I am so grateful for the maker community in and around Boston, and all of the fun in-person events I’ve participated in over the years. If you can’t make it to a pop-up art event, you can find some of my work in the following places. If you have questions about what might be in stock in each shop, feel free to get in touch with me or contact the store directly:
Tiny Turns is near and dear to my heart, founded in 2019 by a good friend and fellow crafty small business owner in the Boston area, Jen Palacio. Tiny Turns is located in Somerville, MA and stocks a rotating selection of Paper Places and Paper Craft Kits. Call ahead for inventory, or contact me if you’d like to place an order and arrange for pick up at Tiny Turns.
If you’re here because you’re a map person, you have to plan a visit to WardMaps! They have an amazing collection of historical maps from all over the world and all throughout time, and have the ability to print and frame reproductions of some of their more popular locations. The shop in Cambridge is literally a trove of treasure, featuring salvaged signs and artifacts from public transit history as well as maps, vintage home goods, and a ton of great place-based work by local artists and makers…including yours truly! Even better, they’re across the street from some of the best ice cream in the Boston area.
Opened in June 2023, Islay’s Terrace is the new shop home of multi-talented artist owner Jillian. The shop carries Jillian’s own lines of embroidered artwork, hand spun and dyed yarn, and photography, alongside an excellently-curated collection of other handmade goods, books, knitting and fiber arts tools and supplies, and more.
Located inside of Mill No. 5, Curation 250 is a contemporary urban art gallery as well as a shop selling a wide variety of goods made by local artists including original art, prints, stickers, tote bags, t-shirts, and more. There’s even a spray paint vending machine.
Opened in May 2023, this artist-owned boutique in Newport is full of Amy Larson’s iconic Overseasoned line of clothing and homewares, and a well-curated collection of other locally handmade goods. From the Matriarch website: “Fueled by fun, food-related and feminist merchandise and books, it is a place that centers women as creators and tells the world that we are here and we always have been.”
Located on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport since 1995, Primavera is packed full of fun and unique gifts with an emphasis on local, handmade, and unique items but a little bit of something for everyone.
A small selection of Paper Places are available at the new gift shop as part of the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH. This is a beautifully-curated collection of hand crafted goods, all made in the local area.