Thursday, May 23, 2024

Made on MVY

Made on MVY: Ashley Medowski

At the head of James Pond in West Tisbury is the Ashley Medowski Gallery. Once it was the old fishing barn of her great-grandfather — Capt. Norman Benson. Today it holds a collection of...

Made on MVY: SylvieBags

SylvieBags are one-of-a-kind treasures handmade by Sylvie Farrington of Martha’s Vineyard. For 20 years now, Sylvie has dazzled her customers with her unique bags and decorative pillows made from authentic vintage barkcloth. SylvieBags are appreciated...

Made on MVY: Stefanie Wolf Designs

Stefanie Wolf has been attracted to shiny, colorful objects since her rock collection days as a kid. Inspired by the power and beauty of the ocean and the magic of island life, she decided...

Made on MVY: Offshore Ale

There is passionate purpose in the beer brewed at Offshore Ale, and you can taste it. Brewed here on the Island, Offshore offers a medal winning selection, from crisp and malty to bold and...

Made on MVY: Ayn Chase  

Ayn graduated from the prestigious Alfred University School for American Craftsmen with a weaving degree in 1950, and has been creating handmade gifts on the Vineyard ever since. Designing color combinations of durable, colorfast...

Made on MVY: Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt

“From the sea, by the sun” is exactly how Atlantic Ocean water becomes the opulent, delicious crystals now known as Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt. Inspired by a snack of salt and vinegar potato chips,...

Made on MVY: Island Beach Beads

Island Beach Beads began when Elizabeth Williams began making jewelry for herself, the kind she enjoyed and couldn't find anywhere else. Then she discovered that other people enjoyed what she made as well. The...

Made on MVY: Island Naturals

Take a piece of the Island home — a treasure to connect you to the rich history of Martha’s Vineyard. Aquinnah Wampanoag Jannette Vanderhoop makes unique colorful handcrafted arts using natural found and reconstituted...

Made on MVY: Gwen Nichols Wampum and Glass Jewelry

Island-born Gwen Nichols crafts jewelry out of quahog, pearls, glass, abalone, and many more treasures from the sea. She also creates glass mosaics with Island themes. Check out her work at the Vineyard Holiday...

Made on MVY: M-C Lamarre

Artist M-C Lamarre washed ashore on Martha’s Vineyard two years ago. For the past 14 years, the full-time artist found a unique niche as a muralist, reproducing the likeness of Fenway Park's iconic Green...

Made on MVY: Debra & Warren Gaines Fine Art Gallery

Debra & Warren Gaines Fine Art Gallery features the award-winning original paintings and photography of the husband and wife team.Find landscape and seascape photography, original pastel paintings, and 100-percent pure beeswax encaustic paintings in...

Made on MVY: M.V. Distilling Co.

All of the spirits created by the Martha’s Vineyard Distilling Co. are both inspired by and developed on a farm deep in the woods of Tisbury. They are handcrafted in small batches, and quality...

Drinking the kombucha Kool-Aid

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In cabinets and pantries across the country, there is a creature growing — a jellyfish-like colony that sits suspended in a vat, slowly eating sugar, releasing gases, and transforming a simple jug of sugared...

Slideshow: The charm of the Chilmark Flea

The Chilmark Flea Market — held Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 3 — is entering its final weeks. Between 9 am and 2 pm two days a week, bargain-hungry shoppers can catch a variety...

Made on MVY: Daisy Kimberly and her handmade pillows

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Daisy Kimberly of West Tisbury clearly has a creative flair. For years she expressed her artistic side both through the selections she made for her Alley Cat boutique in Vineyard Haven and in the...

Noepe Design

Kate Fournier of Noepe Design offers hand-drawn textiles, silkscreened and sewn into a range of unique, functional bags. The Rhode Island School of Design graduate has been designing and sewing since she was 13...

Made on MVY: Taylor Stone Illustration

As a self-described "paper artist" or “dimensional illustrator,” Taylor Stone makes handcut paper illustrations and sculptures. The artist, a lifelong collector of beautiful handmade papers, began experimenting with 3D Illustrator as a student at...

Made on MVY: Maríe Vídal’s Bracelets

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Strolling the Chilmark Flea Market during its last week of summer, I became mesmerized by the craftsmanship and delicate work of jeweler Maríe Vídal, who makes bracelets with contrasting colors of stones set together....

Made on MVY: Hawkhouse Jewelry

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A few weeks ago, while we were preparing to cover Noavakay Knight’s wedding at the Ritz, we were struck by a Facebook post of the bride’s unique tiara: a copper band with five crystal prongs...

Sashabelle: Beauty in the eye (and mind) of the beholder

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When Susan Norton began whipping up skin care products in her kitchen more than 15 years ago, she hoped only to make a cream that suited her sensitive skin. She ended up with her...