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Manchester ’ s ’ s Oldest Jewelry Store Store
TIMOTHY P . POWDEN , Graduate Gemologist • Seventh Generation Jeweler

Miss Phyllis Fine Linens & Frocks

18 Park Place on Adams Park Green
Manchester Center , Vermont 05255
• Monday – Saturday 11:00-5:00
• 802-236-2342 www . missphyllis . net since 1948
“ David Webb ” handmade 18K and platinum flower brooch . Approximately 6.00ct . total weight in high quality diamonds . Approximate size 2 ” X3 ”. An important piece from an important designer . Highly collectible ! Fairly priced at $ 13,500
Corner of Main & Bonnet Streets ( next to Northshire Bookstore ) Manchester Center , VT
( 802 )
362-1257 or 1-800-305-8 1-800-305-8328
Jewelers of America
Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30
The mark of a
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-5:00 professional jeweler
Q & A : Southern Vermont Gallery Owners

Epoch Artisans Gallery

4927 Main St . Manchester , VT 05255
epochvermont . com
Owner / Member Artist – Nick Seidner
Q : How did you first get involved in the Southern Vermont arts scene ?
A : I moved to Vermont in 1997 to help run the pottery program at Frog Hollow in Manchester Village . I taught pottery classes there with Diane Rosenmiller , and we also sold our work in the gallery upstairs . It was a great way for us to get situated in Vermont as working artists . In the fall of 1998 , we bought a property in Middletown Springs , and we set up Rising Meadow Pottery . While we were working hard to become established there , we maintained our connection to the Manchester arts community through Frog Hollow . I left Frog Hollow in 2005 , and was approached by a group of artists who were setting up an artist ’ s cooperative gallery in Woodstock , Vermont called Collective – The Art of Craft . When Frog Hollow was in crisis mode in 2008 , a group of concerned artists met to discuss how to save that organization . A follow up discussion with Mt Tabor furniture maker , Bob Gasperetti , led to the beginning of something new . We started brainstorming about starting a collective-based gallery in Manchester . From there , we started to pull in talented folks , such as Lynn Adams , who was the treasurer and bookkeeper from Collective – The Art of Craft . She came on board and brought her expertise and experience to help with the financial piece . She really helped
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