SLIDE SHOW: New England Heirlooms

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Each piece is hand blown and hand finished by an accomplished artisan.

Each piece is hand blown and hand finished by an accomplished artisan.

Forming the glass by hand using wooden tools.

Forming the glass by hand using wooden tools.

Whiting's colorful paint palette.

Whiting's colorful paint palette.

One of Whiting's recent paintings, Dunes in Aquinnah.  Martha's Vineyard is both his home and muse.

One of Whiting's recent paintings, Dunes in Aquinnah. Martha's Vineyard is both his home and muse.

Pearce with one of his Essex Stemware pieces.

Pearce with one of his Essex Stemware pieces.

Finished Woodbury Bowls--Simon's favorite piece, in the retail store in Quechee.

Finished Woodbury Bowls--Simon's favorite piece, in the retail store in Quechee.

Simon Pearce's Corinth and Cavendish Stemware and a Woodstock Wine Glass showcase the variety of glassware they produce on location in Quechee.

Simon Pearce's Corinth and Cavendish Stemware and a Woodstock Wine Glass showcase the variety of glassware they produce on location in Quechee.

Martha's Vineyard painter Allen Whiting in his home studio.

Martha's Vineyard painter Allen Whiting in his home studio.

Timothy crafts his furniture from sustainably harvested wood.

Timothy crafts his furniture from sustainably harvested wood.

A finished Cod Rib Rocker made with cherry and ash woods.

A finished Cod Rib Rocker made with cherry and ash woods.

Simon Pearce working in his glassblowing studio in Quechee, Vermont.

Simon Pearce working in his glassblowing studio in Quechee, Vermont.

Timothy Clark in his Waltham, Vermont workshop working on one of his Waltham Arm Chairs.

Timothy Clark in his Waltham, Vermont workshop working on one of his Waltham Arm Chairs.

Schmidt hand-sews the blocks of fabric for her quilts.

Schmidt hand-sews the blocks of fabric for her quilts.

Some of the tools of the trade.

Some of the tools of the trade.

Schmidt's Outlaws Quilt from her Denver series, incorporates vintage fabrics.

Schmidt's Outlaws Quilt from her Denver series, incorporates vintage fabrics.

Denyse Schmidt in her design studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Denyse Schmidt in her design studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The Queen Anne Tea Set is marked by distinctive beaded edgework.

The Queen Anne Tea Set is marked by distinctive beaded edgework.

Jon Gibson spinning a baby cup on a lathe.  Every piece is made by hand.

Jon Gibson spinning a baby cup on a lathe. Every piece is made by hand.

A detail of one of the finished blankets from the summer collection.

A detail of one of the finished blankets from the summer collection.

Jon Gibson, second generation pewterer in his Hillsborough, New Hampshire workshop holding one of his strap handle mugs.

Jon Gibson, second generation pewterer in his Hillsborough, New Hampshire workshop holding one of his strap handle mugs.

Bill Laurita, co-owner of Swans Island Blankets in Northport, Maine, insists on using all natural dyes and processing in the creation of their hand-woven blankets.

Bill Laurita, co-owner of Swans Island Blankets in Northport, Maine, insists on using all natural dyes and processing in the creation of their hand-woven blankets.

Some of the plant derived ingredients for the all-natural dyes used in coloring the wool for the blankets.

Some of the plant derived ingredients for the all-natural dyes used in coloring the wool for the blankets.

Some of the naturally colored wool in the dye house.

Some of the naturally colored wool in the dye house.

Miranda Thomas, shown in her studio in Bridgewater, Vermont, holds a cobalt-and-gold Peace Bowl, similar to one that Vice President Joe Biden presented to the Yad Vashem museum in Israel.

Miranda Thomas, shown in her studio in Bridgewater, Vermont, holds a cobalt-and-gold Peace Bowl, similar to one that Vice President Joe Biden presented to the Yad Vashem museum in Israel.

The process.  All of the pottery is created by hand.  It's hand-thrown, hand-carved and hand-painted.

The process. All of the pottery is created by hand. It's hand-thrown, hand-carved and hand-painted.

A completed Water for Life Bowl, commissioned by the united Nations Association of New York.  Fans of Miranda's pottery include Bill and Hillary Clinton.

A completed Water for Life Bowl, commissioned by the united Nations Association of New York. Fans of Miranda's pottery include Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Miranda hand-paints a work in progress.

Miranda hand-paints a work in progress.

All photos/art by Jarrod McCabe

Photographer Jarrod McCabe visited each of our heirloom makers in their studios and captured the beauty of their hand-crafted work. From Jon Gibson’s pewter to Denyse Schmidt’s quilts, see why this work will be cherished by generations to come.

To see more of jarrod’s work, please visit www.jarrodmccabe.com

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