The Art Center gallery is stuffed with knitted scarves and hats, ceramics, jewelry and beautiful hand-crafted ornaments.
Students, instructors and members of the Fine Arts Federation have been working all year, honing their techniques and producing their crafts to exhibit and sell at this year's Holiday Arts & Crafts Boutique. It is a wonderfully festive way for the burgeoning art students, and their professional tutors, to show off their progress and experience the ultimate cycle for an artist — from creation to selling.
Known for its ceramics studio, the boutique is replete with bowls, platters, cups and sculptures. Some are quite professional, having been made using difficult clay-cutting techniques that result in a lacy, fragile look, while others are sweet and simple hand-formed vessels that are more elementary.
Lisa Saxton's blue bowl was assembled from hand-cut shapes and finished with a pretty blue glaze. All would be wonderful and unique containers for holiday baked gifts.