Sophia Dress is the owner, operator and artist in residence of Faces. An artist and designer specializing in woodworking, Sophia primarily uses reclaimed wood sourced on Cape Cod to create abstract artworks and furniture that combine modern design elements with the rustic nature of her materials. Sophia is a 13th-generation Cape Cod native and she strives to preserve her home’s histories by providing these materials with a renewed sense of purpose. In addition to her works with reclaimed wood, Sophia also hand carves and sculpts wood wares from various hardwoods for her line ‘wood work for food’.
Along with the help of her father, Sophia designed and built Faces to function not only as a gallery and event space, but also as a design showroom and active studio space where guests are encouraged to observe and share in her process. To make an inquiry about custom works or to schedule a consultation with Sophia, visit our contact page.
Abby Fay is an artist and educator working predominately in 2D media. Abby’s paintings are stylistically defined by fine line-works providing detail and control which are balanced by broad, expressive brush strokes. Her line qualities are often inspired by the dynamic shape of the human figure as well as architectural elements. The details of her work are deeply personal and the inspiration for each of her series is often a response to the changing landscape of her life.
Rachel Paolino is the artist behind Welding Creations. Originally from Rhode Island, Rachel received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Rhode Island College, where she focused on metal fabrication. Now living and working on Cape Cod, Rachel creates one of a kind sculptural art, handcrafted furniture and unique home decor.
Based out of Western Massachusetts, Glory Ceramics offers a distinctive line of home and kitchen wares that are always hand-thrown or hand-built. Each piece is unmistakable and defined by it’s unique glazing combinations along with carved and inlayed details. While some designs are replicated, no two pieces are ever exactly alike, making each piece inherently unique. Glory Ceramics also offers a specific line called ‘rarities’ in which every piece is a one-off, never to be replicated.
“It is our intention to create wares that compliment you and the magic that you’re creating in your life in every present moment.”
Caryn Beaty is an artist and art educator from Cape Cod, MA. Working primarily with oil on canvas and gouache on paper, Caryn’s landscape paintings are highly stylistic impressions of her home and the scenery of her travels. Caryn’s works are defined by her striking use of bright color, strong sense of composition and minimalist detailing.
Deirdre Hiam is a Western Massachusetts based metalsmith who designs and creates one of a kind jewelry inspired by her background in African American Studies and her passion for social justice. Deirdre challenges beauty standards by creating unique and unpredictable jewelry that embraces the spirit of those ‘who step outside of the line’. Primarily working with copper, bronze, brass, and silver along with the occasional semiprecious stone as well as other found objects, Deirdre creates jewelry that is bold in design and unique in texture- a combination that catches the eye and intrigues the touch.
Kevin Knight is a Cape Cod based fine art painter specializing in hyper-realistic representations of Cape Cod imagery. Capturing images like a crashing wave or an isolated piece of driftwood in the sand, Knight’s works are like a window transporting you to a specific moment in time. Working primarily in oils, Knight’s highly and carefully detailed works makes the viewer feel as though you could reach out to one of his pieces and pick up a handful of sand or a “treasure” hiding within.
Shea Cadrin is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer and maker of things. Wind-Born Goods is just one of Shea’s many creative endeavors; this particular one focusing on bringing new life to old and otherwise unwanted paper. Shea creates stunning, hand-bound notebooks from vintage typewriter paper and file folders. Each Wind-Born notebook features either a block printed, embroidered or illustrated design, is bound by hand and is guaranteed one-of-a-kind.
Walker T. Roman is a Massachusetts based artist currently living and working on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Roman returned to the island where he was born and where he now works primarily as a painter focusing on the “perception of landscapes and the abstractions both visual and linguistic we impose to understand them”. Roman’s works depict the captivating scenery that define Martha’s Vineyard and that give the island its renowned and enticing beauty.
Althea Freeman-Miller is an Martha’s Vineyard based artist specializing in linoleum block printing. Often with a sense of humor, Althea’s works focus on depicting isolated images of day-to-day items. Althea finds inspiration in the little things that make life better and creates tributes to these under-credited beauties.
Rusty Griffin is a Cape Cod based artist, blacksmith, blade-smith and sculptor specializing in architectural and sculptural metalwork in forged steel and non-ferrous metals. The artist behind Griffin Metal Works, Griffin also specializes in forging pattern welded, Damascus kitchen knives as well as historical Viking and Saxon blades and axes.
Tessera Knowles-Thompson is an interdisciplinary artist who uses her creative process as a tool to understand the world around her. Currently focusing on 2-dimensional illustrations, Tessera is inspired by the raw beauty of nature- it’s patterns, colors and textures. Through her work, Tessera hopes that people are reminded to look closer, to examine the often overlooked minute details and, above all else, to remind us all to pay attention.
Twigs and Bones
Florence Mauclere is an artisan leatherworker based out of Provincetown, MA. She is the designer and creator behind Twigs and Bones, a line of hand-stitched leather-goods. With passion and integrity behind every stitch, Florence creates functional pieces of art intended not only to last, but to gain beauty with age and use.
Martha Lucia Nunez and Mercy Moon Reed are the creative forces behind Lucia Moon Designs. Always with at least one foot in the sea, the mother and daughter duo create highly sought-after shell beads and jewelry. These Cape Cod women travel the world in search of the shells from which their unique, hand-made and ocean inspired pieces are created.
Taylor Brown is an artist, textile and fashion designer, and the creator of Fisherman’s Daughter. An honest and true daughter of a fisherman and a shell-fisherwoman herself, Taylor’s love of the ocean and her concern for it’s protection are the driving forces behind her eco-friendly clothing line. Much of her line features her unique, Cape Cod inspired designs which she silkscreens onto certified organic cotton and eco-friendly materials.