Handworks Gallery

New work arrives at the gallery nearly every week! It’s always exciting to see the pieces selected by the artists.  Check here often to see what’s new.

Emily Shaffer – Emily Shaffer Studio

Handworks is pleased to include Emily Shaffer’s work in the gallery’s jewelry collection.

“My focus is to create jewelry that is clean, modern, and versatile. “

Her work is made to be functional and to compliment the wearer’s own individuality. Using silver and enamel, she seeks compositions of line and negative space. Limiting her color palette allows for a greater emphasis on the body and the linear quality on my work. Emily’s interest in contemporary jewelry and adornment inspires her to create work that is both finely crafted, and designed for the modern day jewelry wearer.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Emily received her B.F.A and B.S. from Kutztown University and has moved to Maine in 2014 for a 1 year internship with studio jeweler, Cara Romano. Since then she has made a home in Maine to begin her career creating wearable jewelry with vitreous enamel and sterling silver.
Emily Shaffer’s work is designed to be functional and to complement the wearer’s own individuality. Using silver and enamel, she seeks compositions of line and negative space. Limiting her color palette allows her to emphasize the linear qualities in her work. Shaffer’s interest in contemporary jewelry fuels her desire to create work that is both finely crafted and stylishly minimal.

Shaffer’s work is hand fabricated using traditional metalsmithing techniques. She primarily uses Argentium silver (which will not tarnish as quickly) and vitreous white enamel. Stop by the gallery to see Emily’s very wearable and unique work.



Randy Barker – Wicked Woodpile

Randy’s  passion  is wood working – especially creating burl bowls and other turned vessels from local responsibly obtained wood.

While burl bowls are his speciality,  his utilitarian bowls are equally as dramatic and highlight the beauty and unique character of each piece of wood. He  occasionally creates  spoons, scoops, cutting boards and other “doo dads”. When the mood strikes he  carves sculpture as well.

Look here for upcoming information on work by AR Mosaics, Caroline Mayher, and Cathy Rees.

For more information and images of available work by Randy Barker and other artists, please call 207-374-5613 or email us at: handworksgallery@outlook.com