Well Crafted

Auction Items (partial list)

Warren Kimble Chicken on NestWarren Kimble Original Paining on Board

"America's Best Known Living Folk Artist"  has donated one of his signature folk art pieces in support of this event. Warren Kimble draws on more than 50 years of experience as a fine artist, educator, and antiques collector to create a casual but sophisticated style of American Folk Art.

Retail Value: $1800

John Brickels Wall FactoryJohn Brickels Wall Sculpture

An iconic Brick Factory crafted in clay by renowned ceramacist and frog Hollow artist John Brickels 

Retail Value: $625



Boat Day Auction ItemSpend a spectacular day sailing on Lake Champlain with Bunky Bernstein and Carol Hanley of Ferrisburgh and share their gourmet lunch. Four guests will join them for a four-hour sail and lunch on the 35-foot sloop Luna. Set out from their home dock on Long Point, and go where the wind takes you (motoring if little or no wind). Includes time for swimming, if desired. To be scheduled for a mutually convenient day during the week or on weekends during the boating season of 2018. (The outing will be rescheduled should rain or strong winds necessitate.) Valued at $125 per person

Al Stirt Black Ash Bowl

Alan Stirt Black Ash Bowl. Alan Stirt is an internationally recognized master of his craft. The "turners turner" Alan Stirt's work is highly praised and collected nationwide. The size of this Black Ash Bowl is - 15 1/4" diameter X 5 1/4" high. 

This item retails for $400.

Carol MacDonaldPrint & Pint Workshop - Discover the playful magic of monoprinting while imbibing in a local brew. This workshop hosted by master printer Carol MacDonald in her Colchester print studio includes demonstrations, coaching, all materials, press work and libations.  We will work on a 30" x  60" etching press as we explore the transfer of image from plate to paper.  No previous experience needed. Workshop hours are from 6pm to 9pm. A mutually agreed upon date will be selected for all the participants.

Valued at $85 per person. Up to 5 people

dug Nap original painting

Burlington icon and Frog Hollow artist dug Nap has donated an original framed oil painting to our silent auction.  Known for his quirky outsider art perspective, and use of words in his work is a rare find at fundraiser events. Measuring 16 x 20 on panel.

Retail Value: $1500



Dedalus Wine Tasting - Dedalus Wine Shop is offering a private wine tasting for eight. Sample some fabulous wines with a trained sommelier in a charming back room of the most popular wine bar in Burlington.

Retail Value: $650


Scottish Highlander by Peter MillerInternationally renowned photographer Peter Miller's images of life in Vermont -- its people, animals, and landscapes -- have captured for generations what it means to be a Vermonter. -Photograph from the Vermont Icons series - Scottish Highlander -  16x20 unframed, unmatted.

Retail Value: $375

Three Story BArnShadow acclaimed Photographer Victoria Blewer for a morning in the field. Learn approaches and techniques of capturing great shots as Vermont Photographer Victoria Blewer leads you on an 9 AM to noon shoot. A mutually agreed upon date will be selected.This is for a single individual and is valued at $250

Polanshek Print



Jess Polanshek Print - Up and Coming artist Jess Polanshek is an illustrator from Jericho, Vt. whose work often incorporates surreal or fantastical imagery. 

This item retails for $45


John Brickels Mid-Century ModernJohn Brickels Mid-Century Modern Wall Sculpture - Mid-century modern encompasses three well-known styles — international, contemporary and organic — as well as the less-recognized designs A-frame, new formalism and brutalism. What resonates throughout this design period is simplicity and clean look which John Brickels has captured to perfection. 

Retail Value: $375


Susan Raber BrayWEAVING WITH NATURAL MATERIALS WORKSHOP - Learn how to transform tree branches, grasses and flower stems into beautiful natural wall hangings, place mats, window shades or table runners! In this one-day workshop, the ancient technique of Japanese Stone Weaving will be your vehicle for a delightful engagement with your surroundings. Materials of choice encompass weeping willow branches, grasses, stems of flowers, stalks of fragamites, cattails, Queen Anne’s lace, tree and shrub prunings, and anything you can find in your garden, or fields! Using a simple loom provided by the artist become more aware of our environment as a source of materials, inspiration, and inquiry!  One day workshop from 10-4 at artist Susan Raber Bray's studio and home. A home-cooked picnic lunch is provided by the artist. A mutually agreed upon date will be selected for all the participants. Up to 6 people. Valued at $150 per person.

One White Rose with Fruit by Julie Baker Albright "One White Rose With Fruit" painting by Julie Baker Albright. Oil on Panel in gold frame, image size 12" x 9", frame size 19" x 16"

Retail value $1,200

Starting bid $400



Laurie Peters Brooch

Silver Brooch (14k silver)

Handcrafted by Laurie Peters, goldsmith, of Warren Vermont. Her gold and silver jewelry has been shown across the U.S. including in the White House in an exhibit hosted by Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife Joan. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art and instructor of fine metals at the University of Vermont from 1972-2013, the Burlington City Arts’ Jewelry Studio is named in her honor.

Suggested retail value $175


Snuggle into this new handmade king/queen size quilt created in Stowe, VT. Ample polyester fiberfill to keep you very warm through the winter months. A wonderful gift for yourself or for loved ones and truly emblematic of the best of Vermont craft!

Suggested Retail Value: $650


Stowe Bike tour with Jon Black

Jon Black- jewelry artistOctober 21st, 2017 bike tour for 6 -10 people. A 19 mile route primarily on hard pack dirt roads with only around 800ft in elevation climb over the entire route.  This makes the route primarily flat with most of the uphill in the beginning when we will all be the freshest.   

This ride is tailored to appeal to seasoned cyclists who have the proper clothing and bike.  A road bike with narrow tires can work, but will not be as comfortable as a cyclo-cross or all-road or touring bike. This ride is not for someone who does not consider themselves a cyclist, which for my purposes and definition is someone who uses the bike at least two times a week for moderate exercise and sees a 15 mile ride as normal if not short.  Our riding pace will be about 12 miles an hour.  

"Our route will go through beautiful back roads of Morrisville to Johnson, stop for a regroup/espresso shot if needed, then take the Lamoille valley rail trail back to Morrisville, pick up a growler or two at Lost Nation Brewing then up the road back to my farm house.  The ride would start at 1pm and would tentatively end around 3pm at which time we would celebrate with wood fired pizza in the back yard at my house.  Although this meal is somewhat included, it is custom at our house for everyone to bring a topping for the pizza and truly make it a community event.  Toppings can include mushrooms, tomatoes, sausage, bacon, mozzarella, peppers, onions, broccoli, and anything else that someone would want on their pizza.  If people want food on the ride beyond the provided espresso they would have to bring it with them.  I will have extra room on my bike to carry things that people cannot.  I will also provide minimal technical support like pumping tires up and fixing flats or punctures while on the ride.

Meeting time would be noon at my house/studio"

                                                    -Jon Black