The Mill at Shady Lea

The Mill at Shady Lea: Open Studios

The Mill at Shady Lea's Waterfall  

19th Annual
Open Studios 2016

215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
  11am - 5pm

Storm Dates:
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Sunday, December 11th, 2016


  Once again, The Mill at Shady Lea is getting ready to open its doors for the 19th year  and celebrate the

  award winning Artists and world-renowned Craftsmen and women of the Shady Lea Mill  

The historic Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, houses over 40 artists and artisans working in various media.   On Saturday and Sunday December 3rd and 4th from 11 to 5pm, The Shady Lea Mill will host Open Studios for each artisan to showcase his/her skills. Just in time for holiday shopping,  some of Rhode Island’s many talented residents open their doors to the public and offer a wide array of hand made local gifts.  Featured will be one of a kind pottery, sculpture, weaving, painting, mixed media collage, glass blowing and fusing, floral design, beautiful work in metals, photography, woodworking, jewelry design.  Anchor Bend Glassworks is an unprecedented glass artist collaborative established in 2003. This award winning team is comprised of childhood friends Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci and Timothy Underwood. All met while exploring their shared enthusiasm for art, glass and creation. The talents from each artist encourage and compliment the energy and originality that permeates every piece of hand blown glass that Anchor Bend creates. Their award winning designs can be seen at select galleries and museums nationwide. 
David Christensen  also lends his talents in cane glass beadwork to the Anchor Bend team. His jewelry and other creations will be highlighted at the Open Studios.   Julie Munafo, who is one of the cornerstones of the mill makes the most awesome wreaths, frames and pieces of jewelry, selling them online all over the world.
  Back again this year is the absolutely gorgeous jewelry of Petri Kymlander, the antique clocks of Rich Fyans and our busy "POTTERS", Donna, Sue and their new partner, Jan..  Donna Dunn of RI Spa Products, the reason the mill always smells so good with her soaps, creams and sprays all made from ingredients grown in Rhode Island, is getting ready to present some new products again this year.  Also back is  Ursula Bendl with her specialized soaps.   Remember Joan Zuemer's amazing hand-made lampshades?  How about the paintings of Kris Chatterson and the beautiful work of our 3 weavers, Susie, Phyllis and Judy. 
This year we will also be featuring several new additions to our "old timers"   Michelle Botelho and her daughter Courtney,  extraordinary florel designers who specialize in weddings and events.  Wait till you see the artwork of Andrea Raynor and the sculptures of Elizabeth Lind. 
It’s as much a party as a shopping experience as the artists provide food, drink and entertainment ­ as well as demonstrations and explanations of their work so be prepared to be amazed.  Outback is the Tree Hugger himself, Matt (Twig) Largess of Largess Forestry with his wonderful group
and new this year, Jackman Works. and the extraordinary woodworking of Paul Jackman

  As always, The Shady Lea continues to be home to an artistic magic that permeates through every Studio. 
While admission is free,  the artists of Shady Lea Mill are asking guests to bring a non-perishable food items for the North Kingstown Food Bank.   Collection bins will be placed at every point of entry. Food items of greatest need are proteins – peanut butter, canned meat and fish, beans, etc.   Thank you.

 It has been said the Shady Lea Mill has a pulse of its own, the feel of a community in action. a celebration of diversity!    If you haven't experienced us yet, this is the year.  Treat yourself and join us. 

Shady Lea Mill Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th / 11am to 5pm
Shady Lea Mill
215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Admission is free but we ask a donation to the NK Food Bank

Open to the public / Free parking and refreshments
Storm Date: Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th.





Participating Artists & Businesses
Please check in for updates

Suite No.NameType of Art
100 Anchor Bend Glassworks Hand Blown Glass
101 Alyn Federico /Top Gun Grafix Murals/Hand painted, Airbrushed and Digital
102 David Christensen Furnace and Fused Glass
102 Robert Allott & Nancy DiMarzio / Orion Glassworks & Design Painter/glass Sculptures
103 Roberto Bessin Metal Art / Sculptures
104 Trish Hurley Oil Painter
105 Julie Munafo pewter and frames
106 Carrie Chatterson Studio, LLC Graphic Design-Branding Print
107 Ethan French Painter, Furniture, Architecture
108 Michelle Jeanne Botelho Florel Design
109 Sue Greene Pottery
109 Donna Thompson Pottery
112 Joan Zuerner Lampshades by Joan Zuerner
113 Richard Fyans/ Narragansett Clock Shop antique clocks repaired/rebuilt/for sale
114 Petri Kymlander Goldsmith, Designer, Jeweler
116 Rafael Attias artist/musician
117 R.I. Spa Products natural spa products
200 Kris Chatterson painter
201 Ursula Brandl/Handcrafted Soapmaker Handcrafted Soap
201 Chris Terry Painter
209 Susan Mathews Ceramic Felt Sculpture
212 Marne Snyder collagist
215 Natalie Coletta Painter/Mixed Media
217 Barbara Hutchinson painter
218 Dianne Schuman Potter
221 Largess Forestry Tree Care/Preservation & Education of the forest
225 C Paul Jackman Woodworking/videography
L-1 The Stone Cocoon/Elizabeth Lind Stone & Wood Carving/Clay Assemblage