Des Becker Roses
This Sunday, six artists will gather in an old parlor of a beautiful turn-of-the-century home to sell some of their most beautiful works.
Hand Dyed Silk Scarves, by Colin Houlder Designs
One-of-a-kind jewelry of precious, semi-precious gems, gold, silver, austrian crystals, antique pen nibs & pearls by Alina Neganova
Amulet bags with crystals, stones and beads molded from hand dyed batik fabric by Barbara Zernov
Lilly Recht (age 11) sells fashionable and recyclable duct tape bags.
Porcelain dinner ware, serving pieces, oversized coffee and tea mugs, iridescent glass bird baths and other ceramic marvels by Claire Des Becker
Haramaki (belly warmers), yoga cushions, tick repellent and hand-made lip balms for all seasons by Sharon Kimmelman
Des Becker Birdbath
I asked Claire Des Becker about the origins of her parlor sales:
I held successful yearly artists' sales, twice a year for 10 years in my large ceramics studio. The parlor sales began after my husband and I move into our 120 year old house in Manhattan.
Artists like and need to educate people about their work. In a world of mass produced goods people need to understand why the handmade item is special.
Now, with money less available for extra things people are delighted to be able to buy often museum quality items, at the artists' best prices. These same items may be found in department stores and galleries, but there is a huge markup in the stores and galleries because the overheard is high.
Artists and and clients enjoy each others' company and have a good time in the non-pressured comfort of my parlor twice a year. I am truly pleased to host this event.
ANNUAL SPRING ARTIST’S SALE
(Mothers’ and Special Others’ Sale)
Date: Sunday, April 25
Time: 1:30 pm.-5:30pm.
Location: 126 Manhattan Avenue, between 105th and 106th Street
(just off Central Park West and behind the chateau)
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