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.
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 is pleased to announce the Crafter of the Month for August is Barbara Herzog.
Originally from Anne Arundel County, Herzog acquired her love for sewing from her mother, who made many of her outfits when she was growing up. The fun of crafting was homegrown.
Herzog was an assistant manager of the fabrics department at Montgomery Ward in Laurel, Maryland during the 1970s and made outfits for her husband and son. She's been sewing ever since.
Among her biggest sources of joy is making little girl's dresses and outfits. She enjoys exploring her creative ability and altering patterns to achieve an unexpected look by mixing fabrics, prints and colors. She crafts with the love of a grandma.
Herzog's most recent project is making face masks for the Ocean Pines Artisan Gift Shop. Shoppers can stop in to see all her cute little girl fashions, as well as peruse the rest of the gift shop that's filled with unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade items.
The Artisan Gift Shop, at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines, is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Craft Club hosts two Craft Fairs each year. The Arts and Crafts Festival is held outdoors and indoors on the first Saturday in August from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in White Horse Park and the Ocean Pines Community Center. Local vendors and additional vendors from surrounding states provide many crafted items for sale. Food and music offered during the event makes for a fun day out. Vendors who want more information may call Jacki Kollar at 410-641-6414. Food vendors may Barbara Stilwell at 410-208-6751.
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 Barbara O’Connor at 410-208-2944.
At both events, the Craft Club offers its famous homemade bake sale.
Contact shop co-managers Diane Denk, 410-600-4237, or Kathy Hill, 410-370-8252, 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.