By Ramona du Houx
With the Flow and the Holiday Pottery Shop have teamed up to offer an amazing array of local artisan's work just in time for the holidays.
Once inside customers are astounded with the displays of unique gifts. Many exclamations of excitement can be heard as shoppers discover gifts for that special somebody- or themselves.
The store is located at 100 Water Street – 'the big red building' just up from the riverfront park at Winthrop Street.
“This building gives us plenty of room to display the work of local artisans in a big bright space with plenty of parking right beside it. Combine this with all the other great shopping and dining in Hallowell and you have a shopping experience you can look forward to instead of dreading,” said Geoff Houghton, co-owner of the building and owner of the Liberal Cup.
With the Flow is a new shop featuring locally made nature-themed T-shirts from Liberty Graphics.
“We carry over fifty of Liberty Graphic's most popular designs in sizes ranging from infant oneseys to adult XXL. Especially popular as gifts are the Robert McCloskey books and and matching shirt designs from Blueberries for Sal and One Morning in Maine,” said Will Sugg, owner of With the Flow.
In addition to Liberty Graphics T-shirts, posters, and cards With the Flow features past year's posters from the Common Ground Country Fair, farm products from Sprucebush Farm, Beyond Coffee, Hinterland Photography cards and prints, Richard Macdonald Stained Glass, Kristin Bishop Felt Critters, Untitled Herbs bath products, Hallowell Soap Works fine soaps, Maine Balsam Fir Products, N44º Woodworks crafts and wreaths, Toki Art cards, All Star Hula Hoops and toys, and sonrisa henna studio tattoos on weekends.
The Holiday Pottery Shop, sponsored by Central Maine Clay Artists, is in its eighth year hosting a pop-up shop.
The work features Loken Pottery, The Potter's House, Maple Lane Pottery, Mudgirl Pottery, Malley Weber, Fine Mess Pottery, Ditch Lily Pottery, Lakeside Pottery, Alley Cat Pottery and Hyydraworks!, and the jewelry of Spirt House, Boyd Johnson and Jean McWillams.
“We also feature the glass work of Faith Benedetti, the fine art of Helene Farrar and Lori Austell, fiber by Susan Blasidell, Riverdog Designs, Norma McDonough and Wendy Harrington, woodwork by Cheryl Scibeliti, and personal care products by Moonshadow Farm and Aurelie All Natural,” said shop coordinator Mary Kay Spencer.
Patrons hope the shop will continue throughout the year.
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