Not too far from St. Peter’s Village, Frogtowne Artisan Creations just celebrated its first anniversary. This new venture is managed by Colin Macy, a 2009 graduate of the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Colin is not only a furniture maker, but a businessman promoting and selling the work of other local artists in a wide open store/gallery located at 1190 Ridge Road in North Coventry. There are lots of choices for holiday gifts and extended hours to help you find a unique gift for everyone on your list.
Regular Store Hours are:
- Thursdays 4pm – 8pm
- Fridays 11am – 7pm
- Saturdays 10am – 6pm
- Sunday 10am – 6pm
Virtually all the artists whose work appears in the Frogtowne gallery are from Chester and Montgomery counties. Shown here are handmade soaps created from all-natural products by Susan McCafferty of Canterbury Naturals. Also shown is a bench by Colin Macy and a wood sculpture by Michael Gilligan of Kimberton.
I just loved browsing through the vintage black and white photos produce by The Vintage Image Shop of Pottstown. Owners Erik and Jennifer Maximenko find old images in the public domain, many with recognizable, famous people, and they restore, print and mat them; some are framed. If I ever ran my own art gallery, it would probably be strictly a photographic gallery. If you’re in a nostalgic mood, or want some vintage images to decorate your home or office, check them out.
These are just some of the nearly 40 artists whose work is displayed and available for purchase at Frogtowne. There are also paintings by Joseph Hoover of Pughtown, pottery by Ruth Hayes of Harmonyville, jewelry by Heather Lampron of Oley, and furniture by Colin’s dad, Brad Macy. Frogtowne is, in fact, something of a family affair. Colin first learned the art of woodcraft from his father, who in turn had learned from his mother. Read this beautiful blog post by Brad’s brother Chris to get a sense of how a love of wood and its possibilities was passed from generation to generation. And then make Frogtowne a stop on your shopping rounds this week. You’re sure to find something that will surprise and delight someone close to you.