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Made on MVY: Austin Designs

Austin Designs is an independent company owned by Rachel Austin Baumrin, designer and builder of handmade goods. Each piece is a unique, original work, and is featured at the Vineyard Artisans Festivals and at...

Made on MVY: Island Alpaca Co.

Island Alpaca Company is home to over 40 friendly, fluffy alpaca. Primarily a breeding farm, they welcome visitors year round to see these furry friends and meet the newest baby alpaca (called cria, some...

Made on MVY: Thomas Bena’s One Big Home

Join the discussion. See the film that screened at both the National Gallery of Art and the National Building Museum. Entirely shot on Martha’s Vineyard, it has been traveling around the world for almost...

Made on MVY: Poetry, beauty, and spirit

If you stop by the Night Heron Gallery and find yourself in the corner space occupied by the work of Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, you're likely to get caught up in her very unique world, and...

Made on MVY: Peter Mallen

A longtime resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Peter Mallen is a professional visual artist who works in various media including sculpture, painting, and graphics. He recently completed a long, successful, and happy career as a...

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: 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,...

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

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...

Made on MVY: Hawkhouse Jewelry

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...

Made on MVY: Heather Smith’s sea glass scenes

The time-honored tradition of combing for beach glass on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t always yield a treasure. And if you’re lucky enough to find it, then what? Last year, artist and Island native Heather Smith was...

Craftsman Clay Edwards’ copper work sure does look a lot like art

The world premier of Edwards Copper Art takes place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, at the Vineyard Artisans Festival at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. A fitting day, when you think about it,...

Carry on: Nantucket baskets, made on MVY

Baskets were first made on Nantucket by Native Americans of the Wampanoag nation. It is believed they inspired the crew members of the lightship stationed on the Nantucket Shoals to create their own version...

Made on MVY: Chris Brooks’ Wooden Totes

Chris Brooks, a former editor at the Boston Globe, works at LeRoux at Home, and makes useful things from wood in his basement at home in West Tisbury. I wanted to make something for each...

A new location and a new season of quality design for Stina Sayre

“European-style clothing for adventurous women” is how Stina Sayre describes her design line. Ms. Sayre has been creating and selling women's clothing for 25 years. A native of Sweden, the designer was a windsurfing...

Craftsman Clay Edwards’ copper work sure does look a lot like art

The world premier of Edwards Copper Art takes place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, at the Vineyard Artisans Festival at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. A fitting day, when you think about it,...

Upcycling: Your Blanket as a Bag, Your Shirt as a Skirt

Noavakay “Noava” Wibel Knight is about to launch her first commercial venture. After a lifetime spent designing and sewing, she is finally ready to turn a passion into a business. This summer, Ms. Knight...

David Joyce: Part PhotoChef, part Chesca’s chef

Right around this time each year David Joyce, chef and co-owner of Chesca’s in Edgartown, starts spending less and less time behind the camera, and more and more time focused on the restaurant he...

The creative life of a decoy maker

For Charlie Davis, each new wooden bird was a chance to perfect his process.