Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Craft is Marching On ...
Rhody Craft 100 will be open Saturdays, during the months of February and March 2010! Same hours (10AM - 3PM and by appointment). Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so come on in and buy a beautiful handmade item for your sweetie!

Also - January is Rhode Island Food Bank Month. Bring a can in during this month and receive a free gift!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Craftacular Canceled

Due to inhospitable weather, closed parking lots and on-street parking bans in Pawtucket. today's holiday celebration {and benefit} at RHODY CRAFT 100 is most unfortunately canceled {or possibly postponed to a date to be named later}.

For last minute shoppers, the store will be OPEN Monday and Tuesday evenings from 4-8p.m., so please stop in for some holiday cheer!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Extra! Extra!

Pick up the latest issue of The Providence Monthly and check out the feature on Rhody Craft 100 entitled, The New Kid in Town. Thank you, Providence Monthly, for such a great article!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Special Guests

You never know who will be stopping by the Rhody Craft 100 to do a little holiday shopping. This week it was Mrs. Claus and her head Elf!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Benefits to Shopping Locally

Here are a few good reasons to consider shopping at Rhody Craft 100 - apart from the fabulous handmade goodness we offer.

At Rhody Craft 100, the person at the register is also one of our artists. You will receive top shelf customer service and all of your questions about the work in the store can be answered by the artist, herself.

Our artists probably listen to the same NPR station that you do. We pride ourselves on being 100% local.

Items made locally reduce our community's carbon footprint. Most of the materials used in the goods sold at Rhody Craft 100 were purchased at the local level and many of our items are eco-friendly and made from recycled materials.

We support Providence Everett Dance Theater, an after-school performing arts program that provides professional arts training for Providence's youth.

Local shops value your business more.

Shopping local allows you to stimulate your local economy.

Local shops give you choices you don't have at the big chain stores.

Local shops add character and uniqueness to our community.

Painting by Deb Hickey

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Soap Pie

Looking for something to bring to Thanksgiving dinner at the family’s house? Aunt Helen already called dibbs on the green bean casserole? Why not bring a couple slices of Soap Pie for the hostess – and just think – no calories!

Soap by Stella Marie Soap Company

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Opening Day, Hooray!

Many thanks to all the fine folks who came by on our Opening Day! We were jammed packed from the minute we opened the door until the time we closed. The place was fun and festive all day and to those who said the secret password, Super-Duper, we hope you liked your gift. We'll be posting a new password for this Saturday on Friday.

We are pleased-as-punch that EVERYONE in the group had sales, and we are excited as all get out at the speed to which our little venture has left the starting gate.

I can't help but add that Super Pig Episode #1 sold out in the first hour! Providence appreciates emerging artists like no where else!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Feast for the Eyes

Behold, the beauty of the Rhody Craft 100 shop! See you Saturday!


If you haven't already, please join our fan page on Facebook!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Giddy Up!

Rhody Craft 100 has been featured in Rhode Island Monthly's Weekly Round Up!

Hee, haw!

It's the moment you've been waiting for!

This Saturday
, Rhody Craft 100 will be opening its doors to the public for the first time!

Come see the sparkle, the shine, the beautiful designs - all made by talented local artists! We offer a wide range of price points so you can pick up unique, gorgeous items for everyone on your list.

Store Information:
1005 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI, 02860
Click here to get directions.
Open Every Saturday, November through January
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We're Going with a Holiday Motif

Guess who is going to be featured in Motif Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide ... Rhody Craft 100! Be on the look out for us in the holiday issue, folks!

Rhody Craft 100 Represents

When you go a-strollin' into The Coffee Exchange or White Electric or where ever you grab your daily caffeinated beverage, be sure to pick up a copy of Providence Monthly and check out our super slick ad!

It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... It's Super Pig!

Each week we'll have limited edition work available from our artist-in-residence, Jonah Clark, 8 years old. Each week will feature a different edition of The Super Pig comic series for the introductory price of 25 cents per copy.

We hope you enjoy Super Pig and find him as hillarious as we do!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Come down to Hope Artiste Village this Saturday and find out! Shop Local!

Art by Deb Hickey

Friday, October 30, 2009

Don't Be Late

Mark your calendars, check your watches and don't be late for the RC100 Grand Opening on November 7th!

Pendant Necklace by Ursula and Olive

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Artist Profile: Christine Guanipa, Little Man Originals

Little Man is a family run business dedicated to creating uncommon originals that combine fun, function, and design. Every piece in our collection is a limited production and is designed and created in our Massachusetts studio. Each piece is handcrafted from design to final stitch, separating us from the market of mass production. Our fabric accessories also offer a happy alternative to leather and plastic.

Oh snap, how snazzy is that?

New Vintage Redux from LuckyBird Studio
{vintage metal, plastic, crystal and glass}.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rhody Craft 100 on Indie Arts RI!

Rhody Craft 100 was featured on Indie Arts RI - check it out, folks!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Artist Profile: Kim Gonzaga, Stella Marie Soap Company

Stella Marie Soap Company was founded by Providence-based soapmaker, Kim Gonzaga in 2007 out of a desire to merge artistic expression with a passion for the bath. Drawing on inspiration from punk rock, pop culture, baseball and feminism, she created a line of fun but highly beneficial bath and body products made with natural ingredients.

Her mission is to produce fresh, skin-nourishing products of the highest possible quality in an environmentally responsible manner while offering an exciting alternative to the mainstream.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Artist Profile: Karissa Chase

A true blue Aussie, Karissa Chase traded her sunny skies for snowstorms after meeting her Rhode Island hubby online. Previously a full time potter, punk and crazy cat lady; she is now a work-a-holic, clutter bug Mummy who divides her days between pottery and playdoh. With a variety of styles to suit everyone, her work is simple yet striking in a classic contemporary style.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Step One: Obscure and Intrigue, No Peeking Please!

Artist Profile: Darlene Belisle of Ursula and Olive

Darlene Belisle ( of Ursula And Olive is a big geek! Yes, you heard her – a geek and she’s proud of it! Darlene has been a lifelong crafter with a serious case of crafting ADD. She loves learning new skills and making crafts with them. With all her different interests a few themes always remain constant -- her love of reading, recycling and anything geeky. She tries to incorporate those in everything she does.

“Live Long and CRAFT!”

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Artist Profile: Pam Laurenzo, Black Sheep Designs

Pam Laurenzo (Black Sheep Designs) has been creating unique jewelry for 12 years. Her work features unusual vintage glass and Lucite beads, mixed with various metals (sterling silver, steel, copper, brass) and found objects. She enjoys creating pieces that have appealing color combinations and visual texture - jewelry that's simple enough for everyday, but striking enough for special occasions. Pam resides in Danielson, CT, with her husband Jay and three children.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

32 Days and Counting ...

Here is an image of LuckyBird Studio before the big transition to Rhody Craft 100 retail shop! Stay tuned for the after shot!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Artist Profile: Deb Hickey

Deb Hickey is a photographer who has been living and working in Providence since 2003. She is currently doing a series of photographic collages based on Providence architecture.

Hickey combines photographs with collage, paint and encaustic medium to create miniature art.
She is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston with a BFA in photography.

Check out her website ( to find more examples of her work.