Monday, June 28, 2010

Glass Bowls- in 2 etsy treasuries!

Our green glass "watermelon" bowl has been featured in this etsy treasury: "Refreshing"!

And our "Ruffled" glass bowl is featured in this "Ruffles Anyone?" Etsy treasury!

All of these glass bowls are by Nathan Macomber a new up and coming artist from neighboring New Hampshire. Each piece is hand made in his barn! They embody bold colors and beautiful details. 
See our shop for more details and to purchase!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Maine College of Art Alumna, Lisa Ferriera's, Handmade Paper Lamps at Harvest Gold Gallery

Color: Red Texture: Lilacs Wood: Spoulted Maple, Birch

Artist Lisa Ferriera, a Maine native, is among Harvest Gold Gallery’s new artists of 2010 and is definitely worth coming to see. Lisa spent her childhood on the coast of Maine where much of her inspiration for her work comes from. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME and for over eight years she has been expanding her skills in creating handmade paper lampshades and wooden lamp stems. By combing several different mediums such as copper, wood, enamel, and papermaking Lisa is able to create magnificent lamps that she titles “free-form sculptural illuminations.”  She notes on her use of multiple mediums and several different processes commenting, “I thrive on combining all of these elements into my daily life. My process revolves around creating and developing the elements of my pieces, then building the forms with my handmade materials. I have always loved working closely with nature and with my hands.”

The handcrafted lampshades are designed from a completely organic and handmade paper that is made from natural elements including wildflowers, milkweed, grasses, leaves, seeds, berries, pine needles and natural dies. All of these materials are used to add both texture and color to create her original work. This handmade paper is then added to her unique copper wire formation to complete the lampshade. Finally the shade is added to Ferriera’s natural stem made from a branch that she has sanded down and stained, though making sure to retain all the branches original bends and knots. These lamp bases are made of cherry, maple, birch, willow, exotic and found wood.

Color: Yellow Tint Texture: Milk Weed Wood: Pine, Maple, Stripe Maple, Beech

Ferriera states, “I truly believe that the creative process is an evolutionary one.  I am always discovering new methods, learning new techniques, and translating them through my emotion and vision.  I hope that I have shared this with you in my artistry.  I wish for others to recognize the value of the creative process and have the chance to indulge themselves in the natural elements of my work.”

Harvest Gold Gallery is proud to showcase Lisa Ferriera’s beautifully crafted and truly unique lamps that create an exclusive environment full of color. Her lamps are great for accent and mood lighting and their earthy yet whimsical style are absolutely charming. Ferriera’s work and other fine art may be viewed daily at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell, ME. 

Color: Yellow Tint Texture: Wild Flowers Wood: White Birch, Spoutled Maple

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rug Hooking Artist Uses Recycled Materials at Harvest Gold Gallery

"Ode to Albers" By Constance Old 
Traditional Rug Hooking 
Caution Tape-yellow & black, New York Times delivery bag-blue, Wall Street Journal-orange
Framed 45.5"x 32.5"

Tissue paper, sales receipts, plastic ribbon, caution tape, newspaper delivery bags, and other recycled materials combine to make up the artistic palette used by Constance Old. Constance began her art career twelve years ago by making collages using old magazine paper scraps until she became exclusively engaged with recycled plastic and paper. The underlying theme of recycling that flows through her work grew from her childhood. As a child in the 70’s Constance was able to take part in the first Earth Day, a day that impacted all of her work to come. Being able to reuse materials was the answer for Constance in her struggle to both physically and mentally overcome the materialist society growing around her.

This Connecticut-based artist received her degree in graphic design from Yale University, and her artwork significantly reflects this background. Her work is compositionally arranged with attention to color, medium, shape, and size to form an aesthetic contemporary style of art. A true master of mixed media art, Constance Old, continues to amaze viewers with her use of unconventional materials as she transforms them in to beautiful fine art rugs.

She describes her work stating, “I use the traditional women’s craft of rug hooking to make pieces out of three dimensional ‘found color,’ using in particular obvious symbols of our consumer economy like sales receipts and assorted recycled plastic…I hook any consumer detritus that can be rendered into a fiber…. Living in a time of material excess, it intrigues me to work in a medium that originated from need and a scarcity of materials. I see my work as both timeless and an index of our time. It is inspired by, uses, and elevates the everyday.”

As a contemporary female artist, Old has elevated the traditional “women’s work” of rughooking to the world of high art. Her rugs are non-functional artworks mounted in plexi boxes to be hung on the wall. The combination of a traditional craft technique with contemporary and recycled materials set her work aside from the other fine art collection on exhibit at Harvest Gold Gallery and is definitely worth seeing in person. Because the identity of her materials is not obvious, as they are transformed through her process of rughooking, it often takes a second and much closer look at her work to truly discover the hidden message each piece entails.

This work among a variety of different paintings, sculptures, glass art, and fine gold jewelry from the Harvest Gold collection can be viewed at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell, Maine. The gallery is open daily. Visit our website at ( for upcoming events and artist news.

"Exit 42 Sampler, Pamela" styrofoam thread off truck on Merritt Parkway, gift wrapping, & string

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Harvest Gold Gallery- Offering a wedding venue in Maine!

We had a couple, a customer,  approach us to host  their small intimate wedding in our lovely yard over Memorial Day weekend!  They loved the view of Kezar Lake and the White Mountains and wanted their wedding bands to reflect their special Day! So they ordered a custom matching set of our Mountain Range ring.  This Wedding venue idea began to blossom last summer as a fun way to market our jewelry and gallery to the wedding community.  We are so inspired by our setting and surrounding landscape we have always felt this would be a beautiful place to be married! And now after hosting our first wedding we are exploring our wedding venue potential. See our Flickr Album for more pictures of this special day. (and click on the individual pictures in this blog to view them larger)

The bride had bouquets of local spring flowers made for the ceremony, and they looked just lovely in the Maine Landscape.

The Happy couple!

Their matching mountain range rings.

The Daughter of the Groom poses against our lovely view! Sure to be a picture they will cherish for many years to come. To learn more about having your wedding at our Gallery please contact us through facebook, twitter, or our etsy shops!  


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