The holiday season kicks off over Thanksgiving weekend and with it is a unique opportunity to buy locally made goods, all under one roof. Wickham Works will host a “Meet Your Maker: Holiday Gift Market” on Fri., Nov. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wickham Woodlands Manor, located at 255 State School Rd. in Warwick, with a welcome reception and on Sat., Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Meet Your Maker” is a gift market that highlights local, talented makers. Patrons can browse through booths of jewelry, glass and ceramic ornaments, organic soaps and lotions, leather goods, one-of-a-kind sculptures made from old farm machinery, individualized pet pendants, make-your-own holiday wreaths and much more.
Some of the events during the Market are:
On Fri., Nov 25: an Opening Reception will have a live, multi-media pottery demonstration by renowned potter, Ray Boswell: Creating Space, The Spirit of Making. There will be story-telling at 6 p.m.
On Sat., Nov. 26: The Center for Metal Arts in Florida will have live metalwork demonstrations with their portable forge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Sun., Nov. 27: at 12 noon, internationally acclaimed multimedia artists John F. Simon Jr. will be signing his new book, “Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation” and hosting hands-on mini workshops with attendees.
For more information call Melissa Shaw-Smith at (917) 922-0943 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wickhamworks.org.