June = Moonstones

“This gemstone is surrounded by a good deal of mystique and magic. In many cultures, for example in India, it is regarded as a holy, magical gemstone. In India, moonstones are also regarded as ‘dream stones’ which bring the wearer beautiful visions at night. In Arabic countries, women often wear … Continued

Stones and Silk

Happy Friday the 13th Craft Lovers! It’s the start of a busy weekend here at the Grand Hand. Owner Ann Pifer has had a busy spring checking out the Baltimore and Philadelphia Craft Shows, and now the new work has begun to arrive! Stop in to see new jewelry from … Continued

April = Diamonds and Bunnies

Not Your Average Diamond… For the modern April birthstone, diamonds are more than just sparkle. Did you know many of our artists are working with not just the traditional white stones, but black, blue, yellow, red, gray, green, and even raw diamonds! These non-traditional diamond choices are becoming ever more … Continued

March = Aquamarine and Shamrocks

March = Shamrocks & Aquamarine! With Saint Patrick’s Day one week away it’s time to “think green” (and not in the save the earth kind of way). Festive Shamrock pendants, scarves and other green goodies such as earrings, ornaments and glass coins are available now!           … Continued

February = Amethyst

For all those February birthdays out there… A large number of mystical powers are attributed to the Amethyst in all sorts of cultures. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect. … Continued

January Feature: Local Jewelery

January Feature: Local Jewelry Our intern, Nel Pilgrim Rukavina, has made some picks from collections by our local jewelry artists – enjoy! While in the depths of winter, jewelry may be just the thing to get our minds off the cold weather. The work of jewelers Heinz Brummel and Devin Johnson offers a … Continued

New Year, New Work, New Artists

New Year, New Work, New Artists … We launch our 2012 exhibition schedule Saturday, February 4 with Peter Kramer – Postcards to Save the Post Office and Kathy Wismar – paintings and ceramics. The show runs through Sunday, March 4. In the meantime, we’ve been in touch with many of … Continued

Artistry in the Kitchen: Lisa Buck

Artistry in the Kitchen … Autumn meals and holiday menus are on our minds. In our opinion, baking and serving in handmade pottery enhances any dish. Grand Hand ceramic artist Lisa Buck – who crafts especially “cook-friendly” casseroles, bakers and servers – has graciously shared a few of her family’s … Continued

Pliable Planes, New Arrivals and Handcrafted Holiday Preview

Pliable Planes exhibition open through November 13th. Tim Harding fiber wall art and Aaron Kramer sculpture on view now! Tim uses beautifully colored hand cut silks in his wall pieces and clothing items. We have a great selection of Tim’s jackets and scarves available just in time for the fall … Continued

Joel Nichols, Reiko Ishiyama and American Craft Week

Joel Nichols New furniture has arrived from Stillwater artist Joel Nichols! He creates fine hand-crafted furniture from a variety of woods, referencing traditional styles in his own designs. The new pieces include two benches, one hall table, and a wall mirror made from cherry barn wood. These are the perfect … Continued