Jane Miller of J.E.M., a home accessories shop in Boston’s South End, suggested these miniature swallows by Anne Ricketts for the Boston Globe Holiday Gift Guide. Like many of the pieces she curates curates they’re modern in silhouette, yet reflect traditional artisan sensibilities in their making.
Sculpted in clay and hand cast in bronze by West Coast artist Anne Ricketts. $70-$165 at J.E.M., 470 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
Shop Local, Dine Local Holiday Event is next week. Amazing boutiques and restaurants are participating with discounts and specials for one night only. There’s free parking at 450 Harrison and a lot of the galleries will be open too.
Boston-based ceramicist Isabelle Abramson, creator of Isabelle Abramson Ceramics, is a self-taught artist who learned to work with clay while she worked as a school nurse for a day job. The kids must have been pretty healthy, because she absolutely perfected her craft. Her pieces are gorgeous.
Isabelle shows her work at her studio at 450 Harrison during SoWa’s First Fridays. Jane Miller offers a small collection for sale at her shop J.E.M.
Speaking of which, Jane is hosting an event this week at which Isabelle will be present and previewing new works: “A South End Design Moment”, Thursday, April 22nd, 6pm – 9pm at J.E.M., 470 Shawmut Ave., Boston.