Artisan Gift Shop
Open to the Public – New Members Welcome!*
Hours & Location
Artisan Gift Shop
Located in White Horse Park, next to the Farmer's Market and across from the Administration Building on 239 Ocean Parkway.
Now accepting cash and credit cards!
The Artisan Gift Shop is an extension of the Pine'eer Craft Club, a local group started in 1974. Members create handmade gift items, home décor, jewelry and so much more and then sell it in this retail store. Profits from these sales are donated back to the Ocean Pines community in the form of donations to the Police and Fire departments, Parks and Recreation Department, free Summer Concerts In the Park, Veterans Memorial and more.
Visit the shop to view beautiful, handmade items. Come often, as the merchandise is always changing. As merchandise sells, crafters are always making new items. And, as new crafters join the club, new categories of items expand the inventory.
The Artisan Gift Shop has a large selection of gift-giving items, such as jewelry sets, earrings and bracelets, and beautiful handbags and totes. A baby section includes crocheted blankets, hats, sweaters, plaques, baby bibs and more. There are also home décor items, many of them with a beach theme, including wreaths, wood plaques, floral arrangements, towels, coasters, runners and more. The shop even features floral arrangements with flowers made from seashells and fish scales. Members create handmade pottery items and stained glass items. Beautiful paintings, fabric-backed plates, mosaic mirrors, pictures made from jewelry, and pillows of all designs are also available. The shop also offers a complete line of doll-wear for American Girl dolls.
The Craft Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. All meetings are open to the public.
Join the club for refreshments at 9:45 a.m. A business meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m. After the meeting, the club offers a craft project for those who wish to participate. Preregistration is required, so the club can have enough supplies. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of supplies.
Current information regarding the next meeting and craft project are on display in the shop window. To preregister and for more information, call Program Chair Cathie Rodefer at 443-783-2937.
Crafter of the Month
The Pine’eer Craft Club of Ocean Pines has announced Debbie Jiwa as the October Crafter of the Month.
Jiwa moved from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Salisbury in 1989. She and her then husband ran a successful retail jewelry store in Salisbury for 26 years, before closing shop for personal reasons in 2017.
After working in the demanding retail business, Jiwa suddenly had a lot of free time on her hands. In the summer of 2017, she picked up a paintbrush and started painting rocks, and joined in the fun of the kindness rocks project, painting rocks, and leaving them around town for people to find to brighten their day.
Jiwa next began painting on different natural items, such as shells, ostrich eggs, gourds, and just about anything that had a surface. She is self-taught and takes inspiration from social media such as Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook. Although she has never had any formal training, she would like to learn more advanced techniques.
Jiwa also owns Finish Line Car Wash in Fruitland, where her two adult sons run the day-to-day business. This gives her the time to enjoy painting, and she has a dedicated space in her home office as her art studio.
View Jiwa‘s projects and other handmade items at the Artisan Gift Shop in White Horse Park, on 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. The shop is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Winter Wonderland Holiday Artisan & Craft Fair is held indoors in the Ocean Pines Community Center on the first Saturday in November, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. A large number of crafters attend, making the event perfect for those seeking holiday gifts. Vendors interested in participating may call Nancy Burkett at 302-233-0761.
At both events, the Craft Club offers its famous homemade bake sale.
Contact shop co-managers Diane Denk, 410-600-4237, or Kim Perrone, 614-270-3275, for information on displaying and selling handcrafted merchandise at the Artisan Gift Shop in Ocean Pines.
*Profits from the sale of merchandise in this shop and from annual craft fairs are given back to the community in the form of donations, each year. Since the shop's inception, more than $160,000 has been given back to Ocean Pines.
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Artisan Gift Shop. They provide support and manpower to allow the club and the shop to operate to its full potential.
Becoming a member of the club is only $15 yearly. Members may put items in the shop and take advantage of the benefits of the club.