebook! Reciprocity is so pleased to have her join our artisan family!
Lynn Abravanel and Patti LeGrand
Scarabocchio Jewelry - Lynn Abravanel and Patty LeGrand have been creating handcrafted sterling and gold jewelry since 1977 in Boston and Cape Cod. Exhibiting under the name of Scarabocchio, their artistry can be seen at juried craft shows throughout New England. Scarabocchio translates to scribbles, doodles, and designs that flow into classic style. In creating their original pieces they are continuously experimenting with wire and sheets of sterling silver and gold metal to form their original jewelry. Each design is constructed one piece at a time using old-fashioned hand tools. In this way, they differ from other jewelers who cast or assemble. All of the materials that they use are of the highest quality sterling silver, 14 Karat Gold, and semi-precious stones. Their unique designs appeal to many generations. Their contemporary jewelry reflects their Cape Cod roots. They name many of their designs with a water theme. Examples are their Bass River Striper and Ebb Tide bracelets as well as the Sandbar earrings and bracelet. Website: www.Scarabocchio.net
Little Pieces of Key West
Niki Pinko- the creator of "Little Pieces of Key West", originally from Detroit, for over 30 years. A talented woodworker, she started making her "Niki Stik" hair clips over 20 years ago and sold them during sunset at Mallory Square.
Her newest passion is her cigar box creations, reviving cigar boxes (some of them Cuban!) by masterfully adding little pieces of history to the tops. Her materials include reclaimed vintage linoleum (what she describes as the poor mans persian rug) and old Key West siding from restored Key West homes. The result is a treasure box representing the beautiful bright colors of Key West. It was fate that we met Niki and a common love of reclaimed material that cemented our new friendship! Her pieces are a symbol of how she treasured each little piece of Key West.
Nick Nickerson of Chatham Coastal Creations was forced to take a break from Commercial fishing when he was diagnosed with throat cancer a decade ago. To stay busy he started making shell mirrors out of the scallop shells which are normally discarded at sea. Their popularity launched a new career for Nick and in 2017 he added beautiful ornamental decorations with a variety of silhouettes cut out of the shells with a water laser jet. He thought they would make a nice local gift to take home! He was right!!!